March 31, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Lent: Laetare SundaybâÜ twç Éy ÉâÜwxá5333 E AST W ASHINGTON S TREET I NDIANAPOLIS , INDIANA 46219WWW . OLLINDY . ORGParish OfficeHours: Monday Friday 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Phone: 317 356 7291 School OfficePhone: 317 357 3316 Fax: 317 357 0980 The 4th Sunday of LentMass ScheduleTues & Thurs 6 p.m. Wed & Fri 8:15 a.m. Sat 5 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. Parish Staff Pastor Rev. Rick Ginther [email protected] Deacon Deacon Tom Horn [email protected] School Principal Chris Kolakovich [email protected] Business Manager Amanda Bakemeyer [email protected] Communications Coordinator Jeff Fleak [email protected] “He said to him, ‘My son, you are here with me always;everything I have is your. But now we must celebrate andrejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to lifeagain; he was lost and has been found.’”-Luke 15:31-32School Secretary Molly Funk [email protected] Parish Secretary Sally Welch [email protected] Music Director Greg Martin [email protected] Pastor’s Corner Custodial Supervisor Anne Woolen [email protected] Director of Religious Education Rachael Vroom [email protected] Parish Nurse Paula Bittelmeyer [email protected] Dear brothers and sisters: In just over 3 weeks we will be celebrating Easter! Our time of Lent willhave reached its culmination in the Triduum, the great three days! Capping the Triduum is the Easter Vigil. It is by far the most powerful of allcelebrations in the Liturgical Year. Since 1965 I have participating in this marvelousunfolding of our faith through symbol, song, word, sacrament. The cascade of minutesenvelopes me in “kairos time” (not “chronos”, or clock time); it is “God time” into which Iam immersed. Each year this liturgy leaves uplifted in a way no other celebration does! (Continued page 2) We, the faith community of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, strive to live, share and be Christ in all we do.
SACRAMENTSReconciliation: Saturday 4 4:30 p.m.You may also call the parish office toarrange for an appointment. Baptism: 3rd Sunday of the monthduring or immediately after 10 a.m.Mass, or at another pre arranged time.Preparation classes are held quarterly.Please call the parish office foradditional information. Marriage: Please contact the pastor atleast six months in advance. Nowedding dates will be set until a couplehas met with the pastor. Communion Calls: Please call theparish office to arrange Communioncalls for the home bound. Anointing of the Sick: If you aregoing to have surgery, or have achronic illness and wish to be anointed,please contact the parish office. If afamily member is in or admitted to thehospital, please call the parish office at317 356 7291. PARISH SCHOOLOur Lady of Lourdes offers preschooland kindergarten through 8th gradeclasses. Please call the School Officefor more information at 317 357 3316. NEW PARISHIONERSWelcome to our Parish Family! To register or to schedule a tour ofOur Lady of Lourdes, please call orstop by the parish office located in therectory. Giving Made Simpler:Scan this QR code to sign upfor OLL online giving or makechanges to your current onlinegiving account. Pastor’s Corner (continued from page 1)Some ask me “Why does it begin so late?” Well, it is a “vigil,” thenature of which calling for a setting at night. Night does not begin until civiltwilight, that is, ½ hour after sunset. This year, that means 9 p.m. Now, I am not a “night person.” I prefer being in bed not later than9:30 p.m. But not on this night of all nights. Some ask me “Why does it take so long? Couldn’t you shortenit?” Actually, no, if it is to be done as the Church calls for. This the THEcelebration of the Paschal Mystery. It enfolds us into the mystery. We stand before fire, light, Paschal candle touched by said lightand from which light is shed and shared in darkened church. We hear thegreat Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) in