elcome to the On Line portion of the Parish Community of Our Lady of Lourdes in Mountainside, NJ. It is our hope that the information you gather from these pages will enable you to know better who we are as a parish community and how we work to proclaim the Lord Jesus in our midst.
In his letter for the World Day of Communications in May 2010, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, invites us and encourages us to "to utilize (modern technology) in a positive way and to realize the great potential of these means to build up bonds of friendship and solidarity that can contribute to a better world. “
The Holy Father continues: "Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God’s infinite love for all people, will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world!"
Whether you are a member of our community since its beginning in 1958, someone new to our community, or someone just surfing the net, we welcome you to come and see how we live the gospel message. Look through these pages and contact us if you need more information. Or better still, come by and say hello!
Father John McCrone
Parish Mission Statement
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, founded in 1958 is an integral part of the Mountainside community.
As a parish we strive to:
- form one family in Christ embracing our various backgrounds and differences;
- unify and strengthen our parish bonds through our faith, supported by the Eucharist as well as Spiritual, Educational, Service and Social Ministries;
- evangelize and minister to the needs of God's people under the patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes, reflecting the greater Church's efforts to promote love of God and love of neighbor - through our faith and works.
Throughout this journey, we strive to become stronger families, neighbors and Catholics living our lives according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Revised and approved by the Parish Pastoral Council
September 21, 2011
The deadline for submission of information you would like included in the weekly bulletin is Tuesday at 12 noon at the Parish Office. This includes all articles for the bulletin and any requests for flyers. Please note that there is a limited amount of space and parish announcements/news take precedence over non-parish events. Also, we limit the number of flyers in the bulletin to no more that two a week. There will be no exceptions!