On Saturday, May 21, 2016, after the vigil Mass, we will be celebrating Father John Kappe's 45th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. The reception will be in Madonna Hall.
If you would like to attend, please use one of the RSVP cards that you will find in the pews, fill it out, and drop it in the offertory plate by May 8. (It is only necessary to reply once for your immediate family.) Also, you can RSVP by calling the parish office at 409-925-3579.
Preventing child sexual abuse is the goal of the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Office. "Protecting God's Children" is the program selected by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to educate clergy, staff, and volunteers who work with children and youth about child sexual abuse and the ways to create a safe environment for children. The three-hour live session includes videos and facilitated discussions that focus on the prevention of abuse and the protection of children. Adults learn how to recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse and to respond appropriately. You will learn about steps that the faith community can take to create a safe environment for all God's children and how to respond when adults behave in a way that raises concerns.
A "Protecting God's Children" workshop will be held here at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Madonna Hall.
All attendees must have a current driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport, Mexico Consulate ID card, or Guatemala Consulate ID card. When pre-registering for the class, YOU MUST USE YOUR NAME and DATE OF BIRTH as it appears on your driver's license, ID, or passport. Please pre-register online at http://www.virtus.org
Please note that you must arrive at least 30 minutes early and pre-register for this workshop online. We do not allow late admittance or walk-ins. You will need to re-schedule if you arrive late or do not pre-register online for this workshop. There is no babysitting. No minor child, toddler or infant is permitted in the workshop. There is no exception to this. Do not bring children or youth to the class.
Our Lady of Lourdes
Parish Mission Statement:
"We are a people formed by God,
willing to serve each other in His name."