To me, the turning back of the clocks is the beginning of a season of change. More time is spent indoors and we don't encounter as many people as in spring and summer. Here at Notre Dame de Lourdes, this new season brings about new beginnings. Having Ms. Eileen Harding on the parish staff as Director of Parish Evangelization will enable us to form and reform the way our parish can live the Gospel. On November 11, we will have a Prayer Service open to nearby parishes in which we will honor veterans, as well as answer Pope Francis' call to pray for peace in the mid-East and Africa and to consecrate ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which many families have already done. On November 24 at 5:00 in Fr. Nelson Hall, we will have a Pizza and Planning Party for all high school students interested in forming a youth group. Mr. Pat Gorman, Mrs. JoDean DeSilva and myself will attend meetings on October 30, November 20, and December 11, along with representatives from eight nearby parishes as part of the Pastoral Planning Initiative. The results of these meetings will be in the bulletin and on our website. You can view drawings of the St. Guanella home to be located on our grounds by clicking here. Construction is scheduled to begin in December.
In God's Peace and Love,