Message from Msgr. Schwanger


My Dear Family of Our Lady of Lourdes,

Happy Pentecost!

Today we celebrate the Lord Jesus sending down His Spirit upon the Apostles – making them His mighty witnesses and missionaries to all the nations. The Spirit of Christ joined the Apostles to Him and to each other and they went out to the world for Christ, not alone, but together. Pentecost is celebrated as the birthday of the Church. How appropriate that it is the day when we are finally able to come together again in church as the Body of Christ. It is nice to have everyone back!

The Sprit has joined us to Christ, His Apostles, and to each other. We go out to the world for Christ, not alone, but together. For that reason, Pentecost Sunday is when we usually celebrate our Ministry Fair. As a parish family we renew our commitment to Living the Faith by renewing our choice of service in and with the parish for the coming year.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall is being used as an extension of the church during these days of social distancing so we can’t hold a live Ministry Fair. Once again, the virtual comes to the rescue! Throughout the coming week our parish groups and ministries will host a Ministry Fair on social media. Each day you will be able to tune in and find out more about each of the ministries, whom to contact and how to get involved.

There is certain to be a ministry for you! One through which you can help to bring Jesus to the lives of others. Come and see!

Msgr. Schwanger