For those who are sick:
Join us as we launch "Set Your Captives Free", ACN's report on Christians unjustly detained for their faith. This event will be chaired by Rehman Chishti MP and guest speakers include Archbishop Kaigama of Abuja, Nigeria and former MP Rob Flello. We will also hear from Maira Shahbaz, whose case of abduction and terror is explored in the report. Watch here.
Also, please Join us for Holy Mass in Farm Street Church (6pm) celebrated by Father Dominic Robinson SJ and livestreamed here.
'Today we pray especially for all who have suffered abuse, as children or as vulnerable adults, and carry its scars throughout their lives. Many of their stories are told in the IICSA Report. We pray for them in the pain they bear.
We pray too for courage and guidance for our bishops and religious leaders, and for those who work in Safeguarding, that the responses we give will be just and healing. We ask pardon for those past responses that now are seen to have been so inadequate.
We place before the Lord this brokenness which marks so many lives and the life of the Church.’
See and listen to the Cardinal's message here.
We pray for us bishops as they consider these matters during their meeting next week. We pray for our Cardinal too and for each other in these difficult days
As we cannot travel to the Holy Land you might be interested in visiting in a different way.
As we are in lockdown again and heading towards an unusual Christmas, why not sign up to our online course exploring the wonderful artworks of the Christmas story from the comfort of your own home?
Over the four weeks of Advent we will be looking at artworks relating to the events associated with The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, The Church of the Visitation, The Church of the Nativity and Shepherds’ Fields in Bethlehem.
The course will be fully illustrated and led by highly regarded art historian Sarah Burles, Alumna of the University of Cambridge and University College London.
Talks will be live on Zoom each Wednesday in Advent and will also be recorded so you can watch later in your own time with a list of works provided.
Why not give a subscription as a Christmas present to a relative or friend who might enjoy the course?
Course dates – Wednesday 2, 9, 16 and 23 December 2020
Course time (live) – 1500-1600
Cost - £60
Email email@example.com for more information and to sign up
Saturday: vigil/anticipated 6.00pm
Monday – Friday: 9.30am.
We are limited by social distancing requlations. Individual should wear a face covering. A household or family can sit together. Please sit where indicated by the blue marks on the benches.
It is essential that you register for a place at Mass. You can do this via our microsite: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/kensington1/events/ With the number of parishioners returning from Holidays we anticipate greater demand for places. We will have to give priority to those who have pre-registered.
If you do not register and simply turn up you may have to wait to see if the number of pre-booked palaces have been exceeded. It may be necessary to ask you to come back later. We ask your patience and cooperation.
There is at current no obligation for the faithful to attend Sunday Mass. You can attend Mass on any weekday. All our Masses are live streamed on the main page of our website.
We will keep the provision of Mass under review so as to provide an opportunity for as many parishioners as possible to attend.
Don’t forget you face covering, if you are able to wear one.
As the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh intensifies we pray for a just an peaceful resolution.
Our Lady of Victories, pray for us.