the presence of the light. We listen to God’s word Genesis (Creation), Exodus (Red Sea),Isaiah (living waters), Romans (our baptism), and Luke (resurrection). Welaud each reading with psalm response and prayer. We lift our voices inpraise of God Father, Son and Spirit. We bring to the font of life those to be baptized and recall our ownbaptism. We stand with those who profess their faith as Catholic for thefirst time. We anoint with Chrism the newly washed and professed inConfirmation. We celebrate the great meal/sacrifice/memorial of the Eucharist,bring our newest members of the “fold” to the culmination of initiation communion at the Table of the Lord from which we all receive. We depart, filled to bursting with sights, sounds, silence, scents,tastes all of our senses touched repeatedly by the mysteries! No sporting event, no movie, no play, no symphony of equal lengthcan rival this “God time” for depth and power! Would it not be a wonder to those 4 entering our fold to behold achurch filled with believers accompanying them in these final steps, thesebeginning steps? Fr. Rick PRAY THE ROSARY WITH USTuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, following 8:15 a.m. Mass Friday, before 8:15 a.m. Mass Journey to Sierra LeoneGod of Hope, We Encounter You in Students A Prayer for Mozambigue, Malawiand Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai Mary, Star of the Sea, We ask your intercession for our African brothers and sisters, who have borne the devastation of Cyclone Idai and stand amidst ruined towns and livelihoods. Be near them in their time of trouble. Comfort all whose homes have been washed away. Console all who have lost loved ones. Fill those who wait in fear and uncertainty with your peace. We pray for a spirit of perseverance, especially for those who have emerged from the storm as caretakers and victims; Be a shining beacon of hope as they begin the journey of recovery. And stand us firm beside them in solidarity. We ask this in the name of Jesus, your Son. Amen.Waisa didn’t spend a single day in school. When she wasyoung, no one thought girls should receive an education. Instead,she and her 12 siblings worked at her family’s farm. Things have changed in Sierra Leone. Waisa knows theimportance of education especially for girls. That’s why hergranddaughter, Kumba, attends the nearby CRS sponsoredschool. Kumba is learning how to make a difference in hercommunity, and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. Thanksto the nutritious lunch CRS distributes every day, students likeKumba can focus on their studies and not on their hunger. “I’m happy if I can support my daughters and granddaughters,even through university,” Waisa says. With a smile, she adds, “I know that educated girls help their parents and their communities.” SHARE THE JOURNEY: A good education doesn’t just benefit the student it benefitsthe family, the community and the common good, allowing people toflourish without needing to migrate. Easy Direct Link to Rice BowlVideos: To view these stories or to find more information on the workthat CRS Rice Bowl's provide, visit www.ollindy.org/crs Do You Know? CRS does not work alone to combat poverty. In 2015 USAID with CRS and 4 other international aid organizationspartnered to combat hunger in Sierra Leone after the Ebola epidemic.Together distributing cash to buy food to 364,000 recipients.
