From Father Daniel Griffith:
This past Sunday, parishioners and friends joined Bishop Cozzens and our Fleur de Lis Award Winners - past and present - for a beautiful celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The celebration of our Patronal Feast Day took on added significance this year as we are now within our 140th anniversary year - the Jubilee of Lourdes! Julie Craven, Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, gave an informative, humorous and inspiring presentation on the history and hidden gems from the archives of Lourdes. Bishop Cozzens preached a beautiful homily, relaying a personal story from a trip to Lourdes, France and asking the question to all present: "do you want to be healed?" Bishop Cozzens described the music as glorious and it was indeed! After the 11 am Mass, we gathered downstairs for our annual Fleur de Lis Awards and a special announcement. Below, I provide a recap of the 2017 Fleur de Lis Awards and the announcement.
Father Daniel Griffith and Lourdes parishioner Julie Daulton were among thousands of people who proceeded from the Washington Monument to the Supreme Court building on January 27th as a part of the 2017 March for Life.
The January 22nd Salt & Light series talk featured Victoria Newcome Johnson with a presentation titled, "The Many Facets of Abortion"; a discussion involving the personal, cultural, legal, and spiritual facets of abortion. For the next two weekends, we will accept baby items and donations to assist our local pregnancy resource center, Abria. Here is a "wish list" of items currently needed at Abria Boutique. Abria provides support for women and couples facing an unexpected preganancy. Interested in learning more about the work of Abria Pregnancy Resources? Click here for information on how to make an online donation, donate baby and adult care items
This past weekend at Lourdes we formally began our Jubilee year, which celebrates the 140th anniversary of the parish. We did so on the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord where we celebrate the Divine manifestation of God and God’s glory through his Incarnate Son, Jesus Christ. We are called to respond to God’s manifestation in our world with joy, and like the three Wise Men by offering Christ the gifts we have for the glory of God. Below, I provide excerpts from my homily wherein I outlined the important dimensions of how we will mark this important event in the life of our parish.
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