This week's Parish Newsletter: 6th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
We welcome our new Parish Office Manager, Louise Allain, who takes over the role of parish administration from Joanne. Louise is a Mother of two teenagers, who lives in the heart of Westminster. Previously Louise worked in a parish in Covent Garden before taking a short career break to home-school her daughter. We hope she will be happy working here in our parish, she is available for information, hall bookings, general queries you have between 9.30-1.30, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The introduction of Eucharistic Adoration in our Parish (launched 3 Dec 2017) has been a wonderful success with more than 120 Parishioners regularly spending an hour of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament. This represents more than 3000 hours of prayer in the first year… a great blessing to us individually, to our Parish, our community and the world. Many Adorers have commented on the peace and tranquillity of the Adoration Chapel and have been grateful for this oasis in the middle of busy London.
We encourage everyone to commit to and own a 1-hour timeslot… the same day & time each week. Experience shows that such a commitment provides enormous grace & sustains us in times of spiritual aridity & dryness. For people who are unable to commit to a weekly timeslot, our website ourlady.weadorehim.com allows you to sign-up for times that fit your schedule in any particular week. Eucharistic Adoration is held on Monday to Friday between 6am-12noon and 6pm-midnight. In school holidays, a reduced schedule applies.
It is quick & simple to join / volunteer. Either..
1. Join via our website ourlady.weadorehim.com. You can setup automatic text reminders to your phone! Or
2. Email the lead coordinator email@example.com or
3. Speak to Fr Jeff
For more information Information Sheet - Adorers V3.
Parish of Our Lady
The building of the Church of Our Lady was funded by two sisters Lousie and Jessie Gallini, from a legacy left them by their father, Sir John Gallini who had come to England as a refugee from Italy. They chose St Johns Wood, and in 1832 a temporary chapel built to serve the mission was established on land leased from the Eyre Estate. The present church was opened in 1836.
Father Jeffrey is available to answer all enquiries into Baptism, Marriage, Funerals, Mass intentions, house blessings, and other areas where the need may arise for a priest. Please contact one of our priests, in person, for any needs surrounding the sacraments. You can also reach one of our priests by way of appointment by phoning the parish office at 020 7286 3214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Music at Our Lady
Our resident, amateur choir was established 1971. It specialises in the polyphony and plainchant of the Roman Catholic church which you can hear on Sundays at the 10:30 Solemn Sung Mass. Rehearsals are on Fridays 19:30 - 21:00 and Sundays 9:20 - 10:30.
In addition to its extensive repertoire of early music, the choir occasionally ventures into the Baroque and beyond. There are 2 orchestral masses a year with accompanied music from talented organists.
With new members joining all along and some of the founder members still singing there is a broad range of ages. Please read on and let Martin know if you would like to join.
23 Dec - 6 Jan:
- 10:00 Holy Mass
- 10:30 Adoration/Benediction
- 18:00 Vigil Mass
- 9:00 Holy Mass
- 10:30 Solemn Sung (Latin choir)
- 12:00 Solemn Sung
- 18:00 Sunday Mass
Holy Days of Obligation
- 10:00 Holy Mass
- 19:30 Holy Mass
- Monday-Saturday 6:00-24:00