Sunday 25 March: Palm Sunday (B)

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 25: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (B)

6.00pm: Pro Populo
9.00am Mass: Jane Lynch, RIP
11.00am: Sir Michael Abu, RIP

Mon Mar 26: Monday of Holy Week

9.30am: Giovanni de Souza, WB

Tues Mar 27: Tuesday of Holy Week

9.30am: Mothers' Prayer Group, GB

Wed Mar 28: Wednesday of Holy Week

6.45pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7.30pm: Ken Nuttman, GB & WB

Thu Mar 29: Maundy Thursday

9.30am: Morning Prayer
7.30pm: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Robert Oligbo, RIP
Night Watch and Vigil till 11pm

Fri Mar 30: Good Friday

9.30am: Morning Prayer
11.00am: Stations of the Cross led by the Confirmation Candidates
3pm: Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
7.30pm: Stations of the Cross

Sat Mar 31: Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)

9.30am: Morning Prayer
10am – 11am: Confessions
12.00pm: Easter Food blessing
8.30pm: Easter Vigil: Nick Quintavalle, TG

Sun April 1: Easter Sunday (B)

9.00am Mass: Ann & Tony Wickenden, WB
11.00am: Regina Salamon & Vincent Puspharaj, RIP


SI means Special Intention
SR means Speedy Recovery
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