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Advent Novena for Our Benefactors

December 17, 2020

Prepare the Way of the Lord For many years it has been the custom at Our Lady of the Lake to pray a novena for the benefactors of our parish. We are blessed with so many visitors throughout the year who support us with their contributions and enrich us with their faith. At each of…

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A Crisis Pregnancy and A Choice for Life

December 8, 2020

A young teenage girl pregnant out of wedlock in a culture where the penalty for that was death. An engaged man discovered his betrothed was pregnant but the child was not his. What should he do? Her fate (and that of her child) was in his hands. His solution was to quietly send her away.…

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What’s on your mind?

December 5, 2020

What is an Advent Wreath? How is it connected to Christmas? Historically, the origins of the wreath date back to ancient Romans. They decorated their homes with greenery for the feast of the sun god on December 25. It was a celebration of the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere. The Roman emperor…

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Advent – The First Coming of Jesus

December 3, 2020

Are there times in our lives when we say things so often that we forget what their true meaning is?  How about the word Advent since today we are celebrating the beginning of Advent? What exactly does the word Advent mean? Looking it up in the Webster College dictionary, Advent means the arrival of a…

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Family Blessing of The Advent Wreath

December 2, 2020

Complete Instructions for Blessing Your Advent Wreath, and Weekly Directions with Prayers and Scripture. Perfect to Combine With an Advent Calendar for Family Traditions! NOTE THE PICTURES BELOW AND COME UP WITH YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL AND INDIVIDUAL ADVENT WREATH! Picture of a Tea Cup Wreath Picture of a Formal Candle Wreath Coloring Page of an…

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Stations of the Nativity

November 29, 2020
Nativity Scene

Streamed live from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark. The service will be of lessons and carols commemorating the various events concerning the birth of Our Lord.

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation in Advent

November 25, 2020
Tympanum from the Abbey Church of Sainte-Foy, Conques, France

Last week I did a little woodworking project and it was quite frustrating. I spent about an hour looking for my box of woodworking clamps and just couldn’t find them. Then as I was re-dimensioning some plywood, the battery ran out on my circular saw. Then the other battery ran out that was on the…

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Just released…

November 23, 2020

Advent 2020 Web Page just released! Click HERE to jump in! Explore the Scripture — As a community, we will be doing a study of the Sunday Mass Readings to prepare our hearts for the coming of our Lord at Christmas. This will be something you can do as an individual, a family, or a…

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November 10, 2020

Our Lady of the Lake Parish will once again be sponsoring an Advent Giving Tree.  By picking up a numbered ornament, you will be helping those less fortunate from our area.  Our outreach this year is supporting The Hope House, Helping Hands, and Ozark Rehab.  Where will the ornaments be located:  OLOL Vestibule and side…

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