Parish Groups

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.

Mission Statement

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.


Rejoice and be glad! It is the season of EASTER and spring! All things are

renewed! As the days and weeks of the “stay at home” order continue and your

children, as well as yourselves, may be getting restless, cling to the HOPE of the Resurrection and the knowledge that God is in the midst of ALL that is going on in your lives. Schedule your days putting Him first with quiet prayer time for yourself, as well as continually calling on Him to make His presence known in your homes throughout the day. Also, make time to pray together daily as a family and thank Our Heavenly Father for ALL His wonderful

blessings, even in the difficult times. During this time at home, you and your husband may be the only model of Christians your children are seeing right now; make it an example filled with LOVE and MERCY!

We are still uncertain as to when our annual coffee cake bake will be rescheduled, but as soon as we can, we will schedule a Saturday baking day at St. Boniface. We are truly looking forward to the time when we can join together again and spend a day baking our delicious coffee cakes!

May God grant you and your families the grace and beauty of growing in faith together during these

difficult times.

Coordinator

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

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.

Thank-You.

The next scheduled meeting is September 8, 2020

Our Lady of Lourdes Altar Rosary Society

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!

The next scheduled meeting June 18, 2020

Parish Youth Group for Grades 6-12 that meets regularly for a variety of social, spiritual, catechetical, and service-related activities. Events, conferences, and retreats are offered all throughout the year.

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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.

Currently we are on winter break. Classes Resume in March 2020. Watch the bulletin for details.

All women are welcome to drop in any time.

To purchase a book, the cost is $40.00

The Food Pantry

Suggested items for the month of April are Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Spaghettie O's, Boxed dinners and Sides, Cereal, Tooth Brushes and Tooth Paste.

There are containers in the vestibule of the Church at both parishes.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church has been an active member of the Genoa Area Community Food Pantry since 1988. Seven area churches in Genoa make up the board that helps run the food pantry with monthly food distribution. On average, the food pantry assists close to 40 families each month, which feeds up to 100 people.

Ellen Bergman and Joanne Luebke are the current food pantry board members representing Our Lady of Lourdes. We hope to put together a team of 20 parishioners to assist on two Saturdays a year when OLL is responsible for the distribution of food. Youth looking for volunteer hours are welcome.

In 2020, Our Lady of Lourdes will be responsible for running the food pantry on Saturday, May 16 9-noon; and Saturday, October 17 9-noon.

Jobs that you may assist with include: Helping with intake information of clients, assisting clients load the food items into bags, assist the client with taking the items to their vehicle, loading bins with food for distribution, etc.

For more information, please contact Ellen Bergman at 419-265-1784 or ereo32@gmail.com.