Altar Society

All ladies in the parish ultimately belong to the Altar Society by virtue of being registered with the rectory. This group provides a lifeline for the parish. They oversee the Goodwill Store, clean the church, serve funeral dinners, and host one of our parish’s most successful traditions...the Fall Bazaar complete with a turkey dinner and the Gingerbread House Store. If you like action and results consider being involved with this group.

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Welcoming Newcomers to our Parish

  • A parish outreach to welcome new families to the parish and to introduce them to parish life
  • Attend an annual picnic to meet all new families who have moved into the parish
  • For anyone interested in making new parishioners feel at home at Our Lady of Lourdes

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Weed Eating the Cemetery

  • Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
  • All parishioners are welcome to help
  • Weed eating at the cemetery every other Wednesday during the summer at 5:00 p.m
  • Begin in April and conclude mid October  
  • Typically takes from 1  to 2 hours
  • If you have your own weed eater, please bring it. We have a limited number of weed eaters to use. Gas and string are supplied... ALL WE NEED IS YOUR TIME!

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Adoption Awareness

Adoption awareness committee seeks to promote the Catholic belief that all life is a gift to be treasured and protected. Adoption builds families and provides sanctifying choices for mothers with unplanned pregnancies. "the committee accomplishes this by organizing a mass during November which is adoption awareness month.

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Driving a Fellow Parishoner to Mass

This ministry consists of volunteers who take turns driving Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners to Sunday Mass.
If you are parishioner living at home or in a care facility, who needs a ride to Mass on Sundays and meets the following criteria please call the parish office and someone will contact you.
Criteria to need a ride:
·         Must be a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish
·         Live in Pittsburg or no more than 5 miles outside city limits of Pittsburg
·         Have no licensed driver within the home
·         Be able to walk with minimal assistance
·         Have a phone number to reach you

If you are a parishioner who would like to drive once a month or be on the schedule to take some of our parishioners to Mass on Sunday, please call the Parish Office at 231-2135 or sign up on the link below.

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Cleaning the Church

  • Sponsored by the Altar Society
  • Every Friday after 8:00 a.m. Mass
  • Cleaning takes from a half to one hour
  • We have several teams that clean once per month
  • All are Welcome

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Kapaun's Men

This is a men’s servant-leadership group. The group discusses how to be a better man, father, husband, worker, citizen through fellowship, study of Church teaching, and presentations. Kapaun's Men usually meets weekly, 5:30 a.m. Friday mornings, September through April in the high school auditorium.

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Grounds Cleaning, Upkeep, Light-maintence and Repairs to the Parish

  • Periodically the parish has clean-up days for the parish grounds. Assist with grounds- keeping around the parish, shoveling snow, raking leaves, watering, trash removal, planting and maintaining flower beds.
  • Have a particular skill with maintenance and repairs? there are many opportunities to work on projects around the parish.
  • Contact the parish office if you want to help

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Sisterhood of Our Lady

Sisterhood meetings are intended to offer a relevant perspective into our spirituality, pertaining to both traditional and modern views, through education, prayer, and reflection. Meeting will be held about once a month at location announced in the bulletin. For questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 620.704.1944 or check out their Facebook Page.

Faith and Light

Faith and Light is an ecumenical group that brings together people with disabilities and their families and friends.

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Respect Life/Social Justice

Coordinates events that support the Church’s pro-life teachings and informs the parish regarding life issues and potential legislation.

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Funeral Dinners

The Funeral Dinner Ministry is one of the largest groups of volunteers in our Parish. With over 200 volunteers, the ministry is divided into 4 circles (St. Monica, St. Martha, St. Michael and St. Vincent de Paul). Each circle is able to serve in rotation which eliminates the same volunteers being called too often. Each circle consists of a “leader” and a group of volunteers who are called to serve as helpers/servers and/or provide food.

Not only does this ministry provide a nice meal, but most importantly they provide a comfortable setting where the bereaved family is able to gather and in most cases are able to “reconnect” with relatives not seen for a long time.

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Growing in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.)

The GIFT Committee (Growing in Faith Together) is the adult faith formation ministry at Our Lady of Lourdes. The goal of the GIFT committee is to have 6 faith formation events throughout the year starting in August and going to June. Currently there are 8 parishioners who serve on the GIFT committee. If you are interested in joining this committee or would like to help with upcoming events, you can contact Joe Paulie at 620-249-9125 or email members of the committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Health and Wellness

  • This ministry has filled a key role in the life of the parish
  • For anyone (lay person or health care professional) interested in health promotion and disease education
  • Blood pressure checks monthly after Sunday Mass
  • Host health fairs annually for the schools
  • Home visitations for the shut ins and nursing home
  • Involvement can be as little as 1 hour per month or several hours per week depending on your schedule
  • A 1-hour planning meeting is held every other month on Sunday Mornings

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Religious Gift Shop

  • Sell resources and gifts to educate about and support the faith.  
  • Need volunteers to clerk during store hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
  • Begin in April and conclude mid October  
  • Volunteers can work as often as once a week, or as little as 2 hours a month.
  • Substitutes are always needed!

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Goodwill Store

Sponsored by the Altar Society. Work in the resale shop, sort clothes and merchandise, help by being a clerk. Hours open are listed in the Church Bulletin. Lots of Volunteers are needed!

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Priests' Dinner

  • Providing home cooked meals for our parish priests
  • Partner with another parishioner to cook a dinner
  • Currently you will be assigned to one evening every 2 months.

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Mom's Morning Out

Looking for a network of moms with young children? Every Friday morning during the school year this group meets in the Activity Center Nursery for a children’s playgroup. Moms take turns being with the children. Mom’s Morn- ing Out is a great way to meet other moms, and periodically to have a Friday morning to do what you want to do (implies they don’t want to be with their kids). Children need to be at least one year old up to school age.

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RCIA meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8pm at the SMC Elementary School.  Classes begin in the Fall and conclude a few weeks following the Easter Vigil.  Volunteers assist with scheduling, room accommodations, snacks, and hospitality.  Classes are for those adults wishing to enter the Catholic faith and are also available to all parishioners. Feel free to audit a class at any time.

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Registration form is attached below to be printed.
Completed forms should be returned to the the RCIA leaders (on Wed evenings) or to the parish office.

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Hispanic Ministry

Work with the MCP sisters to support the spiritual life, liturgy, education and ministries serving the Hispanic population throughout Southeast Kansas.

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St. Paul's Group (Widows & Widowers)

If you are widowed, find comfort and friendship with this parish group. It is primarily a social group that meets once a month on Sunday afternoons. All gatherings begin with Mass and are followed by a short business meeting, a meal and bingo. Gatherings are monthly except May, July, August and December.

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