The Holy Spirit has been at work, for all eternity.
At the moment of creation, breathing over the chaos to bring order.
Breathing life into the human soul. Raising Christ Jesus from the dead and empowering the early Church.
The Holy Spirit is
in every breath we take, every move we make.
River deep and mountain high.
The spirit is the very breath of God in us.
The energy that sustains the believer.
The power that enables the Church to communicate the message of salvation.
If we are forgetful of the Spirit; it is only because we take our breathing for granted.
Only when we find ourselves out of breath or find it hard to breathe we realise the gift we have.
Come Holy Spirit enlighten our minds,
warm our hearts and renew our purpose.
Registration for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion.
Parents of children who will be in Year 3 in a Catholic School in September, and who REGULARLY attend Mass here in our parish, should contact Sr Maureen McNamara for registration. A copy of their child’s Baptism Certificate will be required.
Children attending non-Catholic schools join a pre-Sacramental class for a year when they are in Year 2 prior to the year when they will be part of the First Communion programme (Year 3). These families must also be parishioners attending Mass here regularly.
Registration contact is Sister Maureen McNamara, at email@example.com and a copy of the Baptism Certificate is also required.
OLOV Young Adults gathering
Starting from Sunday, 25th June, after the 6 pm Mass, we invite all young adults from our parish to join us for a relaxed evening & chance to get to know one another at the Hansom Cab pub. Whether you are a long-standing member or new to our parish, we encourage you to join.
This event is targeted at adults in their 20’s & 30’s, and aims for us to build community within the Church. Feel free to extend the invitation. We plan to trial hosting this event every two weeks starting from the 25th of June.
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Untold Stories: The Holy Land and Us ~ What can we learn?
Join us for an interesting debate between Sarah Agha, co-presenter of the acclaimed BBC2 series and Dr Harry Hagopian, ecumenical consultant, international lawyer & analyst on the MENA & Gulf regions.
This event, moderated by Mgr James Curry, is inspired by the recently-acclaimed BBC2 documentary featuring Sarah Agha & Rob Rinder. We hope to gain some insight into the Palestinian al-Nakba or the Great Catastrophe - the name given to the dramatic & multi-layered impact upon Palestinians following the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.
The documentary (in two 75-minute episodes) is available on BBC i-Player and can be accessed by clicking on the button below. You can also watch Dr Hagopian's take on the 2 narratives on his private YouTube channel also available below.
Where? Our Lady of Victories Parish Hall, entrance through the archway next to the clergy house. 16 Abingon Road, W8 6AF
When? Tuesday, May 30th, 7-8.30 PM.
All are welcome and admission is free, no ticket is needed. However, we ask you to register on Eventbrite by clicking on the button below to help us keep a tab on numbers.
Antonia Salzano, the mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis, will be visiting some churches of the Diocese over the coming week to give a talk about her recently-beatified son, Carlo Acutis, his life and his relationship with Our Lord. There will also be the opportunity to venerate a relic of Blessed Carlo.
Part II of the Solid World
A four-lesson course, Part II/III of the Solid Foundations Course, an introduction to Spiritual Life, will be offered by the School of Mary in June. It will be given at St. Mary of the Angels in Bayswater on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm starting on June 8th. The suggested contribution is £12 per lesson.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or see the poster in the church hall. For more information about the mission and work of the School of Mary please click on the button below.
Symposium marking the 400th anniversary of the birth of St Oliver Plunkett in 2025
On Saturday 10th June at St Wifrid's Hall at the Oratory in South Kensington, a symposium is being organised by the curator of the Irish national shrine, Tommy Burns, in anticipation of the 400th anniversary of the birth of St Oliver Plunkett in 2025.
On the day various speakers will be considering the witness and intercessory role of St Oliver for the world today, particularly in the light of his place within the European tradition of Catholic life in the 17th century. St Oliver was the last of those martyred for the Catholic Faith in England, he was the only Irishman to give his life on English soil and he was the only Archbishop.
