Our Lady of the Lake

2411 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark MO 65049

A message from Msgr. Marion J. Makarewicz, pastor

By Monsignor Makarewicz | March 17, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As the Body of Christ, we all share in the joys and sufferings of one another. The present pandemic will invite us deeper into that sacred mystery, even as our prayer, worship, and charity take unexpected paths. Bishop McKnight has suspended all public Masses throughout the Diocese of Jefferson…

Live Stream Mass Times

Orario de Misas

Weekend Masses - Fin de semana:
Sunday:  10:00 AM
Sunday:  2:00 PM en Español

Daily Masses - Ferial:
Tuesday:  8:00 AM
Wednesday:  6:00 PM
Thursday:  8:00 AM
Friday:  8:00 AM
Saturday:  11:00 AM

Confessions - Confesiones:
Tuesday:  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday:  5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Contact Us

Our Lady of the Lake
Parish Office

PO Box 2390
2411 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark MO 65049

Parish Office Phone

(573) 365-2241

Diocese of Jefferson City
Chancery Offices

(573) 635-9127


Commission on

Christian Education and

Faith Formation



Chairwoman-Linda Adams

Vice-Chairwoman-Barb Steinman

Secretary- Mel Graessle

The Commission on Christian Education and Faith Formation provides the primary leadership among parishioners in fulfilling the parish’s responsibility for handing on the authentic tradition of the Catholic faith to parishioners of every age;  facilitating the ongoing conversion of Christian disciples; and preaching the Gospel in the local community by word, sacrament and service.

The Education Commission fulfills its mission by being the primary resource for identifying and prioritizing the catechetical needs and objectives of the entire parish;  assisting the pastor in establishing and reviewing policies, programs, and initiatives designed to meet these needs and accomplish these objectives; and assists the other parish commissions in the faith formation and educational aspects of their respective areas of concern.

Key Responsibility Areas

Order of Christian Initiation:  The preparation for initiation into the Church for adults and children of catechetical age will be a special ministry of the commission, ensuring that there are catechists and sponsors to accompany the catechumens on the way to full initiation in to the sacramental life of the Church. Programs also must be designed as to allow those baptized in another Christian denomination to be received into full communion as soon as they are properly disposed, and not according to a calendar or schedule.

  • Christ Renews His Parish and Renewal Movements
  • Marriage Preparation, Baptism of Infants and Formation for Family Life:
  • K-12 Religion Classes
  • Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • The New Evangelization
  • Parish Faith Formation Library
  • Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life
Faith Formation at the Cathedral of St. Joseph

“Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you” (Phil 4:9);

Monthly Meeting Minutes

Enter into Holy Week: Palm Sunday

By Monsignor Makarewicz | April 4, 2020

What a challenge for us this year as Catholics when the celebration that invites the greatest variety of participation from the people is closed to public worship.  The celebration of the Lord’s entrance into Holy Week with the blessing of the palms, the grand procession singing the hosannas, and the moving narration of the Gospel…

Lenten Rice Bowls

By Mary Wageman | April 3, 2020

At this time, we are asking our Parishioners to hold on to their Rice Bowls until the stay at home orders are lifted.  The need for your continual donations is, and will be, greater than ever!  Thank you for your generosity.

Be Still and Listen

By Marilee Poulter | March 30, 2020

Things have been so rushed and hectic with the crisis going on. Waves of emotion, up and down. It is exhausting. This morning I got up and just felt empty. Then my daughter sent me this poem: The Peace of Wild Things When despair grows in meand I wake in the night at the least…

Teaching at Home? Go Play In The Mud!

By Vicki Irsik | March 24, 2020

God says, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” Ephesians 4:2 | NIV Easier said than done when you are thrown into being an educator! But remember that YOU are their first and primary teacher in all they learn at home. As long as you can keep it fun and upbeat,… For Kids & Teens

By Vicki Irsik | March 24, 2020

Using the link , please browse all the really wonderful kids and teen books, videos and full length movies based on the Catholic faith and learning about the Holy Spirit. There is no charge, but you may have to complete the first dialogue box and then find Our Lady of The Lake parish in…

Math anxiety

Math At Home? Noooooooo!

By Vicki Irsik | March 24, 2020

Easy Math Ideas

Cursillo Leaps into 2020

By Mary Wageman | March 17, 2020

De Colores! I had the opportunity to attend a Cursillo Event in Columbia.  The program helped us get the cob webs from the cold winter out of our heads and hearts and prepare us for a new spring.  The speakers encouraged us to be the Christians we are meant to be and to draw closer…

Kids are MEANT for Greatness!!

By Vicki Irsik | March 16, 2020

If your family has their copy of The Word Among Us, you will see in today’s reading that a little girl, captured from Israel by the King of Aram, was able to tell her master how to rid himself of leprosy! If you don’t have the book from church, look up 2 Kings: 5:1-16 or…

Pen and flower

Take a moment

By Linda Adams | March 3, 2020

“I will wait upon the Lord” Sitting in adoration, I asked the Lord for help on finding a topic to write about. Lots of things ran through my head: the rush of life, glories of Spring, getting our family members to Heaven, taking care of our neighbors, dealing with teens,… Then I told myself, “Stop…

Pen and flower

Take a moment

By Linda Adams | March 3, 2020

This time of year, I tend to feel like a caged animal. No, I don’t go so far as to pace back and forth. However, working from home full-time, I can sometimes go for days without leaving the house, especially if the weather is bad. I start thinking too much and become more introverted than…