Month of prayer for the
On Monday of this week is our Parish Requiem, which is offered for all those whose funerals have been celebrated at St Gregory’s over the past year, as well as any others for whom prayer has been asked at this Mass. We invite a member of the family or a friend to bring one flower bloom to present during the reading of the names for whom we are praying. (Please, just one person with just one bloom.)
On Tuesday 21st November at 11.30am in Northampton Cathedral, Bishop David will celebrate Mass for the deceased clergy of our diocese. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Refreshments will follow Mass in the St Thomas Centre.
Pope Francis, in his address at the Papal Audience on Wednesday 22nd March spoke of the importance of Pope St Paul VI’s Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Nuntiandi. Although dating from 1975, Pope Francis speaks of its continued importance. This is, in part. because it did not receive the attention it deserved at the time, but now its time has come.
It is available as a printed book, and there are a number of web-sites offering it for sale, but it is available free on the Vatican website, and the link to it is below.
As we work towards becoming a ‘Missionary Parish’, this is useful reading for us all.
Mass times are:
Sunday: 9.00 am and 11.00 am.
There is a Mass according to the Syro-Malabar Rite celebrated in Malayalam at 5.00 on Sunday evenings
(There is a Mass in the Cathedral on Sunday evenings at 5.15 pm)
Prayers for Ukraine:
We say this prayer every day at St Gregory’s for Ukraine, come if you can, or pray at home. This is the prayer which is said in Church at every Mass.
O God, author and lover of peace,
to know you is to live,
to serve you is to reign.
defend against every attack
those who cry to you
so that we, who trust in your protection,
may not fear the weapons of any foe.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
For Weekday Mass times, see the Newsletter
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on Thursday mornings from 9.00 am to 11.00 am.
Donations for the Hope Centre may be made on their just giving page:
www.justgiving.com/campaign/helphope , and donations for CAFOD may be put in a clearly marked envelope and put in the CAFOD money box near the office door whenever the church is open.