The collection of what was saved in last Friday’s s CAFOD’s Lenten Fast Day will be taken by the main doors after each of this weekend’s Masses.

On the Fridays of Lent there will be Eucharistic Exposition through the day – and after the 6pm Mass the Stations of the Cross will be followed.


The Lent Course continues the Wednesday in the social centre downstairs at 7pm. Under the heading “The Mother’s hour will come only with the Cross”, Dr Jacob Phillips from St Mary’s University, Twickenham will consider Mary as Star of Evangelisation, and Sister Lynda Dearlove RSM will talk about the experience of religious in supporting women who have been trafficked. There will be an opportunity to discuss the issues raised after the talks.

This Tuesday (19th March) is the Solemnity of SAINT JOSEPH. The three Masses that day (at 7.15am, 12.30pm & 6pm) will be offered on Saint Joseph’s altar.

The first anniversary of the death of Father Nicholas Kavanagh falls on Wednesday of this week (20th March). He was a much loved and respected priest who served this parish with great faithfulness for many years (despite increasing health problems).The 6pm Mass will be offered for him. RIP

Later in this coming week, we hope to welcome Father Mark Elliott-Smith as a resident in the rectory. He is the priest in charge of the Church of the Assumption & Saint Gregory in Warwick Street (close to Piccadilly Circus) but we hope that he will be able to play some role in the parish here. Do make Father Mark feel quickly at home among us.

The Cardinal asks that your Lent almsgiving again be contributed to support his Appeal – any donations may be made into the marked box near the main door. There are envelopes available for those who can give through Gif Aid. The Appeal contributes to three mission areas for the local Church: Marriage and Family Life, Youth and Evangelisation, and Service in Society.

A reminder that the Society of Saint Vincent de Pail are still looking for a driver for the minibus, for volunteers to participate in the June 30th bike ride and for helpers with the twice weekly soup runs. Please contact William Metcalf for further information on 07768 315097 or

Last weekend’s giving: £4,922