FAREWELL TO FR ADRIAN DIXON: Next weekend we say goodbye to Fr Adrian. It is
almost a year since he arrived and he has been a solid priestly presence amongst us.
We would like to make a presentation to him and there will be people standing at the
door to take your donations. Many thanks.
July 7 2014
CONFIRMATION: On Friday evening, July 5th, at The Oratory Church, our teenagers were confirmed:
Adriana Filipa Rodrigues Andre, Alexandra Louise Sapte, Alexandra
Magarida Rodrigues Andre, Alexandre Jose Boia Ferreira, Amy Alexia
Oliveira, Anna Berthe France Forbes, Claes Sjoborg, Cosimo Domenico
Patrick de Barry, Daniel Fisaha, Eleanor Florence Mary Flanagan, Elena Di
Stani, Filippo Francesco Galdiolo, Gabriel Jesus Jose, George Frederick
Green, Georgina Louise Codrington, Giulia da Cruz, Jaime Fernandez
Valencia, Jasmine Comel, Lucas Morgan Jones Ordas, Margherita Barbero
Barros Abrantes, Nicole Elizabeth Boia Ferreira, Rio Gabrielle Maria
Viernes –Gonzales, Tiago Miguel Fialho Ferreira, Yoel Paulos Petros and
We look forward to seeing you grow stronger each day in your faith. God
bless you and your families.
June 15 2014
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the Church Henry Frost. May God bless him and his family.
CONGRATULATIONS to Natalie Stewart-Clarke and Andrew Bird who will be married at St Mary’s on Friday 20 June and may God bless them.
June 11 2014
We welcome into
communion Edward Grieg. Edward was unable to be received at Easter although he
was part of our course. May God bless him.
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the Church Vittoria Orlandi and George Gray. May God bless them and their families
June 1 2014
CONGRATULATIONS to Maria Huse and Rick Vaastra who will be married at St Mary’s
on Saturday 7 June.
May 25 2014
CONGRATULATIONS to Angela Crossman and Luke Chua who will be married on
CONGRATULATIONS to Fr Bill Wilby, the chaplain at St Wilfrid’s who celebrates his
Golden Jubilee of priesthood this weekend.
May 18 2014
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the Church, Stanley Smith. May
God bless him, his parents and family.
CONGRATULATIONS to Julie Hegarty and Chris Kilourhy who will be
married this coming Saturday 24 May.
May 11 2014
CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica Chan and Giacomo Rossi who will be married on Saturday 17 May.
May 4 2014
BAPTISM: we welcome to the family of the Church, Alexander
Pickford, Manuel Martinez-Fidalgo and Kai Okuda-Readhead. May God bless
them, their parents and families
April 27 2014
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the Church, Arianna Panahizadi and
Lando and Lucian Wholey. May God bless them and their families.
CONGRATULATIONS to Anne-Marie Oliveri and Christian Fielding who will be
married at St Mary’s on Saturday 3rd May. May God bless them as they make
this commitment to one another.
April 20 2014
CONGRATULATIONS as we welcome into full communion
and fellowship Angela, Diana, Edward, Tim, Mark, Richard and Gizachew.
April 6 2014
CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel, Mark, Leah, Sophia, Lino and Charmaine who will
receive their altar server medals this weekend and be admitted to The Guild of St.
Stephen. Congratulations also to Ezane, Davide and Taylor who are now senior
March 16 2014
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the Church Adina Taufig. May God bless her
and her family.
OUR CONDOLENCES to the family of Manuela Bianchi who died recently, leaving behind
a husband and three young children. Please pray for her and for them.
March 9 2014
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the Church Timothy Sebastian. May God bless him and
January 12 2014
BAPTISM: We welcome Gabriel Modaresi and Omar Gayle to the family of the Church. May God bless them
and their families.
January 5 2014
BAPTISM: We welcome Marley Bella Viney to the family of the Church. May God bless her and
December 22 2013
BAPTISM: We welcome Georgia Hinton and Elena Moloney to the family of the Church. May God
bless them and their families.
December 15 2013
A MESSAGE FROM FR INNOCENT: I am gradually settling down and trying to understand my new office, the
Directorate of the Lay Apostolate Centre in the Archdiocese of Lagos. Kindly remember me in your Masses as I will
always do for you too. Thank you for all your love and care and most importantly, the opportunity of the pastoral
lessons I gained working with you and the beloved people of St. Mary Cadogan. I extend my love to them all.
BAPTISM: We welcome Arabella Shaw, Christian Tricerri and Allegra Astor to the family of the
Church. May God bless them and their families.
December 1 2013
It was wonderful to see Father Innocent Opogah briefly back at St Marys on Sunday. He wrote to us after he left saying:
LIFE OUTSIDE ST. MARY CADOGAN
It was a very interesting time I had at St. Mary Cadogan. It was quite challenging and sometimes too demanding as parish works always unavoidably had to come in the way of academics. However these challenges only brought out the best in me as I saw them not as obstacles but as stepping stones.
Canon Wilson, the Parish Priest, a hard working Pastor, a dynamic leader and hard working character is not one who would entertain laziness and sluggishness. I need not say more about my experience with him. As for the Parishioners it was a family based community where everyone had the opportunity to be involved in spiritual and social affairs. Hence I totally had a very interesting time with them.
I thank God I came to the UK to study. I thank God I worked in a vibrant parish and I thank God for the experience I gained which will make me a better person.
Thank you for your love.
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the Church Ignacio Munoz Montes. May God bless him and his
November 24 2013
WELCOME THIS WEEK TO FR. JOHN of the Legionaries of Christ who replaces Fr. Michael
Mullan. Fr. John will be with us for a few days and will assist with the celebration of Mass
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the Church Sergio Mendes-Fonseca, James Haig-Thomas
and Sophie Ribeiro. May God bless them and their families.
November 10 2013
A WARM WELCOME to Deacon KEVIN GRADWELL from our Seminary, who will be working in our parish and be
with us on Sundays.
October 27 2013
CONGRATULATIONS & FAREWELL: Our good parishioner and Eucharistic Minister Tijo Mathew was
married recently in India. Congratulations to him and his wife Anu. Sadly for us, married life means that he must
now move to a new part of London. We wish him and Anu well in their new life and thank them for all they have
October 20 2013
FAREWELL TO FR INNOCENT: Canon Stuart writes: Fr. Innocent has let me know that he will be returning to Lagos
at the end of the month. He has been with us for 13 months and I know he has become a favourite of
many of you. Next Sunday (27
th) is his last Sunday and he will celebrate both the 10am Mass and the
6.30pm Mass and after each Mass, we will say goodbye to him by toasting his health.
October 13 2013
BAPTISM: We welcome to the Church James Wooler and Beatrice Ononye. May God bless them,
their parents and their families.
October 6 2013
WELCOME TO FR ADRIAN DIXON: Fr Adrian will be with us for the next few months as he takes up some
studies at Heythrop College. Fr Adrian is an experienced priest from the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and he will be a welcome addition to our parish life.
September 29 2013
SALVE ET AVE: This Sunday we say good bye to Adam Dora who has been living with us for the last month. Adam returns to the English College in Rome to begin his third year of study. It has been nice to have Adam
amongst us and he has fitted in very well. His quiet ways are gentle and it means he has popped up in all sort of
places without making a great fuss. He has been faithful at Mass, has attended school, visited the elderly and made
home communion visits. He shadowed me on hospital visits and the commendation of the dying. He has done us a
wonderful job in clearing up our basement area so that we can all use it again and we owe our lovely mowed lawn to
him. We wish him well and hope he will come to see us again and one day, please God, we shall receive the
invitation to his ordination. Thanks Adam and good luck.
Marco Salvagnini arrives today as our new Seminarian for the year. Marco, like Matteo last year, is from the
Seminary of Redemptorist Mater but doing his studies at Allen Hall. I know we will make him welcome. Marco we
greet you in the name of the Lord.
September 22 2013
THANKS Fr MICHAEL: Fr Michael Mullan LC celebrated the Solemn Mass today . It will be the last
time in our parish for the foreseeable future. Fr. Michael has been a wonderful friend to St Mary’s Parish and we
thank him for everything. Now he goes to Washington DC to study. We wish you well Fr. Michael and go in the
name of the Lord.
We welcome Fr. John Pietropauli who comes to look after the Regnum Christi people in London.
We wish you well Father John.
August 4 2013
BAPTISM: We welcome to the family of the Church, Olivia Tomala and Maximilian Abletshauser.
May God bless them and their families. We also bless God for the baptism of Benjamin Rafferty,
baptised in Australia recently.
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