Prayer While Carving a Pumpkin

Dear God,

   As I carve my pumpkin, help me:

Open my mind so I can learn about You; (cut the top of pumpkin)

Take away all my sin and forgive me for the wrong things I do (clean out inside)

Open my eyes so Your love I will see (cut eyes in the shape of hearts)

I'm sorry for turning up my nose to all You've given me (cut the nose in shape of cross)

Open my mouth so I can tell others You're near ((cut mouth in shape of fish)

Let Your light shine in all I say and so (place a candle inside and light)



Prayers to Use Before Meals

Here are some suggestions for mealtime prayers:

Prayer Before Meals (younger children)

Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.

Prayer Before Meals (older children)

For food in a world where many walk in hunger;
For faith in a world where many walk in fear;
For friends in a world where many walk alone;
We give you thanks, O Lord.

Protecting God's Children Workshop

For volunteers who need to take Protecting God's Children workshop to get certified or re-certified, we are holding a session on October 2, 2014 at 7PM in Pollard Hall.  Please register at or email for more information.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Mountainside Faith Formation

Catechetical Sunday September 21

Please join us for the official start of our Faith Formation school year on Sunday, September 21 at the 9:30 AM Mass. All catechists are asked to attend for a special blessing followed by an important meeting in the spirituality room.

Welcome to a New Year of Faith Formation!

Traditional classes begin Tuesday and Wednesday, September 23 and 24 for Grades 1-6. Family Faith Formation Classes begin on September 28. ***Please note we will begin class with an opening Mass at 5PM. Please arrive for Mass at 5PM then we will have our session at the conclusion of Mass. Classes for Grades 7 and 8 will begin on September 30 and October 1. We are looking forward to a terrific year!

Parent Meeting Tuesday, September 16 Pollard Hall

All parents and guardians are asked to attend an important meeting to find out all the necessary information for Grades 1-9 for the upcoming year.

Registration Forms now Available

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