Welcome to all our parishioners and visitors!
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.
Great News. Places of Worship have been given permission from the Government to reopen.
Public Mass is now permitted by the Government, but their long list of requirements makes the dignified celebration of Mass difficult. Therefore we will wait until such a time that Mass can be celebrated with dignity and grace.
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.
Come and join us for Private Prayer
before the Blessed Sacrament:
You will be made very welcome and rest assured you will be in a safe environment.
Our Lady's, Corby 10.30am-12.30pm
St Paul's, Thrapston 10.30am-12 noon
St John Ogilvie's, Danesholme 2pm-4pm
Conditions apply: please see the current newsletter for details. Mainly, we must maintain 2 metre social distancing, use the sanitisers, not touch anything or anyone, obey the one-way system signage and follow the advice of the stewards. Those from single households can sit together, but seating is extremely limited, so your patience is appreciated.
It is great that we are able to pray before the Blessed Sacrament once again.
Our churches of Most Holy Name of Jesus, Oundle and St Thomas More, Raunds have not been reopened yet. This is because we did not receive sufficient volunteers to act as necessary stewards and the buildings are not easy to renovate to comply with the Government's long list of conditions.
Please God, it will not be too long before we can gather together as a community for Mass. Let us be patient.
"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 check out Fr David's YouTube channel for daily reflections: just searh YouTube for "Fr David Donaghue" and you will find him.
Postponement of 2020 First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Due to the uncertainty of these times, we have regrettably decided to postpone these major parish celebrations.
The Confirmation Mass with Bishop David will now take place on Thursday 15th October 2020 at 7pm at Our Lady's church..
A new date for First Holy Communion has yet to be decided. Watch this space.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but look forward to these lovely events when they take place.
Our Lady’s Church is located on the busy Occupation Road within the heart of the older part of Corby town.
Our 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 10:15am on Sundays and includes Children’s Liturgy of the Word for children in school years Reception, 1, 2 and 3. We also have a Saturday night Vigil Mass at 6.30pm. 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.
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.
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.