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God’s Plan

September 16, 2021

I know from experience that God places people on our paths for very specific reasons. That’s why not everyone stays in our lives and why some never leave! We shouldn’t try to figure it out because there are no straight lines in God’s plans.  The Welcome Weekend I attended was the perfect example of people…

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You’re never alone!

September 9, 2021

I have been to other retreats in my time. But last year when I went to the Welcome weekend, it was special to me. The women of the parish put it on and you could see the hard work they put into it so that we could find out we are not alone on our…

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Leap of Faith

September 8, 2021

Have you ever attended Sunday Mass and wondered who that person sitting in front of you was?  Or read the weekly bulletin and wondered about a certain class or been curious about an organization or meeting that is held each week? Have you ever felt lost and just wanted to be part of something to enrich your faith?   I have!  That is, I used to…

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Trust in Him

September 2, 2021
Catholic Cancer Support at the Cathedral of St. Joseph

The Women’s Welcome Weekend was the perfect way for me to become more a part of the Parish.  Being relatively new to the area, it was the perfect avenue to trust in God to put all these wonderful women in my life. Please consider joining us this year. Lusica Hankins October 23 -24, 2021 Read more…

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Faith with Friends

August 26, 2021
Ladies' Auxiliary at the Cathedral of St. Joseph

The 2020 Women’s Welcome Weekend was amazing. What a wonderful weekend bonding with Christian women.  A faith filled, eye opening, life changing experience. So blessed to have continued a special friendship with many of the girls.  Cindy Hutzler October 23 -24, 2021 Read more on our website:. https://ourladylake.diojeffcity.org/welcome/page/3/ To sign up, contact Kelly at the Parish…

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Take the step…

August 19, 2021

What is missing in your life? What would a Welcome Weekend offer me?  Attending a Welcome Weekend might help you answer these questions.  I can’t give you your answers, but I can tell you what answers I found to these questions. Before I attended, I felt like I needed something and that something kept nagging at me.  I was…

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Rest, Connect and Renew!

August 4, 2021

My name is Carrie Anderson and I have been a practicing Catholic my entire life.  I became a member of Our Lady of the Lake parish in the summer of 2017 when my family moved to the lake area.  The Women’s Weekend for me came at the perfect time.  It provided me with an opportunity…

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Whispers of Blessings

July 28, 2021

Have you heard God calling you?  I did.  It happened one day in church when I heard about the Welcome Weekend.  It was so quiet that I decided to ignore it.  However, that whisper became louder and more insistent.  Each week, I heard God calling me to the retreat weekend.  I finally got the message…

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Lost in the storm?

July 21, 2021

In the storm that surrounds us right now, it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Do you sense that something’s missing in your life? We each have a mission, a purpose in life that has only been given to us. Come to the next women’s Welcome weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24! It’s…

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Be bold. Be Catholic!

November 1, 2020

. The 2020 Welcome weekend for women on October 24 and 25 was a wonderful two-day experience of faith, fun and fellowship for all attending. The Lord was truly present as we all renewed and refreshed in His love. We’d like to thank all who made it possible — Monsignor Mak, the Welcome team, Our…

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