Catholics Come Home

Have you or someone you know been away from the Catholic Faith?  We invite you to take another look at the Catholic Church!  

If you have a desire to come back home to Christ's Church and do not know how to start the conversation, come and meet with us.  We are waiting to welcome you home with open arms and would love to hear your story.  We would love to have a laid back, honest conversation with you about your Faith journey.  God bless you!

For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Will Wright, Director of Catechesis and Evangelization at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 623-344-7288 (feel free to leave a message). 

Safe Environment Training

“Called to Protect for Ministries” is a nationally recognized program on the prevention of child sexual abuse. Our Bishop takes abuse prevention seriously and has made attendance at this program MANDATORY for all who participate in ministries or organizations connected with Parishes in the Phoenix Diocese. “Called to Protect for Ministries” is offered frequently at this and surrounding parishes. It requires the completion of a volunteer application and your agreement to comply with the Diocesan Code of Conduct.

Contact

Ginna MacLeod
623-344-7274

Catering Ministry

The catering team members are a group of ladies and men who volunteer their time and service to this ministry. You know us, we serve the breakfasts, dinners, meetings, tea‟s and funeral luncheons. We‟re searching for men and women in the parish to join us in this ministry. No experience necessary. Contact us with your times and availability to serve. If you have an interest in working in the kitchen, serving on line or helping with K.P. duties, we need you. Remember you always see the team enjoying what they do. Come join us.

Contact Joyce Stalians
623-322-4139

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

We are the largest National Organization of Catholic Women in the world. We were founded in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus in New York as an opportunity for Catholic women to belong to a fraternal organization and to help them improve themselves spiritually, intellectually and socially. Members must be 18 years or older and be a practicing Catholic. We promote Catholic values. We meet the third Wednesday of each month, September through May, in Madonna Hall at 9 am at Our Lady of Lourdes church. On a local level we usually have three fund raisers each year. We have a Spaghetti Dinner in October, a Christmas Cookie Walk in December and a Rummage and Bake Sale at the end of February. We distribute our funds to various charities in the spring. We support our Parish, St. Vincent De Paul, Hospice, Seminarians, Right to Life, a Crisis Nursery and several other charities. We support the National CDA Charities as well as our State Court. We send delegates to the bi-annual State Convention. Our membership supports our Parish in many ways. We serve in a variety of ministries including as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, the Music Ministry, Hospitality and serve on several committees.

Contact

Joyce Stalians
623-322-4139

Catholic Daughter's page

Christian Meditation

We are a contemplative prayer group that follows the biblical statement, “Be still and know that I am God.” We do this through the practice of stillness, silence and simplicity. The group meets on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30 am at Prince of Peace.
Contact Bob Valencik
214-1921

Divine Mercy Devotional

Our enthusiasm for the Divine Mercy Message and the corresponding Adoration of our Lord held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church has prompted us to want to share some information on this beautiful devotion. One of our missions is to bring to a hurting world our Savior‟s message of Divine Mercy, as revealed to us through a Polish nun, Saint Faustina Kowalska. Jesus told her, “I am Mercy and Love itself” (Diary 1074). The Divine Mercy Group meets at Madonna Hall on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. for a social gathering after which we proceed to the Church for Adoration from 2 - 3 pm. This includes singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. We invite you to attend our devotionals as well as the preceding social hour. We believe that you will have a positive spiritual experience and will meet a group of warm and friendly people.

Contact Nancy Miller
623-546-3825

The Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Fraternal Catholic Organization for men. To become a member one must be a practicing Catholic in union with the Holy See. A prospective member must appear before an admission committee for an examination as to his qualifications for membership. Once a prospective member has passed the inquiry, all the pertinent information is entered on a form 100 and presented to the council‟s grand knight. The Form is then presented to the full membership for their approval. To become a knight, the prospective member must attend a first degree ceremony, with other prospective members from other councils. Once he completes this degree he will become a member of the order with full rights of membership. He will at that time receive a membership card, which must be presented at council meetings to be able to enter the hall. The Knights of Columbus is not a secret organization, only the ceremonials are secret. The Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Lourdes Council #11809 meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. They meet at Our Lady of Lourdes in Madonna Hall. Meetings start at 7 pm. The first Thursday is the business meeting and the second Thursday is a social.

Contact Bob Conen, Grand Knight
623-215-2854

Knight's page

Knights of Columbus Auxiliary

The Knights of Columbus is a Fraternal Catholic Organization. We, the ladies, have our own Auxiliary. We assist the knights in their projects and have a few projects of our own. Our meetings are held the same time as the knights. The Knights of Columbus is a Fraternal Catholic Organization. We, the ladies, have our own Auxiliary. We assist the knights in their projects and have a few projects of our own. Our meetings are held the same time as the knights. The second and fourth Thursdays are our meeting nights at 7 pm. The second Thursday is a business meeting, the fourth Thursday is a social. We meet at Our Lady of Lourdes in Madonna Hall. To be eligible for membership, one must be: a wife, mother, unmarried daughter or unmarried sister, or a widow of Council #11809, or a widow of a member in good standing of any Knights of Columbus Council. Our dues are $10.00 a year. Payable by check. All monies go to charitable donations in the local or surrounding area. The second and fourth Thursdays are our meeting nights at 7 pm. The second Thursday is a business meeting, the fourth Thursday is a social. We meet at Our Lady of Lourdes in Madonna Hall. To be eligible for membership, one must be: a wife, mother, unmarried daughter or unmarried sister, or a widow of Council #11809, or a widow of a member in good standing of any Knights of Columbus Council. Our dues are $10.00 a year. Payable by check. All monies go to charitable donations in the local or surrounding area.

Contact

Kathy Rimlinger, Pres. Ladies Auxiliary
975-0007

Library

The Parish Library is currently being reorganized.  An announcement regarding the reopening of the library is expect by the end of April.

Contact

Will Wright
623-344-7288

Liturgical Ministries

Volunteers in the liturgical ministries serve God and the parish by assisting in various capacities related to the Holy Mass. The ministries are as follows:

  • Altar Servers - Set-up for Mass and assist the priest at the altar during Mass
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - Distribute Holy Communion at Mass
  • Hospitality Ministry - Welcome parishioners and visitors to Mass and provide information about the parish
  • Ministry of the Word (Readers) - Proclaim the readings at Mass.
  • Ushers - Greet people as they arrive for Mass, take up the collection, facilitate the flow of people receiving communion, and distribute bulletins.
  • Altar Linen Cleaning Ministry

If you have any questions please feel free to call either church office.

Contact

Ron Rinder
623-344-7286

Liturgical Ministries page

Ministry of Money Counters

This group of parishioners get together weekly to share their time and talents opening stewardship envelopes, counting and recording your contributions.

Contact Peg Cornell
623-344-7263

Ministry of Care

We at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish take seriously the mandate to bring Christ in the Eucharist to the hospitalized and homebound among us. We consider this ministry a call to service, and we commit our time and talent to those who need us. Ministers of Care are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who are commissioned at the discretion of the Pastor and work under the supervision of the Director of Pastoral Care. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who serve at Mass are not necessarily Ministers of Care. Ministers of Care are required to complete additional training. The Ministry of Care at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish serves Del Webb Hospital, a number of assisted living facilities and anyone homebound within our parish boundaries who is unable to attend Mass. Holy Communion is taken to the hospital daily. Prayer and Communion services are held weekly and some assisted living facilities. At others, communicants receive in their rooms on a weekly basis. Homebound parishioners usually receive weekly. The Catholic Outreach Center is available for those parishioners who need additional assistance with resources. Information and referral, counseling, care management and parish nursing services are available. These services are provided to parishioners free of charge or at minimal cost.

Contact Lisa Kragness
623-344-7283

Music Ministry

Choir: The choir alternates between the 10 am Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes and the 9 am Mass and Prince of Peace. The choir also sings at selected Holy Day and special parish Masses.

Contact

Michael Parker
623-344-7281

Office Ministry

If you have an office management/secretarial background and would like to share your time and talent with the office staff answering the telephone, assisting guests and parishioners at the window, taking messages, filing, copying, stuffing envelopes or bulletins, etc., one day a week, you will be a great asset to this ministry. Please stop by either church office.

