RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Are you interested in becoming a Catholic or are you just interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? R.C.I.A., Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is not just for those who would like to convert to the Catholic faith right now, but is for those who are inquiring and have questions because of some interest in the Catholic faith. RCIA sessions will start on Wednesday night, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the St. Mary’s Elementary School multipurpose classroom. Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes.  Sign up online at our website under Formation tab and click on RCIA or call the Parish Office at 231-2135. Interested persons may also welcome to show up the first night. RCIA continues weekly until the end of April.

Position Opening - Marketing & Communications Coordinator

This position works with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and its ministries, including St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools and St. Pius X Catholic Student Center at Pittsburg State University, to provide effective, integrated communications and marketing to internal and external audiences. Coordinator responsible for developing and executing comprehensive communications and marketing efforts related to strategic plans and goals of the parish and schools. Plans, develops, and oversees publications and written materials, website, social media, and media relations. Works collaboratively with directors, pastoral staff, priests, communications committee, and parish contributors to carry out assigned duties. Undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field required. Two years professional experience preferred, and excellent writing and verbal communications skills required. Working knowledge of Adobe Suite, HTML, and other multimedia tools required. Must exhibit sound judgement, personal integrity, a commitment to collaboration, and values consistent with teachings of the Catholic Church.

Application Process:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume along with three professional references to Marketing & Communications Coordinator Search Committee, P.O. Box 214, Pittsburg, KS  66762 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. First consideration is Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  A full job description is attached below..

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Faith Forward Strategic Plan 2015-2020

It's ready!  After a year of hard work and dedication by hundreds of people, we have completed our strategic planning process.  Faith Forward, Come to the Table invited all to be a part of this visioning process to move our parish, Catholic schools and college campus ministry into the future.  Click on the link below to read the plan in detail.  For more information, contact Frances Mitchelson in the Parish Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 620.231.2135.
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Adoration Hours

Christ the King Adoration Chapel, located at the southwest corner of 9th and Locust,  provides an opportunity for quiet prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:00 a.m. Mondays through 5:00  p.m. Fridays.  Our desire is to have two adorers at each Holy Hour.  There are lots of times availabe for you to commit one hour of prayer weekly and the first page of the parish bulletin lists times that we need adorers.  This is a wonderful way to renew your prayer life and build a relationship with Jesus Christ. Please consider giving an hour a week.  For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Symbolon Registration

To register for Symbolon, our new Catholic faith formation program, announced in the bulletin flyer go to www.symboloncatholic.org/register

1.  Type www.symboloncatholic.org/register
2.  Enter the Our Lady of Lourdes parish code given on the flyer or in the bulletin. Contact the parish office at 231-2135 if need the code.
3.  Fill in the information including a UserName (your email address) and Password that you make up.
4.  Click on the various educational modules and start using!
If you have questions of need assistance, please contact the parish office at 231-2135.

NOTE:  The Symbolon icon on the homepage directly below the photograph can be used to access your account after you are officially registered through the steps above.  The icon takes you to the homepage where you will login in or you may login in by entering your username and password to link directly at the bottom of this site.

Upcoming Events


Weekend Masses
Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 7,9,10:30am 12pm, 2pm (Spanish)

Weekday Masses
Monday-Friday 6:30am
Tue-Sat 8:00am

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 7:30-7:55am
Sat 4:00-5:15

Eucharistic Adoration
6am Monday - 5pm Friday

Ministry Schedule

Parish Priests

Fr. Michael E. Baldwin

Fr. Rick Kotrba
Parochial Vicar/
St. Mary's Colgan Schools Chaplain
Fr. David Voss
 Parochial Vicar/
Chaplain St. Pius X Catholic Student Center