Mission Statement Religious Education: The mission of the Religious Education Program is to provide leadership
and service which shall aid and enhance the faith development of the youth. Also to respond to the faith needs of the Catholic communities.
Mission Statement of Liturgy Committee We will follow diocesan guidelines to assure good liturgies that appear to flow effortlessly.
We will do this by providing schedules and training for Eucharistic Ministers, Proclaimers, Ushers, Music Ministers, etc. and plan
specifics for all Masses and any other liturgical services that take place. We will also provide guidelines and make known any requests
for special liturgies to the Liturgical Decorating Team who will then take care of the decorating itself.
Mission Statement on Evangelization
for Parish Renewal and Parish Outreach Program
The main purpose of the Evangelization Committee is:
To help the parishioners and staff
understand, and act upon the truth that the parish community "exists in order to evangelize," and that all of its activities should
be directed towards this end.
To help the parishioners and staff create the environments, structures, and programs which will serve
ours an evangelizing parish particularly those programs which provide for:
* Outreach into the community with the Gospel message.
The follow-up necessitated by that outreach.
* The means for people either to return to the Christian community or take the initial
steps into becoming a member of the Christian Community
* Establish a welcoming program for new parishioners.
* Establish a bereavement
committee for home visits.
* Continue our program for bringing the Eucharist to the sick and homebound on Sunday.
* Get names of parishioners
who have left the church; try to renew their desire to return.
Parish Outreach Program:
If you know of someone who would like Communion
brought to them please let us know.
Parish Outreach for the Elderly
St. Mary of Lourdes (M): Parish Office 753 2332
St. Mary of Lourdes
(BP): Rita Marsh
Mission Statement for Altar & Rosary Society
The foremost purpose of this society is the
personal sanctification of its members by a greater love, devotion and reverence for the Altar, which represents God and His Church,
and for the Rosary, which represents Mary, the Mother of God.
*The members shall assist the Pastor in the care of the linens and other
garments necessary for Divine Worship.
*The members therefore will lend their time and energy to the upkeep, beautification and cleaning
of the Altar & Sanctuary.
*The members shall strive to promote a greater love and devotion to the Rosary by the recitation of the
Rosary each day and by the Family Rosary.
*The members shall practice, in an exemplary way, the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy,
and in a most special manner toward their members.
Upon the death of an Altar & Rosary member, a Mass shall be offered. The members
will attend the wake as a body to recite the Rosary. A Mass will be offered annually for all the deceased members of the Society.