News & Events
Bernadettes Spring Happy Hour
Ladies of the Parish! Please come to the Bernadettes Spring Happy Hour. Christine Cool has graciously volunteered to host this gathering on Friday, May 18th (6:00-8:30 p.m.) at her home, 7344 Kingsbury Blvd. We hope everyone will attend. Its such a nice way to catch up with old friends and get acquainted with new ones. Once again, it is a party with a purpose. Everyone is encouraged to bring baby items in support of Birthright. In addition, India Hicks will be donating 15% of sales to Birthright.
OLOL School Board Openings
Our Lady of Lourdes School is looking for interested and qualified individuals to serve on the School Board. Two elected positions will be open for election to the Board beginning June 2018: one position is for a 3 year term and on position for a 2 year term. Please consider nominating yourself for this important advisory role. Information about the school board can be found on the school page of this site.
Want to help with the carnival in a small way? Be a soda sponsor!
All you have to do is add to your next grocery list a 12 pack of your favorite drink. This can be Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, 7Up, 16 oz bottled water and/or Gatorade. Whatever is your favorite. As long as it is non–alcoholic, it will be included in the snack shack at the OLOL Carnival. All proceeds benefit the OLOL PTA. Please drop off at the parish center door by driveway by May 23th. Thank you for supporting the carnival. For questions, please contact Connie Gerard at 314.610.6289 or email@example.com or Nicole Tosi at 314.249.9598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS, SELF-EMPLOYED AND FAMILIES!
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OLOL Shoe Drive
Starting May 1st and through the month of May, OLOL will begin collecting shoes in any condition to benefit people in 3rd World Nations. This is through the Million Pair Initiative. Collection bins will be in the Cloister Walk and school.
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. The next session is set for Saturday, May 12th beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Center. Call the rectory to register, 314.726.6200.
Confirmation at OLOL
All parents of rising 8th graders - there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m. in church for those who wish to have their child confirmed in the upcoming school year. Next year's confirmation will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019 (the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes). Please contact Cathy Pressimone for more information, email@example.com.
Fiat Women's Group
All women are invited to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (5200 Glennon Drive, 63119) on the third Thursday of each month for prayer and a talk. For more information, see: www.kenrick.edu/fiat.
Little Lambs Sunday Preschool
OLOL Sunday Preschool, Little Lambs, is set to begin this September, following the start of the school year. We are very excited to have this opportunity for families to send children, ages 2-5, to Little Lambs for an hour of age appropriate religious lessons, songs, crafts, and more! All who may be interested in helping plan or volunteer for Little Lambs are welcome to our first meeting on May 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. We hope you can join us! Please contact Molly Reagan firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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 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.
ST. PAUL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Dear soccer coaches & families, St. Paul would like to invite you to participate in our 39th Annual Soccer Tournament in Fenton City Park on August 9-12, 2018. The tournament is open to all CYC Parish-sponsored grades 1-8 (no club teams). Brackets fill quickly and are filled on a first come first-pay basis. Tournament webpage: http://soccer.stpaulfenton.org/main.php
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.
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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
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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