26 February 2017 – Eighth Sunday, Ordinary Time (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 Feb 26: Eighth Sunday (A)

Sat: 6.00pm: Pro Populo
Sun: 9.00am: Floyd Family, TG
Sun: 11.00am:  Kenneth Jonson, RIP
3pm: Healing Mass

Mon Feb 27: Feria

9.30am Mass: Katherine Smith, RIP

Tues Feb 28

No Mass

Wed Mar 1: Ash Wednesday

9.30.am: Ivy, Andrew & Thomas Floyd, GB
11.00am: Service at St.Peter & Paul Academy
13.30pm: Service at St. Philomena’s School
7.30pm:  Mary Stanley, GB

Thu Mar 2: Feria

9.30am: P.J. O’Connor, TG
6.00pm-7.30pm: Parish Surgery

Fri Feb 3: Feria 

9.00: Novena to The Divine Mercy
9.30am:Vincent Dunleavy, RIP 

Sat Mar 4: Feria

9.00am: Confessions for First Holy Communion Candidates
11.30am: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
11.35am – 12.05pm: Confessions
12.05pm: Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
12.30pm Mass: Deceased members of Easterbrook family
5.15pm – 5.45pm: Confessions
6.00pm Mass: Mary McNally, SR 

Sun Mar 5: First Sunday of Lent (A)

9.00am Mass: Pro Populo  
11.00am Mass: Cath Cattigan, SR


SI means Special Intention 
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.