Newsletter | December 7, 2020
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS
For the Spirit of healing: that God will touch all who are burdened with illness, weakness and in need, especially; For all who are sick, we pray for Barb Allan; Marcia Coluccio, mother of Greg Coluccio; Bill Simpson, brother of Marilee Simpson; Peter Daly, cousin of Becky Mullin; Hanny Susanto; Mike Costello & Mike Lennon, brother and brother-in-law of Paul Costello; Marty Miller; Gary Lydum; Dick Mitchell; Tom Wilson, cousin of Pam Thomas; and Lynne O. May the Lord in his mercy be close to them with his healing power and his tender love May God’s healing Spirit renew them in body, mind, and spirit so that they may live fully, enjoy their relationships and appreciate all of God’s gifts. And those inscribed in the Book of Prayers. May the healing love of the Spirit touch them and bring them to wholeness.

For those who have died, especially Joe Coluccio, uncle of Greg Coluccio. That Christ may welcome them into the fullness of life where sorrow and pain exist no more.

We invite you to email Jody Fitts to add names to the prayer list.
CCS Appeal for the Poor
If you did not receive an envelope for this special collection, please call the Parish Office at 206.523.6776. If you would like to make a donation online, click HERE. Thanks!
WELCOME NEW FAMILIES
We are so blessed to have these new households. Welcome to OLL! Please find below the name of the new families that registered in the month of November:
  • Bonnie Schurr
  • Claudio Pozzi and Valeria Pascucci and son Giulio Pozzi
ADVENT + CHRISTMAS LITURGY SCHEDULE
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, December 8th: Liturgy will be available ONLINE via YouTube.

Christmas Eve Family Liturgy + Christmas Day Mass 
Thursday & Friday, December 24th-25th: Liturgies will be available ONLINE via YouTube.

Advent Vespers + Penance Services
Due to the Pandemic, OLL will not be celebrating our regular Vespers & Penance Services this year. If you wish to attend Vespers or Penance services, please visit the Archdiocese of Seattle website by clicking here for possible schedules within the Archdiocese.

All Sunday (weekend) liturgies throughout Advent will continue to be available ONLINE via YouTube.
GIVING TREE
DEADLINE IS THIS WEDNESDAY THE 9TH!
Mother Teresa Guild would like to thank everyone who has donated to the OLL Christmas Giving Tree this year. It is not too late to make a donation if you act quickly!!! We are still short of our 500 item goal and really need your support. 
 
Please mail or drop off Cash, Checks (Payable to OLL Memo: Mother Teresa Guild) and Gift Cards (Please mark value of GC on card) at Parish Center Office. Or you can give online HERE. (If you currently give online you can login to your account, select a Give A New Gift, select Giving Tree.) 
 
Please see attached link to view the charities we support in 2020 by clicking HERE
 
Any questions: Shavaun (206-524-9661, shavaun@msn.com) OR Whitni (206-949-9060, whitnifun@gmail.com
 
Mother Teresa Guild 
FAITH FORMATION
Please welcome Kinleigh Sisk and Elliott Alston who received the sacrament of baptism this weekend. May their light shine bright!
ADVENT
Looking for Advent Resources for your family this year? Contact McKenzie Mauss! We have Advent Wreath Kits, Giving Mangers, and more. We would love to help you keep the faith alive during this Advent Season!
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
Dear Friends of SVDP,
Many thanks to OLL School – students, parents, teachers, and staff – for the amazing donation of food and grocery gift cards for our Pantry! Especially during this time of keeping our distance, wearing masks, and staying safe, the School found a way to ensure that they would help our neighbors most in need. You are a tangible reflection of Christ in our midst!

The help OLL SVDP provided financially (the majority in rent) over the last 3 months is:
Oct        $4160
Nov       $7000
Dec       $1300 (first 3 days of Dec.)

As in past years, we will provide Christmas Food Boxes (including a ham or turkey) to 25 families we visited this past year.  The donations to our Pantry will help tremendously.

Centro Rendu sent OLL a huge thanks for their donation to the diaper drive that occurred a couple of months ago. We were 1 of 8 Conferences that helped them secure thousands of diapers. They are so grateful!

Christmas blessings,
OLL SVDP Conference
NORTH SEATTLE ROTATING WINTER SHELTER
SHELTER NEEDS
Volunteer for a painting shift at the new Aurora Oaks Shelter site, the former Oaks Nursing Home at 16357 Aurora Avenue N in Shoreline. If interested, sign up HERE.

Thanks to all Lakers who have volunteered for a meal at the Shelter sites this Fall and in December. All slots are reserved through Dec. 31 except supper for 25 on Tues., Dec. 29. Sign up HERE.

DONATE
It costs Lake City Partners $50 per night to shelter each guest. If you would like to contribute financially to Lake City Partners click HERE, or write your check to Lake City Partners and send it to Lake City Partners, c/o Melanie Neufeld, Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th St., Seattle, WA 98125.
GIVING TO PALESTINIANS AT CHRISTMASTIME
Kairos Puget Sound Coalition, of which Our Lady of the Lake Parish is a member, is making an appeal that we consider donating to a Palestinian organization during this time of Christmas. The Palestinian people have been hit terribly by Covid and the complete shutdown of tourism, which is their economic lifeline. Kairos recommends a donation to one of the following:
  • Friends of Tent of Nations - click HERE.
  • Holy Land Trust, a partner of Non-Violence International - click HERE.
  • Middle East Children’s Alliance - click HERE.

Many thanks in advance for your generosity.
COLLECTIONS
November Collections   
Monthly Budget Goal: $67,901.00
Collections Nov. 1-30, 2020: $106,112.00
Over/Under MTD Budget: $38,211.00

Year To Date
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
YTD Budget Goal: $335,765.00
YTD Collections: $365,263.00
Over/Under Annual Budget: $29,498.00
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December Collections
Monthly Budget Goal: $109,161.00
Collections Dec. 1-6, 2020: $7,210.00
Over/Under MTD Budget: ($101,951.00)

Year To Date
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
YTD Budget Goal: $444,926.00
YTD Collections: $372,473.00
Over/Under Annual Budget: ($72,453.00)
Please consider giving your gifts online. Please click on picture to give a one-time or recurring gift.

Thank you!
SCHOOL NEWS
Our Lady of the Lake School is excited to present this year's auction, Wild Wild West, on Saturday, May 1, 2021. We are hoping to celebrate in person, but if not, back up plans will be in place!
 

If you are interested in donating, sponsoring, or volunteering to help with the auction, please email  ollauction@ollseattle.org.
 
Thank you for your support of our school! YEE HAW! Let's have a good time!