Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

This Week's Bulletin
Weekly and ongoing events taking place in the Parish.

Not Once, But Many Times
We are not converted only once in our life, but many times, and this endless series of large and small conversions, inner revolutions, leads finally to our transformation in Christ.  Thomas Merton.

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Parish

Welcome New Members
We regularly welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes parish our brothers and sisters in Christ and we particularly welcome those who joined us this Easter. If you know of anyone who would like to join us or know more about the Catholic faith, please call the Church Office or invite that person to give us a call. We also have Visitor Information Cards in the Church Pews.

Electronic Giving to OLL
New!  Online Giving  - -  Bienvenido a Dar en línea!

Eucharistic Adoration
Come spend time in prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament, at Our Lady of Lourdes. Adoration hours are from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If interested in signing up, please call the Church Office at (205) 836-2274.

Votive Offerings
Please put Votive Offering envelops in the Collection Basket or give to an Usher rather than leaving them on Window Ledge.

Bingo
Every Thursday at 7:00 pm in the FLC Gym. Light food and Drinks are available for purchase. ** Smoke-Free**

Knights of Columbus
K of C Council #7213 meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Please call the Church Office at (205) 836-2274 for more information or to join.

Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus
K of C Council #7213's Ladies Auxiliary meets on the 1st Tuesday 7:30 pm. Please call the Church Office at (205) 836-2274 for more information or to join.

St. Anne's Band
meets on the 1st Thursday of each month, at 10:00 am. Our ladies meet to pray the Rosary, followed by Spiritual Formation, our Monthly Meeting, and a fun filled Covered Dish Luncheon. Please join us for this special occasion. Please call the Church Office at (205) 836-2274 for more information or to join.

Grounds Committee
Volunteers are needed on Saturday Mornings (April-December) to help with take care of the Parish Grounds or Parish Grounds Aerial View . This includes: Lawn Maintenance, Gardening, Landscaping. If you have a Green Thumb, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Please call the Church Office at (205) 836-2274 for more information or to join.

Telephone Committee
Telephone Committee members call parishioners to pass along important information that they need to know. If interested, please call the Church Office at (205) 836-2274 for more information or to join.

Recycling News
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Newspaper Recycling at Our Lady of Lourdes
Show your Stewardship of the Earth. There is now a paper recycling bin behind the Church. Please bring all your clean newspapers for recycling. OLL is accepting Newspapers Only for Recycling due to our Recycling Company's policy. No other types of paper or other items are accepted, due to our Recycling Company's Policies. Thank You.

Aluminum Cans Recycling at Our Lady of Lourdes
OLL Youth are collecting Aluminum Cans to help with the expense of the annual Senior High Beach Trip. Please Rinse - Crush - and Bag your cans and bring to the Youth House Porch on the first weekend of each month. Crushed cans take up less room in the van. Thanks to YOU, the Youth have earned $450 so far, towards their annual Beach Trip!


Senior Citizens Events
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Young at Heart
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish sponsors a monthly "Young at Heart" get together. Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (October-May) at 10am in the Youth Building. Meat and Drinks will be provided. Bring a Veggie and Dessert for the Share Table. Come join us for some Fun and Fellowship!


OLL Food Pantry
The Food Pantry needs your support for the Eastern Area Food Ministries. Our Lady of Lourdes regularly donates:
- Dry Goods - Corn Meal, Flour, Bisquick, Grits, Cream of Wheat, Macaroni & Cheese, Spaghetti Noodles, Sugar, Oatmeal and Cooking Oil.
- Canned Goods - Peanut Butter, Canned Meats, Tuna Fish, Ravioli, Chili, Canned Fruit, Canned Soups, Spaghetti Sauce, and Canned Potatoes.
- Personal Items - Soap, Kleenex, Shampoo, etc.
Please bring your donations to the Church Office or place them in the Food Pantry Baskets near the Exits of the Church when you come to Mass. Thank you for your generous donations to the Eastern Area Food Ministries.

Memorial Brick Sale
The Pro-Life Garden Memorial Brick Path is now complete and the Knights of Columbus are taking Memorial Brick orders for engraved Memorial Bricks for inclusion in the planned walkway at the Pro-Life Sculpture, "Family of Four", dedicated on Saturday, January 26, 2002. This is a lasting way to remember your loved ones, as well as expressing your support for the Pro-Life program. Order forms are available in the Church Office.

