Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events

Baptism Preparation
* Call the Rectory Office

Sundays

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
3rd Sunday of the month September - May

Pantry Sunday
3rd Sunday of the month.

Mondays

Altar Guild
Mondays as needed.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy Novena Mass
Mondays at 9:00 a.m.

Knights of Columbus Meetings
Second and Fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. Conference Room.

Women's Guild
3rd Monday of each month (not including July, August, December and January)

Tuesdays

Ecumenical Bible Study
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Library

Novena of the Miraculous Medal Mass
Tuedays mornings at 9:00 a.m. Mass.

Men's ACTS Small Church Group
4th Tuesday of the Month, Conference Room

Wednesdays

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
Every Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Children of the Light Prayer Group
Wednesday evenings from 7 - 9 p.m. in the chapel / library

Parish Advisory Council
1st Wednesay of the month at 7 p.m.

Liturgy Committee Meetings
2nd Wednesday, 3:00 PM in the Front Rectory Conference Room.

Finance Committee Meeting
2nd Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the front Rectory Conference Room.

Thursdays

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

Cub Scout Pack 55 (OLOL Sponsored)
Thursdays in the Hall

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

Property Management Committee
Every last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Fridays

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

Happening This Week...


Monday, May 22
Knights of Columbus Business Meeting 7:00pm—Conf. Room
Wednesday, May 24
Seven Myths about the Catholic Church & Science 7:00pm - Conf. Room
Thursday, May 25
AA Meeting 7:30pm-Back Conf. Room
Friday, May 26
Lions Meeting 4-9:30pm -Hall & Kitchen
Wednesday, May 31
Seven Myths about the Catholic Church & Science 7:00pm-Conf. Room
Thursday, June 1
Prayer Shawl Meeting 6:30pm-Conf. Room
AA Meeting 7:30pm Back Conf. Room

Saturday, June 3
Knights of Columbus Pot Luck Dinner 6:00pm-Hall
Monday, June 5
Parish Advisory Meeting 6:30-Conf. Room
Tuesday, June 6
Bereavement Support Group 7:00pm-Conf. Room
Wednesday, June 7
Catholicism in Connecticut 7:00pm-Conf. Room
Thursday, June 8
AA Meeting 7:30pm- Back Conf. Room

7 Myths about the Catholic Church & Science

Our Lady of Lourdes Church (1650 Rte 12, Gales Ferry) will present a 4 week DVD based series titled:
7 Myths about the Catholic Church & Science[versus the truth that the Church is a Great Patron, Friend & Judge of Science]

The series opens at 7 p.m. in the Rectory Meeting Room Wednesday May 10 & continues on May 17, 24 & 31

Myths to be addressed:

  • The Church Has Always Been at War against Science
  • The Middle Ages Were Scientifically “Dark”
  • The Church Persecuted Copernicus & Galileo
  • The Church Rejects Evolution
  • The Big Bang is the Alternative to a Creator God
  • Human Life Is the Result of Chemical Accident
  • The Vast Universe Necessitates Alien Life.

Please register by April 30 at: secretary@ololgf.org or 860-464 7251.
[The $8 fee for the participant’s book may be paid in advance or at the 1st session.]
Come, dispel misinformation about our Church’s attitude toward & faith’s relationship with science.

Knights of Columbus Food Cards

If you shop at Stop and Shop, ShopRite or Big Y, why not buy food cards from the Council 7054 and contribute to charity at the same time (at no additional cost to yourself)?

Food cards are sold by the K of C in the Foyer every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month. They are cash cards and can be used by yourself or as a gift.

Bereavement Support Group


A new Bereavement Support Group is being formed at Our Lady of Lourdes.

The Group will meet at 7PM the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Rectory Meeting Room.

We go through a bereavement process whenever a drastic restructuring in our lives happens to us--- usually, through no fault of our own.

Whether it is from a loss of a dearly loved one or a loss of a job, or something not in our control that completely changes our lives. Those that we depend on for emotional support are no longer there and we have to reorganize our lives – look for new direction.

What the Support Group is Not:

  • Lectures on how you get over it
  • Therapy group
  • Stand up and talk about how you feel
  • Pep rally

What the Support Group Is:

  • Individuals voluntarily sharing their concerns in a small group (4-6)
  • Individuals voluntarily sharing their experiences in going through bereavement
  • Helpful guidance and exercises, some that you may want to do on your own
  • Spiritual guidance to give you strength

Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals and family members recently affected by bereavement process
  • Individuals who have had experience in reorienting their lives and want to help others

This group is being supported by the Norwich Diocese Office of Faith Events

ACTS RETREAT FOR MEN

June 8-11, 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 men 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 got to www.actsct.org (events). Or call Director: Peter Simoncini: 860-536-7257 or Co-Directors Ralph Graham: 860-449-8595 or John Carroll: 203-864-7501.

Diocesan Pro-Life Mass

The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at Christ the King Parish, 1 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme, on Saturday, June 3 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will be prayed.

History & Overview of Catholicism in Connecticut

A story of challenges and faith presented by Rev. Gregoire J. Fluet, Ph.D On Wednesday, 7 June, 2017 at 7:30PM In the Rectory Conference Room of Our Lady of Lourdes Church 1650 Route 12 Gales Ferry, CT

Fr. Fluet will focus on several important periods (Colonial, a Young Nation, Civil War, Post War Immigration, World Wars I & II, Vatican II & post-conciliar, 21st Century) and the challenges each presented for the Church. Please join us to (re) discover your Connecticut Catholic Heritage.

Free & Open to the Public - To register call or email the parish secretary 860-464-7251 secretary@ololgf.org