Newsletter |October 11th, 2021
Lord, Hear Our Prayers
For all who are ill, and those who care for them: especially Amelia Rios; Ann Leachman; 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.

For those who have died: especially Doug Hartwich; and Richard Kelly. May Christ welcome them all into the light of His presence.  

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.
Thank You to Alison Donsky!
Thank you Alison for presenting this past weekend on the State of Our Parish. As Executive Council Chair your leadership and dedication to our parish can be felt through your words and seen through your actions.

A copy of the Annual Report can be found HERE or you can contact the parish office for a paper copy.
Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a day to recognize indigenous people and the contributions they’ve made to history, as well as to mourn those lost to genocide and Western colonization—and to remember that Native Americans were actually here long before European settlers showed up on our shores. We offer this prayer...

Earth teach me stillness the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage the tree which stands all alone.
-The Ute of North America
OLL School Fall Open House This Wednesday
Register to attend HERE or contact Deven McCoy with questions.
Family Liturgy This Sunday
Please join us on Sunday 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.
World Mission Sunday This Weekend
“We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). Everything we have received from the Lord is meant to be put to good use and freely shared with others...” -Pope Francis for the celebration of World Mission Sunday 2021.

Your support for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith supports the work and witness of the Mission Church and Her priests, religious and lay leaders offering the Lord’s mercy to those in need. Please consider contributing to support this vital work by donating HERE.
Join Us October 24th!
Coat and Glove Drive Starts October 25th
St. Monica Guild is hosting a "Coat & Gloves" Drive benefiting the Elizabeth Gregory Home which services women experiencing homelessness. The Elizabeth Gregory Home is a day shelter where the women can take a hot shower, do laundry, rest and/or nap in safe surroundings, cook and share meals, meet with social services, and have internet access. They are located at 1604 NE 50th St; Seattle WA 98105. You can learn more HERE.

New and gently used women's coats (or unisex) all sizes and gloves can be dropped off in Jubilee Hall starting the weekend of October 25th through the 31st. At this time, no scarfs or hats are needed. 
Father Tim, What Are You Reading?
Four new books are on our webpage, "Father Tim, What Are You Reading?". Every month we will update this page with new books Father Tim is reading including a few words from him. Please check it out HERE.
Welcome to OLL
"May the church be the place of God’s mercy and love, where everyone can feel themselves welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel.” —Pope Francis

Welcome to our new families who joined our parish this September:
  • Gentry King and Michelle Sobremonte-King and their son Grant King
  • Candyce and Michael Cribbs
  • Ellen and Ryan Harasimowicz and their daughters Catherine, Ella and Noelle
  • Xuemin Li and William Miao and their son George Miao
  • Tammy Renee and Nick LeVencenzio and their children
It's Fruitcake Time!
It is time again for the delicious fruitcakes from Father Tim's Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey. Order yours now for your family, as gifts, or have the guild donate to St. Martin de Porres or a local shelter. Proceeds are used for St. Frances Cabrini Guild's service projects and given to the parish through the Altar Society for Altar and Liturgy enhancement.

The cakes come in three flavors and sells for $13. A description can be found on the order form, HERE, which can be dropped off or mailed to the parish office by 11/8/2021. Fruitcakes will be distributed after November 18th.
Continuing the Conversation...
Building a Racially Just Parish
Our next meeting will be via Zoom a week from today, Monday, October 18th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Our plan is to hold these meetings on the third Monday of the month. If you are interested in participating, please register HERE. Please refer questions to the parish office.

To learn more about the context, genesis and purpose of these monthly meetings please read on HERE.
National Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15-10/15
"Señor de Los Milagros is a celebration of the image Cristo Moreno (Brown Christ) who was painted by a slave in the center of Lima. The slaves started to gather around the image and built a small temple around it. During an earthquake, everything collapsed, except for the small wall where the image was painted. The earthquakes repeated many times, but the wall stayed up through it all. In Peru, where my family is from, in the month of October, people gather together and process around their neighborhoods with an image of Señor De Los Milagros. In Seattle, my family and the Peruvian community carry on this tradition. We start by going to mass, wearing our purple robes, each with a pin of Señor de Los Milagros. Then we take turns carrying the icon around the neighborhood while singing traditional songs."

Thank you to OLL 8th grade student, EvaMaria Chavez, for sharing your family tradition this National Hispanic Heritage Month.
October is Italian American Heritage Month
Italian American Heritage Month is celebrated every year during the month of October to honor and recognize the centuries of achievements, successes, and valuable contributions of Italian immigrants and Italian Americans.
We honor and recognize our Italian American parishioners who helped build and maintain Our Lady of the Lake Community.
How to say “Welcome” in Italian?
Benvenuto is the correct way to say “welcome” in Italian. It’s pronounced [benve'nuto]. However, this generally goes for men. The feminine counterpart is benvenuta. In the plural, you would use benvenuti for a group of men or men and women, and benvenute for a group of women.
October Collections   
Monthly Budget Goal: $62,160
Collections 1st-7th, 2021: $14,131
Over/Under MTD Budget: ($48,029)

Year To Date
July 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
YTD Budget Goal: $201,760
YTD Collections: $200,995
Over/Under Annual Budget: ($765)
Please consider giving your gifts online. Please click on picture to give a one-time or recurring gift.
Thank you!
Mass Updates and Links
There will be no daily Mass Wed. the 13th due to Hal Lass's funeral