Public Health Concerns

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Adaptations to Ministry

By Monsignor Makarewicz | May 15, 2020

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

By Monsignor Makarewicz | May 7, 2020

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…

Worship in the Time of a Pandemic

By Monsignor Makarewicz | May 2, 2020

With this article, I am initiating our parish’s response to Governor Parson’s publication of new orders concerning social interaction in business and in other public places, and the special instructions from Bishop McKnight on the continued implementation of his decrees on pastoral activity during this time of pandemic. Looking at the trends in cases of…

Script for Daily Mass in times of Social Distancing

By Monsignor Makarewicz | May 2, 2020

Familiarize yourself with the decrees from Bishop McKnight which pertain to the pastoral activity of the parish in this time of pandemic. These decrees still apply in full; however the recent instruction of April 28 allows for limited public services after May 3 as the health situation of a community warrants it. Decree of March…

Current Office Procedures for Social Distancing

By Kelly Hamrin | March 18, 2020

In order to help limit exposure for our parishioners and staff, we have implemented some new policies.  First, just a reminder that all public liturgies and devotions have been cancelled until at least April 3rd. Second, we ask that, as much as possible, any church business be conducted by phone, email, or online. If it…

Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary/Oración al Inmaculado Corazón de María

By Monsignor Makarewicz | March 17, 2020

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, we entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.At the foot of the Cross, you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.Patroness of the Diocese of Jefferson City, you know what we need.We are certain of the power of your intercession, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,joy…

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…

March 20th,27th and April 3rd Fish Fry Cancelled

By Mary Wageman | March 16, 2020

Our Lady of the Lake is cancelling the March 20th , March 27th, and April 3rd Fish Fry.

Update to Best Practices

By Monsignor Makarewicz | March 13, 2020

Please follow through with this link to Bishop McKnight’s latest communication. We will continue to address his recommendation in the coming hours and days. I especially urge anyone who has compromised health concern and anyone over the age of 60 to consider these best practices that would assist in minimizing contact with others. Please contact…