Fr Jeremy DaviesThe Requiem Mass for Fr Jeremy Davies (25th March 1935 to 5th November 2022) was held on Friday 2nd December 2022 at the Chapel of Our Lady of Reconciliation at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham. The Principle Celebrant was the Rt Rev John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster Fr Jeremy was at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Luton from April 2005 to March 2021. Fr Jeremy Davies - Funeral Homily Fr Jeremy Davies - Funeral order of service Fr Jeremy Davies -
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Fr Allan’s Induction Mass at the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Stopsley, was held on Saturday 17th September 2022. Bishop David presided at the Mass as part of his pastoral visitation of the parish. Fr James Cassidy, C.R.I.C. who has come with Fr Allan, a certain type of BOGOFF deal as Bishop David mentioned in his sermon, was also present, as was Very Rev. Fr Rinaldo Guarisco, C.R.I.C. the Superior General of the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception, the congregation to which Frs Allan and James belong.
Fr Don Bosco Gunturu came to England from India for the first time in October 2021 and became the Assistant Priest at Our Lady Help of Christians. A very humble man and much liked, so it was with sadness that Parishioners learned that he was needed and would be moving immediately to a parish in Buckingham in July 2022. Fr Don Bosco celebrated his last Mass at Our Lady’s on Friday 15th July 2022 which was followed by afternoon tea in
Fr Eustace Durugbo’s Induction Mass at St Margaret of Scotland was held on Wednesday 19th July 2022. Msgr Kevin McGinnell was the Principal Celebrant as Dean of the St Albans Deanery. Proceedings commenced with the presentation of the Parish Priest Elect with a letter of appointment from Bishop David being read to the Dean and those present. This was followed by the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity. Parish Staff and a representative of the Parish Finance committee were then
Fr Brendan Seery’s Induction Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians was held on Monday 11th July 2022. Msgr Kevin McGinnell as Dean of the St Albans Deanery presided. Proceedings commenced with the presentation of the Parish Priest Elect with a letter of appointment from Bishop David being read to the Dean and those present. This was followed by the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity. Parish Staff and a representative of the Parish Finance committee were then presented. Msgr
In early March it was announced that Sisters Antoinette and Kathleen would be withdrawing from their current ministries and returning to Ireland after serving Luton and the surrounding area for nearly 50 years. Initially in 1976 their ministry was in Catholic education and in particular in St Margaret of Scotland’s Infant and Junior Schools. Their ministries then evolved into homeless and marginalized, divorced and separated, the sick, dying and bereaved. In 1996 their move to Abigail Close afforded the opportunity to
Every other month, Catholics from different parishes join together to pray for the sanctity of human life outside the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Those present offer a practical alternative to women seeking an abortion and the possibility of a lifetime of mental health problems to the child’s parents, if they go ahead with an abortion. These prayer vigils not only provide an opportunity to pray for the sanctity of life and for a change of culture to embrace the sanctity of
On Tuesday 15th March 2022, the Mass Intention at the 9.00am Mass at St Margaret of Scotland Church was “The Holy Father Pope Francis Intention to consecrate Ukraine & Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” In the afternoon Pope Francis announced that Russia and Ukraine would be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday 25th March 2022 – the feast day of the Annunciation of the Lord. It just goes to show the power of the Mass –
Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a simple, uneducated young Polish nun (St Faustina) received a special call. Jesus told her, “I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. The message of Mercy is that God loves us, all of us, no matter how great our sins. He wants us to recognise that His mercy is greater than our sins so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy and
In February, Father Dariusz announced that he would be leaving Our Lady Help of Christians on Divine Mercy Sunday and moving on to pastures new, following a long and much deserved sabbatical. After receiving 14 years of wonderful and faithful service at Our Lady’s, parishioners were not going to allow this to happen without marking the occasion with a bang. A Thanksgiving Mass was held on Friday 22nd April followed by a celebratory party in the parish hall. Thanksgiving and Celebrations