LOURDES GROTTO & PRAYER GARDEN
Permits have been granted but county authorities have requested improvements to the Grotto building site and to the northern parking lot in order to bring the entire area up to new codes. These improvements have increased the cost of the Lourdes Grotto and Prayer Garden by more than $95,000. Funds should be secured before construction can begin.
The contractor’s expectation is that we could begin construction as soon as we have secured the needed funds. Thank you so very much for your needed support and prayers.
Pavers ----------------------------------------- $150 each
For Naming and Memorial Opportunities Please contact the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church Presents
With Fr. Eddie - March 18 to March 25, 2020
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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.
By Baptism we share the life of God
Jesus said: "...baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (Mt. 28:19 NABRE). By virtue of baptism, therefore, we are incorporated into the divine life of God. We are children of the Father, redeemed by Jesus the Son of God. We are His disciples, and we are temples of the Holy Spirit. This doctrine must be seen in our deeds. As children of the Father, we are to be obedient. As disciples, we are to listen and follow His teachings. As temples of the Holy Spirit we are to pursue holiness of life.
By Baptism we share the life of God
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
The Chair of the presiding Priest at Mass
by Father Edward McNamara
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 310, states: "The chair of the priest celebrant must signify his office of presiding over the gathering and of directing the prayer. Thus the best place for the chair is in a position facing the people at the head of the sanctuary, unless the design of the building or other circumstances impede this.”
For example, if the great distance would interfere with communication between the priest and the gathered assembly, or if the tabernacle is in the center behind the altar. Any appearance of a throne, however, is to be avoided. It is appropriate that, before being put into liturgical use, the chair be blessed according to the rite described in the Roman Ritual.
“The seat for the deacon should be placed near that of the celebrant. Seats for the other ministers are to be arranged so that they are clearly distinguishable from those for the clergy and so that the ministers are easily able to fulfill the function entrusted to them."
The U.S. bishops in their official guidelines say in "Built of Living Stones," Nos. 63-65: § 63. "The chair of the priest celebrant stands 'as a symbol of his office of presiding over the assembly and of directing prayer.' An appropriate placement of the chair allows the priest celebrant to be visible to all in the congregation. The chair reflects the dignity of the one who leads the community in the person of Christ, but is never intended to be remote or grandiose.”
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 - $119,935.13. The amount needed to fulfill our parish goal is $37,064.87.
DSA - Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 call Our Lady of Lourdes (561) 483-2440.
For Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Manor Care, Avante and Hospice of Palm Beach call Saint Joan of Ark (561) 392-0007.
For Heartland, Whitehall and Stratford Court call Saint Jude (561) 392-8172.
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.
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