"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.'" - John 6:35
Enhancing the spiritual life of our parish
The Worship and Spiritual Development Commission fosters and enhances the spiritual life of our parish by the planning and implementation of worship and spiritual development opportunities according to the liturgical norms of the Roman Catholic Church.
The role of the coordinator and sacristan at our Lady of the Lake can't be underestimated. With such large crowds and many ministries at Mass, there needs to be a master of ceremonies to assist the priest, other ministers, and the people as need arises.
Especially important is ensure that all is in place before, during and after the celebration of the Sacraments.
Learn more about this ministry by downloading and reading the Ministry Guide for Mass Coordinators and Sacristans.
Laity who assist the clergy in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass, as well as to those who are home-bound or sick, are called "Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion."
Our parish has produced a Guide for Extraordinary Ministers. All EMHC are invited to read and review this guide carefully. If you are interested in becoming an EMHC, you are also invited to view this guide. \
learn more about the practice of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Serving at Mass and other liturgies is an important role because the server is assisting, not just the priest, but the whole worshiping community. Hence, altar servers are called to be aware of their role and their responsibility in performing it well. Fourth grade is normally when students learn to serve.
Download the server guide to review and learn more about this ministry.
Lectors are readers, who proclaim the Word of God at liturgies. All new lectors will have a training session prior to being assigned.
If you are interested in becoming a Lector, please contact the parish office today to sign up and receive news of the next lector training session.
Learn more about this ministry by dowloading and reading our ministry guide for lectors.
Families in our parish are invited to volunteer as Offertory Families, who present gifts at the altar during Mass. If it is someone's birthday or a significant anniversary, the offertory procession is a wonderful expression of Thanksgiving to God for graces received.
If your family is interested in taking the gifts up at Mass, please contact the Parish Office by calling (573) 365-2241 or sign up at the Welcome Center in the Fellowship Hall
Ushers and Greeters welcome parishioners and visitors to the church before Mass. These are the first faces our parishioners and visitors see when they come to Our Lady of the Lake
We hope to provide a welcoming, joyful entrance to our church through greeters who reach out to open doors and say, "Hello!" to all who enter.
Greeters and ushers also assist in the "October Count," a weekend in the fall where our parish "takes count" of the Mass attendees in an effort to measure our engagement and ministries from year-to-year.
They assist the faithful before and during Mass, taking up the collection and distributing bulletins after Masses.
If you are interested in serving as an Usher at Mass, please contact the Parish Office by calling (573) 365-2241.
Read the Ministry Guide for Hospitality to learn more.
Sacred Music is a vital component of the Holy Mass.
Our parish have various choral groups who sing at Sunday and Holy Day liturgies throughout the year.
We invite you to learn more, or join a choir, by visiting the Sacred Music page.
When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?
People are always free to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament during office hours throughout the week.
We have Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament concluding with Benediction every Wednesday afternoon from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Chapel.
From 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, There is Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. There is a sign up sheet at the Welcome Center in the Fellowship Hall for those who are willing to commit to an hour each week.
The Ministry of Prayer, Petition and Intercession is made up of a group people who are willing to dedicate time every day in personal prayer, petitioning God for assistance, and interceding on behalf of others.
Download the brochure to learn more about this ministry or visit our web page https://ourladylake.diojeffcity.org/prayer-praise-and-petition/