LENT TALKS on PURSUING INTEGRITY
14th March: Integrity in Scripture
Fr John Hemer MHM, Professor of Scripture, Allen Hall Seminary; missionary priest.
21st March: The Church’s Integrity: what needs to be done in the light of abuse
Dr Helen Costigane SHCJ, internationally renowned Canon Lawyer, Director of Theology at St Mary’s University Twickenham, member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.
28th March: The Sacred Liturgy: source and summit of integrity
Rev’d Dr Michael Lang Cong. Orat., internationally renowned liturgical author, formerly Lecturer in Church History at Heythrop College, London University, Parish Priest of the Brompton Oratory, Knightsbridge.
4th April: Integrity in Journalism
Brendan Walsh, Editor, The Tablet, formerly publishing director at DLT.
11th April: ‘When I am weak then I am strong’: fragility and integrity
Rev’d Nicholas Crowe OP, Dominican Friars’ National Vocations Director.
All talks (about half an hour) begin at 7.30pm in church and are followed by Q&A and refreshments.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
While a private praying of the Stations is also recommended in Lent, the opportunity to walk with Jesus on his journey to Calvary in the traditional liturgical praying of the Stations will be each Friday at 6.00pm.
£20,000 divided between combating leprosy overseas and food poverty and related issues in London. Please see overleaf for details of the Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal for our domestic beneficiary and Lepra as our overseas beneficiary.
About Our Parish
Our parish was founded in 1848 and since then the parish community has gathered weekly, and daily, for the celebration of Mass and other sacraments, and to celebrate significant moments in our lives.
Pope Francis reminds us that the Church should not be turned inwards on itself but rather turned outward to other people, especially to those in need. Therefore, each and quarter, we set a mission for the Parish; one that encourages all parishioners and groups to come together and work for a common cause.
People of all ages and nationalities, married and single, with children and without, have found a spiritual home here. Together we not only seek to deepen our knowledge and love of God but we also reach out in care and friendship to one another: within the parish, in the local area and further afield. In doing so, we have taken to heart Pope Francis’s call for us to be ‘missionary disciples’ by preaching the Gospel through what we say and do - and by being proactive in seeking out those whose lives are poor, or impoverished, in one way or another.
Parish Priest: Fr Michael Dunne
Fr Michael Dunne became parish priest at Our Lady of Grace and St Edward and St Dunstan's Gunnersbury in September 2016. He was previously parish priest of Our Lady and St Catherine of Siena, Bow, in east London.