OUR LADY OF LOURDES PARISH
We extend a warm welcome to anyone new to our parish family and our many visitors who celebrate with us through out the year. Reminder, please register at your local parish if you have recently moved, or even if you have been attending for years. When in doubt, call parish office. Receiving Sacraments at a parish does not always mean you are a registered member. By registering in a parish, you are declaring your desire to be part of a Catholic faith community. Registration forms can be found at the entrance of church or call parish office. Thank you.
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 8:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. (Latin Mass)
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. (chapel)
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. (chapel)
Closed for Lunch from Noon-1:00 PM
CCD CLASSES It’s beginning to look a lot like school season again. We welcome back teachers and students and parents. High School CCD begins Wednesdays 6:00—8:00 pm; and Sunday Classes: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION September 11-November 13 (Sessions 11-20) 9:30-11:00 a.m. parish hall meeting room We gather at 9:00 a.m. with Breakfast Refreshments in the parish hall meeting room “Epic Journey Through Church History” - The history of our Faith is so much more than a list of facts and dates. It is a fascinating story of adventure, rebellion, tragedy, and triumph. A story 2,000 years in the making, one word best describes Catholic history: Epic It’s never too late to join us in learning in this Adult Faith Formation as we take a Journey through Church History that is a captivating and fast-paced look at the story of the Catholic Church. please call parish office 769-2865 to register and/or more information; same book as last Spring.
R.C.I.A. Wednesdays 7-8 p.m.Religious Education Building Contact: 769-6758 between 9 a.m.—2 p.m.What is R.C.I.A.? R.C.I.A. stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is a program for those who are not baptized; those who were baptized into another Christian denomination and wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church; Baptized Catholics who were never formed in the Catholic faith and have not completed their initiation; that is, who have received neither of the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Adults, 18 years or older, who only need Confirmation should attend the diocesan Adult Confirmation program which is offered through the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. Please contact Diocese of Beaumont,924-4324.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FUNDRAISER The Nativity Set hand-carved by Raymond LeGros. Tickets will be sold until the drawing in November. Purchase tickets by contacting Byron Richard (409)-659-4415. Tickets: $2 a piece or 3 for $5.
7:00 pm Thursdays Alcoholic Anonymous Closed Step Meeting, Religious Education Building. Contact Nancy—409-673-8361
Holy League For Men Saturday, October 15th at 3 p.m. Adoration, Confession and social afterward.
LIFE CHAIN OCTOBER 30TH 2:30-3:30 PM Please join all those who care about the Pro-Life cause—your participation will definitely make a difference! Your commitment would be for (1) hour of prayer. We will make our statement by standing/sitting together, holding our Pro-Life signs (distributed at the site) and praying for end to abortion,euthanasia and assisted suicide in our country. Sponsored by Right to Life of Southeast Texas:Location Vidor Main Street. Please bring chairs, umbrellas and water too! There are fourteen (14) Life Chains in Southeast Texas
November 1st All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation) There will be two Masses in the church onTuesday, November 1st 8:00 a.m. Mass and a 6:00 p.m. Sung Mass. All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints' Day observances tend to focus on known saints --that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church. November 2nd All Souls Day: There will be two Masses in the church to honor the deceased: 8:00 a.m. Mass and a 6:00 p.m. Sung Mass.
What Happens When a Novus Ordo Priest Learns the Latin Mass
ADULT FAITH FORMATION "EPIC" A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHURCH HISTORY SUNDAYS 9:30 - 11:00 A.M. R.E. BUILDING BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
EPIC A JOURNEY THROUGH CHURCH HISTORY
September 11- November 13 (Sessions 11-20) 9:30-11:00 a.m.
We gather at 9:00 a.m. with Breakfast Refreshments in the parish hall meeting room “Epic Journey Through Church History” - The history of our Faith is so much more than a list of facts and dates. It is a fascinating story of adventure, rebellion, tragedy, and triumph. A story 2,000 years in the making, one word best describes Catholic history: Epic
Session 11—Weak Leaders & Schism Part 1
Session 12—Weak Leaders & Schism Part II
Session 13—Protestors & Defenders—Part 1
Session 14—Protestors & Defenders—Part II
Session 15—The Catholic Reformation—Part 1
Session 16—The Catholic Reformation—Part II
Session 17—Revolutions & Modernism
Session 18—A World at War
Session 19—The New Springtime
Session 20 —The Threshold of Hope & Conclusion
It’s never too late to join us in learning in this Adult Faith Formation as we take a Journey through Church History that is a captivating and fast-paced look at the story of the Catholic Church. This Study provides participants with an understanding of Church history that enables them to have a greater sense of meaning and identity as Catholics. Please call parish office 769-2865 to register and/or more information.
RESPECT LIFE MONTH OF OCTOBER
OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH
give constant protection and grant a healthy birth
that is the sign of our rebirth one dayinto the eternal rejoicing of heaven...~ excerpt from the Prayer of Blessing
Jubilee Year of Mercy - December 8, 2015-November 20, 2016
Pope Francis announces Jubilee Year of Mercy
HOLY YEAR OF MERCY
Corporal Works of Mercy: To Feed the Hungry; To Give Drink to the Thirsty; To Clothe the Naked; To Shelter the Homeless; To care for the Sick; To Visit the Imprisoned; To Bury the Dead
Spiritual Works of Mercy: To Convert Sinners; To Instruct the Ignorant; To advise the Doubtful; To Comfort the Sorrowful; To Bear Wrongs Patiently; To Forgive Injuries; To Pray for the Living and Dead
"A Time to Heal, to Help, to Forgive."
Saint of the Day
Sunday Reading Reflections
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