Points of Interest
ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHONER?
Our Lady of Lourdes is a diverse parish and you are welcome to make it your own by registering as a parishioner here. All it takes is a simple call to the Parish Center at 215-473-1669. If you have not “filled out the form” or are not receiving monthly envelopes through the mail, we may not have a record of you. Regular use of your church envelopes signifies established Mass attendance and also helps keep a record of your financial stewardship of the parish. It is also important for registered parishioners to contact us with updated information for our files.
IT MATTERS IF YOU ARE REGISTERED!
Important sacramental events such as Baptism, First Eucharist, Confirmation, and Marriage require registration in a parish so that appropriate recognition of one’s Catholic identity is more readily made known when needed.
Realize that you are in Church, attending Mass or another liturgical service. Dress appropriately ~ the way we dress affects both attitudes and behaviors and it reflects our respect and love for the Mass. Be considerate to those praying in Church before and after the Mass.
Stay for the whole Mass. Mass is not over until the recessional hymn has been sung.
SILENCE IN CHURCH
Remember where you are and please keep a “holy silence” in the church at all times in respect of the Presence of Jesus in our Tabernacle. Please turn off all electronic devices and cell phones.
COURTESY IN CHURCH
Our Lady of Lourdes Church does not have a “cry room” where parents can go when their children are getting “fussy” so we kindly ask that in courtesy for those at Mass (as well as the ministers in the Sanctuary!) please take your little one either to the Narthex or outside if you so choose. Your obligation to attend Mass is not lost by leaving your pew to tend your child in these moments.
When asked to be a Godparent for Baptism or a Sponsor for Confirmation, you need a certificate or letter of eligibility from the parish which verifies that you are a practicing Catholic. Contact the parish center for more details or if you have questions about this important aspect of parish life.
DID YOU KNOW? – YOU CAN BE INVOLVED
The parish has a variety of activities and organizations – always ready to welcome new members to collaborate and build up the Body of Christ here at Lourdes.
Might YOU consider being a part of one of the following?:
CCD and Adult Education (RCIA)
Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist
Third Order of Mercy
Choir – Adult
Youth Group / CYO
Legion of Mary
We offer to anyone who may wish to ‘donate’ for the following ‘Memorials’:
For personal intentions;
For your beloved dead; and/or For the living
Mass Intentions - $10.00
Altar Flowers in the Grotto Chapel - $30.00
Grotto Candles for Adoration - $10.00 per week
Altar Flowers in the Church - $30.00
Sanctuary Lamp in the Church - $15.00 per week
Altar Bread and Wine for all the Masses for the week - $30.00
If you would like to offer these aforementioned in “Memorial” or for a particular intention,
please contact the Parish Center. Thank you.