This Week

November 18, 2018

2018 Give Miami Day

Dear Parents, Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School.

Thank you for your overwhelming support of our students and our school during the 2018 Give Miami Day. In a short 24-hour period, your enthusiastic generosity brought us a total of $17,875.00 from 227 gifts. Through your generosity, we will continue to cover the cost of police and security personnel presence at our school and pay for the new A/C units for the Gym/Cafetorium.

Your family will be in our daily prayers. Thank you for supporting Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School where we continue to educate this generation of children for our country and for our Church.

Thank you and Blessings,

Ricardo Briz, Principal
Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School


  • WINNER: Nicole Peña - Donation at Midnight. Won a Dining Certificate from Trattoria Pampered Chef Restaurant.
  • WINNER: Aubrey Sanchez – Donation at 8:00 a.m. Won a Starbucks gift card.
  • WINNER: Ginger Fernandez - Donation at 10:40 a.m. Won a P.F. Chang’s Dining Gift Card.
  • WINNER: Noeima Capuano - Donation at 4:00 p.m. Won an Italy Today Restaurant Gift Card.
  • WINNER: Esther Mansell – Donation closes to 11:00 p.m. Won a mani/pedi certificate from Dianne’s Impressions Salon.

Thanksgiving Mass Schedule

Bilingual, Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:00am.

Thanksgiving Feast

Father Alvarez cordially invites those who find themselves alone and with no place to celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday, to a luncheon he will host on that day.

Please join him for a Thanksgiving Feast.

Thursday, November 22, 2018: Immediately following 10:00am Mass in the Parish Hall.

RSVP at 305-558-2202 (OLL office) by Monday, November 19th.

Thanksgiving Drive

Our Lady of the Lakes Church will again this year be collecting food for the needy families in our community. The items turned in will be used to complete food baskets as part of a combined effort with the Parish. Our goal is to feed over 300 families, so we encourage you to send in as many items as possible.

Collection will begin on Thursday, November 1st through the morning of Monday, November 19th.

The items we are requesting are as follows:
  • Marshmallows
  • Dried Beans
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Corn 16 oz.
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Rice (2 Or 3 Lb. Bags)
  • Cranberry Sauce 16 oz.
  • Peas 16 oz.
  • Green Beans 16 Oz.
  • Sweet Potatoes 40 oz.
  • Stuffing

Winn Dixie, Publix, or Sedano’s gift certificates are also welcomed. Feel free to contribute any other non perishable food items as well.

Thank You!

2018 ABCD English Video

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Archdiocese of Miami – Office of the Archbishop

November 18, 2018

Dear Friends in Christ:
As an archdiocese, we will soon take up the national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Your support to this collection brings change to communities across the country and empowers those living in poverty to transform the places they live into reflections of the Kingdom of God. Your support goes a long way in creating communities that are more just and welcoming to those who live trapped in the cycle of poverty. In addition to making an impact nationally, those living in poverty in our own diocese are empowered through the 25 percent share of the collection that stays here.

Click here to read more in English

Click here to read more in Spanish

Vocation Cup

We thank the following families for hosting the Vocation Cup this past week:

The Borrego Family
The Batista 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

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