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From Fr Mike Shanahan | Sunday, March 29, 2020
For many years, this present age of ours has been described as the “Age of Anxiety”. As a matter of fact, one of the greatest burdens among young people these days is anxiety. This would mean that we have been in training for a pandemic for a long time.  Anxiety results when we focus our vision on not having enough of what we think we need for our well-being and survival. We become slaves. More savings. More respect, praise, admiration and obedience from others. More entertainment and comfort. More travel and drug/alcohol induced escape.  Mor...

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A message from the Holy See Extraordinay Moment of Prayer Presided over by Pope Francis March 27, 2020               

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Message from Fr Mike Shanahan | March 26, 2020
Subject: Praying and Giving Together amid COVID                  Hello Our Lady of Lourdes Family,  I pray that you and your loved ones are healthy and have the resources you need amidst the current restrictions. We know these measures are designed to protect our wellbeing and that of the of our broader community and world.  For many of us, particularly when we’re now told to stay home for weeks at a time, our initial reaction is to gather all we can and hunker down to w...

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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:   OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SERVICE: Daniel Baker, Jonathan Muñoz, Arnold Zumba

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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 ceremony will consist in readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; and will conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et or...

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Lenten Adoration | Praying the Stations of the Cross at Home
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates specific events of Jesus Christ's Passion and Death. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are like a mini-pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ's last day, with specific prayers recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are completed. The Stations of the Cr...

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Dynamic Catholic | Best Lent Ever
Sign up for Dynamic Catholic's BEST LENT EVER, which is all about how the saints are ready to help you create holy moments. Every day during Lent, you'll receive an email with a short video from Matthew Kelly and the Dynamic Catholic team. IT'S FREE and EASY TO SIGN UP. Just click on this link: DynamicCatholic.com and enter your name and email address.  What is Lent? Lent is a 40-day period leading up to Easter, beginning with Ash Wednesday. Lent is a penitential season. That means it is an opportunity to examine you...

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