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Pastor's Pen, Epiphany of The Lord

When I was in Jamaica there was a woman who lived near the church.  Every time she saw me, she would ask for a bit of money, for help.  Some days, towards the end of the month, when money was low, I have to admit that sometimes I would try and hide from her.  One day as

World Day Of Peace, A Message From His Holiness Francis

The succession of economic crises should lead to a timely rethinking of our models of economic development and to a change in lifestyles.

Congratulations to our Car Raffle Winners!

Our 2013 Car Raffle draw took place at 9:30pm on Tuesday, December 31 in our Parish Halls; together we did a great job, ticket sales raised were $70,000 for the parish.

Pastor's Pen, the 4th Sunday of Advent

In Jamaica, on a few Sundays, the church would be abuzz with chatter.  On occasion one of the gun men from the corner by the church would come to Mass.  I would always make sure I went over to say hello and welcome them, and I was usually surprised that these ‘tough men’ seemed sheepish and almost embarrassed to be in church.  I think they realized two things which caused their u

Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, A Thank-you

Thanks to the generosity of parishioners, Our Lady of Lourdes was able to send $20,972.65 towards the relief efforts in the Philippines following Typoon Haiyan.

Our Advent Retreat at Home, the 4th week

Our Advent Retreat at Home, the 4th week

Pastor's Pen, the 3rd Sunday of Advent

I remember a philosophy professor of mine presenting us with a question.  He asked "which would you prefer at your wedding, to have a musician play the songs you’ve chosen or the songs that the musician has chosen?" We, of course, all answered the songs we’ve chosen.  He smiled, and said “you’re all wrong.” 

Advent Reconciliatory Services

Enclosed is the confessional schedule for Our Advent Mission this year. You can view our mass schedule here.

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