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OUR LADY OF LOURDES PARISH, WATERLOO
173 Lourdes Street
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 1N5
519-886-0342
lourdeswaterloo@rogers.com
www.ourladyoflourdeswaterloo.com

Pastor:                                              Fr. Rafal Tomon
Deacon:                                            Rev. Mr. Phong Hoang
Administrative Assistant:               Mrs. Patrycja Wiecek
Parish office hours:                         Parish Office Closed (Dec 26 - Jan 23, 2021)


Sunday Masses:                               No Public Mass (Dec 26 - Jan 23, 2021)

Sacrament of Baptism:                    By appointment
                                                           please contact the parish office


Sacrament of Marriage:                   By appointment
                                                           please contact the parish office
Announced Mass intentions for Jan 25 to Jan 31, 2021

Monday...............….........+ Percy Khumalo –  Kumalo Family
Tuesday...........................Special Intention of Ken Inkman –
                                         Christine Callaghan
Wednesday..11:00 a.m...+ Veronica Voisin – Maria Smit (LIVE STREAM)
Thursday ........................+ Souls in purgatory – Joan Cassidy
Friday .............................+ Ruth Wicha – Barbara Dunn
                  
Saturday ..........................+ Paul Schaus – Maureen Schaus 
Sunday..............................Living & deceased members of our parish
                                          11:00 a.m....... (LIVE STREAM)
 

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

                             
NO PUBLIC MASS STARTING ON DEC 26 - FEB 11, 2021
LIVE STREAM MASS WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY AT 11:00 A.M.
PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
PHONE CALL MESSAGES AND EMAILS WILL BE
CHECKED REGULARLY 
THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY is traditionally celebrated January 18th-25th, which, this year, is in the middle of a pandemic lockdown. The Biblical Text for 2021 is John 15:1-17. The theme, taken from that passage is: Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit (John 15:5-9). The Monastic Community of Grandchamp prepared the texts. Each day focuses on a specific theme taken from the Biblical Text. See http://www.christianunity.va/content/unitacristiani/en.html

For Christian Unity:
that we who are the Temple of God and Body of Christ may grow in our understanding of each other and cooperate in announcing God’s love and forgiveness as we work to overcome evil and injustice.
We pray.
Our ladies have been busy during Covid and are thrilled to be helping different organizations as well as our church patrons. Here are some of the other areas for which they have knitting and crocheting.
 
St Mary’s Hospital Spiritual Care Centre
Below are a few notes of appreciation from people who have received our shawls:
A palliative patient grieving and praying for healing told everyone who called her how comforted she was by the brown and pink knit shawl she had received, according to her daughter at bedside.
A staff member back from a month-long stress leave due to Covid-19 was thrilled to receive a coral crocheted shawl.
Canadian Food for Children
They are making pneumonia vests to keep small children and infants warm.
The Cambridge Poppy Project
10,000 poppies are being crocheted by many people and groups and will be applied to large nets or yard goods and displayed to honour our Veterans this Fall.
If you are in need of a shawl filled with prayers for your loved one (adult or infant) please call Peggy Dietrich at 519-725-5847 or Marg Perrotta at 519-886-8258.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 
to everyone celebrating a birthday in January.

May God bless you on your birthday, and always. Happy Birthday to you! Today I celebrate the life that God has given you, and give thanks to Him for the many blessings you bring to my life. May the LORD bless you on your birthday, and may your day be filled with joy and your year full of many blessings


We Depend on Your Generosity

 

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish depends entirely on the generosity of our parishioners.
We are extremely grateful for your overwhelming support and we would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support to our parish and those who are in need.  

Pre – Authorized Giving: through scheduled monthly or weekly transfers. Forms are available by sending an email or by calling our parish office and we will send the forms to you. Fill out the form, attach a void cheque and place the form in a sealed envelope and put it in the parish office mailbox or scan both and email to lourdeswaterloo@rogers.com
  • Drop off your weekly envelope by putting it in the mailbox in the Parish Office door off of the Parking Lot.
  • Post-dated cheques.  Instead of coming every week, put several post-dated cheques into the same envelope.
  • Electronic Giving: https://hamiltondiocese.com/covid19parishfund/
    and click support my parish now and make your donation automatically using your credit on this secure page.
     
    Monthly Budget Review as of Dec 31, 2020

    Cumulative financial objective – 52 weeks @ $7,500......     $390,000.00
    Weekly contributions (year to date)..................................     $232,233.44
    Pre-authorized giving (year to date).......   $ 146,210.88         $378,444,32
    Over (under) objective......................................................      ($11,555.68)

Pope's January Prayer Intention

Human Fraternity
May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.

                            

"The Kids Bulletin" is a fun way for children to reinforce Sunday Mass and learn more about their Faith. If you would like to please consider printing your own copies. Simply go to www.thekidsbulletin.wordpress.com and either sign up to receive "The Kids Bulletin" via your email or print each week's bulletin directly from the website.

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173 Lourdes Street 
Waterloo, ON N2L 1N5 
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