FREE Workshop – Recovering from Divorce

The Essential Keys to Recovering from Divorce May 26, 2021, 7:00 pm Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Fellowship HallLake Ozark, Missouri This FREE one-night workshop will help any divorced Catholic recover from divorce by giving a better understanding of how to cope with the emotional pain, providing key insights into how their faith…

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Outreach to Catholics Affected by Divorce

Valley of Castrojerez, Camino de Santiago

Reaching out to others… When you get married, you believe that it will last a lifetime. Many marriages do but some fail to make it. When you divorce, you need answers to the many questions that you might have.  You also struggle with the pain of being alone now. Our parish needed a ministry that…

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Stations of the Cross: Walking the Way with Jesus

Join us in church every Friday during Lent at 4 pm. This devotion will be live streamed for those unable to be at church. The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, Via Crucis, and Via Dolorosa (Latin for Way of Sorrows), is a devotion that reflects on Jesus’ final…

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My Silent Time

I spent a weekend learning about the book, “The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius,” at the White House Retreat Center in St. Louis. I have had that book for a long time, but I could never get through it.  It wasn’t hard reading, just difficult to comprehend what was going on. Fr. Anthony taught us how to do contemplation and meditation as St Ignatius discussed in the book. Fr. Anthony explained…

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Becoming best friends with our Mother, Mary, in 33 days

I consecrated myself to Jesus through Mary during Mass on the Marian Feast of the Queenship of Mary on August 22, 2019. It was extra special because it was our first official Parish Feast Day and we had participated in the Queenship of Mary Novena that week with the people of the parish. There were…

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Rosary Helps

Some form of rosary has been around since the 12th century. Praying the rosary in the early church was different than today.  There were 150 beads or knots in a rope that they used to pray on.  The monks prayed 150 Psalms a day.  Since many of the laity and even lay monastic could not…

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Cursillo Leaps into 2020

De Colores! I had the opportunity to attend a Cursillo Event in Columbia.  The program helped us get the cob webs from the cold winter out of our heads and hearts and prepare us for a new spring.  The speakers encouraged us to be the Christians we are meant to be and to draw closer…

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