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FORMED: Free Catholic Movies, Audios, and More!

With FORMED, you can enjoy free Catholic movies, audios, e-books, and more! Thanks to the Corpus Christi Foundation, our parish has a subscription that is available to all parishioners. You can also share it with anyone! Here’s how to register:

  1. Go to ourladyofthelake.formed.org.
  2. Click “Register” and enter your name, email address, and desired password.
  3. Download the app on your mobile devices.
  4. Enjoy free Catholic content online or on the app! We suggest popping some popcorn and watching the “Pope John Paul II” movie with your family.
  5. Spread the word!

You can also pick up a bag of microwave popcorn with registration instructions in the gathering space at the parish!

Virtual Ministry Fair

Virtual Ministry Fair

Everyone has gifts from the Lord, and we are all called to use them to serve him and our neighbors. Please consider using your gifts to further the Kingdom of God in our parish community. Our parish will now hold a Ministry Fair twice a year, but there’s no reason to wait to get involved! Browse this Virtual Ministry Fair, then fill out the Ministry Interest Form to have a parish staff member contact you. Or, if you’re ready to begin ministering, fill out the Ministry Application. You do not have to fill out the forms if you are already actively involved with a ministry.


This Year Won’t Be Business as Usual

It’s time to get back to basics, to recommit ourselves to Christ and his Church. It’s time to get serious about holiness, about knowing our faith, worshiping God, serving those in need, and following the example of our Lord’s most perfect disciple: Our Lady. It’s time to come together as the Body of Christ to support every member of this parish as we reorient our lives around the Gospel mission. And it’s time to call upon the Holy Spirit and to proclaim the Catholic faith in Holland, on the Lakeshore, and to the ends of the earth.

That’s why this year won’t be business as usual at Our Lady of the Lake. That’s why you’re seeing so many new programs and initiatives at OLL. And that’s why we’re calling on each and every one of our parishioners to get involved in ministries, social guilds, and catechetical programs. God is calling all of us to know, love, and serve him and his people, and this parish needs your commitment in order to worship God, care for the poor, and spread the good news of Jesus Christ!

Go to www.ollvision.org for more information on how you can recommit to Christ and his Church at OLL this year.

Middle School Retreat

Verified: 2018 Middle School Retreat

Download the registration form and turn it in by Sunday, October 21

Who: Grades 6, 7, and 8

Where: Camp Geneva (3995 Lakeshore Dr. N.)

Cost: $70 per person

When: October 26-28

Drop-Off Time: 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Camp Geneva chapel building

End Time: 12 p.m. on Sunday

This retreat will point middle schoolers to Christ and remind them that they are verified through Christ and not by what social media or the world says about them. The weekend will be a mix of games, talks, small group discussions, and praise and worship. It will also include Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and Confession on Saturday night. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, toiletries, clothing appropriate for indoor and outdoor activities in late October, a pair of comfortable clothes, a journal, and a pen.

The Month of the Rosary

An Invitation from Pope Francis:
Pray the Rosary Daily for the Church in October

“The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and St. Michael the Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other.”

Pope Francis asks that we conclude our daily Rosaries with these two prayers:

  1. Sub Tuum Praesidium: We fly to thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
  2. Prayer to St. Michael: St. Michael Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls.