Welcome to all our parishioners and visitors!
1/ New Mass Schedule
2/ Confirmation and First Holy Communion (please scroll down).
From Sunday 13th September we have an extra Mass: 8.30am in Our Lady's Corby.
1/ Our New Weekend Schedule.
Saturday 6.30pm: Our Lady's Corby NN17 1EE
Sunday 8.30am Our Lady's Corby NN17 1EE
Sunday 10am: Our Lady's Corby NN17 1EE
Sunday 11.30am: St Paul the Apostle, Thrapston NN14 4NZ
Sunday 5pm: St John Ogilvie, Corby NN18 9BX
No Mass at our churches in Raunds or Oundle for the time being. We keep all parishioners there in our prayers as they join us in Spiritual Communion.
From October we hope to add an extra Mass in Thrapston, watch this space.
No need to book a place at Mass, just come along. You will be greeted by a friendly steward outside. Please wear a face covering, sanitise your hands upon entry and exit, sit in the marked seats with your household members, follow the one-way system and keep social distance at all times. Please write your name and phone number on a paper slip upon entry for "Track and Trace" purposes.
Holy Communion Please follow the advice of the stewards. Sometimes the priest can bring it to you in your place, other times you can receive from the front and return carefully to your place, other times you will be instructed to leave church straight after receiving.
Holy Communion will be distributed on the hand only, (not on the tongue), with your arms at full stretch, please. The stewards are there to help you.
Sorry about all these rules and regulations, thjey are in place to help everybody during this time of pandemic.
Let's keep each other safe and celebrate the Eucharist together.
Please consult the latest newsletter for more in depth details, including weekday Mass times.
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 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.
Therefore, although public Mass is back, if you do not feel confident enough to attend, or you have symptoms or are under quarantine, do not feel guilty about missing Mass. Rather, stay at home, pray at home. We will pray for you at Mass.
"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. 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.
Please check out Fr David's YouTube channel for daily reflections: just searh YouTube for "Fr David Donaghue" and you will find him.
2/ New Arrangements for 2020 First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
A) Confirmation 2020
For those 32 children who have already enrolled, the Confirmation Mass with Bishop David will now take place on Thursday 15th October 2020 at 7pm at Our Lady's church. Due to Covid restrictions, we can only accommodate the candidate, their sponsor and their parents at the Mass.
Rehearsal: We ask all those children to bring their sponsor to a rehearsal on Thursday 8th October at 6pm.
Meanwhile, in a week or two we will email each child's family to ask them to tune into Fr David Donaghue's Youtube Channel for some links and some homework.
B) First Holy Communion 2020
For those 50 children who have made their First Confession, you will now receive your First Eucharist during the regular Our Lady’s Sunday Mass at 10am each Sunday for two children each week.
In line with latest government Covid restrictions your guests are restricted to 6 (which include the child). Those in the child’s household are allowed to sit with
them in the front pew which will be reserved for you.
Advance booking is essential.
Maximum Two Children Per Sunday Mass.
To check availablilty and book your Sunday, please ring and speak to Canon Michael, Fr David or Secretary Maggie. 01536 203121 (mornings are best). Please do not email or leave answerphone messages, rather speak to us and we will write your date in the parish diary. It will take several months for all the children to be accommodated, but don’t worry, each child will be made to feel very special on their First Holy Communion Day.
They will be surrounded by the love of their parish family; it will be a parish celebration, different from how we would ordinarily do things, but beautiful in its own way.
if you regularly attend one our other four churches, we can make arrangements for you to make your a First Hoy Communion there.
Finally, please watch this space for how to enrol on the 2021 Sacramental programmes for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
We live in unusual times which demand unusual responses. Thank you for your understanding.
Any questions, please give us a ring.
About Us: we cover five worshipping communities in north and East Northants. a vast area stretching from near stamforn in the north to near rushden in the south, including all the beautiful villages and towns in between.
Your priests live in Corby, in Our Lady’s Presbyterywhich is located next to the church on the busy Occupation Road within the heart of the older part of Corby town.
As well as serving the parish of Our Lady's we also serve St John Ogilvie Church in Danesholme and in the last year 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 reacing our "1 metre plus" capacity. 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.
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.