PARISH FAMILY OF OUR LADY OF THE LAKE 1400 Main Street ~ Leominster, MA 01453 Parish Office Hours 9AM - 3PM Monday through Thursday Parish Office: (978) 342-2978 Religious Ed. Office: (978) 345-7469 Fax: (978) 342-8738 60th Anniversary 1954 - 2014 Parish E-Mail [email protected] Religious Ed. Email [email protected] Parish Web Address www.ourladylake.org Parish Staff Pastor: Father Dennis J. O’Brien Weekend Assistant: Msgr. James Mongelluzzo Deacon: Tim Cross Pastoral Minister: Joan Burns Religious Ed. Director: Lisa Sciacca Religious Ed. Grade Coordinators: Elizabeth Rawlinson & Michelle Lutter Religious Ed. Secretary: Debbie Bronchuk Parish Office Manager : Tracy Kennedy Parish Secretary: Kathryn Gravel Administrative Assistant : Wendy Mullin Facility Manager: Frank Ricardo, Jr. Director of Music: Regie Pineda Liturgical Celebrations Lord’s Day Masses: Saturday: 5:00 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM, 9:45 AM, 11:45 AM Daily Mass: 8:00 AM (M, T, W) Communion Service: 8:00 AM (Th, F) Sacrament of Reconciliation Every Saturday at 4:00 PM and by appointment. Mission Statement As a faith-filled Christian Community we are committed to building up the Body of Christ and strengthening the Kingdom of God. Through diverse ministries, we share our many gifts to respond to the needs within and outside our Parish Community. Confident in our strengths and aware of our weaknesses, we enter into collaboration with other communities to deepen our relationship with Jesus and one another. By fulfilling our pastoral, sacramental, and educational needs, we, as a Eucharistic Church, work to proclaim the message and presence of the risen Lord. Sacrament of Baptism Parents wishing to have their children baptized must attend an instruction which is offered once a month. Please call the Parish Office to make arrangements. Sacrament of Marriage The Sacrament of Marriage is celebrated following a program of marriage preparation. Please call the Parish Office at least one year in advance to make arrangements. Ministry to the Sick and Elderly Please notify us when a parishioner is homebound or hospitalized so that we may visit the person and offer the sacraments of the Church. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) If you are interested in the process of leading to membership in the Catholic Church, please contact the Parish Office. OUR LADY OF THE LAKE WELCOME TO NEW PARISHIONERS No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church, no matter what your current family or marital situation, no matter what your personal history, age, background, race, no matter what your own self-image: You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved, and respected here at Our Lady of the Lake. If you are new to our parish, please contact the Parish Office to register as a new member of our parish family. Jan 31st ~ Feb 08th 31st SATURDAY St. John Bosco 5:00 PM Bishop Ber nar d J . Flanagan Carmela Dondero 01st SUNDAY Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 AM Geor ge Sheppar d, III Father Anthony Marteka 9:45 AM Bill Helenius Dick Helenius 11:45 AM Nor man Br odeur Father George Lange 02nd MONDAY The Presentation of the Lord 8:00 AM Isabel DiRusso Brother Paul Forster, OCSO 03rd TUESDAY Saint Blaise 7:00 AM Ador ation of the Blessed Sacr ament 8:00 AM Francis Bergeron, Birthday Remembrance Brother Blaise Drayton, OCSO 04th WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM J im Doucette, Bir thday Remembr ance Sister Donna Doyle, PBVM 05th THURSDAY Saint Agatha 8:00 AM Communion Service 06th FRIDAY Saint Paul Miki 8:00 AM Communion Service 07th SATURDAY Blessed Virgin Mary 5:00 PM Ver n Br ideau, Fir st Anniver sar y Pauline Maynard 08th SUNDAY Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 AM Flor ine Leger , 21st Anniversary Malcolm Leger 9:45 AM Rober t Mur chie Father Wayne Benton 11:45 AM J ohn Paquette, Bir thday Remembrance Joan Welsh, Month’s Mind. LEOMINSTER, MA This Sunday, FEB 1st, at the 9:45AM Mass, we recognize Scout Sunday. We thank our Boy Scouts from Troop 12 and their leaders for their contributions to our parish and to our