Updated 16th October 2021
Confirmation 2022 registation. "The lines are now open".
Strict deadline: email us by 29th October.
Parish Office Hours
We return to normal as Maggie returns from furlough today:
Mon, Tues, Wed...., Fri 9am-12.30pm.
Rick our Youth Worker is back.
After many months on furlough, Rick Netherwood is now back, organising youth activities for all the young Catholics of all four Corby Parishes.
See his section for more details, or get on his newsletter delivery list.
Despite a general relaxation of Covid restrictions, we have been asked by the Diocese to continiue with the measures for a little longer.
These emphasise caution and encourage us to continue most of what we have in place.
For example: The wearing of masks in church is still encouraged.
Hand sanitising is encouraged.
Track and Trace remains in force.
Separate entrance and exit are recommended.
Congregational singing is restricted to "Parts of the Mass"
Limits to Congregation numbers for all services have been lifted.
We have removed the ropes from the church pews and ask that you take your seat with care.
For Holy Communion and blessings, please approach the Altar when directed by the Stewards.
Holy Communion on the hand is encouraged: upon the tongue requires the priest to sanitise between communicants (so please wait until after Mass).
The Sign of Peace will return without physical contact (just reverently nod or bow to those around you as you say "Peace be with you").
No immanent reintroduction of the chalice or the passing of the collection basket (retiring collection instead, although watch this space for news of contactless offertory collection as you enter church).
Contactless Offertory Giving is now available for those who prefer not to use cash. See the DONA Machine in the church porch.
We respectfully ask that you continue to observe all the restrictions that remain in place.
We will review things in September.
Our Mass times can be found in the latest newsletter.
No need to book a place for Mass, 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 Act of Spiritual Communion.
Holy Communion to the housebound etc is now allowed amidst many conditions. Please enquire of your priest if this is possible in your circumstances.
Please consult our newsletter for Regular Public Masses, Confessions and Devotions.
Also, other Mass times 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 Sujith
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.
Our Lady's Catholic Club has reopened with table service. Enjoy.
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.
We live in unusual times which demand unusual responses. Thank you for your understanding.
Any questions, please give us a ring.
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.
We are delighted that Fr Pius Amoako is temporarily in residence with us. Fr Pius is the Parish Priest in East Northants.
When recently appointing Canon Michael as Diocesan Vicar General, Bishop David appointed Fr Sujith John as Assistant Priest at Our Lady's in order to share the Pastoral responsibilities in our parishes.
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.
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 Sujith John
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.