Knights of Columbus Council # 9273 Newsletter for February 2020

Grand Knight; Gary ChaputDeputy Grand Knight: David HotopChaplain: Monsignor Marion MakarewiczChancellor: Mike SchererFinancial Secretary: Larry BaylessTreasurer: Ernie PitherRecorder: John WeidlerWarden: Tony BoesInside Guard: Greg ThompsonOutside Guard: David KneeterAdvocate: Hank Sateia1 Yr. Trustee: Don Koch2 Yr. Trustee: Charles Cassmeyer3 Yr. Trustee: Luke GraessleLecturer: Gunther Skaletz February 2020 Hello Brother Knights, Our next Knights of Columbus meeting…

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Offsite Parking

2404 Bagnell Dam Blvd.

Offsite Parking  Parking and traffic flow at Our Lady of the Lake has been identified as a primary problem through our long range planning. Recently it has come to my attention that there are other significant issues in regards to parking, traffic flow, and pedestrian safety. Parishioners and visitors have the custom of parking in…

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7th Sunday OT, Year A

Gothic Pulpit

I returned from my vacation in Texas on Friday, driving eleven hours straight from Austin back to the Lake. I enjoyed my two weeks in Texas, especially because I was able to speak a little Spanish here and there, even if it was only to order tacos y cerveza! Last Sunday I attended Mass in…

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Education Commission Meeting, February 6, 2020

Education Commission MeetingFebruary 6, 2020 Attending:  Monsignor Mak, Karen Blevins, Karri Brauman, Linda Adams, Linda Bukalski, Kelly Hamrin, Mel Graessle, Deacon Paul, Marilee Poulter, Barb Steinman, Vicki Irsik Opening prayer and reflection was led by Linda Adams. PSR (Vicki)   NET team for junior high/high school students will be here Wednesday afternoon/evening.  There will be small groups, large group discussion, and…

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Notes from Vicki 02/16/2020

Hello Dear Friends in Christ!  This week has been especially challenging for my family with a loved one going into hospice care If you haven’t dealt with the situation yet, you likely will at some point. Let’s talk real life here. First, don’t be selfish and irresponsible by not having a durable medical power of attorney.…

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NET Ministry Retreat

 God is good. All the time.  All the time. God is good. It is special when our Catholic youth truly believe this.  One special group of young Catholics who make up a traveling team of evangelists were guests at our parish on Wednesday, February 12th. This small group of young adults (ages 18-28) arrived for…

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Our Lady of the Lake, Minutes of the Administration Commission Meeting, January 30, 2020

Our Lady of the Lake, Minutes of the Administration Commission Meeting January 30, 2020 The meeting was opened with a prayer led by Monsignor Makarewicz. Attendees were Charles Cassmeyer, Duke Dorge, Bob Cotter, Tom Ziegler, Robert Adams, John Riley, Brian Hamrin, Marty Mayer, Larry Buschjost, Jim Tapella, Luke Graessle and Monsignor Makarewicz. Minutes from the December 2019 meeting were reviewed and approved. Old Business: a. Collection Procedures:  Luke will look into a secure drop box/safe.  Locations for…

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Looking ahead to Lent

Valley of Castrojerez, Camino de Santiago

Lent begins in less that three weeks on Ash Wednesday, February 26. Holy Mass and the Distribution of Ashes will take place at 8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 7:00 PM. We have a grave obligation to keep Ash Wednesday a day of fasting and abstinence. Fasting means that everyone from the age of 18 years…

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Presentation of Our Lord

Work schedules, electric clocks and watches, printed calendars, modern astronomy and geography, and the ease of modern travel and relocation are wonderful things. All of these increase our capacity to work and live efficiently. However, they come at a great cost. Time and activity are measured in ever shrinking intervals. Our lives are dissected every…

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Steve Angrisano in Concert

In Masses all over the United States, we hear various types of music from Chant to Choral Music, Acoustic Ensembles to hymns. The Catholic Church has a rich heritage of music that began many centuries ago and has evolved since the early centuries of the church. Today, we hear a style of Contemporary Music in…

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