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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  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
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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Our Parish Picnic is on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm. Come and enjoy Good Food & Special Show. You don’t want to miss it.


Out Lady Of Lourdes/Knights Of Columbus

Annual Golf Tournament & Banquet
Saturday, March 9, 2019

COME JOIN US for our Annual Golf Tournament at Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
$125 per Golfer – Golf, Lunch, Beverages and Banquet Prizes will be available on the course and at the banquet Check in: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Shot-Gun Start Registration forms must be received by: March 3, 2019.

Not a Golfer?
You are welcome to attend our
!!AMAZING BANQUET!!
Dinner-Silent Auction-Raffle Prizes
Tickets $40 per person
Please RSVP for the Banquet
Sign up after Mass or contact Brian Williamson
561-654-3251 - BrianGWilliamson@Gmail.com - www.kofclourdes11241.com


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 Burns this week In Thanksgiving for Marie T. Fabienne Joseph By Fabienne-Joseph.


We publish the Banns of Marriage for

Brian Owens & Lynda Grace Cutolo - March 8, 2019
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