Serve

"Help one another. That is what Jesus teaches us. That is what I do. And I do it with my heart." - Pope Francis

There are many ways to Serve at Our Lady of the Lake. We can Serve by

 

 LOVING GOD in Liturgical Ministries and the Vocations Committee

 LOVING OTHERS in Mercy Teams, St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus, Respect Life, and on the Outreach Fund

 MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST in Life Kids, Youth Ministry, and Adult Faith Formation

 

Click on the links below to find out more about each ministry and how to get involved!

Pentecost: Responding to Christ in Mission

 

The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, 

“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
~ John 20:20-22 ~

 

On Pentecost we heard St. John’s account of Jesus’ appearance to the first disciples and sending them forth with the gift of the Holy Spirit. As Christian disciples, how do we share Jesus’ message of peace in these current times? Our world has experienced great suffering and upheaval during this pandemic. We look forward to new opportunities to take Christ’s message of salvation to the ends of the earth.


We proclaim the Good News by SERVING and GIVING. The Holy Spirit has given each one of us a unique set of gifts and abilities. St. Paul reminds us that “there are different spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit; and different forms of service, but the same Lord” (1 Corinthians 12:4-5). How might you use your talents and time to further the mission in these areas of our OLL parish life as we emerge from pandemic restrictions?

 

Originally published Pentecost weekend, May 22 & 23, 2021 in the Order of Worship

Download PDF here.

Lifelong Faith Formation

 

Can you serve as a small group faith sharing leader? Participate in a Bible study? Be part of the Christian Initiation Team (RCIA)? Assist in our youth ministry programs on Sunday afternoon and evening? Help and support our Family Faith Formation events this fall and winter?

Parish Liturgical Life

 

Can you serve as an Usher or Greeter, as Lector, or as Eucharistic Minister for Sunday or weekday Mass? Can you assist (men and women needed) with our Art & Environment Team? Musicians and singers: can you offer your creative gifts to our choir and ensembles as we regather? Youth: can you serve at altar?

Social Outreach

 

Our Lady of the Lake parishioners offer service through various organizations and partner with various ministries in the local community. Can you provide leadership or assistance to our Mercy Teams efforts? Participate in the St. Vincent de Paul Council and their outreach of service? Join the Knights of Columbus to serve the community? Add your voice to our Respect Life Committee efforts?

Pastoral Care

 

The Pastoral Care Team offers parishioners the opportunity to serve and care for individuals and families in their time of need as we care for the sick, comfort the dying, and support brothers and sisters in Christ. How might you offer your time to call or visit those in need?