St Bernadette at Wanstead
Our parish has always supported pilgrimage to Lourdes though it is a long time since we had an organised parish trip. St Bernadette’s relics will be at Our Lady of Lourdes church in Wanstead on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Bishop Alan will offer mass there on Tuesday at 7.30 pm. It is good to know that this journey around our country has drawn large numbers to pray with her. Recent Popes have urged us to use our minds to be informed and to understand our church and faith. Yet still they insist on popular devotion as its constant bedrock. We neglect it at our peril. No family can flourish without its practice. Our church is open all day for visits to talk to Jesus.