Contact Kathleen McGeever
623-344-7290

Our Lady of Lourdes Food for the Hungry Ministry

The mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Food for the Hungry Ministry is to provide our parishioners an opportunity to donate food as a church community to help feed the less fortunate, the poor and the hungry. We conduct food drives the last Saturday and Sunday of each month.

Contact

Rosemary Dougherty
584-2327

Religious Stores Ministry

Prince of Peace Gift Shop The Lord knows our hearts. He has called each of us into service. If you find it in your heart to serve the Lord in the Religious Store Ministry, please contact Carolyn Boni, Store Manager, at 344-7282 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . She will contact you to schedule a time to meet.

Contact Carolyn Boni
623-344-7282
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Sacred Heart Charismatic Prayer Group

The Sacred Heart Charismatic Prayer Group is rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church and in Sacred Scripture. We gather together to praise and worship God in song and spontaneous prayer. We place before God the needs of our family, friends, parish, community, country and world seeking healing and growth through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 10 am in Madonna Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Contact Lisa Kragness
623-344-7283

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Our Lady of Lourdes Conference

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest Catholic lay organization in the world, operating in 142 countries. The Vincentians of Our Lady of Lourdes Conference provide person-to-person service to the needy in this area regardless of race, creed, color or status. We are dedicated to the urgent exhortation of our founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam: “Let us go to the poor”. The homes we visit are among the special places where those who seek assistance and those who offer it meet on the common ground of God's love. The compassion of St. Vincent and Blessed Frederic motivates Vincentians to continue the ministry to the poor begun by Jesus Christ himself.

The conference meets on the second and last Tuesday of every month in Madonna Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes at 6:30 pm.

Contact St. Vincent de Paul office phone
344-7267
Go to this group's page

Cradle Sunday Pro-Life Ministry

The Parish Respect Life Ministry conducts monthly Cradle Sunday weekend collections on the last weekend of each month throughout the year. Proceeds benefit the three Catholic-oriented crisis pregnancy clinics in the greater Phoenix area: Life Choices Women's Clinic, First Way and Aid to Women Center. Volunteers from our parish Respect Life Team and from each of the three clinics collect donations of baby goods and other items needed by the clinics after each Mass on Cradle Sunday weekends. Respect Life also conducts Spiritual Adoption in the parish. This program is designed to have parish members pray for babies in danger of abortion. Forms, prayer cards and enrollment forms are available in the vestibule of each church. Parishioners may enter the nine-month spiritual adoption program any time of the year. Respect Life Ministry also makes available to parishioners, blank copies of Advance Medical Directives (AMDs). AMDs are written instructions regarding your health care when/if you become incapacitated. These AMDs are an adaptation of the National Right to Life Committee „Will to Live‟, are approved by the Diocese and are in accord with the Statutes of the State of Arizona. The blank copies come complete with instructions for their completion. For more information on any of the above or about how to help or join our Respect Life Team.

Contact Maryann Marchesa
623-544-1107

Transportation to Mass Ministry

We have many parishioners that ride Our Lady of Lourdes Bus to weekend Mass. Without this group of dedicated bus drivers this could not happen. If you are 70 years of age or younger, have a great driving record, an Arizona License and a couple of hours to share picking up and bringing parishioners to Mass, please call Nora Minor-Jackson at 344-7275 . This ministry also needs bus assistants who assist the passengers on and off the bus. The bus runs on Saturday for the 4pm Mass!

Contact

Nora Minor-Jackson
344-7275
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Women’s Guild

Our Lady of Lourdes Women‟s Guild has been in existence since July 1979 with the establishment of the Parish in Sun City West. The purpose of the Women‟s Guild is to provide the opportunity for the women of the Parish to become acquainted, to share their respective talents, to work together for the benefit of the Parish and to support other worthy causes approved by the membership. All ladies of the parish are invited to join the Women‟s Guild. Dues are $5.00, payable by check at the regular meetings, socials, workshops and both church offices.

Contact Rosemary Dougherty
623-584-2327

Women's Guild page