Social Concerns Minutes – September 2021

Social Concerns CommissionOur Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, MissouriThursday, September 9, 2021Minutes (573) 864-5349 Attendees: Theresa Brown, Fr. Medina, Stephanie Koch, Lusica Hankins, Jim Hankins, Karen Pither, Kerri Brauman, and Dr. Laura Nelson 1. Opening Prayer and Reflection:  – Stephanie gave a beautiful reflection on serving others and if we only serve one person that there is value in this and it’s important. …

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Social Concerns Commission Minutes – 8 July 2021

Social Concerns Commission Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri Thursday, July 8, 2021 Attendees: Theresa Brown, Dcn. Jim Hankins, Glenda Hinrichs, Stephanie Koch, Karen Pither, Fr. Medina, David Gregg, Jan Metz Opening Prayer and Reflection:  – Theresa Brown provided the prayer and reflection: Remember you are a child of God and…

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Let Freedom Ring!

A few weeks ago, I participated in an event that espoused not only our Catholic faith but also America, the country in which we all reside.  Within that event we worshipped God our Father, historically covered how our Catholic faith along with its missionaries help shaping this country and finally paid tribute to our country. …

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Keep Your Fork – The Best Is Yet to Come

Over the past several weeks I have either read during the morning/evening Liturgy of the Hours or heard several sayings that deal with coming to the end of one’s life.  Having contemplated on these sayings and discussing them with Lusica I decided to research and explore in more detail. Now, many of you are probably…

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Hope House Volunteering

By Deacon Jim As a volunteer, I have witnessed Hope House providing so much for so many in need supported by Faithful Christian volunteers.  Hope House and their volunteers represent and epitomize St. James 2:14-17, where he states that Faith is only perfected and made fruitful in doing deeds of charity.  And through those works of charity we…

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Social Concerns Minutes – 10 June 2021

Social Concerns Commission Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri Thursday, June 10, 2021 Minutes Attendees: Kari Braumann, Glenda Hinrichs, Theresa Brown, Lusica Hankins, Dcn. Jim Hankins, Katie Thorman, Msgr. Makarewicz, David Gregg Opening Prayer and Reflection:  Kerri Braumann gave a beautiful, thoughtful reflection on our vocation. What are we called to…

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The Blessings of Our Fathers

We can all look back upon our fathers and the many blessings they provided for us over the years.  Those would include teaching us many core values in our lives such as honor, integrity, courage, loyalty, respect, duty, and self-less service.  Our fathers taught us the value of hard work and becoming contributing members of…

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Corpus Christi – Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Feast of Corpus Christi, also called Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, was celebrated on Sunday, 6 June 2021.   First, what is a Solemnity in our Catholic Faith?  A Solemnity in the Catholic Faith is the highest liturgical rank of a feast in the ecclesiastical calendar where there are fourteen…

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Blessed Virgin Mary’s Intercession

The month of May is traditionally dedicated to the Virgin Mary.  May begins with the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on 1 May.  Thus, the Holy Family is united on the calendar.  Now, as you were growing up who did you normally/usually go to when you hurt yourself with a boo boo and needed…

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Happy Birthday to Our Church!

Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to our Church, Happy Birthday to you!  And many more!! Most scholars believe that Jesus died between the ages of 33 – 39 but lean towards the earlier date.  Keeping that in mind, the Church is 1,988 years old this year!  Try blowing out all…

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