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We are now also linked up to Twitter @stgerardslostoc.  Keep up to date with Salford Diocese and Pope Francis on our live feeds.

Weekly News 05/05/19

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The rest of the world has settled “back to normal” after Easter holidays now, but we continue to dwell on the resurrection of Jesus and the growth of the Church.  Todays Gospel, which many people consider the most beautiful of the resurrection stories, has many themes: the failed fishing trip, the inability of Peter to...

News and Views May 2019

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This month we have First Holy Communion on 19th May.  Please pray for the Children in the Sacramental Programme who will be receiving the Body of Christ for the first time on this day.  They have been preparing for this day since last October. To View this Edition Click HERE    

Weekly News 28/04/19

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This week the Gospel is chosen because it relates “what happened today” – eight days after Easter, Jesus comes again to his disciples. The story of Thomas’s doubt and faith leads us to think about our doubts and faith – but always in the context of being part of the family of the Church. Remember...

Weekly News 21/04/19

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On Easter Sunday when the Word is proclaimed, it is real and active – the Lord is present, and what is described is, in a sense, happening now. On certain days this is made more obvious by the selection of scripture that refers to a particular time or day. Such a selection occurs this morning,...

News and Views April 2019

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Would you like to volunteer to take part in the “Washing of Feet on Maundy Thursday?    We need 6 volunteers this year to represent the parish.  The  volunteers can be male or female, young and not so young and ideally we would like someone from the Choir, Children’s Liturgy, Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Altar Server...

News and Views March 2019

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I am having a relaxing time here after travelling with some of my family to parts of the country. We had decided to go before the New Year trying to avoid traffic and it was less expensive at this time. I am now at home and I am well here. I normally get up at...

February News & Views 2019

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In 1858 the Immaculate Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous near Lourdes in France, in the grotto of Massabielle. Through the poor child, Mary called sinners to penance, and thereby there arose in the Church a marvellous spirit of prayer and charity, especially in helping the poor and the sick. Our Lady of Lourdes Solemnity...

News & Views January 2019

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the parish for their very warm welcome into their community of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Gerard’s. It was a strange time to move midway through Advent, especially so close to Christmas. To parachute in without any personal involvement in prior planning actually...

Weekly News 14/4/2019

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On Palm Sunday the long reading of the Passion dominates the celebration, and in a sense its meaning is obvious. Do not allow this, however, to detract from the other readings, which give the vital context necessary for understanding the Passion as more than just a long story. It is our story of the tale...

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