Open air Mass & Parish Picnic – Cancelled

Unfortunately in light of yesterday’s announcement regarding the delay in the removal of COVID restrictions- the open air mass & parish picnic due to be held on the 27th June at Eton Manor has been cancelled.

Sacramental Preparation 2022


The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated at OLOL Wanstead by
Bishop Alan on the evening of Friday February 11th 2022. Preparation for the sacrament in this parish involves 12 sessions, 4:30pm to 6:00pm Sundays, spread over the year from September. Covid permitting, these will be held in the pastoral centre. It involves compulsory study between
sessions, regular attendance at Mass, and increasing involvement in parish life,
including participation in masses and social action in the parish. There is also
a compulsory retreat weekend 26th -28th November 2021.

Please note these dates and make sure you keep these dates free before you apply.
Those in Year 10 or above in school year 2021-2022, who would like to be
prepared for this sacrament should in the first instance personally contact
Michaela Mouquet by email at: michaelaololcc@gmail.com

Please give your full name, place and date of baptism (certificates of baptism
will need to be provided at enrolment) , address, school and school year. Also
confirm an email address which is regularly looked at, and can be used to
contact you at short notice.

1st Holy Communion

Parents who would like their children to be prepared to receive the Sacrament
of Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion in school year 2021-2022, should
in the first instance contact Michaela Mouquet by email at:
michaelaololcc@gmail.com. Children should be in Year 3 or above in school year

Please give your child’s name, full address, school and school year,
and date and place of baptism. Certificates of baptism will need to be
provided before enrolment.

Preparation sessions will take place, Covid permitting, in the pastoral centre on
Saturday mornings. In addition there will be 6 compulsory parent Zoom
meetings. We work in partnership will you to prepare your child. Dates for
the programme will be given at enrolment. No weekends either end of a
OLOL primary school holiday are currently planned.

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest for both Confirmation and 1st Holy Communion is Sunday June 27th. This is to enable planning of the programmes to go ahead.

Holy Hour for Corpus Christi, Sunday 6 June 5pm – 6pm

There will be a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction this Sunday 6 June for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi from 5pm until 6pm.
All are welcome to attend to spend some time in front of the Eucharist on this important day where we give thanks for what our Saviour has done for us on the cross and in Holy Communion

Novena to the Sacred Heart 2nd June to 11th June

Friday 11 June is the solemnity of the Sacred Heart.  This beautiful devotion, which emphasises the divine love which Jesus has for us with his human heart was developed from the apparitions of Saint Mary Alocoque in the 17th Century.  We will have a novena to the Sacred Heart in church after the 9am morning Mass beginning on Wednesday 2 June for nine days (the novena will be prayed after the 8am Mass on Sunday).  If you would like to pray along at home here is the text of the the novena which was written by Saint Padre Pio.

Efficacious Novena to the

Sacred Heart of Jesus

This novena prayer was recited every day by Padre Pio for all those who asked for prayers.
The faithful are invited to recite it daily, so as to be spiritually united with the prayer of Padre Pio.

  1. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of [insert your intention.]
    Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be to the Father…Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
  2. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask any thing of the Father in my name, He will give it to you.” Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of [insert your intention.]
    Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be to the Father…Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

III. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of [insert your intention.]
Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be to the Father…Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender mother and ours.

Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

Changes to Number of Attendees Baptisms/Weddings/Funerals from 17th May

Today 17th May 2021  the restrictions in England have eased. This has affected churches as follows;

30 people can now attend a Baptism

30 people can now attend a Wedding

The restrictions for the number attending funerals has been removed – up to the capacity of the church, and within OLOL this is 130.

Before inviting larger numbers to these events can you please contact one of the priests via 0208 989 2074.

Face covering’s are still required (unless exempt) to attend all services.

Any further changes and updates will be posted to the parish website and social media.

Choral Vespers 5th May

Choral Vespers conducted by Andrew Wright, Master of Music for the
Diocese and some of the Cathedral singers with Fr Adrian presiding,
will be live-streamed from Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 6.30pm –
Wednesday 5th May – please tune in.

Vespers will be live streamed via the https://www.facebook.com/Brentwoodcathmusic/  but you do not need to be on Facebook to watch

A Triduum of Prayer to Our Lady

The month of May is dedicated to Our Lady. As usual we are having 3
evenings of prayer – (a Triduum) on the following dates at 8pm

  • Tuesday 4th May
  • Wednesday 5th May
  • Thursday 6th May

The intentions are;

  • Family life in our parish,
  • the sick and housebound
  • our children and young people taking examinations
  • our own private intentions and needs.

First Holy Communion Masses – Live Steamed

This weekend (1st and 2nd May) we start out First Communion Masses.

For the next few weeks the  Saturday 9am & 6.30pm Masses & the Sunday  9.30am, 11.30am and 6.30pm Masses will all be live streamed via our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnbquyZ_FeI0VcnboFDnYtw

These masses will be only visible on the channel to view live and will not be available to view later.




HRH Prince Philip RIP

The community of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Wanstead extend our sympathy and prayers to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the sad news of the death of HRH Prince Philip.
May he rest in peace
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Open Air Mass and Picnic on 27th June at 11.30am.

To celebrate our return to normal, there will be a parish Open Air Mass and Picnic
on 27th June at 11.30am. This will be held at Eton Manor Rugby Club, Nutter Lane,
Wanstead. The Club House and bar will be open after 12.30pm and it would be lovely if you could bring a picnic and stay so that we have the opportunity to gather as a community.

Let’s look forward to getting together

Covid rules permitting