Our Lady of Lourdes, Vancouver

Our Parish for the Week of February 4: 

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and School

Vancouver, Washington

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Our Lady of Lourdes in Vancouver is an active and fervent Catholic Church and School in the Southern Deanery of the Archdiocese of Seattle. They strive to live their Mission Statement: Encounter Christ by living our faith, serving our community, and supporting each other. Led by Fr. Leonardo Pestaño, the parish staff includes Deacon David Robinson and Deacon Tim Shamrell, and Principal Stacey Stewart leads over 30 staff at the school. Listen to an interview with Fr. Leonardo and Principal Stacey Stewart below!



Outside of Our Lady of Lourdes

Some of the many regular ministries happening in the parish include Sacramental Formation, Youth Group, Homeless Mission, Women’s Bible Study, and Welcoming New Parishioners Dinner. The parish offers many opportunities for the Sacraments and other devotions. Mass is offered on Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m., as well Wednesdays through Saturdays, with the Rosary being prayed before each Mass. Confession is offered on Fridays and Saturdays, Adoration is offered Tuesdays and Fridays, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help are also prayed weekly.


Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration with Students

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School offers exceptional academics and Catholic/Christian morals and values are taught with care and respect. Conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver, this private school provides a well-rounded education, accomplishes diligent community service, and offers a long list of extracurricular opportunities including sports. Children thrive as our highly trained teachers journey with them through preschool, elementary, intermediate and middle school. All faiths are welcome in this family oriented private school, which is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association.

The school year if filled with many special opportunities to integrate the Catholic faith with school life.  In January, school alum Fr. Josh Nehnevaj celebrated Mass with his younger brother serving alongside him. For the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December, preschoolers honored the Blessed Mother with beautiful flowers, 7th grade class provided a reenactment. For All Saints Day in November, 6th Grace Class helped with Mass, then all of the Middle School Students educated the rest of the school about the lives of the saints during the annual Saints Museum.


“Walking With Purpose” Women’s Bible Study

Some upcoming events in the Parish include:

  • New Session of Walking With Purpose Women’s Bible Study on Ephesians
    • New session beginning in February
    • Mondays from 9 – 10:30 in person
    • Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 pm over Zoom
    • Looking for volunteers for Preschool Children ministry, so Moms can attend in person
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day on Sunday, February 11
    • Knights and other volunteers offering breakfast, kids crafts and activities, after the 9 & 11 a.m. Masses
  • Welcoming new Parishioners Dinner
    • Saturday, Feb 17 after 5 pm Mass
  • Soup Suppers, Friday’s during Lent

Easter Vigil at Our Lady of Lourdes