January 31, 2020

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish to host sixth annual Festival of Prayer

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., in Indianapolis, will host its sixth annual Festival of Prayer on Feb. 11-18.

The eight days of meditation, prayer, music and fellowship was instituted in 2015 by the late Father Noah Casey, then Our Lady of Lourdes Parish pastor. It honors Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette.

At 6 p.m. on Feb. 11, a Mass in celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes will be celebrated along with a celebration of the sacrament of the anointing of the sick.

A rosary walk will take place in the parish church at 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 12.

Feb. 13 will feature Mass celebrated at 6 p.m., followed by a period of eucharistic adoration and Benediction. Recitation of the rosary will take place before the liturgy at 5:30 p.m.

On Feb. 14, Mass will be celebrated at 8:15 a.m. and at 6 p.m. The rosary led by school children will be prayed following the morning Mass, and a blessing for married couples will take place after the evening liturgy.

Fellowship and refreshments will be offered in the parish’s Bernadette Hall following a Mass celebrated at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15.

After the 10 a.m. Mass on Feb. 16, a catered lunch will be offered in Bernadette Hall, along with a period of prayer featuring guided imagery led by Bev Hansberry, Our Lady of Lourdes’ former director of religious education.

Feb. 17 will feature a presentation by Andrea Aikman on the ancient prayer practice of lectio divina at 7 p.m. in Bernadette Hall.

The festival will conclude on Feb. 18 in the parish church with the praying of the rosary at 5:30 p.m., celebration of Mass at 6 p.m. and a sacred music concert at 7 p.m.

For more information on the annual Festival of Prayer, call 317-356-7291, send an e-mail to parishsecretary@ollindy.org, or visit www.ollindy.org. †

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