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A thriving rural parish community

March 12, 2020

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish-Poplar Montana

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Poplar, Montana is extremely grateful to have received a grant from the Black and Indian Mission. We are very fortunate to be able to continue to serve the people, the families, and this small rural town on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. It is because of your generosity that we can do this.

The spirits of our parishioners have been moved this past year. They were shown warmth, welcoming, and a compassionate listening ear from our pastors and our single staff member.

We serve individuals, families, and the community in many different ways. We serve and minister through sacramental preparation, reconciliation, religious education, baptisms, funerals, visiting the sick and homebound, social gatherings, coffee & fellowship, and just always trying to ‘be there’ for anyone.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is in a very rural location on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Northeastern Montana. Our priest is the only assigned priest to cover a large area which includes four other communities in the region.
Roughly 95% of the individuals we minister to are Native American. We have 133 current registered families on file at Our Lady of Lourdes alone. We serve many families whom are not registered, with the average family consisting of about 5 persons.

We are very thankful for your continued support. Although times continue to be challenging, we continue to strive to move forward. There are many needs of the people on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, and we must continue to do whatever we can to serve these needs. It is because of you that we are able to do so.