Are you looking for a meaningful way to serve the Lord and Our Lady of the Lake Parish? The Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization (LANE) is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to fill our new LANE Assistant role. This is a paid position.
The LANE Assistant needs to be available on Monday and Wednesday evenings during the LANE semesters (seven weeks in the fall, three weeks in the winter, and seven weeks in the spring), plus additional dates for LANE Labs and Leadership Series events. The LANE Assistant will:
Prepare and set up the technology and supplies in each classroom
Set up the food and drinks in the hall
Greet the instructors and students
Assist instructors with technology and set-up
Take registrations on class nights and assist students with their needs
Clean up the hospitality and supplies in the hall, narthex, and classrooms
Upload audio files to the LANE website
Close down the building
For more information and to apply, please contact Carla Niziolek, Director of Discipleship, at email@example.com or at 616-399-1062 ext. 114.
This training is required for all parish volunteers who work with children and youth. It will take place at OLL in Room AB. Only fifty spots are available. Register today at virtusonline.org, or contact Miki Brierty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-399-1062 ext. 108 if you have questions.
The Logic of Being Catholic LANE Leadership Series: September 17, 7 p.m.
Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic father of ten adopted children, a clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host.Dr. Ray will share his story of how logic led him home to the Catholic Church. This event is free and open to the public. After his talk, Dr. Ray will be available to sign books at a public reception.
Simpler Registration and Technological Improvements
The LANE classrooms have been blessed by Bishop David Walkowiak, and this fall, they will be equipped with new and improved technology. In addition, the registration process has been streamlined for quick and easy enrollment in classes and labs.
Women deserve support and care, not abortion. At any time, each of us can support women in difficult or unexpected pregnancies by donating to our local pregnancy center or learning about foster care and adoption. You can also sign a petition in the coming months that creates legislation to ban dismemberment abortion. The procedure—which dismembers a living child in the womb—does nothing to help Michigan women.
Bishop Walkowiak and the other Catholic bishops of Michigan are urging all Catholics to sign the End Dismemberment Abortion Petition. If successful, this petition would ban the procedure without risking the governor’s veto. Christ calls us to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and this legislation will help save many vulnerable unborn children. The petition will be available to sign after all Masses in the narthex on the following weekends:
For more information, contact Cory Lakatos at email@example.com or 616-399-1062 ext. 110. If you are interested in volunteering to help collect signatures, fill out this online form and contact Cory. Thank you!
UPDATE: Though we have already exceeded our CSA contribution goal of $160,674, we are still working on our participation goal of 30%. As of July 25, 443 families have responded. That means we still need 32 families to respond to hit our goal. Parishioners have pledged $164,822.67 to date, and $123,828.83 has been paid. Don’t forget that anything we receive over $160,674 comes back to the parish. Thank you for your generosity and prayers!
The Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) is the annual diocesan collection which supports the programs and ministries of our diocese. As a diocese of over 44,000 Catholic households, our financial gifts are joined together through the CSA in support of the following programs and ministries so that we may continue the ministry of Jesus: priestly vocations, Catholic school education, cultural ministries, Catholic Charities West Michigan, catechesis, and communication. Every financial gift to the CSA helps sustain programs that would not otherwise be possible through one individual or parish “So Faith May Flourish.” Thank you for your generosity!