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  • Welcome     

    Welcome, flock of sheep who know the voice of Jesus the Shepherd. Let us follow him together!

    Blessed are they who place themselves in the hands of Jesus. He will place himself in their hands.

    Jesus said:
     “My sheep hear my voice;
    I know them, and they follow me.
    I give them eternal life,
    and they shall never perish.” 
    - Jn 10:27-28a

    Masks No Longer Required


      Lakewood Church            

    4:00 P.M.  Saturday
    9:00 A.M. Sunday

     Weekdays 8:30 AM  T-F


    Reconciliation Times
      9:00 A.M.  First Fridays
    3:30 P.M.  Saturday

     
    Silver Cliff Chapel
     
    W13397 County Road C 
    Silver Cliff, WI 54104
      5:30  P.M.  Saturday

       Reconciliation Times
      First Saturdays
       following Mass

       
     Crooked Lake Chapel
           15478 Whispering Pines Lane 
      Crooked Lake, WI 54149
    7:30 A.M. Sunday
              
     Reconciliation Times

    Second Sundays
    following Mass
     

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    Every good and perfect gift comes from above. -James 1:17

    Parish Meetings  
      Everyone Welcome 

    Social Concerns 

    Tuesday, May 17th at 9am
    in the Parish Hall

    St. Mary’s Christian Women
    Thursday, May 19th at 1:00pm
    in the Parish Hall

     

    Every good and perfect gift comes from above. -James 1:17

     

  • Where to find us

  • Today's Readings

  • New Priest Assigned


    Fr. Matthew

    Fr. Donald Everts,
    Chair of Priest
    Personnel Board of our Diocese,
    sent to us a letter dated April 20, 2022. This letter was read at all Masses in our 2 Parishes. Part of the letter is as follow:
    ‘It is with a grateful heart 
    that I share the good news that Reverend Matthews Faucett has been appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Mary of the Lake Parish, Lakewood, St. Ambrose Parish, Wabeno, and the Stations at Crooked Lake and Silver Cliff, effective July 1 to Fall 2022.
    Father Matthew is from Menominee, Michigan and was ordained in 2019 by Bishop David Ricken. Since his ordination, he has served as Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary Parishes, De Pere, and Chaplain of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.”
     A copy of the entire letter will be inserted in our Bulletin next weekend. Father Matt will move in and I will move out of the Rectory in Lakewood shortly before July 1, 2022. Please pray for Father Matt,
    for me as well as for our Parishes
    in this time of transition.
     Fr. Phil

  • Hospitality Sunday 

    Donuts & Coffee Again!

    Starting Sunday,
    May 1st
    you are cordially invited for coffee and donuts
    after the 9am Mass
    in Lakewood.
    We will continue to have donuts on the first Sunday of every month.


     

  • Novena to Mary 
    in May

    The Christian Women will be leading a Novena after Mass on every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of May. Copies will be available to you after Mass. If you wish to participate at home contact Mary at 920-419-4746.
    Please join us for the 
    “Novena to Our Lady of the
    Miraculous Medal.”
    What a wonderful way to honor our Blessed Virgin Mary.

  • Pray the Rosary

    Join us every Wednesday before Mass at 8:00am to pray the Rosary
    for the sick of the parish
    and on
    Fridays at 8:00am for Peace.

  • Fish Fry Results

    A special thank you to Carla VanCamp and everyone who helped make our Lenten Fish Fry a wonderful success.
    To all who volunteered their time and talent to work the event and to those who brought wonderful homemade
    desserts. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed dinner and fellowship with each other. Our profit for the event was $972.00 which was put
    in the General Fund
    .

