This past weekend we celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lady of Lourdes, our patronal feast. Thank you to Archbishop Aymond for giving us permission to move the celebration to Sunday so that more of us could celebrate together. I also want to thank Barker's Dozen and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary for providing the king cakes for after Mass.
As part of our celebration our large statue of Our Lady of Lourdes was moved into the sanctuary in preparation to be moved to her new permanent position. Then, after the 11:00 AM Mass we processed with the statue around the Church and brought it to its new home in our Marian Shrine, where the tabernacle used to be kept.
I hope this new Shrine will help us to grow ever closer to our Blessed Mother and through her to her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Fr. Bryan was pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes from July 3, 2017 to June 2022.