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.
The parish will begin its summer timetable on Monday the 9th July 2018, until early September.
Church opening times 8.00am to 6.00pm (7.00am opening on Sundays)
Weekday Mass at 10.00am
(other Masses, including Funeral Masses, as advertised in the newsletter)
No weekday Holy Hour until 3rd September, but Saturday Holy Hour 5.00-6.00pm will continue as normal
Confirmation Programme 2018/9
The application process for the 2018/9 Confirmation programme opens on Saturday 14th July and will close on Monday 1st October. This programme of Confirmation preparation is for parishioners of Our Lady of Grace & St Edward’s, Chiswick, St Dunstan’s, Gunnersbury, and St Joseph’s, Grove Park, or for those who regularly worship at one of these parishes. Candidates must be a minimum of 14 years old in the year of Confirmation, i.e. 14 years old in 2019, which usually means candidates would be in Year 9 and above at school. This year, the Confirmation programme will run on Sundays, between 4.45pm and 6.00pm, followed by the Youth Mass at 6.30pm on the second Sunday of each month. Two of the sessions will be retreat days, at the beginning and the end of the programme, and will be either half a day or a whole day.
Parents and Guardians are also expected to attend 3 ‘WHY?’ sessions during the programme, hosted by one of our parent parishioners. All the dates and times for the ‘WHY?’ sessions, alongside the programme for the Confirmation candidates, as well as the application form, are published here on our website. To access them, please click on this weblink, http://www.ourladyofgracechiswick.org/confirmation/, or on the main Homepage of the website click on SACRAMENTS, then scroll down to CONFIRMATION, where the information is available.
The Enrolment Mass will take place on Sunday 14th October, followed by a 30-minute talk for Candidates and their parents / guardians.
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.