OLL Eastside Strong 5K - “We Run the Eastside” Event!Come kick off the Health Fair weekend with our 2nd annual 5K! Date: April 27, Race begins at 8 a.m. Adults (18 ) 20 (plus fees), Kids (5 17) 10 (plus fees) Tickets come with shirt and snacks the day ofthe event. Tickets available up to the day ofthe event. SUPPORT OUR TROOPSPro-life Stations of the Cross - 40 Days for Life1st Sgt John Beasley, Staff Sgt Thomas Cadick, CWO5 Joseph D. Eble, Lt William Keyes, MSGT Justin Z. Morgan, Capt Scott Godby, SrA Daniel Willett, Ssgt James Willett, A1C Brian Willett, Sgt Travis Beasley, PFC Jacob R. Bakemeyer, Sgt Nicholas Eble, Ensign Michael B. Kennedy, USN, Ensign John S. Kennedy, MC, USNRIt is our pleasure to invite you to our 2nd Pro Life Stations of the Cross outside PlannedParenthood at Georgetown Rd. and 86th (8590 Georgetown Rd., 46268) Friday, April 12,6 7 p.m. This is an opportunity for prayer, meditation and active participation in theStations as we recognize the suffering of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, in the streets of ourown community. Our Lord continues his way of sorrow for the unborn, the most vulnerable.Let's gather and be united for the prisoner, the deported, the unborn, the youth, the sick,the disabled and all suffering in silence and oppression. Pilgrim Church, be the voice forthose who cannot speak up for themselves. Provida Indianapolis Intercultural Ministry of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Stewardship Commitmentcards are now beingaccepted online. Go to www.ollindy.org and click on God's WorkThrough Our Hands. COMMUNION CALLSIf you know someone who would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please call the parish office at317 356 7291. Donate Blood, Save 3 Lives!The Indiana Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood products to local areahospitals including Community Health, and St.Francis Hospitals. Please help the local patientsthat depend upon these blood products dailyand sign up to donate at our upcoming drive. Remember, each donation saves 3 lives! Thankyou for your commitment to our mission. The Bloodmobile will be here at OLL onSunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Sign Up to Donate at http://tinyurl.com/OLLBLOODDRIVE19 PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERSEmilia Atkinson, Paula Bittelmeyer, Mr. Bollahan, Erna Bornhauser, Michael Bray, Lucy Bross, RickBurdick, Dick, Kathy & Michele Burgess, Tracy Calkins, Helen Chalupa, Deborah Clayton, Kate Cline,John Creasey, John Davis, Lorentz Davis, Debby Eha, Jim Eifert, Mona Eitel, Norma Faye, RobertFulton, Tom Garrard, Isaac Garten, Erick Gedek, Sherri Green, Ben Hall, Chris Hendrickson, KathyHendrickson, Leroy Hendrickson, Isabelle Hofmeister, Delphine Holota, Brian Houppert, MichaelJames, Katie Jones, Kathy Kidwell, Randy Kidwell, Peggy Kloenne, Robert Leising, Paul Linne, MarilynMay, Jerry MacKenzie, Rene MacKenzie, Gloria Matthews, Dick Mayer, Becky Nelson, PeggyOsterman, Hayden Proffitt, Mary Riordan, Patty Rogers, Rhonda Roseman, Mary Anne Roseman, EricSeddon, Carole Schenkenfelder, Teresa Sullivan, Kurt Suppiger, Arianna Williams, Mary Williams,Sherry Williams, Pam Yohler“But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was deadand has come to life again; he was lostand has been found.” Ͳ Luke 15:32
SCHOOL NEWSDear OLL Families, The week before Spring Break is always one that is filled withexcitement and anticipation. The students and staff are all lookingforward to a well deserved vacation this week, April 1 5. For those ofyou that are traveling, I wish you a safe journey. Classes will resumeon Monday, April 8. Please remember to mark your calendars for the annual SpringBenefit Dinner on Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. Hopefully you’ve received your invitation. The Spring Benefit is our school’s largest andmost important fundraiser. The parents and parishioners who attendenjoy beverages, an excellent meal, a silent auction featuring studentartwork and other items, music, and time for socializing. Attendees willalso hear from our honored guest, Sister Nicolette Etienne, andwitness the presentation of the Living Legacy Award to parishionersCris and John Kennedy. It is a special night, and I truly hope to seeyou there in support of our parish’s largest ministry. Congratulations to our Middle School students for their participation in the National History Day Showcase on Wednesday. Under thedirection of Mr. Bindewald, the students researched and presented avariety of research about the theme