Our Lady of Lourdes, Great Falls

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a thousand words...

Based on an idea conceived and pushed by Tom and Pat Melly,
the Parish Council and a special committee developed the final design
of a pro-life monument to be placed next to the church.
Shumaker Trucking and Excavating of Great Falls
procured a large rock, and Art and Tony Malisani of Malisani Inc. and their crew
prepared and engraved it. Art and Tony and some family members,
with the help of David Birkenbuel and some heavy equipment from United Materials,
prepared the location of the monument and put it in place.
It is located to the right of the church, and left of the existing Lourdes shrine.
Picture, l. to r.: Angelo Malisani, David Birkenbuel, Art Mailsani, Tony Malisani.

Chinook Party January 25, 2014
Alumni of Our Lady of Lourdes School
gather for a group picture.

On May 29, 2014, our 8th Grade students
celebrated their graduation at the All-School Mass.
We show the official graduation picture of the students
with their home room teacher, Terry Flanagan.

Photo by Fr. Lou Krauth.

On May 30, 2014, in a lovely simple celebration,
our Kindergarten students celebrated their "Graduation"
in the presence of family and friends.
Our picture shows the students with their teacher, Ms. Katherine Sunwall.

Photo by Fr. Lou Krauth.

Two impressions from our school's traditional
"May Crowning" at the School Mass on May 1, 2008.

Photo by, and courtesy of, Elizabeth (Becky) Shea, Development Director.

One of the BIG attractions at our school and parish party, Chinook 2013,
on January 26, 2013, in the Great Falls Civic Center,
was the "New Harold Nicholls Big Band,"
directed by Harold's son, Bud Nicholls.

Photo by, and courtesy of, Brian Waranauskas.

At an anticipated Thanksgiving School Mass on November 17, 2011,
our fifth grade students formed an obvious message
that extends to God, and to all our benefactors.

Photo by Fr. Lou Krauth, Pastor

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, twenty-one children
received Confirmation and First Holy Communion
and thus were fully initiated into the Church.
Pastor Fr. Lou Krauth was the celebrant,
authorized by Bishop Michael Warfel.

Once again, the Knights of Columbus, Great Falls Council # 1493,
organized one of their delicious breakfasts in support
of technology at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Great Falls.
The proceeds in form of a check in the amount of $ 1,017.00
were presented on March 6, 2014, to the Pastor, Fr. Lou,
by the Knights’ representatives, Art Malisani (center),and Sonny Haugen (right).
A group of students happily witnessed this presentation,
their smiles expressing the gratitude of the entire school.

At the School Mass on October 5, 2006, the students learned about St. Francis
whose love for God helped him
to see goodness and joy in all of creation
including all the animals.
Students brought their favorite stuffed pet
in place of their live pets at home
and all, pets at home, in the church, and the children
received the special St. Francis blessing.
Everybody had a lot of fun - with a spiritual purpose!

Photo by, and courtesy of, Ginny Becker, Development Director.

OLL Students show their excitement at the
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Great Falls
on Monday, March 17, 2008.

Snapshots from the rehearsal for our school's
Christmas Program, "The Twelve Days of Christmas,"
presented on Friday, December 21, 2007.

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