From Father Griffith: In the Gospels we see there are many dimensions to the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ. The main mission of Christ, sent from the loving heart of our heavenly Father, was to redeem the word and reconcile sinners to God. Another important ministry of Jesus was to teach his followers about the nature of God the Father, the nature and meaning of faith, and the way to follow Christ. The Catholic Church takes from Christ the mission and ministry of teaching the faith of Jesus Christ until Christ comes again. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the foundation of the Apostles, the Church has faithfully taught and preserved the Catholic faith for more than two millennia. When we speak of faith it is important to note that there are two dimensions: passing on and teaching the content of faith (what we believe) and the act of believing in our transcendent God (the subjective dimension of faith). Both dimensions of faith are important and should be developed and nurtured.
The ordinary place where most Catholics are formed in their faith is in the parish setting. It is a primary goal and mission of Our Lady of Lourdes to offer excellent and informative adult and child/youth faith formation so that we can become better disciples of our Lord Jesus and more faithful Catholics. Our Lady of Lourdes offers a comprehensive child/youth faith formation program Sunday mornings (9:45-10:45) during the school year. While parents are always the first teachers of the their children, the parish setting is an important place where children and young people can learn more about Jesus, His Church and what it means to be a disciple. For adults who are interested in learning more about their faith, Our Lady of Lourdes has become a hub in Minneapolis for excellent adult faith formation. In the past several years the parish has offered numerous faith formation series led by excellent and knowledgeable presenters. Whether you are a parent who wishes to form your child in the faith or an adult who seeks to learn more about the rich treasure that is the Catholic faith, come and join us at Our Lady of Lourdes as we seek to follow Jesus Christ!
Faith formation classes are offered for children in grades 1 thru 9/10, including preparation for First Communion and First Reconciliation.
Events and opportunities for the young adults of our parish.
Those seeking to become Catholic or to learn more about their Catholic faith are encouraged to enroll in the RCIA program at Our Lady of Lourdes or to attend a Great Hall Presentation Series offered from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sundays (when scheduled).
Your daily reading is here waiting to be read and enjoyed.