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Our Lady Of The Lake
Our Lady of the Lake School has an engaged administrative team: Principal, Jenny Millett, and Assistant Principal, Lauren Zbiegien. These two are known for putting their heads together to think outside of the box and at this unusual time - they did just that.
With Fr. Joe at the Table of the Word
You can make a difference to support the OLL School Walkathon that was originally scheduled for Wed. May 6th. As the students are now at home, online donations are still a valid way to cheer the students and faculty on as their aim is to raise money for the school! The monies raised are help to purchase much needed items for the school. To Donate to your favorite student or to the school in general, go to the website olleuclid.weshare.org. Every dollar makes a difference!
All are welcome to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish. Come and see!
Each year at Our Lady of the Lake, Life on the Lake has a slient auction for a very distinguised prize: Principal for the Day!
Most new small businesses take a leap of faith and some much needed resources to make a go of a great idea. But many lack the necessary resources. Our Lady of the Lake Parish's Microloan Program may be able to help!
We are now accepting registrations for Pre-K through 8th grade!
Learn. Serve, Lead. Succeed.
All are welcome to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish. Come and see!
Our Lady of the Lake School is known for its strong STEM curriculum with specialized instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at every grade level.
Our Lady of the Lake School set out the ultimate "welcome mat" by puting its student ambassadors at it's doors on Sunday, January 26th. Visitors had the chance to sample OLL School's high-quality curriculum as they took guided tours of the school with the student ambassadors and visited the classrooms to view student work and meet the teachers. The compassionate, faith filled environment was also on display in the kinds of projects the students engaged in, and the focus on kindness and inclusion incorporated into the classrooms by the teachers.
All are welcome to tour OLL School and learn more about Quality Catholic Educatiuon at an Open House held on Sunday, January 16th from 11am to 1pm. Visitors are encouraged to tour the school, sign up for a shadow day, and inquire about scholarships that can help parents get the best education for their child.
This year, at Christmas Masses, parishioners were asked to take a selfie of themselves with their families. Willingly, folks took out their phones and snapped a couple of pictures with their famiies - everyone smiling - and enjoying what is becoming an annual tradition at OLL.
Life on the Lake presents the annual fundraiser Night at the Races on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. Tickets are still available ($55) for a most enjoyable evening of Races and Raffles at the Irish American Club from 5:30 until 11:30pm. All are welcome to enjoy a fabulous evening for a good cause.
Please Join Us!
Our Lady of the Lake will host its annual school open house on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm in OLL School. Our ambassadors will be on hand to give families tours. Come and meet teachers, learn about our curriculum, and speak with current students.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!
SAVE THE DATE: FEB. 1st
Our Lady of the Lake has a thriving Scout Troop #143 that has a wonderful annual tradition. Each year, in November, the scouts spend one Saturday morning raking the leaves of those residents who need their help. They put the word out in October and have a deadline in early November. This year, on Saturday, November 16th, the scouts will be out from 9a to 12p raking lawns. Scout Master, Tom Cartwright put it into perspective, “ We love doing Yard Charge - it is an excellent way for us to help the elderly and it teaches our Scouts the importance of selfless giving”. So if you see the scouts out in Euclid, hard at work raking leaves, give a honk of your horn or a thumbs up!
Get a Jump on your Christmas Shopping!
On October 18th, students celebrated STEM with their annual Showcase Day. The students and teachers invited parents, parishioners and the community to come to the school to visit the classrooms and have the students present their projects.
The OLL primary youth choir, “Friends with God”, sang for the residents of the Slovene Home on Thursday, October 17th. The group led by Music Director, Mrs. Melissa Gali-Bird created a little bit of sunshine on an Autumn day for the folks in attendance. “We saw many smiles and received lots of compliments”, Mrs. Gali-Bird said.
Start your Christmas Season off by enjoying a wonderful Euclid tradition; The Euclid Holiday Celebration... Friday, December 6th, this year's event is chock full of festive Christmas music, tree lighting, ice carving, Santa and cookie decorating and we will be there to sing and host the cookie decorating.
Our Lady of the Lake Music Ministry is hard at work recording a new anniversary CD, All Are Welcome. This CD, which is a tribute to the 10-year anniversary of OLL Parish (February 2020), is a compilation of songs from the Liturgical Church Year.
Our Lady of the Lake’s annual school fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Eastside Irish American Club. This year’s theme for Life on the Lake will be Night at the Races.
Friends with God Sing at Slovene Home: Thursday, Oct. 17 @6p
OLL Parish Feast Day, The Most Holy Name of Mary (September 12) began with the OLL School children donning 10 Year Parish Anniversary shirts and after Mass, posing for an all-school photo. The evening celebration began with a hot dog roast at Arcadia Beach Club. Fr. Joe led the community in prayer and then everyone processed with the Marian statue back to the church for evening prayer, singing a Marian Litany along the way. The evening ended with an Ice Cream Social to cap off an extraordinary day! Our Lady of the Lake Parish will celebrate 10 years in February 2020.
September 21st was the International Day of Peace. The Nonviolence Ministry of OLL embraced this day with a message of peace by making (and encouraging the school children to make) origami peace cranes. The members of the Nonviolence Ministry distributed the peace cranes at all Masses and invited parishioners and the school children to pray for world peace. The story behind the peace cranes is one of peace and hope for the future.
On Friday, October 18, we will be celebrating our STEM week with our annual showcase day. All are welcome to visit the classrooms from 9:00 am-10:00 and/or 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. Our theme for this year is “Celebrating the Past and Looking Forward to the Future-Sustaining Lake Erie.” This week is made possible by a grant from Dominion Resources.
On Thursday, September 12th Our Lady of the Lake parishioners, students and friends will celebrate their annual Feast Day with neighborhood festivities. All are invited- parishioners and neighbors alike!
Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her city of Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. She wasn’t killed, but her grandmother and several friends were. As a young girl, she was an extremely fast runner. But at age 11, she collapsed after a race and was eventually admitted to the hospital where she learned that she had contracted leukemia from the radiation of the atomic bomb. A friend told her about the Japanese legend of the paper cranes. If you make 1,000 cranes, your deepest wish is granted. Since the crane is a symbol of long life, her friend thought if Sadako made 1,000, maybe she would be cured. Sadako worked for months, completing more than 600, but realized that she was dying. On her last crane (#644), she said she wanted to write “Peace” on its wings so that it would fly over the whole world telling children and adults everywhere to work for peace, so that no other child would have to die as she was.
The vision of Our Lady of the Lake’s Nonviolence Ministry is “to reduce violence in our hearts, in our community and in the world beyond.” With that in mind, it strives to imitate the nonviolent Jesus through education and working cooperatively.
We Care About the Whole Child!
The carefree days of summer are winding down and that means one thing at Our Lady of the Lake Parish- it’s time for our Backpack Blessing. All are welcome to attend the 10 AM Mass on Sunday, August 25th and students are reminded to bring their backpacks for the blessing.
Our Lady of the Lake’s Parish Feast Day is September 12th- The Most Holy Name of Mary. Each year, on the feast day, OLL parishioners join in the beautiful tradition of processing through the neighborhood down to the beach where they honor Mary with prayers and a blessing from Fr. Joe at the lake itself.
Start the School Year Off Right!
Thirty VBS children journeyed to Athens for a Holy Land adventure at the OLL Vacation Bible School June 10-14.
Music has a young face these days…Just ask the new group of Friends with God YMM (Youth Music Ministry) how they feel they can make a difference… “We like to make people smile when we sing” said one youngster, who summed it up pretty well.