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.
The Steps & Northern Ramp ---------- $5,000
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
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.
Holy Friday - Love To The End
Holy Friday is the only day without the Mass as we usually know it. Jesus Christ in His Paschal Mystery is commemorated, re-lived, celebrated. His dying, the very giving of Himself, is full of love and such love caused our salvation, in union once again with God. We, thus, should renew our love for God, love without conditions, to serve Him without reservation, and to follow Him without hesitation.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What should be the atmosphere of the altar of repose for Maundy Thursday?
by Father Edward McNamara
The place of reposition should be as beautiful as possible and should be sufficiently prominent so as to allow for adoration following the Mass of the Lord's Supper. In 1988 the Holy See published "Paschales Solemnitatis," concerning the preparation and celebration of the Easter Feasts." N.49 of this document refers to our topic: "For the reservation of the Blessed Sacrament, a place should be prepared and adorned in such a way as to be conducive to prayer and meditation, seriousness appropriate to the liturgy of these days is enjoined so that all abuses are avoided or suppressed. When the tabernacle is located in a chapel separated from the central part of the church, it is appropriate to prepare the place of repose and adoration there."
The altar of repose need not be a real altar and is often a temporary structure. If a spare tabernacle is not available, the norms permit the use of a closed ciborium, though constant supervision must be assured in order to avoid any danger of profanation. Exposition with a monstrance is never permitted on Holy Thursday.
The decoration of the altar of repose should be special, At least four or six candles or lamps should burn around it and should be tastefully arranged with flowers, drapes, fine cloths, and carpets. N.55, specifies: "The place where the tabernacle or pyx is situated must not be made to resemble a tomb, and the expression 'tomb' is to be avoided. The chapel of repose is not prepared so as to represent the 'Lord's burial' but for the custody of the Eucharistic bread that will be distributed in Communion on Good Friday." Any crosses or images that might be behind the tabernacle should be concealed so that nothing distracts from the tabernacle.
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 - $102,077.13. The amount needed to fulfill our parish goal is $54,922.87.
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The 2019 Religious Education Summer Program
June 10 – June 21 From 9am – 12 noon
The Religious Education Program at Our Lady Lourdes invites children ages 4 to 10 years of age to join us for 2 amazing weeks of Faith, Fun, Music, Snacks, Arts and Crafts and more. Each child will receive a T-Shirt and a gift bag. Parents are invited to a special presentation and pot-luck lunch on the last day! For more information contact the Religious Education office at 561-482-2440 x1429 or email: email@example.com.
VOCATIONS CHALICE PROGRAM
Contact the Knights of Columbus, Jack Viadero, at 561 504 2232, 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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