Our Lady of Lourdes School
Our Lady of Lourdes School is a Catholic elementary school whose mission is to provide spiritual formation and academic instruction to children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
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Lenten Events and Mass Schedule
DAILY MASS Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m.
ALL SCHOOL MASS-ALL ARE WELCOME 8:00 a.m. Fridays 3/8, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5 & 4/12
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Mondays in Church
RECONCILIATION 4:00-4:45 Saturdays in Church
ENGAGED-WORD ON FIRE-Bishop Robert Barron, Video series received by email each week in Lent
STATIONS OF THE CROSS WITH GUEST SPEAKERS 7:00 p.m. each Lenten Friday evening
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
11:00 a.m. RCIA-First Scrutiny
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 New Time for Concert---3:00 not 2:00 p.m.
LENTEN CONCERT AND RECEPTION-with choirs from Lourdes, St. Joseph & Christ the King
3:00 p.m. St. Joseph Church in Clayton
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 5:30 p.m. FISH FRY at school (sponsored by Athletic Assn.)
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 2:00-4:30 p.m. Extended Reconciliation Hours
SUNDAY, APRIL 14 Palm Sunday-Blessing of the Palms
Mass Times: Sat. 5:00 p.m, Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
Chrism Mass, 10:00 a.m. Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
HOLY WEEK MASS AND
PRAYER SERVICE SCHEDULE
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 18
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Fast and abstinence
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
3:00 p.m. The Lord’s Passion
with Communion (not a Mass)
EASTER VIGIL, APRIL 20
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
(No 5:00 p.m. Mass)
7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Masses: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
(No 5:00 p.m. Mass)
This Lent come to Our Lady of Lourdes for the Stations of the Cross
Each Friday there will be a guest Presider who will share a brief
reflection on Lent and how to grow closer to Jesus during the season of Lent.
The Stations will be every Friday in Lent beginning at 7:00 p.m.
March 22: Fr. Justin Daffron: “Lent as a Pathway to Grace, Goodness & Gratitude”
March 29: Deacon Pat Waldschmidt: “The Cross: An Act of Unconditional Love.”
April 5: Fr. Holtschneider C.M.: “Readiness for Death: We Learn to Die by the Way We Walk through Life”
April 12: Sr. Linda Markway, CSJ: “From Dust to Delight”
BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS
All parents who are going to have their child baptized at Our Lady of Lourdes are required to attend a baptism preparation class. Call the rectory to register, 314.726.6200.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION
Do you have a student in grades pre-k through 8th grade? Religious education is an important component for forming children in the teaching of the Catholic Faith. Classes take place Sunday mornings from 9:30- 10:45 am and on Monday evenings from 5:15- 6:30 pm. Please look into sending your child to St. Joseph for religious education, sacramental preparation, and family formation. Go to the parish website: stjosephclayton.org or call the school office at 727-9059.
HIGH SCHOOL THEOLOGY COURSE
This school year St. Joseph will be offering a course for high school students who are currently attending schools without Catholic theology. The course will be taught on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:00 pm. This year students will be studying Sacred Scripture. This will be a course equivalent to that which is taught at area Catholic High Schools. For more information on the course please contact the school office at 727-9059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTING
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any pastor or to:
Sandra Price, Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
New Volunteers at Our Lady of Lourdes:
There are lots of ways to volunteer at Our Lady of Lourdes, and if your volunteer work involves working with children, (sports, school activities, scouts, children's liturgy) or working with adults in need (Homebound Ministry, St. Vincent de Paul, etc.) we DO need your help!
However, these ministries require verification of attendance at a Protecting God's Children Workshop before a volunteer is allowed to assist in a parish. A one-time workshop, and completion of required paperwork must be done for each parish location for which you volunteer. Please consider signing up for a workshop today! Workshops are offered at locations all over the archdiocese. Visit archstl.org for a list of all locations and dates/times.
For more information, please contact Our Lady of Lourdes Child Safety Coordinator, Deb McCarthy at 726-6200.
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Join The March on the Arch
Lourdes parishioners meet on our parking lot at 12:00.
Then gather outside of planned parenthood.
The march begins at 1:00 p.m.
Return shuttle available.
Register at STLMARCH.com or just show up
Hosted by Coalition for Life St. Louis
Questions, call Carol Rechtiene 277-3365
2019 Our Lady of Lourdes
Athletic Association Fish Fry
Great Fish, Great Company, Great Cause!
Bring your friends, fellow parishioners, children
on Friday, April 5th, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Carry out available!
Just click on the file below to pre-order your meal!
Men’s White House Retreat
The Men's White House Retreat is planned for April 25-28, 2019. The White House Retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The weekend retreat begins with dinner at 7:00 p.m. Thursday and ends Sunday following lunch.
Visit www.whretreat.org for more details or
contact Ken Clark at email@example.com.
The Service Saturday ministry can use your help... as a project lead or a worker bee at one or more of our upcoming projects. You can see the full list of projects with sign up details here:
To give you an idea of what is on tap for spring:
March 23: Indoor painting at St. Augustine's
March 24: Baseball/softball field preparation at St. Luke's
April 13: Home repair / yard work in University City
May 11: Home build blitz in East St. Louis
June 15: Home repair / yard work in University City
We would love to have your help at one or more of these. You can visit the web page above or contact Steve Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
If you have any projects that you think would be appropriate for the Service Saturday group, please contact Steve. We are always looking for new opportunities.
Help Low Income Families!
The East Side Heart & Home Family Center, http://familycenterestl.org/housingprogram/, seeks skilled and unskilled volunteers (18 years & older) to help build the 22nd home for low income residents of East St. Louis. Excavation of the site will begin in mid-February, with the house build starting on May 11th through July. Everything is needed from manual labor to organizing volunteers to providing lunches for volunteers to donating money to purchase building materials and contracting services. If you can help, please email The Family Center email@example.com.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
7148 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am (Children's Liturgy of the Word/Little Lambs)
11:00am (Choir), 5:00pm