Our Lady of Lourdes

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This Week

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time : August 30, 2015



Catechist Certification

Our Lady of Lourdes will hold the Archdiocese of Miami’s course on The Creed. This course is part of the requirements for Catechist Certification plus it is also an excellent way for Catholics to learn more about the Creed that we say at every Sunday Mass. Mr. Gerardo (Gerry) Gonzalez, Master Catechist of the Archdiocese of Miami, will teaching this course.

Where: Bishop Isern Hall
When: September 5th, 19th and 26th
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuition: $35.00

(If you are presently registered at St. Thomas University or Barry University, arrangements can be made for this course to count as college credits)

To register or more information, contact Carmen Canning at the Office of Religious Education (305) 386-4894 x 353 or

Youth & Aduly Ministry

All are invited!

Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Where: OLOL School Field

Food will be provided by parents and Men’s Emmaus of OLOL

For more information, please contact: Maria Elena @ (786) 518.4794

Holy Hour

The office of Religious of the Archdiocese of Miami in this year of Consecrated Life invites you.

During each month of this Year of Grace, we will pray as an ecclesial community before the Blessed Sacrament in thanksgiving for the gift of Consecrated Life and for an increase of vocations to the religious life.

Tuesday, September 15th,
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
7:00 pm Holy Mass
7:30 pm Holy Hour

Phillip Course in Spanish School of Evangelization

If you would like to have an encounter or a re-encounter with Jesus and amazing experience with the Holy Spirit, then you can’t pass up this course.

September 19 & 20, 2016
at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

Register Today!

For more information, please contact any of the following:
Adriana Galvez, (786) 260-8047 Helena Jeffereson, (305) 397-3040 Efrain Arrieta, (786) 302-0770

Email:

Looking forward to see you There!

Emmaus Retreat for Men (in Spanish)

“And [they] did not found the body; they came back and reported that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who announced he was alive.” Luke 24:23

The Lord is calling for you to walk along with Him the Road to Emmaus. Will you join him?

September 25, 26 & 27
Starting on Friday, September 25 at 6:30 pm and ending with at the 6:30 pm Sunday Mass in Spanish.

Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
Cost: $120.00

To register or for more information, please call:
Victor Rodriguez, (305) 764-6767 | Iván Campos, (786) 350-6794 | Efrain Arrieta, (786) 543-3288

Registration as Begun for 2015-2016

Christian Formation Classes

Register your child today; space is limited!

The Christian Formation office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located in the School Administration Building.

Parents can register their children for classes any time during normal office hours.

RCIA Christian Formation for Adults

Registration is now open to all adults wishing to prepare for Baptism, Confirmation or First Eucharist. Classes begin early September.

To register or for more information, please contact the office of Christian Formation, at (305) 386-4894, Ext. 353.

Food Pantry Drive

The Food Pantry will be having their very important drive to collect food and non-perishables items for the Thanksgiving Baskets given to those families most in need and they need your help!

Bags with the list of the items needed will be distributed after all Masses on the weekend of September 19th & 20th.

Please return them filled on the following weekend or drop them off any time at the Parish Office or inside the donation boxes located in the church and chapel.

Thanking you in advance for your generosity!

VIRTUS Training

There will be a VIRTUS Training at ACC and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in September in English and Spanish.

Please contact the Office of Christian Formation for information on location, time and registration.

Welcome Committee

The Development Support Group of Our Lady of Lourdes is looking for parishioners who would like to volunteer in welcoming our newly registered parishioners to our parish family

If you are interested in joining this important ministry please contact Nancy Schutt-Aine at (305) 281-3108 or at .

St. Martin de Porres Ministry

“… so also faith without works is dead.” James 2:26

Calling all our YOUTH
between the ages of 2 - 100!

The Ministry of St. Martin de Porres is seeking individuals to participate with us in bringing joy & happiness to the abandoned sick and elderly at nursing homes.

