Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Not Catholic yet? Our Parish  will begin a new R.c.i.a. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program on September 18, 2017. Classes will be held on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Lourdes Center.  Please register for the class by contacting Father Melmer at fathermelmer@comcast.net or (703) 684-9261.

A special invitation is extended to:

Those who have never been baptized but who are now being led by God to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) in His Holy Catholic Church;
Those who were baptized in another faith tradition but who are now being led by God to the fullness of truth and life in His Holy Catholic Church;
Those who were baptized in the Catholic Church, but not raised in it, and who are now being led by God to learn their faith and to complete their initiation in His Holy Catholic Church; or,
Those who were fully initiated in the faith of the Catholic Church but who, for one reason or another, abandoned the practice of their Catholic Faith and who are now being led by God to return to His Holy Catholic Church and the reception of the Sacraments.

Also invited are practicing Catholics:

Who wish to deepen their own faith;
Who wish to support by prayer, penance, and presence those who will enter or return to the Church; and/or
Who wish to be available to act as a sponsor for someone entering or returning to the Church.mailto:fathermelmer@comcast.netshapeimage_1_link_0
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
830 23rd Street South, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Religious Education
CCD Teachers Needed

Do you love your faith? Do you enjoy working with children? Please come help our Religious Education school Sunday mornings. Preschool-grade 6 meet from 9:10-10:15 a.m., and grades 7-12 meet from 10:30-11:40 a.m. For more information, please call Marian Hartzell at (703) 359-8963. Teachers must submit to a background check, attend a 4 hour Child Protection seminar, and sign an Oath of Fidelity to the Catholic faith.
Religious Education For Students (K12) and Preschool Children

Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year:   Parents can now register children ages 3 years old through grade 12 for this year’s CCD program. Parents can register their children at the Rectory/Parish Office during regular office hours, or mail the forms to: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 830 23rd St S, Arlington VA 22202. 
Registration forms and the school year calendar can be found below.

    Click here to download the 2017-2018 CCD Registration Form (.pdf )
    Click here to download the 2017-2018 CCD Registration Form (.docx )
    Click here to download the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar (.pdf )
    Click here to download the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar (.docx )
    Click here to enroll in electronic giving.

For more information, contact our Dre Marian Hartzell at (703) 359-8963 or dre@ololcc.net .

Grades K-6 will meet from 9:10-10:15 a.m. every Sunday.
Grades 6-12 will meet from 10:30-11:40 a.m. every Sunday.
Preschool meets two Sundays a month from 9:10-10:15 a.m.  
Classes meet in the lower level of Lourdes Hall, across the parking lot from the church. See calendar for scheduled holidays.

Each month the students are asked to perform a service activity in addition to attending weekly class. Our Lady of Lourdes will sponsor an activity each month for the students' convenience and friendship.

Preschool Religious Education. Preschool Religious Education meets two times each month.  
Preschool CCD Class is at the same time as the older children’s CCD program, from 9:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Sunday mornings. All children ages 3 to 5 years old are welcome and parents may stay or drop off their child.  Contact our Dre, Marian Hartzell at (703) 359-8963 for more information.

CCD Mass Summary Sheet

    Click here to download the CCD Mass Summary Sheet in .doc format.
    Click here to download the CCD Mass Summary Sheet in .pdf format.Education_files/ReligiousEd%20CCD%20Form%202017-18.pdfEducation_files/ReligiousEd%20CCD%20Form%202017-18.docxEducation_files/CCD%20Calendar%202017-18.pdfEducation_files/CCD%20Calendar%202017-18.docxhttp://www.faithdirect.net/mailto:dre@ololcc.netEducation_files/MASS%20SUMMARY%20SHEET.docEducation_files/MASS%20SUMMARY%20SHEET.pdfshapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1shapeimage_8_link_2shapeimage_8_link_3shapeimage_8_link_4shapeimage_8_link_5shapeimage_8_link_6shapeimage_8_link_7
Religious Education Notes

>>> It’s time to register for the 2017-18 Religious Education Year. Registration forms are available here as well as in the church and may be submitted to the Rectory office.Education_files/ReligiousEd%20CCD%20Form%202017-18_1.docxshapeimage_9_link_0