Newsletter |October 4th, 2021
Lord, Hear Our Prayers
For all who are ill, and those who care for them: especially James Dillon, brother of Theresa Ward; Helmut Schweiger, father of Tom Schweiger; and Bob Swanson; and those inscribed in our Parish Book of Prayers. May the Spirit of God restore and raise them up.

Oct. 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi in 1869, is the International Day of Non-Violence: let us pray for a worldwide commitment to the principle of non-violence and to securing a culture of peace, tolerance and understanding.

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.
October is the Month of the Rosary
Archbishop Etienne invites you to pray the rosary this month. 
"Drive-Through" Pet Blessing Today at 3:15pm Lower Playground
Deacon Denny will hold the Annual Pet Blessing as a "drive-through" blessing again this year. This is a way to honor and celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. We're not able to have pets walked in on campus, but ALL ARE WELCOMED to bring your pet, a picture of your pet or a stuffed animal. All will remain in the car (entering through the Lower Lot Playground area), but Deacon Denny will offer blessings to each. This year, Fr. Tim Clark is not able to join due to a scheduling conflict.
We Celebrate You, OLL!
Congratulations to our very own Cantor, Erin Greenfield! She and Alex Shestik were married last month under a homemade "chuppah". The bride and groom exchanged rings and then broke a glass, a traditional symbol of Jewish weddings. Mazel Tov, Erin and Alex!
OLL School Fall Open House October 13th
Spread the word to all the future Lakers! Our Fall Open House (October 13, 6:30pm - 8pm) is for all grades - teacher/staff representatives and student ambassadors will be on hand to lead tours, answer questions, and showcase the OLL experience. Prospective families can register to attend HERE. All attendees must show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Any questions? Please contact Deven McCoy
Family Liturgy October 17th
Please join us on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at the 9:30am Mass to celebrate our first Family Liturgy of the school year. As we gather for this Family Liturgy, we are reminded that if we want to be truly great, we must serve others. Jesus modeled for us how we must open wide our hearts and live as He did.
Coaches Needed for
OLL School's Speech Team
The Middle School Speech Team has gotten started with 26 amazing speakers. We are looking for coaches who could meet with a small group of speakers once a week. We are really in need of people available right after school (except for Mondays). These small group sessions are where our speakers really thrive and get the best feedback. If you are available or have any questions please contact Jennifer Kush.
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 – October 15, 2021
In our OLL Mission Statement we say: Our Lady of the Lake is a welcoming and inclusive Catholic community. Nourished by our faith and sacraments, we strive to live Christ’s Gospel by caring for all God’s creation with compassion, mercy and justice.

How to say “Welcome” in Spanish. In Spanish, the word welcome is said differently depending on the person or persons being welcomed. When welcoming more than one person: Bienvenidos (Bee-“N”veh-knee-dose). When welcoming a woman or girl: Bienvenida (Bee-“N” veh-knee-dah). When welcoming a man or boy: Bienvenido (Bee-“N” veh-knee-dough)

Did you know that there are twenty feast days for the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated in various Hispanic countries? Including...January 21: Feast of Nuestra Sra. de Altagracia, or Our Lady of Highest Grace, patroness virgin of the Dominican Republic. February 2: Feast of   Virgen de Copacabana, Our Lady of Copacaba, patroness of Bolivia. February 3: Feast of Virgen de Suyapa, Our Lady (Virgin) of Suyapa, Honduras. And so many more…to find a full list, please visit our website.

You can also find more photographs of the sacred images HERE.
Two Events To Look Forward To During
Filipino American History Month
We honor and recognize our Filipino American parishioners who helped build and maintain Our Lady of the Lake Community.

Please Check out the Historic Seattle Website for info about “Part 2 of Historic Filipino American Gathering Places in Seattle” on Oct 7 from 6-7pm online. Also on Oct 17 from 1-2:30pm check the Wing Luke Asian Museum Website for “Filipinx on Indigenous Lands” and "I Am Filipino"
Parishioner Steve Hooper and brother,
John are featured....
Seattle University Magazine "Here We Meet" Fall 2021 Issue features the Hooper brothers in an article called "A Mother's Mission Lives On". Brothers honor the legacy of their Mother through a memorial scholarship fund. Your can read the full article HERE on page 30 and 31.
Scout Me In!
*reminder that BSA Troop 171 is grades 5th grade and up
September Collections   
Monthly Budget Goal: $57,000
Collections 1st-30th, 2021: $72,149
Over/Under MTD Budget: $15,149

Year To Date
July 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
YTD Budget Goal: $139,600
YTD Collections: $186,864
Over/Under Annual Budget: $47,264
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Thank you!
Our Paper Bulletin Is Back!
Our weekly bulletin is back and can be found on the tables at the back of the church. It includes similar content to this newsletter with the additional of the weekly readings and maybe a few surprises along the way. It's easy to grab before or after Mass and can be shared with family and friends.

If you have content or picture to share in future newsletters or bulletins, please send to Liz Jackman. Our weekly deadline is Thursday by 4pm.
Mass Updates and Links
This month the Archdiocese is continuing to see exposures on parish campuses. In many of these cases the individual came to Mass when they weren't feeling well. Sometimes people may believe a symptom is from a cold or allergy. We would like to remind people to stay home when they are not feeling well. To help distinguish the differences, here is a chart from the Washington State Department of Health: