Serve at Mass
Those who lector exercise a genuine liturgical function as they proclaim the Word of God in both the Old Testament Readings and the New Testament Readings. They are fellow Christians whose lives are changing because of their prayerful preparation and concern for proclaiming the Word of God. They proclaim the Word so that all may hear and respond to the presence of Christ and make God alive for the people gathered to worship as a community. Training is available for all lectors. Call the rectory at 563-359-0345 if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
An Extra Ordinary Minister is a person of faith who serves the church by distributing Holy Communion to the faithful at Mass or to the homebound. The minister will grow in relationship with Jesus through prayer and the reading of sacred scripture. For more information or training call the rectory at 563-359-0345.
Come and join the choir! They are always looking for new voices! The choir sings at the Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass and practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
The Contemporary Ensemble leads the congregation in song every Sunday at 10:30 Mass, September – June. The group consists of 10 adult singers with piano, bass guitar, flute and percussion accompaniment. The repertoire includes traditional and contemporary music. The ensemble is available for special liturgies. Contact Mary Decker at 563-332-5931.
The primary responsibility of ushers is to gather the collection and assist parishioners in seating during Masses. Other duties include selecting a family to present the gifts, greeting the community as they enter church and distributing the bulletin after Mass. Contact
The 2019 Ministry Fair for Our Lady of Lourdes will take place THIS WEEKEND - March 2nd and March 3rd. Would you consider signing up for just one new ministry this year? Please join us in the Gathering Space after Mass for refreshments and a chance to learn more about the ministries in greatest need of your help.
With the Lenten Season approaching, many of us are considering ways to deepen our faith through prayer and fasting. Lent can also be a time of serving others - just as Christ taught us! What better way to be like Christ than to attend the Ministry Fair and find a way for you to share your spiritual gifts and serve others?
We have identified our most critical needs and will be highlighting these at the Ministry Fair. We hope that you can join us after mass next weekend to find out what opportunities are available to become active in the church. You can also sign up online https://secure.rotundasoftware.com/l/enrollment/bettlourdes.
Please prayerfully consider how you can best use your time and talents. Remember, this is good way to grow your faith, and work towards being an “Intentional Disciple” of Christ.
Yours in Christ,
Our Lady of Lourdes Stewardship Commission