The Pastoral Care Team is made of parishioners who recognize a direct link between spirituality and the rest of life. We are concered with the care of parishioners in Spirit, Mind, and Body. We affirm the act of Mercy dictated by Christ to care for the sick, comfort the dying, and encourage, love and support our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Parish Health Ministry

The Parish Health Ministry exists to promote wellness and harmony of body, mind, and soul in our faith community.

Why is there a Health Ministry in the church?

We all know that nurses take care of the physical and emotional needs of people who are in the process of healing. But, when you have a nurse in the church it adds another element of need to healing. The parish nurse and the Health Ministry volunteers at Our Lady of the lake are in the church to promote not only the physical and emotional health of our parish members but also promote and offer a spiritual dimension of care which is central to the Health Ministry and necessary to support and comfort the souls of our parishioners. 

What We Do
Promoting Wholeness
Current Health Ministry Programs

For more on the Parish Health Ministry including links and resources, go the Parish Health Website.

Communion Visitation Ministry

The Communion Visitation Ministry brings Communion to the homebound and those in care facilities. 

Because we are human, we get sick. Sometimes, it’s just sniffles or the flu. Many times it’s an illness that causes us or one of our loved ones to find that getting to Church is difficult or not possible. When such events take place in our lives, please give us a call so we can assist us with Communion or Anointing of the Sick.

 

Contact the Parish Office to for yourself or on behalf of a friend or family member to receive Communion at home or in a care facility. 

 

If you are interested in joining the Communion Visitation Ministry and would like to bring Communion to others, contact the Parish Office.

Threads of Comfort Prayer Shawl Ministry

The purpose of a Prayer Shawl is to give comfort to those who are sick, struggling with grief, or who just need an affirmation of God's love. Recipients are wrapped in the arms of Jesus and the prayers of the ministry.

WHO should receive a Prayer Shawl?

Anyone who is in need of a tangible hug of prayer. A prayer that can continue to wrap them in comfort, hope, and love.

WHAT is a Prayer Shawl?
WHEN do you gift a Prayer Shawl?
WHERE can you get a Prayer Shawl?
HOW can you be part of this ministry?

Funeral Luncheon Ministry

Parish volunteers create a luncheon following the Funeral Mass/Memorial Service. This provides an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, celebrating your loved one's life. 

HOW to make arrangements?

Contact information is provided when making funeral plans with the Parish Staff. Please provide an estimate of how many may attend.

WHEN does the funeral luncheon happen?
WHAT does the Luncheon Ministry provide?

Volunteers are always welcomed! Contact Michelle Z. Mosgrove by calling the Parish Office. 

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

 

AA states that each member's "primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety."

 

Members and groups remain anonymous in public media and altruistically help other alcoholics, including all who wish to stop drinking.

 

  • Co-ed AA (Great Events) meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:30 AM in the Parish Center Library. Contact Jim Mattecheck for more information.
  • Men's only AA (OMAR) meets Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall
  • Co-ed AA (4th Dimenseion) meets Fridays at 8:00 PM in the Parish Hall

 

Contact Pappy Corbitt for more information.

Women's Co-Dependent Anonymous Support Group