Commission on Christian Education and Faith Formation


Chair: Michele Haggerty

Vice-Chair: Mel Graessle

Secretary: Marilee Poulter

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 of Adults: 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.

Other Areas:

  • Welcome (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

Education Commission Minutes, April 4, 2024

By Barb Steinman

Education Commission Minutes Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, MO Thursday, April 4, 2024 Present were Michele Haggerty, Karen Blevins, Marilee Poulter, Deacon Paul Poulter, Kelly Hamrin,…

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Family Faith Formation

By Michele Haggerty | April 12, 2024

April 14, 2024 Congratulations to the newly Confirmed: Esmeralda Ambrocio Hernandez Alex Cervantes Tatum Collins Hope Floyd Erick Jarquin Charlize Knoke RJ Matthews Kinley Mayer Reagan Mayer Sebastiano McKenna Marley…

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INTRODUCING . . . Traveling Vocations Crucifix

By Barb Steinman | April 12, 2024

What is this all about?  We are asking Parishioners/Families to sign up to take the Vocations Crucifix home for a week and say prayers for Vocations for the Priesthood and Religious…

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Easter Vigil 2024

By Joan Wolf | April 4, 2024

We welcome our newest member of the Our Lady of the Lake community. Mallory Walsh made her profession of faith, was confirmed and received her first Holy Communion at the…

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