Pastoral Notes 8th February 2015

The Lourdes grotto at St. Bernadette's Church, Rothwell

The Lourdes grotto at St. Bernadette’s Church, Rothwell, 2013

This Wednesday, 11th February, is the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, a day we are recommended to pray in particular for the sick and their carers. We might also pray for a more sensible and just management of the resources for a much-needed Health Service!
Our church in Rothwell was built and blessed in 1958, the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions, and so the church was aptly dedicated under the title of St Bernadette. She soon entered a distant Convent saying: After the broom has been used to sweep the house, it is put back in the corner.
In 2008 Father George and I joined a parish pilgrimage to Lourdes. In Lourdes we teamed up for a walk and immediately got lost – for a while! Our prayers are for him and his family members at this time.