LOURDES GROTTO & PRAYER GARDEN
We are awaiting County permits to begin construction on the Grotto. We thank all of you for your wonderful support. Individual and corporate opportunities to donate are still available. Some of the available opportunities are as follows:
The Stairs and Ramp ---------------- $5,000 each
The Spring ---------------------------- $20,000
The Benches -------------------------- $4,000 each
The Stations of the Cross ---------- $4,000 (2 left)
Pavers ------------------------------------- $150 each
Please contact the Parish Office at (561) 483-2440
or email us
for more information.
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will celebrate a special Mass with the poor and people who assist them Nov. 19, the first World Day of the Poor.
After the 2015-16 Year of Mercy, the Pope established the day to encourage new initiatives fostering encounter, friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance to the poor. Pope Francis is scheduled to offer a luncheon to 500 people attending the Mass, and the Vatican said it hoped parishes would do something similar.
The World Day of the Poor celebration was just one item on a list of papal liturgies for November through January.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Catholics must make a real effort to share the Gospel with all people, fighting "the recurring temptation" that leads some to focus only on internal church matters or to be pessimistic about evangelization efforts, Pope Francis wrote.
"May the Good News that in Jesus forgiveness triumphs over sin, life defeats death and love conquers fear be proclaimed to the world with renewed fervor and instill trust and hope in everyone," he wrote in a letter encouraging preparations for an "extraordinary missionary month" to be celebrated in October 2019.
The Vatican released the letter Oct. 22, World Mission Sunday, as Pope Francis was reciting the Angelus with visitors gathered in St. Peter's Square.
"I exhort everyone to live the joy of mission by witnessing to the Gospel in the areas where they live and work," Pope Francis said. "At the same time, we are called to support with affection, concrete aid and prayer the missionaries who have set off to proclaim Christ to those who still do not know him."
The Pope told visitors in the square, "It is my intention to promote an extraordinary missionary month in October 2019 with the goal of increasing the passion for the church's evangelizing activity 'ad gentes,'" a phrase meaning "to the nations" and used to describe missionary activity focused on people who still have not heard the Gospel.
Enriching Our Faith
Fr. Joe Pel's Videos
Our faith is expected by the Lord to bloom and bear fruits of righteousness and holiness of life. We, thus, need ways to continually nurture it. Fr. Joe Pel has created a series of faith-formative videos under the heading "Faith Expressions" that can be accessed by clicking on the links below. Be blessed by them and share them.
FAITH EXPRESSIONS VIDEOS
Our new OLOL website is coming soon. We would like to transition smoothly. As a glimpse, we will present our parish life in three categories: REACHING IN, REACHING UP, REACHING OUT. The new website will also contain other features that will characterize us as a community of faith. Click on each heading below for a preview.
REACHING IN REACHING UP REACHING OUT
Online Giving Information