community. On Tuesday, FEB 3rd, we celebrate the Feast of St. Blaise. Fr . DiRusso will bless throats after the 8:AM Mass. Save the dates: The Parish Mission is scheduled for Sunday, March 8th, through Wednesday, March 11th. We will have a different speaker each evening at 7PM. This year’s theme will be: “Listening with the ear of your heart.” Please plan to join us for our annual Lenten Mission. Fr. Dennis will be away on vacation with four priest friends from FEB 2nd until FEB 16th in a place where it does not snow! Food Pantry News Your generosity has helped many people. Week of January 26th, 24 bags of food were given out. Parish Support 154 Sunday Envelopes 18 Make Up Envelopes 4 Paid Ahead Envelope Loose Cash SUNDAY COLLECTION Monthly Maintenance Fuel JAN 24/28 $ 4,526 $ 521 $ 80 $ 972 $ 6,099 $ 74 $ 242 PARISH TITHING Haiti Project $ 610 Thank you for your generous support! TAIZE PRAYER AT ASSUMPTION COLLEGE Experience the Sacred in Song and Silence with Taize Chant and Prayers on Friday, FEB 6th, at 8PM at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Assumption College, 500 Salisbury St. Worcester. Next Weekend’s Celebrants February 07th, SATURDAY 5:00 PM Msgr. James Mongelluzzo February 08th, SUNDAY 8:00 AM Msgr. James Mongelluzzo 9:45 AM Msgr. James Mongelluzzo 11:45 AM Msgr. James Mongelluzzo FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME MINISTRIES IN ACTION Cookie Gram Request:We ar e looking for donations of cookies to send to our College Kids for Valentine's Day. Any cookie donations can be left in the baskets at the entrance to the church by Sunday February 1st. We will be packaging the boxes to send to our college students on Tuesday, FEB 3rd at 10AM. If you are available to help us assemble the packages, we would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you. Men’s Spiritual Study Join other men for some lively discussion on Wednesday, FEB 03rd, 7-8PM in the St. Padre Pio Room (B14), as we study Matthew, Chapter 6, to spotlight the truths of our Catholic faith. Contact David La Liberty with any questions: 978-537-1134 or email [email protected] SOUPER BOWL THIS WEEKEND! The "Souper Bowl" is an attempt to care for the "least of our brothers and sisters" by encouraging us to donate the cost of a bag of snack food or beverage as we leave Mass on this weekend of Super Bowl Sunday. Last year our parish raised $1989.40 which was distributed to our parish Food Pantry and Our Father’s House to help feed people right here who are hungry. This puts our 16 year total at over $19,000 of which every penny has been donated to local food shelters. This year’s collection will go to support the Brown bag Ministry, Our Lady of the Lake’s effort to extend the Food Pantry for those in our local community. Our teens will be at the doors next weekend to accept your support for this super effort! Our Annual Chowder Fest is scheduled for Friday, FEB 27th from 5-7:30PM in St. Joseph’s Hall. Menu includes clam, fish, and corn chowder, macaroni & cheese, corn bread, crackers, bread, coffee, tea and desserts. Tickets are: Adults $7, Children 6-12 $3.50; and Seniors $5. If you are interested in helping with this event, please call Jane O’Hara at 978-597-2555 or email [email protected] or use the sign up sheets at the church entrances. Lenten Faith Formation Experience Monsignor Jim Mongelluzzo will present a four part series on the Mass dur ing the season of Lent. The sessions will take place Wednesday evenings from 7PM-8:30PM on FEB 25th, MAR 4th, MAR 18th, and MAR 25th. We encourage everyone to consider coming to these presentations in order to enrich your understanding of why we do what we do as a community when we gather to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Babysitting will be pr ovided so that young families may have the opportunity to attend these sessions being given by a master teacher of the Liturgy. On each of these evenings, Mass will be celebrated at 5:30PM and be followed by a simple meal of soup and bread to which ever yone is invited. We are looking for volunteers to prepare meatless soups on the evenings of the Lenten Faith