4:30 - 5:00 PM
2:45 - 3:45 PM
Stewardship and ministries provide opportunities for Christians to make good use of our God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure. It enhances our relationships with God and one another. Stewardship is living out a commitment to be Christ-centered rather than self-centered and involves a conversion of the heart. At Our Lady of the Lake practicing stewardship and ministry isn't just something you do on Sunday - it's every day!
Joe Chautin - 504-439-2350
The Altar Servers are boys and girls in the 5th grade or older, who assist the presider during Masses, weddings, baptisms, funerals, and other liturgies. Training is offered once a year in the fall.
Deacon Jay Frantz – 985-789-0293
Individuals seeking an annulment from a broken marriage are encouraged to call the church office to set up an appointment to review the Archdiocesan guidelines for submittal of a case to the Tribunal. The Catholic Church teaches that marriage is, by God’s plan, an enduring and exclusive partnership between a man and a woman for giving and receiving of love and for the procreation and education of children. An annulment does not deny that a real relationship existed, nor does it imply that the relationship was entered into with ill will or moral fault. In addition, the children of a marriage which has been annulled, do not become illegitimate. Rather, a declaration of nullity by a Church court is a statement that the relationship fell short of at least one of the elements considered essential for a binding, lifelong union.
Beth Zima - 626-5671, x116
Baptisms are celebrated each Sunday after the noon Mass in church. Parents must attend a seminar reviewing the guidelines for Baptism. Our Lady of the Lake requires 2 practicing, confirmed Catholics to stand as Godparents. All forms must be submitted before a date can be set. All forms are located on our parish website at ollparish.info.
Amy Drez - 504-401-3543
The Children’s Liturgy is a program which teaches the Gospel to children ages 3-6. During the liturgy of the word, children are called in prayer to meet with volunteers who will present the readings to the children on their level.
Jeff Harris - 985-674-9730
Commentators assist the presider in providing direction during the celebration of the Mass. Archdiocesan training is required. Check the bulletin or website for scheduled class times.
All 11th graders are required to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students must attend 2 years of preparation for this sacrament. The student must attend Catholic School or CCD for both 9th and 10th grade. They must also attend our Confirmation Preparation Program following their 10th grade year. Please look in the bulletin for registration dates.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Karen Maricle - 985-727-2615
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. Archdiocesan training is required. Check the bulletin or website for scheduled class times.
Homebound / Nursing Home Ministry
Joan Bailey- 985-624-2936
These Extraordinary Ministers visit homebound parishioners once weekly to share the Eucharist and act as a liaison between the parish and the Church community.
Bonnie Gallodoro - 985-626-5671 ext.107
These Extraordinary Ministers visit 50-60 patients a week in local hospitals to share the Eucharist and let them know they share in our Church community. Training is required.
Jeff Harris 985-674-9730
Lectors take part in the entrance procession with the presider and proclaim the first and second readings.
Beth Zima – 985-626-5671, ext. 116
Couples considering marriage must follow Archdiocesan and parish guidelines. Couples should contact the wedding coordinator at the church office at least 6 months prior to proposed wedding date.
Sharon Scharmer Smode - 985-626-5671, x102
The purpose of a choir is to enhance the atmosphere of worship during our Liturgies.
The usual time for First Reconciliation and First Communion is the Second Grade. In addition, according to Archdiocesan Sacramental Guidelines, children must be in their second full year of parochial school or parish religious instruction before receiving the sacraments.
Sponsor Couple Ministry
Beth Zima - 985-626-5671, ext. 116
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 Catholic Marriage.
The Stewardship Committee endeavors to accomplish the work of the Lay Apolostolate in Our Lady of the Lake Parish and the Community it serves by inviting all members to live "Stewardship as a Way of Life."
Ellen Cartier - 985-373-5782
This ministry is responsible for greeting parishioners and churchgoers as they enter mass. In addition, they assist with the offertory collection and ensure the orderly procession for the reception of communion.
Beth Zima - 985-626-5671, x116
Couples seeking to have their marriage validated or “Blessed” in the Catholic Church are encouraged to call the church office to set up an appointment to review the paperwork required. This is a simple and beautiful way to solidify a civil marriage in the sacrament of holy matrimony as well as enable the couple to return to full communion with the Catholic Church.