Youth & Family Life


Altar Servers

Joseph Chautin – 504-439-2350 – jchautin@HARDYCAREY.COM
Our Lady of the Lake Altar Servers is open to girls and boys in 5th through 12th grade. Our mission is to impart the meaning of the Mass to volunteer servers so that they may grow in their faith, service and reverence for the Mass. Training usually takes place in August/Early September. Over the year we have 2 – 3 reflection times on a specific meaning or aspect of the Mass. Our Mass schedules are set up annually and reminders are sent out weekly to participants. Outside of serving at Mass we plan an annual fieldtrip and have a Thank you Mass in June. At Holiday times, Christmas, Lent and Easter we look for volunteers.

Welcome & Guide 2015-16

Altar Server Parent Letter

Altar Server Registration Form 2015-16


Children’s Liturgy

Kadee Kreiger (9am Mass Captain) – 985-373-4361 & Amy Drez (10:30 am Mass captain)
To bring the gospel message to our 3 – 8 year old children during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass. The children are escorted to a classroom during the Liturgy of the Word where volunteers present activity sheets and a children’ version of the gospel. The children are then escorted back into Mass during the offertory. Parent volunteers are asked to assist and lead the Children’s liturgy. We work in teams for lesson leaders and volunteers. All volunteers must go through “safe environment” training.


Cub Scout Pack 611

Matt Estrade – 504-220-8833 –
Cub Scouts is open to boys in 1st – 5th grade and their parents to promote healthy activities and service projects. We meet Sunday’s at 3:45PM once a week August – May. We go camping 3 times per year, have 2 derby events, a regatta, “Cuboree” and the Blue & Gold banquet. Dues are $70.00 per year.


Boy Scouts

Al Pappalardo 504-339-1757,
Rich Goldkamp 985-237-9331

Boy Scouts  are open to any boy age 11 through 18. Our mission is to teach boys how to lead through BSA troop and patrol methods using outdoor skils.  The cost is $55 per year. We meet on Sundays 6 – 7:30 PM.  We have “campouts” once per month.  We also host popcorn sales, jambalaya sales after Mass and car washes for donations.    Parents are welcome to participate in the scouting events.

Cub Scouts

Ann Agrllo 504-220-8833,

Cub Scouts is open to boys in 1st – 5th grade and their parents to promote healthy activities and service projects.  We meet Sundays at 3:45 PM, once a month, August – May.  We go camping 3 times per year, have 2 derby events, a regatta, “Cuboree” and the Blue & Gold banquet.  Dues are $70 per year.

Girl Scouts


Ashley Eilers 504-512-6322


Clare Altland 985-869-1791


Kathy Monson 985-789-0259


Girls Scouts is open to girls from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Currently, troops are all OLL School students but we are interested in opening up to all girls and need volunteer leaders to manage the troops.  Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  They do so by honoring God and service to their country and community.   Dues are approximately $54 annually.

Daisy Troops – Kindergarten & 1st grade.  Meet twice a month on Fridays 2:30 – 4:00 PM OLL Room 202

Brownies – 2nd & 3rd graders.  Meet once a month on Wednesdays 2:30      – 3:45 PM in OLL Room 202

Juniors  – 4th & 5th graders.  Meet twice a month on Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:00 PM in OLL Room 202


Youth Director

Austin Ashcraft 626-5671 x-127

OLL’s CYO provides an opportunity for 8th-12th grade students to gather for fellowship, faith-sharing and fun. We attend Abbey Youth Fest together in the spring.  Meetings are on various Wednesdays throughout the year, scheduled around holidays.


Confraternity of Christian Mothers (CCM)

Barbara Phillips 985-778-1467

Melinda Kearns 985-630-1063

Attention all mothers and ladies of the parish: You are invited to join CCM (Confraternity of Christian Mothers). We are forming a new organization open to all mothers and women of all ages who contribute to the spiritual needs of the family and the community. CCM serves as a source of support, encouragement, and renewal through Christian fun and fellowship. Our monthly meetings, which include food, fun, and guest speakers, are planned to benefit mothers spiritually, intellectually, and socially.


Kids for Jesus (K4J)

Lissa Schwing

Girls from Our Lady of the Lake School in Pre-K through 7th grade can participate in this virtue-based program that teaches participants to apply their faith in real life.  A “Mission of the Month” helps participants to practice the ”Virtue of the Month”.  We have a “Holy Hero” of the month which provides a “real life” example of how to live out the virtue in your day-to-day life.  K4Jonline is available to each participant to learn more about the mission through activities, games and resources.   Some of our past activities have included  food collection for Samaritan Center, bake sales for the Haitian Ministry, and making bracelets for St. Jude Hospital.  Meetings are scheduled in Sept., Oct., Dec., Jan., Feb., Mar. and Apr., one Friday per month, from 2:15-4 PM at OLL.  Dues are $50 per year.


Marriage Enrichment

Dawn & Brad Del Rio  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.