An opportunity to spend time in quiet prayer. Pope John Paul II Chapel in Prince of Peace Church After the 8:00 am Mass until 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Committed adorers are necessary to ensure the daily vigil before the Blessed Sacrament. If you would like to commit to one hour a week, or if you have any questions, Please call us.
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.
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.
This group ministers spiritual outreach to persons within our parish boundaries. Meets on Saturday, 9 - 11 am at Prince of Peace.
The parish library that is located in Madonna Hall, adjacent to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 10 am. Sunday hours will be scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 am depending of the availability of volunteers. The library holds more than three thousand books, videos and audio cassettes. The books are organized into thirty two sections. There are fourteen video sections including VHS and DVD formats. Used books are available for sale at reasonable prices. Volunteer librarians assist parishioners to find topics, titles or authors as well as assist with check out and return procedures. Contact is Charles Horton at 214-2981. During operating hours a librarian can be contacted at 344-7270.
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 (Lectors) - 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. If you have any questions please feel free to call either church office.
The Men's Club is dedicated to promoting the spiritual welfare of its members and fostering a spirit of fraternity among the men of our parish. It is committed to strengthening the lay apostolate by participating more fully in the life of the Church through contributions of time, talent and treasure for the betterment of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and the benefit of those in need within our community. The specific purposes of the Men's Club shall be: -Provide informative and entertaining programs of a high quality at all of our meetings. -Sponsor social events for the benefit and entertainment of all parishioners. -Develop and implement fund-raising projects to provide financial assistance to those in need. -Perform acts of mercy for those within our reach. -Work for the general welfare of the entire community in which we live. All male members of the parish can become members of the club. Current annual dues are $10.00.
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 first and last Tuesday of every month in Madonna Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes at 6:00 pm. If you are interested in volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul, please leave a message on the St. Vincent de Paul office phone, 344-7267.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an introductory program explaining the faith of the Catholic Church. It is especially designed for those who are considering joining the Church and would like more information about Church teachings, traditions and history. It is also for those who were baptized as Catholics but have not been Confirmed or received First Holy Communion and for those Catholics who want to deepen their faith and understanding of Church teachings. RCIA meets on Monday afternoons, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, from October through May at Our Lady of Lourdes. The classes are led by Fr. David, Deacon Ron TenBarge and the RCIA team.
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. Contact Rosemary Dougherty at 584-2327. 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.
Rosemary Dougherty 584-2327
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Parish - 19002 N 128th Ave Sun City West, AZ 85375 - 623.214.5180 - firstname.lastname@example.org