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 –https://www.facebook.com/ololbett.
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 the month of August, we honor Mary and her Immaculate Heart, which is a model of virtue and discipleship for all.
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 August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mary’s human heart unites her to all of humanity and it’s so full of love for Jesus that it’s the perfect model of virtue for all Christian disciples. Use the resources below to help your domestic church learn about Marian devotion and pray with the Immaculate Heart…
Back to School Blessings!
As we prepare to go back to school, we know that this year will be unique, but with great faith, we entrust all of our students and teachers to God’s love and provision. Spend some as a domestic church praying for the year ahead with this Back to School Blessing activity…
2020-2021 Religious Education
Plans for the 2020-2021 RE year are still in the works. To get more information, join the “Religious Education” Flocknote group, fill out the form below and select “Religious Education”, or call the parish office at 563.359.0345.