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!

Opening of the church for private prayer :

Tuesday, Thursday, 11 am -12 noon

Saturday 9 am – 10 am

Changes following resumption of services from the 1st August 2020

Please note mass times have changed. Sunday masses are at 9.00 am, 11.30 am and 6 pm. Weekday masses are Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm and Saturday at 10 am.

Parishioners may book two Sunday masses for their household (which includes single households) per calendar month.

In addition, parishioners may book any Sunday mass the day before it takes place if there are places available.  Please do check as there are often seats available on Saturdays for the following Sunday.

Parishioners may book any number of weekday masses without restriction.  To book your mass see below.

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

Much work has gone in to ensuring that we maintain social distancing and that 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.

Parishioners MUST wear a face covering when attending church unless they are exempt from doing so.

This is a legal requirement.

You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • young children under the age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
  • not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
  • if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • to eat or drink if reasonably necessary

Face coverings can be unlooped to receive Holy Communion.

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.

There is no drinking water in church so bring your own during this hot weather. 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.

Booking Your Mass

To book your masses please click on the “Events” button on the left of the home page of this website and then click on the masses you wish to attend (see allowances for booking above).

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, max number 7). 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.

Confessions

Confessions have resumed being heard in the parish at the new time of 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.

Baptism

The parish has resumed baptisms. These will take place on Saturday mornings at 11.00am or Sundays at 3 pm. As of 28th September, the number of people attending the baptism liturgy outside of the normal pattern of worship is limited to 6 attendees.

Funerals and Weddings

In addition to reopening for mass permission has been given to have funerals of no more than 30 attendees, and weddings of no more than 15 including ministers etc. We, the church wish to play our part in controlling Coronavirus so our leaders will ensure that we observe what social distancing measures are necessary.

Other Services

In recent weeks our focus has been on reopening safely for mass. The parish will look at how we can resume bringing Holy Communion to the housebound. We will also look at whether we can resume devotions such as the Rosary and our prayer Group.

Readers, Altar Servers, Ministers of the Eucharist.

Currently Readers have a rota, Altar Servers serve as and when they attend mass, and Eucharistic Ministers sign in on the sheet in the lobby when they can minister.

Click on “News” to see the latest Newsletter .

Click on “Homilies” to read Fr Robin’s latest homily.

Help us to open the church safely

Please volunteer one hour once a month to allow us to re-open safely

To open for mass we need parishioners to volunteer one hour per month on a Sunday or Weekday as a Steward or a Cleaner. Please seriously consider doing this and see the details below:

Stewards

In order to be a steward you must:

  1. Be deemed healthy and fit for work and should not be in the group classed as clinically vulnerable (over 70 years or specific pre-existing health conditions), self-isolating or shielding.

Full training will be given and personal protection equipment provided.

If you meet the above criteria and can commit one hour per month on a Sunday or a Weekday to being a steward please e-mail the parish at osterley@rcdow.org.uk  OR ring or text 078 9989 5483 and leave your name and contact details clearly .

Please consider volunteering so that the parish can function safely.