Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, in Columbus, GA is a multi-culltural parish in the Diocese of Savannah, with parishioners of varied nationalities. In November 1957, the Most Reverend Bishop Thomas McDonough, Bishop of Savannah, decided that a parish should be established in South Columbus to serve the many military servicemen and families in that area. The parish was officially established on June 16, 1958. In January 1959, the church was officially dedicated and the rectory was completed in March of 1959. The convent and school were completed in 1960 and classes began in the fall. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is the home parish for St. Mary Magdalen Mission in Buena Vista Ga. St. Mary Magdalen is a small but vibrant community located in Buena Vista, Ga., the county seat of rural Marion County.
Under the pastoral leadership of Our Lady of the Angels Province friar – Fr. Bob Benko, OFM Conv. since August 2018, Masses are in person and livestreamed via the parish website and Facebook page. Today is the parish Feast Day and they will be celebrating a special 7:00 p.m. Mass followed by a dessert reception in the parish hall. If you live in or near the Columbus, GA area and you would like more information on registering as a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, visit: Parishioner Information – Our Lady of Lourdes – Columbus, GA (ourladyoflourdesga.org)