Bernadettes (Women's Club)
BERNADETTES WOMEN'S CLUB
The Bernadettes is not an exclusive club. Any woman of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is already a member. The women assist in the work of existing activities such as Meals for the Rectory, the weekly Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Advent Candle Program and in organizing speaker programs, social activities and prayer times.
The Bernadette's Organization Mission: Guided by Mary, the immaculate mother of God, who appeared to Bernadette, the women of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish come together to share our faith and lives with each other and provide services to the parish and the greater St. Louis community.
The Bernadettes was formed as an organization for all the women of our parish (all ages, single, married, with or without children, etc.). Members can choose the activities that they wish to attend. The main objective is to provide enjoyable ways to strengthen relationships with those you already know and to get to meet new women in the parish. Dues are $25.00 per year and renewed in January. The cost covers our annual Wine & Dessert, our annual Spring Happy Hour, our annual Fall Coffee and our mini retreats. If you would like to know more about The Bernadettes, would like to become involved, or have ideas for activities, please email Mary Bower (click her name to send an email). To be added to the email distribution list, please email Meg Turpin OR sign up below under "subscribe to our mailing list."
Advent by Candlelight
The Bernadettes Women's Group wants all women of the parish to attend the annual Advent by Candlelight program. This year it is set for Tuesday, December 6 in the school cafeteria. Arrive at 6:45p.m. to set your tables. Program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Sign up forms are at church entrances. Cost is $8 per person and space is limited. Sign up early. Contact Lesley Laughlin, Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bernadette’s Spirituality Committee invites all women to participate in any of the following offerings:
Join us in praying the rosary every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Church (right before pick-up). Please know that it doesn’t matter if you do not know how to pray the rosary. We have instruction sheets that will guide you through it.
Eucharistic Adoration – The Bernadettes’ participate in a Holy hour from 9:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. in the Church. Please contact Mary Burke at email@example.com if you would like to commit to attending this hour once or twice a year. Of course, all parishioners are invited to come into the Church to pray before the Blessed Sacrament any time from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Mondays.
Eagles Wings and Prayer List
If you are interested in providing meals for parishioners who are sick or suffering, please contact Amy Glarner at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are interested in praying for people in our parish who are sick or suffering, please let Stacy Gund know so that she can inform you of those special needs, email@example.com .
We always are in need of extra hands, especially with publicity. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Mary Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org .
What is Eagle's Wings?
Support in the form of meals for OLOL parishioners who are in need - whether it be due to illness or some other difficulty.
Who can be a part of it?
Anyone and everyone
How does it work?
If you are aware of any OLOL parishioners that may be in need of assistance with meals, please ask AmyGlarner email@example.com to contact them. She will follow up with the individual or family members to determine dietary needs and how we might best provide support – i.e. delivering meals weekly, twice weekly, etc. An online Care Calendar will then be set up allowing members of the Bernadettes to sign up to provide meals on a day(s) that suits their own schedule.
Simply to offer a 'lift' to parish members who need it!
A reminder about another area of outreach: if you are not already part of the Bernadettes 'prayer chain,' please contact Stacy Gund firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
Thank you in advance for your support,
Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Calendar of Events
9:15-10:15 a.m. Every Monday in Church
7:30 a.m. Every Tuesday (summer)
in the Church
7:00 p.m. Advent by Candlelight in the cafeteria
Dinner for the Priests
We will soon be compiling our schedule for the first half of 2017 using a Sign Up Genius, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a8a822aaf49-rectory, an internet based approach. Barbara Budde is coordinating this ministry. Please contact her if you are unable to continue participating in the program or if you would consider adding your name to the list of those parishioners who provide wonderful meals for our hardworking and very grateful priests. Please contact Barbara at 863-3396 or email@example.com. Thank you!
Parish Bulletin Pray For List
Nancy Allen, L.D.B., Rose & Joe Balestreri, Paul Berra, Pat Boehm, Fr. Charles Burgoon, The Butcher Family, Jean Clark, Joan Dale, Joan Dames, Marian Desloge, Barbara Doherty, Lisa Fiorini, Megan Fitzpatrick, Maggie Flood, Carol Fuss, Charlie Giraud, Carole Goldfarb, Eleanor Heithaus, Nancy Herron, Burry Hinman, Jean Hinman, Marie Homer, Allan Kalb, Marty King, Alice O’Keefe Knapp, Geri Lux, Dana Mareshie, Vicki McCarthy, Matt McGlynn, Kate Meehan, Gen Moeller, Ed Mohrmann, John Paquet, Mark Pepple, Patricia Foshage Rebman, Alma Scheble, Jennifer Schneider, Ann Steck, Donna Westervelt, and The Wethington Family.
If you or someone you know would like to be added to or removed from this list, please call the rectory.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
Dear Parish Family,
Thank you all for your prayers and support over the last nine months! They have been an invaluable source of support and strength for both Jeff and myself. Now that I have been pronounced cancer-free, we are finally heading to our retirement home near Atlanta. I will always have very happy memories of my years at Lourdes and I wish you all the best!
Former Bookkeeper and Parishioner
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)
11:00am (Choir), 5:00pm