June 11th - an exciting day for our Jubilee Year celebration at Our Lady of Lourdes! Our Mass for the City of Minneapolis was a memorable and fitting highlight for our 140th Anniversary.  


Archbishop Hebda presided at a special outdoor Mass at the Nicollet Island Pavilion followed by brunch and a program. The program brought the rich history of the parish and its role in the history of the riverfront and the city to life, through the stories of three of our parishioners. Michael Rainville, Barbara Johnson and John Derus are known both for their significant roles in city leadership as well as their long family histories (five generations!) at the French Church. The program also premiered our Jubilee Year video: Lourdes - Story of Faith. Here's a link to the video. Enjoy!

Father Daniel Griffith wrapped up the program with an exciting announcement about our Jubilee Fund Appeal pledge total; the status of our Jubilee Fund projects; upcoming events at the parish and most importantly, how we as a parish can work to build the culture of encounter Pope Francis describes and calls us to explore.