New to Our Lady of Lourdes?

New to Our Lady of Lourdes?


Welcome!

We're glad you're here.


Plan a Visit

 

4723 NW Franklin Street Vancouver, Washington 98663

We'd love to see you at any of our weekend Masses.
Saturdays at 5pm / Sundays at 9am, 11am, and 5pm

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To register as a member of our community, click here. 

To learn more about becoming Catholic, click here. 


Where should I go when I get there?

From our parking lot, you'll see buildings on three sides. The building on the right houses our church and school. You'll see a red and white sign marking the entrance. This is the door most people use. Once inside, the doors to the church are near the end of the hall, on the right-hand side. You'll pass the doors to our school gym, where we have coffee, donuts, and fellowship after the Sunday 9am and 11am Masses. 
If you find yourself on the opposite side of this building, you'll find our main church doors and a very small parking lot. These will be open too! 

What can I expect at Mass? 

We're a Catholic church, so if you have ever been to Mass before you'll recognize the liturgy and prayers. As Catholics, we believe using our whole bodies helps us pray more fully; at different times we stand, sit, and kneel. Fr. Woody, our music teams, and other volunteers lead us as we pray together and sing together. Everyone is invited to participate in the prayers, songs, and movements as they are able! You'll hear readings from the Bible, reflections on how those scriptures help us grow in our relationship with Christ today, a mix of traditional and modern Christian hymns, and prayers for our needs and those of the world. Every Mass includes communion, and all Catholics who have prepared themselves are welcome to receive. If you aren't receiving communion, we invite you to still come forward with the community and receive a blessing. To indicate you would like a blessing, cross your arms over your chest. If you choose to remain in your seat during communion, we invite you to pray for peace in our world and Christian unity. 

You can find the words to our prayers and songs in our Breaking Bread hymnals in the pews. At the Sunday 5pm Mass, be sure to grab a worship aid at the entrances of the church so you can follow along with the songs. 

What about kids? 

Children of all ages are always welcome at Mass! There's no need to feel embarrassed if your child is fussy. God put the wiggle in children and they have every right to be present with us! If you feel the need to step outside you may, but please come back. "Pew Art" strips are available for kids to draw and color on in the pews, and Magnifikid! worship aids for elementary-aged students are available on the Children's Faith Formation bulletin board in the hallway. Consider sitting near the front, so your children have a better view of what's happening near the altar. 

What else do I need to know?

Everyone is welcome! Regardless of your beliefs or background, everyone who comes to our church is an honored guest. We're here for you. Don't feel like you have to dress up in your fanciest clothes; you'll definitely fit in with anything from casual attire to business casual, but you're welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. 

Bathrooms are available on both ends of the hallway outside the church. The doors to the women's restrooms are in the hallway, the men's rooms are around each corner. 

After Mass, please take a moment to say "Hi!" to our pastor, Father Woody and Deacon Tim and introduce yourself. They'd love a chance to welcome you personally!