This Week

January 20, 2019

Festival News at Our Lady of the Lakes Church

Come and join us at our Annual Spring Festival!

Thursday, March 7 - Sunday, March 10, 2019.

The festival features 16 of the best international food booths. There will be more than 20 popular carnival rides to thrill people of all ages.

Click here to download the flyer

2019 Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive (ABCD) Begins

Hope has a name… Jesus.

Hope has a name: Jesus. To put our faith in Jesus means we must put it into action through charity. Our archdiocesan programs and ministries effect change, share the love of Christ, and bring hope to people in need. In the words of Pope Benedict, “A world without God is a world without hope. A world without God is a world without a future.”

Once a year, we commit ourselves to the ongoing work of the Archdiocese of Miami by supporting the ABCD. Next week, every parish in the Archdiocese will unite to ask our Catholic community to support this year’s annual appeal by making a gift.

Please consider making a donation, whether by responding to the Archbishop’s letter, making a gift online at or turning in your pledge envelope at the Church.

Individually, we can change our own life, but together, we can change the world. United, let us be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.

Life is God’s gift to us, and what we do with it is our gift to God.

La Esperanza tiene un nombre... Jesús.

La Esperanza tiene un nombre: Jesús. Poner nuestra fe en Jesús significa que debemos ponerlo en acción a través de la caridad. Nuestros programas y ministerios de la Arquidiócesis cambian de efecto, comparten el amor de Cristo, y traen esperanza a las personas necesitadas. En palabras del Papa Benedicto, "un mundo sin Dios es un mundo sin esperanza. Un mundo sin Dios es un mundo sin futuro ".

Una vez al año, nos comprometemos con el trabajo en curso de la Arquidiócesis de Miami apoyando al ABCD. La semana que viene, cada parroquia de la Arquidiócesis se unirá para pedirle a nuestra comunidad católica que apoye laApelación Anualeste año haciendo un regalo en forma de un compromiso.

Por favor considere hacer una donación, ya sea respondiendo a la carta del arzobispo, haciendo un regalo en la RED en o entregando su sobre de compromiso en la iglesia.

Individualmente, podemos cambiar nuestra propia vida, pero juntos, podemos cambiar el mundo. Unidos, seamos Uno en la fe, uno en la esperanza y otro en la caridad.

La vida es el regalo de Dios para nosotros, y lo que hacemos con él es nuestro regalo a Dios.


To the following couple who was Married on

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Isabelle Scott & Jose A. Daza

We pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and keep you in your love for one another!

Formed APP

We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to an exciting, new online platform! It’s EASY and FREE to register!

  1. Go to
  2. Create a personal account with your username/email and password.
  3. Start enjoying the best Catholic content all in one place!
  4. Share with others in our local community!

Use it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone and enjoy 24/7 access to the truth, beauty, and meaning of the Catholic Faith anytime, anywhere!

Vocation Cup

We thank the following families for hosting the Vocation Cup this past week: The Morales Family / The Hernandez Family.

The Vocation Blessing Cup is a wonderful instrument of prayer and devotion for our parish families. The Cup reminds each host family that it is their responsibility to pray for and foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life. A family is asked to host the Vocation Cup for one week. It will travel from home to home as a sign of our total parish commitment to praying for vocations.

Seeking Volunteers for the Vocation Cup

Bringing home the vocation cup is a wonderful opportunity to unite any family in prayer, bringing them closer to God and to each other while praying for vocations.

If you and your family would like to volunteer to take home the vocation cup for one week, please fill out the information below and turn it into the rectory office or drop it in the offertory basket.

Thank you for your support!

Click here to download the form

Matching Gift

Increase your donation to Our Lady of the Lakes with employer matching funds. Many employers will match your personal donation.

Check with your company for more information on matching gift programs.

Employer matching gifts may also be available to you if you are the spouse of an employee, a retired employee or the spouse/widow/widower of a retiree.

What is a Matching Gift?

A matching gift, also known as a matching fund or matching donation is a charitable gift made toward a non-profit organization by a matching donor (e.g., an employer) under the provision that an original donor (e.g., an employee) first makes a gift toward that organization.

Examples of Companies that do Match:

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Elsa Reus, Director, Community Relations and Alumni, at or 305-558-2202 ext. 616.

Other Information

Catechists and Assistants Needed
Easy Giving Options
ABCD Drive
School News
2018 Sponsors