Welcome to all our parishioners and visitors!
WE ARE NOW LIVE-STREAMING MASSES.
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.
England is being Locked Down as a COVID-19 precaution.
According to www.gov.uk Places of Worship will be closed unless they are being used for:
Funerals (Maximum 30 people)
Broadcasting Acts of Worship
(and a few other specific activities not usually associated with Catholic Churches).
Of course, we are dismayed to learn that Places of Worship are
to close in the main.
We believe that we are created by God: body, mind and spirit. Spiritual living has a huge influence on the physical and mental well-being of every human person.
Coming together as a community to worship God gives great comfort and reassurance at any time, but especially during difficult times such as those experienced during a pandemic.
For Catholics attending Mass is an essential aspect of our spiritual life; not having public Mass is a terrible loss.
However, we must remember our social responsibilities and comply with the Government's guidelines.
Therefore, our hastily-cobbled Lockdown Routine continues as follows:
Saturday 21st November
10am-12 noon Our Lady’s Church open for Private Individual Prayer before the Exposed Blessed Sacrament.
A priest will be available for individual Confession from 11am
6.30pm Live-streamed Mass
Sunday 22nd November
8.30am Live-streamed Mass
10am Live-streamed Mass
10.30am-12 noon St Paul’s Church Thrapston open for Private Individual Prayer. A priest will be available for individual Confession.
4.30pm-5.30pm St John Ogilvie’s Church Open for Private Individual Prayer. A priest will be available for individual Confession.
Live-streamed Weekday Mass: 9.30am, subject to funerals.
See next newsletter for subsequent week's routine.
Since the last Lockdown we have installed the Live-streaming Camera. This will prove invaluable
over the next month, as churches are allowed to be opened in order to broadcast services.
Many of you have told us how you benefit from seeing your own clergy celebrating Mass and how it helps to unite you to your parish community.
The audience is world-wide; people from no fewer than 50 countries are joining us. Of course, many mistakenly think we are THE Walsingham, the National Shrine of Our Lady in Norfolk, they tune-out once they realise they have a "wrong number". However, we don't mind, many stumble upon us, stay and watch and are very pleased that they did. Although we say so ourselves, we have a lovely parish and a wonderful team. We are happy to be of service to everyone who comes our way.
We have received affirming feedback emails from local people, non-Catholics and those abroad, all of whom have very kind things to say about Our Lady's Corby and her surrounding associated parishes.
Please make use of this wonderful facility.
One sad note, Our Lady's Club, the K.K. has had to close during lockdown. We keep Bridie, Bernard and all the staff in our prayers.
On your behalf May I thank all our Stewards. Without them we could not open up for any services at all. We are grateful to each one.
First Holy Communion 2021
Enrol your child now. Watch our Live-streamed Enrolment Service at 11am on Saturday 28th November, at which all will be revealed.
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.
please ring for a chat or ask the priest to pray with you.
NB as we approach the holiday period, only one priest will be on call, so please be patient especially as we have no secretarial help at this time of furlough.
You may still be interested in watching the video which was used in the preparation of the candidates. Fr David had asked that candidates and if possible, their families, watch the film 'All or Nothing' on the link bellow.
And answer these Questions:
1) Why do you think Sister Clare decided to become a nun instead of an actress?
2) Which fruits of the Holy Spirit did Sister Clare show in her life?
3) Sister Clare did something amazing for God. What could you do that would be amazing for God?
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's 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.
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 - 12:30 Monday to Friday 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.