Living the Faith 2020

To the moon!
I remember, from my youth, the race to the moon and the excitement as we all gathered around to watch the landing on the moon. As exciting as that was, one of the greatest blessings of the race to the moon was the technological advancements that were necessary in order to make that possible and how we have been able to take advantage of them to improve our daily lives throughout these years.

Here at Our Lady of Lourdes we are living that in miniature. Each September we have our Living the Faith Campaign and that, together with the Festival and its proceeds, have made possible advances in ministry and technology that we used in order to keep the life and mission of the parish family moving forward, even as the world confronted COVID-19 and its consequences. A beautiful example of that is our Livestreaming of Masses, weddings, and funerals. We were able to invite the sick and suffering of the Archdiocese of Miami to join us for a Healing Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary that moved me to tears of joy. The reopening of school has gone very smoothly and we now we have our students back on campus. Finally, Deacon Matamala has taken on the mission to expand our outreach to the sick and suffering of the parish, especially those who are in the hospital or rehab and those who live in Assisted Living Facilities and those who are homebound.

The mission lives! We can’t stop now, and we need some special help from you these days. Our weekly collection has suffered due to having not had Mass with a congregation and we are still not all together again. Please continue to be generous in your offering to the work of the parish and please join me in making that offering through Faith Direct. Faith Direct has been a true blessing for us and has provided a foundation to sustain us. Let us all make this year the year that we add Faith Direct as a way that we are Living the Faith.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Msgr. Schwanger

- How to donate -

Step 1

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Step 2

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Step 3

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Step 4

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