This Sunday we begin our liturgical year all over again, with the first Sunday of Advent. See the bulletin for additional reconciliation times and ideas of how to celebrate this season at home as well as within the parish. Remember, December has the Feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. See the bulletin for Mass times. Also like and follow Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community on Facebook for additional ideas and event notices.
Have you watched yet? Accepted Fr. Leo’s challenge to explore “Forgiven?” Listened to “The Truth,” recommended by Patty? Visit http://signup.formed.org/ Enter zip code 14527. Enter your name and email. Search for the programs mentioned, or browse on your own. Share the log-in details with others! Host your own viewing party. We are building the Kingdom together.
Bishop Matano announces the beginning of a 2 year Synod. What is it? What is our part? What are the goals? Go to https://www.dor.org/synod/ to learn more.
The latest procedures for safely attending Mass are found on the News & Events page.
Bishop Matano would like all of us to read his most recent letter on the sexual abuse cases brought against the Diocese. Please continue to pray for those affected.
What are your needs? Please call the parish center for help. We are body, mind and spirit. We will let you know of any food distributions, which organizations are working toward healthy living/positive mental health (INSYGHT Flyer(1)) and gladly put you on our prayer line. We hope you will continue to practice charity by checking on your neighbors, offering prayers and supporting us with your offerings, which can be sent through US Mail or online.
Click on the links at the bottom of this page for our weekly bulletin. Go to our News & Events tab to learn more about:
- The Year of St. Joseph
- The Year of the Family
- Actionable steps regarding the legalization of recreational use marijuana in our State.
We are still in a pandemic. However, because of vaccines and following health protocols, life is returning to normal. As a result, the weekly email from Melissa Conrad will end on 9/1. This Vatican issued statement reminds us of our responsibilities, inter-connectivity and the call to solidarity until the pandemic is over. We hope everyone will continue to
- pray for everyone throughout the world and help in devasted places through your offerings to Catholic Relief Services
- continue to support this parish through your electronic or physical offerings
- take advantage of all opportunities to know, love and serve our God offered through this parish
- support diocesan assistance through the Catholic Ministries Appeal
- provide links in the bulletin to various newsletters including, The Family Zone.
If you wish to receive Reconciliation & Penance, it is offered at St. Michael’s on Saturdays at 5pm. The confessional is located at the back of the Nave.
Our diocese continues to make many resources available to us. By making a donation to the Catholic Ministries Appeal this work can continue. Be sure to view the video, “Forward in Faith.” This short video from our US Catholic Bishops is about the spirituality of stewardship. See also the Stewardship page on this website. Click WeShare to start your electronic giving.
I hope to see you in person at Mass!
God bless you!
Fr. Leo, Pastor
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See some of our past accomplishments by reading the 2021 Annual Parish Report 10.12.21 final edition
For future Holiday and Holy Day Mass schedules, please see the events/parish calendar or call 315-536-7459.
For all Sacramental and Business inquiries, please contact us at:
Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community Parish Center
210 Keuka Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527