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  • Welcome     

    Blessings to all on this day of the Lord. We praise God for everyone who has gathered here today, and we pray that God’s Spirit will rest on each person, member, and visitor alike, as we worship together.

    Mark Your Calendars . . .
    St. Mary’s of the Lake Parish Picnic

    Sunday, August 21st
    10am Mass at Pavilion & Picnic

    Parish Web-Site

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

       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


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

    St. Mary’s of the Lake
    26th Annual Parish Picnic

    Sunday, August 21st
    Outdoor Mass at 10:00am at the Pavilion 
    Featuring : Gregg Tallier
    Following the Mass 

    Food & Drinks ~ Music & Dancing
    Cash Raffle Drawing at 2pm
    1st Prize $1000 - 2nd Prize $500 3rd Prize $250 - 5 Prizes of $100 each

    New Mass Schedule
    Effective 8-27-22

    Given the ongoing priest shortage, which grows each year, the annual assignment process of priests becomes more challenging. One of the changes Bishop Ricken is making this year, is that no more than four Masses are to be celebrated on a weekend by one priest. Effective August 27th , there will no longer be a Mass offered at Silver Cliff.

    Saturday Masses:
    St. Ambrose 4pm,
    Lakewood 6pm

    Sunday Masses:
    Crooked Lake 7:30am,
    Lakewood 9:30am

    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.


  • 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.

  • Help Wanted  
    Religious Education

    We are looking for a Religious Education Facilitator for the St. Mary’s of the Lake and St. Ambrose Parishes. This is a part time position from October through May. If you are interested and would like more information please call the parish office at 715-276-7364.

  •  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, Fr. Len, Roger Gegare, Gerard Baugnet, 
    and Ken Bohl

    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

    Saturday, July 30, 2022
    4:00pm Lakewood: Bob Liebsch 5:30pm Silver Cliff: Jerry LaFond

    Sunday, July 31, 2022
    7:30am Crooked Lake: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose 
    9:00am Lakewood: Paul Seifert

    Tuesday, August 2, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: Barb Mainczyk

    Wednesday, August 3, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: Josie Kanzenbach

    Thursday, August 4, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: Dan Nendza

    Friday, August 5, 2022 First Friday HOLY HOUR
    8:30am Lakewood: Paul Seifert

    Saturday, August 6, 2022
    4:00pm Lakewood: Don Fietzer 5:30pm Silver Cliff: Vince Nicklas Jr.

    Sunday, August 7, 2022
    7:30am Crooked Lake: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose 
    9:00am Lakewood: Susan Fritsch

    Tuesday, August 9, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: Jake & Marie Dickman 

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: A Special Intention

    Thursday, August 11, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: For the Health of Gerard Baugnet

    Friday, August 12, 2022
    8:30am Lakewood: The People of St. Mary’s & St. Ambrose

    Saturday, August 13, 2022
    4:00pm Lakewood: Barb Mainczyk 5:30pm Silver Cliff: Jerry LaFond

    Sunday, August 14, 2022
    7:30am Crooked Lake: Al & Sandy Delebreau 60th Wedding Anniversary
    9:00am Lakewood: Mark & Janet Biese
    62nd Wedding Anniversary

  • A Summer Blessing

    Walk along beside me, Jesus, as I begin the months of summer.
    As I work, play, enjoy family time and friendships, may I hear Your voice within me, guiding me toward all that is right and good.
    Give me faith in Your presence, knowing that You walk beside me in everything I do.
    Gracious and loving Jesus, thank You for the gift of Summer.
    May the warmth of its sun and the beauty of its light remind me daily of Your love for me.