Triumph & Tragedy. The projectswere judged by volunteers, and all visitors were very impressed bywhat our 6th 8th graders accomplished. Our 7th grade students made their way to Oldenberg on Thursday to assist the Sisters of St. Francis with community service projectson their farm. Our students make this trip each year to provide serviceand maintain a positive relationship with the Sisters who founded ourschool. They always work hard and accomplish quite a bit. The tripalso involves a tour of the grounds and convent. Sincerely, Chris Kolakovich Principal Some Bunny Needs Your HelpCANDY: Please consider making a candy donationfor our annual Easter Egg Hunt. We haveover 4000 eggs to fill. Any small, individually WRAPPED candy is acceptable. Alsoneeded are some items to be given awayas “grand prizes.” Donations may be left atthe parish office. Thank you for being so sweet! VOLUNTEERS: We are in need of helpers to assist with the distribution ofplastic eggs and registration on the morning of the EasterEgg Hunt, Saturday, April 13. This is an excellent serviceopportunity for our teens. Anyone interested should contactBridget Schlebecker at b a [email protected] Join “Ordinary Women”The Ordinary Women bookdiscussion group will meeton Monday, April 1. Meetingplace: Bernadette Hall.Please call the parish officewith any questions 317 356 7291. Please join us in celebrating Rita Lorraine Walker’s 90th Birthday Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. 4155 Iowa Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 Please R.S.V.P. [email protected] Mass Intentions Sunday, March 31.4th Sunday of Lent: Laetare Sunday 10:00 am Pro Populo Tuesday, April 2 . .St. Francis of Paola, Hermit 5:30 pm Rosary Before Mass 6:00 pm †Rene MadinaReq. by Kathy & Dick Burgess Wednesday, April 3 . . . . Lenten Weekday 8:15 am †Sam AjamieReq. by Tammy Ward 8:45 am Rosary After Mass Thursday, April 4 .St. Isidore, Bishop & Doctor 5:30 pm Rosary Before Mass Req. by Jack Gillespie 6:00 pm †Mary Jo Gillespie Friday, April 5 . . .St. Vincent Ferrer, Priest 7:45 am Rosary before Mass Req. by Carl Meisberger8:15 am †Michael O’Dwyer Saturday, April 6 . . . . .5th Sunday of Lent 5:00 pm †Michael & Bettina Sullivan Req. by The Wieland Family Sunday, April 7.5th Sunday of Lent 10:00 am Pro Populo Ministry Schedule Saturday, April 6, 5 p.m. EMs: Brian Hall, Deacon Tom, Jan O’Brien, Travis Server, Monica Collins, Sally Budreau Usher: Lector: Melanie Holota, Bernie Schwering, Larry Turner, Leon Waninger Brian Hall (A), Lucy Miller (B) Sacristan: Cara Swinefurth Servers: Myanna Navarra, Gracie Swinefurth, Kyle Swinefurth Cantor: Maggie Then Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m. EMs: Mark Pittman, Deacon Tom, Anne Therese Kelshaw, Anthony Kelshaw, Aimee Sprong, Angie Therber, Theresa Brickens, Amy Duke Usher: Lector: Sacristan: Aimee Sprong Greg Comer, Ben Horner, Lourdes Warfield, Steve Wuertz Theresa Brickens (A), Mark Caraher (B) Servers: Brogan Maguire, Franklin Oesterling, Russell Weaver Choir: Folk Choir Small Linens Sacristan: Bernice Berlage READINGS FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 31, 2019Sunday: Jos 5:9a,10 12; 2 Cor 5:17 21; Lk 15:1 3,11 32 Monday: Is 65:17 21; Jn 4:43 54 Tuesday: Wednesday: Ez 47:1 9,12; Jn 5:1 16 Thursday: Ex 32:7 14; Jn 5:31 47 Friday: Wis 2:1a,12 22; Jn 7:1 2,10,25 30 Saturday: Is 49:8 15; Jn 5:17 30 Jer 11:18 20; Jn 7:40 53
