Adapting RE for COVID-19

In an effort to keep our community as healthy as possible and flatten the curve of the COVID-19 spread, all in person faith formation opportunities have been suspended…but there are MANY ways to stay connected with our parish family through live-streamed Masses, devotions, classes, and more using our parish Facebook page –

Empowering the Domestic Church

As Catholics, we believe that the first teachers of the faith for any child are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens in the “domestic church” on a daily basis has a profound impact on the lessons of life and faith that a child learns. The goal of the Our Lady of Lourdes Religious Education program and Lourdes Catholic School is to partner with parents to form lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ, and the need to work together is even stronger now while we can’t physically gather as a church community on Wednesday nights for RE class or during the school day at LCS. We can still BE church and as a parish staff we’ll continue to send resources, like the ones below, to help your domestic church do that!

It’s not too late to do VBS @ Home!

Regular VBS had to be cancelled because of the pandemic, but just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean we can’t dive into the scriptures in a special way this summer! Download the VBS @ Home kit below and follow along. Check our parish Facebook page for each day’s videos to hear Emily, Brett, and Fr. Chris unpack the daily theme and scripture for kids, teens, and adults!  

During July we honor the Precious Blood of Jesus by praying the Anima Christi.

As we strive to be a parish of intentional disciples who make time for personal and communal prayer, we will be praying with a special devotion each month. Traditionally the month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus, which purchased our salvation. Use the resources below to help your domestic church learn about the devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus and pray the Anima Christi together…

Many Catholics pray the Anima Christi after recieving Jesus – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity – in the Eucharist. Watch this video to see what we’re saying “AMEN” to after Communion!

To register for RE, become a part of the Team of RE Catechists and Helpers, or to get more information, please fill out the form below and select “Religious Education” or call 563.359.0345.

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