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  • A Word from our Pastor

    SAFETY NOTICE:

    Recently there was a very minor brush fire (smoldering, no flames) beside Saint Victor Church building. When it was discovered, the fire extinguishers were used while 9-1-1 was called. The structure was never in danger.

    Firefighters believe the fire was most likely started by a cigarette butt thrown into the mulch. Please be certain to dispose of cigarettes only in approved containers or your car’s ashtray. Thank you!
     

  • Help Our Parish Grow

    Help keep Our Lady of the Lakes Parish alive and active by living the Word of God.

    Consider joining a Parish organization. We always welcome new members!

    • St. Vincent de Paul Society
    • Ladies of Charity
    • Women's Guild
    • Men's Club
    • Young & Restless

    Please leave your name and number with the church office and someone will get back to you with more information.
     
  • 2020 Year-End Giving Reports are now available

    2020 year-end giving reports are now available from the parish office.  You can request your giving report online, or see the bulletin for a request form.

    Request your 2020 year-end giving report

  • Prayers for our CCD Sacramental Students

    Please pray for our children as they prepare for the sacraments. Click on the link below for a printable copy of the prayer, and to select a name (or two!) from the list of sacramental candidates.. Thank you, and God Bless!

    Prayers for our Sacramental Candidates

  • CCD News and Notes

    CCD News 


    CCD Schedule for 
    (April 11th & 12th)

     
    · TRC Campus
    • Grades K-8 on Sunday, April 11 from 10:15 to 11:45 AM

    ·   STV Campus
    • Grades K-5 (Group 2) on Sunday, April 11 from 9:15 to 10:45 AM
    • Grades 6-8 (Group 2) on Monday, April 12 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

    Needed!  Energetic, Young or Young at Heart, Committed Catholics to share their faith, their  talents, and their love with our youth.

    Have you ever thought about what a tremendous gift your faith is? Have you ever considered  sharing that gift?

    Our Youth Group (grades 9-12) and our younger CCD students need role models! They might just need YOU! You don’t need a degree or an educational background. Do you love God? Do you love His people? YOU QUALIFY!

    Please pray over joining this ministry. Ask God if he is calling you to reach out to His Kids. I promise, you will receive more than you give if you volunteer to serve God’s people.

    If you feel the call to service, please get in touch with us at 724-265-2070! We would be happy and excited to hear from
    you!
    **  IMPORTANT ~ PLEASE NOTE  **

    Our First Holy Communion Retreat scheduled for March 20th at St. Victor Church has been moved to Transfiguration due to the Activity Building being set up as a Covid Vaccination Center. The retreat will still begin at 9:00 and end at 11:30 am. Please gather in the church. Each first communicant should be accompanied by one parent who should remain for the entire retreat.
    CCD Registration Forms can be found on the FORMS webpage in the main navigation menu at the top of this webpage.  Online registration and printable (hard copy) forms are both available.

    Religious Education tuition:  
    • $35 for (1) child

    • $60 for (2) children

    • $75 for three (3) or more children

    Checks can be made payable to “Our Lady of the Lakes Parish.” Checks can be mailed to Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Attn: Mary Jo Mehal, PO Box 149, Bairdford, PA 15006, or dropped in the collection basket.

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults  (R.C.I.A.)

    Are You Interested In Becoming A Catholic?
    ARE YOU SOMEONE WHO…

    • Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
    • Needs any of the Catholic Christian Sacraments - Baptism, Eucharist, & Confirmation?
    • Was baptized as a Christian, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Eucharist & Confirmation? 

    If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, please contact the parish office (724-265-2070, ext. 504) for more information about RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).
     
    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)


    The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an enriching and rewarding experience during which Catholics can witness to and share their faith with those seeking to understand Catholicism or who have decided to embrace the Catholic faith.  The RCIA team meets with individuals who want to explore Catholicism and what it means.  A different facet of the Catholic faith is presented each week by various team leaders.  The process culminates with the Easter Vigil Liturgy when the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist are received.

    We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. The weekly “no obligation” inquiry sessions will begin in the Fall. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.

  • Please see our weekly bulletin for all the latest parish news and events

  • Parish Calendar - Click on the headline for details

  • Parish Bulletin Board - click on each article's headline for more details

    • Cantors Needed
      High School through Adults! Please consider becoming a cantor for this important ministry. Please contact Mary Ann Cooper, Music Director, at mcooper4256@gmail.com, or stop by at the piano after Mass to talk. Thank You!
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    • BEEF, PORK, CLUCKS & BUCKS Father's Day Raffle
      Our popular BEEF, PORK, CLUCKS & BUCKS Father's Day Raffle is back !! Click here for more information.
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    • Vaccination Clinic Volunteers Needed
      We are receiving more vaccines and need more Volunteers! Having a pool of volunteers means that no one is overburdened. Even if you only have a couple of hours, we can use you. Your time will be appreciated by your parish and your community. Please call Carol at 724-265-4133 to sign up. Thank you, and God bless you for your support.
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    • Adult Religious Education
      Ask yourself if your learning has stalled? When was the last time you took time to develop your relationship with God? You deserve to take time and enter into catechesis and grow your relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. We are excited to announce the beginning of some interesting and fun Adult Education Sessions. Click here for more information.
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    • Floral Ministry Committee
      Our Lady of the Lakes Parish is looking for a group of volunteers to help decorate the altar areas of our churches throughout the year using live floral arrangements, holiday plants, and artificial flowers. Click here for more information.
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    • Tutoring Program Volunteers Needed
      We are in need of tutors for the parish tutoring program. If interested in volunteering, click here for more information.
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    • Family Information Updates
      Has your family info changed? Please update the parish office with any changes (address, phone, members). If you have an adult child (18+), please have them complete their own parishioner registration. The online parishioner registration / update form can be found by clicking on FORMS in the main navigation menu at the top of any page on this website.
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    • New Parishioners
      If you joined our parish in 2020 and did not receive a "Welcome Bag", and would like to have one, please contact Judi Damon at 412-496-8582 or jdamon@ollakes.org. The bag contains a Bible, a Catechism of the Catholic Church, a prayer book, and miscellaneous parish information. If you only need certain items, we can do that also. Thank you and welcome to your new parish home.
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    • Safe Environment Clearances
      EVERY volunteer role in the parish (even if it does not involve contact with children) requires clearances to be obtained before participating in ministry or volunteer service. THIS IS A DIOCESAN REQUIREMENT !! If you have not submitted your clearances to the parish office, or if your clearances have expired and need to be renewed, please contact the parish office (724-265-2070 ext. 202, or by e-mail at safeoll@ollakes.org) as soon as possible. Click for more information.
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