Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church


Social Justice

Speaking out against conditions which deprive human beings of their dignity or rights: raising our voices on behalf of the voiceless or powerless (the unborn, the poor, the oppressed, etc.).


Human Concerns

Charitable efforts to alleviate the symptoms of poverty, alienation and injustice – as stated in the corporal works of mercy:  feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the imprisoned, sheltering the homeless and caring for the sick.



Helping the hurting or powerless to develop their own voice and pursue their own goals.  Examples include support groups, leadership training, and service projects, which include the persons being served in the planning and implementation.


Outreach to Haiti

The parish has established a twinning relationship with Outreach to Haiti in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Outreach to Haiti is a successor organization to both Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich and Hospice St. Joseph for the Diocese of Norwich. The merger in December 2010 of these sister agencies—each of which has been in Haiti for more than two decades—brings together long-standing programs and projects that support Haitians in need. Each now operates as one organization under the auspices of the Norwich Diocese.