OUR PAST AND FUTURE
For the past 106 years our faith community has continuously grown and provided for each generation. Starting with Our Lady of Lourdes in 1917, then expanding north with the addition of St. John Vianney in 1967, the Bettendorf Catholic community has faithfully witnessed to Christ.
More recently, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. John Vianney have worked closely together in developing a master plan proactively to adapt to changing needs in our community. Our aging facilities and membership; a shortage of priests; a growing, shifting population and recent changes to how our Catholic schools are funded bring both significant challenges and exciting opportunities.
After conducting a planning study last fall, our parishes have been working with diocesan leadership to set a course for action that will transform the Catholic landscape in our region. Our long-range vision is to build a new school and church at the northwest corner of Hopewell Avenue and Criswell Street and eventually seeing Our Lady of Lourdes and St. John Vianney becoming one parish.
To turn this vision into reality, we are pleased to launch our One Faith – One Family – One Future Capital Campaign, which will provide the funds to build St. Joan of Arc, our new Bettendorf Catholic school, and support our individual parish commitments to our diocesan Upon This Rock Campaign.