As a result, the parish office is closed and all activities of the parish are suspended until further notice. We can continue our Lenten practices, but as of 3/21 Bishop Matano has granted a dispensation of fasting from meat on Fridays. Fridays continue to be a day of penance and prayer. Pray the Rosary with Fr. Jorge daily at 3PM for the people of the world on our Facebook page. Fast from unnecessary trips to the store. Give alms by continuing to support the Church, making donations to your Rice Bowl, and practicing charity toward one another — calling neighbors to make sure they are well, offering to get and deliver items from the stores when you are shopping. Take this time to develop relationships within the family through reading, discussion, work and gaming. (Copies of the family version of “Know Chocolate for Lent” are still available, by request.) Our Diocese has also created a page linked to their website of resources, like where to find a virtual Mass and Stations of the Cross, as well as resources for parishioners and staff. Consider this Faith based response.
Log into Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community on Facebook to celebrate the Mass with Fr. Jorge at 2 PM M-F and Noon on Saturdays and Sundays. La Misa en Espanol is celebrated at 2PM on Sundays.
We humbly ask that you continue to support the parish financially through online giving.
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