These volunteer organizations do much of the hard, but rewarding work needed to serve the needs of our Parish and surrounding communities. With such a variety of opportunities to serve please call one of our coordinators if you are interested. Or if you know of someone who may benefit from these services please let us know.
Patty Leo - 502-7429
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, and in promoting the welfare of the parish. We meet the second Wednesday of the month for the 9:00 am Mass September – May followed by a meeting and luncheon. We have Mass and Christmas luncheon in December, a day of reflection during Lent and bake sales. The profits from the bake sales are used to purchase the Host for all our parish Masses. We also assist in the maintenance of the church. Those interested are welcome to join us on Monday mornings after the 9AM mass for the weekly cleaning of the church.
“A Taste of St. Tammany”
An annual fund raising event in support of the OLL School. It consists of an elegant evening of great food, entertainment and an auction event. Volunteers are crucial to the success of the event and many donations. All parishioners are invited to participate and volunteer. Please contact the school PTCC board to volunteers.
Terri Broussard - 504-812-7108
Send “Thinking of You” or “Praying for You” card to those who are shut-in and receive the Eucharist at their homes. We hope this provide encouragement and assure them that they are not forgotten at Our Lady of the Lake. All are welcome to join who have a legible handwriting.
We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month after the 9:00 AM Mass.
Faith & Fun
Charlie Carrone - 985-624-7761
Club 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 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 dance. Fees are collected to fund our events.
Festival of the Lake
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 get service hours for their time served at the fair. Please look in the bulletin and listen at Mass for updates and scheduling.
Make sure to stay up to date with all of the Festival details by visiting their website www.festivalofthelake.com
Joy Adams – 504-8-12-7108
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 Council 9240
Paul Borgati, Grand Knight - 985-727-1400
Knights of Columbus support our Holy Father, our Bishop and out 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 through the year to help the community, Fish frys, a golf tournament, Baby Bottle drive for unwed mothers, Christmas shopping spree for the needy, S.T.A.R.C., Special Olympics, food collections for various … 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 $48.00 per year.
Dawn & Brad Del Rio - 985-373-3481
A group of married couples are organizing “Supper & Substance” events (once a quarter). Their goal is to start with Supper and Substance and branch out into more “in-depth study”. Any parish couple is welcome to join by helping organize present ideas or just participate in the events. Fees may be assessed to cover the cost of event participation.
OLL Men’s Club
Troy Bourgeois - 504-908-6874
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.
OLL Mom’s Playgroup / Meet Up
Clare Atland 369-1751 & Ashley Eilers 505-512-6322
This is a new organization in our parish. All OLL Moms of young children four and under are welcome to join us in prayer and friendship as we create Christian social environments for our children and ourselves. The group is intended to let our children create friendships and let us as Mom’s talk and discuss our faith and family. We would like to meet twice a month. All interested Mom’s please call one of the contacts above.
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 morning after 9 am Mass (except the 1st Tuesday of the month). We meet in the church office on Tuesday mornings after 9 AM Mass and on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.
Respect Life Team
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 Sidewalk Ministry, Life Marches in Baton Rouge and Washington DC, 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. There are no qualifications or age limits to help in this ministry. A love of God and your fellow humans is all that is needed.
St. Vincent De Paul Society
Donnie Messenger - 364-7735
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 collections 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 6:30 PM
Ruth Kathmann -985-626-4846
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.
Sponsor Couple Ministry
Beth Zima - 373-5782
This ministry is a couple to couple approach to marriage preparation consisting of several meetings between the engaged couple and the Sponsor Couples. The main role of these Sponsor Couples is to be a witness and a guide to our engaged couples and to share their experience of a Catholic marriage. Some training is required.