Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes Religious Education
As stewards of all that God has given us, the Parish Family of Our Lady of Lourdes serves and ministers to all who come to this place. Regardless of a person’s history, ethnicity, gender, orientation, age or race, we commit ourselves to open wide the doors of our Parish to provide a place of welcome and hospitality.
The Religious Education Calendar and Website are now updated, please note not all dates available at this time continue to check the website and calendar for updates.
PEP 1 Registration…
Tuesday, September 29…..10:30-11:30 am…….Families whose last name begins A – L
Tuesday, September 29…..7:30 – 8:30 pm…….Families whose last name begins A – L
Wednesday, September 30…..10:30-11:30 am…….Families whose last name begins M – Z
Wednesday, September 30…..7:30 – 8:30 pm……..Families whose last name begins M – Z
Registration to take place in Parish Center
To allow for social distancing, please come to your “assigned meeting”. You may attend the alternate meeting if absolutely necessary.
You must wear a mask to the meeting.
Please note the following:
- Please bring your child’s Baptism certificate (or a copy) in order for your child to be placed in a class.
- There is a Family Fee of $210 which may be paid at the time of registration(if this is your oldest child)
- Specific information as well as schedules will be given at this meeting.
- Please bring a picture of your child – since they will be wearing masks!
OUR RELIGIOUS ED PLAN is to move forward with hope and new possibilities in a safe environment for all in accordance with the Diocese of Rockville Centre COVID guidelines and New York State COVID guidelines in place.
Our Religious Ed Website / Calendar will have GRADE LEVEL DATES /TIMES, ETC. coming soon
Please note specific information regarding GRADE LEVEL CLASSES, ETC.will be explained at designated Grade Level Parent Meetings and through emails.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FR. BRIAN:
Our Lady of Lourdes is open for Sunday Mass and Daily Mass schedule will be:
4:00pm–4:45pm :: CONFESSIONS
5:00pm :: MASS
8:00am :: MASS
9:30am :: MASS
11:00am :: MASS
12:30pm :: MASS
Monday – Saturday… 8:30am MASS
As of now, we will NOT have Mass at 6:00pm on Sunday.
There are some GUIDELINES that we need to follow.
Seating capacity is limited to 25% of the building’s seating capacity. We will be opening the All-Purpose Room as well. Pews will be “roped off.” We ask that people sit at the end of the row only. Families may sit together! By sitting at the end of the aisle, we can easily maintain the 6-ft. “social distancing.”
Every person over the age of two (2) MUST wear a mask (unless the individual has breathing issues). Any homemade mask is fine, just as long as the mask or scarf covers the nose and mouth. There is no need to wear gloves. The Center for Disease Control recommends gloves only when cleaning and when caring for the sick.
There will no hymnals or missalettes for the near future.
There will be NO holy water in the fonts BUT you can obtain holy water from the Holy Water dispenser/tank in the main vestibule.
There will be NO Sign of Peace.
There will be NO Offertory Procession with the gifts.
HERE IS THE BIG CHANGE FOR THE NEAR FUTURE:
Holy Communion will be distributed after Mass has ended!
This allows the priest and deacon to remove their outer vestments (lest anyone sneeze/cough, etc. on the vestment). It will allow the priest and deacon to wear a mask during the distribution of Holy Communion. They will not wear a mask during the Mass itself.
It will allow the priest and deacon and Eucharistic Minister to sanitize their hands before the distribution of Holy Communion.
When you come to Mass, we will remind everyone of the needed procedures. For now, please wear a mask when you come! Please help me out! I do not want to be a “mask policeman!”
- The Dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation Masses remains in effect for the Diocese of Rockville Centre until further notice. I would love for you to come to Mass but you are not obligated to come at this point!
- Those at higher risk from COVID-19 (i.e., the elderly or who have underlying health conditions) should be encouraged to stay home. As circumstances allow, a visit from a priest (for Anointing), deacon, or extraordinary minister of Holy Communion to bring them the Eucharist may be possible, observing the usual precautions (masks, social distance, etc. when offering Holy Communion).
Again, I would love for you to come BUT we must all be prudent. I want everyone to be safe and healthy.
- Those who are not feeling well and anyone with a fever or a cough of any sort should not come to the church to attend Mass, for a visit or for any other ceremonies or purposes. Again, be prudent – for your sake and for the sake of others.
Please bring and wear a mask. They drive me crazy, too, but please wear a mask to church just as you would to the stores!
- The OLL Church Maintenance staff will regularly clean and disinfect commonly-touched surfaces in the church. This cleaning will be done between Masses.
The Office of Faith Formation understands what a stressful time this can be.
Here are some useful articles that may be helpful during these times of uncertainty.
Managing the Stress Associated with Coronavirus
We find ourselves in a time of unprecedented stress, anxiety, and uncertainty
in the presence of the coronavirus crisis. The wellbeing of society; families,
communities, businesses, organizations as well as our nation are all impacted. How do
we survive and recover?
Bereavement Support Forum
A free online evening support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.
YES Community Counseling Center Virtual Bereavement and Support Group
For more information, visit: www.yesccc.org or call 516-799-3203
Good Shepherd Hospice Bereavement Support Forum
For more information, visit: https://goodshepherdhospice.chsli.org/ or call 631-465-6262
To learn more about these, and other vital topics, please visit our website at: https://www.drvc-faith.org/
OLL LIVE STREAM MASS
Please visit ollchurch.org to watch Mass live streamed
See Schedule Below…
Live streaming of SUNDAY MASSES are as follows:
Saturday 5pm (Vigil), Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:30pm.
Please note that we will NOT live stream the 6:00pm Sunday Mass.
Live streaming of DAILY MASS is as follows:
Monday -Saturday 8:30 am
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AT THE EXACT TIME …NOT EARLIER
PLEASE NOTE: MASSES ARE NOT ARCHIVED
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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
What’s it all about?
IF you are an adult AND
…you were never Baptized
…you were Baptized in another faith and would like to become a baptized Catholic
…you never received Holy Communion (Eucharist)
…you never received your Confirmation
…Come join us!!
For further information email RCIA @ollchurch.org or call the Parish Office at 631-661-3224,option 1 and we would be happy to help you.
Please click VIRTUS link to register or for a list of sessions