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Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

We have always welcomed people from many corners of the world and from different ways of life. We believe this is what God asks us to do. This is what we mean with our mission statement which states that we Seek Unity. Celebrate Diversity. By Praying, Caring, Sharing. This is our bold statement and we enthusiastically embrace it.

Letter from the Pastor


From Fr Mike Shanahan | Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020
What is it about the crowd? The crowd plays a very significant role in story of the Passion of God which we read in today’s Gospel. The crowd listens very closely to the chief priests and the Pharisees who tell them to crucify Jesus. The chief priests were known to be the leaders of society and the religious establishment. These chief priests searched for false ...

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Archdiocese Guidelines for Holy Week
The Archdiocese of Chicago Guidelines Regarding the celebration of Holy Week The Chrism Mass will NOT be celebrated publicly, nor will we hold our annual Day of Reflection. Cardinal Cupich and the auxiliary bishops will celebrate the Mass in Holy Name Cathedral, which will be livestreamed for the benefit of the faithful to view in their homes. Holy oils will not be dist...

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Prayer Requests | March 29, 2020
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Osmar and Marcela Rodriguez, Alfredo and Omaira Mahe, Ed Hannan, Nancy Coraretti, Armie Reyes, Gabriel Cabael, Hector De Leon, Christine Finnerly, Matilde Narvaez, Blaine Lisner, Mary Lou Thompson, Ana Perez, Bertha Bautista, Miriam Pureco, Marjorie Carmody and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED: Eduardo Rizzo OUR YOUNG...

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Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi Blessing | March 27, 2020
A special Urbi et Orbi blessing The Pope also announced that on the following Friday, 27 March, he will preside over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the Church. “I invite everyone to participate spiritually through the means of communication”, he said.  The ce...

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