Our lady of Lourdes Parish

Diocese of Harrisburg

WELCOME TO OUR LADY of LOURDES

225 Salt Road

Enola, PA  17025

Phone: 717-732-9642

Fax: 717-732-8184

 

Sunday Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5PM

Sunday: 8AM and 10:30AM

Holyday Mass Schedule

Vigil: 6PM

Holy Day: 9AM and 6PM

Daily Mass

8AM (Monday-Friday)

ENOLA, PA

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church website. This website has been developed to serve the general community as well as our parishioners.

 

To all visitors to the site, may this website be an avenue to learn more about our faith community. Know that you are always welcome to join us for any of the services and events listed. We appreciate your interest in our Church.

   

For our parishioners, the website is another way to share information about our parish life. Perhaps the information included on the website will make you aware of an activity or organization that you did not know about before and in which you may have an interest. I encourage your full participation in the life of the parish - our opportunities for worship, for further education, for fellowship and service within our parish community and our opportunities for outreach. The success of our parish depends on all of us.

 

God bless you all.

Father Michael Grab, Pastor

May Highlights:

 

Dear Friends,

 

Attention All Graduates: We would like to recognize our parish students graduating from Trinity High School and the other High Schools of the area as well as those graduating from college. We have a list of Trinity graduates from the school. So that a complete list may be published, we ask parents of the students from other schools (or students themselves) to please telephone the Parish Office (732-9642) giving their names and the high school or college from which they are graduating.

Weekend Mass Schedule: Please remember that we will be following the present weekend Mass schedule year round. There will be no change in the schedule for the summer. Our year round weekend Mass schedule includes Saturday evening Mass at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday morning Masses at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

 

Father Michael J. Grab, Pastor

The Story of Our Lady of Lourdes

 

On February 11, 1858 a 14-year-old girl named Bernadette Soubirous witnessed the first of 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at a grotto near Lourdes, France.

 

The first apparition appeared when Bernadette was gathering wood with her sister and a friend.  Bernadette heard a noise like a gust of wind and looked up toward the grotto.  She described what she saw: “I saw a lady dressed in white.  She wore a white dress, and equally white veil, a blue belt and a yellow rose on each foot.”  Upon seeing the Last, who had a Rosary draped over right arm, Bernadette began praying the Rosary.  When the prayer ended, the Lady suddenly vanished.

 

On a subsequent visit to the grotto, the Lady spoke.  Bernadette asked the Lady to write down her name, and the Lady replied: “It is not necessary,” and then added, “I do not promise to make you happy in this world, but in the next.  Would you be kind to come here for a fortnight?”

 

In the weeks that followed, there were several more apparitions of the Lady at the grotto.  On one occasion, the Lady gave Bernadette the following message: “Penance! Penance! Penance! Pray to God for sinners.  Kiss the ground as an act of penance for sinners!”

 

On another visit to the grotto, with a large crowd present, the apparition instructed Bernadette to drink and bathe from a previously unknown spring that flowed under the rock.  While scratching the ground, Bernadette found that it was moist and that a little pool of muddy water was forming.  She cupped her hands together and was able to drink the water and wash her face.  The waters that flow from the holy spring have subsequently been known to have miraculous healing powers.

 

Upon hearing of Bernadette’s visions, the local priest directed Bernadette to ask the Lady her name.  Initially, the Lady only smiled but did not divulge her name.  It was not until the 16th apparition that the Lady identified herself, Bernadette said that the Lady “lifted up her eyes to heaven, joined her hands as though in prayer… and said to me: I am the Immaculate Conception.”

 

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared twice more at the grotto.  Bernadette’s final vision occurred on July 16, 1858

 

Today, millions of pilgrims venture to Lourdes every year to experience the healing properties of the waters that flow from the spring.

                                                                   

                                                                    Used with Permission by Food for the Poor—December 2012

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