Roman Catholic Church • Boca Raton • Florida

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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.


 

Spiritual Life; what is?

There are many books written about spiritual life. Our life living our faith is about spiritual life. It is life living the Spirit of God in us. It is life with the word of God. it is following Jesus Christ. The aim of this video is to have a simple understanding about this theme for the purpose of encouraging all of us to nurture and grow in our spiritual life.

Spiritual Life

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Denying Communion to Someone
by Father Edward McNamara

   First of all, it is incumbent upon each member of the faithful to assess if he or she is in a state of grace to receive Communion, therefore the person must be aware of having committed a grave sin that has not been confessed. Only God knows with absolute certainty a person's state of grace, and even if the priest is certain that a person should not receive Communion and would be committing a sacrilege by doing so, he should not publicly refuse to administer the sacrament. No person, not even a grave sinner, should be publicly exposed for hidden faults. Everybody has a right to preserve his good name unless it is lost by the sinner's public actions or in virtue of a public penalty.
   Canon 915 of the CIC indicates the principal cases in which Communion may be publicly refused. The canon says, "Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion." The first case refers to those upon whom a canonical penalty of excommunication or interdiction has been publicly imposed for a grave canonical crime. It does not refer to those who might have fallen under an automatic penalty (such as participating in an abortion) which is not known.
   The second situation, for those obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin, most of the canonists are in accordance that the law should be narrowly interpreted, therefore given the presence of both factors, obstinate perseverance and manifestly grave sin, receiving Communion can be publicly denied.
   It is difficult to determine if a grave sin is manifest. In order to be so, a sin must be known by a large part of the community, and this can also depend on the nature of the community itself. For example, it is one thing to belong to a quiet rural village where everybody knows everybody and another to be part of a large urban parish were a situation might be known only if it appears in the media.
   Obstinate perseverance in sinning is also difficult to determine and usually requires that the priest has been able to converse with the sinner and has warned him to desist from receiving Communion until he ceases committing the sin. Since both factors must be present the priest can only make this warning that Communion will be publicly refused when the sin is widely known and he has not received knowledge of it through the sacrament of reconciliation.
   There might be cases when all of the factors are present by the manner in which a person approaches the altar. For example, several U.S. bishops have refused Communion to people wearing a rainbow sash. In this case the person is using a symbol that publicly defends a lifestyle that the Church holds to be gravely sinful. There might be some other cases when a priest has to decide on the spur of the moment, for example, when a person is in an obviously altered state and is clearly not fully aware of what he is doing. Such cases have more to do with public order and respect for the Eucharistic species than making a judgment as to a person's interior state.
   “Another case is when a person is obviously not Catholic. Such situations most often arise at weddings and funerals. Many dioceses and parishes have prepared policies for such occasions and advise those attending regarding the conditions for receiving Communion in the Catholic Church. This serves as a reminder both to Catholics who might not be practicing their faith as well as to those who belong to other denominations and religions. If you look at the missals that are available in the Church pews, there is information on the inside cover about the prerequisites for receiving communion.”
   (Finally, there are other situations that need careful and pastoral considerations. Therefore, each case should be address in its own context. This is the case for Catholics living in irregular marital situation contrary to Church teachings in terms of sexual morality.)
    “The door of sacramental reconciliation, however, is always open to them (ALL) when there is sincere repentance and purpose of amendment. Anybody who because of any grave sin should not receive Communion should not engage in a ministry. There might be exceptions to this rule when dealing with a momentary fall from grace with no opportunity to confess before Mass. But there are not exceptions in the case of those who would be habitually excluded from reception.”


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 - $138,919.04.  The amount needed to fulfill our parish goal is $18,080.96.

DSA - Frequently Asked Questions


    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.


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 to sign up for training on Saturday, July 20th at 10:00 am.


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

       July 7, 2019                July 14, 2019               July 21, 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


Online Giving Information


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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.


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.


Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers Offering Available at the Parish Office.


Altar Bread

Altar Bread Offering Available at the Parish Office.


Sanctuary Lamp

The Sanctuary Lamp is burning this week In Memory of Frank Preciose Requested by Joann Finkelstein.


Banns of Marriage

Paul J. Fitzgerald & Laura Coleman  August 2019
Matthew Faluski & Lina M. Rojas  Sept. 7, 2019
Erick Guerra & Ana Ordosgostia  Nov. 9, 2019
Jean M. Auguste & Stephania Sando - Nov. 23, 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 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 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.


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.