Our Parish mailing address is:
195 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin SC 29036
Please, DO NOT USE the old PO BOX number for mail to the Parish.
Register HERE to bring up the Gifts at Mass
If you need help please contact the parish office at 803.345.3962 or Fr. Dennis Willey at 843.834.5447.
Dear Friends,

This Sunday we celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Join us for a Eucharistic Procession! After the 1:00PM Mass we will have a Corpus Christi Procession around the Parish Campus followed by a Pot Luck Lunch in St. Andrew Hall. Please join us! You can sign up for the luncheon HERE.

Father’s Day Remembrance.  I will offer a special blessing at the end of Masses this weekend for all our Fathers. Please stand and bow your head for the blessing when asked to do so. The Anniversary of Marriage blessings will be celebrated next week.

As part of our Father's Day Celebrations we are pleased to have the St. Joseph Pilgrim Icon on display at all Masses this weekend. The Knights of Columbus (KofC) Pilgrim Icon Program encourages devotion to St. Joseph as a model for all Christian fathers. The program will be held on June 22, 2022 at 6:30pm in the church. A light reception in St. Andrew Hall will follow. Questions may be directed to Grand Knight, Tom Hrica, 803.603.7860, or email olol.koc@gmail.com. See the Flyer to read all about this special icon and program.

Please! The BirthRight Baby Bottles are due this weekend. Return the bottles to the bassinet in the Narthex with loose change, dollar bills or checks (Write checks to Our Lady of the Lake and Baby Bottle in the memo line) this Father's Day weekend!

Congratulations to Fr. Chris Löester who was Ordained a Priest on Friday, 10 June, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston. Fr. Löester will offer a Mass of Thanksgiving for us on 26 June at the 10:30AM Mass. A light reception of Cake and Punch will follow this Mass in St. Ignatius Hall. If you would like to see his Ordination Mass you may do so on Facebook: HERE.

The Men’s Club and Women's Club continue collecting for the Annual Yard Sale. Please see the FLYER and consider dropping off items in the Family Life Center after all
Masses and on Mondays and Wednesdays between 5:30pm &
7:00pm. (PLEASE NOTE: NO old-style TVs, NO computers, NO clothing, NO fuel in any equipment.) The tag sale itself is scheduled for 25 June 2022.

HELP IS NEEDED to make this a successful fundraiser for the Parish. See the Sign up Sheet on the table in the Narthex.  

The parish will be transitioning to FlockNote from Constant Contact in early July. FlockNote is similar to Constant Contact but is specifically CATHOLIC in its design. The diocese is paying for the parish to use FlockNote so this is a great savings to the parish. All registered parish households will receive an email notifying them that they have been subscribed to FlockNote. You will have more control over how you want to receive messages from the parish, by email or by text. You will also have the ability to register for multiple parish email lists of interest to you. FlockNote allows unlimited editors so every parish ministry and group can set up their own email/text list. We are excited about this coming change so look for it in the near future. As always, you can unsubscribe from this service as well but you will be missing out on all the NEWS from our parish!

Please continue to pray for peace between Russia and Ukraine, throughout Africa and the world. May all world leaders' hearts be converted to the Love of the Risen Christ!

Some brief, but important news and reminders:

We will have the 8:00AM Hospitality this Weekend!
There will be NO 10:30AM Hospitality Hour.

There will be a Patriotic Rosary after the 5:00PM Vigil Mass on 2 July. Please plan on joining us.

Please, if you see something in the church that needs to be fixed or repaired, report it to Donnie Jameson, our Facilities Manager, or to Fr. Dennis. Please do not try to fix or repair something on your own or without permission.

Given the threat to Catholic Churches in recent weeks and in recognition of our continued exposure to vandalism we have returned to our pre-covid policy of locking the main church except for scheduled Masses and events. The Adoration Chapel will remain available for prayer with an entry code. The entry code is available at the parish office.

Parish Neighbors, our newest parish ministry, is off to a great start. We now have 29 Neighborhood Contacts. If you would like to be a Neighborhood Contact please see the flyer HERE and sign-up to be a part of this ministry.

Peace and all good,

Fr. Dennis
ABOVE** budget by 11.38%

The weekly financial report is available HERE.

We are SO VERY CLOSE to 25% participation of registered households in the BAA!!! It is not too late to make a donation. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

On-line Giving helps to plan your giving even while away from our parish on holiday. We are grateful for your continuing generosity. 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!

Catholic Night at Segra Park!

Join Catholics from across the mid-lands to support Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of South Carolina. Here is the basic information:

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Where: Segra Park
Cost: $15 (includes free hat and $5 of each ticket will go to Catholic Campus Ministry)—also possible at purchase are discount vouchers for food and the kids jump zone

In addition, it is $2 Tuesday, so all sodas, Miller Lite, hotdogs, and popcorn are $2. Our different parishes and schools will also be dividing up the National Anthem, first pitch, recognition ceremony before the game, etc.

This will be a great way to start the school year and have the parishes and schools of the midlands all out for an evening of fun and fellowship.

See the FLYER for more details!

Check it out!


The Diocese has removed ALL Covid-19 Protocols except for the restriction on receiving the Precious Blood of Christ at Mass. The choice to wear or not wear a mask at Mass is now up to each individual. For the time being masks will still be provided in the narthex. The Sign of Peace will be restored at all Masses. I am asking that shaking hands, hugging, or kissing be reserved to immediate family members only. Please continue to smile and wave to non-family members around you in the pews rather than extending your hand for the Sign of Peace. Ordinary and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will no longer be stopping to sanitize their hands during the distribution of Holy Communion. (They will continue to sanitize their hands prior to distributing Holy Communion!) Additional adjustments (Collection Basket, Music at the 8AM Mass, etc.) will be discussed and implemented in the near future.

Bishop Guglielmone's letter for those seeking a religious exemption from Covid vaccine mandates is available HERE. A letter from a parish priest is not needed.

Please review HOW to receive Holy Communion properly on the tongue or in the hand 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!


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
Please, DO NOT USE the old PO BOX number for mail to the Parish.
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: