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  •   Welcome      

    A warm welcome to all!
    May your spiritual strength be renewed,
    a positive outlook on life encouraged,
    and most of all, may God,
    who gives the peace that surpasses our understanding,
    grant each of us a double portion of inner calmness and assurance.

    Fr. Praveen will be on vacation to India from January 16th to February 17th. There will be no morning Masses during this time. Weekend Masses will stay the same, we have help out priest to cover the weekend Masses. Pray for Fr. Praveen to have a wonderful and safe trip!



    New Mass Schedule
    as Follows...

      Lakewood Church       4:00 P.M.  Saturday
    8:30 A.M. Sunday

     Weekdays 8:30 AM  T-F

    Reconciliation Times
     First Friday 9:00am -10:00am

    St. Ambrose in Wabeno
    10:30 A.M. Sunday
     Reconciliation Times
    Wabeno: First Friday at 3:30pm

       Crooked Lake Chapel
           15478 Whispering Pines Lane 
      Crooked Lake, WI 54149

    6:00 P.M. Saturday
    Reconciliation Times
    Crooked Lake: First Saturday at 5:30pm

    We are again collecting brown bags for the
    Christian Thrift Store.


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

    Parish Website 
    We are looking for someone
    to maintain our Parish Website
    starting in September.
    Please call the Parish office if you are interested.

  • Where to find us

  • Today's Readings

  • Catechism in a 
    Year Podcast

    If you have ever wanted to understand what it means to be a Catholic and allow those truths to shape your life - this podcast is for you!
    Transform your relationship with the
    Church that Christ founded.”


    In Ascension’s The Catechism in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz guides you through the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church in 365 episodes, providing explanation, insight, and encouragement along the way.

    Unlike any other Catechism podcast, The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) podcast follows a reading plan inspired by Ascension’s Foundations of Faith approach, a color-coded approach that reveals the structure of the Catechism, making it easier to read and understand. With this podcast, you’ll finally understand what it means to be Catholic and how the beliefs of the Catholic Faith come together.

    Listen and…

    Read the ENTIRE Catechism of the Catholic Church in 365 days

    Understand the essentials of the Catholic Faith and why they matter

    Understand how Church teaching is rooted in Sacred Scripture

    Absorb over 2,000 years of Sacred Tradition

    Encounter God’s plan of sheer goodness for your life

    Each 15-20 minute episode includes:

    A guided prayer to help you enter into each episode

    A reading from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    An explanation from Fr. Mike Schmitz about the reading

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

  • Hospitality Sunday 

    You are cordially invited for coffee and donuts
    after the 8:30 am  Mass
    in Lakewood,
     on the first Sunday of every month.

  • Catholic Charities

  • God’s Gift!

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

    Hope provides confidential help, compassionate care and free services, to those faced with an unplanned pregnancy, possible STD, or dealing with a past abortion. We take time to build relationships and encourage individuals to make good choices. Our sexual integrity and sexual risk avoidance presentations also provide education for students in schools and youth groups.

    Most importantly, we share the love and forgiveness found only in Jesus Christ. With your support, we are committed to building a community of grace that extends beyond the birth of their child. Operation Baby Bottle (OBB) provides support for the mission of Hope, and is a simple way for your congregation or group to get involved.

    Bottles will be available this weekend, please pick one up as you leave, fill the bottle with coins, bills or checks, and then return the bottle to church by February 19th.
    You can also donate online at HOPEWI.ORG/DONATE.

  • Pray Requests

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

    Gerard Baugnet, Mike Deltgen
    and Joseph Haasch

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

    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

    Friday, January 27, 2023
    8:30am Lakewood: No Mass

    Saturday, January 28, 2023
    4:00pm Lakewood: People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose 
    6:00pm Crooked Lake: Vernon & Carol Kostichka

    Sunday, January 29, 2023
    8:30am Lakewood: Lester Joachim

    Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    8:30am Lakewood: No Mass

    Wednesday, February 1, 2023
    8:30am Lakewood: No Mass

    Thursday, February 2, 2023
    8:30am Lakewood: No Mass

    Friday, February 3, 2023
    8:30am Lakewood: No Mass

    Saturday, February 4, 2023
    4:00pm Lakewood: Robert Joachim
    6:00pm Crooked Lake: People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Sunday, February 5, 2023
    8:30am Lakewood: Bob & Barb Mainczyk

  • Fr Praveen

    Hello & Welcome to Fr. Praveen!

    Dearly Beloved Parishioners,
    It is with joy that I announce to the parishes of
    St. Ambrose and St. Mary of the Lakes, the intent of Bishop Ricken to appoint Fr Praveen Pamisetti as the administrator of these parishes effective
    September 1, 2022.
    Fr Praveen comes to us from the Archdiocese of Hyderabad in India. He was born on March 9, 1982 and was ordained on May 11, 2011. Fr Praveen served the archdiocese since his ordination before coming to the Diocese of Green Bay on July 4 of this year.
    He’s been working at St Mary and St Francis Xavier in De Pere under the direction of Fr Mike Ingold since his arrival. Fr Praveen visited our churches on August 10th and is very excited to begin his work at our parishes.

  • What are Votice Candles 

    In our church, there are stands with candles in them. These candles are arranged in front of a image of our Lord or a saint. They are called votive candles.

    Now, as in early Christian times, we light a votive candle before a statue or sacred image of our Lord or of a saint. Of course, we do not honor the statue or the image itself, but whom that statue or image represents. The light signifies our prayer offered in faith coming into the light of God. With the light of faith, we petition our Lord in pray- er, or petition the saint to pray with us and for us to the Lord. The light also shows special reverence and our desire to remain present to the Lord in prayer even though we may depart and go about our daily business.

    The symbolism of the votive candle reminds us that our prayer are coming into the light of Christ, who is the light of the world. It symbolizes our souls being filled with His light. We want to let that light burn on in our souls even though we may return to other activities.

  • Bishop Appeal Kick-off

    2023 Bishop’s Appeal
    Kick-off Weekend
    February 4th & 5th

    What is the Bishop's Appeal?

    The Bishop's Appeal is a stewardship opportunity for each of us to reach out to thousands of people in search of Jesus' love. Each gift given supports the ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay which serve our parishes,
    Catholic schools, and communities.
    Your gift truly helps bring the heart and hands of Christ to our children,
    young adults, families, and neighbors here in northeastern Wisconsin.

    To make a gift today, contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give, or call Tammy toll-free at
    877-500-3580, ext. 8123.

  • St. Mary's
    Social Concerns

    St. Mary’s Social Concerns Offers . . .

    Ministry of the Homebound & Sick . . . Reaching out in concern for those who are in need of care. Bringing Communion to the homebound. Bingo at Assisted Living.

    Ministry of Local Needs . . . Transportation for medical appointments, shopping errands, and other local needs.

    Ministry of Hospitality . . . We sponsor a hospitality Sunday, the first Sunday of the month after the 9am Mass. Join us for coffee, donuts and fellowship.

    Ministry of Compassion & Bereavement . . . Praying for the recently bereaved. Sending cards & care notes to those who have had a recent loss.

    Ministry of Prayer . . . 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.