Holy Hours for Vocations
Friday, October 20, 2017

Join fellow Catholics throughout the Diocese of Arlington for 5 Holy Hours to pray for the men and women answering God’s call to the priestly and consecrated life. The first Holy Hour will be hosted on October 20, 2017 at St. John The Beloved, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, VA 22101.
All Holy Hours will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a light reception. Come give thanks and support for vocations!
Christ the King Men’s Day of Recollection
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Gentlemen, prepare yourself spiritually for what lies ahead in these uncertain times!  The 19th Annual Christ the King Men’s Day of Recollection, directed by Rev. Paul D. Scalia will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9:15 a.m.—1:15 p.m. at St. John the Beloved Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean. The $35 charge for advance registration includes lunch and materials. Pay at the door will be $45. To register, please send a check payable to WAY to Jennifer Lawler, 5464 Mersea Ct., Burke, VA 22015. For more information, contact Robin Maas at wlmailhtml:robinmaas@verizon.net .mailto:robinmaas@verizon.netshapeimage_2_link_0
Biennial Diocese of Arlington Pilgrimage
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge invites you to the biennial Diocese of Arlington Pilgrimage Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. 

Spend a day of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary with events from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., including Mass with the Bishop, Eucharistic Procession, Benediction, and more! 

For details and the full schedule of events, please visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/diocesanpilgrimage .http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/diocesanpilgrimagehttp://www.arlingtondiocese.org/diocesanpilgrimageshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1
Five First Saturdays in Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

One of the requests Our Lady of Fatima made known to Sr. Lucia was that the faithful make “communions of reparation” on five consecutive first Saturdays of the month. This has become known as the “First Saturday Devotion,” and its intention is to make reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the many ungrateful offenses she endures from mankind. 

The Five First Saturdays devotion is based on the words of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Sister Lucy on December 10, 1925:

I promise to assist at the moment of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months shall receive the sacrament of Confession, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to my Immaculate Heart.
Traditional Latin Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes

This coming year, we have planned for the celebration of a Tridentine Latin Mass during each liturgical season. Father Eric Shafer of Sacred Heart Parish in Winchester has joyfully agreed to celebrate these Masses. We will have Latin Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Advent ………...........…... December 4, 2017
Christmas ……............... January 8, 2018
Lent ………............……… March 5, 2018
Easter ……..........…...….. April 2, 2018 

We will keep you mindful of these dates with bulletin blurbs and lector announcements.
40 Days For Life Campaign

Catholics throughout the area are invited to take part in our local 40 Days for Life Campaign this fall from September 27 - November 5, 2017. During this time, we ask that parishioners please pray for an end to abortion in America.  
In addition, please consider praying with fellow parish pro-lifers outside of the abortion clinic at 101 Street Whiting Street in Alexandria each Wednesday throughout the Campaign between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. A carpool will leave from the Our Lady of Lourdes parking lot at 3:30 p.m. Attend any or every Wednesday. Your participation will promote the sanctity of life.
Celebrating a Silver or Golden Wedding Anniversary?

Were you married in 1967 or 1992? Are you celebrating 25 or 50 years of marriage? If so, you are invited to join Bishop Burbidge for the 2017 Marriage Jubilee Mass on Sunday, October 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope in Potomac Falls! To register, contact Our Lady of Lourdes’ parish office no later than September 22. Please ask for Tatyana at 703-684-9261 or email olol@comcast.net to register. For more information, visit https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/MJM/ . mailto:olol@comcast.nethttps://www.arlingtondiocese.org/MJM/https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/MJM/shapeimage_7_link_0shapeimage_7_link_1shapeimage_7_link_2
Eucharistic Adoration Options

Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held at St. Agnes Parish (1910 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA). Eucharistic Adoration is also held at St. Rita Church (3815 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA) every Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a break for the school Mass from 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Perpetual Adoration at St. Agnes Church

St. Agnes in Arlington offers Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All parishioners are invited to visit and participate. Specific hours in urgent need of coverage are always available on at http://stagnes-adoration.org. Individuals can register on the site or they can contact the coordinator, Greg King, at coordinator@stagnes-adoration.org or 571-205-8661. Even if you cannot make a permanent commitment, you are still invited to come pray as your schedule permits. St. Agnes is located at 1910 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22207.http://stagnes-adoration.orgmailto:coordinator@stagnes-adoration.orgshapeimage_9_link_0shapeimage_9_link_1
Institute of Catholic Culture

The Institute of Catholic Culture (ICC) is an adult catechetical organization that coordinates guest speakers on topics related to the Catholic faith.  
For a list of events coordinated by the ICC, visit http://www.instituteofcatholicculture.org/events/ .http://www.instituteofcatholicculture.org/events/http://www.instituteofcatholicculture.org/events/shapeimage_10_link_0shapeimage_10_link_1
Learn More about the Faith

