To Love and Serve Jesus Christ
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
How blessed are we to be able to walk this earthly pilgrimage with one another as members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church! No matter what is happening around us — be it a pandemic, challenges in our culture, or social strife — Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is our safe haven. It is the place where we can come together, gathered around the Eucharistic altar, to worship and serve our Lord.
It is also the place where we serve one another. Here, united in God’s love, we are a visible sign of the
body of Christ and together we can accomplish amazing things. Nourished by prayer and the sacraments, members of our parish community are journeying on the path of discipleship and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ each day. We value formation in the faith and sharing our faith with others through evangelization. We also know the importance of bringing the love of God to our neighbors through acts of charity and service. Through our many ministries, and our social and service-oriented outreach programs, we put into action the truth stated so eloquently by St. John the Apostle: “If God so loved us, we also must love one another” (1 Jn 4:11).
With this in mind, I invite you to respond to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church’s new stewardship program: “To Love and Serve Jesus Christ.” Please review the contents of this brochure and prayerfully consider how you and your family can play an active role in continuing the work of Jesus Christ through our parish community. Our goal is to increase our Sunday offertory contributions in order to bring Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. This is no easy task in today’s climate, but I am confident that our dedicated parishioners are up to the challenge.
On January 28th and 29th, the parish will be holding a special Commitment Weekend, inviting members of our community to connect with one another and to make a financial commitment that will allow Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church to continue its important work. We are counting on you! Please participate in our “To Love and Serve Jesus Christ” Program and help us respond to God’s great gift of love by loving one another with the heart of His Son.
Thank you for your generosity, prayers, and commitment to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church!
Fr. Michael McCormick