This Christian Moms' Group is for ALL moms who desire encouragement and support in the vocation of motherhood. The group meets at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Genoa. The address is 204 Main St. in Genoa, Ohio. During the meetings, moms will hear inspiring speakers, tap into their own creativity, grow spiritually, and discuss many aspects of Motherhood.
Our group's mission is to support, encourage, and guide mothers and their families through opportunities for spiritual growth, practical insight, creativity, fellowship, and service to the community.
2019-2020 Moms' Group Meeting Dates
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Sept 11 & 25
October 9 & 23
Jan 8 & 22
Feb 12 & 26
March 11 & 25
April 8 & 22
"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience" Colossians 3:12
Questions? Call Patti Greenhill (419) 262-1165
The Grotto Committee’s mission is to make known and spread devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes, as well as other devotions, and to maintain and use the Grotto Grounds and Gift Shop. Our main goal is spreading devotion to the parish’s namesake Our Lady of Lourdes, focusing on the main themes of Lourdes: the Immaculate Conception, the Rosary, and the miraculous Lourdes water. Among other devotions planned are outdoor services including the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Stations of the Cross, Masses, Benedictions, and Rosary processions. All parishioners are welcome to join, and we have the 33 Club if you care to financially support Our Lady’s Grotto.
Contact Gerry Haar, at 419-862-2211 for more information.
Sensational Seniors meet once a month for a Potluck in the OLL hall at 11:30 Please bring a dish to share. Coffee, tea, and water will be furnished. Anyone 55 and older are very welcome to join us.
If Genoa Schools is closed because of the weather, we also will be cancelled.
The next meeting is November 12 , 2019. We will have the Fire Chief from the Clay-Genoa Fire Department as our guest speaker.
Our Lady of Lourdes Altar Rosary Society
OLL ARS will have their next meeting, on January 12, 2020.
We will start the evening at 6:30 p.m. in Church with praying the Rosary. Afterwards we will gather in classroom 2 for our meeting. We will provide light refreshments and we will have door prizes.
All women from the Parish are welcome!
Discovering our Dignity
This is a 22 week women's Bible Study that gives us modern day advice from women of the Bible. The course starts Saturday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m.
All women are welcome to drop in any time.
To purchase a book, the cost is $40.00
We will have a potluck along with a presentation on the lives of the major saints in the Church. There are ten weeks in the process. Learning about the lives of the saints gives us hope that Christ still lives today through people who model heroic virtues. To be a saint today has changed over time. In the early Church, one was a saint because the person usually died a heroic martyr’s death like Christ. Then there are those who lived a heroic life. Over time, we began to wonder who would qualify and a process was developed on becoming a saint. First one has to have lived a heroic life from what many can ascertain through witnesses. The person would then be called “venerable”. Then after the person has died a holy death, martyrdom or not, there has to be a clear miracle attributed to that saint. If this is demonstrated through a thorough investigation, then the person is called “blessed”. After one is declared blessed, there has to be another clear miracle and then the person may be “canonized” and called a “saint”. There is an untold number of saints. Perhaps thousands are listed as far as we know. The key is that a saint lived a life of heroic virtue. A great list or reference for lives of the saints is the multivolume work Butler’s Lives of the Saints. It is an old work with many versions but definitely the best source for biographical references on saints. Saints are intended to be an inspiration to us all. Potluck begins at 12 PM. Come and join us in the OLL Hall! (Location may be adjusted based on renovation.)
Sunday, October 20, 2019 Sts. Polycarp, Felicity & Perpetua, Agnes, Cecilia, Justin the Martyr, and Lawrence.
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Sts. Gregory the Great, Leo, Callistus I, and Cappadocian Fathers.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 Sts. Augustine, Monica, and Jerome.
Sunday, November 10, 2019 Sts. Boniface, Patrick, Denis, Cyril, and Methodius.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 Sts. Benedict of Nursia, Bernard of Clairvaux
Sunday, November 24, 2019 Sts. Francis of Assisi, Dominic Guzman, Anthony of Padua
Sunday, December 1, 2019 Sts. Philip Neri, Ignatius of Loyola, Francis de Sales, Theresa of Avila, and John of the Cross
Sunday, December 8, 2019 North American Martyrs
Sunday, January 5, 2020 Sts. Catherine Laboure, John Vianney, Pius IX, John Newman
Sunday, January 12, 2020 Bd. Solanus Casey, St. John Neumann, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Venerable Pierre Toussaint, . . .