We are pleased to announce that the public celebration of mass has resumed Please take a look at our latest newsletter for updated times/days. 

The Parish Office is currently open on reduced hours.  Opening days/times can be found on the latest newsletter.  Messages and emails will be checked periodically over the week.  In the event of an urgent query, please contact Fr Jim Williams on 01454 312161.

The Parish Website will continue to be updated as regularly as possible.

If you would like to make a donation to Our Lady of Lourdes church, please do so by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your continuous support.

Holy Communion 2022

Applications are now open for
First Holy Communion 2022
for children who have been baptised
in the Catholic Church
and who are in Year 3 or above.  
If you wish your child to receive
First Holy Communion 2022
please download and complete 
the application form and 
return it to the Parish Office 
by Monday 1st November 2021.
Please also download the letter to parents and preparation diary which gives you all the important dates.

Application forms are also available from the Parish Office, OLOL School Office 
and in Church on Sunday.

For more information please contact the Parish Office
  Tel: 0117 9498743   
Email: bristol.ourladyoflourdes@cliftondiocese.com

Applications for Places in Primary School

Time to Start School? If you have a child born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, then now is the time to apply for a place at a Catholic primary school in the Diocese. You must complete an application form (either online or on paper) that is available from the school admissions team of the South Gloucester Council, for admission during the 2022-23 school year. If your child has been baptised, you must also provide a copy of the baptism certificate to your preferred school. Please ensure you apply by the closing date of 15 January 2022.

Bishop's Video for School Governors

Governors video.mp4 from Clifton Diocese on Vimeo.

There are 62 maintained schools in Clifton Diocese, educating 21,673 pupils. They are supported by a ‘volunteer army’ of school governors, including 350 Foundation Governors appointed by Bishop Declan. The Bishop wishes to recruit new candidates to join the governing bodies, to help grow and sustain Catholic education in the Diocese for current and future generations, and so has produced a new promotional video where the Bishop and current governors and Headteachers, talk about the importance and value of school governors. If you would like to support catholic education and so would like to apply to be a governor, please complete the online application form https://schools.cliftondiocese.com/form-2 or contact Bill McEntee, Governance Officer via bill.mcentee@cliftondiocese.com or call 07710094976 for more information – he would love to hear from you!

LOV Verbum Dei Ministry - Explore the Gospel of John and Matthew

The LOV Verbum Dei Ministry (https://linktr.ee/lov_verbumdei) is very excited to explore the Gospel of John and Matthew with a 4-Part Series on the Word of God starting on Tuesday 31st August. 1 episode will be released on their YouTube channel on Tuesdays and Fridays over two weeks for all of us to immerse in a unique way into particular passages of the gospel. Please use the below link to watch the episodes and to slowly and attentively sink into the Word of God that lies behind the 'words' of the Scriptures. You can also listen each episode on the followings audio platforms (Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcast-simply search for "LOV Verbum Dei" where you can access all their audio resources). Please share it with whoever you think might benefit from it.

Link to the episodes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnBD0Ooz7iN-DuHmh_nDSx7Dl2wc5geZK

CAFOD Faith in Action Day - 11th September 2021

Join CAFOD for an online day of talk and prayer to learn more about this year’s climate talks, Pope Francis’s call to action and how people in the Amazon region are leading the fight to care for our common home.  The countdown is on. In a few months, the UK will host the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil: the ‘COP26’ climate talks. Our government has a vital role to play in leading global efforts to tackle the climate crisis. But as citizens of the host nation and as people of faith, we have an important role to play too.This is the time to come together, build a community and act.

Do not miss our Faith in Action Day 2021 on Saturday 11 September, 11am-4pm.

On this Faith in Action Day you will:
Find out more about the UK government’s vision for COP26.
Connect with other Catholics in interactive sessions and find out how we can organise ourselves to build momentum for the climate talks in Glasgow this year.
Hear from environmental defenders in the Amazon about their struggle to protect our common home.
Explore Pope Francis’s Synod on the Amazon and his call for justice.
Get inspired by young Catholic campaigners and their fight for the climate crisis.
Stand in solidarity and pray together for our brothers and sisters who are suffering the most as a result of the climate crisis.

Speakers  Confirmed speakers include Camilla Born (Deputy Director of Strategy for COP26), Josianne Gauthier (CIDSE Secretary General), Claudelice Silva dos Santos (Amazon and human rights defender), young Catholic activists and many more.
This event is part of the Great Big Green Week, a series of events happening in September to bring together communities across the country for climate and nature.
Register here:
Agenda for the day can be found here: https://cafod.org.uk/content/download/56814/779052/version/1/file/-CAFOD%20FIA%20agenda.pdf