5th December 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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 forhundreds 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. […]

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28th November 2021 – 1st Sunday of Advent

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 forhundreds 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. […]

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Dear Parishioners, I was on my way to visiting some of the housebound parishioners when my show laces became undone. I stopped to tie them when a young lady walking by stopped and asked of she could help me tie my shoe laces. The Parish Sister who was taking me to meet the housebound, went […]

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Dear Parishioners, JERN… PATIENCE A wise Chinese Master painted a character for me….PATIENCE. He wrote the words: If you try to be patient and hold your anger for a moment, you will avoid a life time of worry. I have realised over the years that I received this gift that I have had to refer […]

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Dear Parishioners, I am here. It has been a very good and interesting experience being here as your Parish Priest in Bow. I have had an opportunity to walk around the Parish, to meet many of you, to visit and work at the Food Bank, to visit the Shut-ins and generally get a feel of […]

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Dear Parishioners, I am Fr Howard James. The Cardinal has asked me to succeed Fr Javier Ruiz Ortiz at Our Lady and St Catherine of Sienna. I am very honoured. I am presently serving in Jamaica and I have been here for the last seven years, serving in two Parishes. I am London born, of […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, This week is full of celebrations of English martyrs. Today, 20th June is the feast day of St Alban, a Roman soldier and the first to die for the Christian faith in our land. He was beheaded and a shrine was built on the site of his martyrdom. That shrine developed […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, The month of June is dedicated in the Catholic tradition to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We have three representations of this devotion in our parish. One crowns the main stained glass window, another one is at the back rosette while the third one is a statue by the pulpit. Whereas […]

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