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No love is purer than the love of God

UPDATE ON CURRENT BUILDING PROJECTS

AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES PARISH

Boiler

The church is heated by a Hydronic (Hot Water) boiler installed in 2003. Unfortunately, in late November of this past year, it developed an unrepairable water leak.  The Property & Maintenance Committee and Fr. Rafal with the approval of the Diocese decided to replace the boiler which had already exceeded the normal 15-year life expectancy.  The Diocese approved an estimated $55,000 contract to replace the boiler.  The new boiler installation will be completed by January 12th. The new unit will be less costly to operate as it is much higher in efficiency at 97% vs the old unit at 85%.  In addition to the boiler, a water softener will be added to the church as required by the boiler manufacturer.

 

Parish Hall Kitchen- The kitchen was reviewed by the Diocese in 2022 and it was determined that a few improvements were needed. A budget of $16,000 was set. The costs will be offset by a $5,000 grant for kitchen improvements. Changes include

  • Add Electrical receptacles to the island

  • Replace the exhaust fan with a more powerful unit including improved airflow patterns within the kitchen

  • Add dedicated receptacles in the Hall to allow plugging in the coffee urns along each wall

  • updating other electrical issues

  • add a dedicated faucet for unsoftened drinking water

 

Music and Children’s Room Renovation- The existing rooms are small. It was determined that a single larger room would be more useful for the various programs. Proposed changes include

  • Demolish the wall separating the Music Room and the Activity Room

  • Add additional Electrical receptacles

  • Carpet the floor and paint the walls

  • Add new shelving and storage

  • The cost of this project has not been fully determined as yet

 

Hall Air Conditioning- The current hall ventilation is inadequate for the size of the hall.  A study is underway to bring fresh air into the hall and to provide air conditioning.  We have received budget quotations that are being reviewed.

Saturday 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m.
and 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday & Friday  8:30 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday  7:00 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m.
to noon

20 minutes before every weekday mass

MENU: Coffee or tea $1 / Cake $2

Every second Sunday of the Month after the mass at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

More details here

Link to full article

SAVE A DATE: OUR LADY OF LOURDES 3RD PARISH CHRISTMAS DINNER: November 26, 2023, at 4:00 p.m OLOL Social club is hosting by popular demand our third parish dinner. Cost per ticket is $40. Please contact Patrycja at the parish office to purchase your tickets at 519-886-0342 ext 3 or by email lourdeswaterloochurch@gmail.com or stop by the parish office to reserve your table of 8. Everyone’s welcome. Tickets are limited.

Looking to have your child receive their first Sacrament of Reconciliation & Eucharist? Confirmed?

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION REGISTRATION NIGHT

FIRST RECONCILIATION, FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION:  If Our Lady of Lourdes Church is your regular place of worship and you have a son/daughter in grade 2 or grade 7 in a school other than Holy Rosary or Our Lady of Lourdes, and you would like him/her to receive these sacraments at Our Lady of Lourdes Church please join us for a registration meeting. Please remember to bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate.

REGISTRATION MEETING:   

  • First Reconciliation & First Eucharist: Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Mass followed by meeting with (parents & students)

  • Confirmation: Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. Mass followed by meeting with (parents & students)

CATHETICAL CORRESPONDENCE COURSES:  Programs are available for children from kindergarten through high school for students not currently receiving religious instruction. Preparation for First Communion and Confirmation for children not in Catholic schools is also available.  Families work through the programs at home. They are supported by our parish catechists who review the students’ assignments.  Contact Monica in the Catechesis Office at 905-528-7988, ext. 2238 or check out their website at www.hamiltondiocese.com and click on the Catechesis Office for more information and registration forms.  If your child will be preparing to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation, please also contact the parish office immediately so that important information regarding the reception of the sacraments at Our Lady of Lourdes can be sent to you. Thank you.

More information about the sacraments can be found  here

To continue offering the services that we do, we need some extra help. Your support will allow us to reach greater heights and accomplish so much more.

On behalf of our Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, we thank you in advance for supporting us and our mission.

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