Ministries

ALTAR SERVERS
Gloria Clair 206-528-0057
altarservers@ollseattle.org
Student parishioners begin training at the end of 5th grade and may serve through high school.  New servers are initially placed with those more experienced and usually serve once a month.  Servers may volunteer for funerals as well.

ALTAR SOCIETY
Pam Thomas 206-525-1394 
altarsociety@ollseattle.org
The Altar Society is a tradition in Catholic parishes and dates to 1934 @ OLL.  Currently 5 Guilds care for the altar, contribute to parish life with social and fund-raising events, and provide outreach to needs in the community.  Members value treasured  friendships and support received. New members, and the formation of new guilds, are welcome.

BIBLE STUDY
Theresa Ward 206-523-0781 
biblestudy@ollseattle.org
A welcoming group of adults meet on Tuesdays 9 – 11 AM in Jubilee Hall. Topics chosen by the group usually include a DVD and discussions (no homework).

CHILDREN’S LITURGY-CLOW
Patty Corum 425-488-2641    CLOW@ollseattle.org                          Children’ Liturgy of the Word breaks open the word of God on a primary child’s level. “Treehaus Communication” materials are utilized to shadow the Liturgy of the Word (Opening Prayer, Readings, Gospel, Homily, Creed, and Prayers of the Faithful) that takes place in the main body of the church. This Faith Formation program takes place in the Chapel (“Little Church”) during the Sunday, 9:30 AM Mass during the school year and follows both the parish school and public schools yearly calendar. No registration is necessary and we welcome any child between the ages of 4-9 to join us. A trained team of volunteer adults and youth from our parish present CLOW and we welcome volunteers to join our team.

CONSOLING GRACE 
John Zarek 206-363-4841 
consolinggrace@ollseattle.org
An outreach ministry for those experiencing the death of someone dear. Meetings: first Sun of month after the 9:30AM Mass. Care baskets and follow up letters are sent.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY:
Barbara Ruzzo 206-523-4371
eucharisticmins@ollseattle.org
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve the Precious Body and Blood during Mass.  Certain positions are assigned and ministers volunteer for others when arriving at Mass.  Assigned service is usually once a month.

FAITH FORMATION
McKenzie Mauss 206-523-6776x117
mmauss@ollseattle.org
Faith Formation at OLL is created to nurture faith into a blossoming desire for Christ. Sessions are on Sundays after the 930 mass. We welcome children PreK to 5th  grade, and their families once a month. We offer Sacramental Prep Classes for children 2nd- 5th grade. We have programs for children and adults who are considering becoming Catholic.

FUNERAL RECEPTIONS
Mary Ann Geraghty  206-522-0966 &            Carol Zarek 206-363-4841
funeralrecep@ollseattle.org
Our committee consists of volunteer cookie bakers and workers for the receptions. We assist families as they gather to remember a loved one following a Memorial Mass. 

GREETERS-WELCOMING
Pat Pruss 206-523-2118 
greeters@ollseattle.org
Members of the parish serve as the face of the community welcoming adults, young adults, and children arriving to join the congregation for Sunday Mass.  Greeters serve once every 6-8 weeks arriving 15 min before the start of the 9:30AM Mass.

JUSTICE AND PEACE
Lorraine Hartmann 206-367-1518  
justicepeace@ollseattle.org
Our mission statement reads: “Inspired by the vision of the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching, the members of the Justice and Peace Committee at Our Lady of the Lake Parish seek to foster ways which promote the dignity of all persons and all creation and bring about justice and peace. Challenged by the example of Christ, the group strives to follow and to teach, by example, this foundational dimension of our Faith.

LECTORS
Lynn Martin  206-523-4863            lectors@ollseattle.org
Lectors proclaim readings from Scripture, except the gospel, at Mass and other liturgies.  They announce the general intercessions and, if there is no cantor, they will read the Responsorial Psalm.  Good reading skills, understanding of the readings, and practice are beneficial.  Lectors serve about once a month.