Join the inspiring instructors at Catholic Distance University for a faith-filled journey of discovery. Enroll in an online independent study course of your choice and study anytime, anywhere.  Courses include:

    •  The Catholic School: Identity and Leadership
    •  The Way Catholic Use Scripture
    •  Modern American Catholic History (1908-Present)
    •  Vatican II: Lay Spirituality 

Visit http://www.cdu.edu and click the “Continuing Ed” tab to enroll. Parishioners in the Diocese of Arlington pay just $30.When registering, use promo code: CDU15ARLINGTONhttp://www.cdu.edushapeimage_11_link_0
Open Cursillo “Ultreya” at Olol

Cursillo’s Ultreya at Our Lady of Lourdes Church is open. Even if you have not made a Cursillo weekend or are not currently in a group reunion (prayer group), you are welcome. You can learn more about Ultreya by going online to www.arlingtoncursillo.org/grow/experience-ultreya/ .http://www.arlingtoncursillo.org/grow/experience-ultreya/http://www.arlingtoncursillo.org/grow/experience-ultreya/shapeimage_12_link_0shapeimage_12_link_1
Cursillo Movement

Father Berghout invites you to consider getting involved with the Cursillo Movement [cur SEE yo]. Cursillo is a Lay Catholic movement. It’s about friends helping friends grow in Christ and share Christian values in a challenging world. It starts with a weekend of faith sharing and reflection with other people from throughout our diocese. After the weekend, you’ll get connected for weekly faith sharing (we call this “Group Reunion”). This is essentially a small prayer group that roughly follows the Cursillo format of piety - what we do to grow in holiness; study – learning; the bridge between holiness and helping our neighbor; and action – bringing our Christian values to bear in all our environments. Using these three “topics,” we break open our lives at Group Reunion so we can grow from our shared experiences, our successes and failures. This accountability helps us all stay on track. Our goals for a week may be large or modest-sounding. Group Reunion is often the most real conversation we’ll have all week. What’s in Cursillo for you? New friends. A closer walk with Christ. A lot of laughing, some singing, a few tears, and a lot of spiritual growth. For more information, type in any search engine “Arlington Cursillo.”
Volunteer at the MaRiH Center

The MaRiH Center is a pro-life crisis pregnancy service offering alternative to abortion. We are seeking new volunteers to assist pregnant women and their babies. There are many ways to help, with both weekday and Saturday shifts. All training provided. Bilingual volunteers especially appreciated. If you have questions or would like to visit for a tour, please call us at 703-370-4774 and ask for the volunteer coordinator, Beth Whitehead.
Sunday TV Mass for the Homebound

The Diocese of Arlington, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington, produces a weekly Sunday TV Mass filmed in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Viewers can watch the TV Mass every Sunday from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. on the DCW50 network. It is a wonderful ministry for those members of our Catholic family who are unable to be physically present with a local worshipping community for the Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy. For more information, visit: www.arlingtondiocese.org/tv-mass .http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/tv-masshttp://www.arlingtondiocese.org/tv-massshapeimage_15_link_0shapeimage_15_link_1
Rite of Christian Initiation

Not Catholic? Never Confirmed? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) began September 18, 2017. Classes are held Monday nights from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Lourdes Center/Parish Hall. A special invitation is extended to all those who would like to become Catholic, Catholics who have not yet been Confirmed, as well as to those who would like a thorough refresher on their faith. Please register by contacting Father Melmer at fathermelmer@comcast.net or (703) 684-9261.mailto:fathermelmer@comcast.netshapeimage_16_link_0
Pray the Weekly Rosary With Us
Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.

Please join the Pro-Life Committee in praying the Rosary every Tuesday evening in the Grotto at 7:00 p.m.
Traditional Latin Mass at St. Rita Church

Each Tuesday and Thursday,  St. Rita Parish in Alexandria offers the traditional Latin Mass at 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes are most welcome to participate in these nearby Masses.
Sacrament of Confession

“Sin is...an offense against God” and “damages communion with the Church” (CCC 1440). Have you been distanced from the Lord and Church? Don’t forget the Sacrament of Confession is available at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays immediately following the 12 Noon Mass, Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., and privately by appointment. Our Lord is offering you healing, forgiveness, and grace. Will you come to meet Him?
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
830 23rd Street South, Arlington, Virginia 22202
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Time and Talent at Our Lady of Lourdes

No parish can operate without volunteers. Please consider making a gift of your time and talent to Our Lady of Lourdes.
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