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Our Lady of Lourdes Religious Education and Formation Programs include:   


PREP(Parish Religious Education Program

This pertains to the religious  instruction of children from grades 1-8.   Teachers and aides in PREP are all  volunteers and more are always needed.  As per the Religious Education  Department of the Diocese of Wilmington, all catechists work toward  Certification.  There are four levels of Certification; Basic,  Intermediate, Advanced I and Advanced II.  


Youth Ministry

Formation, Service and Social activities for our High School youth are ongoing throughout the year. They normally meet once per month on a Sunday evening.

Every two years, the  Youth Ministry choose among themselves, representatives for the National  Catholic Youth Conference Convention.  Various fund raising activities  assist in providing for these trips.   


Adult Bible Study 

Our parish has seasonal courses of Bible Study, normally held on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM.    


R. C. I. A. RCIA  is an acronym for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  It is a year long process for those interested being baptized in the Catholic Church.  Participants move through several stages which culminates in their Baptism during the Easter Vigil. A brief overview of the process can be found here

Those who have already been baptized in another Christian denomination and wish to enter the Catholic Church follow a slightly different, usually shorter process. This is tailored to the particular needs of each individual.


For information concerning any of our Religious Education Programs, please contact Debbie Depta (depta@ollseaford.org)

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