Faith Formation


The ministry of Faith Formation recognizes that during the last twenty years parish religious education has broadened and deepened into a more comprehensive ministry, which encompasses the ongoing process of faith formation. This change reflects the growing understanding that following Christ is an ongoing conversion, not only involving the mind, but the whole person.


Faith Formation Ministries at OLOL:


Baptism Preparation

Assists parents to assess their faith life and prepare them for the baptism of their children.

Contact person: Church Office 563-359-0345


Bible Studies/Adult Education

Small group studies and classes are offered throughout the year during the day and evening. These groups focus on expanding knowledge of Scripture, our Catholic faith, and spirituality. We also offer a speaker series, book discussions, and film nights.

Contact persons: Emily Andes

Called & Gifted

Create an opportunity for people to discover and explore their unique spiritual gifts.

Contact Person: Jim Connell & Maureen Conrad


Centering Prayer

An opportunity to learn about the principles of Centering Prayer.

Contact Person: Dick Jensen (SJV) 563-355-1162


DVD/CD Kiosk Enrichment Series

Assist with providing listening and viewing spiritual enrichment materials.

Contact Person: Bill Grothus 563-332-7180


Board of Education

The school board seeks to direct the administration of quality Catholic Education provided by Lourdes Catholic School. Mindful of the mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, the faith formation board develops policy and seeks to contribute to building the Christian community through education.

Contact Person: Tyler Edwards - President


Gospel Based Faith Sharing

Meet weekly to reflect ad discuss the following Sunday’s Gospel reading.

Contact Person: Rita Cunningham 563-332-4774


Lourdes Catholic School

Assist in a variety of ways to enhance the daily experience and the quality of education for all students at Lourdes Catholic School. Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Listen to children read

  • Home/School Parent Organization

  • Coach Sports

  • Office Assistant

  • Classroom Assistant

  • Library Assistant

  • Other Special Talents

Contact Person: Please call the LCS office. 563-359-3466


Parish Library

Provide an orderly and peaceful environment for reflective reading opportunities for parishioners to enhance their faith and spiritual journey.

Contact Person: Marie Randol 563-355-5777


Religious Education

Assist with passing our faith along to our children. Volunteers assist in the following ways:

  • Catechist or Aide (Grades 1-8)

  • Reconciliation Leader

  • Eucharistic Minister

Contact person: Emily Andes 563-359-0345


Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Assist with providing Catholic doctrine, tradition and faith sharing opportunities for adults who are journeying toward full membership into the Catholic Church.

Contact persons: Fr. Jason & Emily Andes 563-359-0345


Scripture Study

Study the Word of God through reading, dialogue and discussion.

Contact Person: Dc. John Weber 563-332-7638


Youth Ministry

Coordinates activities for the parish youth group which consists of Junior High and High School Students. Provides opportunities for spiritual growth, socializing and service which include Jr. High Alive, High School Y.M., Confirmation, School Supply Drive, Thanksgiving Basket Ministry, Angel Tree Ministry and Retreats. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Retreats

  • Confirmation Preparation

  • Drive for special events/fundraisers

  • Chaperone at dances/retreats

  • Assist with Youth Ministry Board

  • Prepare food/snacks for events

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For more details on the procedures involved in these ministries, download the Ministry Procedures Binder here.

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