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Daily Mass
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM and 5:30 PM
Saturday-8:00 AM

Sunday Masses
4:00 PM Saturday-Vigil Mass
6:00 PM Saturday-Spanish Mass
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM
5:00 PM Sunday-Youth Mass

Holy Day of Obligation
5:30 PM Vigil Mass
8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon; 7:00 PM

Confession
Saturday 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Baptism
After the 4:00 PM Mass on Saturday
After the 11:15 AM Mass on Sunday

Office Hours
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


PARISH CLERGY
Pastor
Rev. Eduardo M. Medina

Vicar
Rev. Jose Pelagio Padit


God has dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart


Please see the  Church Bulletin  for additional News & Events

 LOURDES GROTTO & PRAYER GARDEN

CONSTRUCTION IS COMING!!!

Thank you for your support in funding the construction of a Grotto and Prayer Garden to honor our patroness, Our Lady of Lourdes. We have raised 78% of the needed funds to start construction. However, we are not finished yet. In the months to come, we need to continue our efforts to raise the total amount needed. Year after year, building costs tend to increase. Please, continue supporting this lasting memorial of our faith and devotion to Blessed Mary. We rely solely on your generous contributions and prayers to bring to completion this testimonial of our Catholic faith.

Pavers ----------------------------------------- $150 each

For Naming and Memorial Opportunities Please contact the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440


 Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church Presents
IRISH SPLENDOR
With Fr. Eddie - March 18 to March 25, 2020

Click HERE for Registration Forms

SHRINE OF KNOCK

Dublin, Shrine of Knock, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Farm Visit, Cliffs of Moher, Christ Church Cathedral, Cabra Castle.

Travel the Dingle Peninsula, one of the world’s most beautiful costal routes. See the Rock of Cashel, the historic site where Saint Patrick preached. Stay overnight on the grounds of a historical Castle. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Knock a complex that includes 5 churches and is associated to a number of cures and favors.

8 Days & 8 Meals
SINGLE - $2,849/pp    DOUBLE - $2,499/pp   TRIPLE - $2,469/pp

CLIFFS OF MOHER

Included in the Price - Round Trip Air from Miami Int'l Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers.
Not Included in the Price -
 Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person.  
NOTE:  
All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package from Miami International Airport.

Call (561) 483-2440 or click HERE for more information.


 

Why the Cross? Why Jesus has to Die? How can we make sense of the image of the Cross?

We profess, "By dying You destroyed our death, by rising You restored our life." We also say every time we pray the Way of the Cross, "We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, for by your Holy Cross, you have redeemed the world." The image of the Cross, although an image of sadness, of suffering, of pain, and of death, is the cause of great joy, of consolation, and of new and eternal life. Even until now, many people ask this question; "Why would God choose the Cross, and everything about it in relation to the work of Jesus Christ, for our salvation?" I hope you enjoy listening and be urged to be always grateful to God through the Cross by which we became His children.

Why the Cross?

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What it means to be a parishioner? (parts 1&2)

A Parish is not simply a "branch office" of the Church, nor a periodic audience of people, nor an occasional public; but it is a formally organized social group. A parish is a portion of a diocese under the authority of a priest legitimately appointed to secure in virtue of his office for the faithful dwelling therein, the helps of religion. The faithful are called parishioners.
    The faithful become parishioners by acquiring a domicile or a quasi-domicile within the geographical boundaries or territory of the parish.
    The question of parishioner status is important. Parishioners could be active parishioners or non active parishioners. Parishioners look to their parish for many services: parishioner tuition rates in our Catholic schools; the use of our facilities for liturgical services such as baptisms, weddings and funerals; and certification as eligible sponsors at Sacramental celebrations. These rights and services within the church bring with them certain obligations, as in any form of community.
    To be considered “active,” a parishioners must be registered in the parish; attend Mass faithfully; support the life of the parish by sharing time and talents in service, and sharing treasure (tithing) to build up the community. Active participation in Christian Stewardship makes you an active parishioner.
   
In today’s society, and within this growing secular culture, we find many Catholics who simply go through the motions. They attend Mass, receive the sacraments, become beneficiaries of the services provided by the parish, and seem to have certain expectations about what’s in it for them, yet have minimal appreciation of how things such as the sacraments, education, formation, lights, heating, cooling, cleanliness, supplies, maintenance, support groups, and a variety of important ministries, are being provided.
    Along with these expectations, there seems to be an emerging attitude that we/they are entitled to all these services and benefits without any generous, sacrificial, and proportionate commitment response in gratitude on our/their part. Is this growing sense of entitlement trumping our faith obligations, including that of being grateful, in committed action, for our God-given giftedness?
    What is the root cause of this growing culture, this expectation of service, absent a commitment, support or obligation on the part of a growing percentage of parishioners?



