Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School

PK3 through 8th Grade

Message from pastor

Welcome to the online presence of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School!

The last week of January each year is Catholic Schools Week for the Church in America. Catholic Schools Week reminds us of the great blessing that Catholic schools, and especially parish schools, are for our children, their families and the world. We are proud of our place in that great tradition and of the excellent Catholic formation and education that our students receive here at Our Lady of Lourdes.

The school is so vibrant and mature that it seems that it has been a part of the Christian history of Kendall forever. While we have Open House scheduled throughout the year, you are always welcome to drop in and see us in action. Come and see the good news in person!

A question that always arises is that of cost. Tuition at the school is set to cover the daily operating costs of the school. We then look to use the funds raised in special events like the Festival for capital improvements and special projects. Please, do not assume that you cannot afford to send your children to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School. The faith-based education and formation they receive here is too important to miss and we have tuition assistance for active members of our parish family.

If you are not already an active member of our parish family, we invite you to join us. This beautiful school is the fruit of a beautiful Catholic parish family.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Msgr. Kenneth Schwanger, Pastor

About Msgr. Kenneth Schwanger

Msgr. Schwanger was born April 25, 1960, in Harrisburg, Pa. He graduated from Middletown Area High School there, then followed his father to Florida, where he graduated from the University of Florida in 1982. He went to the University of Florida Law School, obtaining his law degree in 1984.

That same year, he entered the seminary, completing his studies at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Miami on May 12, 1990.

In addition to his duties at Our Lady of Lourdes, he serves as adjutant judicial vicar of the archdiocesan Tribunal, promoter of justice for the archdiocese, president of Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami, chairman of the permanent diaconate advisory board and judge for the Tribunal of Nassau, Bahamas.

Currently Msgr. Schwanger is Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.