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

Flyers for Upcoming Events

Symbolon Presentation on Faith 4/25 - 6/20 @ OLOL

Symbolon Presentation on Faith 4/25 - 6/20 @ OLOL - PDF

Women's Retreat 5/17 @ OLOL

Women's Retreat 5/17 @ OLOL

Take a Closer Walk Retreat 6/9 @ Spiritual Renewal Center

Take a Closer Walk Retreat 6/9 @ Spiritual Renewal Center - PDF

Women's ACTS Retreat June 28 - July 1

Women's ACTS Retreat June 28 - July 1 - PDF

2018 World Wide Marriage Encounter Dates

2018 World Wide Marriage Encounter Dates - PDF

Happening This Week...

Tuesday, May 15

  • Bible Study 9:30am - Conf. Room
  • Bereavement Support Grp 6:30pm - Conf. Room

Wednesday, May 16

  • Children’s Choir Pizza Party 4:00pm - Hall
  • Prayer Group 7:00pm - Chapel

Thursday, May 17

  • Guild Retreat 9:15am - Hall/Church
  • Prayer Shawl 6:30pm - Conf. Room
  • AA Meeting 7:30pm - Conf. Room

Friday, May 18

  • Church Cleaning Crew 9:00am - Church

Saturday, May 19

  • Reconciliation 4:00pm - Church
  • Tootsie Roll Drive 6:00pm - Vestibule

Sunday, May 20

  • Tootsie Roll Drive After All Masses
  • Pancake Breakfast 9:15am - Hall

Monday, May 21

  • Workshop Ladies 10:00am - Hall
  • Crowning of Mary 6:00pm - Church
  • Youth Group 6:30pm - Conf. Room
  • Guild Meeting 6:30pm - Hall
  • Knights of Columbus Business Meeting 7:00pm - Conf. Room

Tuesday, May 22

  • Bible Study 9:30am - Conf. Room

Wednesday, May 23

  • Prayer Group 7:00pm - Chapel
  • Adult Ed - Why do I need The Church? 7:00pm - Conf. Room

Thursday, May 24

  • AA Meeting 7:30pm - Conf. Room

Friday, May 25

  • Church Cleaning Crew 9:00am - Church

Saturday, May 26

  • Reconciliation 4:00pm - Church

Monday, May 28 - MEMORIAL DAY

  • Memorial Day - Office Closed
  • Workshop Ladies 10:00am - Hall
  • Knights of Columbus Business Meeting 7:00pm - Conf. Room

Ongoing Events

Baptism Preparation
* Call the Rectory Office


KoC Food Cards
in the Foyer following mass every full 1st (both Sat/Sun in the same month) and 3rd weekend of the month.


Eucharistic Adoration
Daily from 5 AM to 11 PM


Altar Guild
Mondays as needed.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy Novena Mass
Mondays after 9 AM mass

Workshop Ladies
Mondays at 10 AM in Mary Emerich room in the hall

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)


Ecumenical Bible Study
Tuesdays at 9:30 AM in the Library (Sept - May)

Novena of the Miraculous Medal Mass
Tuesday mornings after 9 AM Mass.

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


Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
Every Wednesday after 8 AM mass

Prayer Group
Every Wednesday 7 PM in the Chapel


Alcoholics 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


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

Knights of Columbus Activities

Knights of Columbus Food Cards
We will be selling Food Cards this weekend, May 19/20 in the vestibule. Please note:  Food cards are sold only on the 1st full weekend (both Saturday and Sunday fall in the same month) and 3rd weekend of the month.  We appreciate your patronage!

Tootsie Roll Drive
The Knights of Columbus will be having a Tootsie Roll Drive after all Masses on 19 & 20 May.  All donations will go to people with intellectual disabilities.

Pancake Breakfast
The Knights of Columbus will host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, 20 May, after the 8:30 Mass from 9:15 to 11:00.  This is a Good Will Offering, Proceeds will go to the Food for Families Program (St Vincent de Paul Place and Ledyard Food Pantry) 

Faith Formation Registration

If you have not registered your child for the 2018-2019 Faith Formation program (Pre-K thru 9th Grade), you can pick up a registration form from the kiosk table located in the vestibule, download the pdf, or call the rectory at 860-464-7251.
All children are welcome to join our program!

