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  Weekend Masses
   Saturday
    5:00 pm English
    7:00 pm Spanish

  Sunday
    8:00 am English
  10:30 am English
      Live Streaming

  Week Day Masses
    9:00 am Monday
    9:00 am Tuesday
    5:30 pm Wednesday
    9:00 am Thursday

  First Friday Mass
    10:00am 

  First Saturday Mass
    9:00 am

  Sacrament of
  Reconciliation

    Saturday 3:00 - 4:30 pm

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Adoration

Adoration 

Tuesday 9:30 - 3:00 pm

Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday 9:30 - 7:00 pm


Daily Mass Readings

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I'm hesitant to return to Mass because of health concerns or my age. How can I keep Sundays Holy?                            

You are encouraged to join your fellow parishioners by watching the Mass live-streamed on Facebook.com/OLLBranson every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  This live stream is also posted immediately after the Mass at 11:45 a.m. for those who do not have Facebook and you can access it anytime by going to the same site.  If you do not have internet capabilities, you may watch Mass on the EWTN network.  No internet or TV connections?  Do spiritual practices like pray the scriptures for the day, the rosary, etc. 

My family and I are live-streaming Mass at home, how do I help them (and myself) stay engaged and not get so distracted?    

First of all, prepare yourself for the Mass as you would if you were coming to church.  You should not be drinking or eating things at home as you spiritually participate in the Mass. Verbally respond to the penitential rite as you would normally (i.e. Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy, ….) The same is true for the Gloria, antiphons, Our Father, etc. Follow along in your bible when the scriptures are read. (The scripture readings are posted every week in our online church bulletin for you to read during the Mass or beforehand).  Offer the prayer of Spiritual Communion when the Eucharist is being distributed.  Make the sign of the cross at appropriate times.  At the end of the Mass, reflect on the message of the homily and share your thoughts with others who may have participated in the live stream with you.

I'm nervous about coming back to weekend Mass. What's it like in physical distancing? Can I attend daily Mass?

Daily Mass is not the same as the Sunday liturgy but would be a good transition to coming back to church.  Since we are out of the tourist season, we have more than enough physical distancing in church on Saturday evening and Sunday for those who are not compromised by their health or age.  As many of you know, our church seats 1300 people and we have less than 200 people at any given Mass on the weekend.  You can easily be 10 ft. distanced from any person if you desire to be so. If you are uncomfortable with coming to Mass on the weekend, there are about 40 people who come to daily Mass. Certainly, you are encouraged to come to a daily Mass as a wonderful opportunity to receive the Eucharist again physically.

What some of Our Lady of the Lake's COVID-19 protocols?
Photo of Pews in Mass Roped Off Pews
 
Every other pew is roped off to ensure safe physical distancing. When attending Mass, please sit where you are comfortable.

 

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Please see this video of our cleaning experts hard at work! Thank you, Dan and Mercedes!

 

We have hand sanitizing stations in various places around the Church and Gathering Space.
Our Usher Team dismisses those attending Mass row by row to help reduce crowd size.
There are also masks available for those who are able to wear a mask but do not have one.