Updated 2nd December 2021
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
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 last week the following questions were put forward at the Listening Session last week:
· 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 emails to either Cathy or Janet at the addresses below. Thank you
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.
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.