What does it mean to be Church when we can’t be in the same building? That’s the question a lot of us are asking. We’re in uncharted waters, but we’re in this together. One thing we know – the Body of Christ is bigger than any building. We’re not going to let the fact that we can’t gather together physically keep us from gathering as the Body. This is the page where we’ll keep you posted on all the ways we’re working to be Church in these difficult days.

Sign up to stay updated through email and text message updates at www.lourdescatholic.flocknote.com. Be sure to join the Weekly Parish News group!

Click here for our special Holy Week schedule.


An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.


Effective 8:00am Monday, April 4, Bishop Zinkula has ordered all church buildings in the Diocese of Davenport to be closed.

Confessions will be available, weather permitting, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm. Enter the parking lot off Mississippi Blvd and turn Left into the circle drive by the bell tower. Stay in your car and lower your passenger window. If you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 PLEASE STAY HOME. Call the office for more information.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place, weather permitting, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00-4:00pm. Please remain in your car to pray.

The parish office is now closed, but certain staff will still be responding to email and voice-messages. Call us at 563-359-0345 for more information.


Join us on Facebook Live as we pray, worship, chat, learn, and even laugh together. You can find all of our livestream events at https://www.facebook.com/ololbett. Events will be available for later viewing once they’re over, and you can view them even if you don’t have a Facebook account.

Click here for our special Holy Week schedule.


We’re also launching a number of online Study Groups and Connect Groups. Study Groups will be based around a topic and might include some discussion of a video you watch or a chapter you read ahead of time on your own. Connect Groups will be smaller groups (four to six people) who will meet online to check in, talk about life, and pray together. No agenda, just life.

Study Groups
Salvation with Dr. Michael Barber – Saturdays at 9:30am – Click here for more information and to get signed up.

Connect Groups
Click here to sign up for a Connect Group.

Parent Connect – Wednesdays at 8:30pm – Fellowship and support for parents adjusting to this “new normal” of working from home, homeschooling, and other changes and challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to sign up for Parent Connect.

Check out the Youth Ministry page to find events for teens.


Even though we can’t be together on Sunday, we’re still going to have expenses in days and weeks to come. Most of our expenses occur whether or not we have Mass (payroll, insurance, utilities, and the like). When you continue your offertory, whether through online giving or sending your contribution in the mail, it allows us to fulfill our mandate to make disciples of all nations. Click here to setup or change your online giving.


In the days and weeks to come our neighbors are going to need your help. We’re looking for people who are willing to:

  • run errands (pick up grocery orders, pharmacy orders, etc…)
  • make phone calls to check in on people once or twice a week
  • send notes or cards

Click here to sign up if you’re willing to help!

Volunteers who sew are needed to make face masks! Click here to download the pattern. Contact Patty Riefe for more information.


We’ve gathered together a number of resources to help you face these uncertain days.