News & Events
SERVICE SATURDAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
As an outgrowth of the annual Day of Service and originally spearheaded by parishioner John Sweeney, the Social Ministry committee is now hosting monthly service events on the 2nd Saturday morning of each month.
Men, women, teens and school groups are invited to participate on a regular or occasional basis to continue the good works throughout the calendar year. No special skills are needed and everyone is welcome. Recent/upcoming projects include:
March 11: River Des Peres Debris Removal
April 8: UCity Senior Home Repair
May 13: Eastside Home Build
June 10: Ucity Adopt a Block
July 8: To be determined... coming soon
Let’s join together to build our parish community while we strengthen our neighborhoods. Subscribe to our mailing list for information about each event as it becomes available, and sign up to help when possible.
All parents who are going to have their child baptized at Our Lady of Lourdes are requird to attend a baptism preparation class. The next session is on Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Center. Please register by calling the rectory, 314.726.6200.
East Side Heart and Home House Build 2017
The Eastside Heart and Home Family Center has broken ground on their 21st home! If you are interested in helping, please contact Lisa Saunders, Sister Carol or any other staff member at the Family Center | 618.875.7295 or email Lisa Saunders or Sister Mary Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.familycenterestl.org/
Altar Servers Needed
We are desperately in need of additional altar servers for Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes. All current parishioners in 5th through 8th grades are encouraged to sign up. If you have a child willing to serve, please contact the coordinator, John C. Rasp, 314.863.0949.
Theology on Tap
This summer, join young adults from across the archdiocese for our Theology on Tap Summer Six Pack, which includes six nights of engaging talks, drink specials and great community!
May 23, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25 and August 8 all at 7:00 p.m. at the Kirkwood Station Brewing Co. Email email@example.com or call 314.792.7008 with questions.
LAUNCH YOUR INDEPENDENCE: Learn to be your own boss
Have you ever wondered what it takes to start or run your own business and be your own boss? Then joining Saint Louis University for the 13th Annual Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy. This week-long program is open to high school students entering their freshman year to graduated seniors. The academy takes place from July 24th through July 28th with highlights of Innovation Challenges, Cash Prizes, Field Trips and Entrepreneurs. Generous Scholarships are available base on GPA, Extracurricular Activities, SLU Alumni and Family Need. Additional details and registration can be found online at www.buisness.slu.edu/allsup. For information, please contact Laura Gardner, High School Program Coordinator, 314.977.3282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homebound Parishioners The Christian Service Ministry has a wonderful group of volunteers who would be honored to bring the Blessed Sacrament to your home. Please contact the Rectory at 314.726.6200 if you would like a home visit from a Eucharistic Minister. Whether it is a long term situation or temporary, we would like to serve you.
myParish App—Have you downloaded it yet?
It’s easy, just text “App” to 88202 from your smartphone (it’s free) Or go to www.myparishapp.com/appstore then download myParish App, and select Our Lady of Lourdes Parish after opening. The Archdiocese of St. Louis has offered this mobile app to each parish in the diocese at no cost to us. There is no out of pocket expense to our parish. It’s a great tool for us all.
Once you’ve downloaded the App, you’ll have access to parish events, daily readings, prayers, our bulletin and even the St. Louis Review. Other features include a video of the Daily Mass (great for the homebound), “Homilies” by Robert Barron, “Reflections” by Scott Hahn, “Reflect Daily” with Christina Weigand, and more! There is something for everyone!
If you need help downloading or maneuvering the app, contact Meg Turpin at email@example.com or 314.726.6200.
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The LOURDES Link
The LOURDES Link is the Parish newsletter in print for Our Lady of Lourdes. It includes information about upcoming events in the Parish and news about the Parish School. All registered parishioners receive this mailed piece quarterly.
Lourdes eLink is an electronic newsletter sent to all parishioners who've given us their email address. This newsletter is sent out weekly or bi-weekly depending on coming events. If you'd like to begin receiving this newsletter via email, please sign up below.
Past issues of Lourdes eLink
Sign up to bring dinner to our two priests 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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