LOURDES GROTTO & PRAYER GARDEN
County authorities have made recommendations and modifications to the plans we submitted. They have also requested improvements to the Grotto building site and to the Northern parking lot in order to bring the entire area up to new codes. These amendments increase the cost of the Lourdes Grotto and Prayer Garden by more than $95,000. Funds for the building should be secured before construction can begin. The contractor’s expectation is that we could begin construction by March of 2019 provided that we can resolve the issues County authorities have raised as preconditions for permits, and have secured the needed funds.
Thank you so very much for your needed support and prayers.
The Steps & Northern Ramp ---------- $5,000
Pavers ----------------------------------------- $150 each
For Naming and Memorial Opportunities Please contact the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church Presents
DISCOVER THE SHRINES OF ITALY
With Fr. Eddie
February 19th to March 1st 2019
St. Francis, St. Clare & Porziuncula (Assisi), Cathedral Duomo (Florence), Shrine of the Holy House of Nazareth (Loreto, Marche), San Giovanni Rotondo (San Padre Pio) & Mount Sant’Angelo (Foggia, Apulia), Abbey of Holy Trinity (Cava de’ Tirreni) (Salerno), Madonna of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii and Catacombs (Campania), Abbey of Monte Cassino (St. Benedict) (Lazio), Papal Basilicas, Papal Audience & Vatican Museums (Rome).
11 Days & 15 Meals: 9 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
SINGLE - $3,249 DOUBLE - $2,999 TRIPLE - $2,969
Included in the Price - Round Trip Air Fare from Miami Int'l Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotels and Transfers.
Not Included in the Price - Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $260 per person.
NOTE: All rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air.
Call 561-483-2440 for more information.
Divine Child Santo Nino; What is His Relevance?
What is the relevance of having the devotion to the childhood of our Lord Jesus Christ? What lessons we can learn from this devotion? We can have questions about the Sto. Nino or The Divine Child, however, let us appreciate how this devotion can teach us: God became vulnerable to reveal our vulnerability; God willed to be dependent to teach us dependence on Him; God revealed His tenderness, He wants us to be attracted, to be drawn to Him.
Divine Child Santo Nino
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
The Baptism of the Lord: End of the Christmas Season?
by Father Edward McNamara
In Rome, probably due to Byzantine influences, Our Lord's baptism, while not quite a feast, was commemorated in a special way on the octave of the Epiphany from the eighth century on. The principal offices used the same psalms as on Jan. 6, but the antiphons referred to the theme of Christ's baptism.
The octave of the Epiphany, along with many others, was suppressed by Pope John XXIII in 1960. It was actually in 1955 that the general decree 'Cum Nostra' of the Sacred Congregation of Rites suppressed all octaves except those of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.
As a result, Jan. 13, the former octave of the Epiphany, became the commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ, celebrated with the rank of a double major (according to the classification then in force). The texts of the Mass and office remained the same, though, until 1970 (SRC, 'Cum Nostra,' No. 16).
But the same Holy Father decided that the pre-existing memorial of Christ's baptism should be given greater emphasis by transforming it into a special commemoration of the Lord celebrated on Jan. 13, the former octave of the Epiphany.
The post-Vatican II reform decided to locate this feast on the Sunday after the Epiphany, thus officially concluding Christmastide and inaugurating ordinary time. Before John XXIII's reform, Christmastide ended on the Presentation. This feast remains as a kind of appendix to Christmas as is testified by some popular traditions such as not removing the Nativity scene until after Feb. 2 as is the practice in St. Peter's Square.
What a wonderful time of the year to begin a journey of women with Women of Grace
Our Lady Of Lourdes 10 week Women of Grace study Starting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 10:00am to Noon in the CFC Building..
For additional information and to register, please call:
Mrs. Diane Martire (561) 883 9756 or The Parish Office (561) 483 2440
Did you know that God created you for a very special Purpose and Mission? Your womanhood is part of His perfect plan.
Join us in this study to learn how to emulate the Blessed Mother, and more about your femininity, according to Saint John Paul II and God’s call “to aid humanity in not falling.” Understand your Catholic Faith!
YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!
2018 Diocesan Services Appeal (D.S.A.)
Thank you so very much to all our Parishioners that have generously contributed to the Bishop’s Appeal Campaign to fund the various ministries and services the Diocese of Palm Beach offers to the most vulnerable and marginalized. Your contribution, once more, allowed us to meet our Parish Goal of $165,000.
Soon, the new 2019 DSA campaign will be launched, so please consider participating in this Diocesan Appeal if you haven't done so in the past. No matter how large or small the amount, your participation will help our Catholic Church build a better world, as Christ taught us, for all of us to faithfully share and joyfully cheer.
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
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 call Our Lady of Lourdes (561-483-2440).
For Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Manor Care, Avante and Hospice of Palm Beach call Saint Joan of Ark (561-392-0007).
For Heartland, Whitehall and Stratford Court call Saint Jude (561-392-8172).
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.
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