Changes to Mass Times from 1st October 2017

From October there will be only two priests in the parish which makes the present timetable of Masses, both on weekdays and Sundays, impossible to continue in its present form. After consultation with Bp John Sherrington, as from Sunday 1st October, the following changes to the present time table of Masses will be introduced: On…

Bishops’ Election Message

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter to Catholics on the forthcoming general election, which will be distributed in parishes across all dioceses this weekend. http://catholicnews.org.uk/election17-bishops-message-news The letter concludes with a prayer: “Lord grant us wisdom to act always with integrity, seeking the protection and flourishing of all, and building a society…

Cardinal’s Pastoral Letter

In a pastoral letter read in parishes of the diocese on the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 26th February 2017, Cardinal Vincent urges the faithful not just to hand the sick over to professional care, but to offer them pastoral and spiritual care in their communities. Visit the Diocese’s website to see full details.

Novena to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A novena is a powerful devotion of prayer, said over nine consecutive days, asking God and the saints for special graces. We begin saying this novena prayer on Tuesday 29th November 2016 in preparation for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Please pray the novena with the parish and at home. May these prayers bring…

Special Collection for Ukrainian People

At the Regina Coeli on Divine Mercy Sunday, 3 April, Pope Francis asked for a special collection to be taken in all parishes in Europe on Sunday 24 April. The collection will go towards funding a humanitarian initiative aimed at relieving the suffering that the Ukrainian people have been enduring as a consequence of the…