His life is a noble and heroic testimony to a deep love for the Catholic Church and an inspiring example for today's world and the challenges facing those following the Gospel in our times. For booking and reserving your place to the seminary please click on the button below.
A small group of young adults will be going to the World Youth Day in Lisbon from Pimlico parish and there are still a few places left. This will be held in Lisbon on the first week of August, from Monday 31st July to Monday 7th August. The cost is £530 which also includes return flights to Lisbon, all meals and accommodation, insurance, the world youth day package, etc. It is only for young people aged between 18 and 30. If you are interested in attending please contact Sarah at email@example.com.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
As usual Cardinal Nichols will lead the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 21st to 28th of July. People are encourage to book now via the Tangney Tours portal o avoid disappointment as places are limited. To access to the Tangey Tours portal just click on the button at the end of this section.
If people have previously indicated 'St Frai Pilgrim' on an Expression of Interest Form, or you know of someone with significant medical and mobility needs who intends to come to Lourdes, then contact the Pilgrimage Office on 0207 798 9173 immediately, so the Medical Team can look into assisting with requirements and care.
Similarly, any individuals or groups wishing to travel independently to join Westminster in Lourdes, by making their own travel and accommodation arrangement, must confirm this in writing to the Pilgrimage Office by 30th April 2023 as well as submitting payment towards the Pilgrims’ Levy at £35 per pilgrim.
The annual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from Sunday 19th November to Monday 27th November, led by Bishop John Sherrington and Fr John Farrell OP. It will include visits to Galilee, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Flights will be from Heathrow Airport. Costs are £2265 per person sharing, £682 single room supplement; travel insurance essential. Booking forms are available now from Tangey Tours or from Elizabeth Uwalaka in the Pilgrimage Office or at www.tangey-tours.com/WHL
The National Gallery is holding an exhibition from 6th May to 30th July 2023 exploring the life and legacy of St Francis of Assisi. Curated by the National Gallery’s Director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi, and Dr Joost Joustra, the Gallery’s Curator in Art and Religion, the exhibition will include paintings by Botticelli, Sassetta, Caravaggio, Murillo, El Greco, and Antony Gormley as well as a new commission rom Richard Long. Admission to the exhibition is free and so is likely to be attractive to many people nd very popular. For further information see the exhibition’s website by clicking on the button below.
The Sisters of the Pauline run their shop in the repository at Our Lady of Victories Church from Tuesday to Friday and Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm.
The contact number is 07561456074.
OLOV LATEST NEWS
GIFT AID DONATIONS:
We have worked with our colleagues in the Parish Support Team towards procedures for processing the Gift Aid from contactless donations through the Dona provider.
When signing a Gift Aid declaration on the device, you will also be asked if you would like your previous contactless donations to be Gift Aided.
Further, as entering a Gift Aid declaration on the device can take a couple of minutes, we want to help reduce the amount of time you may spend on the device, and reduce the queue for it. Leaflets have been created and placed at the back of the church and on the notice board. These contain a QR code that will enable you to use your smartphone to make your Gift Aid declaration. You can also access the Dona portal and leave your donation by simply scanning the underneath QR code:
You can also donate securely by debit or credit card by clicking on the button created at the section end.
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE:
Monday to Friday - 10.00 am
Saturday - 6.00 pm
Sunday - 9.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 pm and 6.00 pm.
ALL OUR MASSES WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED FROM OURWEBSITE.
Each Wednesday, soon after mass, there will be the possibility to spend some time in prayer in front of the most blessed sacrament, immediately after mass. During that time a priest will be available to hear your confession. Adoration will finish at noon with the prayer of the Angelus.
Confessions are also available every Saturday from 5 pm to 5.45 pm.
BLESSING OF HOUSES:
For anyone who would like to have the house blessed, Fr Marco we will available to arrange it. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do keep an eye on the website: www.ourladyofvictories.net which will be updated weekly.
To all who are travelling at this time, stay safe and travel well.