Oh This Year I'm Off to Sunny...
Actually, given the blistering heat as I write this, we could all stay in London. But it reminds me that three years ago to the day I was off to sunny St John's Wood. And yes, I know, to you it probably feels like I've been here forever...
Without a doubt it has been a turbulent few years - thankfully, not all down to me - but now, with the worst behind us, our bishops have decreed that Catholics should return to attending Mass in person on Sundays and Holydays which you can read about here.
But with the joy of us all returning to Mass, there is a greater need for more people to do things, to minister in our parish, and so I ask you to think about what the Lord might be calling you to do with and for your fellow parishioners. With that in mind, please look around you at Mass and at other events to see how others serve. Might you be able to join them? In the summer newsletter I give some ideas but it is not an exhaustive list. Whatever gift or talent you have, the Lord will find a use for it. Browse the other pages on this website for more ways of being involved as well as the history of our parish and details about Sacramental programmes. You will also find information on how to keep us open while you are away, on which subject additional methods of giving can be found on our Microsite. And do follow our Facebook page for more information about the parish and other interesting articles on the life of our Church locally and more widely.
All that remains then is to wish you a most wonderful summer and to ask you to give some thought and prayer to this invitation. Whatever you decide, we thank you for your generosity in so many ways in these difficult times. As always, please be assured of our affection and our prayers that God may bless each and every one of you and your loved ones.
Mass Book page 188
Apocalypse 11:19; 12:1-6, 10
Psalm 44:10-12, 16 R. v 10
1 Corinthians 15:20-26
Music at Our Lady
Daily Service Times
Sunday: 6:00pm (Saturday Vigil), 9:00am, 10:30am (Sung), 12:00 noon (Sung), 6:00pm
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00am
Saturday: 10:00am, 6:00pm (Vigil Mass of Sunday)
Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00am, 5:15pm - 5:45pm