Formation series. Please use the sign up sheets located at the church entrances. The suppers will be served at 6PM in the St. Katherine Drexel Room, (M8). Anyone interested in becoming a Lector or a Eucharistic Minister, please contact Joan Burns this week. Training will take place for both of these ministries during the season of Lent. Joan can be reached at [email protected] or the parish office, Ext. 103. PRAYERS FOR OUR PARISH SICK Please keep the following individuals in your prayers as we pray for their recovery and well being. Dale Duval Craig Charpentier Mike Boucher Leona Christian Peggy Malo Chris Todd Cheryl Beiler Katie Cannon Scott Bouchard Richie Powers Darren McCullough Robbyn Paradis Deacon Ron Aubuchon Faith Ann Castrini Samuel Costa Richard Ducharme June Bechard Charles Muth Paul Crisostamo Alice Aubuchon Linda Hier Susan Bartlett Ellie Aiello Jim Normandin Nick Murphy Maureen Cormier Rebecca Smith Donna Thomas Carol Kilcoyne Terry Allen JANUARY 31/FEBRUARY 01, 2015 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION and TEEN ACTIVITIES Sacramental Gathering for Parents and Students who are preparing to receive Reconciliation in the Fall of 2015 will be held on Wednesday, FEB 4th, 6:30PM-8:30PM and again on Sunday, FEB 8th, 1PM-3PM. Please remember to bring the prayer box that you and your child have already decorated. Jr. High Youth Group Activity for all 6-7-8th grade students. Now Playing: A “Cook Off” on Friday, FEB 6th, 6:30PM-9PM. The challenge is on! Which team can get closest to the recipe? We welcome our guest speaker from Our Father’s House, Kevin MacLean. Please bring a batch of homemade cookies with you, so we can create baggies with handwritten Valentine notes for those who are served through Our Father’s House and Our Lady of the Lake’s Food Pantry. Please come and bring a friend! HIGH SCHOOL I PEER RETREAT Pictures are posted on the window of the Religious Ed Work Office. Please stop by to take a look at the faces of the teens for whom you prayed! And again, thank you! WOMEN’S RETREATS: “New Beginnings,” MAR 6-8 at Sacred Hearts Retreat Center, Wareham MA and “My One Wild & Precious Life,” MAR 20-22, Immaculate Conception Spiritual Renewal Center, Putnam, CT. For more information contact Peggy Patenaude at 508548-9149 or [email protected] As part of the Year of Consecrated Life events, the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary are sponsoring an open house at Presentation Convent, 99 Church Street, Leominster, AND Sacred Heart Convent, 22 Cottage Street, Fitchburg on Sunday, FEB 8th, 2PM-4PM. Please join us for conversation and refreshments to celebrate our call to consecrate life. For any questions please contact one of the following: Sr Mary Anne Seliga, PBVM, 978-537-7108 or Sr Maureen Hickey, PBVM, 978-790-0056. Are you interested in the Priesthood? If you are high school age, college age, or older, come and learn more about the priesthood at a 24-hour retreat directed by Bishop Robert McManus on Friday, MAR 27th, & Saturday, MAR 28th, 6PM6PM. This r etr eat will be held 30 minutes fr om Worcester at the Immaculate Conception Retreat Center in Putnam, CT. No cost and transportation provided. Contact Fr. Dennis if you are interested. Learn more at www.worcestervocations.com. MEN: Explore and discover how being a Catholic man can make a difference in our world today! All men are invited to attend the 15th Annual Diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference at the Worcester’s DCU Center, Saturday, MAR 21st. Hear 5 dynamic Catholic leaders share their life experiences with over 1,000 other Catholic men. Dynamic Catholic Institute’s Allen Hunt; Arise Ministries’ Dominick Albano; Blessed2Play’s Ron Meyer; and ‘Catholic A nswers’ host Patrick Coffin. Father Michael Gaitley will offer a special presentation on divine mercy, the role of the Blessed Mother and the importance of receiving mercy through confession. Bishops and diocesan and religious priests will hear confessions. Bishop McManus will offer Mass. For a Conference brochure, further information, or registration, call Ed Sullivan, 978 537-6553, or Kyle