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Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Waterloo 

Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners, please join us for a LIVE-streamed
Mass at #OLOLWaterloo

Friday, May 1, 2020
• 11:00 a.m. Mass followed by Consecration of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

Sunday, May 3, 2020
• 11:00 a.m. Mass one decade of the Rosary 
World Day of Vocations 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 
• 11:00 a.m. Mass with one decade of the Rosary 

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With prayers Fr. Rafal

Announced Mass intentions for May 4 to May 10, 2020

Monday................................   + John Brzozowski  – Mitzie Eckert
Tuesday................................  + Marta Melik – Iwona & Tadeusz Pawelec
Wednesday...........................  + Rene Ward – Miriam Jayasundera
Thursday .............................  + Richard Biber –  Earnest & Suja Biber
Friday...................................   + John Brzozowski – Family 

Saturday .............................. + Ronald Austrup – Margaret Austrup 
Sunday.................................  11:00 a.m
...............................................Living & deceased members of our parish

PRAYER OF CONSECRATION 

Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church,

in this time of pandemic, we turn our gaze to you, and in Christ consecrate to you the faithful of our Diocese/Eparchy5 together with all the people of Canada.

At the Annunciation,

fear gave way to trust as you embraced the mysterious and loving plan of God, who through his providence, care and concern brought about newness of life in you and through you.

Intercede, we pray, on our behalf as your children, Virgin most faithful.

Grant us faith, hope and perseverance, as we strive to serve and bear witness to all persons, responding to the needs of those affected by this virus.

Standing at the foot of the Cross at Calvary,

you united yourself with the sufferings of Christ and so uniquely contributed to the mystery of our redemption.

We beseech you as Health of the sick, draw to yourself in maternal compassion the brothers and sisters of your Son Jesus and all those who are grieved by this pandemic.

Strengthen the dying and comfort those who weep so that all may experience the healing grace of Christ our Divine Physician.

At the Cenacle, after the Resurrection,

you accompanied the Apostles with prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

In your maternal care as Consoler of the afflicted, accompany healthcare professionals, all who minister to the sick and those who seek a cure to end this pandemic, that the Holy Spirit may renew the face of the earth.

To all of us, dearest Mary, Mother of all the living,

be present and show forth your tenderness, as we raise our eyes to you who shines forth before the entire community as a merciful and compassionate companion on our journey. Time and time again, with burdens weighing heavily on their hearts and in their many necessities, the Christian faithful have sought refuge under your mantle of protection.

Come quickly to our aid at this time, Mother of Mercy, and deliver us from the dangers that surround us in our hour of need; watch over especially the elderly, the weak and the infirm, our children and the unity of our families, and all those who give of themselves selflessly in pastoral care to those in need until in your arms and in your gentle embrace we all find safety and solace.

 

R. Amen.

Friday, May 1, 2020, Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker 

We pray for all essential workers on the front lines in our communities, especially doctors and nurses. 
We greatly appreciate you and we Thank you 
St. Joseph pray for us.
World Day of Vocations -  Sunday, May 3, 2020 
Prayer of Vocations 


God our Father, 
Thank you for calling (name) to prepare for priesthood. 
Grant him the grace of grow closer to Your through daily prayer. 

Help him form his personality as a credible witness to others. 
Bless him while he studies Your word and the teachings of the Church. 
and give him a generous heart to serve Your people.

We ask this through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our great High Priest. Amen. 
B I S H O P    O F   H A M I L T O N
 
Message for Catholic Education Week
 
 
The theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Igniting Hope”. Even in the midst of difficulty, we are a people of hope – hope for the world, hope for the future, hope rooted in Christ. We all need hope.
 
As we look around us, we see many struggles and challenges. The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world reminds us that life on Earth is not perfect; we do not yet live in heaven.  As Christians, however, we can make sacrifices, and look upon these struggles and difficulties with hope.  To be a resurrection people means that we know our Savior lives!  He is the source of our hope.  This is a great gift we have to offer the world – our hope.
 
In our publicly funded Catholic schools in Ontario, our hope is alive!  Over this past school year, we have faced our own struggles, including the unprecedented shutdown at schools across Canada.  Through it all, you have been witnesses to hope.  In the weeks and months you spent in your classrooms, you remembered and celebrated the birth of Jesus, and you told the story and prayed together in hope, looking forward to His coming. In parishes across the Diocese, we celebrated Confirmations together and saw scores of young people coming to the Sacraments, continuing their journey of faith, opening themselves to the power of God’s grace. Some are still preparing for their celebrations.  These are experiences of hope – for the young people and their parents as well as for pastors and parishes and teachers and school communities. We began our Lenten preparations together and then found ourselves at home.  We learned about caring for one another through social distancing. We learned that even when we are apart from one another, we are joined as one Body by the foundation of our hope as Christians – the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 
Publicly funded Catholic schools are places of hope!  I know you have found ways to be people of hope in your communities and beyond.  You have given hope by helping the poor, marching for clean and safe water, reducing your waste, striving for justice for the unborn, witnessing to your faith in Christ courageously in your neighbourhoods and across the globe. I am grateful to the priests of the diocese, the pastoral workers, the chaplaincy leaders, the trustees, administrators, teachers, parents and all involved in Catholic Education for your ongoing collaboration and dedication. Your leadership and the ways in which you work together for the common mission of Catholic Education is a sign of great hope in our communities.
 
Hope is a work of the Holy Spirit. It is rooted in our faith in Christ. It keeps us steady when times are challenging. It empowers us to be a people ready to proclaim and witness and work for God’s kingdom here on Earth. That hope lives in each one of us – young and old.  And together, as one body, we can allow that hope to give energy to our ideas and activity, our learning and our prayer.
 
In the words of Saint Paul, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
 
 
(Most Rev.) Douglas Crosby, O.M.I.
Bishop of Hamilton
May 3, 2020

Bishop Crosby’s Video-Message
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhLJbleNe0Y&feature=youtu.be

Catholic Education Mass to be celebrated by His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, OMI, on May 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Parish in Hamilton:
https://stpats.online.church/

A link to a special Resource Page on our Diocesan Website
https://hamiltondiocese.com/cew-2020

 

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.  

With the suspension of Sunday Mass, we urge our faithful parishioners, to continue to support Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.  At this time of significant insecurity for many people,  if you are able to continue your contribution to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, it would allow us to pay salaries and keep the buildings heated and maintained. There are four methods to make your offering:
  • 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.
Please continue to pray for our community and our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering in this time of a public health crisis. As always, if you are able to help or are in need of help or know of someone else who might need help, please call the parish office (519-886-0342 ext 3) or send us an email to lourdeswaterloo@rogers.com.  

The Pope's May Intentions for 2020

For Deacons
We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.

The Kids Bulletin

"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.
 

Fr. David Perrin has produced a 2-minute video with his COVID-19 message.

https://youtu.be/SJKmjyPNonc





 
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