19 March 2017 – Third Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)

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Our Lady of the Crays is a Christian, Roman Catholic parish in St Mary Cray, Orpington in south London.

Holy Mass is celebrated each day and the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Catholic devotions are available. 

If you are new to the parish, please join us for tea or coffee after each Sunday Mass.

Please also let us know who you are!  The best way is by filling out a new parishioner form, and emailing it to Fr Cyriacus, or handing it to him after Mass.

Our spacious hall is available to hire at evenings and weekends, and during school holidays. It has disabled / wheelchair access.

We're in the Archdiocese of Southwark. We merged in 2010 from St Joseph's parish, St Mary Cray and St Peter and St Paul's parish, St Paul's Cray. 

Going into hospital?

Hospital iconIf you or a loved one go into hospital, please inform the Hospital Chaplaincy and Fr Cyriacus Okafor.

This is essential to receive Holy Communion or the sacrament of the sick.

The Data Protection Act does not allow hospital staff to let the parish know when Catholics enter hospital.

Diary for the week 

Sun Mar 19: Third Sunday of Lent A

6.00pm Mass: Pro Populo
9.00am Mass: Catherine Smith, RIP
11.00am Mass: David Withams, Michael Lachiffonniere & James Kong, BT

Mon Mar. 20: St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

9.30am Mass: Catherine Smith, RIP  

Tues Mar 21

No Mass

Wed Mar 22: Feria

6.45pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7.30pm: Mary McDonnell, BT

Thu Mar 23: Feria

9.30am: Tess Howard, SI
6.00pm-7.00pm: Parish Surgery
7.15pm: Outreach Group Meeting

Fri Mar 24: Feria

9.00: Novena to The Divine Mercy
9.30am: Sir Michael Abu & Gabriel Amire, RIP
7.30pm: Stations of the Cross led by the SVP

Sat Mar 25: The Annunciation of the Lord, Solemnity

10.00am: A Day with Jesus
11.45am Mass: Dongo Joanna Anjorin, RIP
5.15pm – 5.45pm: Confessions
6.00pm Mass: Pro Populo

Sun Mar 26: Fourth Sunday of Lent A

9.00am Mass: Mary McNally, RIP
11.00am Mass: Joyce Vece, SR

SR means Speedy Recovery
Bl means Blessed
GB means God’s Blessings
WB means Well-Being
TG means Thanksgiving
PI means Private Intentions
BT means Birthday Thanksgiving
WA means Wedding Anniversary
Pro Populo: People of the Parish   

Rosary: Mon, Thursday – Friday at 10am, Saturday at 13.00pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Starts at 8.45am on Monday, Thursday – Friday; 6.45pm on Wednesday and 11.30am on Saturday.