Thank you for your interest in the Roman Catholic parish of

Our Lady of Lourdes, Rottingdean and St. Patrick's, Woodingdean.

Eastfield, Steyning Road, Rottingdean BN2 7GA Tel: 01273 302903

The Parish is part of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

Diocesan Trust Registered Charity No.252878


Priest: Rev. Mgr. Benny O'Shea 07802 791394        Deacon: Rev. Neil Mercer Tel: 07801 706167

Parish Office Email: [email protected]


Also resident: Canon Oliver Heaney & Canon Daithi Foley

The Church is now shut in accordance with our Government instructions due to Covid-19.

Fr Benny continues to say masses listed on our newsletter, and our mass intentions being said - all are welcome to join on on the live stream.


HOLY WEEK MASSES at Our Lady of Lourdes, Rottingdean

live stream on 


Sunday 5 April         18.30pm (Sat Vigil)  Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord


Monday 6 April        10.00am

Tuesday 7 April       10.00am

Wednesday 8 April  10.00am

 +++++++++++++++++++++ THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Maundy Thursday     8.00pm    Mass of The Lord's Supper

                                 After Mass until 11.00pm Watching

Good Friday             10.00am   Stations of the Cross

                                  3.00pm    Friday of the Passion of the Lord

Sunday                      8.30pm    (Sat vigil) Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

                                 10.30am    Easter Sunday Mass

Pope Francis Lenten Message


Prayer Recited by the Pope

I prostrate myself at your feet, O my Jesus, and I offer You the repentance of my contrite heart, which abases itself in its nothingness in Your holy Presence. I adore You in the Sacrament of your Love, the ineffable Eucharist. I desire to receive You in the poor abode that my heart offers You; while waiting for the happiness of Sacramental Communion, I want to possess You in Spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, that I may come to You. May your Love inflame my whole being in life and in death. I believe in You, I hope in You, I love You. Amen.

Easter 2020

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Richard 24 March 2020

Join us Online at Arundel Cathedral this Holy Week

People from across our Diocese and around the world can now watch Mass online at Arundel Cathedral  joining  Bishop Richard and Canon David marking  Holy Week together. 

Sunday 5th 11.15am Palm Sunday – celebrant Canon David

The Sacred Paschal Triduum

Thursday 9th 8pm Thursday of the Lord’s Supper – celebrant Bishop Richard. With a camera on the tabernacle until midnight.

Friday 10th 3pm Friday of the Passion of the Lord – celebrant Bishop Richard

Saturday 11th 8.30pm The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night – celebrant Bishop Richard

Easter Sunday 11.15am Mass during the Day – celebrant Canon David

His holiness Pope Francis has made the decision not to celebrate the Chrism Mass during Holy Week this year on account of the Covid-19 virus. In solidarity with the Holy Father and along with other Dioceses our own Chrism Mass will therefore be postponed. The Chrism Mass is a very special celebration for us all, especially our priests as they renew their commitment to priestly service. Please keep them very specially in your prayers during the Wednesday of Holy Week.

Anyone wishing to live stream Holy Week from the Vatican can find the timetable of services on the Diocesean website.

Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

Podcast by Bishop Richard Moth

Saturday 4th April

Podcast by Bishop Richard Moth

Palm Sunday

The Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

Parish Offertory Support

There are two ways you can help support your Parish.

Option 1 Standing Order - A big thank you to everyone who has recently asked to sign up, and for those who continue with their standing order.

Please click on this link, complete and post to Parish Office, Eastfield, Steyning Road, Rottingdean BN2 7GA.

Standing Order Mandate Our Lady of Lourdes, Rottingdean

Standing Order Mandate  St Patrick's, Woodingdean

Option 2  JustGiving

Our parishes are heavily reliant on offertory donations. At this challenging time, when we are unable to attend Mass in church, you can continue to support your priest and parish by donating your offertory contribution online.

Charity Registration No: 252878       


Many of us are really missing being at church

Our Diocesan church family includes more than 70 parishes, offering spiritual enrichment and support at every stage of our lives. While many of our priests currently stream Mass online, their parishes are struggling financially. Our churches depend on cash donations for 50% of their income on average, in some cases this reliance can be as high as 90%. At this difficult time, when we are not able to attend Mass in church, you can support your parish by donating your offertory online through this JustGiving Page.

Please follow the guidance below:

1. When making your donation, please leave a message to indicate the name of your church or parish as well as its location. For example: I would like my donation to go to "Our  Lady of Lourdes, Rottingdean" or to "St Patrick's Church, Woodingdean". This will ensure your donation is allocated to the correct parish.

2. Gift Aid helps our parishes to thrive. Please Gift Aid your donation, if you are eligible.

3. You will be asked by JustGiving whether you would like to share your details with the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. Telling us who you are really helps, as it means we can share details of your donation with your parish.

Your details will be kept private and confidential. We comply with data protection regulation and the fundraising regulator code of practice. We will never sell your data to third parties. We will use your details to administer your gifts, occasionally send you news on the work of the Church, and give you the opportunity to support appeals. You can read our full privacy policy: https://www.dabnet.org/ContentDocuments/842.pdf

Thank you for your generosity of heart.