News & Events
OLOL FISH FRY
Join us for the OLOL Fish Fry sponsored by the Athletic Association Friday, March 23rd! 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Dine in or Carry out!
Join Us for Service Saturday on April 14
This month, the Saturday Service team will tackle exterior projects for three of our U City neighbors. We'll be trimming trees, scraping and painting, repairing fences, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for parishioners of all ages to get involved. Sign up below or give Kaki Murphy a call at 314.452.1970 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Our Lady Of Lourdes Progressive Dinner
The Progressive Dinner committee has started planning this parish event for Saturday, April 21st. The evening starts with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres at one home. There you learn where you will “progress” to enjoy dinner. Your final destination will be the Lourdes gym where you can enjoy dessert and drinks. The party will continue with music and dancing. For more information, please email Annie Erker Diehr at email@example.com. Registration flyers have been mailed... If you did not receive one, please contact Annie. You do not want to miss this fun event.
Lourdes Preschooler Playgroup and Mom’s Nights Out
Some exciting events are planned for Lourdes Preschool parents and children for Winter/Spring 2018. We hope you can join us and get to know other Lourdes parents and children. For the latest information and any date changes please find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OLOLPlaygroup/
Weather dependent, the playgroup takes place at Shaw Park or the Parish Center. Please RSVP on Facebook or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursday April 12, 2018; 10:30 a.m.
Monthly Mom’s Night Out events:
Please RSVP on Facebook or by emailing email@example.com.
• Thursday March 22, 2018; 7:30 p.m. Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub
• Thursday April 26, 2018; 7:30 p.m. Louie’s Wine Dive & Clayton Kitchen
OLOL Father Daughter Dance
The date of the father/daughter dance has been changed to Sunday, April 29th from 6-8pm. We’d like to encourage fathers and daughters to attend 5:00 mass then walk over to the gym for the dance.
Children’s Liturgy Leaders
Consider becoming a facilitator for this great ministry for children age 4 through second grade on Sundays (9:00 a.m. Mass). No experience necessary. You are given all the materials you need to enjoy being with the children and bringing the love of God to them in this special way. Must attend the Protecting God’s Children workshop to qualify. Contact Marbie Reap, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in being a Catechist?
St. Joseph PSR serves the children of Our Lady of Lourdes as well as several other parishes and is currently looking for people who have a love of the Catholic Faith and would consider helping us pass this faith onto the next generation. One does not need to be a professional teacher in order to be a catechist. This spring we are hoping to start a formation program for potential catechists. On Monday, January 8 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. we will have an informational meeting in the school building at St. Joseph parish. Come and find out about Catechist formation, meet the coordinator for Religious Education, and see if God is calling you to be a catechist at St. Joseph. If you would like more information please call the PSR office at 314.727.9059 or email email@example.com.
Forming Men for Christ Now Monthly at St. Joe’s in Clayton
All men are invited to join Fr. James Mason, J.D., the President-Rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, for Mass, coffee, and a talk at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clayton on the second Thursday of every month. The purpose of this monthly event is to help form men in the faith and moral teachings of the Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 a.m., and the coffee and talk is offered from 7:00 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.in the Church basement. More information can be found on the website: https://kenrick.edu/resources/ formingmenforchrist/
All parents who are going to have their child baptized at Our Lady of Lourdes are required to attend a baptism preparation class. Please register by calling the rectory, 314.726.6200.
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.
Let Us Know
If you move or are admitted to a hospital, please have someone notify the parish at 314.726.6200 so we may visit you. You have been and continue to be a valued member of our parish community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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