Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Religious Education
We offer religious instruction for Our Children, Our Youth, and Our Adults as well as those wishing to learn more about the Catholic Faith.

If we wish to Know, Love and Serve God in this world, we must first Know Him. Come learn about God with us!

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Faith Formation (Children and Teens)
We provide Faith Formation Classes (Religious Education) every year for School Age Children as listed below.

Grades K3 - 12 - Sunday 9:15 - 10:30 am. September through the end of April.

For First Holy Communion: Any 2nd Grade or older Child wishing to receive their First Holy Communion MUST attend Sunday Morning First Communion Preparation Classes in The Family Life Center. Classes are on Sundays from 9:15 - 10:30 am. beginning in September and continue through May.

For Confirmation: Any 8th Grade Youth or older wishing to be Confirmed MUST attend Sunday Morning Confirmation Preparation Classes in Youth House. Classes are on Sundays from 9:15 - 10:30 am. beginning in September and continue through May.

Sacraments Each Year
+ First Reconciliation (Confession) - January/February each year
+ 1st Holy Communion - April/May each year
+ Confirmation - May each year


Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities in Faith Formation
- Catechists
- Catechist Aides
- Substitute Catechist

For Our Parents
Because we offer these Faith Formation programs each year, we welcome volunteers to teach or assist with these programs. If you have experience teaching Faith Formation or would like to assist, please call the Church Office at (205) 836-2274.

OLL Kindergarten

Our Lady of Lourdes Kindergarten (Preschool and Kindergarten)

We are now offering Children 6 weeks of age thru 5K (5-year old) programs, including Week Day AfterCare & SummerCare Programs.

Now Enrolling
Our Lady of Lourdes Kindergarten is now enrolling children ages 6 weeks - 5K. Call the Kindergarten at (205) 836-1218 or ollkindergarten@gmail.com for more information.

On Friday, July 1st, 2016 we welcomed Mrs. Jennifer Gossett Genereux as the new Kindergarten Principal at Our Lady of Lourdes Kindergarten! We know you and your children will enjoy meeting Jennifer and working with her!

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Adult Religious Education (Adult Ed)

Our Lady of Lourdes offers a variety of classes on matters of Our Faith, Our Community and Our Family's Lives on Sunday mornings from 9:15 - 10:30 am. Schedules vary so please call the Church Office (205) 836-2274, for more information.

- No reservations are needed, there is no fee for the sessions and guests are welcome. Bring a Friend along with you.
Nursery will be available during all sessions.
- Unless noted, sessions are in the Adult Education Room of the Family Life Center.


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RCIA - Christian Initiation of Adults.

RCIA is a program of welcoming and formation for those interested in the Catholic Faith. RCIA classes are offered September through May, however our doors are always open. If you know someone who is interested in the Catholic Faith and Church, please call the Church Office (205) 836-2274, Mon - Fri (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) and arrangements will be made to accommodate newcomers.

Stewardship Volunteer Opportunity
Catechumenate Sponsor (RCIA)

Each year Our Lady of Lourdes holds RCIA Classes for those wishing to learn about the Catholic Faith. As a Catechumenate Sponsor you get to share Our Faith with Adults seeking Full Union with the Catholic Church. Training is provided, so no prior experience is necessary.

For more information see our RCIA information page.

Wondering what the Catholic Faith really teaches? Interested In Becoming Catholic?? Sign up for RCIA! (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).


Photos used on this Page:
Christ and the Children - "Let the Children Come" by Lawrence OP is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Christ Teaching - "Jesus teaching in the temple" by freestone wilson is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple - "Christ expounding the Law" by Lawrence OP is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Last modified: October 06, 2016