Our Lady of Lourdes Church
2621 Colonial Blvd.
P. O. Box 462
Violet, LA  70092

Phone: 504-682-7070
Fax: 504-682-2621

Our Lady of Lourdes Office
in the trailer -- next to church
hours: Monday - Friday
8:30am to 3:30pm
(closed for lunch noon-1:00pm)



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church location map

 W E L C O M E

Welcome to the website for Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish in Violet, La. A parish established in 1916 rich in history and tradition.

I hope you find our website user friendly and filled with the most up to date information about our parish. Our world and our lives continue to give us exciting, invigorating and challenging opportunities as we move forward as people of hope and faith, reflecting on YESTERDAY, TODAY & FOREVER.

The past is built on past experiences and memories. Some which we hope to never experience again. Through natural disasters, life has been changed forever, as we reflect on the many YESTERDAY’s of life.
People have relocated, Physical and Spiritual homes have been destroyed and some rebuilt. Wherever we are in life, we are forced to look at the past and where we have been, asking the question, “Where is God?”, in every situation we find ourselves in. What can we learn from our past, to make us stronger and better people for the future?
Although change is never easy and often not wanted, our faith allows a new ray of light representing the hope and faith of a resilient people, made in the image and likeness of Jesus. Our human nature calls us to seek concrete answers, yet we are called to live as people of faith, depending on God for the guidance and direction we need.


TODAY, Church is the people of God, and that must be our focal point. Although we love our beautiful buildings, we must keep that in proper prospective. How have we and do we continue journeying with our brothers and sisters in faith? How do we stretch out our hands, taking the hand of a neighbor and walk through the ‘mess of life’, that often we have no control over? We are Jesus’ hands, feet, mind and heart.

We are here to strengthen our community of faith, built on the foundation of the generations of people who have come before us. As we restore the physical Church building, we continually seek God’s divine assistance with strengthening our faith and relationship with His son. FOREVER, through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, under the title of Our Lady of Lourdes, we move forward one day at a time.

May each of us play an active role in consciously encouraging, promoting and fostering vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life.

Let us continue drawing closer to the Lord in prayer, asking for the graces we need to be his faithful children, building on the foundation from the past, and creating a foundation for those who will come after us. May God continue to use all of our gifts and talents as together we build up the Body of Christ.

 


Last Updated by M. A. Bazile  1/28/14