Upper Room Window in the Church Foyer. Click on the Photo for an Explanation
Basement Entrance

What is the Upper Room? Our Lady of Lourdes now has a Multimedia Catholic Resource Center. It is a place to increase your faith and then take it outside the doors of the parish. The room is located  on the side of the Narthex of the Church where you see the Pentecost glass window pictured above. Material related to each of the Liturgical Sundays of the year is provided both on this webpage and in the Upper room as well as access to much more. See photos of Pentecost Sunday 2019 Launch!

“The Upper Room and Basement” are open to serve Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners. Volunteers are needed (see below). Both of these locations are centers of evangelization with the “Basement” providing more extensive religious materials like Bibles and sacramentals for a “recommended donation”.

Many of our visitors in the Upper Room will have a wide range of questions while others are looking for religious items that can be found in the Basement located across from the memorial gardens at the side entrance of the Parish Hall. But complimentary prayer brochures, booklets, are available in the Upper Room, as well as loaner bibles and books from the Lending Library.

The Upper room is available to parishioners before and after all daily and weekend Masses. The Basement is open following Masses on Saturday at 3 PM, and Sunday morning after 10AM.

Upper Room in Action

Upper Room Anniversary

Sign Up!

To volunteer for the Upper Room and/or the Basement, simply click on the Sign-up Genius button to the left. You will be taken to the online volunteer schedule. Click the dates and times you can volunteer.  You can choose several dates at once.

Email the Upper Room: ollupperroom@icloud.com

What is the Liturgical Year? See the Liturgical Year Daily Feed

Formed Session with Jeanne Vagnetti in The Upper Room

Note for home use: Some of the links above to “Formed” require you to set up an account (it’s free.) We all like FREE don’t we? Our parish pays for you to get the best Catholic teaching videos, books, and audio talks to deepen your relationship with Christ and his Church all in one place on most smart phones, tablets, and computers. Go to Formed by clicking HERE and Register…one time…Enter “Our Lady of Lourdes Venice Fl” then register your name and email address. That’s it! Every time you now click on the link above or FORMED content on this webpage you will be taken directly into the FORMED website with access to all the content. As an added feature, they have the FORMED APP. I have personally loaded the free APP (from the APP store on my phone) and again, logged in the first time. Now…as soon as I click on the FORMED APP it opens directly into all the content they have available. Cool Stuff! Users can sign on to ROKU, Amazon Fire, TVOS and and any smart T.V. 

FORMED Parish care support – 844-367-6331 or parishcare@formed.org.  Parishioners can contact this number/website to address any questions regarding  linkage of Formed to their Smart TVs, devices, etc.

Upper Room Slideshow