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Mass -21st June

Mass will be live at 11am on our YouTube Channel

Opening hymn:

Here I am Lord

Offertory Hymn:

We are gathering together unto him

Communion Hymn:

O Bread of Heaven

Final Hymn:

Walk with me O my Lord

First reading

Jeremiah 20:10-13

He has delivered the soul of the needy from the hands of evil men

Jeremiah said: I hear so many disparaging me,

‘“Terror from every side!”

Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’

All those who used to be my friends

watched for my downfall,

‘Perhaps he will be seduced into error.

Then we will master him

and take our revenge!’

But the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero;

my opponents will stumble, mastered,

confounded by their failure;

everlasting, unforgettable disgrace will be theirs.

But you, O Lord of Hosts, you who probe with justice,

who scrutinise the loins and heart,

let me see the vengeance you will take on them,

for I have committed my cause to you.

Sing to the Lord,

praise the Lord,

for he has delivered the soul of the needy

from the hands of evil men.

Responsorial Psalm

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

It is for you that I suffer taunts,

that shame covers my face,

that I have become a stranger to my brothers,

an alien to my own mother’s sons.

I burn with zeal for your house

and taunts against you fall on me.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

This is my prayer to you,

my prayer for your favour.

In your great love, answer me, O God,

with your help that never fails:

Lord, answer, for your love is kind;

in your compassion, turn towards me.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

The poor when they see it will be glad

and God-seeking hearts will revive;

for the Lord listens to the needy

and does not spurn his servants in their chains.

Let the heavens and the earth give him praise,

the sea and all its living creatures.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

Second reading

Romans 5:12-15

The gift considerably outweighed the fall

Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned. Sin existed in the world long before the Law was given. There was no law and so no one could be accused of the sin of ‘law-breaking’, yet death reigned over all from Adam to Moses, even though their sin, unlike that of Adam, was not a matter of breaking a law.

Adam prefigured the One to come, but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. If it is certain that through one man’s fall so many died, it is even more certain that divine grace, coming through the one man, Jesus Christ, came to so many as an abundant free gift.

Gospel Acclamation


Alleluia, alleluia!

The Word was made flesh and lived among us:

to all who did accept him

he gave power to become children of God.



Matthew 10:26-33

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.

‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.

‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’

Newsletter- 21st June

Latest Newsletter newsletter-21st-june.pdf

Additional files





Church Opening Times

The church will be open for private prayer this Wednesday 10am to 12pm & on Friday Evening between 7pm to 9pm.

Request for volunteers

It was announced yesterday that government has given permission for churches to be open for private prayer from next Monday 17th June.

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a weekly time slot in the church to enable us to take this first step in reopening safely.

The role entails being a welcoming presence, reminding visitors where necessary about the use of hand sanitiser, the need for social distancing and wiping down surfaces people may have come into contact with but full guidance will be provided to all volunteers.

We will be implementing precautions to minimise risk of infection, please only volunteer if are not in the clinically vulnerable group or living with someone who is.

If you are able to help, please email the parish office at with your contact details and a member of the parish team will be in contact with you.

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.

Online Donations

During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of parishioners have enquired about making online donations to support the continued running of the parish.
Contributions can now be made via a page on the Brentwood Diocesan website at and selecting General Offertory. The information sent via this website are secure & is covered by GDPR.

You can, if you prefer, make a payment directly into the parish bank account using online banking.

You will need to set up the OLOL Wanstead Parish as a payee on your online banking app or via internet banking.

The Parish Bank details are as follows:

Account Name: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Wanstead
Sort Code: 40-13-22
Account number: 71018973

If you use this method please put your Surname and Initial as a reference and if you are part of our Gift Aid scheme, then please also add your Gift Aid number (GA).

For example: SmithJ GA 999

By entering this reference our Gift Aid Organiser will be able to make sure that your donation is increased in line with the Gift Aid regulations.

Alternatively you can deliver your offertory envelopes though the presbytery letterbox with cheques made payable to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Wanstead.

Thank you for your continued support.

Safe Guarding – Domestic Violence during COVID 19


Every person has a right to live their life free from violence, abuse, intimidation and fear. As a Catholic parish we are here to support you especially during this the Covid-19 lock down.

In the link below you will find information about how to report domestic abuse or get help. If you are in immediate danger phone 999 and ask for the police.



Safeguarding Resources during COVID 19

Some usulfel links to keep our families Safe during COVID 19

Where to report child online Safety issue during lockdown.

Online Safety

Surviving Family Life under Lockdown.

Where can your child get mental health support online during lockdown

Church resources for Parents

The Diocese’s Marriage and Family Life department has put together a page of resources to support families present time:

Domestic Church resources for Parents – Covid 19