“OLL's many multi-generational families and cherished traditions help sustain its community-oriented culture.”
Caryn Jorgensen, parent/alum

Gym/Event Center Project Update

April 2013

Dear Friends,

It takes more than brick and mortar to build a parish. It takes selfless giving and the dedication of hundreds of people. For nearly 85 years, Our Lady of the Lake Parish has been an upbuilding presence in the Wedgwood area and Archdiocese of Seattle, emblematic of the goodness and faith of so many, past and present. “Living stones” whose spirit imbues this place, even now. There is much more than brick and mortar here!

As a parish and school, we have a future and much reason to hope. Thanks to the success of our capital campaign and the generosity of those who have given to this endeavor, I am profoundly grateful. Never have there been more hands involved in such a project.

Campaign Stats
  • Goal: $3.3M
  • Currently pledged: $3.014M
  • Left to raise:  $286,000
  • Average pledge is $4,400 over 5 years
  • 85% of school families have pledged
  • 70% of parishoners have pledged
We are quite close to the realization of a long-awaited dream. Through your generosity, and with God’s help, we will make this happen. It is providential. It is our time!

With every good wish,

Father Timothy Clark

School Families,

White smoke traditionally signals good news for the Church. Without a doubt, this is what our OLL community can expect when the 50 year old gym is razed this summer. Smoke, dust, debris - all signs of life in a community that is growing and building.

Just think, in less than eight months we will be able to house our school play in a much improved venue. An updated stage and theater facility will breath new lif e into our much beloved dramatic arts program.

For the first time ever, students will have a cafeteria where hot lunch can be served. No more eating in classrooms! This cafeteria will serve parishioners as another multi-purpose room, slightly larger than Jubilee Hall, that can be sectioned off from the stage and gym. Parish council and commission meetings along with faith formation classes and outreach ministries will have a space to accommodate a growing and active parish.

Finally, our CYO sports teams will have a home court advantage and host tournament play, after years of playing in other school's gyms.

Of course, this project, long imagined and two years ago thought of as impossible, is soon to be a reality thanks to you, our school and parish families. Thank you for your generosity and for your willingness to help us re-imagine our future.

With gratitude,

Vince McGovern