|Sunday: 9.00am and 11.00am|
|Friday: 10.00am |
(Followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament)
Address: Seamoor Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4 9AE
Parish Office: 01202 760640 (Open Wednesday from 9.00am to 12.00pm)
Email: [email protected]
Parish Priest’s email: [email protected]
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- Bank: Lloyds
- Account Name: CDP Bournemouth Our Lady Immaculate
- Sort Code: 30-93-04
- Account Number: 00875075
Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth
OUR LADY IMMACULATE PARISH, WESTBOURNE
Registered charity 1199568
OUR LADY OF FATIMA – Written by Marta Ramos
On Saturday 13 May, our Bournemouth Catholic community reunited to celebrate Our Lady of Fatima.
We celebrated our dear mother in heaven, who one day, so humbly said YES to God and agreed to carry Jesus in her womb, to teach and follow him through good times and bad, until the end of her days.
Nowadays, she guides and accompanies us on our journey here on earth. She teaches us to be friends and siblings, to be kind to each other and to help and support people around us. She protects us and defends us against all that is harmful and evil. She wipes away our tears when we are sad and carries us in her arms when the path is too difficult to walk.
Sometimes we forget that she is always there for us; we just need to open our eyes and heart. She always shows her presence, sometimes in the most subtle ways, and we shouldn’t fear calling out to her.
She is pure love, she loves us deeply, she grants us her graces and pushes us forward, always towards Jesus.
So we gathered our siblings together and thanked and prayed to Our Lady of Fatima as we celebrated Mass in her honour. We prepared a beautiful floral arrangement to carry the image of Our Lady of Fatima and we processed through the streets of Westbourne to celebrate her.
We prayed for ourselves and our family and friends, especially those that need the most. We thanked her, for her presence in our lives and for all the blessings we have received. Then we had a beautiful party, with food and drink to celebrate as a community. These were moments of reflection, union, sharing and conviviality that relighted in our hearts the faith that unites us all.