Mission Statement
Our Lady of Lourdes is a dynamic community
of Roman Catholic believers who embrace the people of God
in this university town and its surrounding communities.  
We strive to serve the Mission of Christ by following
Great Commandment and Great Commission:
to worship and praise God,
to love and serve one another,
and to spread the Gospel by reaching out to all.
Individually, we offer our God-given talents and abilities, accepting
personal responsibility for the life of the Church.
The Great Commandment of Christ:
"You shall love the Lord, your God,
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
and with all your mind.  
You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
(Matthew 22:37-39)

The Great Commission of Christ:
"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always,
until the end of the age."  
(Matthew 28:19-20)