Roman Catholic Church • Boca Raton • Florida

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Daily Mass
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM and 5:30 PM
Saturday-8:00 AM

Sunday Masses
4:00 PM Saturday-Vigil Mass
6:00 PM Saturday-Spanish Mass
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM
5:00 PM Sunday-Youth Mass

Holy Day of Obligation
5:30 PM Vigil Mass
8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon; 7:00 PM

Confession
Saturday 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Baptism
After the 4:00 PM Mass on Saturday
After the 11:15 AM Mass on Sunday

Office Hours
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


PARISH CLERGY
Pastor
Rev. Eduardo M. Medina

Vicar
Rev. Jose Pelagio Padit


God has dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart


Please see the  Church Bulletin  for additional News & Events

 LOURDES GROTTO & PRAYER GARDEN

CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

Thank you for your support in our efforts to build a Grotto and Prayer Garden to honor our patroness, Our Lady of Lourdes.  As the Parish continues its mission, please consider supporting the building of the Lourdes Grotto and Prayer Garden so we could secure all the needed funds for its completion. The Blue envelopes for this purpose could be found in Church.  Please, continue supporting this lasting memorial of our faith and devotion to Blessed Mary.  We rely solely on your generous contributions and prayers to bring to completion this wonderful testimonial of our Catholic faith.

Pavers ----------------------------------------- $150 each

For Naming and Memorial Opportunities Please contact the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440


 

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. Our faith offer us the richness of our Sacred Tradition, Rites, and Symbolisms. We will be marked with the sign of the Cross. We are people of the Cross in Christ Jesus who saved us through the Cross. As we wear the ashes on our foreheads, let us be resolved to fight and destroy sin, and be willing to share the Lord's suffering by doing forms of sacrifice on ash Wednesday and through the Lenten Season.

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Reflection for L E N T

Lenten Season is a beautiful season of our Christian faith. It calls for conversion, renewal, and urging us all to live a God-oriented life. This year, I want us to reflect on:
    Love - the love of God for us in a personal way.
    Exchange - we exchange our sin with God's grace and forgiveness.
    Nourishment - let us be close to the Eucharist. Jesus Christ instituted the Eucharist during the Last Supper on Holy Thursday.
    Touch of God - allow God to touch you, for God's touch changes things for the best benefit for humanity.

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LENTEN FASTING AND ABSTINANCE

The following regulations regarding fasting and abstinence are observed in the United States.

Individuals between 18 and 59 are obliged to fast – eat one full meal – on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Eating two smaller meals is permitted if necessary to maintain strength but eating between meals should be avoided.
Catholics from 14 years old until death are bound to practice abstinence.
These obligations, however, do not apply to those whose health or ability to work would be seriously affected.


    MEN'S LENTEN RETREAT 2020       

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: OLOL Church and CFC Room 210
Led by Father JoePel Padit

  • Open to all men in the Parish
  • Mass at 8 am followed by light breakfast
  • Exposition of Most Blessed Sacrament
  • Mediations & time for personal prayer
  • Benediction

Theme - The Challenges Of The Men Of Today In Christ

…. may you fight a good fight by having faith and a good conscience. Some, by rejecting conscience, have made a shipwreck of their faith.” (1 Tim. 18-19)

The struggles and challenges of the men of today, in light of the human odds or challenges of Jesus Christ. Among Jesus’ challenges we can point out the following:

  1. No one welcomed Him in their home, but born in the manger
  2. Herod and other evil forces wanted to kill Him
  3. He was betrayed by one of His friends
  4. He carried the cross upon which He will die; etc.

What lessons can we learn from these? What relevance do these human odds of the Lord have to our time as men of today?

Invitation and summon: Come and stop awhile, join us in our Lenten retreat for men!

We need a headcount so that we can provide breakfast for all
Please text or email DeLisle Callender to REGISTER

Cell: 845-269-9986
Email: delisle.callender@gmail.com
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Click HERE for Retreat Poster
Click HERE  for Schedule


