Our church is open for the public celebration of mass.  Please take a look at our latest newsletter for updated times/days. 

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.


LGBT+ Mass 22nd May


on Sunday 22nd May at 3pm, followed by refreshments/social

at St Nicholas of Tolentino RC Church, Lawford's Gate, Easton, Bristol BS5 0RE

For live feed go to parish website http://www.tolentino.org.uk

LGBT Ministry email:  inclusionforall@cliftondiocese.com

Synod Liturgy - 22nd June 2022

Bishop Declan invites every parish to an evening liturgy at the Cathedral on June 22nd at 7pm when he will also present Clifton’s Synod report to each parish. It is hoped that at least two people including the Parish Priest will be present to receive the report. However, there are no restrictions on numbers so everyone is encouraged to attend. So that they can facilitate the event please book onto the event via this link (Eventbrite):  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evening-liturgy-synod-tickets-327123734897

Celebrating Marriage Mass, 2nd July 2022


Bishop Declan is celebrating Mass in the Cathedral on Saturday 2 July (12 noon) and is inviting all married couples to join him. Personal invitations will be sent to those couples who are celebrating significant anniversaries during 2022 or those who will marry during this year. If you are planning to get married this year or are celebrating 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th, or 70th anniversaries during 2022, please email the parish office your contact details or email details directly to the to Adult Education Department so that personal invitations can be sent to you from the bishop.

 

Holy Week Services & Mass Times 2022


HOLY WEEK 2022

14th April - Holy (Maundy) Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 6pm

15th April - Good Friday
Children's Stations of the Cross at 11am
The Passion of the Lord at 3pm

16th April - Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil at St Paul's Church in Yate at 9pm
(Coach/minibus leaving from OLOL Church at 8.10pm - 
Please contact Parish Office to reserve a place by 3rd April 2022)

17th April - Easter Sunday
Mass of the Resurrection at 9am

Pastoral Ministry Information Evenings


As far back as 2012, Pope Benedict XVI was advocating the need for greater involvement of the laity in the life of the Church. The Synodal Process has already shown that there is a desire by the laity to be more involved and a need for solid formation to give people the confidence to respond. Clifton Diocese offers two in-depth courses in support of this need: The Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry and The Clifton Ministry Skills Programme. If you are interested or intrigued to find out more, then do join us for one of two online information sessions taking place on 26 April and 28 April at 7pm (Microsoft Teams). The information sessions will outline the purpose of the courses, introduce you to current students and provide the opportunity for asking questions and gaining sufficient information about how to apply. Sign up via the Eventbrite links for the session you wish to attend by going to the Clifton diocese website:  https://cliftondiocese.com/news/pastoral-ministry-information-evenings/

Ukraine Appeal on Sunday 20th March

We have had lots of enquiries about how best as a parish we can support the Ukrainian people during the most tragic of times.  Well first of course they need our prayers, so please give them a place in your heart.  The pictures on television portray scenes of great human suffering and their need of our help.  Officially the best way for us to help is to donate money to one of the charities suggested by the government.  

Therefore, on Sunday 20th March we are having a special collection to show our solidarity with the people of Ukraine. 

 

Memorial Mass on 6th March 2021

On 6th March we celebrated a memorial mass for all parishioners and loved ones lost in the last two years.  Those who had lost loved ones were invited to place treasured mementos/photographs at the foot of the altar.  











Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace, Amen

Death holds a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Lenten Daily Reflection Series


The Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation has organised a daily reflection series to support people in their Lenten journeys. 40 people generously offered their reflections as a gift to everyone in the diocese, and we are extremely grateful those who gave their time and their prayers. Each day in Lent, they will publish a video in which a member of our diocese shares their thoughts and prayers on their website, on The Clifton Evangelist Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. We encourage you to pray with each of them and ask that you show your support by sharing these videos with your family and friends.  The videos can be found here https://cliftondiocese.com/lent-2022/

Memorial Mass on Sunday 6th March

As a result of the pandemic, the last two years have been extremely difficult in so many ways.  One consequence has been the inability of parishioners who have lost loved ones, to have the type of funeral they would have hoped and prayed for because of restrictions. 

This for many, undoubtably disrupted the healing process.

   Whilst it is impossible to reverse time it is thought as a sign of our compassion, love and concern, we embrace the situation by celebrating a

Memorial Mass on Sunday 6th March 9.00amfollowed by a coffee morning 

 We invite all those who have lost loved ones to bring on the day of the Mass, a photo or treasured memento to be placed at the foot of the altar  where there will be lighted candles.  This needs to be done in good time, before the start of Mass.

All those listed in Parish Records, over the last two years, will be included.  If by any chance you know of anyone part of the Parish who is not on the list, and would like to include them, please contact the Parish Office

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace, Amen

Death holds a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.




Retrouvaille - A Lifeline for Marriage

 

A Lifeline for Marriage! 

Has Covid put you under more stress as a couple? Is your marriage become stressed, unloving, cold? Do you argue more? 

Do you want to improve your communication? Have you separated, divorced, are you thinking about it? Do you want to try again? 

The Retrouvaille programme may be just what you  need! 


The next programme commences with a weekend 
3rd-6th March 2022 

For more information 
Telephone or text  
+44 788 729 6983 
(Complete confidentiality assured.) 
Email: retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com 
 Website: www.retrouvaille.org.uk

Mass Times for Ash Wednesday, 2nd March 2022

Mass Times for our Parishes in Communion

7.00pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, Kingswood

 9.30 am  at St Pauls Church, Yate

*11.30am & 7.30pm at St Augustines, Downend 
*For masses at St Augustine’s only, please reserve a place by using the link below

 

CAFOD's Walk Against Hunger Lent Challenge

There are 200 million children in the world whose lives are at risk from malnutrition. This Lent, challenge yourself to walk 200km, and help give hunger its marching orders.

Do 5k a day, your way, for 40 days, get sponsored and you’ll conquer your 200km target in time for Easter – and help people around the world to live free from hunger.

To take part, go to cafod.org.uk/walk.

Free Online Event - What is God Saying?

 You are invited to join Fr. James Mallon, Bishop Robert Barron, and Revd. Nicky Gumbel for a conversation on ‘What is God Saying to the Church?’ March 2022 marks two years since the pandemic hit much of the world. What is God saying to the Church throughout the last two years? What have we learned? What should be our focus moving forward?  

As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, we believe that we have an incredible opportunity to recommit our energies to finding new and old ways to evangelise. But there are important questions many are wrestling with: 

What is the most urgent call for the Church? 

What have the past two years revealed about the Church and how she is fulfilling her mission? 

What are we being called to repent of, to turn from, and to turn towards? 

 This is a FREE online event happening on Tuesday 1 March 2022 and starts at 6pm. 

How to sign up 

Find out more and register at: https://www.divinerenovation.org/what-is-god-saying-event

The Clifton Evangelist

The Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation have streamlined their communication with a regular departmental newsletter “The Clifton Evangelist”.  Their first edition can be found at https://cliftondiocese.com/faith-and-formation/.  They would like to encourage parishioners to sign up to their newly created social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Details of all future events or any items of interest will be made available here.  Any feedback is encouraged, please email your thoughts to adult.education@cliftondiocese.com.