Message from Msgr. Schwanger


My Dear Family of Our Lady of Lourdes,

The last week of January each year is Catholic Schools Week for the Church in America and we have so much to celebrate that we are starting early! Catholic Schools Week reminds us how blessed we are to be able to provide an excellent Catholic formation and education here at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Just over twenty years old, the school is so vibrant and mature that it seems that it has been a part of the Christian history of Kendall forever. The school will have its annual Open House this Tuesday, January 22nd. I invite you and your friends to come and see the good news for yourselves! You can find out more about the Open House on our website or by calling the school.

This is also the month we begin the process of registration for the next school year. Reregistration for students who are currently attending Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School is already under way. Now is the time for those who would like to join the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School family to contact the school for registration.

A question that always arises is that of cost. Tuition at the school is set to cover the daily operating costs of the school. We then look to use the funds raised in special events like the Festival for capital improvements and special projects. Please, do not assume that you cannot afford to send your children to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School. The faithbased education and formation they receive here is too important to miss and we have tuition assistance for active members of our parish family.

Finally, let us continue to support efforts that would allow our tax dollars to follow the student and so provide real choice for parents as they seek to provide solid education and formation to their children.

Msgr. Schwanger