The holiday season is very much upon us!  I have just returned from my summer break and now Fr David is off on his.  During August we welcome Fr Michael Quaicoe who is helping us out during his holidays from his studies in Rome.   Whether you are jetting off to somewhere exotic or just having a rest at home, it’s important to have a break.  Holidays are a great opportunity not just to rest our mind and body but also to refresh our souls.  When life is a little quieter we can rediscover simply how to take to delight in the Lord, to enjoy His presence, in the mass, in the tabernacle, in our prayer and in those we meet.  After all, when this life is over and all our plans and frantic activity are finally ended, there will be only one thing to delight in, only one thing to love and that is God.  Learning to delight in Him now helps to ensure that we will be able to enjoy His presence for ever.  Happy holidays!

Thank you to those who have given feedback regarding the car park and especially the 8 am Mass.  Fr. David will relay all the feedback to the Finance Committee in September.

Our rep, Maggie Nagle, will shortly begin the process of updating all DBSs held by parishioners, beginning with our catechists, who are asked to contact her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding the potential renewal of their DBS. Other groups and ministries are asked to wait to hear from us about their renewals.  Thank you!

St Ignatius College celebrates 125 years of Jesuit education with a celebration dinner on Friday 20th September.  Tickets are £75 and are available on Eventbrite.  This includes a welcome drink, a three course meal and half a bottle of wine.  For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Requiem Mass will take place on Monday 19th August at 10 am.  May she rest in peace.

If you would like to talk to one of our Bereavement Volunteers please fill in a form in the Church Porch and hand into the Parish Office and a volunteer will contact you.

Here at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish we are lucky to have a vibrant, thriving Brownie Pack meeting every Thursday (term-time only) in the Parish Hall , 6—7.30 pm, run by Leader Karen Landi, Assistant Leader Frances Kantorowicz and Unit Helper Sarah Hunt.

Brownies is about trying new things that teach girls aged seven to ten about themselves, their community and their world. Brownies introduces girls to a world of new opportunities, challenges and fun. Girls go along to camps, holidays, day trips and sleepovers. They get together with their friends at regular meetings where they learn new hobbies, get creative, explore other cultures and have outdoor adventures.  As well as trying activities in their meetings, girls choose from interest badges related to things they want to know more about. We have spaces to invite new girls to join the pack.  If you would like to register for girls to join please follow the link below.

A pilgrimage of the sick has been arranged for Sunday 11th August at Aylesford Priory.   A coach will leave from Enfield Town’s Lidl at 9.30 am.  If you are interested, please call Virginia on 020 8482 7613.  The cost is £15 per person and you are advised to bring a packed lunch.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham - Group for Young People
Westminster Youth Ministry (WYM) invites young people aged 16 and above to join us on the diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday 21st September. The pilgrimage will be led by Cardinal Nichols and will include Mass, a Marian procession, rosary and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as being an opportunity to express our love and devotion for our Blessed Mother as a diocese and a group of young people. WYM is laying on a coach departing outside St Aloysius, Euston, NW1 1TA, at 7am, returning to St Aloysius early evening. Cost is £20 per person. Bring a picnic lunch. Booking form at

Join Westminster Youth Ministry for a once in a lifetime trip to witness the first canonization of an English saint for almost fifty years. Travelling 11th to 14th October,  highlights will include the canonization Mass with Pope Francis, the opportunity to visit historic sites and churches in Rome, and Mass in the Venerable English College with Bishop Nicholas Hudson. Cost is £480, which includes flights, accommodation, breakfast and public transport around Rome and to and from the airport. To register visit