If you would like to be part of this special ministry, please contact Rosa or Jennifer Springer at (305) 332-2724 or

Join the Music Ministry

We are beginning to prepare for another exciting season of beautiful music for the many special events planned at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, including our Christmas Concert.

If you are interested in joining one of our choirs (adults or children), please contact our Music Director, Dr. Lori Werner at or pick up a Sign-up Sheet at the entrance of the Church, Chapel or Parish Office.

Our Lady of Lourdes film festival

Remaining Films for 2015

September 15th 2015 - St. Martin de Porres at 7:00 pm, en español.

All will be held in the parish hall.

Lourdes to Lourdes

Lourdes Volunteer Service
September 4 - 14 or 18, 2015

About Lourdes:

The Grotto in Lourdes, France is a place of prayer and peace since the Mother of God appeared there to St. Bernadette Soubirous eighteen times in 1858. Over 6 million pilgrims from around the world visit Lourdes each year coming to this holy place known famous for cures, healings and conversions.

About Volunteer Service:

An international team of 8,000 lay volunteers offers assistance in the baths, at the train station and in the Sanctuaries helping sick and disabled pilgrims in need of special care. Volunteers must be capable and in good health, between the ages of 18 - 75, able to travel and stay at their own expense and willing to offer:

  • Six consecutive days of service
  • VIRTUS completion and priest recommendation
  • A uniform and / or appropriate attire

Cost: Lourdes Only - 11 days / 10 nights - Leaving from Miami $2,699*
Payment Schedule: At Reservation $1,000 Deposit & Insurance
Payment in Full Due June 6th

*Please see brochure for exact details of what is included in travel price.

If you are interested in volunteering, along with Msgr. Schwanger and a group of parishioners from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, please contact Mrs. Charo Rojas at (786) 216-2607.

Looking for Volunteers

The Holy Boutique is looking for volunteers that love to serve the Lord in this beautiful ministry.

For more information, please contact Caridad Sierra at (305) 386-4121 x 404 or email:

New to the Parish?

The Parish Family of Our Lady of Lourdes welcomes you to our community.

If you are new to the parish, we invite you to pick up a Welcome Package and register to be a member today!

You can pick a Welcome Packages at the entrance of the Church, Chapel, Adoration Chapel, Parish Office, Parish School Office or Office of Christian Formation.

If you would like more information about registration, please contact the Parish Office at (305) 386-4121 or visit our web

Be part of our Perpetual Adoration Ministry, as an adorer or Holy Hour Captain

To sign up or for more information please call either of the following: Guido Perez (786) 738-4715 or Gaby Gonzalez (786) 286-9173

“The Lord is calling you; how will you respond?”

Mother Therese regarding Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - “Just One Hour”

“It was not until 1973, when we began our daily Holy Hour that our community started to grow and blossom… In our congregation, we used to have adoration once a week for one hour, and then in 1973, we decided to have adoration one hour every day.

We have much work to do. Our homes for the sick and dying destitute are full everywhere. And from the time we started having adoration every day, our love for Jesus became more intimate, our love for each other more understanding, our love for the poor more compassionate, and we have double the number of vocations. God has blessed us with many wonderful vocations. The time we spend in having our daily audience with God is the most precious part of the whole day.”

Principal's Corner

Dear Students, Parents and Families,

Welcome back! The 2015-2016 school year begins August 24, 2015. We are excited about the upcoming school year and what it has in store for us.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School provides a quality Catholic Education for all our students. This year, we have an enrollment of approximately 540 students and their families. I want to thank all the parents and families for making the sacrifice of choosing a Catholic Education for their children.

As one of the ministries of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, I want to thank all the member of our Parish Family for helping us to carry out our mission.

We will be sharing with you throughout the school year our news.

Once again, it’s great to be back and may God continue to bless us each and every day.

God is good,
Thomas E. Halfaker,
Principal
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School