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

   Permits have been granted but county authorities have 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 improvements have increased the cost of the Lourdes Grotto and Prayer Garden by more than $95,000. Funds should be secured before construction can begin.
   The contractor’s expectation is that we could begin construction as soon as we have secured the needed funds. Thank you so very much for your needed support and prayers.

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.


 

Prepare For Pentecost

Easter Season Our Time to be Ready for Coming of Holy Spirit

We prepare well for the coming of the Son of God for Christmas. Let us also give importance in welcoming and receiving into our lives the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Spirit: Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth, renew my life. View the video and see how you can make ways in your life to prepare for Pentecost.

Prepare For Pentecost

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Brothers or Sisters?
by Father Edward McNamara

   "In many languages, the masculine form does double duty and can refer to just males or to a mixed group. Thus, for example, in Latin, Spanish and Italian it is only necessary to use the equivalent of "brothers" to refer to the whole assembly. In English "brethren" can serve this purpose and in fact may be used to introduce the penitential rite. However, perhaps for stylistic reasons, it was not included as part of the "I confess." Thus in the English translation we say "brothers and sisters." Some contextual adaptation is foreseen in the rubrics, when Mass is celebrated with only one acolyte. In this case priest and acolyte say "to you my brother" in the singular. Therefore, I think it is theoretically possible for a male community to use simply "brothers" when no women are present.
   "Another question is whether it is pastorally advisable to do so given that liturgical expressions are habit-forming. If, on some occasion, there are men or women from outside the community present at the celebration, then the change could easily lead to confusion. The case is different for a female community because at Mass at least one brother will always be present, the celebrating priest. Therefore the standard formula should be used. Nor, as a general rule, should the priest change the gender of the liturgical greetings if celebrating for a women's community.


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 - $105,897.13.  The amount needed to fulfill our parish goal is $51,102.87.

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.


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

       May 12, 2019                May 19, 2019                 May 26, 2019    
              


Diocese of Palm Beach


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The 2019 Religious Education Summer Program

June 10 – June 21 From 9am – 12 noon

The Religious Education Program at Our Lady Lourdes invites children ages 4 to 10 years of age to join us for 2 amazing weeks of Faith, Fun, Music, Snacks, Arts and Crafts and more. Each child will receive a T-Shirt and a gift bag. Parents are invited to a special presentation and pot-luck lunch on the last day! For more information contact the Religious Education office.
Phone 561-482-2440 x1429
email: dre@lourdesboca.org.

Registration Form 


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 Thanksgiving for The recovery of M. Sanchez Requested by Loving Husband.


We publish the Banns of Marriage for:

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 HOLY FAMILY ROOM.
For more information contact Ms. Saveria Veltri (561) 487-6678


ADVERTISE IN OUR BULLETIN

Support the Parish by Advertising your Business in our Parish Bulletin.
For more information call JS Paluch Co., Inc. at 1 800 432 3240.