Faith Formation Volunteers Needed

Are you being called to serve? Do you enjoy teaching and sharing your faith with others? Consider becoming a catechist or aide in our Faith Formation Program!

Parents with children in the Religious education program and Teens looking for volunteer hours are encouraged to join!

If interested, please contact Mrs. Josephine Cometa at 860-464-7251 or ffo@ololgf.org.

Note: In order to protect our children, all volunteers working with children are required to have a background screening and to participate in Armatus online training or a Called to Protect workshop.

Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group

Calling All Teens! Please come and join us at our Youth Group filled with fellowship, music, food, lively discussions and prayer on: Monday, 21 May at 6:30-7:30PM. We will be talking about a fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul..
Come and bring a friend too!

Sacred Heart School Open House

We invite families of all faiths and backgrounds to attend our Open House on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. There will be a presentation about the school and tours of the facilities. We will be accepting registration forms for the 2018-2019 academic year.

ACADEMICS: We offer an academically rigorous education for students in pre-K (3 yrs old) through eighth grade.

Academic support and enrichment is provided through the R.I.S.E.N. Learning Resource Center.

Before and after school care is available through our Sunshine Club.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Band/Chorus; Chess, Drama, Newspaper, Photography Clubs, Student Council

ATHLETICS: Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field

50 Sacred Heart Drive; Groton, CT 06340
Telephone: (860) 445-0611 Fax: (860) 448-4999

Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Blood Drive

American Red Cross

Thursday, 9 August 2018 1 - 6 PM

Sign up on-line at www.redcross.org or after Masses starting in July.

Remember, if you donate blood regularly, you can only do it once every 56 days, so save your next donation for the OLOL Blood Drive.

For questions, please contact Mary Quinn at 869.464.7945

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

"Let us proclaim Jesus Eucharistic our King by lifting Him up on our hearts and by serving Him with fidelity and devotedness." (St. Peter Julian Eymard).  Our Chapel is open from 5AM until 11PM daily.  Why not make the time to be with Jesus sometime this next week?  Stop in and tell Him how grateful you are for all He has done for you.  He is in the quiet.  Be still and listen.  Adorers are needed for the following hours:  Sunday at 9PM, Monday at 12PM, Monday at 1PM and Saturday at 3PM or any other hour of your choosing.  If you can help with one of these hours or any other hour, please call Bill and Barbara Souder

Workshop Ladies

It is not too early to be thinking about our Christmas Bazaar (November 3rd & 4th). We again are looking for any parishioners who are willing to knit, sew, crochet, needle work etc. for our Handicraft Table or perhaps make Christmas Ornaments or decorations for our Christmas Table. We certainly would appreciate and thank you for any help you may be able to give us.

Some items we need are wide mouth canning jars with lids - pint size; adult & baby afghans; kid’s slippers; hats, scarves, mittens for adults or children or any other items.

One last request - would anyone be willing to do embroidery work?

If you have any questions, please contact Annette Norman (860) 464-8519 or Sandy Friess (860) 464-7341.

Bereavement Support

A Bereavement Support Group meets at 6:30PM the first and third Tuesday of the month in Our Lady of Lourdes Rectory Meeting Room. Our next meeting(s): June 5th. The Support Group is a small group voluntarily sharing their experiences in going through bereavement and discussing helpful spiritual guidance.

Spiritual Renewal Center

Spiritual Renewal Center co-directors Fr. Ray Introvigne and Judith Hughes
11 Bath Street, Norwich, CT 06360   (860-887-0702)

Prayer Meeting: Every Tuesday at 2:00pm
Prayer, Praise and Worship - Spiritual Renewal Center, 11 Bath Street, Norwich, CT 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

“Remember that my life is like the wind.” Let us make the best of our time together with our spouses by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Jul 6-8, 2018 in MANCHESTER, CT and Nov 2-4, 2018 in MANCHESTER, CT.

For more information, call Dennis & Jane Lamondy at 860-481-3720 or visit them at https://wwmectw.org/.