Sunday 12 December: Second Sunday of Advent (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 

Sunday Dec 10: Second Sunday of Advent B

6.00pm Mass: Pro Populo
9.00am Mass: Daniel Gomes, RIP
11:00am Mass: Timothy O’Brien, RIP
3pm: Children’s Christmas Party

Mon Dec 11: Feria

9.30am Mass: Anthony Smith, BT

Tues Dec 12

No Mass

Wed Dec 13: St. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr, (Memorial)

6.45pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7.30pm Mass: Mother Giulia, RIP

Thu Dec 14: St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor of the Church (Memorial)

9.30am: Cecilia Ukwunna Egbuhuzor, RIP
6.00pm – 7.30pm: Joint Carol Service with St. Philomena’s Choir

Fri: Dec 15: Feria

9.30am: Nero Yembra, BT
6.00-6.30pm: Advent Penitential Service
6.30-7.30pm: Christmas Confessions

Sat Dec 16: Memorial of Our Lady

11.30am: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
11.35am – 12.05pm: Confessions
12.05pm: Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
12.30pm Mass: Dave Saffron, RIP
5.15pm – 5.45pm: Confessions
6.00pm Mass: Lucy Catherine Rodrigues, RIP

Sun Dec 17: Third Sunday of Advent B (Gaudete Sunday)

9.00am Mass: Philomena Gomes, RIP
11.00am Mass: Pro Populo
12.30pm: Youth Group Talent Show

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.

Notes

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.