Newsletter |September 20th, 2021
Lord, Hear Our Prayers
For the sick, especially: James Dillon, brother of Theresa Ward; Helmut Schweiger, father of Tom Schweiger; and Bob Swanson. May they know Gods comfort and love.

For those whom God has called to his kingdom, especially: Mildred Martin; Michael Kelly; and Hal Lass. May they obtain the fullness of your promises in the world to come.

We invite you to complete our Prayer Request Form or call/email Jody Fitts at the parish office at 206-523-6776 to add names to the prayer list.
OLL Thanks You!
Getting ready to sing again...Thank you to Kay Hessemer who has made special masks for our entire choir.

"I am and a lifelong seamstress. To date I have made nearly 120 singers masks, and Our Lady of the Lake is my best customer so far! It has been a labor of love to create these masks. As a chorister myself (St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral Choir), I appreciate the importance of singing and am honored to engage in a task that permits us all to make music again. One who sings, prays twice!"
Saint Vincent de Paul's Current Needs...
Donations to the food pantry are always welcome! Please place in the bin marked for St. Vincent de Paul in Jubilee Hall. We need toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning solutions, Clorox wipes, canned fruit, beans and meaty soups, laundry soap, and bar soap. Click HERE to learn more...

You can also view our September Highlights HERE which features more about Saint Vincent de Paul and the work they do in our community.
Are You Following Us On Social Media?
We are on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! See our posts? make sure you let us know by liking and sharing them, feel free to leave a comment as well!
OLL, We Celebrate You!
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, our nation sets aside September 15 to October 15, to pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic and Latinx Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. During this National Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor our Hispanic and Latinx parishioners and thank you for all the ways you build up our OLL community.

"One way I celebrate my Hispanic Heritage is by celebrating Epiphany with our Puerto Rican tradition of Three Kings Day. We build the hill of Bethlemen with mini houses and figures topped with a creche that had been my parents. We leave shoe boxes for the three kings filled with grass for their camels hoping to find a few gifts from them in the morning. As my kids started school at OLL, my mom and I were so excited to be able to share this tradition the Kindergarten classroom."
-Liz Jackman

If you would like to share how you celebrate your Hispanic heritage, please send your pictures and/or short story to Liz Jackman
2021 Laker Fun Run
On September 30th, our PreSchool - 8th graders will be participating in our annual Fun Run. This year we are hoping to get Leo the Lion, to the treasure of $40,000. Our "treasure" this year will be used to support our general operating budget, purchase family t-shirts for Grades Pre-K – 8th and enrich the Art and Music Program, which includes: new paper cutter, expansion of the art library, and more percussion instruments! Donate today to help us reach our treasure!
Continue the Conversation...
Building a Racially Just Parish
You are invited to join OLL parishioners in starting the next steps toward building a Racially Just Parish. The participants in the August 28, 2021, session sponsored by OLL Pax Christi Northwest group and OLL Justice and Peace Committee featuring Pax Christi USA National Council Chair, Isaac Chandler, generated many suggestions on this topic. OLL will hold a series of monthly meetings to begin working on these recommended actions.

The first meeting will be via Zoom tomorrow at 7:00pm. Our current plan is to hold these meetings on the third Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in participating, please register HERE. Please refer questions to
Join Cub Scouts Event Tomorrow at 6pm
Outdoor meeting & event. Held at the flagpole entrance to the gym.
Volunteer for Our Faith Formation Programs
Kendra Baker, our new Director of Faith Formation, is working very hard to build a team of volunteers to help with our Faith Formation Programs starting this fall. You can find out more about opportunities and time commitments HERE and sign up to volunteer HERE.
Family Faith Formation
Family Faith Formation is a program for families to grow together in prayer and knowledge of the Catholic faith. Activities and lessons are designed for parents and children ages Kindergarten through 8th grade. Together with other families you will explore the faith and find ways to incorporate it into your family life!

If you didn't have a chance to join us after Mass this past Sunday and would still like to join in, please register below...
Sacramental Prep Parent Info Meeting
7pm this Wednesday Jubilee Hall
Our Sacramental Prep program is for children (usually in 2nd grade) who wish to receive their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Parents should attend our mandatory Sacramental Prep parent meeting this Wednesday at 7:00pm to learn more about the program schedule and registration.

For questions please contact Kendra Baker, Director of Faith Formation via email or at 206-523-6776 ext. 117.
September Collections   
Monthly Budget Goal: $57,000
Collections 1st-16th, 2021: $39,851
Over/Under MTD Budget: $(17,149)

Year To Date
July 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
YTD Budget Goal: $139,600
YTD Collections: $154,566
Over/Under Annual Budget: ($14,966)
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Thank you!
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