Please pray this week for sixteen of our parish youth and six of our parish staff/chaperones who, along with myself, will be attending the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis 17-21 November. We plan on celebrating the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, with about 11,000 other youth and adults from all over the United States.
As I will be away this week there is NO DAILY MASS Wednesday through Friday this week. Father Morey will celebrate Masses in my absence at the Vigil Mass on November 20th at 5pm and the two Sunday Morning Masses on November 21st at 8am & 10:30am. I hope to return for the 5PM Mass on Sunday. If I am unable to do so, Fr. Peter will be the celebrant!
This is the last weekend to take gift tags from the Giving Tree and still have a full week to shop and return it by Sunday, November 28, 2021. Remember, the gift descriptions are a guide. Please sign out the gift tags, attach them securely to the wrapped gifts or gift bags and return them by Sunday, November 28, 2021. Thank you for providing Christmas gifts to our less fortunate neighbors! See the flyer HERE for details.
The Knights of Columbus have begun their Keep Christ in Christmas campaign and will be selling Christmas Cards and Wreaths on the plaza this weekend after all Masses.
WinGS, Women in God's Service, is selling their Annual OLL Christmas Ornament featuring one of our stained glass windows in the church. Order your ornament HERE.
This is the Third Sunday of the Month. The deacons will offer a blessing for all married couples celebrating their anniversaries in November. Please stand and bow your heads when instructed to do so at the end of Mass.
Some brief, but important news and reminders:
November is our Annual Stewardship Month. Please view our Parish Ministries Booklet HERE. We have over 50 different Parish Ministries for you to get involved with here at OLL. There is truly something for everyone.
Do you use Amazon for your Christmas shopping? An easy way to support the parish is to switch to Amazon Smile and designate our parish as the recipient of a percentage of your purchase price. Amazon Smile sends a percentage of every purchase to your designated charity at no additional cost to you! Just log in to Amazon Smile and designate Our Lady of the Lake as your charity. The parish receives monies from Amazon Smile on a quarterly basis. If you use the Amazon Smile Mobile App you will need to renew your selection every six months!
The Synod on Synodality Survey is now available. We are asking all parishioners to take the survey. You may take the survey HERE or you may take it at a local Listening Session. Listening Sessions in the greater Columbia area may be found HERE. This list is updated regularly so check back often if none of the current dates work for your schedule.
Throughout the month of November the Parish will offer Prayers and Masses for all the Faithful Departed.
2021 THANKSGIVING DAY AT THE HUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Thanksgiving baskets are being prepared and delivered by the We Care Center in Chapin, so we can still support the community with a monetary donation. Checks can made out to WE CARE and should be mailed to Post Office Box 491, Chapin SC 29036. Checks should be designated “For Thanksgiving.”
The 8:00AM Hospitality Hour has returned and, weather permitting, will be held outside. Otherwise, we will be in St. Ignatius Hall! The 10:30AM
Hospitality Hour will be hosted this weekend by the Men's Club.
Friendly Voices, is our newest parish ministry. Please see their flyer HERE and sign-up to be a part of this ministry.
It is never too late to make a donation to the Bicentennial Campaign as we receive 100% of all new donations! visit DONATE NOW!
Peace and all good,
P.S. Check out these flyers: