April 21 2013
CONGRATULATION to Daisy Phelan and Graham Butterworth who married at St Mary’s this
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church Beatrix Nolan-Smith, Isla Thirlwall and Lotus
MacGloin. May God bless them and their families.
February 17 2013
CONGRATULATIONS to Caroline Hollinrake and Mark Deakin who celebrate the Sacrament of
Matrimony on Saturday 23rd February
February 10 2013
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church, Gabriel Tabet and Giorgio Peluso. Please pray for them and for their families
February 3 2013
MANY CONGRATULATIONS to Angela Partridge, long time parishioner and member of the Latin Mass Choir, who celebrates her 90th Birthday this week
January 20 2013
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church, Gisele Thomas and Cecilia Stacey. May God
bless them, their families and their god parents
January 13 2013
John Wilson RIP: Please remember in your prayers Canon Stuart's father who died on January 8th in the Sue Ryder Hospice in Leeds. The funeral will be on January 22nd.
December 9 2012
Baptism: We welcome to the family of the church, Dorotea Bianco and Allegra Snowdon, baptised
this weekend. May God bless them and their families.
December 2 2012
CONGRATULATIONS to baby Arthur Baron, baptised on Saturday. Also Congratulations to Alex and James Stacey on the birth of their daughter,
Cecilia, sister to Edward. We ask God’s rich blessing on them all.
November 25 2012
NEW FACE: Bishop Alan has asked us to take in another priest until next summer.
He is Fr James Bradley. A young priest, he is the private secretary to the Ordinary of the Ordinariate of our Lady of Walsingham. He is coming here so that he can offer a little bit of help to us
but also so that he can be grounded in the life of a parish. He is an ex-Anglican who was ordained last
year but with little parish experience. He will be a good help to me and I am sure we will be happy to
have his energy. You will also be a wonderful support to him as he grows in ministry. Do pray for him.
CONGRATULATIONSt: Blessings upon Felicity Jordan and Graham Neale who will be married at St Mary’s next Saturday 1st December. We wish them a long and happy life together
November 18 2012
BAPTISM: We welcome into the family of the church, John de Mallman. May God bless him and his
October 28 2012
CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah and Nishan who were married at St Mary’s on Saturday. May God bless them both with a long and happy married life.
BAPTISM: We welcome into the family of the church, Meabh Ann Mackarel. May God bless her and her family.
October 14 2012
NEW FACES: We have a new priest to come and help us.
He is Fr Innocent Opogah. He will be here on a similar arrangement to Fr Etienne. Canon Stuart writes: Our new priest is from the Archdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria and is in London for one year to study for an MA in Pastoral Theology at Heythrop College in Kensington. He has requested that whilst he studies, he could be put into a parish and share in the pastoral work. The Vicar General asked if he could come to us and of course I am delighted to have him living and working with me. He is young and energetic and will be to us another example of the international dimension of the Catholic Church. We welcome him this weekend and hope he will be happy with us.
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Matteo di Guiseppe is our new Seminarian. He has just started his studies at AllenHall. Matteo is from Italy where he came in touch with the Neo Catechumenate Way. (You may remember Seminarian Lorenzo Andreini who was also a member of the Neo Catechumenate Way). He will be with us on Sundays and will be a great help to the First Communion Catechists, whom he will support.
BAPTISM: We welcome into fellowship, Claudia and Rafael Limaverde Costa, baptised on Sunday. Please pray for them and for their family.
October 7 2012
A NEW SEMINARIAN: Next week we will welcome our new Seminarian, Matteo Di Giuseppe. He
is a first year student so he comes looking for a lot of experience. He will be with us on Sundays. I
know he will receive a warm welcome.
BAPTISM: We welcome into fellowship, Alexandre Barade, who was baptised on Saturday. Please
pray for him and for his family
September 9 2012
JOAN LOVELACE RIP: It was sad to hear of the death of Joan - a stalwart of the parish for many, many years. She died in hospital on Tuesday morning. May she rest in peace.
MOVING ON: Good luck to Deacon Jeffrey Downie who moves to his new parish at Welwyn Garden City. We thank him for his presence this summer and wish him well.
July 15 2012
The Canon writes:
This is the weekend that we say goodbye to our Seminarian James Reynolds. I can hardly believe that it is almost a year since he arrived here in Chelsea. I remember his coming through the door, travel worn from his 6 weeks on the Camino Real which led him to Santiago and
from there to Cadogan Street SW3. We shall miss him but we shall be happy about that because we know that he returns to our
Seminary ready to begin the final training that will lead him to priesthood. We must pray that that
day comes soon as there is a fine priest in the making and some parish will be glad to receive him
and to benefit from his gifts in the very same way that we have. Thanks for everything James and God bless you.
WEDDING: Blessings upon Kate Shand and Tom Duff Gordon who will be married at St Mary’s
on Saturday 21 July.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Congratulations to Tommaso Savelli who receives his First Holy
Communion this weekend. Please keep Tommaso and his family in your prayers
June 30 2012
WEDDING: Congratulations to Jackie Hart and Massimo Donnina, who will be married at St Mary’s on Saturday 30 June.
June 23 2012
CONGRATULATIONS to Jeffrey Downie who was ordained Deacon at Westminster Cathedral on June 23rd and we offer him prayers and blessings for his ministry.
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church Oliver Salud. We pray for him, his parents and god parents
CONFIRMATION: Congratulations to our young people who received the sacrament of Confirmation this weekend: William, Paula, Kevin, Carlo, Madison, Nicole, Daniela, Flavia, Daniela, Zachary, Ethan, Camilla, Catarina, Gabiela, Andres, Aisling, Emma, Diogo, Mafalda, Martin, Chloe, Sofia, Brian and Daniela.
Please pray that they may always be influenced and strengthened by the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
June 3 2012
CONGRATULATIONS to our parishioners Christian Page and Kathryn Calvert, married in Christian’s family home in Portugal on Saturday 2nd June.
May 27 2012
CONGRATULATIONS TO Elizabeth Stacey and Marek Martuszewski who were married on Saturday in our church. May they have a wonderful life together.
Congratulations to Canon Vincent Berry: Canon Berry, our previous Parish Priest, is celebrating 50 years of priesthood this coming weekend. We wish him every joy as he celebrates and thank him for his ministry in the Church and especially here at St Mary’s Cadogan Street.
Fr Etienne: Please keep Fr Etienne in your prayers next Sunday, when a special Mass will be celebrated in Paris to officially recognise his mission to the Far East. If you would like to stay in touch with Fr Etienne, his email address is email@example.com
May 20 2012
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church, Allira Grace Benson. Please pray for Allira, her parents and godparents.
May 13 2012
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church, Sebastian Smith, Maximilian Akinola & Milla Mamarbachi. We pray for them, their parents and go parents.
April 22 2012
As you know, Fr Etienne will be leaving us on the 8th May. I received information this week that the Archbishop has appointed Fr Anthony O’Gorman to the Parish.
He is a priest of our Diocese and comes with a great deal of experience. I am grateful to the Archbishop for sending us a second priest and I am sure we shall be blessed in his ministry.
April 8 2012
WELCOME TO OUR NEWLY BAPTISED, RECEIVED AND CONFIRMED: The
church rejoices in its new members. At the Vigil Mass we celebrated the sacraments of
initiation with Louise, Olfa, Elliott, Mariam, Jacquie, Jessica, Dana and Nick. May they
grow stronger in the Lord day by day
BAPTISM: We welcome into the family of the church Diana Di Leo, Arizona Cash and
Atticus Rajani. We pray for them, their parents and Godparents.
March 18 2012
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church through Baptism Carlo Mattarella. May the Lord bless him, his familiy and Godparents.
Mary Harris RIP: Mary is the mother of Bill, who helps with the collections at our Vigil Mass. We send our love and prayers to Bill and his family. Mary was 91. May she rest in peace.
Following John Jacob's resignation, Mauro Ferrone has replaced John on the Pastoral Council
March 11 2012
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church through Baptism Regan Thomas Kensington Marsh. May the Lord bless him, his familiy and Godparents.
Dennis Redding RIP: Please pray for the repose of the soul of in-pensioner Dennis Redding who died recently. His funeral is at 2pm on Tues 27 March at the Royal Hospital. May he rest in peace.
Liliana Garvin RIP: Please for the repose of the soul of our parishioner Liliana who died in Spain. We send our love and prayers to her son, Mark and his wife and Lucas their son.
March 4 2012
WELCOME TO OUR ELECT AND CANDIDATES: Last Sunday at the Cathedral, the people from our parish seeking baptism, reception and confirmation into the Catholic church were received in welcome by the Archbishop. Altogether in our Diocese 734 people are making this decision this Easter. Please pray for: Jessica, Olfa, Jacquie, Dana; Mariam, Nick, Louise and Elliot.
January 8 2012
We welcome, from 6th January, Fr Robert Reiding , the Parish Priest of Blacktown South Australia, who is doing a two week transfer with Canon Stuart who will look after his parish in Australia.
December 11 2011
GOLDEN WEDDING: Congratulations to Mary & John Jacobs celebrating their 50 years of Bliss this weekend!
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church through Baptism Leonardo Ferrara and Amelia Joyce Aitken. May the Lord bless them, their families and Godparents.