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

The Season of Lent: “The justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ” (cf. Rm 3, 21-22) (2nd part)
by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The Evangelist Mark reports the following words of Jesus, which are inserted within the debate at that time regarding what is pure and impure: “There is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him ... What comes out of a man is what defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts” (Mk 7, 14-15, 20-21).
   Beyond the immediate question concerning food, we can detect in the reaction of the Pharisees a permanent temptation within man: to situate the origin of evil in an exterior cause. Many modern ideologies deep down have this presupposition: since injustice comes “from outside,” in order for justice to reign, it is sufficient to remove the exterior causes that prevent it being achieved.
    Beyond the immediate question concerning food, we can detect in the reaction of the Pharisees a permanent temptation within man: to situate the origin of evil in an exterior cause. Many modern ideologies deep down have this presupposition: since injustice comes “from outside,” in order for justice to reign, it is sufficient to remove the exterior causes that prevent it being achieved.
    This way of thinking – Jesus warns – is ingenuous and shortsighted. Injustice, the fruit of evil, does not have exclusively external roots; its origin lies in the human heart, where the seeds are found of a mysterious cooperation with evil.
    With bitterness the Psalmist recognizes this: “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me” (Ps 51,7). Indeed, man is weakened by an intense influence, which wounds his capacity to enter into communion with the other. By nature, he is open to sharing freely, but he finds in his being a strange force of gravity that makes him turn in and affirm himself above and against others: this is egoism, the result of original sin.
   Adam and Eve, seduced by Satan’s lie, snatching the mysterious fruit against the divine command, replaced the logic of trusting in Love with that of suspicion and competition; the logic of receiving and trustfully expecting from the Other with anxiously seizing and doing on one’s own (cf. Gn 3, 1-6), experiencing, as a consequence, a sense of disquiet and uncertainty. How can man free himself from this selfish influence and open himself to love? (Continues next week).


IF SOMEONE IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 911

IMPORTANT CONTACTS:
   
Florida Abuse Hotline:  1-800-962-2873
    Website - www.myflfamilies.com
    Chancellor 561-775-9507
    Victim Assistance Coordinator 561-801-0999



ARE YOU AN ACTIVE PARISHIONER?

    A Parish is not simply a "branch office" of the Church, nor a periodic audience of people, nor an occasional public; but it is a formally organized social group. It is a portion of a Diocese under the authority of a priest legitimately appointed to secure in virtue of his office for the faithful dwelling therein, the helps of religion.
    The faithful are called parishioners, and they become parishioners by acquiring a domicile or a quasi-domicile within the geographical boundaries or territory of the Parish.
    Parishioners could be active parishioners or non active parishioners, and the question of parishioner status is important because parishioners look to their Parish for many services:
    parishioner tuition rates in our Catholic schools; the use of our facilities for liturgical services such as baptisms, weddings and funerals; and certification as eligible sponsors at Sacramental celebrations.
    These rights and services within the church bring with them certain obligations, as in any form of community.
To be considered “active,” a parishioners must be registered in the parish; attend Mass faithfully; support the life of the parish by sharing time and talents in service, and sharing treasure (tithing) to build up the community. Active participation in Christian Stewardship makes you an ACTIVE parishioner.



2020 Diocesan Services Appeal

Thank you to all of you who have supported the DSA in the past, and have helped our Parish to meet its goal. The funds collected helped our Diocese of Palm Beach in assisting those in need the most, and provided funding for the various programs throughout the Diocese, from Catholic Charities to Seminarians formation. Please, consider participating in such a charitable endeavor as an expression of personal gratitude for the Lord’s countless blessings.
Our goal for this year is $177,000. No matter how large or small the amount, your participation will help our Catholic Church build a better world, as Christ taught us.

Please click  HERE  to read letter from Bishop Barbarito

We publish the Banns of Marriage for:

Sebastian Paredes & Veronica Case - Feb. 15, 2020
Robert McAller & Kaitlyn Leudesdorff - Feb. 22, 2020
Daniel Montes & Betzaida Hernandez - May 23, 2020


    VOCATIONS CHALICE PROGRAM       

Contact the Knights of Columbus, Jack Viadero, at (561) 483-2440, to receive the Vocations Chalice to pray throughout the week for vocations.


St. Bernadette's Place

Wednesdays 10:00 - Noon

St. Bernadette's place is our Parish Food Pantry, and it is supported by the generosity and donations our parishioners. We are happy to provide assistance to those who live within the Parish community boundaries. If you are requesting assistance please provide:

  • Picture I.D with your current address - e.g. Drivers's License
  • One additional form of documentation with your address

We thank all our parishioners who support us with their donations of imperishable items and financial assistance. May you be richly blessed. Christ's Poor & Hungry Apostolate.


