Updated Friday 9th April 2021
Divine Mercy Weekend. See newsletter for Devotions at St Patrick's, Gainsborough Road, Corby on Sunday at 1.30pm onwards.
No major changes to report.
Our Mass times can be found in the latest newsletter.
No need to book a place, but get here early to avoid disappointment. If you arrive and find we are full, please watch online from home and/or attend Mass during the week, each day is Easter Day.
The obligation for Catholics to attend Sunday Mass still remains suspended, you can watch from home via churchservices.tv and make your Spiritual Communion.
We await the next date in the Roadmap out of Lockdown. Just check the latest newsletter to keep up to date.
Holy Week Services will have some contents curtailed due to Covid regulations (eg no Washing of Feet on Maundy Thursday) but we will continue with dignified celebrations.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday usually attract good numbers, so please arrive in good time if you want to be assured of a place, and do not take offence if you arrive and find us full. No need to book. Numbers are limited. First-come, first served, sitting with members of your bubble.
Regular Public Masses, Confessions and Lenten Devotions Continue during lockdown
Remember that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is currently lifted, but it is good to attend Mass if you are able.
See our Newsletter on this website for this week's schedule.
Watch live-streamed Services 24/7 from Our Lady's via churchservices.tv
Also, Mass locally: Saturday Vigil 6pm St Brendans, Beanfield Avenue
Sunday 8am (Latin) St Brendans
9am St Patrick's, Gainsborough Road
11am St Brendan's
5pm St John Ogilvie's
24/7 emergency cover continues at Kettering General, thanks to Fr Paul, Gerard and Gregory.
May God bless you and those you love in these days.
God will see us through.
Canon Michael and Fr David
Public Mass is permitted even in Lockdown.
you are welcome to attend Mass.
No need to book, just come along in good time, with your face-covering.
According to the Government Announcement, places of worship can remain open. So, public worship is permitted during lockdown as long as the stringent rules that have been in place for many months continue to be observed.
Therefore, all our regular Masses and services continue as advertised in the weekly newsletter.
(See Mass Times and News overleaf).
Things change rapidly, so please consult this newsletter regularly for updates.
WE ARE NOW LIVE-STREAMING MASSES IN OUR LADY'S CHURCH.
Click on the link below for our new live streaming schedule.
A camera operates in Our Lady's church 24/7 and can be viewed via
Prayers During Time of Pandemic.
Let us pray for our world in this time of pandemic.
May God bring strength to the carers,
solace to the fearful,
healing to the sick,
comfort to the dying
and eternal rest to the dead.
Lord hear us... Lord graciously hear us.
Let us pray for those who are lonely in isolation.
May they receive comfort and strength by joining us at the Table of the Lord in Spiritial Communion.
Lord hear us... Lord graciously hear us.
Let us pray for a speedy end to this time of pandemic.
Lord hear us... Lord graciously hear us.
Let us commend ourselves and all God's people, living and dead, to the intercession of Our Blessed Lady as we say:
Hail Mary, full of Grace...
Father, hear the prayers we place before you and grant us whatever is best for us, we make them through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
See latest newsletter for Mass Times and News.
Since the last Lockdown we have installed the Live-streaming Camera.
Please make use of this wonderful facility.
Our Secretarial and Housekeeping Staff are on semi-furlough, only working two hours per day, so please be patient with us.
One sad note, Our Lady's Club, the K.K. has had to remain closed owing to Tier restrictions. We keep Bridie, Bernard and all the staff in our
On your behalf May I thank all our Church Stewards. Without them we could not open up for any services at all. We are grateful to each one.
During this time of Pandemic, this website is the best way to stay in touch.
All the latest news can be found in our current weekly Newsletter which can be accessed online by clicking here.
Sunday Obligation. The Bishops of England and Wales have temporarily suspended the obligation that all Catholics must attend Mass on Sunday.
Whilst this suspension remains in force, we are all excused from attending Sunday Mass, rather we are encouraged pray at home, watch Mass online, make a Spiritual Communion, attend church for private prayer and keep holy the Sabbath Day.
"I rejoiced when I heard them say 'Let us go to God's house' and now our feet are standing within your gates O Jerusalem"."
Your priests are still here and can be contacted by telephone or email.
You are welcome to ring for a chat or ask the priest to pray with you.
NB As our secretarial, youth worker and household staff are on full or semi-furlough, our usual standards of service may not be maintained. Please be patient with us.
We live in unusual times which demand unusual responses. Thank you for your understanding.
Any questions, please give us a ring.
We cover five worshipping communities in North and East Northants. A vast area stretching from near Stamford in the north, thirty miles down to near Rushden in the south, including all the beautiful villages and towns in between.
Your priests live in Corby, in Our Lady’s Presbytery, which is located next to the church on the busy Occupation Road within the heart of the older part of Corby town. Corby is our main centre of Catholic population. Corby has four parishes, two of which are ministered by fr Gerard Byrne who is Parish Priest of St Brendan's and St Patrick's.
As well as serving the Parish of Our Lady we also serve St John Ogilvie's Church in Danesholme and in the last few years have taken under our wing the parishes in Oundle, Raunds and Thrapston. Find out more about those parishes, including Mass times, by clicking here.
Our Lady's church celebrated its 80th birthday on 25th March 2018. We have been around for a long time, ministering to the spiritual and pastoral needs of the local people, in keeping with the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic church.
If you are new to the parish or area, please feel very welcome to come along to a weekend Mass. Our main family Mass is at 10am on Sundays. currently Children’s Liturgy of the Word for children in school years Reception, 1, 2 and 3 is suspended. We also have a Saturday night Vigil Mass at 6.30pm and the new addition, 8.30am Mass, introduced recently as we are happliy reaching our "1 metre plus" capacity. If you are worried about crowds, the 8.30am Mass is for you. Also the Masses at Thrapston and st John Ogilvie's have pleanty of "elbow room". We are a friendly congregation and newcomers are always welcome. It would be great to meet you so please do introduce yourself to the clergy after Mass.
We are blessed to have many people serving in the parish in a variety of ways so please do look at the Parish Life and Groups and see how you might be able to get involved.
If you would like to be a Steward at any of our churches, we need more, so please volunteer if you can. the more Stewards we have, the more services we can provide.
Among those serving is our full time Parish Youth Worker, Rick Netherwood, who organises youth ministry for young Catholics all over town. If you are between the ages of 11-35, or have relatives that are, then take a look at the Corby Young Catholics page to see what's up next. We are always looking for adults who would be happy and willing to help as leaders too.
Rick is currently on furlough.
If you cannot find what you are looking for on here or need to get in touch then please feel free to call or email our administrators Maggie and Kay in the parish office between 9:30 - 11:30 Monday to Friday (furlough hours) or if you're in the area why not pop by the presbytery (parish house).
Whether you are just visiting or if the parish is like a second home to you, we hope you enjoy browsing our website and we look forward to seeing you soon.
With every blessing,
Canon Michael Harrison
Fr David Donaghue
Please enjoy the photographs of our church below, many of which were taken a few years ago on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Consecration of our Church, with Bishop Peter Doyle as main celebrant.