Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is March 1st. Masses are scheduled for 12:05 and 5:30 pm.
 
Lenten Fish Frys
Mark your calendar for our Lenten Fish Frys!  March 3rd, 17th and 31st.
Stations of the Cross will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by the Lenten Fish Fry from 5:30 till 7:30 pm in Hofstede Hall. Adults $10 and Kids $5.  
Interested in being a Fish Fry volunteer? Please sign up here and indicate the dates you are available to help.
 

Lenten Retreat
Join Father Dan Griffith and Deacon Thom Winninger Saturday, March 4th from 8:30 am till noon for a morning of Lenten reflection. Four dynamics of discipleship: call; conversion; formation; and sending will be discussed, each in a 20 minute talk. There will be time for prayer and reflection and Confessions will be available.
 

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.

Our Annual Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes will be celebrated on February 12th.  Following the 8:30 am Mass, Julie Craven will share a presentation on the amazing history of our church building and parish. Bishop Cozzens will preside at the 11:00 am Mass, followed by the Fleur de Lis Awards and a special announcement by Father Griffith. Caramel rolls and slices of French Meat Pies will be available for sale after both morning Masses.

 

IMG_0147_1.jpgFather 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 

 

 

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Coming together to place our confidence and joy in God and living it in daily life.
 
We live in an age characterized by an extraordinary amount of tension and lack of peace. This manifests itself in our spiritual as well as our secular life. In our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbors, a kind of restlessness and anxiety takes the place of the confidence and peace that ought to be ours.
 
How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? This journey of faith, “Getting Together with God!” hosted by Our Lady of Lourdes community, is designed to help us in that pursuit.
 
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To this end, Our Lady of Lourdes, as part our Jubilee Year is embarking on a journey to Get Together with God. We will base our journey on the profound insights of Fr. Jacque Philippe from his book, “Searching For and Maintaining Peace,” a treatise on prayer, freedom and God.
 
We are forming twelve small discussion groups of ten participants each based on individual interests and life styles (seniors, singles, young married, young adults, mixed, etc.) To sign up for a group, click  here.

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