Pro-Life News
To honor Life, the Knights of Columbus Council #7213's Ladies Auxiliary will place a Red Rose by the Blessed Virgin Mary's Statue on the 5th Sunday of each Month.

Recipes Thank You
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus wishes to thank all those who contributed recipes to be included in our Cook Book. The Cook Books are now complete and may be purchased by calling the Church Office at (205) 836-2274. Cost is $8 per Cook Book.

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Youth

Movie Ratings
Before you watch that next movie, get reliable information on its content. Catholic News Service offers Movie Ratings Online. Also available on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Archived site are **older** TV Show reviews (2010-2011), **older** DVD/Video releases, **older** Family Movie Reviews, **older** Top 10 lists by Year (1965-2010), and the Vatican Top 45 list.

Catholic Home Schooling Information
Seton Home Study School
1350 Progress Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
(866) 280-1930, (540) 636-2039; fax (540) 636-2648; Visit: www.SetonHome.org
E-mail: info@SetonHome.org



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Find a Church in any state at: MassTimes.org or call their:
Automated Church Lookup: 1-(858)-207-6277  Just Enter the Zip Code of your desired Location and receive a computer-generated response that gives Church Locations and Mass Times.

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Pro-Life

Pregnant? Confused?
Catholic Family Services Birmingham is committed to offering professional help to women and their families during this difficult time. For information or an appointment, please call (205) 324-6561, email or visit.

Choose Life Plates Approved!

The State of Alabama has received well over the 1,000 initial commitments needed to approve the issue of the Choose Life Plates! You may now purchase the tags at any county renewal office. A check for $50 & your registration is all you will need.

Adoptive Families Needed

Catholic Family Services Birmingham is opening up its waiting list for couples seeking to adopt. For those couples wishing more information or placement on our list for those awaiting a home study, please call (205) 324-6561, email or visit.

Hope After Abortion - Project Rachel Ministry
(Post-Abortion Counseling)
More people than ever are coming forward to talk about how they regret having had an abortion. Still hurting 5, 15, 25 years after an abortion? Are you the grandparent, sibling of an aborted child? Call Project Rachel at 1-888-343-4992, email or visit for post-abortion counseling. There is hope. Stop the hurt.

Alternatives to Abortion
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Call 1-800-848-LOVE (5683)
or visit us online. In Birmingham, visit.

Natural Family Planning (NFP)
The Couple to Couple League teaches the Sympto-Thermal method of Natural Family Planning. This method is now available as a Self-paced Online Class through the Couple to Couple League on their website. Search for an upcoming class in your area or to learn more about the benefits of Natural Family Planning (NFP) - a Safe, Effective and Morally Acceptable method of conception regulation that is approved by the Catholic Church. Class Comparison Chart. La Liga de Pareja a Pareja En Español (In Spanish).

Volunteer Spanish Translators Needed

Catholic Family Services needs volunteers who can provide translation services to Spanish speaking individuals and families. The agency is compiling a list of those fluent enough in Spanish who can assist the Catholic Family Staff in meeting this need. Anyone wishing to volunteer their time & talent can call (205) 324-6561, email or visit.

Considering an adoption plan? Call us.
We have many loving families who want to be parents.

Catholic Family Services
1515 12th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 324-6561

Catholic Family Services
1010 Church Street
PO Box 745
Huntsville, AL 35804
(256) 536-0073

Catholic Family Services
1111 E. College Street
Florence, AL 35630
(265) 768-1550

Not Once, But Many Times

We are not converted only once in our life, but many times, and this endless series of large and small conversions, inner revolutions, leads finally to our transformation in Christ.  Thomas Merton

Faithful Citizenship
Sometimes it seems few candidates and no party fully reflect our values. But now is not a time to retreat. The new millennium should be an opportunity for renewed participation. We must challenge all parties and each candidate to defend human life and dignity, to pursue greater justice and peace, to uphold family life, and to advance the common good.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

"Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States"

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Online Scripture and Homilies

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Photo used on this Page: "Our Lady of Lourdes Statue" above the main Church Door.

Last modified: October 10, 2016