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St. Pope John Paul II

October 21, 2020

While in my final year of College, I remember hearing over the radio that Pope John Paul had died!  What made this such a significant emotional event, is that he was just elected in August 1978 and was the Pontiff for only 33 days! I listened intently to the ongoings and became aware of different…

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Blessing of the Animals

October 20, 2020

Six years ago, Msgr. Mak raised the question of what new event or activity might Our Lady of the Lake implement to better engage both parishioners and non-parishioners alike within the local Lake area communities.  In answer to this question, Lake of the Ozarks Blessing of the Creatures or Blessing of the Animals was held…

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New Papal Encyclical: Fratelli Tutti

October 16, 2020
Saint Francis of Assisi

  Invoking again the writings of Saint Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis has published a new encyclical promoting universal fraternity among all human beings. ”[Saint] Francis felt himself a brother to the sun, the sea and the wind, yet he knew that he was even closer to those of his own flesh. Wherever he went,…

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Our Lady of the Lake College Grant 2020-2021

October 13, 2020

Our Lady of the Lake Parish would like to demonstrate support for the active, participating youth in our parish who are pursuing post-secondary studies at an accredited college or university.  The parish will award a grant to qualifying high school graduates. The size of the grant each year will be determined by the number of…

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October 8, 2020

This past week we celebrated the Feast for Archangels on 29 September and Memorial for Guardian Angels on 2 October.  Now, when we were little, we were told about our Guardian Angels and how they would help and support us with attaining salvation.  As we grew out of childhood, we tended to forget about our…

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St. Francis of Assisi

September 29, 2020

Growing up, you always knew that if your parents, grandparents or those in positions of authority (as, let us say, Dominican Sisters who were your teachers) used your entire name – it was either a very important message you would hear.  Or more likely you were in big trouble! My baptized name is James Francis…

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God’s Covenants

September 25, 2020

Have you ever been reading the Bible or listening to Holy Scripture and hear things over and over and ever wonder what they are?  Just recently I was reading and meditating on the Liturgy of the Hours in which covenants were mentioned.  Now, have we ever wondered just exactly what a covenant is and how…

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Being Part of the Solution

September 18, 2020

These past months we have and continue to witness unrest developing and progressing across our country.  As Christians, we cannot turn a blind eye to what is unfolding in which our reaction should be one with uniting in solidarity with those oppressed, educating ourselves of the root of the problem while promoting authentic and loving…

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Our Lady of the Lake Book Club

September 15, 2020

Our Lady of the Lake Book Club is Meeting AGAIN Meet every last Tuesday of Month- 6:00pm We will have our next in-person (social distanced) meeting on SEPT 29, 6:00 p.m. at the Church Fellowship Hall.  We will be discussing the book, The Witness by Nora Roberts.  ALL ARE WELCOMED!  Questions, please call Lusica at…

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A Two-Edged Sword

September 11, 2020

There are those times at Mass, praying the Liturgy of the Hours, or reading Holy Scriptures that we hear or read a verse that is thought provoking and intrigues to a point of wanting to know more about its deeper meaning.  One such verse which we have all heard during Mass and really reached out…

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