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
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.
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
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.
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.
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