News

News and Events in the Parish and beyond

Change to Mass Time

 

NO MASS ON FRIDAY – Please note that there will be no public Mass or morning Stations of the Cross on Friday 23rd February owing to a clergy Cathedral Chapter meeting.  You may wish to visit https://lutonpastoralarea.org/ for Mass times of other local churches for this day. 

Change to Mass Time

 

Please note that Mass on Tuesday 27th February will be at the later time of 6.30pm

Lenten Stations of the Cross

 

Please note that there will not be the usual 10am service on Friday 23rd February and that the evening service will be slightly later – 7.30pm, (after the Malayalam Mass ends and before the Charismatic Prayer Group meeting).  

Stations of the Cross will be at 10.00am & 7.00pm on Friday 1st March.

Thank you to the different groups within the parish who will lead and coordinate the service each week.

 

CAFOD Family Fast Day

 

Friday 23rd February –  Please collect a donation envelope from the church porch and return it for the second collection this weekend (24/25th February).  There will also be the option to make a donation for the CAFOD Lent Appeal on the Dona machine.

Fr Liam’s Lenten Lessons

 

Join Fr Liam every Saturday in Lent, 3.30-5.00pm beginning Saturday 24th February, to watch and reflect on Bishop Robert Barron’s ‘Catholicism: The Pivotal Players’ DVD series.  Come and learn about the Saints, artists and scholars who shaped the life of the Church and the world

Dates for your Diary – Northampton Cathedral

 

BISHOP DAVID’S 4th ANNIVERSARY MASS, Tuesday 19th March. Everyone is invited to attend Mass at 11.00am and refreshments in the St Thomas Centre afterwards.

CHRISM MASS, Thursday 28th March, 11.00am, and then refreshments to follow in the St Thomas Centre.

Friday Club

 

Taking place in the parish hall, every Friday from 12-2pm.  Please come along and enjoy a meal and socialise – everyone is welcome.  Cost is £5 plus a further £1 if you wish to join in a game of Bingo.

 

Light Up Lent

 

29th Feb – 7th March on Zoom.  Light Up Lent is our diocesan Week of Accompanied Prayer, a retreat in everyday life. Begin or deepen your prayer life, get to know the Scriptures better, and above all, grow in faith and in love for the Lord who loves you. With one-to-one support each day for a week, via Zoom, from an experienced prayer guide. – Find out more at https://pastoralministryoffice.org/event/lightuplent/

RE:NEW

 

In 2008, Jimmy Mizen was murdered whilst in a bakery with his brother in South London. Amazingly, Jimmy’s parents, Margaret and Barry immediately forgave their son’s killer and since then have been on a mission to share their story of compassion.  On Saturday 2nd March from 10am-12 noon, Margaret and Barry Mizen will visit the St Thomas Centre at Northampton Cathedral to share their story. All are welcome.

 

Sacred Heart Anniversary Pilgrimage

 

14–18th October 2024 – To celebrate the 350th anniversary of the apparition of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Luton is organising a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Sacred Heart, Ars and Cluny.  The 5-day pilgrimage will be led by Fr. James Cassidy.  Cost £950 per person for half-board (single person supplement: £200).  The minimum number needed for the pilgrimage is 20 people, if we can find 25 the cost will drop.  Please email parish.sacredheartofjesus@northamptondioce.org to register your interest as numbers need to be confirmed by 21st Feb.

 

Diocesan Pilgrimages 2004-5

 

“It is important to keep in mind, however, that a pilgrimage is not like a vacation. In fact, making a pilgrimage to shrines is an eloquent expression of trust in God. Pilgrims carry in their hearts their faith, history, joys, anxieties, hopes and particular prayers” Pope Francis.

As we journey towards the Holy Year of Jubilee 2025, we are encouraged to make a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saints and holy people of times gone by to deepen our faith and reliance on our Lord Jesus.  The Diocese of Northampton has several pilgrimages planned throughout 2024 – 2025.  Please visit https://northamptondiocese.org/pilgrimage/ for further information and booking details. 

 

 

Vinny’s Pantry – Food Bank

 

Open Every Tuesday, 6pm to 8pm at Our Lady Help of Christian’s Hall (52 Castle Street, LU1 3AG).  If you are in need of food, other essential supplies or need help or advice, pop along for a cuppa and chat with the friendly SVP Members. 

We will host a collection box for the food bank in our church porch for non-perishable food goods (e.g. tinned fruit, vegetables, meats, fish), as well as household cleaning materials and toiletries.  Please consider adding an extra item to your weekly shop to donate to this worthy initiative

Considerate Parking

 

Please be considerate of our neighbours when parking along Clydesdale Road, being careful not to block people’s driveways or cause obstructions on the roadway.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Parish Hall

 

Owing to the increased use of the hall by parish groups, with regret we are no longer able to offer the hall for private functions, other than those directly linked to a liturgy in the church e.g. a baptism celebration.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.