  •  Age of Retirement



    Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary’s of the Lake:

    “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.” Eccl 3:1

     As many of you may know: This year I’m turning 73 [from afar I may look like 37; but I will be 73 in May].
    Also: By July I will have served our two parishes of St. Mary’s of the Lake & St. Ambrose for 7 years.
    Normally, a priest would
    retire at the age of 70; and each
    priestly term of service is 6 years. In
    other words, in all practicality,
    I’ve passed the expiration dates for
    both the AGE OF RETIREMENT and
    the TERM OF SERVICE. As a result,
    following the normal procedure of
    the Diocese, our Bishop Ricken has recently granted me Senior Priest Status effective July 1, 2022. Granting a priest a senior status is basically a fancy way of saying: ‘You are getting old. It’s time for you to shift gears’. However, I will continue my priestly ministry here as your antique pastor until this July1 yet. In the meantime, our Bishop is working closely with the Diocesan PERSONNEL BOARD with the goal to appoint a new [younger] pastor for our two parishes.   On reflection, I realize that It has been a blessed opportunity for me to serve our two parishes with so many good, solid, faith-filled people –God- fearing and generous in building up our church communities as well as mindful of the needy far and near. All things considered, it’s indeed a blessingthat we do have more than enough time to prepare for the transition.
      Isn’t that true that when you have some food that has passed the expiration date for 2-3 years, you would hesitate to consume it, because it may do harm to your physical health! It was a pleasant surprise for me that, even though I’ve been 3 years passed the expiration date, you’ve not hesitated to graciously accept me. I do hope, because of your goodness & because of God’s powerful Protection, I’ve not done that much harm to your spiritual health [may it be so!]. At any rate: May I ask you to join me in praying that God bless our parishes and me with a gradual, blessed & smooth transition in the Loving Providence of God.

    Your Antique PastorFr.Philip

  • Pray Requests


    For healing and good health of mind, body, and spirit:

    Ken Kesner, Gary Wagner,
    Sara DeGreef, Ralph Fritsch,
    Rosemary Rankin,
    Linda Vandenlangenberg,
    Ray Ehlinger and Fr. Len

    For eternal rest, and for God’s blessings on their families:

    Jerry LaFond, Linda Hogarty
    and Lester Joachim

    For all the prayer requests written in our Parish Book of Petitions.
    Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me. Rescue me and save me.
    Do your will in my life.
    I place my entire being into
    your healing care.
    Amen.

    Prayer Shawls

    If you would like to receive a prayer shawl, or know of someone who would, please call the parish office.
    A prayer shawl has been blessed by Father and helps to remind us 
    of God’s love and care and the prayers of our faith community to know that
    we are not alone.

  • Mass Intentions

    Saturday, April 30, 2022
    4:00pm Lakewood: Bob Lewins & the Lewins Family
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: Sue Schneider

    Sunday, May 1, 2022
    7:30am Crooked Lake: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose 
    9:00am Lakewood: Al & Mary Biese

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: Nicole Fischer Cottrell & Mitch Lundgaard

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: Vernon & Carol Kostichka 

    Thursday, May 5, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: Barb Mainczyk
    Friday, May 6, 2022 First Friday HOLY HOUR
    8:30am Lakewood: Diane Walcheske

    Saturday, May 7, 2022
    4:00pm Lakewood: Barb Mainczyk
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, May 8, 2022
    7:30am Crooked Lake: Lorraine Lukes & Rita Delebreau 
    9:00am Lakewood: Jeanne Kowalski

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: For the Health of Becky Lindner

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: Bill Hodgkiss 

    Thursday, May 12, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: Lester Joachim 

    Friday, May 13, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Saturday, May 14, 2022
    4:00pm Lakewood: Alvin & Eleanore Goffard 
    5:30pm Silver Cliff: Jerry LaFond

    Sunday, May 15, 2022
    7:30am Crooked Lake: Ron Vanden Hoogen 
    9:00am Lakewood: Henry Williamson

  •  Bishop's Appeal
    2022

    What is the Bishop’s Appeal and where does my donation go? The Bishop’s Appeal is a direct appeal to people of the diocese to make a gift and support the mission and ministries of the
    Diocese of Green Bay. These ministries reach many different people in need. Young people learn about Jesus in our parishes and Catholic schools, those in need of counseling are helped at Catholic Charities, and pastoral care ministers are available to church members.
    Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps us build vibrant parishes and
    share the gospel throughout
    northeastern Wisconsin. 
    It is with Hearts Filled with Hope that we begin this year’s Bishop’s Appeal.


    Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps us build vibrant parishes and share the gospel throughout northeastern Wisconsin. It is with Hearts Filled with Hope that we begin this year’s Bishop’s Appeal.

    Our 2022 Bishop’s Appeal Goal is $22,949.00