Updated 20th January 2022

 
NEW MASS TIMES FROM  SEPTEMBER 5TH 2021

Sunday Masses: 8.00am, 9.30am and 11.00am

Monday to Friday:  10am Mass

Saturday Morning:  11.00am Mass

Saturday Morning:  Confessions: 10.00am to 10.45am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,

Saturday Evening:  5.00pm Vigil Mass for Sunday


 


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St Lawrences RC Church, Feltham


Welcome to the website of St Lawrence's Parish. We hope that the information contained here will give you a flavour of the variety and richness of our parish life.

Our church is known to be a place of welcome, opening wide our doors to the community around us, embracing people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. No-one is a stranger here. In a little way we hope that our welcome is a reflection of the love of our welcoming God.

St Lawrence’s is here for you.

Please contact us at any time if there is anything we can do for you. Like our Patron Saint, Lawrence, our purpose is to serve.

Fr John Byrne
Parish Priest

Masses are also available on line at www.churchservices.tv/

The Prayer of the Synod: Adsumus Sancte Spiritus 

Attributed to St. Isidore of Seville (560-636), it has been traditionally used at Councils and Synods for hundreds of years. The version below was specifically designed for the Church’s Synodal journey from 2021 to 2023

 We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.

WESTMINSTER SYNODAL PATHWAY 


Synodal Pathway Listening Session

For those who were not here the following questions were put forward at the Listening Session a couple of weeks ago:

·        What has been your experience of “journeying together” these last eighteen months – as a parish/community?

·         What strengths did I find in my faith and faith community?

·         How was I disappointed or sorrowful?

·         In what ways did the grace of God most clearly touch and uplift me?

·         Where in these experiences does the voice of the Spirit resound?

We would be grateful if you could take a moment or two to jot down your answers in an email to either Cathy or Janet at the addresses below.  Thank you

 cathy.early@blueyonder.co.uk and janetdanladi@gmail.com 


NOTICE REGARDING FR GERRY'S GRAVE
Following a request a month ago not to put anything on the grave, the little lawn begins to grow.  Unfortunately 3 large candle holders and some flowers have now been left on the grave and have had to be removed.  It is Fr Gerry's family, not St Lawrence's parish, who own the burial rights and want the grave to be plain and easily maintained by the authorities.  Plants, candles, etc. will, it is said, be thrown in the rubbish bin if they interfere with mowing the grass.  Whatever our own preferences we must respect the wishes of Fr Gerry's family and leave the grave bare.  Better, therefore, to follow his own wishes inscribed on his headstone "Pray for me sometimes".  Thank you.


NEW COVID GUIDANCE

With respect to the current situation with the Omicron variant it is important to ensure the following points are followed in our church:

  - When in Church please use our phone app or sign in for track and trace

 - People displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person.

- Please continue to use the hand sanitiser when attending Church.

- It is mandatory for people to wear a face covering (both nose and mouth) during the act of worship unless you are exempt.

- There is good ventilation and air throughput in the building.  However, because of climatic conditions, it would be important to remind to wrap up well in church!

- If you have not been vaccinated, we encourage you to get vaccinated and have the booster jab when able whenever possible.

 -People who are engaged in a form of pastoral ministry which involves ministry to the housebound, sick and vulnerable, should take regular lateral flow tests to ensure they are safe to do so.  These are free from the NHS.

- Please adhere to government and local guidelines and maintain social distancing.  Do not linger outside or mix with people outside of your group after Mass.  Go straight home

- Masses continue to be available online for those who are vulnerable or shielding or self-isolating.  The Sunday Obligation is still in place.


CONTACTLESS GIVING

We have recently joined a number of other parishes around the diocese to install a new contactless way of making donations and offertory at our parish. The devices can be found on the way out of church and is a quick and safe way to donate money to the church using contactless debit cards.   This device can be used for donations and offertory, donations to the Parish Centre Fund, Catechetics, payment for Repository purchases and payment for Mass Offerings.

It's easy to use; just select how much you would like to donate and gently place your debit card on the card reader.  It's secure and goes directly into the parish bank account.  You can also make donations and contributions using standing orders. 




DONATE TO OUR PARISH

Click on the link below to make contributions to the church.

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