Following Olivier Latry's spectacular opening concert on the new Grand Organ at Our Lady of Victories, the next concert in our Grand Organ Inauguration Festival will be by Wayne Marshall, on Friday 29 April 2022 at 19h30, with another big screen projection. Tickets (from £10) are available now at https://wayne-marshall.eventbrite.co.uk. Here is a video of Wayne improvising for the inauguration of the organ at the Philharmonie de Paris: https://youtu.be/pU9h1hKEBOA
Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 14th May 2022 at 3pm.
The Cardinal is inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese, who are celebrating their 5th 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2020. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).
Details of attendees are sent to email@example.com
Parish Safeguarding Rep Vacancy
Elsa Simoes has stepped down as one of our two safeguarding reps. We are really grateful for her work.
Could you be our new rep? Contact Mgr Jim if you would like to know more. Visit the section Safeguarding on our parish website and click on the button named Safeguarding Role Description for further details. This is a voluntary position.
There are 200 million children in the world whose lives are at risk from malnutrition. This Lent, challenge yourself to walk 200km, and help give hunger its marching orders. Do 5k a day, your way, for 40 days, get sponsored and you’ll conquer your 200km target in time for Easter – and help people around the world to live free from hunger. To find out more or take part, go to cafod.org.uk/walk.
The Scripture readings for Lent are particularly rich and a major source of help in living a good Lent. Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest, Scripture scholar, and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, has prepared commentaries on all the readings in the Liturgy of the Word at Mass throughout Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The full text of the biblical readings and commentary are accessible from the home page of www.whatgoodnews.org
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Christians of the Middle East
Past , Present and Future ?
Sunday January 16th 2022 4-5 pm
As we enter the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Join us on Sunday 4-5 pm on the live stream from our Lady of Victories Kensington.
Mgr Jim Curry KCHS will be in conversation with Dr Harry Hagopian.
Dr Hagopian has held many posts, including Assistant General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, and executive director of
The Inter Church Committee in Jerusalem . He continues to work for understanding and peace in the region as well as working as an international lawyer.
The Middle East Council of Churches is convener of the international events this year marking the week of prayer.
GRAND ORGAN INAUGURATION
Dear parents and candidates,
We are glad to announce that our parish Confirmation Course will commence on Monday 17th January 6.15 pm. The session will take place in the parish hall.
Please take a Lateral flow test result before attending the class.
For those of you who still would like to attend our course please find both requirements and registration form on the website here below:
Thank you for your consideration,
Notice: This Event has been Cancelled. Sorry for any Inconvenience this may cause.
Saturday December 11th OLOV and the Society of St. Vincent DePaul will be hosting it's Annual Christmas Party for the Elderly. It will be held from 12pm to 3pm in the Parish Centre. Please join us for a Roast Turkey and trimmings lunch, Christmas Carols and more. If you would like to join us, there is a sign up sheet in back of Church or call 07720 289326.
It is with a heavy heart that Glass Door has taken the decision to not open communal night shelters this winter. Unfortunately, despite all our best efforts over many months to provide a COVID-safe environment, staff and trustees felt the risks are too great. The transmissibility of the new Omicron variant and the related changes to self-isolation rules were important factors in our decision.
We will continue to do all we can to ensure those in need of a safe home receive support to leave homelessness behind, and we will continue to push for increased government-provided accommodation to be made available for everyone.