Worship Commission

Adaptations to Ministry

May 15, 2020
Msgr. Mak with chalice

For the last two months I’ve been managing the stress of dealing with the pandemic by thinking of it as a temporary break from the normal routine, a break during which I may miss significant features of my life, but most likely can make up for everything in a short while. Once I managed the…

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Script for Sunday Mass in times of Social Distancing

May 7, 2020
Our Lady of the Lake Logo

Thank you so much for taking the time to read these instructions. It is such a challenging time, requiring us to take on a holy discipline so different from what we are accustomed to. Thank you for understanding that these instructions are for the benefit of everyone and require a generosity of spirit that might…

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Reconsecrating the United States to Our Lady

April 30, 2020
reconsecration to Mary

On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM, Central Daylight Time, Archbishop Gomez, president of the USCCB will be leading the faithful in the United States in renewing our consecration to Mary, the Mother of God. During this time of the pandemic, we turn to the Blessed Virgin to inspire us, intercede for us, and…

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Act of Spiritual Communion

March 20, 2020

The Church encourages frequent, even daily, Holy Communion but, if at any time we cannot go to Mass in or out of this season of the coronavirus, we can still unite ourselves to the Eucharist through making a spiritual Communion or communion of desire. Fr. Dan Merz, STD, a priest of the Diocese of Jefferson…

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Steve Angrisano in Concert

March 18, 2020

Steve Angrisano, composer, vocalist, guitarist and Catholic Speaker gave a concert at Our Lady of the Lake Concert on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The concert had approximately 300 attendees Steve travels all over the country and has sung for Pope Francis as well. He is one of the many artists who are represented by Oregon…

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Second Sunday of Lent, Year A, Matthew 17:1-9

March 10, 2020

The three pillars of our Lenten discipline are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Last Sunday we heard about fasting and sacrifice in the story of Christ’s fasting in the desert after which he was tempted by Satan. Next Sunday we will hear about the story of the Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus invites her to…

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1st Sunday of Lent, Year A, Matthew 4:1-11

March 10, 2020

Lent has begun. Catholics throughout the world have begun our Lenten discipline of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, acts of penance that are meant to purify us and prepare us to celebrate Easter and have our faith renewed in the suffering, death, and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We must turn away from sin and…

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Prayer to St. Roch

March 10, 2020
Chapel of St. Roch, Montbonnet, France

Prayer to St. Roch for healing.

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7th Sunday OT, Year A

February 26, 2020
Gothic Pulpit

I returned from my vacation in Texas on Friday, driving eleven hours straight from Austin back to the Lake. I enjoyed my two weeks in Texas, especially because I was able to speak a little Spanish here and there, even if it was only to order tacos y cerveza! Last Sunday I attended Mass in…

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Looking ahead to Lent

February 7, 2020
Valley of Castrojerez, Camino de Santiago

Lent begins in less that three weeks on Ash Wednesday, February 26. Holy Mass and the Distribution of Ashes will take place at 8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 7:00 PM. We have a grave obligation to keep Ash Wednesday a day of fasting and abstinence. Fasting means that everyone from the age of 18 years…

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