Welcome There is More to Life

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.

Anchored in Christ

Women’s Weekend

October 23-24, 2021

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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 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.  

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 team members to fill out a registration form for the October 23-24 Women’s Welcome experience.

Carrie Anderson       Karri Brauman      Linda Bukalski
Lusica Hankins         Cindy Hutzler       Vicki Irsik
Bev Livingston         Laura Nelson          Barb Steinman
Elaine Tracy              Louise Williams

More Information

Do you have questions or would like more information? Contact Kelly at the Parish Office 573-365-2241 x 5 or Louise Williams at 573-280-9385.

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

God’s Plan

By Vicki Irsik | 09/16/2021

I know from experience that God places people on our paths for very specific reasons. That’s why not everyone stays in our lives and why some never leave! We shouldn’t try to figure it out because there are no straight lines in God’s plans. The Welcome Weekend I attended was the perfect example of people He…

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You’re never alone!

By Linda Bukalski | 09/09/2021

I have been to other retreats in my time. But last year when I went to the Welcome weekend, it was special to me. The women of the parish put it on and you could see the hard work they put into it so that we could find out we are not alone on our…

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Leap of Faith

By Elaine Tracy | 09/08/2021

Have you ever attended Sunday Mass and wondered who that person sitting in front of you was?  Or read the weekly bulletin and wondered about a certain class or been curious about an organization or meeting that is held each week? Have you ever felt lost and just wanted to be part of something to enrich your faith?   I have!  That is, I used to…

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