Faith Formation & Education


Parish School of Religion

Andrea Labranche 626-5671 x-114

Students not enrolled in Catholic school may receive their Catholic religious education at Our Lady of the Lake Parish School of Religion.  Classes start at 1st grade and go through 10th grade.  All parents whose children do not attend catholic school, who want their children to be formed in the Catholic faith and receive the Sacraments,  should enroll their children in the Parish School of Religion.  Catholic instruction is required in order to be able to receive the Sacraments of Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation.  Classes align with the school year in St Tammany Parish and are held on Monday nights from 6:45 – 8:00 pm for 7th-10th grades and Tuesday nights  from 6:00 – 7:15 pm for 1st-6th grades.  Registration is required.  Please contact the church office for dates and cost information.

Students preparing for First Holy Communion must attend both 1st and 2nd Grade classes.  Students preparing for Confirmation are required to attend 9th and 10th Grade classes, although attendance during 8th Grade is strongly encouraged.  The Sacrament of Confirmation is received in the Fall of 11th Grade.

Registration for the Parish School of Religion 2016-2017 school year is ongoing.  You may register your child during regular Parish Life Office Hours from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Registration will also be held on Sunday, August 7th after all morning masses.  If you are registering a child for the first time, please bring a copy of his Baptismal Certificate to registration.  Please note that classes begin on August 22 for grades 7 – 10 and on August 23 for grades 1 – 6.

Adult Faith Formation

Tony Garner  985-705-2607

The Adult Faith Formation team provides resources faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium necessary for OLL parish to develop and strengthen the faith of all OLL adult parishioners.  The team coordinates classes and guest speakers through the direction of the Pastor and the Director of Religious Education.  They also promote, oversee, and evaluate online resources for faith formation.  Key among these is Formed, a parish subscription to quality faith formation offerings for studying, proclaiming, and living God’s Word.  In addition, links to a broad array of faith formation websites are made available through the parish website.  If you wish to suggest or recommend an offering, please contact one of the team members.  Please look in the parish bulletin for announcements regarding seasonal programs being offered.  Fees may be required for some classes.


Men’s Spirituality Group

Tony Garner  985-705-2607

The OLL Men’s Spirituality Group is a group of lay Catholic men faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of our Catholic Church, united in our love of God and dedicated to making this world a better place by studying, proclaiming and living His Word.  We have been meeting since November 2003.    The group meets every Thursday 7 – 8:30 PM .


Our Lady of the Lake School

Our Lady of the Lake School Administration
Principal Frank Smith 985-626-5678 x-136
Assistant Principal Vita Dickens 985-626-5678 x-137
Admissions Paula Johnson 985-626-5678 x-134
School Finance Coordinator Linda Guedry 985-626-5678 x-112

Our Lady of the Lake School K-7
Our Lady of the Lake School is proud to be the only school in St. Tammany Parish, private or public, to be designated twice as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Our mission is “In a nurturing, Christ-centered environment, Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School provides a strong moral and academic foundation for all students to achieve excellence in their education, confidence in their efforts, and responsibility for their actions as they face the challenges of the ever-changing world.” OLL is open to students in Kindergarten through 7th grade. Students must apply and be accepted. For registration requirements, please contact the school office.

Our Lady of the Lake Little Cardinals
Our Lady of the Lake’s Little Cardinals is a coeducational early childhood program that provides a child-centered environment rich with opportunities to grow spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. Little Cardinals is comprised of a Mother’s Day Out Program, a Three-Year-Old Program, and a Four-Year-Old Program. Our students are exposed to various learning experiences, which are tailored to meet individual learning styles. The highly qualified, dedicated teachers use research-based teaching strategies to engage the students while incorporating technology, play, and the arts to enhance the educational process. Most importantly, our students develop a love of God and learning throughout their time in Little Cardinals. Students must apply and be accepted. For registration requirements and more details, please contact the school office.

OLL Parent-Teacher Cooperative Club (PTCC)

Christine Breaux 504-628-2348
The OLL PTCC supports the school faculty, staff, and administration in leading our school to excellence in education. With over 35 committees, the PTCC provides service, fellowship, and stewardship within the school, church parish, and community. Membership is open to teachers and parents of students enrolled at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School. There are 2 general meetings—one in the fall and one in the spring. Committee members serve in different capacities throughout the year.

The Taste of Tammany is an annual fundraising event in support of Our Lady of the Lake School. It consists of an elegant evening of great food, entertainment, and an auction event. Please contact the school PTCC board for more information.


RCIA – Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults (& Children)

Robin Ledet 985-237-2789, Robin Ledet

Rites of Christian Initiation is offered to both non-Catholics and Catholics wishing to join the Catholic Church or complete the Catholic Sacraments. Christian Initiation is an ancient heritage which helps to form the entire Christian community as a community witnessing to Christ throughout the liturgical year.
Anyone is welcome to the classes which are scheduled on Tuesday in the Fellowship One classroom at 6:30 pm September thru May. At the Easter Vigil we follow the time honored practice of initiating new members into the Faith with the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Those who are previously baptized but who are not Catholic, make a Profession of Faith and then receive and partake in the Sacraments of Initiation.


Our Lady of the Lake School Advisory Board

A group of appointed individuals composed of interested parents, parishioners and educators committed to quality Catholic education for the children of our school. The school board serves as an advisory group to the pastor and principal in the implementation of Archdiocesan policies and the establishment of policies which govern the operation of the school.