Adult Faith Formation
Tony Garner – 985-705-2607 & Bob Quintana – 985-727-9628
The adults Faith Formation team provides the resources needed for OLL parish to strengthen the faith of all OLL adult parishioners. They coordinate classes and guest speakers through the direction of the DRE and pastor. They are also working on a resource library for all ministry heads and parishioners as a “GO TO” source for Faith information. No dues are required to be on the team but fees may be required for instructional materials. Look for Mass and Bulletin announcements on the seasonal programs being offered and if you wish to suggest/recommend an offering please contact one of the members above.
OLL Men’s Spirituality – Bible Study
Tony Garner facilitator – 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 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
PSR (Parish School of Religion)
Students not enrolled in Catholic school may receive their Catholic religious education at Our Lady of the Lake parish school of religion. Classes start for 1st graders and go through 11th 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 Tuesday nights. Registration is required. Please contact the church office for dates and cost information.
Students preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation are required to be in attendance for 2 consecutive years of Roman Catholic education to be eligible to receive the sacraments
Our Lady of the Lake School
Frank Smith 626-5678 x 136
Our Lady of the Lake School is a Blue Ribbon school of excellence. Our mission is “In a nurturing environment, Our Lady of the Lake 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 Pre-School
Frank Smith 626-5678 ext. 136
The primary goal of Our Lady of the Lake Pre-School is to create a loving, caring and Christina environment which will create an atmosphere for learning and development of the whole child. Our Pre-School focuses on the spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical needs of our children. Classes start with a 2 yr. old program. Students must apply and be accepted. For registration requirements and more details please contact the school office.
RCIA – Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults (& Children)
Robin Ledet – 985-789-1810
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.
Our Lady of the Lake Parent-Teacher Cooperative Club
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 member serve in different capacities throughout the year. We also conduct 2 large development events for the school “American Girl Tea” in November and Taste of Tammany in May.