The Ascension of the Lord

Fr James has written a message for The Ascension which can be found here.


Cardinal Vincent has recorded a video of a pastoral message in preparation for Pentecost. In it, he reflects on the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, particularly in the context of the circumstances in which we are living at the moment which can be found here.



Welcome to the webpages of the Catholic Parish of St Gabriel, South Harrow and St Bernard, Northolt.

Due to the Government restrictions imposed on the evening of Monday 23rd March, our churches will remain CLOSED until further notice.

Please keep in touch. Pick up the telephone and call the clergy at any time, just to have a chat, to share a prayer or for any purpose.

Fr James and Fr Tom will continue to offer Mass each day in both of our churches at 10.00am.

  • This week’s Mass Intentions can be found here
  • The readings for daily Mass are provided by Magnificat (see here)
  • Visit our special resources page for more aids to daily prayer and worship at home
  • Resources for Sunday Mass (readings and Fr James’ homily) can be found here
  • The group Ten:Ten have prepared a Sunday liturgy that families can use at home. It can be found here
  • A prayer for protection during the current crisis can be found here.
  • If you wish to request a Mass intention, please contact us by telephone or email. All intentions will be offered at the first available date.

If you would like to join in with Mass online there are many options listed on the Resources during Mass Suspension page.

  • The National Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham has a live stream which offers Mass and daily devotions.
  • For those who have no access to the internet, RTE are broadcasting Mass. It can be found on Long Wave 252. Please pass this information on to someone who might need it if you can.


Pope Francis has recently written a letter encouraging people to pray the rosary during the month of May. He has also given two prayers to be used at the end of each rosary. The text of the letter and prayers can be found hereA sheet with the prayers can be found here.

Fr James has written a letter for the month May which can be found here.

This is not an easy time for us all, but for some it is made more difficult by being in an abusive relationship. You may be that person or you may have concerns for someone you know. A free phone app has been developed and more information can be found here. More information on services for those suffering from Domestic Abuse can be found here.

Each Thursday evening at 7.00pm a Catholic Bishop will celebrate a Mass in their Cathedral for the Sick and their Families, NHS Front-Line workers and those working in Social Care, which will be live-streamed for people to join. This Thursday (28th May), Mass will be celebrated by the Bishop of Middlesbrough. The live stream can be found here.

On 20 March the Apostolic Penitentiary issued a Decree granting special Indulgences to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 (coronavirus) as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them. The Decree can be found here.

Supporting your parish during COVID 19:

With no Sunday Masses your giving matters more than ever. Also, of course financial pressures on our households are significant. If you are in a position to make an offering at this time, you can see the various ways you can do this here.

For documents from the parish and wider Church regarding the Coronavirus please click here

If you wish to become an NHS volunteer you can sign up via this link.

Contact the parish as follows:

The address of our parish office is St Gabriel’s, 390b Northolt Road, South Harrow, Middx HA2 8EX.

You will find us on the main road, south of South Harrow station, near the junction of Park Lane.

The address of the Presbytery is St. Bernard’s, 17 Mandeville Road, Northolt, Middx UB5 5HE

You can contact us on 020 8864 5455.

Our email address is


We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!


Heavenly Father, we pray today for peace in the world, especially in the Middle East. By your heavenly grace, strengthen the faith and hope of Eastern Christians. May they be blessed with peace and prosperity in their lands. And may we be inspired by their devotion and witness to the gospel, by their love and compassion for all in their communities, and by their courage, their endurance and self-sacrifice against oppression. Through their charity, tolerance and friendship, bring peace and reconciliation to those troubled lands, where Christianity was born and first spread. Through Christ our Lord. Amen”