2nd Sunday of Advent

12-10-2017Deacon Andy Kresha

Day by day, Day by day, Oh Dear Lord, Three things I pray: To see thee more clearly - Love thee more dearly - Follow thee more nearly -Day by day!

Lyrics from Godspell - Day by Day by Fredric Nietsche

Today is the second Sunday of Advent. It is easy for the world to skip over Advent with its "Buy, Buy, Buy" materialism. It is easy to forget about prayer and repentance.

In many 'quit smoking' campaigns, the emphasis is on quitting something.....and too often people have to quit many times before they finally quit for good. Once they realize that they can breathe better, have more energy, and food actually has a taste, they see the benefits of their journey of quitting smoking. They have replaced smoking with a healthier life and better breathing to be sure.


Events and Announcements

Novena for Santo Niño de Cebu

Friday evenings at 6:30pm until Fri, Jan 26.

If you would like more information, or for the location of the next rosary please contact Maria at 928-486-3106.

“Buckets of Hope” for 2017 Hurricane Victims

This effort is to provide 5 gallon buckets filled with cleaning supplies to the victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since we are located out of the Phoenix area, our parishioners may make a monetary donation.


Christmas Decorations

What demonstrates “Christmas” better than a beautifully decorated Church during the Holiday season? This year, as in years past, the Art and Environment Committee will be accepting donations for Christmas flowers and decorations.


Youth Ministry Dates to Know

No EDGE or Life Teen sessions on Dec 20, 25, 27, or Jan 1.

Preschool and Kindergarten Christmas Break

The Preschool and Kindergarten will be closed for the Christmas Holidays starting Fri, Dec 22 - Fri, Jan 5. Classes resume on Mon, Jan 8.

Children's Christmas Choir
Dec 14

Rehearsals on Thu, Dec 14 and Thu, Dec 21 at 4:30pm in the Church.

Christmas Parish Potluck
Dec 16 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Christmas is drawing closer. We are a family at Our Lady of the Lake Parish. This Christmas we want to celebrate as a family, eating and sharing together in potluck style.


Preschool & Kindergarten Christmas Play "The Gift"
Dec 17 3:00pm

Please join the children of the Preschool & Kindergarten for their annual Christmas Play at 3:00pm in the Holy Family Parish Center.

4th Sunday of Advent/Christmas Mass Schedule
Dec 23 - Dec 25

There is an obligation for the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Mass.


Our Lady of the Desert Mission: Christmas Mass Schedule
Dec 24 - Dec 25

4:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve. 10:00am Mass of Christmas Day.