There is so much today that competes with developing our relationship with God, His people and living holy lives.
If you have stopped attending Mass because of the sexual abuse crisis, or any other hurt, please, PLEASE, come back! The Sacraments are “efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1131). Elizabeth Kelly in her book, Power and Grace: A Guide to the Catholic Sacraments puts it this way, The Sacraments “have the power to bring heaven to earth, rip the veil between all things seen and unseen, and allow humanity and eternity to commingle in mysterious, yet palpable ways. Through the sacraments, heaven comes, not just to visit, but to live with us and in us. In the sacraments, we are graced.” (emphasis added)
This is not a time to let our faith waiver because of the terrible deeds of some. Indeed, the Church is in a process of purification, albeit painful. It needs all of us, ministering to each other, to rebuild so that we can live the Great Commission (Matt. 19-20).
If you are accessing this site from your mobile device, to find Mass and Reconciliation times, you will need to scroll to the bottom of this page. The schedule for special services and Holy Days can be found with the bulletins or on the calendar. For information about Faith Formation, click on the appropriate tab and drop downs.
We are interested to learn more about you and help you on your journey. We also want you to know about us.
We are led by our Mission Statement:
With Mary as our model, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community seeks to be a welcoming parish.While recognizing that we are made up of diverse rural communities,we strive to live as members of the one Body of Christ, ministering to each other,and working together to nurture our God-given talents in order to reach out to others in a caring and compassionate manner that witnesses to our fervent love for God.
We are people just like you –called by God to worship Him together at Mass,
to share our gifts and talents in the workplace and the ministries of the Church,
and to love and forgive as Jesus does. We are here to serve each other.
We are a Roman Catholic parish that spans 600 square miles in the heart of the New York’s Finger Lakes.
Please take the time to introduce yourself to me and the other members of the staff. We look forward to getting to know you and answering any questions you have, as we worship and serve God together.
May Christ who nourishes us with His Body and Blood help us to become more like Him.
Fr. Leo, Pastor
Considering our location, we are blessed with many visitors and “summer parishioners” who own or rent properties on Keuka, Seneca or Canandaigua Lakes. We are thrilled that you are joining us as we celebrate the Eucharist together. Feel free to continue to celebrate with us in any of our parish events, including coffee hours or Knights of Columbus breakfasts. A full listing of upcoming events and activities can be found under the News & Events tab and subsequent drop downs.
While away from your regular church home, consider sharing your time, talents and gifts with us. We are all members of the Body of Christ, no matter where we find ourselves. Share your gifts, talents and time.
If you are new to the area, recently changed parishes, or if you haven’t been to church in a while, we are glad you are here. To make the most of joining us, please register as a member.
If you have questions about Catholicism, classes are held weekly from September throughout the Easter season. Read more..
See some of our past accomplishments by reading the OLOL Annual Parish Report – Oct. 17 2018 Final Report.
For future Holiday and Holy Day Mass schedules, please see the events/parish calendar or call 315-536-7459.
To check out the activities of the Knights of Columbus or Catholic Daughters