OUR MISSION STATEMENT
At Our Lady of Lourdes we:
LIVE, LOVE, LEARN.
Our Lady of Lourdes School is proud of its strong links to the Church and we work closely with Fr. Atli Jonsson, parish priest at Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Joseph and St. Teresa. We also support the children who attend our school from the parishes of St. John Stone and Sacred Heart and from others further across Southport.
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In our school community, everyone has the opportunity of experiencing the love of Christ through sincere concern for one another. This Christian atmosphere provides the basis for the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of the children.
We aim to consider the needs of each individual child and to try to meet these needs.
Our school is fully committed to raising money for good causes, including those in need in our school and parish community. We regularly support charities such a CAFOD, The Rotary Club and The Good Shepherd, as well as responding to emergency appeals at times of crisis in the world.
At Our Lady of Lourdes we really do Live, Love, Learn.
Aims of our Mission Statement
Our Parish Churches
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
St. Joseph’s Church
St. Joseph's Church
St Teresa's Church
Fr. Atli Jonsson
Bishop Tom Williams' Visit
We recently enjoyed a visit from Bishop Tom Williams. He enjoyed a tour of our school and was keen to see all of the exciting lessons we are part of every day at O.L.O.L. He loved meeting our school community and entertained us with his jokes and impressed us with his knowledge of football, he is a great Everton fan!
Bishop Tom joined 5S for Collective Worship and the children helped him to deliver a beautiful and thought provoking quiet time. The children were reverent, prayerful and deep in Christian meditation. Bishop Tom read from scripture and he assisted in unpicking the meaning behind the parable of The Prodigal Son – a story of love and compassion. The children all thoroughly enjoyed having their special visitor and they all agreed, he could definitely come back again!
Bishop Tom went on to Reception were he was met by none other than the Holy Father himself, Pope Francis and then he zipped off to join an advanced Computing lesson with some of our expert Year 6 pupils!
The Eucharist, which we are able to receive during Mass, was given to the Apostles by Jesus during the Last Supper. After Jesus changed the bread and wine into His body and blood, He gave it to His Apostles to eat and drink. The bread and wine was changed, actually transformed, into the real Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus, the Son of God.
The words of Jesus Himself, in the Gospel of John: “My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink” (John 6: 55).” He did not say this will be a symbol, He didn’t say this represents me, He says the Eucharist IS Him!
The National Eucharistic Congress took place in Liverpool in September. This was a focus for our classroom worship.
We should provide time for adoration (to show a deep love and respect) because Jesus has called our children to Him in the Gospel of Matthew, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”