Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Roman Catholic parish of

Our Lady of Lourdes Queen of Peace, Rottingdean 

and St. Patrick's, Woodingdean.

Eastfield, Steyning Road, Rottingdean BN2 7GA Tel: 01273 302903

The Parish is part of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

Diocesan Trust Registered Charity No.252878

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Priest: Rev. Mgr. Benny O'Shea 07802 791394        Deacon: Rev. Neil Mercer Tel: 07801 706167

Parish Office Email: [email protected] 

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Also resident: Canon Oliver Heaney & Canon Daithi Foley

CHURCH OPENING

Adhering to the latest Government Guidelines, from Wednesday 2nd December the Church will be reopening for Masses to the congregation.    Please check the newsletter for the latest opening times.  


ALL Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes continue to be Live Streamed so that parishioners can still participate. 


Upon entering the Church for private prayer please sanitise your hands, please either scan in on the NHS track and trace or tick your name off the register. Please collect a piece of paper to leave on the pew when you leave to indicate to the stewards the area that needs to be cleaned.

Please be respectful of what the stewards are trying to do, they have strict guidelines from the Diocese that we have to adhere to.


FACEMASKS : New measures have been introduced by the government to help keep our church family safe.  The British Government has announced that face coverings are mandatory in places of worship.  This measure has been introduced to help keep our church family safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, with all those attending church required to wear a face covering or mask unless they are exempt from doing so.

The Diocese advise face coverings should be worn covering mouth and nose. Clear face shields can be worn, in addition to face masks if you so wish - only people exempt from wearing masks need not - we appreciate peoples understanding in this. 

Public Health officials have been given extra powers to enforce the wearing of face coverings in public spaces though their approach is to educate rather than penalise. It it is for everyone’s good that face coverings are worn though not everyone is able to wear one.  Our welcomers and stewards should never be in a position where they are required to enforce the wearing of face coverings, instead, anyone unable to wear a face covering should be guided to a section of church where it is possible to maintain a distance of two metres from others.

God bless, Fr. Benny


MORE STEWARDS are needed for Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

We are very grateful to the team of people who have readily volunteered to act as stewards for us. If you would like to volunteer, please either collect a form from the Church Porch or click on the following link :-

Volunteer Form


Please do not come if you are feeling unwell for any reason.


Please download the Government NHS Track and Trace App and scan yourself in when you enter enter Church - otherwise please check in with the steward to manually record your track and trace details.




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MASSES at Our Lady of Lourdes Queen of Peace, Rottingdean

live stream on 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc4VXBr3EOa43nCxxzB-Edw


Daily readings are available to view on www.universalis.com 

MASS ON THE PHONE -  If you are unable to access Live Streamed Mass you can listen to the celebration each SUNDAY at 12 Noon by 

ringing St. Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesborough on 01642 130120

The Church reopens Wednesday 2nd December. 

Upcoming services and intentions ...

The Prayer of St Alphonsus

Communion Spiritual prayer

St Patrick's On-line Booking Sunday 9am Masses

Suspended during November lockdown as Church is shut.

Date of reopening in December to be advised.

For 9am Mass on Sundays at St Patrick's parishioners need to book a free ticket through Eventbrite to confirm attendance for the limited indoor seating.  Please follow the following link... 


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-patricks-sunday-mass-tickets-120007661145


No need to print your Eventbrite ticket, give your name at the church door to be ticked off the list of attendees.  If you haven’t had an email re your Mass booking, then you aren’t booked and on the list for that Sunday.  You can book several Sundays at a time and on Eventbrite you can also cancel a particular booking.

Sunday Mass has now moved indoors due to the colder weather - however we will keep doors open and advise people to wrap warm.

Order forms to be in by 5/6 December with money - into Eastfield letterbox.

Collection/ delivery weekend of 12/13 December

Grab ' n Go Table

We are doing homemade soups and ciabatta rolls. Each order is for a generous portion of soup suitable for two, with two homemade ciabatta rolls.

Please click on this link for the order form. 

Please click on the below link for Diocesan news.


https://abdiocese.org.uk/diocese/news 

The Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

Parish Offertory Support

Thank you for considering donating using Gift Aid. If you are a UK tax payer and donate to a charity, the government has a system that allows charities to claim an amount equivalent to the tax that you would have paid on your donation. It doesn't cost you anything and doesn't affect your tax status. The Diocese is a registered charity and Our Lady of Lourdes Church can claim this government funding. For the Parish to be able to claim this, we need to record the amount that has been donated. At the moment you would need to be paying by Standing Order so that we are able to identify and record your donation. (We can record cash donations by completion of a Gift Aid envelope but during Covid19 this is not available). If you are already donating by standing order just complete the Gift Aid form and give it to

Fr Benny or the office. Please do this for your Parish, it doesn’t cost you anything more. The Standing Order form and Gift Aid form are below.

There are two ways you can help support your Parish.


Option 1 Standing Order - A big thank you to everyone who has recently asked to sign up, and for those who continue with their standing order.

Please click on the links below - either for Our Lady of Lourdes Church or St Patrick's, complete and post to Parish Office, Eastfield, Steyning Road, Rottingdean BN2 7GA or hand to Fr Benny to bring to the office.


Gift Aid Declaration

Gift Aid Standing Order Form

Gift Aid Welcome Letter


Option 2  JustGiving


Our parishes are heavily reliant on offertory donations. At this challenging time, when we are unable to attend Mass in church, you can continue to support your priest and parish by donating your offertory contribution online.

Charity Registration No: 252878       

https://justgiving.com/campaign/parishoffertory      


Many of us are really missing being at church

Our Diocesan church family includes more than 70 parishes, offering spiritual enrichment and support at every stage of our lives. While many of our priests currently stream Mass online, their parishes are struggling financially. Our churches depend on cash donations for 50% of their income on average, in some cases this reliance can be as high as 90%. At this difficult time, when we are not able to attend Mass in church, you can support your parish by donating your offertory online through this JustGiving Page.

Please follow the guidance below:

1. When making your donation, please leave a message to indicate the name of your church or parish as well as its location. For example: I would like my donation to go to "Our  Lady of Lourdes, Rottingdean" or to "St Patrick's Church, Woodingdean". This will ensure your donation is allocated to the correct parish.

2. Gift Aid helps our parishes to thrive. Please Gift Aid your donation, if you are eligible.

3. You will be asked by JustGiving whether you would like to share your details with the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. Telling us who you are really helps, as it means we can share details of your donation with your parish.

Your details will be kept private and confidential. We comply with data protection regulation and the fundraising regulator code of practice. We will never sell your data to third parties. We will use your details to administer your gifts, occasionally send you news on the work of the Church, and give you the opportunity to support appeals. You can read our full privacy policy: https://www.dabnet.org/ContentDocuments/842.pdf

Thank you for your generosity of heart.