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Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford

Our MISSION

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.

LATEST NEWS

All the latest news from Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford and beyond

The grotto
(coming soon)

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OUR EVENTS
  • Festival of Light at St Peter’s Church
    Festival of Light at St Peter’s Church
    Thu, 14 Dec
    St. Peter's Church, Hednesford
    St. Peter's Church, Hednesford, The Vicarage, Church Hill, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1BD, UK
    St. Peter's Church, Hednesford, The Vicarage, Church Hill, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1BD, UK
    Saturday 16/12 Festival of Light at St Peter’s Church - for more information - https://www.stpeterschurchhednesford.org.uk/comingevents.html
  • Advent Mass in St. Joseph's School
    Advent Mass in St. Joseph's School
    Thu, 14 Dec
    St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
    St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hill Top, Cannock, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DE, UK
    St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hill Top, Cannock, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DE, UK
    9.15 am Advent Mass in St Joseph’s School
  • Joint Parishes Penitential Service at Cannock
    Joint Parishes Penitential Service at Cannock
    Thu, 14 Dec
    St. Mary's Church Cannock
    St. Mary's Church Cannock, Hallcourt Cres, Cannock WS11 0AA, UK
    St. Mary's Church Cannock, Hallcourt Cres, Cannock WS11 0AA, UK
    7 pm Joint Parishes Penitential Service at Cannock
  • Carols in the Grotto
    Carols in the Grotto
    Sat, 16 Dec
    OLOL Grotto, Hednesford
    OLOL Grotto, Hednesford, Mount Lourdes, Uxbridge St, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DB, UK
    OLOL Grotto, Hednesford, Mount Lourdes, Uxbridge St, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DB, UK
    3 pm Carols in the Grotto
  • Bambinelli Sunday - 17th December
    Bambinelli Sunday - 17th December
    Sun, 17 Dec
    OLOL, Hednesford
    OLOL, Hednesford, Mount Lourdes, Uxbridge St, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DB, UK
    OLOL, Hednesford, Mount Lourdes, Uxbridge St, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DB, UK
    All are invited to bring their figures of the Baby Jesus / Bambinelli to be blessed during Mass. We will be joined by pupils from St. Joseph’s & Cardinal Griffin Schools
  • Christmas Market
    Christmas Market
    Sun, 17 Dec
    OLOL Hednesford
    OLOL Hednesford, Mount Lourdes, Uxbridge St, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DB, UK
    OLOL Hednesford, Mount Lourdes, Uxbridge St, Hednesford, Cannock WS12 1DB, UK
    After Mass on Bambinelli Sunday December 17th. Please leave prizes at the back of church or give to Nesta.

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.                                                                              
 

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