Our Lady and Saint Gerard Lostock Hall

  1. Saint Gerard Majella is known the world over, lovingly if unofficially, as 'the Mothers' Saint'. Thousands invoke him as 'Patron of a Good Confession'.

  2. Sunday Masses are now 8:30 am and 10:00 am only.

    Confessions normally on Saturday 11 am to 12 noon but please check the weekly bulletin for any changes.

  3. Sunday 9th December 2018
    2nd Sunday of Advent Year C

    Sunday 16th December 2018
    3rd Sunday of Advent Year C
    Gaudete Sunday




























Parish Groups

There are many Parish Groups, some are more active than others.

Advisory Group


Our Parish Advisory group meet about 4 times a year to discuss with and advise the Parish Priest on various matters concerning the parish.  If you are interested in joining the group please contact Father Xavier direct.

Altar Servers


We are always looking to increase the number of Altar Servers.  This is open to anyone once they have received their frist Holy Communion and we recommend starting after finishing the Sacramental programme.

Blessed Sacrament Guild








The Main aims of the B.S.G. are to assist, support and advise our Parish Priest in the life of the parish when requested.

Our Guild Mass is on the first Sunday of every month followed by our meeting (1/2 to 3/4 hour maximum).  The Guild is less active, as in previous years, but helps out at Christmas and Summer Fairs, Senior Citizen’s party, the Lourdes Mass, Sunday Collectors, Cemetery and grounds maintenance. Wednesday Bingo is run by members and raises moneyfor parish funds.

On the spiritual side the Rosary is said at various venues around the village in October and the Stations of the Cross on the four Fridays in the run up to Easter. All are welcome to attend.

Like all parish groups we require new blood, either active or spiritual - all men of the parish will be made most welcome. Membership subscription is £2.00 per year. Once a Guild member, always a Guild member!

 Bowling Club 


The Bowling Club has been established for many years and has teams in various local leagues.  It has a history of its own and you can read more about it by clicking here.

Catechists & Sacramental Programme


The Sacramental Programme is orgainised Cathechists and Teachers from
our School. Sessions are held in the evenings and more information can be found on the Saramental Programme pages by clicking here.


Childrens Liturgy Group





The Children’s Liturgy Group takes place during the 10am Mass on Sunday.
Some of the helpers have been actively involved for many years and their own children are now grown up! We need more people who are in direct contact with the primary school.  There are fewer children attending the 10am Mass now than there were a few years ago and it would be good to encourage more young families to come along. The parents benefit from having some peace and quiet during the Mass! 

The programme followed by the children is a simplified version of the Liturgy of the Word for each Sunday and there is a wide range of activities led by the committed team.



Our choir numbers are dwindling and we need new members all the time.  If you attend the Sunday morning Mass and would like to join them please do, you will be made very welcome.

Drama Group


'The Mustard Seed Drama Group' put on various performances during the year and a Pantomine as well.  If you are interested in joining please contact them via the telephone number in News & Views our monthly magazine.

Fund Raising Group

The group meets approciametly once a month and new members and new ideas are always welcome.  Please see the weekly bulletin for the date of the next meeting.

Piety Shop


Our Piety Shop team run a well stocked Piety Shop which is open before and after Mass on Saturday evening and Sunday mornings.

Sacred Heart Guild





The Guild known affectionately as the 'Ladies Guild' has been in existence for
many decades and the current Chair Person Mrs. Mary Hardman is a second
generation member of the Guild. 

They meet for Mass on the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm.  This is followed by a social gathering in the Parochial Centre lounge, where Bingo and refreshments are available. The Guild members assist the parish during the year at the Christmas Fair and Summer Fairs and at the Annual Lourdes Mass procession where they escort Our Lady's statue around the church.

Senior Citizens Group


The Senior Citizens meet for a 'Get Together' in the Parochial Centre every month.  They enjoy a game or two of Bingo which is followed by afternoon tea.

The annual Christmas Party takes place in early December and is enjoyed by all who attend.

Mass Times

Monday and Thursday at 6:30 pm
Tuesday and Friday at 9:15 am
Wednesday 8:30 am

Confessions & Exposition on
Saturday 11:00 am to 12 noon

Benediction Last Sunday of Month 3 pm

Please see the Weekly Bulletin for any variations.

This Week

Wednesday 12th December- Mass at 7 pm in Thankgiving - Father Xavier's last Mass
Thursday 13th December - Sacred Heart Guild Mass 6:30pm
Sunday 16th December - Baptism of Mark Robert Wilding 12 noon.

For future events click here

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Contact Us

The Presbytery
17c Brownedge Road
Lostock Hall

Tel: 01772 335387
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