Our Lady of Lourdes is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary in honor of the Marian apparitions which took place before Bernadette Soubirous, her sister Toinette Soubirous and a friend Jeanne Abadie on 18 occasions around Lourdes, France.
On February 11, 1858, Bernadette, a 14-year-old peasant girl admitted to her mother that a "lady" spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle, (a mile from the town) while she was gathering firewood with Toinette and Jeanne. Bernadette described Mary “She has the appearance of a young girl of sixteen or seventeen. She is dressed in a white robe, girdled at the waist with a blue ribbon which flows down all around it. A yoke closes it in graceful pleats at the base of the neck. The sleeves are long and tight-fitting. She wears upon her head a veil which is also white. This veil gives just a glimpse of her hair and then falls down at the back below her waist. Her feet are bare but covered by the last folds of her robe except at the point where a yellow rose shines upon each of them. She holds on her right arm a rosary of white beads with a chain of gold shinning like the two roses on her feet.” Mary’s message is one of penance, humility, mercy for sinners and compassion for the sick.
The Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes is February 11th.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 28:19
Our Lady of Lourdes parish is a community of faith dedicated to living the spirit of Jesus Christ through the practice of our Roman Catholic tradition. Our mission is to communicate the message of Christ’s redeeming love to those lives we touch in the parish and throughout the community. With the use of our time, talent and treasure we support our church, parochial school, christian formation programs, social ministry and spiritual growth. We ask for the continued blessings and intercession of our patroness, Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes.
Father Bob Spencer
Deacon Bob Griffin
Deacon Jim VanWyk
Director of Christian Formation
Director of Liturgical Music
Human Concerns Coordinator
Monday through Friday, 9:00-4:00 (closed 12:00-1:00 for lunch)
Beginning June 1st, the office will be closed at 12:00 noon on Fridays.
Phone - 804-262-7315
Fax - 804-262-7337
Week Day Mass and Prayer Schedule:
Tuesday, 9:00 am - Mass
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - Adoration and Benediction
Thursday, 9:30 am - Mass (every other week is a School Mass)
Thursday, 7:00 pm - Legion of Mary
4:15 - 4:45 - Reconciliation
4:45 - 5:00 - Rosary
5:30 - Vigil Mass
8:30 - Mass with American Sign Language Interpreter and Children's Liturgy of the Word
10:00 - Religious Education Classes (PreK - 5th Grade, and Adult) (Ended for the year.)
11:15 - Mass with Children's Liturgy of the Word
6:00 - Youth Sessions (6th - 12th Grade)
Check out Up Coming Events for additions to the weekend schedule and for weekday events. Up Coming Events is found above under the "HOME" tab.
8th ANNUAL FILIPINO FESTIVAL
Friday, August 9 from 5pm-10pm
Saturday, August 10 from 10am-10pm
SPONSORS AND VENDORS WELCOME
Mabuhay! With an expected crowd of over 10,000, come celebrate and be a part of OLL’s largest community event of the year. Hundreds of church volunteers provide energy and support for this important weekend.
Sample authentic cuisine such as lumpia, lechon, pancit, BBQ, halo-halo and other favorite dishes. Some vegetarian dishes available.Traditional cultural program includes a fusion of dance, music, song, art work, and exhibits by local and regional Filipino talent. Several popular bands including Janet Martin and the D’Originals to perform live. Guest appearances by Latin Ballet of Virginia and your favorite Filipino line-dancers! Children’s corner, health screenings, crafts, jewelry, clothing, and plenty of vendors. ATMs on site. Proceeds to help with OLL’s ministries and outreach programs such as our Blue-Ribbon School, the Food Pantry, Laura’s Clothes Closet, Lamb’s Basket, and more.
Come and be a part of your 8th Annual Filipino Festival. For more information, go to www.filipinofestival.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.