Norton, 978-514-5438. Great father and son event! Visit www.FirstMensConf.org on the web! Partners in Charity is sponsoring an Evening of Inspiration featuring John Allen Jr., speaking on the Papacy of Pope Francis. Thursday, FEB 5 5:30 Reception, 6:15PM Presentation Limited seating is available at the St. Vincent Hospital Atrium at 123 Summer Street, Worcester. Contact Heather at 508-929-4366 or email [email protected] by FEB 2nd. John L. Allen Jr is the Associate Editor at Crux: covering all things Catholic; Associate Editor for The Boston Globe; Former Senior Correspondent at the National Catholic Reporter, Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN, as well as Author, and Excellent Speaker. JANUARY 31/FEBRUARY 01, 2015 BROWN BAG MINISTRY MEETING FEB 1st at 1PM Note time change. We will have a meeting this Sunday in the St. Katherine Drexel Room (M8) to create our teams and schedule people to prepare and serve the meals for the next six months. Please come and join us. Families with kids are most welcome to attend this meeting, so that we can go over all of the details and be home in time for the big game! Preparation of the meals will take place her e in our parish kitchen (2:30PM-5:30PM) and then the meals will be served at each location on the dates listed below (6PM-7PM). Volunteer s could commit to one or both of these times. Please call the parish office or attend the meeting today to get involved. BROWN BAG MINISTRY MEAL DATES Father’s House: FEB 28, MAR 28, APR25, MAY 23, JUN 27, JUL 25. Days Inn: FEB 7, MAR 21, APR 11, MAY 09, JUN 20. Please help in making this February Calendar Raffle a huge success this year by participating in the raffle. You may mail your chances and donation in to the parish office or place your envelope in the offertory basket. Late donations will still be accepted throughout the month of February and you will still be eligible to win on the remaining days. If you require additional calendars or chances, please stop by the parish office. Donation cost is $10 per chance. Good Luck to all! Women’s Guild celebrates Mardi Gras The OLL Women’s Guild will meet this Wednesday, FEB 4th at 1:30PM in the St. Katherine Drexel Room, (M8); the 3rd Annual Mardi Gras party will follow the meeting. Bring a friend. Start planning your costume now! Tickets will be issued to everyone in costume, more if you use the colors purple, green, and gold, and extra tickets for homemade masks and costumes! Tickets are redeemable for a raffle prize. If you need a mask or beads they will be available at the meeting. THIS WEEK’S PARISH EVENTS SATURDAY, JANUARY 31st 07:30 PM AA Meeting SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 01st 08:30 AM Beginnings Class 09:00 AM Coffee Shop available after 8AM Mass 09:45 AM Gr. 4/5 Mass, Childcare available, Coffee Shop after Mass 01:00 PM YR1 Parent/Student Sacred Space 03:00 PM Pilgrims on the Journey Meeting 06:00 PM High School II Class MONDAY, FEBRUARY 02nd 04:15 PM Grs 1-5 Religious Education Classes 06:45 PM Grs 6-8 Religious Education Classes TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 03rd 07:00 AM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 04:15 PM Grs. 1-5 Religious Education Classes 06:30 PM Religious Ed Commission Meeting 07:00 PM Final Journey Home Team Meeting 07:30 PM RCIA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 04th 01:30 Women’s Guild Mardi Gras and Meeting 06:00 PM Cub Scout Pack 3 Meeting 06:30 PM YR1 Parent/Student Sacred Space 07:00 PM 12 Steps Meeting 07:00 PM Adult Folk Group Practice 07:00 PM Men’s Spiritual Study THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 05th 09:00 AM Dominoes 01:00 PM Prayer Shawl 06:00 PM BSA Troop 12 Meeting 07:00 PM Adult Choir Practice 07:00 PM OA Meeting FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 06th 04:15 PM Choir of Angels 06:30 PM Jr. High Youth Group 07:30 PM Al-Anon Meeting SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 07th BSA Bake Sale after 5PM Mass 03:00 PM Brown Bag Ministry Food Prep 07:00 PM Squaw-No-Cook Meeting 07:30 PM AA Meeting.
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