Community Life

Praying the Rosary

At OLL, we pray the Rosary as a community at the following times:

  • Thirty minutes before every weekend Mass in the sanctuary (pews by the baptismal font)
  • Thirty minutes before every weekday Mass in the chapel
  • Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the chapel (on hiatus during June, July, and August)
  • Special liturgical occasions that will be announced ahead of time

Everyone is invited to join in, and latecomers are always welcome.

Click here to sign up to lead the Rosary. Please consider leading as often as you can!

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is prayer in front of the Host, the real presence of Christ, displayed in a monstrance. Adoration takes place in the OLL chapel on the first Friday of every month.

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Community Life Guilds

Is there a group you have always wanted to start at Our Lady of the Lake? Do you yearn for meaningful community? Is there an activity, devotion, or cause that you want to share with others? Now is your chance!

A “guild” is a group of people with similar interests. In the history of the Church, many guilds were like a cross between a prayer society, a support group, and a social club. At Our Lady of the Lake, we envision Community Life Guilds as social groups that draw parishioners and their guests together around faith, fellowship, and fun. There are already a number of groups like this at our parish, and we want to equip parishioners to start more!

Fill out this form or contact Cory Lakatos at or 616-399-1062 ext. 110 with your ideas.

Community Life Events

There’s an opportunity to spend time with your fellow parishioners every month of the year. Take a look at the News & Announcements section on the home page for information on upcoming events.

The Holy Mother’s Beads

This guild makes beaded Rosaries for donation to a variety of causes within and outside the parish. They also pray and socialize together. The Holy Mother’s Beads meets at two different times:

  • Every Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. in Room AB
  • The first and third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Room C

The Crafty Ladies

Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. in Room AB

Do you knit, quilt, or craft in some other way? Bring any crafting project you’re working on for a meeting of the Crafty Ladies. We’ll spend our time working on our projects and getting acquainted with each other. We also occasionally work on group projects such as lap quilts for homebound parishioners. Contact Michelle Bieber at if you have any questions about this guild.

Fridays from 6-7:30 a.m. (Breakfast Provided)

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That Man is You honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive!

Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk

Located in the gathering space of the church, the kiosk provides quality presentations that promote knowledge of the Catholic faith on audio CDs, DVDs, books, and booklets for a small donation of $3 to $5.

Parish Library

The parish has an extensive collection of spiritual and religious books, DVDs, and CDs that are available for parishioners to borrow. There is also a collection of curricula for small groups that are available upon request.

Learn about our vision for the future of Community Life at Our Lady of the Lake at