How do I...?

Arrange a Mass for a specific intention?

Please complete the brown 'Mass offering' envelope (available in the Church Porch) with your intention, day or date preferred, time preferred, Name of donor, Telephone number, and amount enclosed. This envelope can be put into the Sunday offertory collection, posted through the Parish Office door (Mazenod Centre-side entrance by car park) or to the Parish Administrator.  If you would like a specific date, please could you allow at least 8 weeks notice for your Mass Intention or contact the Parish Office to check for available dates.  Otherwise, your intention will be said at the nearest possible Mass to your requested date.

Upon receipt of your envelope at the Parish Office, you will be contacted by telephone to confirm the date of your Mass intention.  Your envelope will be given to the Priest celebrating that Mass.

All confirmed Mass intentions are available for viewing on our website calendar which can be found on the ‘Dates for your Diary‘ page of this website or in the weekly newsletter.

Arrange my child's baptism? 

"To be baptised is to become a Child of God, become a Member of the Church of Christ
share in the Death and Resurrection of Christ and become a Temple of the Holy Spirit."

If you wish for your child to be baptised in the Catholic Faith, please complete the Baptism Application Form and return to it the Parish Office  by e-mail at bristol.ourladyoflourdes@cliftondiocese.com or by post to Parish Office, Mazenod Rooms, 2 Court Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 9QB.  You will then be contacted by the Parish Administrator who will confirm the date and time of the baptism with you.

You may be required to meet with our Priest or Deacon for preparation prior to the baptism.


Enrol my child for  Holy Communion Preparation?

We are currently unable to make any plans for a First Holy Communion Programme for 2021 due to the current situation with Covid-19.

If your child has been baptised in the Catholic Church and is in Year 3 (age 7/8) and above then they are welcome to start their preparation to receive Holy Communion. Please contact the Parish Office on 0117 9498743 or email bristol.ourladyoflourdes@cliftondiocese.com if you would like to enrol your child for preparation please contact the Parish Office.

Documents to support the course can be found below:

I belong prayer

My First Reconciliation Guide

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Parish Office by email  or call 0117 949 8743.


Receive the sacrament of Confirmation?

Our Parishes in Communion for Mission have a joint celebration for the Sacrament of Confirmation once every 2-3 years.  Candidates must be baptised Catholics of secondary school age.  Please contact your Parish Priest or the Parish Office in September or check the newsletter for notices, if you wish to be Confirmed in the Catholic Church.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR CONFIRMATION 2022

We now have the date for confirmation to be celebrated at by Bishop Declan at St Augustine’s on 22nd June 2022 at 7.00pm.  Dates and times for preparation classes have not been finalised yet but sessions usually begin in January. Candidates must be of secondary school age and above.  If you would like to receive the sacrament of confirmation in June next year, please download and complete the Registration Form or email the Parish Office at bristol.ourladyoflourdes@cliftondiocese.com or pick a paper copy from church (on the table in the porch) when church is open on Sundays/Tuesdays/Thursdays. Completed forms can be returned to the Parish Office - please remember to include and email address which will be used for all communications. More details of the preparation sessions will be sent to you in due course.
Many thanks, Fr Jim and Fr Frank.



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