Message from Fr. Omar

My Dear Family of Our Lady of Lourdes,

My first official task as a parochial vicar of this parish was to be the Chaplain for our annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. What a wonderful way to begin my new assignment and my life as a newly ordained priest! Ever since, I have been involved with the mission of our Lady to bring the sick to her, to take care of the sick in a very special way. Some have come to our Parish seeking the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick; many have come seeking the healing of the sacrament of Reconciliation. Both sacraments share a healing property, not only spiritual but physical too. As a witness of this beautiful reality, I can only stand in owe in the presence of so much love from our heavenly Father and the gently intercession of our Mother in Heaven, Our Lady of Lourdes.

As part of our mission as a parish community dedicated to the mission of Lourdes, it is our duty to continue extending our arms to those who are sick, especially those who are confined to a bed with very little mobility or none, in Assisted Living Facilities. I am working on a new initiative, to take care of the spiritual needs of all those living in ALFs within our parish boundaries. This is a new opportunity for all of us to exercise our charity and love for all who are sick. We need your help! If you are interested in participating in this wonderful task, please contact me at the parish office (305) 386-4121. Peace and blessings to all!

Our Lady of Lourdes: Pray for us! St. Bernadette: Pray for us!

Fr. Omar