Candle for MalekSt Bernadette in her short life knew poverty and sickness and experienced both. In Lourdes, Our Lady calls us to come close to Her Son. She calls us to be healed in mind, body and spirit. She told Bernadette, a young girl, a child, that she was the Immaculate Conception. These words were unknown to this uneducated child but she managed to convey their meaning to the rest of the world. St Bernadette brings the Kingdom of Heaven into our lives.

In Lourdes the sick, the disabled, the very young and the very old, have prime position. They are at the front of everything. First and foremost, they are VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE. And that is why we formed the Lourdes Group in this parish. To raise money so we can send sick people to Lourdes. We aim to fund a VIP together with a helper to go on the Diocesan Pilgrimage in July. The journey, by air, is short. Medical help and support is provided by volunteer doctors and nurses and our young people provide wheelchair support and help in every way they can.

Lourdes is like being in the Kingdom of Heaven. St Bernadette and Our Lady, help us and pray for us.

– If you would like to be involved in any way please contact Maria Dabrowska on 0115 9147207, email