Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Adult Enrichment Offerings

Women's Retreat "A Path to Wholeness Through Acceptance, Compassion and Gratitude"
This retreat is offered October 20–22. More information in the bulletin.

Parish Mission Fr. Jack Conley will lead our fall Parish Mission, November 12–14. More information in the bulletin.


Adult Faith Formation Doug Wolz 896-0241

The RCIA~Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults The RCIA is the way the Catholic church welcomes new members. It is a formation process that teaches and trains inquirers about the Catholic faith, and offers an opportunity to experience the beliefs and worship of Roman Catholics. The inquiry experience may culminate with entry to the Catholic Faith. We offer a structured, gradual process year-round, which a person comes to faith through thoughtful reflection and guidance of God's spirit.

Bible Study

Walking with Purpose This study for women meets on Monday evenings or Friday mornings and combines personal study with small group discussion. Registration is open now; begins the week of September 11.
Contact Meredith Gardner for more information 500-9507.

Men's Bible Study This prayer group for men meets on Thursday mornings beginning at 6:15 AM in the Cafeteria. It offers fellowship and small table discussion on upcoming Sunday readings. Men of all ages are invited. Concludes with Eucharistic communion service.

Children's Faith Formation

Children's Faith Formation Beth Freeman 896-0241

L.A.M.B.S. Living As My Bible Says is offered for children ages 1–5 during 11:30 AM Mass from September to May, and is located in the room to the left of the stage in the Parish Life Center. No enrollment is necessary.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Religious Education~RE Our Lady of Lourdes Parish facilitates weekly religious education for children who do not attend our parish school. Offered on Sundays 10:00 to 11:15 AM, RE runs from September through April and includes a 2-year sacrament preparation for First Eucharist, First Reconciliation, and Confirmation.

Religious Ed Registration


RCIA for Children This opportunity is offered so children of school age can participate in the process of full initiation into the Catholic community. Offered on Sunday mornings. Includes time with the children by themselves and also involves parents. Ideally it would begin in September and continue through May; usually offered two times each month.
Contact Ann Bruce for more information 895-1853.

MOMS~Ministry of Mothers Sharing Seeks a group coordinator for each of the following: Fall, outreach project; Spring, fun & social; Summer, fire department spray picnic.
Contact Beth Freeman 896-0241

Sacrament Preparation

Baptism We welcome all parents seeking baptism for their children, regardless of the age of the child. Celebrated seven times per year. Preparation required.
Contact Beth Freeman for more information or call 896-0241.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation for these initiation sacraments is through our parish school or Religious Education.
Contact Beth Freeman for more information or call 896-0241.

Confirmation Preparation is for grades 7 & 8 in our parish school or Religious Education. Confirmation is usually celebrated in February.
Contact Bill Ash for more information or call 896-0241.

Marriage We welcome inquiries from all those seeking to enter into the sacrament of marriage. A couple desiring to be married is expected to notify the parish office at least six months in advance. Preparation is necessary.
Contact the Parish Office for details 896-0241.

Anointing of the Sick Formerly known as Last Rights or Extreme Unction, anointing of the sick is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical, but also for mental and spiritual sickness.
Contact Joni Richter or call the Parish office to request anointing for a family member.

Holy Orders

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