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Readings for Sunday, August 9, 2020

Posted on August 09, 2020 in: Liturgies

Readings for Sunday, August 9, 2020
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 115 Reading 1  1 KGS 19:9A, 11-13A At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter.  Then the LORD said to him, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.”  A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD— but the LORD was not in the wind.  After the wind there was an earthquake— but the LORD was not in the earthquake.  After the earthquake there was fire&m...

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Join our National Fast for Senate Action TODAY
Pledge to join the national #FastAction on Aug. 11 Millions of Americans are struggling to feed their families, keep a roof over their head, afford health care costs or other everyday essentials needed to survive the unprecedented economic devastation caused by the pandemic. More than two months after the House passed the HEROES Act—and despite the last supplemental $600 unemployment checks going out July 25—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to sit idly by as working families are forced to fend for ourselves. On Aug. 11, we are taking our fi...

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Archdiocese accelerating Renew My Church discernment process
As a result of the financial implications of the pandemic, the archdiocese is accelerating the Renew My Church process. It is adding more parishes to the wave 4 discernment process and will finish the process a year earlier than planned. “The urgency to look now is because of the financial challenges and the real structural challenges that the pandemic poses. It is also the dual element of even before the pandemic, in some areas, there was a desire to move forward,” said Tim Weiske, director of Strategic Planning and Implementation. Parishes reached out to...

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Parish Re-opening UPDATE: August 9, 2020
Parish Reopening Update: 8/2/20 Dear parishioners, Our goal is to provide the solace of the church’s sacramental life in a timely and reasonable manner. The current situation in Illinois remains dangerous and fragile. As such, we make our plans with great caution with our highest priority being the health and well-being of the faithful of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Here are the answers to many common questions about how the parish is operating during COVID-19: When is Mass? How can I sign up to attend? Is the Mass offered in Spanish? Effec...

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From Fr Mike Shanahan | Sunday, August 9, 2020
Parish life is intended to foster the search for God in our lives. This motivation distinguishes parish life from almost all other areas of our lives. This noble mission is more important than ever these days. Today’s First Reading from the First Book of Kings is focused on the search for God. I found myself thinking about the state of the parish a few weeks ago. Our only masses were online. We received the guidance of the Archdiocese to assemble a team of volunteers so that we can have mass. Soon enough we were able to start with one mass,...

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Parish Stewardship

Posted on August 06, 2020 in: General News

Parish Stewardship
Hello Friends and Parishioners of Lourdes, We thank you for your continued contributions to the parish during these past months. We know there are significant challenges for most of our parishioners in these times. And these have been very difficult days for all the parishes in regard to finances. We are exploring many ways to manage the substantial decrease in contributions due to COVID-19. There are several easy ways to contribute: This LINK will bring you to Our Lady of Lourdes' GiveCentral page.  Go to archchicag...

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Prayer Requests | August 9, 2020

Posted on August 06, 2020 in: General News

Prayer Requests | August 9, 2020
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Osmar and Marcela Rodriguez, Alfredo and Omaira Mahe, Armie Reyes, Gabriel Cabael, Hector De León, Christine Finnerly, Blaine Lisner, Miriam Pureco, Marjorie Carmody, the Madrigal Family, 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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Reopening/Reapertura: Our Lady of Lourdes Volunteer Sign-up
Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering! The first Phases of Reopening Our Lady of Lourdes will be limited to Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, Private, Prayer, and Eucharistic Adoration with no more than 10 participants in attendance. You will be asked to volunteer once per month, for the next three months, for 2-3 hours at a time. In order for us to start the process we will ask you to please fill out the survey below before next Friday (6/6). PLEASE COMPLETE SURVEY/Por favor complete la encuesta de voluntariado   Muchas gracias por su interé...

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When will we re-open the Grotto?
We have gotten very many questions about the Perpetual Adoration Grotto and we understand how dearly our many devoted Adorers miss its Eucharistic presence. Of course, the problem that first caused the closure of the Grotto, the COVID 19 pandemic, is still around and as dangerous as ever. Even with the recent re-opening of churches throughout our city and state, the small space inside the Grotto and the narrow hallway leading to it make it very difficult to practice the necessary social distancing. However, new problems have aris...

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What to Expect | Tips for All Worshipers
Please read so you are familiar and comfortable with the expectations for worshipping at Our Lady of Lourdes.

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Parish Rosary Together | Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday @ 7pm
Parish Rosary Together Fr. Mike, Fr. Dominic and Fr. Bolivar invite you to join in the prayer of the Rosary. Join us on Zoom OR on the phone. Here are the details: Time: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 7:00 PM    OPTION 1 > Join by computer Join Zoom Meeting by simply going to this site: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89130823753 Then enter Meeting ID: 891 3082 3753 If you do not know how to use Zoom, please contact Fr. Mike.    OPTION 2 >  Dial by phone Simply dial and call the number: ...

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Livestream of Mass | 3pm Daily with Fr Mike
Did you know that Fr MIke celebrates bi-lingual mass each week day? Log on to our Facebook page OUR LADY OF LOURDES at 1pm and you can join him and others. Or visit the website and view the mass at your convenience.  You do not need a Facebook Account.   

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