Education and Faith Formation at Our Lady of Lourdes
Parish School (K-8)
Dr. Amy Koenen
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Parish School of Religion (PSR) - St. Joseph Church in Clayton
Our Lady of Lourdes has an agreement with St. Joseph Church to provide religious instruction for our parish children not attending Our Lady of Lourdes School.
High School Theology Course
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org l 727-9059
St. Joseph will be offering a course for high school students who are currently attending schools without Catholic theology. This will be a course equivalent to that which is taught at area Catholic high schools.
RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Contact: The Rectory at (314) 726-6200, This program offers instruction in the Catholic faith to those interested in learning more about the Church. Those involved are welcomed into the Church during the Easter Vigil.
Thinking about becoming Catholic? Are you looking for a “Faith Refresher”? RCIA isn’t just for persons interested in Catholicism. It’s for everyone who desires a deeper understanding of what we believe and practice as Catholics. The RCIA process is a journey that will help you come to understand what Jesus has in mind for you within the context of the Catholic Faith.
During the period of inquiry, we invite everyone to come and learn about the process, bring questions, and determine if you would like to continue on your faith journey through the RCIA process.
Retreats, Bible Study, Spirituality Groups
Adoration - the call by, acceptance of, and response to God
Community - the love and caring of each other
Theology - the study of God through scripture and the Catholic Faith
Service - to God and his people
Contact: Mary Beth Fox l email@example.com l 314.680.2070
This parish-based retreat offers the opportunity to renew your spirituality, to strengthen your faith and its application in your daily life, and to build lasting friendships. It is presented by your fellow parishioners with spiritual direction from our parish priests.
Men's White House Retreat
Contact: Ken Clark l firstname.lastname@example.org l 862.3252
The White House Retreat is a silent Jesuit retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The weekend retreat begins with dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday and ends Sunday following lunch.
To learn more about the White House Retreat for men or get information on White House retreats for women, visit http://whretreat.org/.
Contact: www.helpourmarriage.com l 1.800.470.2230
Retrouvaille, pronounced RE-Tro-Vi, (a French word meaning rediscovery) is a program designed to provide help and support to married couples who are undergoing difficulties in their relationship and who are hurting in brokenness and loneliness from separation or divorce. Couples from all faith traditions are welcome. Consideration will be exercised for those having financial difficulties.
Registration: www.stl-wwme.org l 314.469.7317
Are you keeping Christ in your marriage? Why not consider a Marriage Encounter Weekend? It will be the gift that keeps on giving for the rest of your life!
Morning Group Contact: Mary Burke email@example.com
Evening Group Contact: Deb Carlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Manresa describes spiritual study groups of St. Ignatius' teachings that meet either in the morning or evening.