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Religious Education Registration Has Begun

Posted by LeAnne McKendree on 7/13/16

Unbelievably, it is now less than a month before school starts back up. Below are guidelines to help you sign your children and youth up for religious education here at Our Lady of the Angels.

Open Registration

Registration is now open for all Religious Education ministries. Registration will close ... Read More »

Father Dan's Funeral Arrangements

Posted by LeAnne McKendree on 6/22/16

Wake Service-Friday, June 24, 20164:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Our Lady of the Angels Parish12905 E State Road 70Lakewood Ranch, Fl 34202-9405Father John will do a blessing at 4PM and the Rosary will be said at 5PM.

Funeral-Saturday, June 25, 201610:00 a.m.Our Lady of the Angels Parish12905 E State Road ... Read More »

Prayers for Father Dan and Parishioners of OLA

Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 6/20/16

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Dan. Additional information is available at the Diocese of Venice at We will also post Funeral information as it becomes available. 


ENCORE Praise Band

Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 5/31/16

I am just so impressed by our Praise Band. Here is the final SEQUENCE of the liturgical year--the sequence for Corpus Christi.


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 5/25/16

earlier this week. Here is our Praise Band jamming at the 5pm Sunday night Mass. This Mass is run by the kids of our parish. They act as the Sacristan, Greeters, Ushers, Altar Servers, and Lectors. Anyone can participate. If you or your child is interested in serving at ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 5/22/16

I am really proud of our Praise Band. They lead the congregation in singing at the 5pm Sunday night mass. Anyone can join this fun ministry (minimum age 10 years old--max age, there isn't any) You will even be lucky enough to get guitar pointers or drum pointers from ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 5/14/16

Today we had our second installment of First Communion. A very special day for 39 of our kids and their families. A special thank you to our catechists who prepared these kids the past two years. Parents you did good bringing your kids every week for the last two ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 5/13/16

This busy week keeps rolling along. We had the pleasure of Bishop Dewane coming to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 39 of our kids. I want to publicly thank our Director of Religious Education Mr. Spencer McSorley for personally instructing our Confirmandi this year. Also I would like ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 5/07/16

Beautiful and special time today. Our first group of kids received their First Communion. 40 kids this weekend and 40 kids next weekend. Please pray for our little ones, their parents, and all our Catechists who helped. Thank you to photographer Mark Odell for these photos,


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 5/04/16

I asked someone I respect for a couple of good Catholic websites for moms. Here you go ladies.

The blog is written by a mom of 7 in Southern California. From what I recall, her husband is military and she covers pretty much anything under the sun, focusing on ... Read More »