SMC Catholic Schools Early Dismissal - May 15

St. Mary's Colgan Catholic Schools, PreK-12, will be dismissing for summer break at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15 following an All School Mass. This is a major construction project.  To protect the safety of the high school, junior high, and elementary students and staff, we will be dismissing school a week early.  Adjusted finals schedules and elementary and junior high events will be published on the school website at a later date.  High school graduation will still take place on Wednesday, May 13 at the SMC Fieldhouse.

Faith Forward Strategic Plan 2015-2020

It's ready!  After a year of hard work and dedication by hundreds of people, we have completed our strategic planning process.  Faith Forward, Come to the Table invited all to be a part of this visioning process to move our parish, Catholic schools and college campus ministry into the future.  Click on the link below to read the plan in detail.  For more information, contact Frances Mitchelson in the Parish Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 620.231.2135.
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Opening Director of School Advancement

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish seeks a dynamic and proven education leader to serve in a newly reorganized chief administrator role for St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools, which includes St. Mary’s Elementary (PreK-6), St. Mary’s Junior High (7-8) and St. Mary’s Colgan High School (9-12.) The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership, and demonstrate the capacity to build the support necessary to advance all aspects of the Catholic education and mission along with school principals and staff.  In addition to duties associated with serving as the chief academic administrator, the Director of School Advancement, shall also have responsibility for advancing and promoting the school to external constituencies in order to ensure the long term viability and financial stability of the schools. 
 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae along with three professional references to Director of School Advancement Search Committee, P.O. Box 214, Pittsburg, KS  66762 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  First consideration is Friday, March 6, 2015.  A full job description is attached below.

Special GIFT presentation by FATHER CHAD!

The Problem of Evil:  Why do bad things happen to good people? Have you ever known a really good person who had awful things happen to them? Do you struggle with bad things happening to you? Do you wonder why? Fr. Chad Arnold's presentation is geared to help us all face the problem and gather insight to... the problem of evil. This GIFT presentation will be in the SMC High School auditorium on Sunday, March 8 at 6:30pm

Honoring Frank Crespino

A video presentation about the career and service of Coach Frank Crespino was prepared for a gathering honoring his induction in the PSU Athletic Hall of Fame.  The video includes interview segments with Coach Crespino reflecting on his career, favorite memories, students and players.  The video link is below for viewing. 

The Frank Crespino Endowment Fund was also established to honor Coach Crespino's legacy at St. Mary’s Colgan.  Coach was grateful for the initial response to the fund and recorded a short thank you to all who contributed.  The fund is a permanent fund and donations will continue to be accepted in honor of Coach Crespino.  You may donate to the fund by clicking on the “Donate Now” tab posted here.


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Adoration Hours

Christ the King Adoration Chapel, located at the southwest corner of 9th and Locust,  provides an opportunity for quiet prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:00 a.m. Mondays through 5:00  p.m. Fridays.  Our desire is to have two adorers at each Holy Hour.  There are lots of times availabe for you to commit one hour of prayer weekly and the first page of the parish bulletin lists times that we need adorers.  This is a wonderful way to renew your prayer life and build a relationship with Jesus Christ. Please consider giving an hour a week.  For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ReMembering Church

Click on the ReMembering Church icon above to learn more about this program for anyone who has left the active practice of your Catholic faith and are considering a return.  All are invited to participate in this nine week program.

First Communion Preparation Classes

The second graders in our parish continue their First Communion preparation.  Classes will be held in the St. Mary's Elementary School from 6:30 – 7:45pm for our children in public schools who are taking part in First Communion.  Remaining dates are Mondays — March 9, March 23 and April 13.
 

Symbolon Registration

To register for Symbolon, our new Catholic faith formation program, announced in the bulletin flyer go to www.symboloncatholic.org/register

1.  Type www.symboloncatholic.org/register
2.  Enter the Our Lady of Lourdes parish code given on the flyer or in the bulletin. Contact the parish office at 231-2135 if need the code.
3.  Fill in the information including a UserName (your email address) and Password that you make up.
4.  Click on the various educational modules and start using!
 
If you have questions of need assistance, please contact the parish office at 231-2135.

NOTE:  The Symbolon icon on the homepage directly below the photograph can be used to access your account after you are officially registered through the steps above.  The icon takes you to the homepage where you will login in or you may login in by entering your username and password to link directly at the bottom of this site.

GIFT Stewardship

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Upcoming Events

Mar
4

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mar
4

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Mar
6

5:30 am - 6:30 am

Mar
6

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mar
8

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Schedules

Weekend Masses
Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 7,9,10:30am 12pm, 2pm (Spanish)

Weekday Masses
Monday-Friday 6:30am
Tue-Sat 8:00am

Confessions
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 7:30-7:55am
Sat 4:00-5:15

Eucharistic Adoration
6am Monday - 5pm Friday

Ministry Schedule

Parish Priests

Fr. Michael E. Baldwin
Pastor


Fr. Rick Kotrba
Parochial Vicar/
St. Mary's Colgan Schools Chaplain

Fr. Adam Keiter
 Parochial Vicar/
Chaplain St. Pius X Catholic Student Center