ASH WEDNESDAY is this week – 10th February. Ashes will be distributed at all Masses -7.15am, 11am in the Extraordinary Form, 12.30pm & 6pm (sung to the chant).

There are separate leaflets available detailing the parish programme for Lent. Stations of the Cross will begin this Friday (12th) after the 6 pm Mass, and the first of the Lent talks will be given on Wednesday 17th February.

The adult instruction meets each Tuesday at 7pm in the rectory and the children preparing for First Holy Communion continue their sessions on Tuesday and/ or Thursday. Any queries about the First Communion sessions should be addressed to .The teenagers preparing for Confirmation meet this Sunday (7th February) at 5pm

We have a marriage preparation course planned for Saturday 13th February. It is a requirement that couples marrying in a Catholic church should undergo some form of preparation and if you are planning to marry in the near future this might well be an opportunity for you. Further details from the parish office.

Please pray for the soul of Muriel Tunbridge who is to be to be laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Mrs Tunbridge used to live off Aybrook Street and was 91. RIP

The church of Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane (behind Covent Garden) is undergoing extensive restoration, with our own Anthony Delarue as the architect. They are having a fund-raising concert on 19th February and invite our support – details of venue etc. will be found on the notice board in the porch.

Cardinal Nichols will again be celebrating a Mass of thanksgiving for couples celebrating 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th+ wedding anniversaries: this will take place in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 14th May at 3pm. If you are celebrating one of these anniversaries and would like to be present please give your details to the parish office – husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and contact numbers – and an invitation will be sent to you from Archbishop’s House.


Last week’s giving £2,983 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)