Greetings From Our Pastor

As pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes for the past six years, I have seen this community continue to grow by welcoming new members such as yourselves and involving more and more parishioners in parish life. Lourdes affords many opportunities to get involved in liturgical, spiritual, educational, social and outreach ministries.

This directory is an invitation to inform and, yes, even involve you in one or more of the many opportunities here at Our Lady of Lourdes.

The ongoing commitment to these ministries is essential for the authentic Christian life of the parish. As you read through these pages, you will find a diversity of ministries that are the fruit of faithful witness to Christ evident at Our Lady of Lourdes. Hopefully, there is something here that you are interested in yourself.

Our parish mission is to Seek Unity, Celebrate Diversity by Praying, Caring and Sharing. We believe God has given us this bold mission and we enthusiastically embrace it. We seek to engage our ministry in a way that builds bridges between people from a wide variety of perspectives and ways of life.

There is a strong desire on the part of our Parish Pastoral Council to endorse activities that will create a stronger sense of community.

As Catholics, we know that our worship and service of God calls for more than one hour on Sundays. The many activities we offer for involvement in parish life can be wonderful opportunities for putting your faith into action.

It is a grace beyond words to be called your “pastor.” I am so grateful for all of you who choose to make Our Lady of Lourdes your parish home. I look forward to meeting with you in person.

Fr. Michael Shanahan