WILLS & BEQUESTS

A Bequest, a gift of money or assets left through your will, is vital to your Parish Church and the people the Church serves. It is a unique gift and an investment in the future. By leaving a bequest you are making a lasting difference in the life of the Parish community.
   Our Lady of Lourdes welcomes charitable donations made by bequest through your Will or through Trust. In remembering our Church you also leave a lasting legacy.
   There are various forms of bequests that you may make. For example, the proceeds of an unrestricted bequest may be used where needed, whereas a restricted bequest specifies the use of the donation. Bequests may come in the form of a specific dollar amount, securities, real estate, tangible property, and retirement account assets. A residuary bequest allows Our Lady of Lourdes to receive all or a percentage of your estate after all obligations have been met. If a Will or Trust already exists, an amendment can be done by an attorney through a document called a codicil, which adds a new bequest.
   Our Lady of Lourdes is a charitable, not-for-profit institution; therefore, all bequests are fully deductible for estate tax purposes.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a program designed to instruct children in kindergarten through 5th grade on Sunday during the readings and homily of the Mass. The children are escorted out of the Church after opening prayers, just before the first reading, to a room behind the sacristy – The Holy Family Room. There, the children hear and learn about the same readings the adults hear during Mass. The difference is that the readings are then worded in language that the children can readily understand. They learn the background and/or reasons for the readings and what they mean. In addition, Church etiquette is stressed.
    If you are interested in participating in the program, either as an instructor or aide, your stepping forward would be greatly appreciated and welcomed.
    Please contact the Main Office in the CFC Building with your name and contact number. We look forward to hearing from you.


ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED

Serving the Altar during Mass is an awesome privilege that allows Altar Servers to grow closer to God in a very unique way. Not many people could be that close to the holy sacrifice of the Mass when it is offered by the Priest but Altar Servers and clergy.
Altar Servers should be Baptized and have received their First Communion. The minimum age is 8 or in 3rd grade.
Boys and girls who wish to become Altar Servers should be mature enough to understand their responsibilities, and to carry them out with reverence.
Don’t miss this great honor. Call the Religious Education Office at 561 483 2440 ext 1429.


USHERS NEEDED - 5PM MASS

Volunteering is a rewarding way to serve your community. It challenges your spirit, fills your heart and enriches your life. Yours may be a renewed sense of purpose or possibly work to fill idle moments. Maybe it’s the opportunity to touch someone on a heartfelt level and be touched in return. Consider becoming a Church usher and greeter at the 5:00PM Mass. If you would like to serve and coordinate the Ushers at the Mass, please contact the Parish office at (561) 483 2440.


Church Bulletins

      Feb 9, 2020                 Feb 16, 2020                   Feb 23, 2020    
              


ADVERTISE IN OUR BULLETIN

Support our Parish by Advertising your Business in our Parish Bulletin.
DID YOU KNOW...The weekly bulleting of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is provided by J.S.Paluch Company to us at no cost. The bulletin is solely funded by the support of the local business community through business sponsorships. In order to continue to receive this complimentary bulletin, and many of the other benefits J.S.Paluch provides our church, we are looking for additional sponsorships to fill up the open space on our three sponsorship pages.
If you own a business, know of someone who does, or just want to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or special occasion, please consider promoting the business or event in our church bulletin.
For more information on the sponsorship program, please contact our J.S.Paluch representative, Mr. Patrick Falco. He can be reached by email at falcop@jspaluch.com, or directly by phone at 910-200-8383. We thank you for your consideration and support.

Diocese of Palm Beach


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Ash Wednesday Masses
February 26, 2020
8:00 am, 12:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Ashes distributed after each Mass


Lenten Nails

   On Ash Wednesday ‘Crucifix Nails’ will be distributed, along with daily prayer devotions, after each Mass. We hope they will be used as spiritual inspirations as we pray for the forgiveness of our sins for which Jesus willingly sacrificed his life on the cross. The nail may be kept in your pocket or purse as a daily reminder of your Lenten sacrifice of meditation and prayer.
   Starting Holy Thursday and through Easter, while the Church is open for service, there will be a basket by Jesus’ cross so that we may, in a ceremonious gesture, give our crucifix nail to Jesus.
 This is to symbolize our acknowledgement that it is our personal sins for which Christ died, and that personally we are the ones responsible for the suffering and death of Jesus.  Let us pray that our Lenten sacrifice will dispose us towards continued conversion and a renewed Easter commitment.


