Join us on Wednesday, February 11 for our Annual Feast Day Dinner. Festal Mass begins at 5:30PM, followed by our 2nd Annual Fleur de Lis awards. There will be delicious hors d'oeuvres and dinner catered by Kafe 421, beverages, and live music. Our silent auction will feature baskets for kids and adults, as well as the chance to bid on a dinner hosted by Father Griffith and Deacon Winninger. Tickets are $50 per person, and registration forms can be returned to the Parish Office. Come celebrate our Feast Day!
Last spring, Bishop Piché invited local pastors to a luncheon at St. Boniface to discuss ideas and options related to the St. Boniface Catholic Community located at 629 2nd Street, Northeast Minneapolis. Bishop Piché is currently serving as the Canonical Administrator of St. Boniface as the parish has been without a resident pastor for over a year. While St. Boniface has a strong tradition and is made up of committed and active Catholics, the reality is that St. Boniface parish membership and collections have dipped as of late. In late spring of last year, the trustees of St. Boniface and parish leadership of Our Lady of Lourdes met to discuss what a collaboration of the two parishes might look like. From the perspective of Our Lady of Lourdes, it was clear that we were not interested in an open ended cluster of the parishes. A cluster, as opposed to a merger, is where each parishes retains its own identity, councils, and trustees but share pastoral leadership and staff. My time and energy, as well as that of Deacon Winninger, is already diffused across various ministries, assignments, and commitments. It would not be fair to parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes to enter into a cluster where Deacon Thom and I would be further pulled away from Our Lady of Lourdes.
February 21, 2015
Lent is an invitation to conversion, offering us an opportunity to recommit ourselves to following Jesus more wholeheartedly – in times of difficulty as well as in times of joy.
Our Lenten observance at Our Lady of Lourdes will include a retreat morning for men and women presented by Deacon Thom Winninger and Susan Stabile. This retreat is designed to help you deepen your discipleship and grow in your appreciation of what it means to die to self and rise in Christ. The day will include time for individual prayer and sharing as well as presentations.
Following the close of the retreat at 12:15, Fr. Dan Griffith will be available to offer the sacrament of Reconciliation to anyone interested in individual confession.
To register for the retreat, please contact Patrice Stegbauer in the Parish Office.
Deacon Winninger's Men's Weekend Retreat: Discover What God Wants You to Do With Your Life!
Friday January 30 at 7:00PM through Sunday, February 1 at 12:45PM
King's House, Lake Buffalo, Minnesota
Come to ask the big questions: Why do I feel stuck? What is the purpose of my life? Why don't I enjoy my work? How can I get my life on track? Why can't I find real love in my relationships? Where is the peace in a busy world? What does God want me to do with the rest of my life?
The rerteat includes two nights lodging, all meals, five presentations, a copy of Thom's book: Get Out of the Boat, plus personal time with Deacon.
For more information please contact the parish office or Deacon Winninger directly.
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