There are a number of exciting events and initiatives currently or soon to take place at Lourdes. I wanted to highlight some of these and also update you on important information and developments. To be sure, Our Lady of Lourdes has moved from a sleepy boutique parish to a vibrant community of faith. I credit this to God’s enduring grace, Our Lady’s efficacious intercession and your faith and commitment. Our Jubilee year is well underway with exciting events on the horizon. I pray that this Jubilee Year will be a time of renewal, blessing and growth for, as Archbishop Hebda recently described on Relevant Radio, this jewel of a parish.

 Please note: More details on upcoming events, including ticket sales for the Gala, will be posted shortly.  Check back for more information and thanks!

Anniversary Year Kickoff Party

January 8th

We’ll tailgate in the Great Hall and watch the wildcard football playoff game while we “kickoff” the anniversary year events!

 

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Celebration

February 12th

Bishop Cozzens will join us for our annual Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Mass celebration  The Fleur de Lis Awards will highlight the weekend’s festivities and a presentation on the church and the parish’s rich history will be made between the morning masses.

 

140th Anniversary Gala

April 29th

The A-Mill Artist’s Lofts will be the site for our gala fundraising event. Join us for dinner, a silent auction and dancing to celebrate a special evening in another historic and iconic Northeast setting.

 

Anniversary Mass for the City of Minneapolis

June 11th

Near the site where Father Hennepin blessed the falls, Archbishop Hebda will join us for a Mass for the City of Minneapolis at the Nicollet Island Pavilion.  Brunch and a program will follow at the pavilion for parishioners, friends, invited  guests and city officials.

 

Blessing of the Courtyard

October 8th

Enjoy our Lourdes Anniversary Brew and a pig roast dinner as we celebrate the completion of our courtyard space. Father Griffith will bless the new courtyard and share prayers of thanksgiving for the protection of our historic structures.