Eucharist

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

Eucharist

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” - Matthew 26:26 

The Real Presence of Jesus Christ

“The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.”

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1322

The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist: Basic Questions and Answers, from the US Conference of Catholic Bishop's Committee on Doctrine tells us:

The Lord Jesus, on the night before he suffered on the cross, shared one last meal with his disciples. During this meal our Savior instituted the sacrament of his Body and Blood. He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the ages and to entrust to the Church his Spouse a memorial of his death and resurrection.

As the Gospel of Matthew tells us:

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins." (Mt 26:26-28; cf. Mk 14:22-24, Lk 22:17-20, 1 Cor 11:23-25)

Recalling these words of Jesus, the Catholic Church professes that, in the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest. Jesus said: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. . . . For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink" (Jn 6:51-55). The whole Christ is truly present, body, blood, soul, and divinity, under the appearances of bread and wine—the glorified Christ who rose from the dead after dying for our sins. This is what the Church means when she speaks of the "Real Presence" of Christ in the Eucharist. This presence of Christ in the Eucharist is called "real" not to exclude other types of his presence as if they could not be understood as real (cf. Catechism, no. 1374). The risen Christ is present to his Church in many ways, but most especially through the sacrament of his Body and Blood.

What does it mean that Jesus Christ is present in the Eucharist under the appearances of bread and wine? How does this happen? The presence of the risen Christ in the Eucharist is an inexhaustible mystery that the Church can never fully explain in words. We must remember that the triune God is the creator of all that exists and has the power to do more than we can possibly imagine. As St. Ambrose said: "If the word of the Lord Jesus is so powerful as to bring into existence things which were not, then a fortiori those things which already exist can be changed into something else" (De Sacramentis, IV, 5-16). God created the world in order to share his life with persons who are not God. This great plan of salvation reveals a wisdom that surpasses our understanding. But we are not left in ignorance: for out of his love for us, God reveals his truth to us in ways that we can understand through the gift of faith and the grace of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. We are thus enabled to understand at least in some measure what would otherwise remain unknown to us, though we can never completely comprehend the mystery of God.

As successors of the Apostles and teachers of the Church, the bishops have the duty to hand on what God has revealed to us and to encourage all members of the Church to deepen their understanding of the mystery and gift of the Eucharist. In order to foster such a deepening of faith, we have prepared this text to respond to fifteen questions that commonly arise with regard to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. We offer this text to pastors and religious educators to assist them in their teaching responsibilities. We recognize that some of these questions involve rather complex theological ideas. It is our hope, however, that study and discussion of the text will aid many of the Catholic faithful in our country to enrich their understanding of this mystery of the faith.

 

The Eucharist at Our Lady of the Lake

In addition to the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, our parish encourages parishioners to spend time in adoration at our Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Please see below for ministries and services relating to the Most Blessed Sacrament in our parish.

First Holy Communion
Preparation for First Holy Communion typically take place in the Second Grade either in the Cathedral Grade School or through the PSR Program. The Mass for those children participating in the group First Holy Communion is normally celebrated on Divine Mercy Sunday. Otherwise, the preparation and reception of this Sacrament for the first time is organized through the parish office.

Obtaining First Holy Communion Records

To obtain a copy of your certificate of Baptism, Marriage, First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, please contact the parish office at 573.635.7991, or you may submit a written request mailed to:

Cathedral of St. Joseph
Attn. Sacramental Records
2305 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Eucharistic Adoration

From Pope Benedict XVI’s letter Sacramentum caritatis (Sacramentum caritatis, n. 67):

I heartily recommend to the Church’s pastors and to the People of God the practice of eucharistic adoration, both individually and in community. Great benefit would ensue from a suitable catechesis explaining the importance of this act of worship, which enables the faithful to experience the liturgical celebration more fully and more fruitfully. Wherever possible, it would be appropriate, especially in densely populated areas, to set aside specific churches or oratories for perpetual adoration. I also recommend that, in their catechetical training, and especially in their preparation for First Holy Communion, children be taught the meaning and the beauty of spending time with Jesus, and helped to cultivate a sense of awe before his presence in the Eucharist.

When does the Cathedral of St Joseph have Eucharistic Adoration?

The Cathedral of St Joseph has a chapel for perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. For information on location and access, or to sign up for a regular adoration hour, we as that you please contact the parish office. 

XLT Adoration

Some people call it FaceTime with Jesus, or awesome music, or fun times, or good friends.

We call it “eXaLT Eucharistic Adoration” and it’s for everyone! Open to all youth, young adults and adults!

Meet once a month and high school kids plan them. Adoration with witness talk, music, and confession. For more information contact Julie Gramlich at 573-644-4965 or julie.g@cathedraljc.org

Hands Plant Growing

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace."

1 PETER 4:10
Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-14-2020, Holy Mass, Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 13, 2020

Daily Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating daily mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese regarding frequently asked questions about…

Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-13-2020, 8:00 AM Holy Mass, Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 12, 2020

Daily Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating daily mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese regarding frequently asked questions about…

Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-12-2020, Adoration (5:00 PM) Benediction, and Mass (6:00 PM): Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 12, 2020

Daily Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating daily mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese…

Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-11-2020, 8:00 AM Holy Mass, Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 10, 2020

Daily Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating daily mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese…

Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-9-2020, 10:00 AM Mass, Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 7, 2020

Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating Sunday mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese regarding frequently asked questions about returning…

Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-7-2020, Holy Mass, Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 6, 2020

Daily Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating daily mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese regarding frequently asked questions about…

Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-6-2020, 8:00 AM Holy Mass, Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 5, 2020

Daily Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating daily mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese regarding frequently asked questions about…

Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-5-2020, Adoration (5:00 PM) Benediction, and Mass (6:00 PM): Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 5, 2020

Daily Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating daily mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese…

Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-04-2020, 8:00 AM Holy Mass, Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 3, 2020

Daily Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating daily mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese…

Ordinary Time Sanctuary

8-2-2020, 10:00 AM Mass, Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 1, 2020

Holy Mass streamed from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Limited public participation in the mass has been allowed for our parishes. Please read this announcement and understand the guidelines that apply for celebrating Sunday mass. Here is a a helpful guide to download in assisting you from the Diocese regarding frequently asked questions about returning…