 

 

 

 

 

MOM’S GROUP Hosted By St. Anne's Guild
Christina Gonzalez  206-484-3184
momsgroup@ollseattle.org
Mom’s Group meets monthly & discusses a range of topics from positive discipline to toilet training to the importance of bringing young children to Mass regularly. We hope to be a bridge for families between the sacrament of Baptism & Pre-school/Faith formation.  Members include expectant moms to moms with teens who commiserate, laugh, and learn.

MUSIC & LITURGY
Abbie Naze  206-523-6776 x119
anaze@ollseattle.org                                         Do you enjoy singing or playing a musical instrument? Consider joining OLL's choir or joining along in the music making at any of our masses! The choir rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:15pm and an additional rehearsal just before the 9:30 am Mass on Sundays. “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live” (Psalm 104:33).

PARISH LIFE                                                        Marc Linafelter 206-525-0660
parishlife@ollseattle.org
The purpose of Parish Life is to strengthen friendships and enhance the feeling of One OLL at Our Lady of the Lake. The group consists of 2-3 co-chairs who organize 4 social events and 2 fundraisers along with birthday coffee hours from September through June. Activities include a Picnic, Wine and Chocolate Tasting, Pancake Breakfast, Pasta Feed, Crab Feed, and a Belgium Waffle Breakfast.  Adults and high school students, as volunteers, may choose to staff one or more of the events and coffee hours.  Guidance and training are provided “on the job’’.  Come join us to experience fun and exciting experiences with old friends and to meet new ones!

PAX CHRISTI USA                                             Dn. Denny Duffell 206-525-6549  duffelldennis@gmail.com                              Promotes Prayer, Study, and Action for peace & justice, with well-articulated initiatives for action.  Our own group at OLL is just over a year old and meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.  We have been active in protesting nuclear weapons, promoting gun control legislation and awareness, advocating for peace generally, and fostering the understanding and practice of Gospel Nonviolence.  We also seek to partner with other community groups on these efforts.

SACRISTANS 
Marilyn Perry 206-522-3057 
sacristans@ollseattle.org
Parishioners prepare the altar and set out the hosts and wine for weekend Masses, special holidays, funerals, etc. Training is provided and most serve once a month.

SAN SEBASTIAN 
SISTER PARISH/YALI
Doug Ward 206-523-0781
yali@ollseattle.org
The Yali Sister Parish Project provides an opportunity to engage with the small village of Yali in the north central mountains of Nicaragua. It supports subsistence farmers of coffee. We use our common faith as a starting point in learning about each other's culture, history, environmental challenges, & social issues. Our parish has assisted in supporting their food bank during droughts and provided health care for the elderly. 

ST. FRANCIS HOUSE 
Terri Smith  206-234-8011 
francishouse@ollseattle.org
St. Francis House serves the impoverished, working poor, homeless & forgotten by providing clothing, household goods, & food. Clothes & household items may be left at the lower east entrance to OLL. Volunteers choose half or full shifts to sort donations, assist clients, & serve food. 

ST. VINCENT de PAUL  
Ann Radermacher 206-228-0811 
svdp@ollseattle.org
Vincentians have the wonderful opportunity to visit our neighbors in need while sharing their joys & sorrows.  We help with rent, utilities, & food. We meet the 1st & 3rd Thurs of the month to recap visits, pray, and renew friendships.

USHERS 
John Whaley  206-527-8246            ushers@ollseattle.org
Ushers (men, women, teens welcome) serve at weekend Masses to greet worshipers, assist with seating, take up the collection, & distribute the bulletin. They direct traffic during communion & identify those needing the Eucharistic brought to them by a Eucharistic Minister.  

YOUTH MINISTRY 
Kate Brown 206-632-0843 kate@NSeattleCatholicYouth.org                         N Seattle Catholic Youth (NSCY) is a Youth Ministry for a partnership of seven parishes in the North Seattle Deanery.  Our vision is to create opportunities to journey with youth in 6th to 12th grade from the North Seattle area as they answer their vocation to be Saints by falling in love with Jesus Christ and living in the world as His Disciples.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

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