Parish Office Independence Day Closing

The Parish Office will be closed Tuesday, July 04, 2017, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. There will be one Mass at 9:00 a.m.
First Friday Holy Hour
Friday, July 07, 2017

On Friday, July 07, and every First Friday of the month, there will be Exposition after the 12:00 p.m. Mass, followed by a Eucharistic Holy Hour, and Benediction at 1:30 p.m. There is no need to sign up for the Holy Hour.

What is a First Friday Devotion?  When Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary he spoke to her about his Sacred Heart. On one of those occasions he told her, "In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.” Many people today continue to receive Communion on First Fridays, along with other devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our Lady of Lourdes Church offers a Holy Hour of Adoration every First Friday of the month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church. All are invited to come. Many graces await!
Celebrate Independence Day at Our Lady of Lourdes

Celebrate Independence Day at Our Lady of Lourdes as we conclude the Fortnight for Religious Freedom.  Join us on July 4, 2017

    8:30 a.m.: Rosary for Religious Freedom
    9:00 a.m.: Mass for Religious Freedom
    9:30 a.m.: Holy Hour with Exposition
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

Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held at St. Agnes Parish. The specific hours that are in urgent need of coverage are always available on the web at http://stagnes-adoration.org. Individuals can register on the site. Even if you cannot make a permanent commitment, you are still invited to come pray as your schedule permits.http://stagnes-adoration.orghttp://stagnes-adoration.orgshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_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.  
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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_7_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_8_link_0shapeimage_8_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_11_link_0shapeimage_11_link_1
Rite of Christian Initiation

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.mailto:fathermelmer@comcast.netshapeimage_12_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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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. 

Join us for our regularly scheduled 9:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, July 1. After Mass, we will pray the rosary, meditate in silence for 15 minutes on its mysteries, and then Confessions will be offered.