The lighting of Easter luminarias has been a long standing tradition at Our Lady of the Lake. If you would like to have a candle lit in honor or memory of a loved one, in gratitude for blessings received, or as a prayer request, please complete the form below and place it in an envelope marked “Easter Luminarias”. The envelope can be mailed or hand delivered to the Pastoral Center Office or dropped in the Sunday collection. Please submit requests as soon as possible. Questions call Karen Eaton, 715-685-1734
Lent, commencing on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2024, underscores the significance of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School, in collaboration with the Catholic Order of Foresters #2506, is dedicated to serving others.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, the school community will focus on the almsgiving aspect of Lent by organizing a drive for new socks and blankets. The objective is to support Ashland’s New Day Advocacy Center through a Christ-like community service initiative. We aim to convey to our students that giving to others aligns with God's will and fosters a connection with Christ, as reflected in Proverbs 22:9, "He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor."
We encourage our students to donate new socks for children or adults. Additionally, opportunities are provided for each student in grades K-8 to create tie blankets for donation. The plan is to instruct older students in the art of blanket making and have them guide and mentor younger children in completing their blankets. Students will be recognized for their efforts with a new Feeding God's Children t-shirt.
Kindly consider preparing for and praying for the success of this event. Our goal is to collect new socks and complete blankets by Monday, March 18th. On March 21, students and staff will wear the new t-shirts provided by the Catholic Order of Foresters, and FatherJerome will bless the socks and blankets before presenting them to representatives from the Ashland New Day Advocacy Center.
If you wish to contribute to this project, kindly bring any new socks or blankets to either the school or parish office by Monday, March 18th, during office hours. Unfortunately, we cannot accept items during non-office hours or those that are used.
As emphasized in Hebrews 13:16, "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."
Wishing you a meaningful and fulfilling Lent!
During the 40 days of Lent, we are called to observe fasting, prayer, and acts of charity. The Lenten Alms Collection aims to support Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School. We encourage you to consider contributing at least one dollar for each day of Lent. Imagine the collective impact if each person commits to donating $40 – a significant support for our school!
Could you consider giving up one "fast food" meal each week of Lent and contribute the saved dollars as alms? Additionally, could you sacrifice your daily or weekly specialty coffee to support the Catholic education of a student?
To facilitate your contributions, specially made envelopes will be available at both Our Lady of the Lake and the school to receive your donations. Your support will make a meaningful difference in the education of our students.
The restoration of the steeple at St. Mary’s Parish in Odanah began this fall under the direction of the construction company Angelo Luppino, Inc. To support the restoration of the church exterior, the parish sought financial assistance from the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA). St. Mary’s was successfully awarded a financial grant as part of the FSPA's "Seeding a Legacy of Healing" program.
The granted funds will cover expenses for Phase 1 of the project, encompassing the replacement of the steeple façade and the repair of foundation corners. Parishioners are eagerly anticipating the completion of these renovations.