We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through praise, sacraments, service, and community.
Our parish offers a wide range of ministry opportunities. Whether you'd like to learn more, pray more, or serve more, we have a ministry for you.
Making an offering of our financial resources is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. We have a variety ways to make it easy for your to support our church.
News and Upcoming Events
A thank you potluck luncheon for Fr. Matt will be held on June 11, after the 1030am Mass, come, bring a dish and enjoy lunch as we thank him for his help at our Parish!
Building Maintenance Fund
Thank you for your generous support for our Building Maintenance Fund. We have been able to replace the A/C Unit in the Church before the heat comes. We have been able to repair the roof on the hall and classrooms and add a/c to them as well. We have also added handrails to the inside of the choir room and outside by the grotto. We will be having the stained glass windows and doors repaired starting in July. Thank you and look for continued updgrades happening around our Parish.
Our Lady of Lourdes Needs You It has come to the attention of the Liturgy Committee that due to retirements, age and interest, our Ushers and Welcome Committee members, need some assistance in providing help, at our three weekend Masses. The duties are simple, the requirements are few. What we need is for you, the men, women and young adults, of our parish, to step forward and help us in our time of need. We would like each and every person present to seriously consider volunteering for this important ministry. Bob Lujan, the Head Usher, and leader of this ministry, will conduct a series of training programs that will help you become indoctrinated in this important ministry. Volunteers will be available after Mass to answer any questions or enroll you in the training sessions which will begin soon.
Sign Ups for Gift Bearers
We are looking for families or individuals to sign up to carry the gifts during Mass, a sign up sheet is in the back. We encourage all to sign up!!
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
Today, the languages of the whole world arise to God in a Pentecost of praise. In some American dioceses, the Mass is offered every Sunday in more than thirty different languages, including the silent praise of American Sign Language. Fifty years ago, the landscape of liturgy was very different. It was grounded firmly in Latin, which is to the present day still the official language of the Roman Rite. Very few people were fluent in Latin, even though in those days Latin was far more widely studied in school. Nevertheless, almost every Catholic was competent in the responses and chants of Latin since it is not difficult to pronounce. The clergy were normally minimally competent in Latin, since much of seminary education was conducted in that language. When the Second Vatican Council was convened, all of the debate and daily work of the council was to be in Latin. In the first session in 1962, Boston’s Cardinal Richard Cushing continually complained about it, and threatened not to return in 1963 if something wasn’t done. He convinced the fathers when he rose to speak in fairly fluent Latin in an unforgettable Boston twang. The next year, he returned, but with a simultaneous translation system funded by the people of Boston. The ordinary everyday language of the people, the vernacular, had arrived at the Vatican via Boston! —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.