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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


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

   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
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.


 

LENT 2019

Why do penance? Is Penance important?

We have to deepen our understanding and appreciation of doing penance and forms of sacrifice. Doing penance is good for us. It disciplines us and makes us renew our commitment to live for God and do His will.

Penance

Fruitful Retreat; How to have a Good Disposition For Spiritual Retreat

We are encourage to have a spiritual retreat once a year, especially during the Lenten or Advent Season. Or whenever it is needed. It is needed to have a good predisposition for a retreat. Since everything is about God, then, need to pray for the coming retreat. I suggest 3 other points in this video reflection.

Fruitful Retreat

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  LENTEN MEDITATIONS

Exposition, Meditation, Benediction

The week before Holy Week - Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 PM

JOIN FATHER JOEPEL TO JOURNEY THROUGH THE TRANSFORMING AND HEALING OPORTUNITY OF LENT


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

The Crucifix during Mass cont'd 
by Father Edward McNamara

   While there are some indications of an early use of the cross in the liturgy, the evidence points to a habitual use of the crucifix, usually a processional cross, from after the 11th century and its use as a stable fixture upon the altar from the 13th — long after the representation of the suffering Christ became standard. Nevertheless, the above documents would preclude the substitution of the crucifix for a representation of the risen Christ as they clearly call for the presence of an image of Christ crucified in every Mass.
   There is no objection in placing an image of the risen Christ in the sanctuary during Eastertide as a visible reminder of the season but we must remember that the primary liturgical symbol of the Resurrection is the paschal candle.
   As “Built of Living Stones” reminds us in n. 94. “The paschal candle is the symbol of ‘the light of Christ, rising in glory,’ scattering ‘the darkness of our hearts and minds.’ Above all, the paschal candle should be a genuine candle, the pre- eminent symbol of the light of Christ. During the Easter Vigil and throughout the Easter season, the paschal candle belongs near the ambo or in the middle of the sanctuary. After the Easter season it is moved to a place of honor in the baptistry for use in the celebration of baptisms. During funerals the paschal candle is placed near the coffin as a sign of the Christian’s passover from death to life.”


    LENTEN MEN'S RETREAT       

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Saturday, March 30th, 2019

  • Open to all men in the Parish
  • Mass at 8 am followed by light breakfast
  • Exposition of Most Blessed Sacrament
  • Mediations & time for personal prayer
  • Benediction

Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Time: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: OLOL Church and O’Shea Hall
Led by Father JoePel Padit


2019 Diocesan Services Appeal (D.S.A.)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we journey forward together as missionary disciples, I ask for your support of the 2019 DSA. The Diocesan Services Appeal is an essential way of reaching out to support and sustain the mission and ministries of our Diocese.

Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito

Please consider participating in our 2019 D.S.A. Our goal for this year is $157,000. No matter how large or small the amount, your participation will help our Catholic Church build a better world, as Christ taught us. Pledges and payments to date - $57,025.53.  The amount needed to fulfill our parish goal is $99,974.47

DSA - Frequently Asked Questions


    VOCATIONS CHALICE PROGRAM       

Contact the Knights of Columbus, Jack Viadero, at 561 504 2232, 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


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.


Church Bulletins

       Mar 10, 2019                Mar 17, 2019                 Mar 24, 2019    
  
            


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LENTEN CONFESSIONS

FRIDAYS OF LENT
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

SATURDAYS OF LENT
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

PENANCE SERVICE, APRIL 1ST
11:00 AM to Noon &
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


STATIONS OF THE CROSS EVERY FRIDAY OF LENT at 6:30PM.
During the Lenten Season, or any day during the year you may choose to do, this praying of the Way of the Cross or Via Crucis prayer is done on Fridays. This is a prayer that connects us directly to the Paschal Mystery, to the Passion of the Lord. With this prayer we can pray in atonement of our sins and those of the world. Be encouraged to pray this prayer especially during Lent.

Via Crucis, Way of the Cross, Pray Accompany Jesus Christ


    LENTEN FISH DINNER   
Friday, April 5th 5:30PM to 8:00PM

The Knights of Columbus cordially invite you to our 2nd Annual Lenten Fish Dinner on Friday, April 5th from 5:30PM until 8:00PM.

 LENTEN NAILS

   On Ash Wednesday ‘Crucifix Nails’ were distributed along with daily prayer devotions. We hope they will be used as spiritual inspirations as we pray for the forgiveness of our sins for which Jesus willingly sacrificed his life on the cross. The nail may be kept in our pocket or purse as a daily reminder of our Lenten sacrifice of meditation and prayer.
   Starting Holy Thursday and through Easter, while the Church is open for service, there will be a basket by Jesus’ cross so that we may, in a ceremonious gesture, give our crucifix nail to Jesus.
   This is to symbolize our acknowledgement that it is our personal sins for which Christ died, and that personally we are the ones responsible for the suffering and death of Jesus.  Let us pray that our Lenten sacrifice will dispose us towards continued conversion and a renewed Easter commitment.


LENTEN FASTING AND ABSTINANCE

The following regulations regarding fasting and abstinence are observed in the United States.
Individuals between 18 and 59 are obliged to fast – eat one full meal – on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Eating two smaller meals is permitted if necessary to maintain strength but eating between meals should be avoided.
These obligations, however, do not apply to those whose health or ability to work would be seriously affected.


Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers Available at the Parish Office


Altar Bread

Altar Bread is Offered In Memory of Anna Lungaro Requested by Anna Mae & Eton Jaffe 


Sanctuary Lamp

The Sanctuary Lamp is burning this week In Memory of Joscelyn Hofung Requested by Her Loving Family


We publish the Banns of Marriage for:

Rocky Archer & Allison Megano - April 6, 2019
Kristopher Macenas & Shannon Michelle Gibson - June 7, 2019
Jonathan Tapia & Suanny Benavidez - June 22, 2019


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

During the 9:30 a.m. we need volunteers who are interested in working with younger children. Please contact the Parish Office at (561) 483-2440 x 1429 or Ms. Joan Schaal if you are interested in helping in this ministry.


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 (561) 483 2440 or Mrs. Kathy Vasser (813) 205 5330.  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 or Mrs. Kathy Vasser (813) 205 5330


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 us.


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 CHAPEL
For more information contact Ms. Saveria Veltri (561) 487-6678