WELCOME

Welcome to the webpage of the Roman Catholic Church of St Vincent de Paul, Osterley

Our postal address is:
2 Witham Road, Osterley, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4AJ

You will find us between Eversley Crescent & Spring Grove Road

You can contact us on 020 8560 4737
The Parish Priest is Rev. Mark Leenane
Our email address is osterley@rcdow.org.uk.

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

IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE PLEASE PHONE OR EMAIL THE PARISH OFFICE.

Please see below our latest Covid secure measures.

  1. Singing by choirs, music group and cantors only. No congregational singing.
  2. Sunday mass booking online
  3. Face masks
  4. Social distancing
  5. Hand Sanitising
  6. No Holy Water
  7. One way system in church
  8. Non-contact sign of peace
  9. Sundry other measures

We have a mechanical ventilation system that changes the air frequently without recirculating the air in the church. This will operate throughout the mass until the risks associated with Omicron become clearer.

STATEMENT FROM THE BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE ENTITLED ‘HONOURING SUNDAY’: The Gift of the Sunday Eucharist

The Sunday Eucharist is a gift; as God’s holy people we are called to praise and thank God in the most sublime way possible. When the Church speaks of the Sunday obligation, it reminds us that attending Mass is a personal response to the selfless offering of Christ’s love.

At this time, we recognise that for some people there may be certain factors which hinder attendance at Sunday Mass. The pandemic is clearly not over. The risk of infection is still present. For some, there is legitimate fear in gathering together. As your bishops, we recognise that these prevailing circumstances suggest that not everyone is yet in the position to fulfil the absolute duty to attend freely Sunday Mass. 

 MASSES CONTINUE AS ADVERTISED, IN A COVID SECURE WAY.

The weekday masses will have instrumental music and resemble a simple Sunday mass.

Update: It is no longer necessary to book a space online for weekday and Saturday masses.

UPDATE TO MASS TIMES FROM 10/1/2022

Sunday Mass: 9.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm

Weekday Mass: Monday, Thursday, Friday at 9.30am / Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Saturday Mass:  9.30am

Exposition: Saturday 10-11.00am followed by Benediction at 11.00am.

Confession: Saturday 10-10.30am and on request

Instructions for booking a space to attend Sunday Mass

To book your seats for masses please click on the “Events” button on this website and then click on the masses you wish to attend.

If you are unable to use this facility you can text 078 9989 5483 and leave your name, the masses you want to attend and the number of tickets you require (all from what is considered to be one household). The parish will reply within a few days, if we do not please ring this number and leave a message.

Do not use the text option simply because no masses are available online this is meant for people who do not know how to use the internet or who have no internet connection. Text bookings will only be given to people in this category.

Private Prayer:  The church is open for weekday private prayer from 9.15 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please continue to sanitise your hands on entering the church.

Sanitising: There are hand sanitisers available at all points where they are needed including before and after receiving holy communion in the hand. There is a one way system in operation for communion.

NHS App: If you have the NHS track and trace app, scan the QR code as you enter the building.

Other information: There is no drinking water in church so bring your own. Toilet facilities are available. Children are of course very welcome but must remain with their parents at all times. Stewards will direct you when you come to church.

Ventilation: Osterley church has a mechanical ventilation system. This system draws in fresh air from outside at the back of the church and expels air via the church tower at the front of the church. No air is recirculated and  this system frequently changes the air in the church thereby reducing the risk of airborne transmission of the Covid 19 virus.  This has been confirmed by a chartered engineer.

Face Coverings: Parishioners must wear a face covering in church during services unless exempt.         

Newsletter: Click on “News” to see the latest Newsletter.

Readers: Currently Readers have a rota.  Please inform the Priest or sacristan you have arrived at mass to read.

Ministers of the Eucharist: One minister is currently required at each mass and volunteers follow hand sanitising procedures.

Altar Servers: Altar Servers serve as and when they attend mass.

Confessions: Confessions are heard in the parish from 9.00am – 9.45am on Saturday mornings. You can also make an appointment for the priest to hear your confession by ringing 078 9989 5483. Please leave a message if there is no reply and we will ring you back.

Other Services: Our main focus has been on reopening safely for mass and private prayer.  The parish will look at resuming other activities and devotions when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship