Advent is here! The Rite of Acceptance has officially welcomed those who are preparing to join us in full communion at the Easter Vigil. As we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth, we must not lose sight of the fact that we need to prepare ourselves for His second coming! John the Baptist calls us to reform our lives. How will we do that? By acts of charity, piety and service? Will we keep the traditions of a Jesse tree? An Advent wreath? (Prayers to use with the Advent wreath can be found here. An Advent calendar? (Our Diocesan newspaper is making an online version available to us!) Displaying a creche?
The Hispanic Faith Sharing Community invites us to join them for a Rosario Cantada on 12/9 @ 7 PM at the Hall Fire House. It celebrates Mary and Advent! Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.
The Confirmation students invite everyone to join them for a caroling party on 12/23 @ 7 PM in Prattsburgh, St. Patrick’s Church. If you come, dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. As always, view the calendar for additional opportunities.
The Year of the Eucharist was opened on 6/18/17 by the Most Reverend, Salvatore R. Matano, 9th Bishop of Rochester. On Sunday, October 15 at St. Michael’s, Our Lady of the Lakes welcomed his His Excellency to help us celebrate the Year of the Eucharist. We offered Eucharistic Adoration followed by Benediction. The bishop entertained questions from parishioners. Refreshments were offered thanks to the Catholic Daughters and the Knights of Columbus. On 3/3/2018 the diocese will celebrate its 150th anniversary. Diocesan-wide, parishes will emphasize the centrality of the Eucharist in the lives of Catholics. The year will close on the Feast of the Body and Blood (Corpus Christi), 6/3/2018.
Justice, Peace & Life monthly newsletters:
JP&L Sept 2017
Spanish JPV Sept 2017
JPL Oct 2017
Social Ministry Schedule of Activities
JPL Nov 2017
Migrant Ministry newsletter:
Migrant Ministry Newsletter_Christmas 2017 (002)
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Do you have a smart phone? Our Calendar is available through the teamup app found in both the Apple App Store and Google Play! Simply download the app and type in the following link without the parentheses: (https://teamup.com/ks3g27sxdrur48nr4r) this link will give you access to all of the events happening in the OLOL community!