St Michael & St Martin, Hounslow



Due to the nature of our parish, we have an URGENT NEED of building a team of Parish Safeguarding Representatives (PSRs). The role of a Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR) is a very important one because it ensures the safety of the parish community members especially children and vulnerable adults. The protection of our children and vulnerable adults is a mission that is entrusted to us as a parish community. It is a mission that should be carried out judiciously. In fact, it is a moral imperative for us as a parish community.

In the light of the foregoing, we will like to APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS who would perform this SPECIAL ROLE as our Parish Safeguarding Representatives. If you are interested in this role, kindly forward your contact details (name, phone number, email address and contact address) to the PARISH PRIEST. The email address of the Parish Priest is contained in the parish newsletter. Additional information concerning the role of a Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR) will be provided to the candidates who indicate interest. We appeal to you to give this request a PRIORITY CONSIDERATION AND ACTION. We look forward to welcoming any Volunteer or Volunteers to this role.

Thank you so much. God bless.


Fr Augustine (Austin) Nwosu, CSSp.

Parish Priest

Christmas and New Year 2018-2019

Please see the attached file for times of services at Christmas and New Year:

Christmas and New Year 2018-2019



Sunday 9th December 7.30pm

Please come early for confessions and avoid arriving
in the last 10 minutes of these times.
Thursday 20th Dec 9.30 -11.00am
Friday 21st Dec 7.00 – 8.30pm (With Guest Confessors)
Saturday 22nd Dec 9.30 -11.00am (With Guest Confessors)
Saturday 22nd Dec 4.00 — 5.30pm
Sunday 23rd December 4th Sunday of Advent
6.15pm Vigil Mass (Sat)
9am, 10.30am, 12noon, 6pm

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve
6pm Vigil Mass of Christmas for Children
11.15pm Christmas Carols
12pm Midnight Mass
Tuesday 25th December Christmas Day
9am, 10.30am 12noon Christmas Mass
Church will remain open. No 6pm Mass

Wednesday 26th December — Friday 28th December
9am Church opens
10am Mass
Church closed after Mass. No 6pm Mass.
Saturday 29th December
9am Church open, 10am Mass
No Confessions & Benediction
Sunday 30th December Feast of the Holy Family
6.15pm Vigil Mass (Sat)
9am, 10.30am 12noon, 6pm
3pm Family Service with blessing of children

Monday 31st December
8am Church open, 9am Mass
– Day of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament –
ending with Holy Hour from 6.30pm
8pm New Year’s Eve Mass

Tuesday 1st January Mary, Mother of God
8am Church opens
9am, 11am
Church closed after Mass. No evening Mass.
Wednesday 2nd January
9am Church open,
10am Mass
Church closed after Mass. No evening Mass.

Thursday 3rd January: Timetable returns to normal.
(The Epiphany of the Lord is transferred to Sunday. Saturday 5th January is not a Holyday of Obligation.)

Sunday 6th January Epiphany of the Lord
(Sat 6.15pm Vigil Mass) 9am, 10.30am, 12noon, 6pm

November 2018 Blessing of Graves

Ss Michael & Martin Parish, Hounslow:

Cemetery Day Date Time Priests Officiating
Borough Cemetery – Powdermill Lane (2 of 2)

(Follows blessing in Hounslow Borough Cemetery.  See below.)

Tuesday 6th November    ← 10.30  Approx see note




Hounslow Parish
Hounslow Borough Cemetery (1 of 2) Tuesday 6th November 10.00 Hounslow Parish
New Brentford Cemetery – Begins with mass (1 of 2) Thursday 8th November 10.00 Hounslow Parish

Blessing of graves Hounslow Deanery A3 poster Nov 2018

Blessing of Graves Hounslow Deanery A4 poster Nov 2018

On September 1, 2018, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster, Vincent Cardinal Nichols entrusted the pastoral care of SS Michael and Martin Catholic Church, Hounslow and the Heathrow Airport Catholic Chaplaincy to a Religious/Missionary Order namely, The Congregation of the Holy Spirit (SPIRITANS), British Province.
The Provincial Superior of the British Province of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (SPIRITANS), Very Rev Fr Kenneth Okoli, CSSp. and the Provincial Leadership Team have appointed the following priests to serve the parish of SS Michael and Martin Catholic Community, Hounslow and the Heathrow Airport Catholic Chaplaincy.

Fr Augustine (Austin) Nwosu, CSSp.   – Parish Priest

Fr David Sandambongo, CSSp.            – Assistant Parish Priest

Fr Daniel Adayi, CSSp.                          – Assistant Parish Priest & Chaplain at Heathrow Airport Catholic Chaplaincy.


 The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) with effect from 25 May 2018 has imposed significant responsibility on the parish team to protect the personal data that the Church administers.

This is difficult and onerous but we will safeguard the personal data which is entrusted to the Church and measures are taken to prepare for the new regulation.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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PEOPLE NOTICE – this is a letter Fr. Derek received last week:  “How wonderful it was to attend Mass with your parishioners; the reverence and participation in the Mass was beautiful to experience.  I was particularly impressed with the reverence of the altar servers.  They reminded me of the important ministry they perform and how with simple acts of reverence they have the capacity to draw everyone in the congregation to follow.  I write this not as a representative of Mary’s Meals, but as a faithful member of the Church and the impact the celebration of the Mass on Sat had on me.                                                                                                               

You have a very blessed parish, I thanked God for the blessing me with the opportunity to share in such a wonderful celebration of the Mass.  I go to Mass every day, and with Mary’s Meals I get to attend Mass in many different churches – so what I say is not said lightly, I really mean it.  The celebration of the sacrifice is the same, but the reverence and participation by the congregation can lift the offering of one’s heart in a more profound way to the Father in Heaven.”

A very big ‘thank you’ for allowing Mary’s Meals to again have its Rags to Riches collection at the Catholic Church of St Michael and St Martin. I am delighted to say that the parish managed to give 1370 kg of unwanted clothes; there were also cash donations of £1294.94 making a total contribution of £2062.14. Mary’s Meals is very grateful for your support – this is an excellent result!  The amount raised will feed 148 children who will not only get fed one good, nutritious meal every school day for a whole year, but they will get an education too.


It is ESSENTIAL that everyone expresses their wishes for their funeral. There is a Sheet at the back of the church for you to take away and return to the parish and a copy given to your next-of-kin. In this way your intentions will be carried out for the celebration of YOUR life.