REJOICE, height that is too lofty
For human thought to ascend;
Rejoice, depth that is too profound
For angels’ eyes to fathom.
Rejoice, for you are the throne of the King;
Rejoice, for you hold him
Who sustains everything.
The Akathist Hymn is a profound, devotional poem, which sings the praises of the Holy Mother and Ever-Virgin Mary. It was composed in the city of Constantinople, "the city of the Virgin," by St. Romanos the Melodist, in the year of our Lord 556.
‘God sent his son Jesus, born of the Virgin.
Born in a stable, wrapped in swaddling clothes.
He died on the cross for us.
Raised from the dead he sent the Holy Spirit
To be with us always.’
Every blessing for Christmas and the New Year to parishioners and visitors from Mgr Jim, Fr Francis, Sr Maureen, and Rachel.
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Christmas Masses Sat 23rd & Sun 24th 4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday Vigil 6.00pm Mass
Sun 24th CHRISTMAS EVE
6.00pm First Mass of Christmas
9.00pm Christmas Mass during the night—Midnight Mass
Mon 25th CHRISTMAS DAY
9.00am Mass of the Dawn
10.30am Mass of the Day
12.00 Noon Solemn Sung Mass
The Christmas and Easter collections (offerings) make up 80% of the priests’ annual income. Envelopes will be available this week at the back of the Church for you to make your offering. Thank you for your generosity.
This Christmas our crib offering will be donated to the Catholic Children’s society and the FHL Holy land appeal to support their work with disadvantaged children and families. This will help provide mental health services, family support and emergency grants for vulnerable children in the Diocese.
Young Married Couples Group
Are you a young married couple seeking to build friendships and desiring to connect with other young married couples? Well, a young married couples group is present in our parish.
The purpose of the group is to offer support and foster friendship and connection among the many young married couples present in our parish. The ideal age range of the group is under 40.
The group meets every month to socialize and foster communion and support. Among the different activities offered are meals together, trips out, games nights and social exercises. If you’re interested in attending, please email Steve and Annie Caprio at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join our Whatsapp group using the QR code below:
Young Adult Group
This is a group for people in their 20s and 30s and aims to build a community in the parish. More events will be coming soon. If there are any questions, please send us an email at:email@example.com join our WhatsApp group using the QR code:
Leaving a Legacy
In the last year, the parish has received a number of legacies from parishioners who have remembered the work of the parish in their wills.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of those parishioners. They will be remembered in our annual donors Mass.
Please consider remembering the parish in your will.
See the leaflets at the back of the Church or call 0207 798 9375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sisters of the Pauline run their shop in the repository at Our Lady of Victories Church from Tuesday to Friday and Sunday from 9am to1pm. The contact number is 07561456074.
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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.
Eucharistic Adoration and Confession
On Wednesday's, after the 10am Mass, there is Eucharistic Adoration. This is an opportunity to spend some time in prayer before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. During that time a priest will also be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Adoration concludes at Noon with the prayer of the Angelus.
Confessions are also available every Saturday from 5 pm to 5.45 pm.