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OUR LADY OF LOURDES PARISH, WATERLOO

Sunday Masses:                               Saturday 7:00 p.m.  
                                                           Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.                    
Sacrament of Baptism:                    By appointment
                                                           please phone the parish office

Sacrament of Reconciliation:         Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to noon
                                                           or 20 minutes before weekday Masses
                                                           or by appointment

Sacrament of Marriage:                   By appointment
                                                           please phone the parish office

Blessing of Expectant Parents:      Last Sunday of each month
                                                           after all Masses

St. Vincent de Paul:                          Church door collections
                                                           last Sunday of each month
Announced Mass intentions for Sept 14 to Sept 20, 2020

Monday...............… 8:30 a.m....+ Flora Niccoli Sr. – Niccoli Family
Tuesday.................7:00 p.m....  + Joe Stumpf – Stumpf Family 
Wednesday............8:30 a.m....  + Fred Kirvan – Sterling Investment Club 
Thursday ...............7:00 p.m..... Special Intention  –  Earnest & Suja Biber
Friday......................8:30 a.m..... + Lorraine Nolan – Bernie & Wanda Logel 

Saturday .................7:00 p.m.... + Dr. David Reinhart – Williams Family 
Sunday.....................9:00 a.m........Living & deceased members of our parish
                                11:00 a.m.......Special Intention
                               ( LIVE streamed on Facebook  Sunday at 11:00 a.m. only) 
September 14, 2020  - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross feast 

Prayer To Our Lord Jesus Christ Crucified 

Behold, o good and loving Jesus, 
that I cast myself on my knees before you 
and, with the greatest fervour of spirit,
I pray and beseech you to instill into my heart
ardent sentiments of faith, hope and charity,
with true repentance for my sins 
and a most firm purpose of amendment.
With deep affection and sorrow
I ponder intimately 
and contemplate in my mind your five wounds,
having before my eyes what the prophet David 
has already put in your mouth about yourself, O good Jesus:
They have pierced my hands and my feet;
they have numbered all my bones ( Psalm 21.17-18).
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
September 2020
 
Catechetical Correspondence Course
Programs available for children from Kindergarten through to High School not currently receiving religious instruction. Preparation for First Communion and Confirmation for children not in Catholic Schools also available.  Families work through the programs at home. Contact Monica in the Catechesis Office at 905-528-7988, ext. 2238 or check out our website at www.hamiltondiocese.com and click on the Catechesis Office for more information, printable registration forms or to register online.
 
Parenting Tip of the Month (# 122)
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in very real ways. Children are not immune to the impact that the virus has had and have probably heard more than we realize between media news clips and overhearing adults talking. This is a time to talk to your children and help them understand more fully what is going on in the world. Tell them that they can help themselves and others to be healthy and safe by following the instructions given by their parents, by teachers at school and by other adults who care for them. Remind them that our Catholic faith adheres to the fact that every person has dignity and each of us has to do our part to keep all people as safe as possible. As a family pray daily for all people to remain vigilant in their actions so we can defeat this virus. Empowering our children with concrete information and actions to undertake can prevent the development of very real anxieties from developing.
 
Marriage Tip of the Month (# 102)
Couple relationships often experience strain during times of stress and the last several months have provided some of the highest stress many couples have faced. It is important to step back and recognize why tensions might be running high and then engage in actions that can release the pent up stress. Try cooking together, walking, biking or hiking together, praying together, or any activity that will bring laughter to the day. It may even mean finding ways to have some time apart, whether that be one person being outside while the other is in, or one person being on one floor of the house, while the other is on another. Time together is wonderful, but too much can be distressing! Remember that you are in this together and together you can find ways to feel connected and beat any feelings of stress.
 
Experiencing Stress in Your Marriage? Thinking about Separation or Divorce? – Is your marriage not what you hoped it would be? Are you, or a relative or friend, heading for a possible divorce?  Retrouvaille is designed to help marriages regain their health.  The Retrouvaille program is highly successful in saving marriages and in helping them to thrive. For confidential information about, or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on Oct. 23, 2020.  Please call 905-664-5212 or email: Teamrecine@gmail.com or visit the website at www.retrouvaille.org.
 
Struggling After an Abortion?
Either your own, or someone else’s? Do you feel alone, emotional, or angry? Project Rachel is available to help. This confidential service allows people to work through their feelings on an individual basis, with a trained counsellor, and find hope and healing. Please contact us at 905-526-1999 or toll free at 1-888-385-3850.

A Birthday Prayer 
May the peace of God be with you on this, your special day.
May his gifts of grace surround you as you follow in his way.
May his blessing rest upon you and his wisdom guide you,
too and always, in all places.
May his love and care for you. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 
to everyone celebrating a Birthday in September.
Looking for volunteers to be added to a call list of helpers that would sanitize the church after funerals and weddings.

This task would require 15 - 30 minutes of your time. 

Please contact our parish office via email st (lourdeswaterloo@rogers.com)
 if you are able to help.

FIRST RECONCILIATION CELEBRATION 

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for Our Lady of Lourdes School

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for Holy Rosary School

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 

Our Lady of Lourdes School 
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.


Holy Rosary School 
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.   
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.


If you have any questions or concerns
please feel free to contact our parish office.

Please note:
Parents must email the parish office to confirm a time slot for the Sacrament of reconciliation and First Holy Communion. 
( lourdeswaterloo@rogers.com before September 11, 2020.)

More detailed information has been emailed to parents who have their children already registered.  


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.
     
    Monthly Budget Review as of  Aug 31, 2020
         Cumulative financial objective – 35 weeks @ $7,500...... $262,500.00
         Weekly contributions (year to date)..................................  $147,999.10
         Pre-authorized giving (year to date).......   $ 96,654.92     $ 244,654.02
         Over (under) objective......................................................  ($17,845.98)

Pope's September Prayer Intention

Respect for the Planet's Resources
We pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.

                

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173 Lourdes Street 
Waterloo, ON N2L 1N5 
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