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1729 Stop 30 Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 | 615-824-3276

 

Lakehouse Waterfront Dinner

Wine & Bourbon tasting

Looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift? Lakehouse Youth Group is hosting the Waterfront Dinner on February 19th at 6:00 PM. Enjoy dinner along with wine and bourbon tasting with live music. Tickets will be available for purchase after Mass the last weekend of the month. All proceeds will benefit the Lakehouse summer mission trip.

 

Novena for Life

Novena for Life

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Novena for Life. It started Monday, January 17, and runs through the 26th in the sanctuary at 6:30 PM. On Wednesday of this week, it will follow Mass. It’s no too late to join!

 

Love to sing?
Check out our Choirs!

Adult Choir

Youth Choir

 

Room In The Inn Needs

Room In The Inn

ROOM IN THE INN CLOSET NEEDS:  Mens’ winter hats, gloves, scarves, boots (sizes 9 &11), casual, work and jean pants (sizes 30, 32, 34, 36 & 38) are needed.  Everything else is in good supply at this time. Thank you for your dedication and generosity in keeping this closet stocked.  

 

Faith Formation

Children’s Faith Formation Update

In the case of inclement weather, our Faith Formation program policies are as follows:

Sunday Morning (K-5 and The Pier):

Parents will receive a text message the same morning Faith Formation classes are cancelled through our Breeze notification system. On our regularly scheduled Sundays, families are asked to make their best judgement based upon the road conditions in their area and to notify our office about any absences based upon inclement weather:

faithformation@ololcconline.com

Wednesday Evening (Middle School and Lakehouse):

We will follow the Sumner County School system’s cancellation policy for inclement weather. If Sumner County schools are cancelled, so will our Wednesday evening classes. If inclement weather patterns develop later in the day or are expected to worsen, parents will receive a text message notification that Faith Formation classes are cancelled. Please, keep an eye on Channel 4 News for cancellation information with Sumner County schools.

Young Adult ministry

Calling all Catholic Young Adults in their 20’s and 30’s who are over the age of 21 and are looking for a community of peers! Come join our Thursday night Bible Study. We meet at 6:30 in the Lakehouse Youth Room (downstairs off St. Joseph Hall.) This Bible Study is a weekly gathering for our growing community. Come join us and help us build a brand-new community for Young Adults here at Our Lady of the Lake!
For more information, please contact Phillip Baker at 615-338-3903.

 

Adult Faith Formation

 

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1729 Stop 30 Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-824-3276

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

 

I hope these last weeks have been a wonderful time of celebration and joy as we have, once again come together to adore our newborn King!  

 

As I am sure you are already aware, there are many in our community who are falling ill both from COVID-19 as well as the current variant of influenza. I will first ask that we all pray for protection and a speedy recovery of all our friends and family who have fallen ill.  

 

Last spring, after the vaccine became more readily available, in consultation with our parish leadership, I determined that it was time to remove all our restrictions at Mass and around the parish that we had in place to attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. At that time, we removed barriers, removed the masking expectation, and brought back communion under both kinds (both the precious body and blood of Our Lord). My principle motivation was to not restrict your practice of the faith any longer than is absolutely necessary based on the data and advice we had at that time.  

 

Over these last months we have found a good deal of success and very little difficulty with either the flu or COVID as we have brought back so much of our parish life. One question that we discussed last spring was whether you, the faithful of our parish, would desire to receive communion under both kinds again as it certainly is not necessary to receive both species of the blessed sacrament to fully receive Our Lord. In fact, the Church has taught from the beginning that it is not necessary to receive both species, but that a single species (either the consecrated host, or the consecrated wine) is sufficient to receive the fullness of the blessed sacrament.  

 

Over the last couple of weeks, we have noticed more and more of our parish family have become ill as often is the case at this time of year. With that in mind and, in consultation with parish leadership, I have decided to suspend the distribution of the precious blood at this time. I know for many of you this is a disappointment, however, I believe that it will only be temporary, and we will reassess the distribution of the precious blood before Lent begins to see if it is reasonable at that time. 

 

Please continue to pray for one another and know of my prayers for all of you every day! 

 

May the blessings of our newborn King continue to shine down on all of us and this wonderful community that we all love so dearly. 

 

In Christ, 

  

 

Father Gilstrap