THANK YOU

Thank you so very much to all our Parishioners who have generously contributed to the Bishop's Appeal Campaign (DSA) which provides the needed funding for the various ministries and services the Diocese of Palm Beach offers to the most vulnerable in our communities.
Our Parish Goal of $157,000 was met and surpassed, reaching the total amount of $160.129.04.

As the Parish continues its mission, please consider supporting the building of the Lourdes Grotto and Prayer Garden so we could secure all the needed funds for its completion. The Blue envelopes for this purpose can be found in Church.
No matter how large or small the amount you give, your participation will help us to build a lasting legacy of faith and love for Blessed Mary.


We publish the Banns of Marriage for:

Erick Guerra & Ana Ordosgostia  - Nov. 9, 2019
Jean M. Auguste & Stephania Sando - Nov. 23, 2019
Sebastian Paredes & Veronica Case - Feb. 15, 2020
Robert McAller & Kaitlyn Leudesdorff - Feb. 22, 2020
Daniel Montes & Betzaida Hernandez - May 23, 2020


    VOCATIONS CHALICE PROGRAM       

Contact the Knights of Columbus, Jack Viadero, at (561) 483-2440, to receive the Vocations Chalice to pray throughout the week for vocations.


St. Bernadette's Place

Wednesdays 10:00 - Noon

St. Bernadette's place is our Parish Food Pantry, and it is supported by the generosity and donations our parishioners. We are happy to provide assistance to those who live within the Parish community boundaries. If you are requesting assistance please provide:

  • Picture I.D with your current address - e.g. Drivers's License
  • One additional form of documentation with your address

We thank all our parishioners who support us with their donations of imperishable items and financial assistance. May you be richly blessed. Christ's Poor & Hungry Apostolate.


WILLS & BEQUESTS

A Bequest, a gift of money or assets left through your will, is vital to your Parish Church and the people the Church serves. It is a unique gift and an investment in the future. By leaving a bequest you are making a lasting difference in the life of the Parish community.
   Our Lady of Lourdes welcomes charitable donations made by bequest through your Will or through Trust. In remembering our Church you also leave a lasting legacy.
   There are various forms of bequests that you may make. For example, the proceeds of an unrestricted bequest may be used where needed, whereas a restricted bequest specifies the use of the donation. Bequests may come in the form of a specific dollar amount, securities, real estate, tangible property, and retirement account assets. A residuary bequest allows Our Lady of Lourdes to receive all or a percentage of your estate after all obligations have been met. If a Will or Trust already exists, an amendment can be done by an attorney through a document called a codicil, which adds a new bequest.
   Our Lady of Lourdes is a charitable, not-for-profit institution; therefore, all bequests are fully deductible for estate tax purposes.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a program designed to instruct children in kindergarten through 5th grade on Sunday during the readings and homily of the Mass. The children are escorted out of the Church after opening prayers, just before the first reading, to a room behind the sacristy – The Holy Family Room. There, the children hear and learn about the same readings the adults hear during Mass. The difference is that the readings are then worded in language that the children can readily understand. They learn the background and/or reasons for the readings and what they mean. In addition, Church etiquette is stressed.
    If you are interested in participating in the program, either as an instructor or aide, your stepping forward would be greatly appreciated and welcomed.
    Please contact the Main Office in the CFC Building with your name and contact number. We look forward to hearing from you.


ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED

Serving the Altar during Mass is an awesome privilege that allows Altar Servers to grow closer to God in a very unique way. Not many people could be that close to the holy sacrifice of the Mass when it is offered by the Priest but Altar Servers and clergy.
Altar Servers should be Baptized and have received their First Communion. The minimum age is 8 or in 3rd grade.
Boys and girls who wish to become Altar Servers should be mature enough to understand their responsibilities, and to carry them out with reverence.
Don’t miss this great honor. Call the Religious Education Office at 561 483 2440 ext 1429.


USHERS NEEDED - 5PM MASS

Volunteering is a rewarding way to serve your community. It challenges your spirit, fills your heart and enriches your life. Yours may be a renewed sense of purpose or possibly work to fill idle moments. Maybe it’s the opportunity to touch someone on a heartfelt level and be touched in return. Consider becoming a Church usher and greeter at the 5:00PM Mass. If you would like to serve and coordinate the Ushers at the Mass, please contact the Parish office at (561) 483 2440.


Church Bulletins

       Sept 1, 2019                 Sept 8, 2019               Sept 15, 2019    
              


ADVERTISE IN OUR BULLETIN

Support our Parish by Advertising your Business in our Parish Bulletin.
For more information call JS Paluch Co., Inc. at 1 800 432 3240.

