What is Welcome.?
Welcome 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.
Join our next Women’s Experience, here in the parish.
Shelter in Grace
October 24-25, 2020
What happens during Welcome.?
The weekend begins on Saturday morning and concludes Sunday afternoon. Lunch and dinner are provided on Saturday and lunch is provided on Sunday for those attending in person. Due to public safety concerns, there is no overnight requirement or accommodations at this time. We are offering this weekend both in person and online via the Zoom platform.
Personal witnesses from other women 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 women in the parish, and fill you with newfound energy and purpose.
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 or contact any of the following team members to fill out a registration form for the October 24-25 Women’s Welcome experience.
Linda Adams Glenda Hinrichs Kelly Hamrin
Marilee Poulter Ann Beecher Stephanie Koch
Karen Blevins Melodi Graessle Kathy Cotter
Terry Wedding Kathy Blanton Donna Twomey
Do you have questions or would like more information? Contact Kelly at the Parish Office 573-365-2241 or Linda Adams 636-485-2191.
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