December 4 2011
St Marys organises a Marriage Preparation Course twice a year. Couples preparing for marriage come to 6 meetings where they are given the chance to look at marriage through the eyes of the Catholic Church and discover what a wonderful gift it is. Our photo shows thirteen couples “graduating” a the end of the Autumn Course 2011.
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BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church through Baptism Amelia Jane Frances Albertini. May the Lord bless her, her family and Godparents.
November 27 2011
DORIS MEREFIELD RIP: Doris was in her 102nd year when she died on Sunday 20th November. Until September she had been coming to 11.30am Mass each Sunday and it was offered for her today as she was a devotee of this Mass and the organist for a number of years. Her funeral is scheduled for Friday 9th December at 12 Noon. May she rest in peace / Requiescat in Pace.
NEW SERVERS: Last week we welcomed to the Guild of St Stephen (The Guild of Servers) the following servers: Taylor Keogh, Giacomo Galdiolo, Davide Correia, Filipa Veiga and Rodrigo Rodriguez. Today, we complete that enrolment by admitting Emma Ferone. We congratulate them all and hope that they will be serving for many years to come.
November 20 2011
In a couple of weeks' time, we shall have to say good bye to Mark Cutting and Natalia Contreras-Munoz as they move to their new life in Uruguay. Many of us who have reason to be thankful to them for their friendship and their wonderful contribution to our church wanted to offer Mass with them and say thank you to God for being able to share in the work of the church with them. The Mass was held on Friday 25th November.
November 13 2011
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church Emily Ribeiro, Riley Deary, Cecilia Rabolli Pansera and Tori Dawkins. May God bless them, their families and God Parents.
The New Parish Council has been elected as follows:
John Jacobs: A long time parishioner who usually attends the 11.30am Mass;
Carmen Galdiolo: A leader in our Launch Pad and Children's Liturgy groups who attends the 10am Mass;
Diana Marini: A newer member of our 6.30pm Mass and a singer in the choir;
Patrick Kelleher: The leader of our SVP and a well-established all-rounder;
Valentina Wharton: Helps to organise the Catechists in the First Holy Communion Programme and one of our many mums;
Ben McFadyean: Attends the 6.30pm Mass and amongst other things will be a voice for the Young Adults;
Philipp Wahl: Father of 3 children and for many years, a faithful member at the 10am Mass;
Cathryn Jones: Well known as one of our social activity organisers and with her family, attends the 10am Mass.
Also on the council are Holly Bowman from the Finance Committee, James Reynolds our Seminarian and Ruby Laurent, who acts as secretary.
November 6 2011
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the church Ethan Thirlwall, Gracie Harrington, Isabella Denzo and Carlo and Giulia Bassolino. May God bless them, their families and God Parents.
ITA FITZGERALD: The Canon writes: "This week Ita moved to the Homerton Hospital in Hackney and is still in ICU. I went to see her on Thursday and she had a beaming smile for me. She finds it difficult to talk but I think she has made a little progress. Please keep praying for her. Visiting times are limited on ICU and I would ask you to co-ordinate any visit with Ruby, our Administrator, who can give you details of the hospital whereabouts and visiting times."
October 23 2011
Welcome to Fr KEVIN STOKES: who has come and is in residence for the mpment. Fr Kevin is a priest of the Southwark Diocese and for the last 3 years has been parish priest at St Mark's Ipswich. At the moment he is awaiting his next appointment.
ITA FITZGERALD: Ita continues to respond to treatment. She looks more comfortable. Now she smiles as she sees you arrive. If you would like to visit then please have a word with Ruby.
September 25 2011
Welcome to Fr ETIENNE FRECON who will be in residence for the next few months. Fr Etienne writes: "I am a priest from the foreign Mission of Paris. I am here in your parish in order to improve my English and to help you over the next few months. I was ordained 7 months ago in Paris but I am incardinate in the Lyon diocese. Next year I will be sent as a missionary to Malaysia and Singapore. "
BAPTISM: Joining the family of the church through Baptism this weekend are Isabella Peluso and Frederick Young. May the Lord bless them, their families and Godparents.
September 18 2011
WELCOME TO JAMES REYNOLDS – OUR RESIDENT SEMINARIAN: James arrived hot foot from the Camino Real and is already well settled. He was present at Mass today and will be in the weeks ahead. James will be about the place and is going to act as support to the Catechists. We hope he will be happy with us.
BAPTISM: Joining the family of the church through Baptism this weekend are Leo Brennan, Alexander Braun and Kasiemobi Owunna, baptised last week. May the Lord bless them, their families and Godparents.
September 4 2011
CONGRATULATIONS To Simon Guest and Laurence Le Chevalier who were married this Saturday in our
church and to Kathryn Docherty and Damian Sullivan who will be married next Saturday September 9th.
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