Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows
and St Bridget of Sweden

MASS TIMES

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SUNDAY MASS

(Saturday vigil: 6pm),
8am, 10am, 12pm
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WEEKDAY MASSES

Mon: 7pm
Tue, Wed & Thu: 9am
Fri: 7pm (1st Friday: Holy Hour at 6pm followed by Mass at 7pm)
Sat: 10am, followed by adoration until 11am
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HOLY DAYS

9am, 7pm
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CONFESSION

Saturday: 10.30-11am & 5-5.30pm
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Building maintenance fund appeal
See our appeal

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

News feed

Hemlines & Handbags Evening's Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the following winners:
1st Prize No.254 Yvonne
2nd Prize No.223 Ms E. Sheedy
3rd Prize No.165 Margaret
4th Prize No.227 Ms A. Mead
5th Prize No.239 Ms M McAlroy
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Good Morning!
Volunteers needed to help sort remaining clothes, iron and price up donations tonight in the parish hall from 7pm. If you can spare an hour or so please join us!
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URGENTLY NEEDED PLEASE: DONATIONS OF MENS, LADIES AND CHILDRENSWEAR, ACCESSORIES, JEWELLERY & HANGERS for

St Bridget’s Hemlines & Handbags Event
Friday 7 June 2019
Entry £5 including refreshments and nibbles
Parish Hall at 8pm

We are looking for donations of men, women and childrenswear and accessories to be able to host this event. Any donations gratefully received and can be dropped in the church’s porch at mass times or presbytery office for collection.

Clothing and accessories not sold on the evening will be donated to Marys Meals.

RAFFLE – Donations
We are continuing to collect gifts you may wish to recycle (including Easter eggs!) as raffle prizes at our forthcoming events. Donations can be dropped into the presbytery office.

VOLUNTEERS
We would be grateful for help before and at the event. If you would like to volunteer please contact Maria on 07412 480084.

Thank you to all for your generous support!
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Thank you to all who attended St Bridget’s Easter Sunday Event today and many thanks for supporting our Easter raffle. Congratulations to the following winners:

1st Prize
Green ticket no.822 (AD692311)

2nd Prize
Blue ticket no.951 (AD744819)
Joel Rius

3rd Prize
Green ticket no.665 (692311)
Claimed at event

1st and 2nd prizes can be collected from the presbytery office from Tuesday 23 April onwards.
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Monthly Maintenance Fund Appeal- Notice from the Finance Committee

Dear all,
The Finance Committee wrote a month ago about the current situation on the finances. We are making great progress thanks to your kindness, generosity and hard work. However, as you will know from the finance accounts we published, we are “just managing” and making any improvements to the buildings and its surroundings are currently not possible without further fundraising initiative.

One example is the altar to your right hand side of the church, where its been several months we have had to close off this area for health and safety reasons. The issue has been identified as being more than just the ceiling needing repair, but an issue which will require extensive work on the roof. We also have had to make necessary health and safety changes to the Presbytery as this is not only a place where the priests live, but it is a place of work and a place where meetings with the Parishioners take place, and so there is a duty of care to keep it safe. Again this has come with a cost.

We also have plans to rebuild the church wall (you will see it has been left as ruins for the past couple of years) and we would like to update the Parish Hall which has potential in the future to increase our income streams.

For a full list of these projects for this year, please take a leaflet we have produced which is available on the pews/at the back of the church.
We realise the financial burdens families have, so please rest assured we are only asking for you to help in whatever way you can, and we don’t want anyone to feel pressured. The Church is a place of love and operates as a family, and this community belongs to each of you, no matter what you contribute.

We also want to highlight that we have made lots of effort to reduce the financial burden on the Parishioners; we have successfully secured National Lottery funding which was granted for specifically to renovate the Parish Hall toilets and we are in the process of hearing back on a funding application we have made to the Cardinal’s Fund Appeals. All of these will help take the burden off the imminent projects we have to do, however it is still necessary for us to set up a monthly appeal in order to ensure we have a long term, sustainable fund to cover all the ad-hoc repairs and maintenance work to make the Church a safe and accessible environment for all.

This weekend we launch a monthly maintenance fund collection. This is going to be in the form of a retiring collection or you can access our Virgin Money giving page via the Parish Website. Using the Virgin Money website to donate is especially helpful if you are a tax payer as we can reclaim gift aid on your donation.

As we have already said, please give what you can afford, don’t feel pressured.

We thank you for your generosity, this Church operates today, thanks to your kindness, and we leave you with a quote by Amy Carmichael “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”

See our appeal page

ABOUT US

Our Lady of Sorrows and St Bridget of Sweden

Our parish

We are a Roman Catholic church based in Isleworth. Isleworth has been a settlement since Saxon times. In the Middle Ages, it was the site of a magnificent Abbey of the Bridgettine Order. After the Reformation, Shrewsbury House was the location for one of the earliest Catholic missions in the south of England.

Sacraments

We believe that the Church is the main channel through which the knowledge and the love of God are made known and accessible to all people. Sacraments are an integral part of the life of every Catholic.