CALENDARSunday, March 31 8:30 am Sunday Religious Ed 10:00 am Mass Monday, April 1 NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK 7:00 pm Ordinary Women BH S 7:30 pm Folk Rehearsal Church Tuesday, April 2 NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK 6:30 am K of C Men’s Prayer Group Fatima Center 6:00 pm Mass Chapel 7:00 pm Boy Scout Troop #8 Cafeteria 7:00 pm Liturgy Committee BH Mass Times for Holy Week and Easter Wednesday, April 3 NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK 8:15 am Mass Chapel 6:00 pm IAM Lenten Prayer Svc. Downey Avenue Christian Church 7:00 pm RCIA BH Thursday, April 4 NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK 6:00 pm Mass Chapel 7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal Church Friday, April 5 NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK 8:15 am Mass Church 6:00 pm East Deanery Penance Svc St. Michael, Grnfld 6:30 pm Lenten Reconciliation Church 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross Church Saturday, April 6 10:00 am East Deanery Penance Svc 5:00 pm Mass St. Michael, Grnfld Church Sunday, April 7 8:30 am Sunday Religious Ed 10:00 am Mass 10:00 am Nursery Care 4:30 pm Raingutter Regatta 4:30 pm EDGE Explanatory Mass Followed by Pitch In School Church School Cafeteria Church BH 5,989.00 1,822.50 8,640.00 (828.50 ) YTD Sunday & Holy Day Actual. 378,134.27 Budgeted. 407,160.00 Difference /( ) . (29,025.73 ) Endowment Fund . . St. Vincent de Paul . Criterion . Black & Indian Missions . 2:00 pm Chrism Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul Cathedral NO MASS & NO COMMUNION SERVICE AT OLL Wednesday, April 17 8:15 amWeekday Mass at OLL Thursday, April 18 Holy Thursday 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8:30 to 10 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday, April 19 Good Friday 9:00 am3:00 pm7:00 pmLiving Stations of the Cross presented by OLL Students Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion AT LITTLE FLOWER Saturday, April 20 Holy Saturday 9:00 pmEaster Vigil and Mass Sunday, April 21 Easter (New Times This Year) 9:00 am The Resurrection of the Lord 11:00 am The Resurrection of the Lord 380.00 793.00 519.00 40.00 Parish Goal 35,098 Amount Pledged 29,770 Total Received 16,029 % of Goal Received 85% Parish Households 644 # of Pledges 121 Parish Participation 19% The Archdiocesan goal to support ministry needs is 6.6 Million. IN GRATITUDE WE SHAREActual. Online Giving . Budgeted. Difference /( ). Tuesday, April 16 OUR PARISH PROGRESS We have passed our midpoint of Lent as weanticipate Holy Week and the Triduum. Doour Rice Bowls reflect our Lenten journey? For me thevalue of our RB packets is the calendar of activities andLenten reflections and the stories of living persons invarious CRS project countries, who benefit from CRSefforts. They help take us out of our safe and secureMidwest lives and bring the reality of living marginally, as ahuge part of the world lives, into our comfort zones. If CRSisn't your charity of choice, at least look at the needs of thelarger world, and the work of organizations, like DoctorsWithout Borders, which is battling the effects of the horrendous cyclone and flooding in southern Africa right now.Make a Lenten pledge to help lessen poverty in the worldthis Lent and carry through.Lucy Miller United Catholic Appeal Progress to Date:Are Rice Bowls Half Full?March 24, 2019 Please send your entries by NOON onMONDAYS to ensure your article willappear in that week’s printing. If youhave flyers to be inserted into thebulletin, please bring them to the parishoffice by 3 p.m. Thursday evening.THANK YOU!To addsomeone’s nameto the PrayerVine, please contact Laura Hughes at [email protected] School Church BULLETIN DEADLINEPrayer VineSo far 81% ofthe overall goalhas beenachieved, raising 5,344,415, through 14,315 pledges, or a participation rate of 22%. Decorating for Easter:Your Help Is Needed!The decorating of the church forEaster will take place on Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Please enter through the Ramp Door of the church. East Deanery Penance ServicesSt. Michael, Greenfield:Friday, April 5, 6 p.m.Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.St. Philip Neri:Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.
Mar 31, 2019 · nature of which calling for a setting at night. Night does not begin until civil twilight, that is, ½ hour after sunset. This year, that means 9 p.m. . In 2015 USAID with CRS and 4 other international aid organizations partnered to combat hunger in Sierra Leon