Saint James’s Day is celebrated this Friday - 25th July. Masses will be said at 7.15am and 12.30pm and there will be a Solemn Mass at 7pm - the preacher is to be Monsignor Peter Leeming, the Parish Priest of Our Lady & the English Martyrs, Cambridge, and the Spanish Ambassador has signified that he intends to be joining us. The music will include Victoria’s Missa Laetatus sum (for three choirs) and Jubilate Deo by G. Gabrieli. Our Patronal Feast is always a good time to introduce new worshippers to Spanish Place – if you know any who would welcome an invitation to join you on this occasion please do encourage them to come along with you.
The annual procession in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel takes place in the streets around Clerkenwell’s Italian church of Saint Peter this Sunday afternoon, beginning at 3.30pm. It is followed by a fair. If you have not been before, this little bit of Italy in London is not be missed!
The Bishops of England & Wales ask us to observe an annual DAY FOR LIFE
which this year will be Sunday 27th July (i.e. next weekend). There will be a retiring collection for pro-life activities and the opportunity to reflect on the unique value of each human person created by the direct will of God. “Every one of us, young and old alike can play our part in the promotion of life. Our every thought, word or action can promote or extinguish life”.
“Thank you” to those who contributed to last week’s collection for the work of the Apostleship of the Sea among seafarers: it raised £686.
Moxon Street Car Park – is going to undergo radical redevelopment in the next few years. The proposals include residential accommodation, ground floor retail, community space as well as a Farmers Market and public car parking. Durrants Hotel is the venue for a public exhibition of the plans and everyone interested is welcome to the Hotel between 3pm-7pm on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd July.
The Sunday Children’s Liturgy is now taking a well-earned break until the beginning of the new school year in September. We are grateful to those who give of their time and skills to help the youngest in our parish community.
We have a Czech seminarian staying in the rectory for a few days: please make Jan Berko feel welcome among us.
Last week’s giving £2,349 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)