About Us

Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

We are a parish of approximately 2,400 households, and our parishioners come from all parts of Columbia, Missouri and the surrounding areas. We are one of three Catholic parishes in Columbia, along with the St. Thomas More Newman Center and Sacred Heart Parish, and are a member parish of the Diocese of Jefferson City. We hope this website helps introduce you to our parish or to find the information you are looking for. If you live in the area or will be moving here, we hope you will become a member. If you will be visiting the area, we hope you will join us for Mass. Please contact the parish office you need further assistance.

God Bless you,

Fr. Chris Cordes, Pastor


Learn More about Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

Bishop Joseph Marling, the first Bishop of Jefferson City, asked Father Raymond Weis to oversee the construction and establishment of the new parish. Fr. Weis blessed the ground on August 15, 1957, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The parish was named Our Lady of Lourdes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearance to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France. The new church was dedicated on October 19, 1958. We invite you to learn more about the unique architecture and features of our parish, by using the menu below.