Message from Msgr. Schwanger


My Dear Family of Our Lady of Lourdes,

For over 40 years the Archdiocesan School of Lay Formation has worked in the formation of the laity. Its mission has been to strengthen the understanding of the Faith and to help the lay faithful to support and serve pastors in their service to the parish community. I am happy to say that Our Lady of Lourdes has one of the largest corps of Ecclesial Lay Ministers in the Archdiocese of Miami.

Our Ecclesial Lay Ministers are graduates of the School of Lay Formation who agree to commit themselves for five years to service in the parish. They assist me and the clergy of the parish in ministering to God’s people according to the pastoral plan for Our Lady of Lourdes. They each tend to a specific apostolic area and those groups that actively serve that apostolate.

  • Would you like to join them?
  • Are you an engaged Catholic looking for the door to leadership in the life of our parish community?

The Archdiocesan School of Lay Formation is for you. The Office of Lay Formation of the Archdiocese of Miami is currently accepting applications from those interested in the School of Lay Formation.

I have registration packets and you can contact me at .

You can also go directly to the website of the Office of Lay Formation at or call them at 305-762-1184.

Registration packets should be submitted to the Office of Lay Formation no later than September 20, 2019.

That doesn’t leave much time so please let me know of your interest as soon as possible.

Come join us!

Msgr. Schwanger