COVID-19 update

As we come out of the current lockdown, we are pleased to confirm that from 3rd December, the government has lifted the restriction for public Mass. Please click here to book Mass online or by calling Parish office on 0118 9663711.
For online booking, Masses must be booked by 8pm the previous day.
If you are booking via telephone then please call by Friday 3.00pm at the latest as messages will not be picked after this time.

Sunday Mass : Changes to weekly timetable are published in the latest newsletter.
Saturday 4.00pm Sunday Vigil Mass (Facing Congregation)
8.30 am Holy Mass Ad Oreintem
11.00 am Holy Mass (Facing Congregation) live streaming via Youtube click here.
5.00pm Holy Mass Ad Oreintem Sung Mass (live streaming) via Youtube click here.

Weekday Mass (online booking not required). Changes to weekly timetable are published in the latest newsletter.
Monday : 7.30pm Mass in Extraordinary Form
Wednesday during Advent: Rorate Mass at 7.00am via Youtube click here.
Friday: 11.00am-7.00pm Adoration
7.30pm Holy Mass Ad Oreintem
1st Saturday of every month 10am-12.00.(Dedication to our Lady) Adoration, Rosary followed by Holy Mass.

Opening times for private prayers

Sunday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday – Thursday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Friday with Adoration 11.00am – 7.00pm

Private prayer guidelines:

  • The wearing of a face covering is mandatory unless a person has an exemption from this.
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Please fill the track & trace form and drop it in the box provided or scan the QR code on the NHS app on your phone.
  • Take a “Post It” note, in church: Sit only where there is a blue sign. Stick “Post It” note (blank) on the blue sign.
  • The “Post It” note will let others know that the seat has been used & also make it easier for us to sanitise the area used.
  • Thank you for keeping our church safe.

(Please note: for those who have the NHS COVID-19 app, QR code is available for you to scan in church and you do not need to fill the track and trace form).

For more information, please see the latest Parish newsletter.
Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on request. Please email Fr Stan via fatherstan@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk and also please maintain a safe distance.

Online Streaming will be available for 11.00am & 5.00pm Sunday Mass via Youtube click here.
You can also stay connected for live stream Mass via the following other online live streams click here .

Please note that the dispensation from obligatory attendance of Mass remains valid.

Helping Those Most Vulnerable. The Lonely and the Vulnerable in and beyond our parish community are going to be even more in need of friendly contact and support during this pandemic. If you know of anyone, or are yourself, lonely and/or vulnerable, please consider giving details to the parish office.

Advent 2020

Advent Booklet: Bishop Philip invites us to join him in keeping this holy season of Advent amidst all the chaos, and the crisis – for the Lord is coming to save us. Bishop Philip’s advent booklet can be downloaded here. The Advent booklet contains Scripture Readings, prayers, and song for each day of Advent and also instructions to make an Advent wreath.

Advent retreat starting 29th November. Free 26 days online retreat by Cardinal-elect Raniero Cantalamessa and Chris Stefanick. Register online here

The God Who Speaks. 2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to dedicate 2020-21 as a period of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’ click here.

I welcome you to Our Lady of Peace & Blessed Dominic Barberi Parish. You are loved by God! Christ came for you. Christ is for you “the Way, the Truth and the Life!” (Jn 14:6). Entrust your fears, your afflictions, your burdens to the heart of Mary. With Mary's help, we learn to recognise and embrace the love of Christ in every moment of our lives. The Parish is a framework in which we can learn to grow in faith through the Liturgy, Adoration, the spirituality of the Angelus, the Divine Mercy and the Rosary. We, as adults, youth and children, learn how to grow in faith together. We offer our hearts and hands to Jesus and Mary to reach the vulnerable, the needy and the lost sheep in all areas of life. You are welcome!

Fr. Stan Gibziński,
Parish Priest of Our Lady of Peace and Bl Dominic Barberi

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