Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church
1640 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT

Roman Catholic Church 1650 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT

Calendar of Events

Happening This Week...

Tuesday, July 18

  • Bereavement Support Group 7:00pm - Conf. Room

Wednesday, July 19

  • FRG USS San Juan 6:00pm - Hall

Thursday, July 20

  • AA Meeting 7:30pm - Meeting Room

Monday, July 24

  • Knights of Columbus Business Meeting 700pm - Conf. Room

Thursday, July 27

  • Prayer Shawl Meeting 6:30pm - Conf. Room
  • AA Meeting 7:30pm - Meeting Room

Tuesday, August 1

  • Bereavement Support Group 7:00pm - Conf. Room

Ongoing Events

Baptism Preparation
* Call the Rectory Office

Weekends

KoC Food Cards
in the Foyer following mass every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month.

Daily

Eucharistic Adoration
Daily from 5 AM to 11 PM

Mondays

Altar Guild
Mondays as needed.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy Novena Mass
Mondays at 9 AM

Knights of Columbus Meetings
Second and Fourth Monday at 7 PM Conference Room.

Our Lady of Lourdes Guild
3rd Monday of each month (not including July, August, December and January)

Tuesdays

Ecumenical Bible Study
Tuesdays at 9:30 AM in the Library

Novena of the Miraculous Medal Mass
Tuedays mornings at 9 AM Mass.

Bereavement Support Group
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month 7 PM in the Conference Room

Wednesdays

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
Every Wednesday at 8 AM

Prayer Group
Every Wednesday 7 PM in the Chapel

Thursdays

Alcholics Anonymous (AA)
Thursday at 7:30 PM in Back Conference Room

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Every other Thursday at 6:30 PM. in the front Rectory Conference Room

Fridays

Church Cleaning Committee
Every Friday at 9:30 AM in the Church.

Faith Formation Registration 2017-2018

If you have not registered your child for the 2017-2018 Faith Formation program you can download the forms on our website or pick up a registration form located in the vestibule on the kiosk table.  If you have any financial difficulties please contact the office or email a
ffo@ololgf.org.  All children are welcome to join our program.
Faith Formation Volunteers
Interested in being a CCD catechist or aide? You will need to undergo a background screening and participate in Armatus on-line training. If interested, please contact the rectory.

Blood Drive

Give Blood - Give Life

American Red Cross Blood Drive - Give Blood. Help save lives.

Our Lady of Lourdes
1650 Route 12, Gales Ferry
Thursday, August 10, 2017
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800- 733 -2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Download the Blood Donor App today. Get your digital donor card, schedule your next appointment, track your lifetime donations, view your blood pressure, and follow your donation on its way to a hospital.

Prayer Shawl

If you like to knit or crochet why not join the Prayer Shawl Ministry on Thursday, 7/27 at 6:30PM in the Rectory meeting room?  New members are always welcome?  Don't forget to complete a Prayer Shawl request form if you know of someone in need.  Just drop it in the box location outside of the Adoration Chapel.  For more information on this ministry, please contact Barbara Souder

Fifth Sunday Rosary

The Knights have a tradition of saying the rosary together with t heir families every month that has a fifth Sunday. You and your family are invited to join the Knights on Sunday, July 30 at 4:15PM in front of our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. In case of rain, we will be saying the Rosary in the front pews of the Church.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“... and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light." Find out how Love and communication can ease your burdens by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next WWME Weekends are Nov 3-5, 2017 in Manchester, CT and Aug 11-13, 2017 in WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY. For more information, call Dennis & Jane Lamondy at 860-481-3720 or visit us at https://wwmectw.org/.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

"To keep me from sin and straying from Him, God has used devotion to the Sacred Hart of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  My life vows destined to be spent in the light irradiating from the tabernacle, and it is to the Heart of Jesus that I dare go for the solution of all my problems."  (St. Pope John XXIII).  Committed adorers are still needed for Monday at 1PM, Thursday at 12PM and Sunday at 7PM.  If you can substitute for any hour now and then, please consider signing up to become a substitute adorer.  Please remember that our committed adorers are the ones who make it possible for all to visit the Blessed Sacrament daily from 5AM to 11PM.   For more information, please call Bill& Barbara Souder

An Evening for Men

Men’s Dinner & Fellowship Wednesday, July 19 at 6:00pm

Deacon Doug will be hosting an evening for men at St Mary's in Room 1 of the Parish Center. This meal and men’s fellowship is open to all men of our cluster parishes and beyond.

Please RSVP to Doug at: 860-572-8690 or to St. Mary rectory office at: 860-445-1446.

Spiritual Renewal Center

Spiritual Renewal Center co-directors Fr. Ray Introvigne and Judith Hughes
11 Bath Street, Norwich, CT 06360

Healing Mass Monday, July 24, August 14 and 28, 2017
Spiritual Renewal Center, 11 Bath Street, Norwich, CT
 
Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Every Tuesday at 2:00pm
Prayer, Praise and Worship
Spiritual Renewal Center, 11 Bath Street, Norwich, CT  (860-887-0702)

Mass of Healing, 1-4pm
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
872 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT
Fr. Ray, Celebrant - Judith, Healing Prayer - Prayer Teams

Crop walk 2017

In October 2017, the Annual Crop Walk will be conducted in Gales Ferry. Our Lady of Lourdes is looking for an individual to represent us in the planning meetings for this event. If you are interested, please contact the rectory at (860) 464-7251.

ACTS Retreat for Women

Sept 28-Oct 1, 2017
My Father’s House, Moodus, CT
Sponsored by: St. Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, Groton

What is it? A Three day, three night Catholic lay retreat open to anyone of all faiths. Presented by women who have attended prior retreats under the guidance of a Catholic Guide. Activities focus on Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. Scripture and teaching of the Catholic Church and guides. Goals: To renew yourself spiritually, strengthen your faith and its application in daily life; creating lasting and supporting friendships. Results: Participants return to their parish faith communities with a deeper love for their families and each other, and a desire to become more involved in parish and local communities in activities that help others. Interested in attending? Brochures are in the back of the Church or go to www.actsct.org (events). Or call Director: Donna Upchurch: 860-536-4181 or Co-Directors Carolyn Nelson 860-464-7923 and Joan Balestracci 860-536-2308