Parish School of Religion (PSR)
Registration for our PSR will take place in September. Our PSR students meet every other Sundays, after Mass, from mid September though early May. There is no greater gift a parent can give their children than to pass on their love of the Catholic Faith.
For students in Grades 1-2, they will prepare for the sacraments of Holy Communion and Reconciliation. Grades 4-6 depend their faith in learning about the beauty of the Mass and the history of the Church. Grades 7-8 prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation and parish life. And Grades 9-12, will continue with their faith journey to expand their understanding of the Catholic faith, using the fullness of grace bestowed upon them to confront the challenging issues of every day life.
For our younger youth, classes are held on the first and third Sundays of the month, from late September through early May. Class time is from 9:45 am to 11:00 am. For our junior high & high school youth, classes are held on the first Sunday of the month and one Wednesday evening per month (off-campus).
The Rite of Christian Initiation Adults
R.C.I.A. Session #1, begins in early September.
It is never too late to enter the vineyard...
Thinking about joining the Catholic Church but not sure what to do or who to ask? Maybe you know someone has expressed interest in learning more about our faith. An open invitation awaits acceptance.
Our Lady of the Ozarks is teaming up with our big sister parish, Our Lady of the Lake in Branson, to discover the riches of the Catholic faith. The first session begins in early September at 6:30 pm in the lower level faith formation room at OLL. We will continue to meet weekly, same day and place, with some breaks, etc.
Deacon Dan is on the team so call him to discuss.
Adult Faith Formation
(for those who want to grow deeper in their faith)
Meet after Mass on First Fridays and on the third Sunday of the month, October through May.
In addition Deacon Dan plans to facilitate faith mini-series to engage Adult Faith Formation (and Fellowship) twice per year; one series in the Fall and another series during Lent. Times and Topics to be announced in the bulletin.
Generally, these are three to four week sessions. The sessions will typically be around 60 minutes in length. They will be held in Marian Hall after either Wednesday or Friday morning Mass. When class is in session, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will not take place. However, Jesus will still be in the house to offer devotion.
Have questions regarding the Sacraments or seeking information about the Catholic Church? Please contact Deacon Dan or the Office.
Marriage: Requires at least six months advance notice for preparation and scheduling. (If you have been married before, an annulment may be necessary.)
Infant/Youth Baptism: Your family needs to be registered in the parish prior to the baptism. And, it is necessary to take a baptismal preparation course, preferably prior to the birth of your child.
RCIA Adult Baptism/Confirmation: If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or are a Catholic adult who has not been Confirmed, let's talk. Our door is always open to discuss the next steps in faith formation.
Visitation of the Sick: If you are homebound and desire Communion, contact Deacon Dan.
Anointing of the Sick: if you desire this sacrament please call Our Lady of the Lake Church (417) 334-2928 and request to speak to a priest. Or call Deacon Dan (812) 204-2625 and he will get in touch with a priest on your behalf.
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