A Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph Tuesday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the universal Church.

The year begins Dec. 8, 2020, and concludes on Dec. 8, 2021, according to a decree authorized by the pope.

The decree said that Pope Francis had established a Year of St. Joseph so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.”

It added that the pope had granted special indulgences to mark the year.

The Dec. 8 decree was issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary, the dicastery of the Roman Curia that oversees indulgences, and signed by the Major Penitentiary, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, and the Regent, Msgr. Krzysztof Nykiel.

In addition to the decree, Francis issued an apostolic letter Tuesday dedicated to the foster father of Jesus.

Year of St. Joseph Resources

St. Mary of Lourdes has a dedicated page for the Year of St. Joseph where you will find resources, prayers and details for events that will be held throughout this year. Click here to be taken to the Year of St. Joseph page.

Rejoice! An Advent Journey with Mary & Joseph

Join us this year as we journey together as a parish with Mary & Joseph, as they await the birth of their son, the Savior of the World.

You’ll find all that you need right here to make this journey with us. If you are interested in purchasing the daily meditation journal, we still have a few available here at the Parish Office. Please email Ileen at igrebner@stmarylourdes.org.

Rejoice! Resources

Parish Mission Kick Off Video

Rejoice! Live – Sunday evenings of Advent at 7pm CST
Prayer, lighting of the Advent wreath & unpacking the Sunday scripture
Go to: rejoiceprogram.com

Advent Week 1 Reflection Video

Advent Week 2 Reflection Video

Advent Week 3 Reflection Video

Advent Week 4 Reflection Video

Questions?

Contact Ileen at 309-383-4460 or igrebner@stmarylourdes.org

Advent 2020

With the hustle and bustle that comes with December, it can be easy to get distracted from preparing our hearts and minds for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. To help you in your Advent journey, we have gathered the following ideas, resources and links. May God bless you and yours this Advent season.

Music to see you through Advent
Advent & Christmas videos for all ages

Advent Activities for All Ages

* Advent Calendar – Celebrate the Advent & Christmas Season with these Scripture and service ideas
* Advent Activity Cards – family activities to count down the days to
Christmas
* Bible Verse Advent Cards
* FREE Catholic Advent Calendar
* Wandering Wise Men Adventures: Think “Elf on the Shelf”
* Wise Men Adventures continued
* The Advent Wreath
* Celebrating Advent Feast Days
~ St. Andrew, November 30
~ St. Nicholas, December 6
~ Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8
~ St. Juan Diego & Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 9 & 12
~ Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, December 9
~ St. Lucy, December 13
A Stocking For Jesus by Suzanne M. Arruda
~ A Stocking For Jesus activity
~ A Stocking for Jesus can be purchased on Amazon
* St. Joseph’s Hands of Prayer
* The Nativity Scene

Join Us In Prayer – Updated: 11/10/2020

We are back in the church after 6 months of construction! We’d love to see you all soon.

As we continue to navigate through life with COVID, we at St. Mary of Lourdes continue to remain committed to staying connected with you and your family. Below you will find the various ways you can connect with us as well as the most up-to-date information regarding our Mass and Confession schedule. Please know that you continue to be in all of our daily prayers.

If you are on Facebook, be sure to like our parish page, www.facebook.com/St.MaryLourdes, in order to have the most up to date parish information. A link to our YouTube Live-stream Mass is posted Saturday – Wednesday.

The rosary and Mass is also streamed live on our YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe to our channel. We currently live-stream Saturday – Wednesday.

Our current schedule for daily and weekend Masses and drive through distribution of Holy Communion is:

Monday – Friday: 11:45am Rosary followed by the Mass at Noon
Daily Mass is only livestreamed Saturday – Wednesday
Saturday Vigil: 4:15pm Rosary followed by the Vigil Mass at 4:30pm
Sunday:  7:45am Rosary followed by the Sunday Mass at 8am
10:15am Rosary followed by the Sunday Mass at 10:30am

Drive Through Distribution of Holy Communion (under the drive canopy at the main entrance of the church.)
Saturday evening: 5:30pm – 5:45pm
Sunday morning: 11:30am – 11:45am