Social Concerns Commission Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri Thursday, April 8, 2021 Minutes Attendees: Theresa Brown, Lusica Hankins, Dcn. Jim Hankins, Msgr. Makarewicz, Stephanie Koch, Katie Thorman, Dianne Richardson, Jan Metz, Kerri Braumann, and David Gregg with guest speaker Melodi Greassle  Opening Prayer and Reflection:  Dianne Richardson gave a beautiful…

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I was listening to Monsignor’s homily on Easter Sunday.  Monsignor indicated that he was told on numerous occasions Happy Easter!  He indicated that with the Tridium, the Passion, with it all coming together in a noticeably short time it was difficult to truly contemplate and take in what occurred on top of our busy lives. …

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Have you ever had an encounter where you are talking in public, perhaps over lunch or just walking down the street with your spouse or a good friend just talking? Like most of us we attempt to talk through an issue or problem that we are trying to solve – car problems, work on the…

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The Nicene Creed is the formal presentation of the chief doctrines of our Catholic Faith.  It was formulated by the First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. and is used during the Mass’ Profession of Faith.  In the Profession of Faith, we believe and say “…For us men and for our salvation, He (Jesus) came…

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Social Concerns Commission Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri Thursday, March 11, 2021 Minutes Attendees: Theresa Brown, Lusica Hankins, Dcn. Jim Hankins, Msgr. Makarewicz, Glenda Hinrichs, Katie Thorman, Dianne Richardson, Dr. Laura Nelson, Karen Pither Opening Prayer and Reflection:  Katie Thorman gave a beautiful prayer and reflection on what we are…

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We have many forms of popular piety within our Catholic Faith.  Besides Sacramental Liturgy and sacramentals (sacred signs such as holy water, scapulars, or actions such as making the sign of the cross), we must also consider the other forms of piety and popular devotions.  Those various forms of piety that surround the Church’s sacramental…

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On 16 January 2020, just over 14 Months ago, Lusica and I participated in our First Social Concerns Meeting.  As we ventured into that first meeting our thoughts and prayers centered upon our Purpose, Values and Vision.  Our purpose is to identify the significant social issues that either enhance or compromise the well-being of individuals…

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One of the greatest examples of faith, with believing and trusting, is God asking Abraham to sacrifice his only son with his wife Sarah, Isaac.  Up to that time in the book of Genesis we had two sacrifices of faith.  The first is Adam, whose faith was tested in the sacrifice of not eating the…

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