Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Fr ScottThe heart of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is the celebration of our Eucharistic liturgy which fires the life of the parish. May this web site be a reference of the parish and of the Lourdes community. You are invited to join us in worship and to join with the people of the parish to make a difference not only within our community but in the world. Everything we do flows from the celebration of our faith!

In Christ
Fr. Scott Wimsett



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Pastoral Care

Director of Pastoral Care Joni Richter 896-0241

Pastoral Care Team provides care for people in all kinds of difficult and transitional situations. Team members are not therapists, but they make calls, visit, and send notes of encouragement to parishioners who are homebound, grieving, or experiencing difficult times.

Blood Pressure Screening Licensed Health Care professionals to provide screenings after Masses on the first weekend of the month. Other individuals to assist with organization and recruiting individuals to be screened. Time required: Usually twice a year and possible attendance at a short workshop.
Contact Kathy Monroe 897-0571

DivorceCare is a 13-week support group of friendly, caring people who will walk alongside through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on a rotating schedule.
Contact Joni Richter 896-0241


Funerals at Our Lady of Lourdes are coordinated by Joni Richter (Pastoral Care) and/or Gregory DuPont (Worship). They will meet with bereaved families to plan the funeral liturgy of their loved one. Planning includes all aspects of the liturgy such as music, readings and helping to choose those family members who might be trained in certain areas of ministry to participate in the liturgy. Our goal is to personalize the liturgy as much as possible within the Order of Christian Funerals. Areas for ministry include musicians, lectors, gift bearers and providing food items for meals.
Funeral Pre-planning information is available by contacting Joni Richter.



Healing Blankets A sewing ministry that creates simple lap blankets to touch the lives of persons with chronic or serious illness.
Contact Joni Richter 896-0241

Health Committee Promotes and provides health and wellness activities and opportunities within the parish community.
Contact Sarah Stahl 963-8005

Homebound Take Communion to persons weekly and spend some time visiting. Training provided. Contact: George Brinkhaus 896-4014

Hospital Ministers rotate taking Communion daily to Baptist Hospital East patients. Three ministers are assigned each day. Training provided. Time: usually twice a month in the mornings. Contact: Barbara Gorman 895-5372

Nursing Home Conduct Communion services and/or distribute Communion weekly to residents at four neighborhood nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Responsibilities may include helping to transport residents to and from services. Training provided. Contact: George Brinkhaus 896-4014

Prayer Line This is a telephone ministry. Parishioners call in prayer requests and a recording is made daily to update the prayer petitions. Individuals are asked to call in daily to retrieve all the prayer requests and then hold those individuals in prayer for the day. The Prayer Line can be reached 24 hours a day by calling the Parish Office, 896-0241 and following the prompts.
Contact Joni Richter 896-0241

Visitation to the Sick or Elderly Compassionate persons to visit parish members who are nursing-home residents on a regular basis. Time required: Visitation approximately every two weeks. Flexible time frame.
Contact George Brinkhaus 896-4014