Lenten Confession
Fridays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Thurs, March 12th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


STATIONS OF THE CROSS EVERY FRIDAY OF LENT at 6:30 PM


Our Lady Of Lourdes/Knights Of Columbus

6th Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 4, 2020

COME JOIN US
Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club
$100 per Golfer For Golf & Banquet
WHAT A DEAL!!!
Loads of fun for women and men golfers at all levels
Golf, Lunch, Beverages and Banquet
Prizes will be available on the course and at the banquet

Check in: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.
Shot-Gun Start
Registration forms must be received by: March 25, 2020.

Sign up after Mass or contact Ray Sanchez 440-320-7025
Email: sanchman23@gmail.com

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6th ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET
Sat, April 4, 2020

Join Us In
O’Shea Hall at 5:00 pm
Dinner-Silent Auction-Raffle Prizes
50/50 Already over $4,500
Tickets $40 per person

Sign up after Mass or contact Joe Garofalo 718-200-3836

Click HERE  for Banquet Poster
Click HERE  for 50/50 Flyer


Sat, April 18, 2020 In O’Shea Hall From 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Set-up date is Friday, April 17th, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Please contact Mrs. Mary Viadero Or call the Office at (561) 483 2440 to donate Baked Goods


Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers Offering Available at the Parish Office


Altar Bread

Altar Bread Offering Available at the Parish Office


Sanctuary Lamp

Sanctuary Lamp Offered In Memory of Anna Lungaro Requested by Friend, Vincenza


MASS INTENTIONS

THE BOOK FOR MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE YEAR 2020 IS OPEN
Please visit the Parish Office or call 561- 483 - 2440 for more information
OFFICE HOURS
Monday 1 PM - 3 PM
Tuesday to Friday
9 AM - 12 NOON & 1 PM - 3 PM


INCOME TAX STATEMENTS

If you would like to receive a statement of your 2019 contributions for tax planning, submit the required information below and return to our office by mail, or place in the offertory collection basket in a sealed envelope. Please type or legibly print your information.

You can also e-mail your request to Accounting

The following information is required:
Envelope #
Name:
Address:
Phone Number:


Pray For Our Sick & Homebound  

If you or your loved one is homebound, seriously ill or in the hospital, and is in need of prayers and the Sacraments, or simply someone to visit and bring Communion, please let us know by calling the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440.  Also, call us if you wish your name to be listed in our Bulletin, and keep us informed about your health.

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If you or your loved one is homebound, seriously ill or in the hospital, and is in need of prayers and of holy communion, please let us know.
Parish Office (561) 483 2440.


This Anointing and Prayer for Healing is available to all Catholics living within Parish boundaries, registered members of the Parish or not. Church Law regulates that each Parish is to provide the needed Pastoral Care of Catholics admitted at any Health Care institution within Parish boundaries whether they are registered parishioners or not.
   So please, if you are in need of the Sacraments during your admission at a Hospital, Nursing home or Hospice facility, contact the nearest Catholic Church but also inform your own Parish.

For West Boca Medical Center; Menorah House, and Symphony Hall call Our Lady of Lourdes at (561) 483-2440. 

For Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Manor Care, Avante, and Hospice of Palm Beach call Saint Joan of Ark at (561) 392-0007. 

For Heartland, Whitehall and Stratford Court call Saint Jude at (561) 392-8172.


H.O.P.E. SENIOR OUTREACH

H.O.P.E. Senior Outreach is a Parish-based ministry committed to Helping Older People Everyday who are parishioners living within Parish boundaries and that are homebound, infirm, or alone. Our H.O.P.E. volunteers wish to share God’s love with Seniors in our Parish by providing some assistance and information about community services available to them. We are not an agency of licensed professionals so we cannot provide professional services. As a volunteer, the time you give to our seniors is invaluable. For more information, please call the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440 or contact Mrs. Mary Viadero.


PRAY for the safety of all Men and Women in the MILITARY


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You Too Can Help Defend Life!
Call: 1-800-848-LOVE


PRAYER TIME

7:30 am Prayer of the Rosary before Mass Monday through Saturday.
Also, there are two prayer groups that gather in Church and Chapel on Saturdays after Morning Mass.
JOIN US as we humbly ask Mother Mary, our Patroness, to intercede for us.


MATER CHRISTI PRAYER GROUP

Meets every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Church to pray the Rosary and to conclude with the prayer of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
JOIN US!!


12 STEP SUPPORT GROUPS

Thursday Evenings 7pm-9pm
Call Parish office for Information - (561) 483 2440


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 12 NOON, IN THE HOLY FAMILY ROOM.
For more information contact the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440.