Welcome to the webpages of the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, Hitchin.


Here you will find information about us including Mass times, Parish contacts, Sacramental Preparation, Parish Groups and Volunteering opportunities. We are delighted you have found our site and hope it provides you with the information you need.

 

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Through his healing, his death and resurrection, we know that Jesus came to heal us and give us life. Jesus faced down sin in a way that led to greater harmony and wholeness. We are facing down the Coronavirus by reaching out to those who are self-isolating and social-distancing themselves; a process that is making the whole community (or better) our family stronger. It reveals the deep care and love we have for each other. Celebrating mass without your presence is emotionally distressing although I feel your spiritual presence even more strongly. The generosity and help you give to so many is a true sign of hope for the future. Despite the suffering and evil caused by the virus, the days and weeks ahead will be filled with God’s blessing for each of you – those you serve and those you love. We can proudly proclaim together: God reigns! God reigns! God reigns!

Yours faithfully,
Tom, AA (Parish Priest)


Daily Mass audio and video recordings click below

Click for an audio recording of Daily Mass at Our Lady’s

Click for a video recording of Daily Mass at Our Lady’s

Click for a video of 8.30am Sunday Mass at Our Lady’s

Click for a video of 10.30am Sunday Mass at Our Lady’s

Click for a video recording of Our Lady year 6 school leavers Mass Friday 9 July

 

Updated by 1130am daily

Mass is at 10am Monday – Saturday and so please note for those who are still accessing live or by video here the change in time.  To access Mass live click on https://www.facebook.com/trish.bonnett          and for a video of that Mass click above

We are now open every day from 30 mins before first Mass until 7pm. Outside of Mass times the church is open for private prayer. You may light a candle if you wish but are advised to use gel on your hands afterwards.
On arrival:

  • Please use the QR code or sign in on the list

  • Use hand gel

  • Wear a mask

  • Maintain social distance at all times

Sundays Mass 8.30am and 10.30am
Monday-Saturday Mass 10am
Saturdays Anticipated Mass 6pm
Saturdays 10.30am – 11.15am Confession and Adoration (Confession in Doris Harris room or garden)
There is no need to book for these Masses. The church is still operating social distance of 1m + so please arrive in time to secure your place. We still have to separate households which means that we have a capacity of 32 single spaces and 18 half pews for 2 or more for each service.
Masses will still be recorded for Soundcloud and livestreamed and available as a video on this page above.

 


Recordings of recent Funerals

Click for a video of Oonagh Trumble Memorial Mass

 

 

Reflections by Fr Tom

Reflection Thursday Week 16 St Mary Magdalen

Reflection Wednesday Week 16 -2021

Reflection Tuesday week 16 – 2021

Reflection Monday Week 16 – 2021

Homily 16th Sunday Year B 2021

Reflection Saturday Week 15 – 2021

For all other reflections and homilies go to  Homilies archive