A coordinator of the Christmas Eve Pageant at St. Michael’s and at least 10 children are needed by 12/10. Keep the tradition alive and contact Patty at 315-536-7459 to volunteer. No volunteers? No pageant.
Advent is a liturgical season in which we focus on preparing for Christ’s second coming. Celebrate this season of preparation and reflection by using one of the aids available at our worship sites or go online to https://catholiccourier.com/adventcalendar2023/. On Formed choose “Rooted: Discover the Jesse Tree this Advent” or “Drawing Closer to God: A Catholic Art Show for Kids.” A couple shares their 7 best Advent traditions at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b1mx9UzGKg&list=PL-VSoLj6k2HZjaiJr5uQqhZ4qHdIHaoOK
Celebrating the Eucharistic is central to the life of Catholic Christians. Our own conscious, active participation at Mass in the Eucharist (“A mystery to be celebrated”) calls us to be The Body of Christ, so that we may offer God praise that is right and just. (Read Devotional-Journey-Summary-Guide to help you participate in Mass more fully.) Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation often. Although we are body, mind and spirit, “It is the spirit that gives life.” (John 6:63) Bring all your hurts, pains, sorrows and joys to Mass weekly. There, with the community, we offer ourselves and are fed by the Word and the Eucharist. Come. Praise. Pray. Be fed. Leave with the love of God radiating out of you! “It is God alone who is the source of all that we have and He alone can fulfill all our needs.” Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC #1324)
Eucharistic Revival: For all info about this go to the “Jesus, The Eucharist” page.
Go to the News & Events tab to learn about:
- Registering for Family Faith Formation in 2023-24
- Supporting St. Michael’s School with their annual Fundraiser, The Turkey Trot
- FORMED featured programs’ “The Search,” “Forgiven,” “Presence” and “The Truth.” (Let’s build the Kingdom together!)
- “The Sound of Freedom”
- The Synodal Journey
- What to expect when attending Mass at our worship sites
- Staying connected with our Facebook and Twitter pages
- Pro-Life opportunities
- Putting our faith into action using the Catholic Action Network
- A variety of newsletters to keep us connected
- And information offering help.
This year’s theme is “Go forth With Christ.” Click on this link to learn what the collected money does. Watch the video. Make your contribution using the envelopes found at our worship sites or online. Be sure to credit your contribution to our parish by selecting, parish 359. Our parish goal is $56,000. THANK YOU to all who have given so far. Please continue to be generous when it comes to local support. It is one of the precepts of our faith to support the local church financially. Thank you.
I pray for us and hope to meet you in person, at Mass!
God bless you!
Fr. Leo, Pastor
“Protect yourself; use Holy Water.” Fr. Rocky, Relevant Radio
We offer WeShare for all opportunities to support Our Lady of the Lakes financially. Locally, we have many unmet financial needs. Please be generous.
Our annual report: 2022-2023 OLOL Annual Parish Report
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