Welcome to the website of St Gregory the Great, Northampton

Sunday Mass times are:
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)
Weekdays, normally Mass at 9.00 am
except on Thursdays when it is at 7.00 pm
On Holy Days, Mass at 7.00 am, 9.00 am and 7.00 pm

First Holy Communions

Over the next three weeks 21 young people will be receiving Holy Communion for the first time. Please keep them and their families in your prayers. They have been preparing over the past six months, together with a member of their family who will continue to support them as they grow in their faith and in their understanding of the wonderful gift that they are receiving. Please pray for them and for those preparing for Confirmation in June.

Alpha is running – next one in the autumn

Fifth Session:            May 14th:       Why and how do I pray?

Sixth Session:           May 21st:       Why and how should I read the Bible?

Seventh Session:      June 4th:        How does God guide us?

Away-Day:                 June 8th:        Who is the Holy Spirit?
Eighth Session:         June 11th:      How can I resist evil?

Ninth Session:           June 18th:      Why and how should I tell others?

Tenth Session:          June 25th:      Does God heal today?

Eleventh Session:     July 2nd:        What about the Church?

Click here to go to the Alpha page

Gregory Care

You will find at the bottom of the page under ‘Latest News’, a link to the report of last year’s activity of Gregory Care. This represents a lot of work done by very few people, and aims to provide support to any in the parish who are disadvantaged by financial circumstances, ill health, accident or any other of life’s events.

When you read it, you will see the great breadth and scope of their work, which is not just for those of our congregation, indeed, it helps anyone of any faith or nationality. The chief source of funding comes from the parish repository, whose profits last year were shared between Gregory Care and the Hope Centre.

Each week in the Newsletter there is a notice with the telephone number of Gregory Care: if you know of anyone in need, please invite them to ring, and if, reading the report, you think of other needs, or coulod offer help yourself, please make contact using the same telephone number.

Please notice too the future events that are planned:
Table Top Sale on April 13th
Parish Lunch on Sunday 19th May (More information later)
Picnic in the Park on June 23rd (Pray for good weather!)

Evangelii Nuntiandi.

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.

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.
Amen

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.