Worship and Prayer

Our Lady of the Lake

2411 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark MO 65049

Public* and Live Stream Service Times

Orario de servicios en linea y abierto al público++

 

Monday, 8-10-2020 no public or streamed mass
Tuesday, 8-11-2020, Mass: 8:00 AM (also streamed)
Wednesday, 8-12-2020, Adoration:  5:00 PM
    (also streamed)                Mass:  6:00 PM
Thursday, 8-13-2020, Mass:  8:00 AM (also streamed)
Friday, 8-14-2020, Mass:  8:00 AM (also streamed)

Confessions - Confesiones:
Saturday, 8-15-2020, 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Solemnity of the Assumption Blessed  of the Virgin Mary:
Saturday 8-16-2020, 9:00 AM

Sunday Mass:
Saturday Vigil, 8-16-2020:  5:00 PM
(no live stream)
Sunday 8-2-2020
     English Mass:  10:00 AM (live streamed)
     Misa en Español:  6:00 PM (en linea)

*Before coming to church, please check for the latest updates and read carefully the instructions that apply for holding services while practicing good hygiene and social distancing. Masks are required and space may be limited.

++Antes de venir a la iglesia, verifique las últimas actualizaciones y lea atentamente las instrucciones que se aplican para celebrar los servicios mientras practica una buena higiene y distanciamiento social. Necesita una cubierta de tela para la cara.  

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

Worship and Prayer

 “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”

ST. THÉRÉSE OF LISIEUX, MANUSCRITS AUTOBIOGRAPHIQUES, C 25R.

Prayer as God's gift

"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God." But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or "out of the depths" of a humble and contrite heart? He who humbles himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer, Only when we humbly acknowledge that "we do not know how to pray as we ought," are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. "Man is a beggar before God."

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2559

Prayer as covenant

"The heart is the dwelling-place where I am, where I live; according to the Semitic or Biblical expression, the heart is the place "to which I withdraw." The heart is our hidden center, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. The heart is the place of decision, deeper than our psychic drives. It is the place of truth, where we choose life or death. It is the place of encounter, because as image of God we live in relation: it is the place of covenant.

Christian prayer is a covenant relationship between God and man in Christ. It is the action of God and of man, springing forth from both the Holy Spirit and ourselves, wholly directed to the Father, in union with the human will of the Son of God made man."

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2563-4

Prayer as communion

"In the New Covenant, prayer is the living relationship of the children of God with their Father who is good beyond measure, with his Son Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit. The grace of the Kingdom is "the union of the entire holy and royal Trinity . . . with the whole human spirit." Thus, the life of prayer is the habit of being in the presence of the thrice-holy God and in communion with him. This communion of life is always possible because, through Baptism, we have already been united with Christ. Prayer is Christian insofar as it is communion with Christ and extends throughout the Church, which is his Body. Its dimensions are those of Christ's love."

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2565

Worship

It is important to remember that we understand prayer through our celebration of the Sacraments and in the Liturgy of the Hours. The word liturgy comes from a Greek term meaning "public work or work done on behalf of the people."

A work, then, done by an individual or a group was a liturgy on behalf of the larger community. All the worshipers are expected to participate actively in each liturgy, for this is holy "work," not entertainment or a spectator event. Every liturgical celebration is an action of Christ the High Priest and of his Mystical Body, which is the Church. It therefore requires the participation of the People of God in the work of God.

Liturgy is centered on the Holy Trinity. At every liturgy the action of worship is directed to the Father, from whom all blessings come, through the Son in the unity of the Holy Spirit. We praise the Father who first called us to be his people by sending us his Son as our Redeemer and giving us the Holy Spirit so that we can continue to gather, to remember what God has done for us, and to share in the blessings of salvation.

 

Worship with us

In addition to the Holy Mass, our parish has a number of ways to grow in relationship with Christ through prayer and worship. We invite you to join us throughout the year for these unique and beautiful opportunities to grow closer to Our Lord.

The Holy Rosary

Come and join us on Tuesdays, 8:45 a.m., to pray the Most Holy Rosary after the Daily Mass in the Chapel.

The Fifth Sunday of every month a half hour before each Mass:

  • Saturday 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 7:30 a.m.
  • Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Rosary in Spanish is the first Monday  of every month at 6:30 in the Chapel

Praying for Vocations

We invite you to pray each week for a Priest, Religious, Deacon and Seminarian serving in our Diocese.


 

Contact

Please Contact Debbie Noland

deb4thesacredheart@yahoo.com

Eucharistic Adoration

When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.

ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Please contact the Parish Office to sign up for an hour with our Lord every Friday from 8:30 to 4:00 in the Chapel.


Wednesdays at 5 PM in Chapel 

Fridays 8:30 through 4 PM in Chapel

Bible

Daily Scripture Readings

The Church encourages Catholics to make reading the Bible part of their daily prayer lives. Reading these inspired words, people grow deeper in their relationship with God and come to understand their place in the community God has called them to in himself.

Use the following link to access daily readings from the USCCB website.

>> TODAY'S READINGS

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Bishop McKnight's Monthly Prayer Intention

Please consider making the Bishop's monthly prayer intention part of your group and private prayer. Parishes are encouraged to add these monthly intentions available to the parish community in bulletins and parish announcements, and in posted the Eucharistic Adoration Chapels as possible.

>> THIS MONTH'S INTENTION