Mark your calendars! Our Lady of Lourdes' NE Block party and fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd. Follow the event on Facebook and share it with your friends. Our committees are actively meeting and seeking volunteers. Look for sign-up boards at the back of church in the coming weeks or Click here and complete the sign-up form. Thank you!
Four years ago, the bishops of the United States inaugurated the “Fortnight for Freedom” as a time for Catholics throughout the county to unite in prayer and become better educated about the importance of religious liberty. The word fortnight may seem an antiquated term and I only recognized it as a tennis fan as a descriptor of Wimbledon. The Fortnight for Freedom takes place over two weeks – from June 21st, the Vigil of the Feast of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More, to July 4th, our Independence Day. I don’t think it is possible to overstate the importance of religious freedom to the health of our nation. Below, I present Church teaching regarding religious liberty and explain why our vigilance regarding this freedom is critical from both a Catholic and American perspective. Read More: Why Religion Matters.
We are happy to report that our sacrificial giving is up this year and we thank you for your generosity. We still have a budget shortfall and we ask that you prayerfully consider helping us close that gap. There are envelopes at the back of church. You can also donate through our website. CLICK HERE - Select Weekly Giving. Thank you again for your generosity. Deb Hamilton, Finance Council Chair
The Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul is on June 29th. Come and share you faith in light of the example of these two great saints. A special invitation to all those who have been through the RCIA Process or interested in RCIA. Presented by Patrice Stegbauer, Director of Sacrament & Formation
It came in mail postmarked Vatican: an announcement that Pope Francis was calling all the Deacons in the world to Rome for the first ever Jubilee of the Deacon. WOW—it really looked official! Never in the tradition of the diaconate, an ordained order of the Church, has there been such a call. Who would not want to be there? Who would not want to experience the conclave of servants who give their all in the service of the Lord? Who would not want to hear the message of the shepherd of the Universal Church?
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