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.

2022 Save the Date… Oct 22-23

Anchored in Christ

Women’s Weekend

October 23-24, 2021

Welcome 2021

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. 

Welcome podium

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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Hands and Candle

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

Welcome… There is more to life!

By Kathy Cotter | 10/29/2021

The 2021 Women’s “Anchored In Christ” retreat was a wonderful two-day experience of faith, fun, and fellowship for all attending. The Lord was truly present as we all renewed and…

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Restore Your Spirit

By Karri Brauman | 09/23/2021

Last fall, I had the opportunity to attend the Welcome Weekend provided by the ladies here at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Never was a weekend more welcomed…

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Be Still and Reconnect

By Beverly Livingston | 09/23/2021

Be still and know (reconnect with) God… were my hopes when I signed up for the Welcome retreat. Working full time as a school counselor and learning how to be a…

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Let Go and Let God

By Dr. Laura Nelson | 09/23/2021

There is still time to sign up for this year’s Welcome Weekend. As the social-media saturated culture of the world around us continues to take on an increasingly strange tilt, our…

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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…

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