Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Young Adult Retreats and Events

Young Adult Ministry

So, who are the young adults in our midst?

They are those in their 20’s and 30’s; single, married, married with children, and college students. They are a very diverse group with many different needs. As with all ages, they need an active invitation and welcome into the many ministries and events that the parish offers. “Bring a friend and meet some new ones” is a great motto for young adult events. Young adults can be seen in all ministries within the parish. They are catechists, choir members, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, justice and service workers, small group participants, GIFT learners and involved in much of parish life. Young adults are welcome in all ministry within the parish. Please see the offerings and events that are planned intentionally for young adults. Join us and invite a friend!


Clock page photoNew Year’s Eve Party for Families

December 31, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a party for the whole parish with a focus on young families. We begin with an array of appetizers, followed by a turkey and fixings dinner or sloppy joes, beans, corn, and many delicious desserts!

We turn the clock ahead and after an evening of eating and dancing to Happy Feet DJ Services. We pretend that 9:00 pm is midnight and toast the new year. Watch for flyers and reasonable pricing, Rumor is there may be a piñata this year!

Go to our New Year’s Eve Party page!



MOMS Spirituality on Thursdays

Moms gather every Thursday to look ahead at the Sunday readings and enjoy the friendship that this group offers. Judy Monday facilitates the group that meets most Thursdays, September- May, (excluding December) 9:15 am – 11:00 am. All are welcome to come as you can.


New – Thursday Evening Group for MOMS

October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, and May 4, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Room 6

Working Moms are looking for a chance to have the same camaraderie but can’t make the morning group. Rebecca Szymanski will facilitate this group and child care will be provided in the nursery, Room 5. All are welcome.


pebbles-1031167_1920MOMS Retreat  

Serenity, Courage, Wisdom

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 am – Sunday, April 9, 9:30 am 

St. Vincent Pallotti Retreat Center, N6409 Bowers Rd., Elkhorn 53121

Our annual MOMS retreat at the beautiful wooded retreat center will provide an atmosphere of serenity and reflection, a chance to share our stories with courage and honesty and a look to one another and Scripture for the wisdom to lead lives as disciples of Jesus. Cost is $90 and includes 3 delicious, healthy meals, sharing, fun and a few surprises.

The retreat will be directed by Mary Osep and Tanya Gross.

Download the registration form!


Single Young Adult Ministry

Our Lady of Lourdes works with parishes in our neighborhood to provide various opportunities. Please watch the bulletin for some of these events.


totsocialmemeTheology on Tap

Every summer in the month of July we gather at a local Pub for 4 weeks in a row to focus on some aspect of our faith and have great discussions with other young adults. Beer and snacks are on the parishes hosting!

Watch for the details for summer of 2017.

A leadership team is needed for TOT. Please call the young adult minister (414) 545-4316 x15 to lend your services.


July 10 2016Reach Out Reach In – July 9-15, 2017

Young adult energy is needed for this week of service in inner city Milwaukee for teens in tenth – college freshman aged youth. Young adults, aged 23 years and older, are invited to be work site leaders.

You would drive a team of 3-5 youth to the site each day and process the work in light of Catholic Social Teaching each evening. As a part of the adult team, you will be blessed to meet some dedicated people who help to make this week possible.

Check out the Reach Out Reach In e-journal from this past summer!


Please call the young adult minister if you have any questions or suggestions for ministry, (414) 545-4316 x15.



Events Around the Archdiocese


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