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

Epistle of James two-part Bible Study

Epistle of James two-part Bible Study 7/25 & 8/1 @OLOL

Youth Group Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 8/11 @OLOL

Youth Group Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 8/11 @OLOL

Save the Date 2018 Youth Explosion Nov 4

Save the Date 2018 Youth Explosion Nov 4

2018 World Wide Marriage Encounter Dates

2018 World Wide Marriage Encounter Dates - PDF

Happening This Week...

Monday, July 16

  • Workshop Ladies 10:00 AM - Hall
  • Youth Group & Steubenville Parent Mtg. 6:30 PM - Back Conf. Room

Wednesday, July 18

  • Prayer Group 7:00 PM - Chapel

Thursday, July 19

  • AA Meeting 7:30 PM - Back Conf. Room

Friday, July 20

  • Cleaning Crew 9:00 AM - Church

Saturday, July 21

  • Reconciliation 4:00 PM - Church

Monday, July 23

  • Workshop Ladies 10:00 AM - Hall
  • K of C Business Meeting 7:00 PM Conf. Room

Wednesday, July 25

  • K of C Meeting 4:00 PM - Conf. Room
  • Prayer Group 7:00 PM - Chapel
  • Epistle of James (Adult Ed.) 7:00 PM - Conf. Room

Thursday, July 26

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

Friday, July 27

  • Cleaning Crew 9:00 AM - Church

Saturday, July 28

  • Reconciliation 4:00 PM - Church
  • K of C Food Gift Cards Sold after all Masses
  • K of C Steak Night After 5:00 PM Mass
  • Spaghetti Dinner Ticket Sales - Youth Group After 5:00 PM Mass

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 the weekend of July 27/28 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!

Pancake Breakfast
The Knights of Columbus will host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, August 12th, after the 8:30 AM Mass from 9:15 to 11:00 AM.  This is a Good Will Offering, Proceeds will go to the Food for Families Program (St Vincent de Paul Place and Ledyard Food Pantry). 

Steak Night Dinner
July 28 is the K of C Steak Night Dinner in our Church Hall. This is a fundraiser for the Rev. William F. Schneider Endowment Fund.
Come join us! Everyone is invited! Tickets will be on sale after all masses, or see the Secretary in the Rectory Office.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Thursday, 7/26, at 6:30PM in the rectory meeting room. New members are always welcome! On July 5th, we celebrated our 13th anniversary of this ministry. We have given out over 3,700 Prayer Shawls and/or Lap Robes to those in need. Do you know of someone in need of a Prayer Shawl or Lap Robe? If so, please complete a Prayer Shawl request form and drop it in the box located outside of the Chapel. If you have any questions about this ministry, please contact Barbara Souder at 464-6218.

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, 16 July at 6:30-7:30PM.
Come and bring a friend too!

Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Blood Drive

American Red Cross

Please Note Our Blood Drive Date Has Chagned to
Thursday, 16 August 2018 8 AM - 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

“To contemplate Christ involves being able to recognize him whenever he manifests himself, in his many forms of presence, but above all in the living sacrament of his body and his blood. The Church draws her life from Christ in the Eucharist; by him she is fed and by him she is enlightened. The Eucharist is both a mystery of faith and a ‘mystery of light.’" (Pope St. John Paul II).  We are in need of adorers for the following hours:  Sunday at 7PM, Monday at 12PM, and Tuesday at 11AM and Saturday at 7PM.  If you can help with one of these hours or any other hour, please contact Bill & 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 meetings will return in September. 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/.

Educator’s Mass

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 8:45 a.m., Bishop Cote will celebrate Mass for Those Dedicated to Education, in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick.
Currently, the Planning Committee for this Mass is seeking additional members to assist in preparing this very meaningful tribute to Educators and to become an active member of the planning committee.

The next Mass Committee meetings will be held on August 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Bishop Hines Conference Room of the Chancery. Please join us in planning the 23rd Annual Mass for Those Dedicated to Education.
Contact Mrs. Rebecca McDougal at 860-887-9294 or rebecca@norwichdiocese.net