Welcome to the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent and St Michael’s Blaisdon
We are a family of God, a community of disciples, striving to continually deepen our relationship with Christ and with each other. We recognise and value each member of our community, encouraging everyone to share in our life and worship. Together we celebrate the joy of the gospel and witness in faith our hope of eternal life with our heavenly Father.
Parishes of the Forest and Newent
Parish Priest Barnabas Page 01594 833173
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
9th August 2020
Sunday Mass available from 3pm )
Friday Talk available from 9am )
Other people do things differently!
The last time I visited my Sister, I met their new dog. As we were sat at table it was undoing my shoe laces! They thought this was funny, me, I acknowledged I was not sat at my own table.
Other people do things differently. It doesn’t mean they are wrong. Making allowances for others is part of life.
I wonder if we have had more time to be accommodating during this lockdown?
Have you also noticed that conversations have changed? People seem ready to open up a bit more. Perhaps we are realising what is important in our lives. Once this crisis is over however we can’t take back what we have shared. If nothing else this crises will have done us a favour.
Could I ask you to be praying for someone in the congregation at this time? Choose someone that perhaps you don’t know.
If we are all praying for one another then the community will be strengthened.
Musicians have been suing Donald Trump for using their music on the campaign trail. Suitable songs:’ Behind the Mask ‘, ‘ Made in China ‘, ‘ Knocking on Heaven’s door ‘?
Pope Francis’ vision for humanity in the wake of the pandemic
You are welcome to join in an online retreat on 8th August 10.15am to 4.00pm
A Chance for Change? Led by Austen Ivereigh
To take part – from 9.45am connect to Zoom using the following:-
Meeting ID: 846 8289 4537 Password: Francis20 For more info visit: https://www.belmontabbey.org.uk/online-event-3–pope-francis
Highways work with road closures in Coleford
This will affect parishioners coming to Coleford for a Mass on Tuesdays. B4228 Staunton Road to Bank Street in Coleford, will be closed during these times 9.30am to 3.30pm from 4th August until 3rd September. This affects the whole of the traffic in the centre of Coleford. The Church is best accessed from the top of High Nash past the Ribena factory.
Masses This Week
Please book a place at Mass by phoning the following contacts for each Church, thank you.
Sunday 9am Cinderford To book phone Fiona 01594 516175
11am Newent To book phone Mary 01531 822 156
Tuesday 10am Coleford To book phone Beverley 01594 861345
(Followed by private prayer until noon.)
Wednesday 10am Cinderford To book phone Fiona 01594 516175
12noon Newent To book phone Mary 01531 822 156
Thursday 10am Lydney To book phone Dot and Brian 01594 560054
Live Daily Mass
You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral below at 9.30am
Mass Times in our Parish…
Our Lady of Lourdes, Newent
Mass on Sunday will be at 11am
Alternate Tuesday and Thursday at 9am (please check the latest newsletter here on the website)
Wednesday at 10.00 am with Coffee and Chat to follow all welcome.
St Michael’s, Blaisdon
There will be a coming together of the community on Sundays at 11am
Weekday Mass ; 1st Friday of the month 7pm
Our Lady of Lourdes