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Welcome to Fr Samuel Homiah who is helping us during the month of July. As I will be away this week and next, Fr Johnson and Fr Samuel will be responsible for the day to day running of the parish, together with the parish office. We had a lovely school Mass on Thursday for children, staff and parents of Year 6. We wish them all well in their new schools in September. However, wherever we might go to school, we are all part of the parish family of Our Lady of Lourdes. I look forward to seeing lots of children, parents and families back in September. Have a lovely summer and I will see you all again at the start of August.

Please note that the Office will be closed on Thursday 22nd  July.

If you wish your child to make his/her First Communion next year, please sign the sheet in the church porch.  You have until Sunday 5th September to sign up.  Please make a note of the date of the first session on 30th November.  Please clearly provide your email address.

As last Sunday was Sea Sunday, there will be a second collection this weekend for the Apostleship of the Sea.

As part of the Ignatius 500 year of activities and in recognition of the founder of the Jesuits, there will be Mass at 6 pm on Friday 30th July, at Farm Street Church, W1K 3AH, for all alumni/ae of Jesuit schools and colleges.  If you are unable to attend, you can watch at www.farmstreet.org.uk.  Please RSVP if you can to David Hurst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – but come anyway, and for news of Ignatius 500 events running from 20 May 2021 to 31 July 2022, please visit www.ignatius500/global

We have now received some guidance, mostly in the form of recommendations, with some rules too. We want to continue to keep our church safe and make people feel as comfortable as possible, while at the same time recognising that there is a degree of personal choice that people will need to make depending on their own circumstances.

- The current temporary Mass times will remain in place until the autumn term, and Sunday obligation remains suspended for the time being.
-You should not come to church if you have any symptoms, or if you have been told to self-isolate.
-Please continue to use the QR code to sign in on your smartphone.
-You should still use the hand sanitiser if possible. You are also encouraged to wear a face covering, especially when there are large gatherings inside the church.
-Social distancing will be relaxed so the capacity of the church will increase to normal levels, but please be respectful of those who may want to continue to keep a distance.

- The following things remain suspended here for now: Communion from the chalice, the offertory procession, the physical sign of peace, and holy water in the stoups. Singing at Sunday Mass will not return until the autumn term. The collection will continue to be taken on the way out, at least until we can organise a new system.
- We no longer need the stewards for entry or cleaning after every Mass. However, after the last Mass each day, help would be appreciated from parishioners to clean the touch points in church. Thank you to everyone who has helped us with stewarding and cleaning throughout this entire time. Thank you to everyone for your patience, cooperation and prayers!

If you would like to be entered in the Summer Draw please make sure that you have paid your subs—£3 per quarter per ticket.  You can have as many tickets as you would like.  The Draw will take place after the 10 am Mass on Sunday 1st August.

The school currently has spaces in Reception for September 2021.  If you are interested, please contact the school by telephone on: 020 8361 0767 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information: www.ololschool.enfield.sch.uk.
If you would like to help with the Church flowers please contact the Parish office.  
No experience necessary.

Some of our readers at Mass have either moved away or stepped down. We are looking to recruit some new readers for this important ministry of proclaiming God's Word in church. If you are interested in this role, please speak to Fr David this weekend or when he is back. A little training will be provided in due course.