Diocese of Palm Beach


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Religious Education Program

Office Hours
Mon, Thurs & Fri
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am to 12Noon
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed
2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phone: 561-483-2440 X 1429
Fax: 561 - 558-1434 or email us


Religious Education Registration 2019-2020

The Religious Education Program at Our Lady Lourdes invites you to enroll your children for Sacramental Preparation classes. We are now accepting registrations for the 2019/2020 Religious Education Year.

2019/2020 RE Printable Registration Form


Religious Education 2019-2020 Calendar

2019/2020 RE Printable Calendar


CALLED, LED, NURTURED BY THE SPIRIT

We invite all those who have not been able to complete their sacraments of initiation and those who would like to become Roman Catholics to join us in the new program of preparation beginning on September 19, 2019. The sessions are held on Thursdays from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM in room 212 of the Christian Formation Center. In order to join the RCIA program please follow the registration process outlined below.

Registration process:

Registration Form click HERE.


Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

From Oct 24th to Dec 19th
Thursdays at 7:00PM
Room #210 CFC Building
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

To Register and to order your study guide and workbook, call the Parish Office at 561 483 2440 before October 4, 2019.

Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer — he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is a guide to a personal encounter with Christ. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ.


Women Of Grace
EXPERIENCE GRACE IN ABUNDANCE
Oct 29th to Dec 3rd

   Please join us for a six-week study program and experience Grace in abundance: Ten Strategies for your Spiritual Life. The program starts on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and ends on December 3, 2019. Meeting time is from 10:00 am to 12 Noon.
   This is a step-by-step guidance for women to lead us along the path of holiness and sanctity. During these six weeks, you will discover the gateway to intimacy with the Lord while learning how to pray with fervor and ardent love. The entire journey will enhance your experience of the Eucharist.
   To register or get additional information please contact the Parish Office at 561 483 2440 or Mrs. Diane Martire before October 15th.


Flea Market & Bake Sale - Saturday, Sept. 28th, 2019

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM in O'Shea Hall
Set-up date - Friday, Sept. 27th, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Please contact Mrs. Mary Viadero or call the Parish Office at 561-483-2440 to donate Baked Goods 


Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers Offering Available at the Parish Office.


Altar Bread

Altar Bread Offered For the Intentions of Maria Eugenia Suarez Requested by Fabio & Alina Alb.


Sanctuary Lamp

The Sanctuary Lamp Is Burning This Week for the Intentions of Maria Eugenia Suarez Requested by Family.


Pray For Our Sick & Homebound  

If you or your loved one is homebound, seriously ill or in the hospital, and is in need of prayers and the Sacraments, or simply someone to visit and bring Communion, please let us know by calling the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440.  Also, call us if you wish your name to be listed in our Bulletin, and keep us informed about your health.

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If you or your loved one is homebound, seriously ill or in the hospital, and is in need of prayers and of holy communion, please let us know.
Parish Office (561) 483 2440.


This Anointing and Prayer for Healing is available to all Catholics living within Parish boundaries, registered members of the Parish or not. Church Law regulates that each Parish is to provide the needed Pastoral Care of Catholics admitted at any Health Care institution within Parish boundaries whether they are registered parishioners or not.
   So please, if you are in need of the Sacraments during your admission at a Hospital, Nursing home or Hospice facility, contact the nearest Catholic Church but also inform your own Parish.

For West Boca Medical Center; Menorah House, and Symphony Hall call Our Lady of Lourdes at (561) 483-2440. 

For Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Manor Care, Avante, and Hospice of Palm Beach call Saint Joan of Ark at (561) 392-0007. 

For Heartland, Whitehall and Stratford Court call Saint Jude at (561) 392-8172.


H.O.P.E. SENIOR OUTREACH

H.O.P.E. Senior Outreach is committed to Helping Older People Everyday who are homebound, infirmed, or alone. Our H.O.P.E. volunteers wish to share God’s love with Seniors in our Parish by providing some assistance and information about community services available to them. If we can be of help to you please call the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440.


PRAY for the safety of all Men and Women in the MILITARY


It takes a village to raise a child and we're here to help! Learn how mother and baby can get in touch with pro-life Women's Centers to learn about their options and get the support they need to make a decision in favor of life!

You Too Can Help Defend Life!
Call: 1-800-848-LOVE


MATER CHRISTI PRAYER GROUP

Meets every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Church to pray the Rosary and to conclude with the prayer of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
JOIN US!!


12 STEP SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday Evenings 7pm-9pm
Call Parish office for Information - (561) 483 2440


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 12 NOON, IN THE HOLY FAMILY ROOM.
For more information contact the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440.