An ambry is a cabinet that houses the Sacred Oils that are used in several of the Sacraments. These oils are traditionally blessed by the local Bishop during the Chrism Mass. Our new ambry was designed by local iconographer N. Markell and was blessed by Fr. Griffith on Holy Thursday. A beautiful addition to our collection of sacred art at Lourdes!
"Throughout my time as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, I have written to our community on select feast days of Our Lady, who has been a gracious intercessor for our community of faith. Today, I write to ask for your prayers for peace, recount the blessings we have received as a parish, and look to the future when you will soon be shepherded by Fr. John Bauer who is indeed a good shepherd after the heart of our Lord ..."
With great joy, I would like to share that the Parish Choir will be returning to sing for Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes. Our first Mass back will be to celebrate the joy of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday (April 17)! Click for more information...
Great talk by Fr. Griffith! Click for a link to the video. The books that Fr. Griffith referenced during the first session are: The Gospel of Luke by Luke Timothy Johnson (2006); The Gospel of Luke by Pablo T. Gadenz (2018) and The Hospitality of God by Brendan Byrne SJ (2015).
"I am humbled and honored by the appointment to the Basilica community and grateful for Archbishop Hebda’s confidence in me, but I am also saddened that my time at Lourdes will be drawing to a close. I could not be more delighted for Lourdes that Fr. Bauer has been chosen to be your next pastor ..." More in this video message from Fr. Griffith.
Dear Friends in Christ, I write to you today to share important news regarding the future leadership of Our Lady of Lourdes. I do so with mixed emotions, given my love for Lourdes and the people of God who make up this fine parish ...
We are collecting items for our Justice and Charity partner, Abria Pregnancy Resources. Please support this wonderful ministry either by bringing items to Church or by donating items via Amazon Registry. Collection Dates: Jan 22 – Feb 13 Registry: https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/abria-august-2021-saintpaul/3CWI9L0DKBZZX?ref=cm_sw_sm_r_px_MOBILE_HtbGepkskOzLW Most in-need items: Baby carriers, nursing pillows, breast pumps, infant jackets and snowsuits, baby clothes, baby healthcare items and diaper crème. Thank you for your support!
A five-part Bible Study on Luke the Evangelist will begin on Sunday, February 20th following the 10:30 am Mass. The series will be livestreamed, beginning at 11:30 am, and Fr. Griffith will present the first week of the series. Join us!