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 IS COMING!!!

Thank you for your support in funding the construction of a Grotto and Prayer Garden to honor our patroness, Our Lady of Lourdes. We have raised 78% of the needed funds to start construction. However, we are not finished yet. In the months to come, we need to continue our efforts to raise the total amount needed. Year after year, building costs tend to increase. 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 testimonial of our Catholic faith.

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

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


 Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church Presents
IRISH SPLENDOR
With Fr. Eddie - March 18 to March 25, 2020

Click HERE for Registration Forms

SHRINE OF KNOCK

Dublin, Shrine of Knock, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Farm Visit, Cliffs of Moher, Christ Church Cathedral, Cabra Castle.

Travel the Dingle Peninsula, one of the world’s most beautiful costal routes. See the Rock of Cashel, the historic site where Saint Patrick preached. Stay overnight on the grounds of a historical Castle. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Knock a complex that includes 5 churches and is associated to a number of cures and favors.

8 Days & 8 Meals
SINGLE - $2,849/pp    DOUBLE - $2,499/pp   TRIPLE - $2,469/pp

CLIFFS OF MOHER

Included in the Price - Round Trip Air from Miami Int'l Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers.
Not Included in the Price -
 Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person.  
NOTE:  
All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package from Miami International Airport.

Call (561) 483-2440 or click HERE for more information.


 

Why Can't Non Catholics Receive Communion?

Non-Catholics cannot receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church. Aside from the prescription of Canon Law, our Catholics faith itself has these reasons: (1) Non-Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist which is the source and summit of our Christian life; (2) They are not in full communion with the Body of Christ, the Church; (3) Consequence - After receiving Holy Communion they will have to live as a person in full union of the faith.
   There is the pain of feeling left out or feeling that it is unfair - let us bear that because it is the pain of the wound of division. Hopefully we all will do and live whatever responsibility is required in relation to unity of the Christ's Body, the Church.

Why Can't Non Catholics Receive Communion?

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

The Sacramental Order
by Gerhard Cardinal Muller (from Apostoli Viae)

The Church is the universal sacrament of salvation in Jesus Christ (CCC 776). She does not reflect herself, but the light of Christ, which shines on her face. But this happens only when the truth revealed in Jesus Christ becomes the point of reference, rather than the views of a majority or the spirit of the times; for Christ Himself has entrusted the fullness of grace and truth to the Catholic Church (CCC 819), and He Himself is present in the sacraments of the Church.
   The Church is not a man-made association whose structure its members voted into being at their will. It is of divine origin. "Christ himself is the author of ministry in the Church. He set her up, gave her authority and mission, orientation and goal (CCC 874). The admonition of the Apostle is still valid today, that cursed is anyone who proclaims another gospel, “even if we ourselves were to give it or an angel from heaven” (Gal 1:8). The mediation of faith is inextricably bound up with the human credibility of its messengers, who in some cases have abandoned the people entrusted to them, unsettling them and severely damaging their faith. Here the Word of Scripture describes those who do not listen to the truth and who follow their own wishes, who flatter their ears because they cannot endure sound doctrine (cf. 2 Tim 4:3-4).
    The task of the Magisterium of the Church is to “preserve God’s people from deviations and defections” in order to “guarantee them the objective possibility of professing the true faith without error” (890). This is especially true with regard to all seven sacraments. The Holy Eucharist is “source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC 1324). The Eucharistic Sacrifice, in which Christ includes us in His Sacrifice of the Cross, is aimed at the most intimate union with Him (CCC 1382). Therefore, the Holy Scripture admonishes with regard to the reception of the Holy Communion: “Whoever eats unworthily of the bread and drinks from the Lord's cup makes himself guilty of profaning the body and of the blood of the Lord” (1 Cor 11:27). “Anyone conscious of a grave sin must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before coming to communion” (CCC 1385). From the internal logic of the sacrament, it is understood that civilly remarried divorcees, whose sacramental marriage exists before God, as well as those Christians who are not in full communion with the Catholic Faith and the Church, just as all who are not properly disposed, cannot receive the Holy Eucharist fruitfully (CCC 1457) because it does not bring them to salvation. To point this out corresponds to the spiritual works of mercy.


