Next Meat Pie Making Event - October 2017!"
Our Lady of Lourdes began serving French Meat Pies in the late 1800's at its traditional holiday dinners at the church. Many of the French Canadian parishioners also prepared the "tourtieres" for their own families to serve at Christmas and New Year's Day. Over the years at Our Lady of Lourdes, people would prepare and serve their meat pies at various parish events. The women who cooked for funerals, in particular, would have different recipes, so they worked through to create a consensus in order to find the best one, which is now the recipe for the parish.
The current ingredients for the pies consist of ground pork tenderloin, bread crumbs, onions and "secret spices". The traditional French Meat Pie Dinners stopped in the 1980's. Since pies were also donated for hunger relief, the parish continues to make the pies, both to support the church and to serve at our Dinners for the Hungry. (See Volunteer Events
.) The pies can be purchased during the week at the Parish House between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM and on Sundays after the 8:30 am. and 11:00 am. Masses in the lower level of the church.
The cost of a pie is $20.00 and each one serves 6-8, depending on the size of the portion. We have blue insulated carrying bags with the parish logo on them which are free with the purchase of two pies.