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If you need help please contact the parish office at 803.345.3962 or Fr. Dennis Willey at 843.834.5447.
Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! Merry Christmas and Blessings to all for the coming New Year! This Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Once again, today's letter is going to be "just the basics".

Be aware that COVID-19 continues to rise in SC and in Chapin. Be prudent and don't take unnecessary risks. Please do not attend Masses if you have any symptoms of a cold (cough or sneezing), the flu, or Covid-19 or even if you just don't feel 100%. Join us online instead. Mask use continues to be recommended and encouraged for all.

This Friday is a FIRST FRIDAY. I will hear Confessions from 10:00AM until 11:30Am followed by Mass at 12 Noon.

Other events this month:

Faith Formation classes and Youth meetings RETURN on 9 January 2022. The 5PM Sunday Mass IS a LIFE TEEN MASS!

This weekend, 7 and 8 January, is the Proudly Pro-Life Weekend Rally and March. The march begins at 11:00AM from the University of South Carolina's Russell House, 1400 Greene Street, Columbia, SC. If you are not able to personally attend the rally or March please pray that all human life be respected and treated with dignity from conception to a natural death.

This Sunday, 9 January, the Adult Bible Study returns to in person meetings starting at 9:15AM in the Library on the second floor of the FLC.

The Men's Club, WinGs and Senior Luncheon are all meeting the week of 10 January.

Deacon Malcolm begins a new Adult Faith Formation on "Women in the Old Testament" beginning Wednesday, January 12th at 10:15am and again on Thursday, January 13th at 6:30pm.

Some brief, but important news and reminders:

There is 8:00AM Hospitality Hour and 10:30AM Hospitality Hour this Sunday. The Knights of Columbus are hosting the 10:30AM Hospitality.
Friendly Voices, our newest parish ministry, continues to seek Neighborhood Contacts. 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,

Fr. Dennis
NOTES OF IMPORTANCE FROM THE DIOCESE

The Stewardship Council is sponsoring four tickets to attend this event! If you are interested in attending please email stewardship@ollchapin.org. You are needed! The South Carolina Council of Catholic Nurses will hold "Nurses United in Faith" at 11 a.m. Jan. 28, 2022. The event will include Mass, reception with lunch and a presentation by Nourish for Caregivers, nourishforcaregivers.com.
Please RSVP by Jan. 8 to: nursesunitedinfaith.rsvpify.com

Synod on Synodality: If you have not already done so, please complete the Synod on Synodality 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.
For more information regarding the Synod, and to listen to the Bishop's Message on the Synod, visit: charlestondiocese.org/synod2023.

With President Biden's Covid Vaccine mandates in place, Bishop Guglielmone has issued a letter for those who may be seeking a religious exemption. You may download and print the letter for this purpose HERE. There is no need to request a letter from a priest.

Check it out!

NOTES OF IMPORTANCE ON COVID-19

See Current Covid Protocols at OLL. Masks are still being recommended and all are encouraged to receive Holy Communion in the hands. Please review HOW to receive Holy Communion properly in the hand HERE.
PARISH FINANCIAL UPDATES
ABOVE** budget by 5.41%

The 2021 Bishop's Annual Appeal has ended. We will update you on the final numbers for the diocese and our parish once we receive this information from the diocese. The 2022 Bishop's Annual Appeal is about to begin. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

The weekly financial report is available HERE. We had a wonderful Christmas Collection. THANK YOU!!!

Please remember that every gift to the church helps, no matter the amount. We emphasize equal sacrifice--not equal giving! THANK YOU for your generosity and support!!

If you would like to know more about Online Giving click HERE!
We live stream the Sunday 10:30AM Mass using BOXCAST and FACEBOOK-LIVE. Links are also provided on our parish web site and in the Weekly Reminder.

Note: BOXCAST has the best streaming!
NEW: Look for our parish channel on BoxCast Apps
in Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV for a direct link.
You can find us listed as Our Lady of the Lake, Chapin SC.

The WORSHIP AID for Sundays is now published in the Bulletin!

PARISH BULLETIN FOR THIS WEEK: BULLETIN.


Prayer of Spiritual Communion:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly
to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen
Our Parish mailing address is:
195 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin SC 29036
HERE is a list of things you can do to stay in touch with, and continue to support us at Our Lady of the Lake: