2019/2020 Family Catechesis Schedule

Family Catechesis - Kindergarten through Sixth Grade and Parent Group

Schedule 2019/2020 School Year, updated on 5/6/2019

See below for info on class times.

9.8.19, 9.15.19, 9.22.19, 9.29.19

10.6.1910.27.19

10.20.19 (no class, AZ Rosary Celebration - 2 - 4:30 p.m. downtown)

11.3.19, 11.17.19

12.1.19, 12.8.19, 12.15.19

12.17.19 - Christmas Play - at Prince of Peace Hall

1.5.20, 1.12.20

2.2.20, 2.9.20, 2.23.20

3.1.20, 3.8.20, 3.22.20, 3.29.20

4.5.20, 4.26.20

5.3.19 - End of Year Party

Sacrament Preparation Schedule for 4th Grade through 12th Grade

Confirmation and First Holy Communion Preparation

Schedule 2019/2020 School Year, updated on 8/12/2019

Six Classes and One Retreat

Extra Classes TBD

Mandatory Confirmation Retreat - 3.8.20 (1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Family Catechesis - Something for the Whole Family

 

Come join us at 11 a.m. Family Mass at

Our Lady of Lourdes throughout the year.

All ages welcome.

 

We would love for your whole family to be involved in our parish!

  • The 11 A.M. FAMILY MASS at Our Lady of Lourdes is the heart of what we do here at OLL. The Eucharist is the Source and the Summit of the Christian Faith!
  • We are launching a new way of doing Youth Ministry called YDisciple for the 2019/2020 school year. More info below.

 

Registration is ongoing throughout the year. 

Feel free to call or send an email to Will Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 623-344-7288 for more info.

Registration can be done online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAffp8qM37t0ze-55vguL1T8rbyHz6ra0Scw0XzFRS-nQCOg/viewform?usp=sf_link

After you register on the Google Form, I will email you to verify that you are registered and will send you the remaining paperwork that is needed.

Registration forms can also be found on the right side of this page. Please download the age-appropriate form and the payment agreement. They are fillable PDFs, so please fill them out on your computer and then email them to Will at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Family Catechesis (K-6, and parents): schedule at the top of the page 

Children - Kindergarten through Second Grade

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. on Sundays
  • Classes take place at Our Lady of Lourdes in Madonna Hall before our 11 a.m. Mass

Children - Third Grade through Sixth Grade

  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Sundays
  • Classes take place at Our Lady of Lourdes in Madonna Hall following our 11 a.m. Mass
  • A light lunch is provided for the whole family
  • Teens (7th - 12th grade) are welcome to assist as helpers

Parents

  • Catechesis and Formation - 10:15 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. 
    • Before the 11 a.m. Mass in the Fr. McGivney Room on the corner of Madonna Hall
  • Fellowship and Food - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • After the 11 a.m. Mass at the tables on the kitchen side of Madonna Hall
  • You are the primary teachers of your children, but there is always more to learn.
  • Please come and let your parish support you!

 

Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Ministry - YDisciple

Teens - 7th - 12th Grade

  • For detailed information about YDisciple in general, please click here: YDisciple Youth Ministry.
  • To get a group started or to get your son or daughter involved, please fill out the form on the sidebar of this page.
    • Forms are fillable PDFs, so please fill out on your computer and then email to Will at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • There is no fee associated with YDisciple
  • Small groups meet at your convenience

Large Group Events for YDisciple

SEPTEMBER

  • September 6 - Friday - Latin High Mass at Mater Misercordiae at 6:30 p.m.
    • 1537 W Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • September 8 - Sunday - 5 - 6:30p - The Blessed Virgin Mary's Birthday Potluck
  • September 28 - Saturday - StVdP Walk for the Poor in the morning

OCTOBER

  • October 4-6 - Fall Retreat with St. Clare's
  • October 15 - Tuesday - 6-7:30p - St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day Feast - Spanish Themed Potluck
  • October 20 - Sunday - AZ Rosary Celebration (Phoenix Convention Center)

NOVEMBER

  • November 1 - 6-7:30p - Friday - All Saints Costume Party following Holy Day of Obligation Mass at 6 p.m. at OLL
  • November 16 - Saturday - Parish Picnic
  • November 21 - Thursday - 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Thanksgiving Adoration and Potluck Dinner

DECEMBER

  • December 9 - 11 - at 4 p.m. each day - Parish Advent Mission
  • December 17 - Tuesday - Christmas Play
  • Caroling - TBD 
  • December 25 - Family Mass at 11 a.m. at OLL - Christmas (Holy Day of Obligation)
  • December 31 - Family Mass at 6 p.m. at OLL - Vigil of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation)

 

Trips for This Year for Youth Ministry

  • Steubenville West Conference in Tucson, AZ - July 19-21, 2019
    • Rising 9th through graduated seniors
  • Fall Retreat - in Prescott, AZ
    • All teens, 7th - 12th grade - October 4-6, 2019
  • March for Life Pilgrimage - Washington, D.C.
    • All teens, 7th - 12th grade - January 23-27, 2020
  • Spring Retreat - TBD 2020
    • All teens, 7th - 12th grade - TBD

Baptism, First Reconciliation, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion:

Baptism

  • Please let me know as soon as possible if your child needs to be baptized.
    • Those under the age of seven, please follow the link here: Infant and Children Baptism or on the right side of this page that says "Infant and Children Baptism"
    • Those of the age of seven and over will need to take part in extra classes similar to RCIA for adults. This will be scheduled in conjunction with your availability. Let me know ASAP.

Second Grade

  • First Reconciliation takes place normally at the end of the 2nd-grade year as part of the normal catechesis classes
  • If your child is past 2nd-grade and is already Baptized, but has not gone to Confession before please let me know.

Third Grade

  • In the Diocese of Phoenix, the normal age for Confirmation and First Holy Communion is around 8, or 3rd Grade. 
  • The 3rd-grade Sunday classes end with the Confirmation/First Holy Communion Mass in May
    • There will be a mandatory Confirmation Retreat on Sunday, March 8, 2020
      • Parents, sponsors, and children are expected to attend.

Fourth Grade and Higher

  • If your child or teen is in fourth grade or higher and has not been Confirmed or received First Holy Communion, we will have six extra classes to be scheduled at a later date.
    • These extra classes are TBD
    • There will be a mandatory Confirmation Retreat on Sunday, March 8, 2020
      • Parents, sponsors, and children are expected to attend.

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Registration and Payment Information:

$100 for 1 child

$125 for 2 children

$150 for 3 or more children

Please note the following requirements for registration:

  • A copy of the baptismal certificate must be turned into the church office for all first-time students.
  • For children/teens needing baptism - a copy of the birth certificate is required.

All fees are due at the time of registration.  If you are having financial difficulties, we will work with you on a payment plan.  No child or teen will be turned away due to financial difficulties. Cash and checks will also be accepted in either Church office.  Checks can be made payable to Our Lady of Lourdes.

If you have any questions regarding the Catechesis classes or youth groups, please contact Will Wright, 623-344-7288 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact

Will Wright, Director of Catechesis & Evangelization
623-344-7288
wwright@oll-pp.com

 

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