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Welcome There is More to Life

What is Welcome?

Welcome (CRHP 2.0) is an incredible two-day experience for Catholic men and women of Our Lady of the Lake parish, 18 years and older, that will help you:

  • Discover what’s missing in your life and what to do about it.
  • Find clarity and purpose by reflecting on some of life’s biggest questions:
    Who am I? What am I here for? What matters most?
  • Form meaningful relationships with people at our parish who will journey with you.
  • Get a fresh perspective. Life is demanding and draining. Take a break from the everyday to recharge, experience life with newfound energy, and become a better-version-of-yourself.

Next Women’s Weekend

October 18 - 19, 2025

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What happens during Welcome?

The weekend begins on Saturday morning and concludes Sunday afternoon. Lunch and dinner are provided on Saturday; breakfast and lunch are provided on Sunday.  Due to public safety concerns, there is no overnight requirement or accommodations at this time.  

Personal witnesses from members of the parish, small group reflection, prayer, and participation in the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist will help you make sense of life, help you develop lasting friendships with other parishioners, and fill you with newfound energy and purpose.

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How do I sign up?

Welcome is specifically for any Catholic parishioner (full-time or part-time) at Our Lady of the Lake, age 18 or above. Just call Kelly at the parish office 573-365-2241 x 5 or contact any of the following Continuation Committee members for Welcome information.

If you attended previously as Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) or a Welcome Weekend, feel free to come again.  We all need time for spiritual renewal.

Continuation Team Members

               Sara Barlett              Karri Brauman.         Joy Corwin
               Kathy Cotter             Melodi Graessle       Lynne Green
               Marilee Poulter         Louise Williams       Joan Woods

More Information

Do you have questions or would like more information? Contact Kelly at the Parish Office 573-365-2241 x 5.

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“Let us then make It our aim to work for peace and to strengthen one another”
ROMANS 14:19

Spreading Welcome 2024

By Joan Wolf | 04/24/2024

Our Lady of the Lake Welcome Seed Team spent the April 20-21, 2024 weekend in Kirksville with Mary Immaculate and St. Rose of Lima starting their Welcome Ministry. It was…

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Ladies Weekend 2023

By Joan Wolf | 11/12/2023

We wish to thank all who gave so generously of their time, talents, andtreasure to help bring together a wonderful gathering of our lady parishioners for the WELCOME retreat weekend.…

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By Judy Hejilik | 10/20/2023

Welcome weekend gave me the opportunity to meet many wonderful women whom I probably would have never met. Read more on our website: WELCOME and please join us this year.…

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By Patty McNally | 10/14/2023

I realized during my Welcome Weekend how comforting it is to feel our Catholic sisterhood which I didn’t realize was missing in my faith. Read more on our website: WELCOME…

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New Friendships

By Judy Corwin | 10/02/2023

My Welcome Weekend was an opportunity for meeting other women in our parish and finding multiple new friendships! Read more on our website: WELCOME and please join us this year.…

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Sharing Friends and Faith!

By Kay Boyd | 09/25/2023

Welcome weekend was a positive program that gave me life long friends and a deeper faith and better understanding of Catholicism Read more on our website: WELCOME and please join…

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