“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
1 Peter 4:10
Bereavement Ministry- All Soul's Mass Respect Life Ministry - ONE LIFE LA 2017
PLEASE NOTE: During these uncertain times of the pandemic, some ministires listed below may not be gathering. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns with regard to ministries here at Our Lady of Lourdes. Please call the parish office, 818-349-1500 or email us.
CARE IN TIME OF NEED
Bereavement - This ministry assists the bereaved family in all aspects of planning the vigil service and funeral liturgy for their loved one.
Mary Ann Cummins 818-701-5380 Email
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and Elderly Take communion to homes every Friday morning for parishioners who are unable to attend mass. Also provide a communion prayer service at Magnolia Gardens Convalescent Hospital on Sundays. Catherine Wallace 818-886-6656
Crisis Counseling Referral Service - Those in crisis and in need of counseling may call the Parish Office for referrals.
Parish Center 818-349-1500 Email
Families Anonymous - A 12-step program for the family and friends of people with a substance abuse problem. Meet Friday evenings.
Parish Center 818-349-1500 Email
O.A.S.I.S. - Catholic Charities' Older Adult Services and Intervention System. Parish teams give service and support to seniors who need help. The program helps seniors remain independent and connected to our community.
Liaison: Lilia Hughes 818-341-3314 Email
Stephen Ministry - Provides one-to-one Christ-centered care for people who are hurting. Visit their website or Contact Mel Rissi or Patti Whisnant for more information. Call 818-349-1500 ext. 150 (Private voicemail) Email
SVDP (St. Vincent DePaul) ministry - Inspired by Gospel Values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international lay organization of women and men established in Paris in 1833. The Society offers direct, tangible assistance (food, clothing, and household necessities), financial help, and emotional and spiritual support, through one-on-one interaction to individual in need. Call: 818-349-1500 x149. Home Pick-up: 800-974-3571. Email
PRAYER & LIFE LONG LEARNING
OLL Prayer Group - A Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group open to everyone. Meets Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Moran Center. Nagi Zaki 818-472-1335. Email
Bible Study - A multi-week program that develops a greater understanding of Scripture.
Sr. Sharon Richards, SDSH 818-349-2836 Email
Bible Institute - A seasonal six week Bible Study.
Carmen Schroeder 818-368-2393
Prayer Network - Coordinates with parish ministries to pray for individuals in need of prayers.
Cici Marquez 818-903-4794
Anniversary Sunday - Receive a special blessing at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on the 2nd Sunday of your anniversary month. Call to RSVP and include your name and years married.
Betty Peltier 818-363-0174
San Fernando Vigil Adorers - Congregate together every Friday (8:00 p.m. to midnight) to worship, adore, and glorify our Lord. Promote evangelization by the transformation of our lives through prayer and fellowship.
Jovita Escano 818-746-9075 Email
Legion of Mary - Dedicated under the patronage of Mary to bring holiness of life to its members and service to others. Meets on Saturday in Room 2 of the School building at 9:45 a.m. Tarq Vesagas Email
Perpetual Adoration Chapel - A quiet, intimate place where you may give praise to God through Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and where you may pray and listen to His message through His word. Come and Adore the Blessed Sacrament, the living presence of Jesus! Become a committed Adorer for 1 hour each week or come for short visits. Enter the chapel from Kinzie St. off Reseda Blvd.
Gloria Aispuro 818-458-6412 Email
A.C.C.W. - Information between LA Archdiocese and parishes.
Parish Rep: In Transition, call the Parish Office 818-349-1500
SHARE YOUR TIME, TALENT, TREASURE
Parish Pastoral Council - Investigates and considers matters relating to pastoral activity and formulates conclusions concerning them. Conclusions are presented as recommendation to the Pastor. Members serve three year. Nominations are conducted in the spring.
Finance Council - Provides sound advice and counsel to the Pastor, in order to maintain the financial stability of the Parish and School. Council meets at least four times a year to review the financial condition of the Parish and School, consider key decisions that will have a significant impact, and make recommendations to the Pastor.
Chair: Greg Davies 818-349-5825 Email
Counters - Counting and depositing of the parish offertory.
Giulio Proietto 805-624-7467 Email
Children’s Liturgy of the Word - Breaks open the Word for children ages 6-12 during the 9:00 a.m. Sunday mass. The approach is child-friendly so the Word comes alive and is integrated into their lives. Youth lectors and adult leaders needed.
Mary Roehrick 818-701-0807 Email
Altar Servers - Altar servers assist the priest during mass and other liturgical celebrations. Open to parish boys and girls in the fifth grade through high school that have received First Holy Communion. Training classes held in fall. Adult volunteers assist in training.
Dianne Walker 818-489-0042 Email
Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist - Assist at parish liturgies in the distribution of the Blessed Sacrament. Open to all confirmed parishioners who have successfully completed the parish training.
Judy Proietto 805-624-7467 Email
Ushers - Provide a welcoming environment to all who enter God’s church. Assist in offertory and other aspects of the liturgy as needed.
Sandy Hart Email
Liturgy Committee - Comprised of liturgy leadership, coordinates and/or plans all liturgical events within the parish.
Environment - The sub-committee, under the guidance of the Liturgy Committee, coordinates, plans and dresses the environment in the church, including floral arrangements, for each liturgical season and special feast days. Email
Lectors - Proclaims scripture at masses and liturgical events throughout the church year. Lector certification required. Email
Preparation of the Altar - Placing the corporal, missal, presider’s chalice, and cups on the altar at weekend masses and special liturgies. Families and individuals are needed at all masses.
Mary Roehrick 818-701-0807 Email
Sacristans of the Altar - Preparing, purifying and storing of ceremonial vessels and items supporting Sunday Eucharist, as well as setting-up for assigned Sunday liturgies.
Roi Gonotirto 818-349-1500 Email
The Marthas - Care for the altar, linens, vestments and sacred vessels used for Sunday liturgy and other church celebrations. Email
Giving Tree (Christmas) - During Advent season we collect gifts and monetary donations to be distributed to needy families and various charitable organizations supported by the parish.
Karen Pasano 818-349-1500 ext. 111 or Email
Together in Mission (TIM) - An Annual Archdiocesan Appeal that provides much needed financial support to parishes and school in underserved communities of the archdiocese of LA.
Maria Natera 818-349-1500 ext. 103 Email
SFV Rescue Mission - Volunteers bring essential services and offer their time, talent and goodness of heart to SFV Rescue Mission outreach projects and help make a difference in the lives of the hurting and the homeless. Opportunities are on-going, year-round and constantly changing.
Liaison: Monica Hurney 818-281-8746 Email
MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity) - A multi-faceted social service agency in Pacoima. Volunteers needed in many services areas. MEND barrel is located in the narthex for your much needed donations of non-perishable food.
Liaison:Parish Office 818-349-1500
Respect Life Committee - Inspires reverence and respect for human life in all its stages through education and prayer.
Niamh Anderson Email
Women's Council - A social, spiritual, and service organization for the women of the parish. Meets once a month Sept-June in Stroup Hall. All women of the parish are encouraged to join.
President: Mary Roehrick Email
Men's Club - A social organization open to all men of the parish providing various social programs and activities. Meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month, Sept-June, at 6:30 p.m. in Stroup Hall.
President: Robert Villegas Email
Forever Young Seniors Club - Provide a social and spiritual environment for the benefit of seniors. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Sept.-May, in the Moran Center after the 9:00 a.m. mass.
Sr. Sharon Richards, SDSH 818-349-2836 [email protected]
Festival Committee - Plans, organizes and runs the annual Parish Festival to build community and benefit Parish School.
Chairs: Parish Office 818-349-1500 Email
SafeGuard the Children - Provides ongoing support, education, and awareness with the goal to prevent child sexual abuse and to address children's safety in our parish, school, homes and community.
Chair: Sandra Salute Email
Girl Scouts - A fun troop for girls in our parish grades K-8. [email protected]
Boy Scouts - Provides a program that allows boys to become leaders through training and practice. Boys are taught to run weekly meetings and outings, to be responsible and to be good citizens through service projects. Assisting the scouts is a fully trained adult leadership team.
Cub (grades 1-5) Kurt Jacobson Email
Boy (grades 6 - age 17) Carlos Luna Email
Theatre Repertoire of Our Lady of Lourdes (TROLL) - A repertoire group that stages an annual musical production providing the parish with quality theater and opportunity for family participation. Parishioners are invited to participate in front and behind the curtain.
Mary Engstrom Email
CSUN Newman Club - A Catholic ministry group at non-Catholic universities serving students attending CSUN.
Chaplain: Fr. David Loftus 818-349-1500 Email