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173 Lourdes Street
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 1N5

Pastor:                                              Fr. Rafal Tomon
Deacon:                                            Rev. Mr. Phong Hoang
Administrative Assistant:               Mrs. Patrycja Wiecek
Parish office hours:                        Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

                                                          1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                                                          Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sunday Masses:                              Saturday 7:00 p.m.
                                                          Sunday 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

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

Sacrament of Baptism:                    By appointment
                                                           please contact the parish office

Sacrament of Marriage:                   By appointment
                                                           please contact 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 Mar 1 to Mar 7, 2021

Monday...............…......... + Albin Perko – Olga Perko thanksgiving – Tanya Baptist
Wednesday......................+ Nancy Dias – Miriam Jayasundera
Thursday ........................+ David Hoeg – Bob & Jo-Anne McDonald
Friday .............................  World Day of Prayer March 5
Friday .............................+ Margo Solomon – Jayne & Bill Grebinski
Stations of Cross ............ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday ..........................First Saturday Mass
Saturday ..........................+ Jack Watson – Miriam Jayasundera
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.


PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS OF ABUSE are being offered in many Dioceses throughout Canada during the Lenten season. In the Diocese of Hamilton we have set aside the Second Sunday of Lent for prayer for the victims of abuse and their families. As a Church, we are committed to the protection of children and the vulnerable in our communities, and to bringing about healing in the lives of those who have suffered from the scourge of abuse.

A Holy Hour of prayer for the healing of victims of sexual abuse
 Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

             Lent 2021 – 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving
Daily Lenten Mass Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:30 a.m.;
Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to noon or 20 minutes before weekday Masses
or by appointment
Tue, March 23, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Thurs, March 25, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross Every Friday in Lent at 7:00 p.m.  Each week a different meditation of the Stations will be used.  Everyone is encouraged to make an effort to attend the Stations at least one of the six Friday evenings during Lent.
Daily Reflection Starting Feb 17, 2021.  Please log on to our Facebook page ( which you will find daily updates on the day’s reflection or follow this provided link to EWTN website.
Lenten calendar and daily reflection booklet available for pick up after each Mass one per family.
Catholics aged 14 and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.   In addition, Catholics from age 18-59 fast on those days, limiting themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals each day.

Share Lent Sunday
March 21.
Together for Peace
During Lent, Development, and Peace – Caritas Canada invites you to take part in their new Share Lent campaign:  Together for Peace.  This campaign calls on us to reflect on the profound meaning of peace by discovering the importance of dialogue as a means for reconciliation and for the construction of peace.  Together, let us continue to believe that peace, human dignity, and justice can triumph.
Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare.  It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict; yes to dialogue and no to violence; yes to negotiations and no to hostilities; yes to respect for agreements and no to acts of provocation; yes to sincerity and no to duplicity.  All of this takes courage, it takes strength and tenacity.  (Pope Francis, June 8/14)
Suggestion:  consider putting aside at least one dollar a day to help Development and Peace. May the long-standing support of our parish and its concern for the poor continue to grow stronger in our community.  Scripture reminds us that our good deeds go with us into eternity.
Oil and Salt
Canadian Food
for Children
This year we are collecting oil and iodized salt.  Oil is an essential item for hundreds of millions of poor people around the world. It is too expensive, however, for the poorest families to buy.   A deficiency in salt can lead to death from heatstroke or an enlarged thyroid gland which decreases energy and strength.  As well, pregnant mothers lacking iodized salt in their diets put their babies at risk of mental disability.  Please bring your items to the church in a reusable cloth bag.  Your donations can be given to the ushers before entering the church up to and including Palm Sunday (March 28) or please leave in the vestibule.  Donations can also be dropped off at the parish office.


WEEK 2: FEBRUARY 22 TO 28, 2021 

Share Love, Share Lent: Solidarity with communities in crises. 

Did you know that Development and Peace provides humanitarian aid to communities coping with climate change, conflict, and natural disasters in over a dozen countries? 

This week, the Share Love, Share Lent campaign looks at how your solidarity is meaningful for Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Bangladesh. 

Please pray for communities affected by crises and help us to keep supporting them by contributing to the collection on the Fifth Sunday of Lent. 

For inspiration, information and to donate, visit

FORMS Available for pick up at the entrance of the Church or at the parish office. 

Catholic Women’s League Membership Form for 2021

(For women of the parish ages 16+)
It’s time to JOIN or RENEW your Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Membership.
Catholic women today possess immense potential to serve the church, community, and the world. 
The unique strength of Catholic women is the faith that binds us together.
 We pray for each other, care for the less fortunate, and support our parish and community.  Our monthly events are informative, prayerful and fun-loving.
Please PRINT the information required below, and along with the membership fee of $30.00, place it in an envelope marked “CWL” and place it in the collection basket by March 30th, 2021.
Email: _________________________________________
(if you wish to receive notifications of upcoming events)
Payment (please check one):   cash _____ cheque _____
(payable to the Our Lady of Lourdes CWL)

Inquires please email
Living Rosary for March 2021
Our Lady of Lourdes Small Faith Group invites you to join its members in praying the living rosary for the needs of the parish and the community.  For March 2021, we pray for
 (1) people who do not have access to clean drinking water. Water systems are stressed by climate change, natural disaster, and human error. May God protect, purify, and multiply water sources.
In addition, we will keep in our prayers,
(2) the Pope’s monthly intention:
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.
(3) the sick and their caregivers, and
(4) the living and deceased members of our parish.
By volunteering, you will be responsible to say one decade of the mystery of the Rosary every day for the coming month.  If you are interested, please sign-up here.

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
  • 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:
    and click support my parish now and make your donation automatically using your credit on this secure page.
    Monthly Budget Review as of Feb 21, 2021

    Cumulative financial objective – 9 weeks @ $7,500......     $67,500.00
    Weekly contributions (year to date)..................................   $22,734.45
    Pre-authorized giving (year to date).......   $ 24,887.98        $47,622.43
    Over (under) objective...................................................... ($19,877.57)

Pope's March Prayer Intention

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.


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