Our Lady Of The Lake

Camping With Christ Vacation Bible School

Designed as a virtual camping adventure that focuses on faith, Camping With Christ offers children and their families the chance to delve into Bible stories that focus on Jesus' love for all of us! 

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 4:52 PM, 07.06.2020

OLL Nonviolence Ministry Strives for Racial Justice

Our Lady of the Lake’s Nonviolence Ministry proudly participated in the Rally for Change on June 11th.  The group fully supports the efforts of Faith in the City to stop racism and stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 4:52 PM, 07.06.2020

Fr. Joe Fortuna Named Administrator Pro Tem for St Jerome Parish

A friend of Fr. Joe's, Fr. Bill Jerse is the Pastor at St Jerome Parish.  Since Fr. Bill has been experiencing some health issues, effective June 16, Fr Joe has been asked to step in as Administrator Pro Tem to keep St. Jeromes vibrant while Fr. Bill regains his health.  Fr. Joe has met with the wonderful parish staff at St. Jeromes and is busy getting to know the parishioners there.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 4:52 PM, 07.06.2020

OLL School Gears Up for 8th Grade Graduation

Like other schools all over the country, and world for that matter, graduation will be different during this age of social distancing, but that doesnt mean that it won't be meaningful.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 11:49 AM, 06.07.2020

OLL Church Re-opens Carefully With Social Distancing/ Changes Mass Times

Like other Catholic churches in the area, Our Lady of the Lake Parish is carefully following all of the social distancing directives outlined by the Diocese of Cleveland to protect all who worship.  OLL Parish cautiously reopened on Monday, May 25 for daily Mass Monday through Thursday at 9am. This daily Mass schedule remains the same.  However, beginning the weekend of May 30/31, the parish celebrated Pentecost with a change in Sunday Mass times.  The Saturday Mass remains at 4pm and the new Sunday Mass times - going from three to two Masses- are 8:30am and 11:00 am.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 11:49 AM, 06.07.2020

Do You Need A Micro Loan? Our Lady of the Lake Parish Microloan Program Helps Small Businesses in the Community!

Our Lady of the Lake Parish Microloan program provides recipients with small loans of up to $2,000 that are repaid in monthly installments over a one-year period.  Recipients also work and meet with a cohort of parishioners and other loan recipients who mentor and support them over the period of their loan.  The result can be a perfect union for both the recipient and the community as we are all better off supporting small community businesses.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 11:49 AM, 06.07.2020

Palm Sunday Drive-Thru

Like some other churches in the area, Our Lady of the Lake handed out palms on Palm Sunday, April 5th. Four staff members facilitated the palms pick up maintaining car distancing and placing palms in the trunk or back seat.  The staff had masks and gloves as well.  More than 220 cars came through in a show of support with a nod to the tradition of having palms in the house despite the solitary circumstances.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 5:48 PM, 05.07.2020

Our Lady of the Lake Staff Is Praying for You!

There is much afoot behind the scenes at Our Lady of the Lake Parish!  Despite being closed to the public to adhere to the Ohio Bishops and Governor, the staff has been working to keep parishioners in the loop.  Besides meeting virtually as a staff, the bulletin is online and emailed to parishioners.  On the OLL website  olleuclid.org are weekly videos from Fr. Joe (At the Table of the Word with Fr. Joe), and a video from the faculty of the school to the students (We Miss You!).

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 5:48 PM, 05.07.2020

OLL School Teachers and Staff Make Video for Students

Our Lady of the Lake School is striving to stay connected with our students and families. We cannot put into words how much we miss seeing all of the Falcon faces roaming the hallways. Mrs. Millett had the idea to have teachers send "miss you" notes and she compiled them into a “Miss You” video. The feedback has been nothing but positive from both the teachers and families. We miss our Falcon family!

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 5:48 PM, 05.07.2020

Fr. Joe at the Table of the Word Videos Continue to Inspire

The videos that began out of necessity are continuing by request. Fr. Joe has produced eight videos to date beginning during Lent, including the Triduum of Holy Week and each week on Saturday at 4pm since then.  The videos have received wonderful positive feedback, enough to have Fr. Joe contemplating a continuation of the format orsome variation thereof  when and after we get back to weekly Masses. All the At the Table of the Word videos are available on demand after the initial 4pm Saturday release date.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 5:48 PM, 05.07.2020

Donate to OLL School Walkathon

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! 

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 4:26 PM, 04.01.2020

OLL School Strong on STEM

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.

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 5:53 PM, 02.05.2020

OLL Open House Welcomes Visitors

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. 

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 5:53 PM, 02.05.2020

OLL Open House Sunday, January 26th Ushers in Catholic Schools Week

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.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 5:12 PM, 01.12.2020

An Annual Tradition- Christmas Mass Selfies

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. 

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 5:12 PM, 01.12.2020

Night At the Races Event Saturday, February 1st Supports OLL School

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.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 5:12 PM, 01.12.2020

OLL School Open House Sunday, January 26th/11a-1p/ OLL School

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.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 6:26 PM, 12.02.2019

Yard Charge! OLL Scouts Give Back to the Elderly in the Community By Raking Leaves!

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!

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

OLL Students Focus on Lake Erie in STEM Showcase

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. 

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

OLL Youth Choir “Friends with God” Sing for Slovene Home Residents

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. 

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

Visit Us At the Euclid Holiday Celebration on Friday, Dec. 6th!

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. 

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

We’re Recording Again! "All Are Welcome" CD in Production

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.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019