Cindy Manint 985-626-4041
All female parishioners are welcome to join the Altar Society. Its purpose is to support the priests of the parish in caring for the sanctuary and sacristy of the church, to encourage others to have an interest in church work and to help in any way, spiritually or materially, in promoting the welfare of the parish. We meet the second Wednesday of the month for the 9 AM Mass, September – May, followed by a meeting and luncheon. We have Mass and luncheon for Christmas in December and a day of reflection during Lent. We host bake sales during the year with profits used to purchase the Hosts for all our parish Masses. We also assist in the maintenance of the church. Those interested are welcome to join us on Monday mornings before the 9 AM mass for the weekly cleaning of the church.
Terri Broussard 985-626-4185
Our Card Ministry sends “Thinking of You” or “Praying for You” cards to those who are shut-in and receive the Eucharist at their homes. We hope this provides encouragement and assures them that they are not forgotten at Our Lady of the Lake. All who have a legible handwriting are welcome to join .
We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month after the 9 AM Mass in the Parish Life Center.
Faith and Fun
Leon Toups 985-624-3868
The Faith and Fun Club was founded in 1952 to bring together the over 50 age group. The objective of this club is to be a community of faith-sharing and fun, to help and care for senior members, and to contribute to the welfare of the parish. Anyone 50 years or older can join. We meet the first Saturday of every other month Jan, Mar, May, Sept and Nov. Dues are $25.00 per year. We host Crawfish Boils, Picnics, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas dinner and a dance. Fees are collected to fund our events.
Festival of the Lake http://festivalofthelake.com
Mike Levy 504-228-0781
Joe Chautin III 504-439-2350
The Festival of the Lake is an annual event hosted by the parish in October for the general community. It is our largest fund raiser of the year for the parish. We are always looking for volunteers and chair people to help us put together our community festival with music, food, craft fair, kid’s activities and more. All are welcome to volunteer. High school students can earn service hours for their time served at the fair. Please look in the bulletin and listen at Mass for updates and scheduling.
Joy Adams 504-812-7108
The Hospitality Ministry was formed to assist the parish organizations and church with set-up and food /refreshment coordination. All adults / high school students are welcome to help us in the service. High School students can qualify for service hours.
Knights of Columbus
Gary Beilman, Sr. 985-727-1759
The Knights of Columbus support our Holy Father, our Bishop and our priests in working with our fellow men and women, especially those in most need. We support the family and innocent human life. We sponsor many fund raising events throughout the year to help the community such as fish fries, a golf tournament, Baby Bottle drive for unwed mothers, Christmas shopping spree for the needy, S.T.A.R.C., Special Olympics, food collections, and more. We pray together and serve the church as an Honor Guard in ceremonial celebrations. All adult men who are practicing Catholics and in union with the Holy See are welcome to join. We meet the 3rd Monday of the month for dinner /rosary and a meeting starting at 6:30 PM. Dues are $48 per year.
Barbara Beilman 985-727-1759
All wives of the Knights of Columbus members are welcome to join the Lady Knights in their ministry of supporting the Knights. Our ministry includes Bible study, assisting the elderly Knights and widows, Book Clubs and supporting the Knights with their fundraisers and other activities.
Kris Kessler 504-473-1887
Our motto is “ Prayer in Action.” We bring the men of our parish together once a month over dinner to discuss opportunities to serve our parish. We host events for the parish and participate in parish activities. We have the BBQ booth at the Festival, conduct food drives, and host a Golf Tournament and the Father-Daughter dance. Our club is open to all adult males in the parish. We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm August through May (off for the summer). Our dues are $60.00 per year.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Gloria Sellars 985-626-3247
Come join our group and enjoy our sewing circle as we knit, crochet and sew beautiful shawls with love, hope and prayers. We personalize each shawl with a label and have them blessed by a priest. The shawls are distributed to the sick and or elderly to wrap them in hope prayers. If you have someone who is having a medical crisis or emotional crisis, please contact us. The shawls are free to those in need. We meet in the church office on Tuesday mornings after 9 AM Mass and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 PM.
Respect Life Ministry
Judith Bono 985-778-1513
We, in the Respect Life Ministry, in response to the Gospel of Life, commit ourselves to prayer and action in defense of life. It is our mission to foster in our parish community an awareness of the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death. We are dedicated to observing and promoting the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on all life issues, including abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, death penalty and stem cell research. We participate in the Archdiocesan Sidewalk Ministry, Life Marches in Baton Rouge & Washington DC, the Woman's New Life Center Born to Run fundraisers in Baton Rouge & New Orleans, and the annual Life Chain in Slidell. We conduct the Nine Month Spiritual Adoption Program, and participate in the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil. At Christmas, we do a Giving Tree for Nursing Home Residents, and we collaborate with the St Vincent de Paul Society for the annual Friends of the Poor Walk. There are no qualifications or age limits to help in this ministry. You may participate in one event or all. A love of God and your fellow humans is all that is needed.
Samaritan Center Representatives
The Samaritan Center is a Christian ministry supported by area churches. Its mission is to follow Christ’s mandate – “feed my sheep” - by providing emergency assistance to those in need in our community. These services include food, clothing, assistance with utility bills, rent or mortgage payments and medicines, required transportation and spiritual support. We have a Thrift Store, Gran’s Attic and a food bank. We are in constant need of volunteers to work with us in our ministries and ask all to be charitable through contributions of material goods and donations. All adults and high school students are welcome. High School students qualify for service hours.
St. Vincent De Paul
We assist the poor and needy people who live within the parish boundaries, regardless of their religion, who are in financial need or require material help. We have boxes in the back of church for donations to our ministry. We are very interested in developing an employment ministry which would post job openings in our bulletin. We meet the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 PM.