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Catholic Services Appeal 2018

February 20, 2018

CSA funds essential programs and ministries that benefit our parish and parishes and communities throughout West Michigan. Please prayerfully consider how you can use your blessings to support this effort and pray for the success of CSA.  Remember that we need a pledge card from every household, regardless of the level of your participation, and any money that we raise over our goal comes back to the parish. Follow the link below to the CSA 2018 page on the Diocese of Grand Rapids website.

Learn more and make your CSA 2018 Pledge online today! 

Watch the Catholic Service Appeal (CSA 2018) Video – English 

Watch the Catholic Service Appeal (CSA 2018) Video -Spanish

DAY of PRAYER and FASTING for PEACE, FEB. 23

February 19, 2018

As we begin this Lenten season, our Holy Father has asked all people, Catholic and non-Catholic, around the world to participate in a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace.
It will take place Friday, February 23. He is asking for prayer on this day to focus on “the tragic prolonging of conflicts in various parts of the world,” particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.
 
The USCCB (United States Catholic Conference of Bishops) is offering some suggestions for ways we can participate in this request:
  1. Learn about the situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Read this statement from the USCCB President.
  2. Pray for peace using this Prayer for the Day of Prayer and Fasting or one of these prayers for peace
  3. Share what you’ve learned with others. Spread the word on social media.
  4. Give to Catholic Relief Services to support their peacebuilding work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and other countries.

True: High School Spring Retreat @ Camp Geneva

High School Spring Retreat

March 16 – 18 @ Camp Geneva

All high school students are invited to getaway for a weekend to grow in faith with other young Catholics through inspirational talks, games, small group discussion, music by John Trabbic Band and time spent with Jesus in the sacraments.

Registration is now open. All high school students (those enrolled in Life Teen and those not enrolled) are invited and encouraged to attend! 

Click here to download and print a registration form, or pick one up on the youth table in Fr. Nash Hall. Last day to register is: Sunday, March 11, 2018! 

Contact Liz at lmarkovicz@oll.org or 616.399.1062 Ext. 123 if you have questions!

Restored-Young Adult Day Retreat-March 10

February 13, 2018

The first step of every restoration process begins with the stripping away of what was, to make way for what will be. This Lent, all young adults (18-35yrs) are invited to spend a day in prayer, reflection, discussion and fellowship, as we prepare for Christ to restore us to the new life He offers us through His resurrection.
To Register, email Liz at: lmarkovicz@oll.org
Cost: Free

Into the Wilderness-Young Adult Lenten Series

All young adults (18-35yrs) are invited to dive deeper into our Catholic Faith as we explore the three pillars of Lent (prayer, fasting, and almsgiving), and then seek to put them into action in our own lives. Gatherings will take place every Thursday evening in the Library at Our Lady of the Lake and will include, social time, catechesis, opportunities for discussion and prayer. Friends are welcome! Come as you are available, all evenings connect to each other, but can also stand alone!
 
February 15 – Into the Wilderness: Prayer
February 22 – The Wild Life of Prayer
March 1 – Into the Wilderness: Fasting
March 8 – The Wild Life of Fasting
March 15 – Into the Wilderness: Almsgiving
March 22 – The Wild Life of Almsgiving
March 29 – Triduum Begins w/Mass of the Lord’s Supper – No Gathering
 
Questions? Contact Liz Markovicz @ lmarkovicz@oll.org or 616-399-1062