Family Life


The ministry of Family Life promotes the dignity and value of human life in all its forms, particularly in relation to the quality of family life within the parish and community. It proclaims that family life is sacred and that God’s love is revealed and communicated in new ways each day through Christian families.


Family Life Ministries at OLOL:


Evergreen (Lourdes Senior Community)

A group of parishioners fifty-five years of age and over -- single, married or widowed -- who meet monthly to enjoy community within the church. Watch the weekly bulletin for details each month.

Contact persons: Marilyn Vogele


Family Life

Help plan, prepare and carry out family centered faith and social activities.

Contact persons:  


Knights of Columbus

Catholic men’s service organization that focuses on five areas:Faith, Community, Family, Youth and Fellowship.

Contact persons: Gary Thennes


Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS)

The Ministry of Mothers Sharing is a spiritual renewal for mothers, grandmothers or other interested women of all ages for self-discovery and personal growth.

Contact person: Emily Andes 563-359-0345


Boy Scouts of America/Girl Scouts of America

Assist in a variety of ways with the Boy and Girl Scout Programs based at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Contact persons: 


Marriage Sponsor Couples

Act as a mentor for couples preparing for marriage.

Contact persons: Cathy Thennes


Marriage Encounter Weekend

Saint John Vianney Parish, Bettendorf, hosts a diocesan pre-marriage prep class twice yearly in January and February for engaged couples. This two-day event requires the assistance of married couples from our parish and is a pre-requisite for marriage in our Davenport Diocese. (Registration is online through

Contact persons: Daryl Fortin (SJV) 563-940-5000, Eleanor Kiel (SJV) 563-332-7910


Young Adult Ministry

Provides a forum for young adults, ages 18-25 yrs, to explore their faith.

Contact person: Emily Andes (563) 359-0345




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

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