This is the current overview of the impact of Hurricane Irma - as of Monday morning, September 18. Please continue to check here for any updates:
Please continue to pray for those impacted by this storm - Let's "Love Our Neighbor"
God Bless You!
See Our Lady of Lourdes many Stained Glass Windows of Mary the Mother of Jesus from around the world!
St. Jerome who lived in the 4th century translated the Bible into Latin. He said, "ignorance of Scriptures is ignorance of Christ." So let's get to know Jesus better by using the following:
"The Understanding the Scriptures Podcast" with 30 episodes from Genesis to Revelation FREE!
Agape Bible Study is another FREE Catholic online resource for the study of Sacred Scripture. They offer:
Click Here to view the TV Masses within our Diocese.
Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
The mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is to be a warm, open, welcoming community, united in the Catholic faith and devoted to giving witness to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The Parish will provide ministries, guidance and support to celebrate the Eucharist, and with the help of The Holy Spirit, live the Word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Four upcoming opportunities for you to grow your Faith:
1. Theology to help you know, live and give witness to your Catholic Faith by Msgr. La Femina.
2. Untold Blessings: Three Paths to Holiness by Bishop Robert Barron by DVD facilitated by Judy Waggoner beginning October 3rd in the Education Building at 6PM.
3. The Story of Mary: From Before Time Till Today (4 Part Video Series) facilitated by Kathy Bevis and Elisa Dacey beginning October 5th in the Education Building 6PM until 7:30PM.
4. A study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church facilitated by Deacon Lin Pennypacker sponsored by the CCW. Classes are held every Wednesday starting October 11th and ending on November 22nd from 1PM to 3PM in the Parish Center. This program is available to the entire parish free of charge. A signup sheet is available in the Parish Office for registration by October 4th or you can call the Office.
Click here to see why you should go!
Adoration with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament every Friday 8:30AM until 12:15 PM
Where do you begin?
Well, you just begin from where you are right now!
Many adults who are entering the Catholic Church, or even those who are thinking about it, follow a process called "R.C.I.A." (Rite of Christian initiation for Adults).
For information please call the parish office at 941-497-2931 and ask for Neil Chirico. Anyone interested can come to the meet and greet scheduled for 5:30PM on October 5th in the Education Building in class 7/8.
See this TV Commercial on the Catholic Church
Don't come back alone. Visit the Journey Home Network!
Catholics Come Home has a great message for those who are considering a return to the Catholic Faith - Come Home!!!!
Have you thought to yourself, "How can I help the poor and the struggling of this beautiful community?"
St. Vincent DePaul Society has a local group of volunteers who are committed here in Venice and Nokomis to helping individuals and families who are struggling to deal with the basics of daily life needing shelter, food, clothing, electricity, and more! In many cases they are without the support of family and friends.
Join fellow parishioners, working in teams of two, from Our Lady of Lourdes and Epiphany Cathedral, in serving the needs of the less fortunate and sharing in the joy of being a Vincentian. Volunteers are need to: respond to telephone messages, schedule appointments with clients, meet with them, assess their needs and help them find solutions to their problems. Also; to help manage a small food pantry supported by donations, recruitment of volunteers, and fund raising.
Job requirements are simple: Compassion, empathy, and a desire to help others.
If you feel like you can commit a few hours one day per week, please call Gerry Walsh at 941-493-2027.