Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

New Church Dedication:
On July 3, 2016 our new Lady of the Lake church at Suncrest in the Diocese of Spokane was officially dedicated. Photographs of the ceremony are availabler here

Directions:
Suncrest is a beautiful country area above the Spokane River on route 291 approximately 17 miles northwest of the Spokane Convention Center. The official address at Suncrest is 6146-6148 Washington 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026. The church is directly across 291 from Moriah Drive just before the Lakeside Middle School. From this Google map you may get directions from your own location.

Our Pastor:
For many years our parish was served by visiting priests. In 1997 Father Tim Clancy S.J. came to say mass and graciously accepted an invitation to remain as our pastor. He is still active as Professor of Religious Philosoply and head of the Honors Program at Gonzaga University. Father Tim's homilies are models for the Church's vision that homilies should be well-informed teachings on the meaning of the Gospels. Transcripts of his archived homilies are still well read.

Our Mission:
Our purpose is to celebrate a common faith in Jesus Christ, to stirve for unity, to seek reconciliation and to serve our fellow men and women. As full and active members of the Body of Christ, we live our lives in the freedom of the Gospel under the sign of the Cross, bearing witness in the wider world and within our own families. We draw nourishment from the sacramental life of the Church, especially through the weekly celebration of the Eucharist. With the grace of God we pray to discern the voice of the Spirit and acknowledge the face of Christ in all we meet.

For more information email us at information@olotl.org

The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.

... Whose memorial the Church celebrates on September 15. September falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green.

For more information on the month of September visit Catholic Culture

The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of September 2016

Universal: That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.

Evangelization: That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.

The Gospels for the Sundays in September 2016 are taken from from St. Luke and are from Year C, Cycle 2.

September 4 - Twentythird Sunday of Ordinary Time
"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple."

September 11 - Twentyfourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
This Gospel relates the parable of the Prodigal Son.

September 18 - Twentyfifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
The parable of the dishonest steward is the subject of this Gospel.

September 25 - Twesntysixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
The Gospel tells the parable of Dives and Lazarus.

The Liturgical Year

The Liturgica Year is the mystery of Christ unfolded through the cycle of the year calls us to live his mystery in our own lives.

From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops:

  • Advent: Four weeks of preparation before the celebration of Jesus' birth.
  • Christmas: Recalling the Nativity of Jesus Christ and his manifestation to the peoples of the world.
  • Lent: A six-week period of penance before Easter.
  • Sacred Paschal Tridium: The holiest three days of the year, where the Christian people recall the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Easter: 50 days of joyful celebration of the Lord's resurrection from the dead and his sending forth of the Holy Spirit.
  • Ordinary Time: Divided into two sections (one span of 4-8 weeks after Christmas Time and another lasting about six months after Easter Time), wherein the faithful consider the fullness of Jesus' teachings and works among his people.

From the Church Year Net