Eucharist (Holy Communion)

“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given
for you: this do in remembrance of me.”
                                                                                              Luke 22:19

All Catholics who have been initiated into the rites of the Church may celebrate the Eucharist with us at our various Masses. The schedule of Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes are as follows:

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm (English), 6:30 pm (Spanish)

Sunday: 8:00 am (English), 9:30 am (Spanish), 11:30 am (English), 1:30 pm (Spanish)

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am, 5:15 pm (English)

Saturday  - 8:00 am (English)

First Communion for Children

The Religious Education Program of Our Lady of Lourdes prepares children for the sacrament of the First Holy Communion when the child is 7 years or older. Children of any age who have not yet received First Holy Communion are welcome and receive preparation with students of a similar age. The child must have already received the Sacrament of Baptism prior to preparing to receive First Holy Communion. For more information, please contact Maria Erazo at the rectory at 773-561-2141 or

First Communion for Adults

Adults receive preparation to celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist in a special program known as the Rite for the Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A). This program begins every year at the parish in September and concludes in May. The Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Evangelization also offers a program for adults on an occasional basis. For more information, please contact the rectory at 773-561-2141 or