Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford
Our mission and that of the Church is to 'go out and make disciples of the nations'. We do this by living as intentional disciples of Jesus Christ both in our worship and how we live our lives. We are a Roman Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, UK and are also home to the
Birmingham Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.
We are a welcoming and friendly church and would love to meet you soon.
- Thu, 14 DecSt. Peter's Church, HednesfordSt. Peter's Church, Hednesford, The Vicarage, Church Hill, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1BD, UK
- Thu, 14 DecSt Joseph's Catholic Primary SchoolSt Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hill Top, Cannock, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DE, UK
- Sun, 17 DecOLOL, HednesfordOLOL, Hednesford, Mount Lourdes, Uxbridge St, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DB, UK
- Sun, 17 DecOLOL HednesfordOLOL Hednesford, Mount Lourdes, Uxbridge St, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DB, UK
Advent reflection from Fr Michael Glover
As we contemplate the image of the pregnant Mother of God, we remember that the baby bump did not suddenly appear, the Word grew in her over the time of her pregnancy. he ‘yes’, the ‘may it be done to me according to your word’ that Mary spoke to God through the Angel Gabriel was the beginning of the Word beginning to grow in her. Mary receives the Word, and the Word grows in her. The Word changes her, he changes her physical appearance, he changes her identity. Mary, on receiving the Word, is now a mother and uniquely, Mother of God.
Last week we contemplated on being open to the Word but that is not enough, it is not enough to wait for God to do his thing while you and I are passively open to what he wants.
Advent offers us a time to consciously receive the Word into our lives again, to beg him to come again. Receive the Word knowing that he will grow in you, he will change you, your appearance, your identity, and reveal what only you can do for him.