As Catholics, we represent about 5% of the total population in the heart of the Ozarks of southwest Missouri. We are about 475 active families in the center of the Bible Belt working toward becoming a stronger Stewardship Parish. Father Rick L. Jones is our pastor at Our Lady of the Lake in Branson and also the pastor at Our Lady of the Ozarks in Forsyth. We are joined by 2,500 to 3,000 "Parishioners-For-A-Day" in celebrating the four week-end Masses. We continually pray that our visitors may be refreshed and renewed by their time in the Ozarks.
Parishioners-For-A-Day are invited to join in all liturgical celebrations during their stay plus check out our many activities.
Our Parish Mission
We, the parish of Our Lady of the Lake, united in baptism and empowered by the Spirit, endeavor to live our commitment to proclaim God's love by:
- being a welcoming parish community,
- worshipping, working, and celebrating together,
- serving the spiritual and material needs of all,
- spreading the Gospel through personal witness,
- inviting each parishioner to active participation in our parish life and in surrounding communities,
- and, through our unique call, welcoming our many visitors.
We share our gifts and ourselves in the name of Jesus.