Interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith?

Interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which the Catholic Church welcomes new members into its midst or completes the process of Christian initiation. This process involves receiving 1 or all 3 sacraments of initiation which include Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation.

During the process of initiation, a person grows in knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church, explores the meaning of the Scriptures for daily life, develops friendships with members of the parish community, learns to pray and worship in the Catholic tradition and discovers the joy of serving others.

If you are interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith, please contact the parish office at (920) 788-9061 and ask for Deacon Bruce Corey and he will provide you with more more information. Lessons are set to begin the second week of September 2022. 

Click here to learn more on the RCIA program!

Thank You for Your Support of the Seminarian Collection

Thank You for Your Support of the Seminarian Collection

Over the past seventeen years, the Seminarian Collection has supported 38 men in their formation to the priesthood.  Thank you for your prayers and financial support that helped make this collection a success!

Our diocese has been blessed by a generous anonymous gift to the One by One Campaign.  This gift will cover the costs of our seminarians’ tuition, room and board, as well as the Kairos formation house for the next five years.  As a result of this generosity, the Seminarian Collection has been paused. 

Please continue to pray for our seminarians and for an increase in vocations.  If you know a man that would make a great priest, please tell him and ask him to be open to God’s call.   To learn more about how we are supporting ministries that are raising vocations, please visit

Netherlands Trip in May of 2023!

Netherlands Trip in May of 2023!

Join Deacon Mike Vander Bloomen as he leads us on a fun and educational trip to the Netherlands to visit Father Peter Ambting!  Father Peter served as the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in De Pere from 2019 -2021. He returned to his homeland and is now the pastor of Licht van Christus (Light of Christ Catholic Church) in Utrecht. 

The trip is planned for May 15th through May 23/24, 2023.

An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 6PM in the Kratz Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1305 Lourdes Ave., De Pere, to discuss details for the trip and a possible itinerary.

Please contact Scott Baeten at (920) 336-3171 (work number) if you would like to attend the meeting. 

July Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

July Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

Our Amazing Catholic Faith

Catholics are prone to accept dogma, doctrines, and Tradition not because we understand them but out of habit ingrained in us as children. We became familiar with the phrases we learned and, since we were raised in the faith, we accepted the Church’s teaching at face value. As we mature, we hopefully want to learn more about the beauty of Catholicism.

Ongoing study of our Catholic faith helps us become informed and able to confidently converse with others, something many of us don’t often feel qualified to do. Study helps us become familiar with Scripture, history, theology and philosophy. We grow to understand our Catholic roots, and our culture comes alive.

We will be challenged, but the process will also strengthen us. By studying just a little every day, we will be amazed at the wonders God places before us!

May Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

May Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

Preparing hearts for the Ascension of the Lord

Ascension is a time to teach our children that by living the faith, the day will come when “we all shall be taken up in clouds to meet Christ and to be with our Lord forever.” As joint heirs of heaven, we must keep before their eyes and ours the fact that this was the reason for our creation. We must also stress the words of Christ, our Brother, words of consolation for us at His Ascension: “I go to prepare a place for YOU.”

Our prayers for Ascension Sunday (May 29th) must indicate triumph, because Jesus has accomplished the world’s redemption. They must also express the joy with which the angelic choirs are preparing to lead Him to His throne and to adore Him. “Lift up your gates, oh ye princes, and the King of glory shall enter in.”