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Hearts Ablaze for the Lord!

December 14, 2021

With outstanding support from Our Lady of the Lake, 17 students and 11 parents attended the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) Nov. 18-20. Held in Indianapolis, IN, young people from all over the country attended this huge event where both the youth and adults got to experience the church unlike anything they have ever experienced before –…

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Advent – Prepare Ye

November 13, 2021

Advent begins on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Join Catholics throughout the 38 counties of the Diocese of Jefferson City in small group faith sharing this Advent. This program is free for use by all in our Diocese of Jefferson City and is available in English and Spanish booklets. Prepare Ye is a four-week, small group program…

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To Jesus through Mary… 33 Days to Morning Glory

October 24, 2021

Starting in November, our Adult Faith Formation is offering a weekly Marian study for all men and women of the parish, full-time or part-time parishioners. 33 Days to Morning Glory During the 33 Days program, the small group will meet once a week to watch a short video together and then discuss. At home you…

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Advent by Candlelight

October 15, 2021

Advent by Candlelight is a night out for women. Take an evening to set aside the season’s busyness and focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Please join us on Tuesday, December 7th. Call the office at 573-365-2241 for more information and to reserve your spot now. If you are unable to drive at night,…

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Best Practices for Outreach to Divorced Catholics

June 25, 2021
New Bridge

Continuing to build the bridge Our Lady of the Lake has taken the first steps in forming our ministry of outreach to divorced Catholics. I’m taking this opportunity to encourage all parishioners to pray in regard to this effort. First that the Lord may guide us. Second, that the Lord awaken in the hearts of…

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Art as Reverence

June 18, 2021
Brush Creek Church

In my homily for last Sunday, I used the Impressionist painters as the springboard to discuss the image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These French painters responded to the rise of photography by demonstrating that the impression or individual perception of the artist, especially in regard to color and composition, still would hold great…

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Doing Business by the Good Book

June 18, 2021

Please join us for an Adult Faith Formation study entitled, Doing Business by The Good Book. This study takes biblical principles and applies them to your business and work life, your home life and your everyday life! The study is based on this book written by David Steward. The book is not required but highly…

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Save the Date … To Jesus through Mary

June 14, 2021

Another 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat is coming soon for all men and women, full-time and part-time parishioners. Marian Consecration is a total consecration to Jesus through Mary and Father Michael Gaitley’s book prepares us for this blessing. At home you have a daily short reading, prayer and reflection time. Then once a week,…

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Conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation

April 22, 2021

Bishop Shawn McKnight visits us to seal twenty-seven young members of our community with the grace of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Outreach to Catholics Affected by Divorce

April 11, 2021
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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