2019 Diocesan Services Appeal (D.S.A.)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
   As we journey forward together as missionary disciples, I ask for your support of the 2019 DSA. The Diocesan Services Appeal is an essential way of reaching out to support and sustain the mission and ministries of our Diocese.
   Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito

Please consider participating in our 2019 D.S.A. Our goal for this year is $157,000. No matter how large or small the amount, your participation will help our Catholic Church build a better world, as Christ taught us. Pledges and payments to date - $138,919.04.  The amount needed to fulfill our parish goal is $18,080.96.

DSA - Frequently Asked Questions


VIRTUS TRAINING

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 At 6:30 PM

Virtus training is required for CATECHISTS & those interacting with children, as well as MINISTERS to Homebound & those interacting with the elderly and the sick. Training will be held in the Office Building.

Please, contact Ms. Cecilia Carroll at the Parish office (561) 483 2440) to register for the training session if you are a new volunteer or in need of the mandatory certification. Mrs. Zoraida Perez will facilitate the training. Help us to protect those most vulnerable.


    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

       Aug 4, 2019                Aug 11, 2019               Aug 18, 2019    
              


ADVERTISE IN OUR BULLETIN

Support our Parish by Advertising your Business in our Parish Bulletin.
For more information call JS Paluch Co., Inc. at 1 800 432 3240.

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Religious Education Program

Office Hours
Mon, Thurs & Fri
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am to 12Noon
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed
2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phone: 561-483-2440 X 1429
Fax: 561 - 558-1434 or email us


Religious Education Registration 2019-2020

The Religious Education Program at Our Lady Lourdes invites you to enroll your children for Sacramental Preparation classes. We are now accepting registrations for the 2019/2020 Religious Education Year.

2019/2020 RE Printable Registration Form


Religious Education 2019-2020 Calendar

2019/2020 RE Printable Calendar


CALLED, LED, NURTURED BY THE SPIRIT

We invite all those who have not been able to complete their sacraments of initiation and those who would like to become Roman Catholics to join us in the new program of preparation beginning on September 19, 2019. The sessions are held on Thursdays from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM in room 212 of the Christian Formation Center. In order to join the RCIA program please follow the registration process outlined below.

Registration process:

Registration Form click HERE.


Women Of Grace
EXPERIENCE GRACE IN ABUNDANCE
Oct 29th to Dec 3rd

   Please join us for a six-week study program and experience Grace in abundance: Ten Strategies for your Spiritual Life. The program starts on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and ends on December 3, 2019. Meeting time is from 10:00 am to 12 Noon.
   This is a step-by-step guidance for women to lead us along the path of holiness and sanctity. During these six weeks, you will discover the gateway to intimacy with the Lord while learning how to pray with fervor and ardent love. The entire journey will enhance your experience of the Eucharist.
   To register or get additional information please contact the Parish Office at 561 483 2440 or Mrs. Diane Martire before October 15th.


Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers Offering Available at the Parish Office.


Altar Bread

Altar Bread Offering Available at the Parish Office.


Sanctuary Lamp

The Sanctuary Lamp Is Burning This Week For All Souls in Purgatory, Requested by The Jamrock Family.


Banns of Marriage

Paul J. Fitzgerald & Laura Coleman  August 2019
Matthew Faluski & Lina M. Rojas  Sept. 7, 2019
Erick Guerra & Ana Ordosgostia  Nov. 9, 2019
Jean M. Auguste & Stephania Sando - Nov. 23, 2019


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 committed to Helping Older People Everyday who are homebound, infirmed, 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. If we can be of help to you please call the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440.


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


It takes a village to raise a child and we're here to help! Learn how mother and baby can get in touch with pro-life Women's Centers to learn about their options and get the support they need to make a decision in favor of life!

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


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.