Our Lady of the Lake
DIVINE MERCY DAILY REFLECTIONS (Jesus speaking to St. Faustina in bold print; from the Diary of St. Faustina)
Strive for Sanctity
The Lord's Exhortation...
Know this, My daughter: if you strive for perfection you will sanctify many souls; and if you do not strive for sanctity, by the same token, many souls will remain imperfect. Know that their perfection will depend on your perfection, and the greater part of the responsibility for these souls will fall on you (Diary, 1165).
First Day of School
August 5, 2016
If any contact information has changed since you filled out your forms, please contact the church office so it can be corrected. If you are a new parishioner, stop by the office so we can welcome you and you can fill out your census form.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Noon - 1:00 pm for lunch
8:00 am - 12 noon
Mass and Confession Times
Saturday Mass: 4:00 pm
Saturday Spanish Mass(Misa en Espanol):7:00pm
Sunday Masses: 7:00 am & 11:00 am
Monday-Wednesday-Friday Masses: 6:15 am
Saturday: 3:00 pm
Sunday: 6:30 am & 10:30 am
Monday-Wednesday-Friday: 6:00 am
First Wednesday with Adoration: 4:00 pm to 8 pm
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
Sunday: 9:00 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30 pm
First Thursday of each month: 12:10 pm
First Saturday of each month: 9:00 am
Sunday: 8:30 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00
First Thursday of each month: 11:45 am
First Saturday: 8:30 am
Readings for the Week of July 24, 2016
- Sunday: Gn 18:20-32 / Ps 138:1-3, 6-8 / Col 2:12-14 / Lk 11:1-13
- Monday: 2 Cor 4:7-15 / Ps 126:1-6 / Mt 20:20-28
- Tuesday: Jer 14:17-22 / Ps 79:8-11, 13 / Mt 13:36-43
- Wednesday: Jer 15:10, 16-21 / Ps 59:2-4, 10-11, 17-18 / Mt 13:44-46
- Thursday: Jer 18:1-6 / Ps 146:1-6 / Mt 13:47-53
- Friday: Jer 26:1-9 / Ps 69:5, 8-10, 14 / Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
- Saturday: Jer 26:11-16, 24 / Ps 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34 / Mt 14:1-12
- Next Sunday: Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23 / Ps 90:3-6, 12-14, 17 / Col 3:1-5, 9-11 / Lk 12:13-21
St. Martin De Porres
Men's Retreat - Grand Coteau
The annual men's retreat at Grand Coteau is July 28-31. If anyone is interested and may need more information, please contact Louis Broussard at 364-8796.
Knights of Columbus Rosary
On Sunday, July 31st, 5th Sunday of the month, the K. C.'s will be reciting a rosary at 6:30 pm. All are invited to join us at this time at Our Lady of the Lake Church.
Upcoming Directed Retreats: Jesuit Spirituality Center, Grand Coteau
Do you feel a need to deepen your spiritual life? The Jesuit Spirituality Center at Grand Coteau, announces these upcoming individually directed retreats:
Mon., Aug. 1st or Thurs., Aug. 4th
Mon., Aug. 22nd or Thurs., Aug. 25th
For an application form to register, visit our website at www.jesuitspiritualitycenter.org or call 337-662-5251,
Monday--Friday, 8:00 am--12 noon and 1:00--5:00 pm.
A parent orientation for CCD parents/guardians is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th, at 6:30 pm at Vandebilt Hall. All informative packets will be handed out at this meeting. Hope to see you there!!
Registration is underway for the term of 2016-2017. Forms will be available at the Church Office during business hours which began May 16th. Please call the Church Office if you have any questions--685-4426. Anyone needing financial assistance this year, we are offering a financial plan for the duration of the term.
A Pilgrimage to Alabama
Cullman, Hanceville, & Irondale, Alabama---August 29th-September 1st. Join Fr. Michael Russo for a Eucharistic Pilgrimage. Pilgrims will visit the EWTN studios, the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of the Angels, St. Bernard Monastery, the Ave Maria Grotto, John Paul II Eucharistic Center, and the new Lourdes Grotto. We hope you will join us on the enlightening journey! Don't miss out, space is limited. For more information call 337-291-1933.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, November 18-26, 2016
Join Fr. Bill Melancon and Deacon Tim Marcantel on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In a real way, making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land draws us closer to Jesus of Nazareth. The Scriptures will come alive as we visit Our Lord's homeland, and each day, we will have time to re-new and affirm our faith -- to pray and reflect. The group will visit Nazareth, Cana, Mount of Beatitudes, Holy Sepulchre and much more. For more information, call 337-291-1933.
RETREATS FACILITATE HEALING FROM GRIEF
The Diocese's Office of Marriage and Family Life will offer 2 retreats (A Catholic Journey through Grief) a year. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.diolaf.org/grief to register.
The pro-life work we do advances the purpose of today's celebration. As a nation under God, we gather to give thanks and to pray for liberty and justice for all. Lord, grant the blessings of liberty to our unborn brothers and sisters. Let us fulfill the Blessed Virgin Mary's 5 1st Saturday Masses to console her Immaculate Heart covered with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment. 1st Saturday Mass is at St. Martin's, 8:30 am, confession, 9 am Mass. We are all children of Mary, young and old.
6th, 7th & 8th Grade Retreat--Net Ministries
Catholic Radio Station
Everyone is invited to tune in to the Catholic Radio Station, KLFT, 90.5 FM to learn more about your Catholic Faith. For good Catholic music, you can also tune in to 90.9 K-LOVE.
HOLY YEAR OF MERCY
Pope Francis decreed that the Holy Year of Mercy began on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8, 2015 and will conclude on Feast of Christ the King, November 20, 2016.