Our Lady of the Lake:  Community in Christ
A Commemorative History Book to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary

Our Lady of the Lake Historians are pleased to announce the publication of Our Lady of the Lake: Community in Christ, a commemorative history book to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of our parish.

You will follow the parish from its development time as “The Catholic Church of Hendersonville” to officially becoming Our Lady of the Lake parish November 1, 1969, and on to its 50th anniversary in 2019.   You will learn about our humble beginnings in a rented abandoned schoolhouse on Rockland Road, our formative years at our church on New Shackle Island Road and our years of growth at our current church on Stop 30 Road.  You will read about the progression of our parish as a faith community. You will find historic information about our beloved pastors, associate pastors, clergy, staff, and ministries.  A section will provide information about our church homes and grounds.  You will enjoy stories and memories shared by parishioners and pastors.

The book isn’t an ordinary history book; it is written as a story of the people who are and have been a part of this parish community.  Our story differs from most other Catholic parish communities, as our parish was formed as a result of people wanting a new parish and formed during the changing times of Vatican II.

Months of collecting and organizing photos and documents from many contributors, hours of research and writing made this book possible. This high quality, full-color, hardback book will be enjoyable to read, evoke nostalgic memories and add meaning to the significance of our 50th Anniversary.

Copies at $30.00 each if ordered by July 1, 2019 (pricing includes sales tax)

Copies at $40.00 each if ordered after July 1, 2019 (pricing includes sales tax)

They will also be available on the second Sunday of each month for orders. Stop by the table and pick up a brochure for more information or contact the office for more information.


The online option to buy the book is now available. “Donate + Click here & Scroll to the bottom.”