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Our Lady of the Lake
DIVINE MERCY DAILY REFLECTIONS (Jesus speaking to St. Faustina in bold print; from the Diary of St. Faustina)
Friday, December 4
Conversations with the Merciful Savior
Part Two: With a Sinful Soul
Jesus: I am your strength, I will help you in the struggle.
Soul: Your response.
Jesus: My child, do you fear the God of mercy? My holiness does not prevent Me from being merciful. Behold, for you I have established a throne of mercy on earth — the tabernacle — and from this throne I desire to enter into your heart. I am not surrounded by a retinue or guards. You can come to Me at any moment, at any time; I want to speak to you and desire to grant you grace (Diary, 1485).
Lord, before the throne of mercy on earth, the tabernacle of Your Eucharistic Presence, I ask for mercy for souls that are afraid of You. Be especially merciful to them and draw them to Yourself.
PRAYER DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother Mary,
We, your children of every nation,
Turn to you in this pandemic.
Our troubles are numerous; our fears are great.
Grant that we might deposit them at your feet,
Take refuge in your Immaculate Heart,
And obtain peace, healing, rescue,
And timely help in all our needs.
You are our Mother.
Pray for us to your Son.
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Noon - 1:00 pm for lunch
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Mass and Confession Times
Saturday Mass: 4:00 pm
Sunday Masses: 7:00 am & 11:00 am
Monday: NO MASS
Wednesday Mass: 12:10 pm
Friday Mass: 6:30 am
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Sunday: 6:30 am & 10:30 am
Wednesday: 11:40 am
Friday: 6:00 am
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
Sunday: 9:00 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30 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
St. Martin De Porres
OLL Parishioner's Album
Blessing of the Fleet 2020 - Father Buddy
Bishop Deshotel's Statement on Masks
Click here to read Bishop Douglas Deshotel's Statement on Urgent Need to Wear Masks.
A Message from Father Buddy
Click here for a message from Father Buddy.
Click here for a grief conversation.
Important Message to all Parishioners
If you know that one of your friends or loved ones is nearing death, or was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, please notify the parish office immediately so that we can make an appointment to administer the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Oftentimes I am not notified until the final hours of life and not always able to get to them. In addition to my responsibilities in the parish, I too have aging and ill parents in Lafayette and am having to tend to their needs as well. Thank you for your consideration
. Fr. Buddy
Coffee, Doughnuts, and Fellowship
Please join us on the 1st Sunday of every month after 7 AM mass for coffee and doughnuts in Vandebilt Hall. Catch up with an old friend or make a new one. “Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.” Sirach 9:10
Online Giving - Holy Days
Holy Days Online Giving is now available.
Father Buddy's 1st Fleet Blessing
1st Saturday Devotion Promises
Our lady has promised to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall:
1. Go to confession,
2. Receive Holy Communion,
3. Recite five decades of the Rosary,
4. “And keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating
on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention
of making reparation to me.”
The truth of God’s Word exists before Mary’s own choosing. She submits to a word, a truth she did not create.
At the heart of the “pro-choice” mentality is the idea that we create our own truth. This mentality holds that the value of the unborn child, and that child’s right to exist, depend upon the choice of the mother.
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.
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.
Readings for the week of November 29, 2020
- Sunday: Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 / Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19  / 1 Cor 1:3-9 / Mk 13:33-37
- Monday: Rom 10:9-18 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11  / Mt 4:18-22
- Tuesday: Is 11:1-10 / Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 [cf. 7] / Lk 10:21-24
- Wednesday: Is 25:6-10a / Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 [6cd] / Mt 15:29-37
- Thursday: Is 26:1-6 / Ps 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a [26a] / Mt 7:21, 24-27
- Friday: Is 29:17-24 / Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14 [1a] / Mt 9:27-31
- Saturday: Is 30:19-21, 23-26 / Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 [cf. Is 30:18d] / Mt 9:35—10:1, 5a, 6-8
- Next Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11 / Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14  / 2 Pt 3:8-14 / Mk 1:1-8