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
Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
27th September 2020
Sunday Mass available from 3pm )
Friday Talk available from 9am )
How can we encourage one another on a wet day with the virus going in the wrong direction and things not looking good?
This past week we have had three saints; St. Matthew, Padre Pio and Our Lady of Walsingham. St. Matthew proclaimed the Gospel of our faith. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. Padre Pio received the Stigmata, the wounds of Christ at the Crucifixion. He was also sought after as a Confessor, interceded before God on people’s behalf. Mary has been accompanying pilgrims for 2,000 years.
We can encourage others by telling them how our faith is an anchor in our lives. Saying to someone ‘I will say a prayer for you’. We can intercede for others by praying for them. And we can accompany others by walking along side them.
My niece in South Wales is in lockdown and my brother may be next. People are saying that the thought of a second lockdown is worse than the first. There are many people dealing with difficult situations made worse by Coronavirus. And yet I’m also seeing people’s act of kindness to one another. This to me is evidence of the hand of God at work. Bless all of you who are walking the extra mile.
Please book a place by phoning the following contacts for each Church, thank you.
Sunday 27th 9am Cinderford To book phone Fiona 01594 516175
11am Newent To book phone Mary 01531 822 156
Tuesday 29th 10am Coleford To book phone Beverley 01594 861345
Wednesday 30th 12noon Newent To book phone Mary 01531 822 156
Thursday 1st 10am Lydney To book phone Dot and Brian 01594 560054
In our parishes we would normally have a CAFOD harvest event and all donations received would go to CAFOD. This year will be a Harvest like no other as many families face chronic food shortages, malnutrition and poverty as the result of Coronavirus. With your support, we can still help people all over the world rebuild their lives. You can donate to CAFOD by leaving your donation as a second collection in all Masses from the week beginning Sunday 4th October. To find out more about CAFOD and to join in with their family fast day events go to: https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day
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