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 email@example.com.
We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!
IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE YOU MAY PHONE OR EMAIL AS THE PARISH OFFICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. THANK YOU.
MASSES AND TIMES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER CONTINUE AS ADVERTISED, IN A COVID SECURE WAY.
The bishops of England and Wales have announced on 13th July 2021:
It is hoped that it will be possible for all Catholics in England and Wales to fulfil this most
important Church precept, that of the Sunday Obligation, by the First Sunday in Advent 2021.
In the meantime, all Catholics are asked to do their best to participate in the celebration of the
weekly Sunday Mass and to reflect deeply on the centrality of
Sunday worship in the life of the Church.
Sunday masses are at : 9.00 am, 11.30 am and 6 pm. Weekday masses are Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00 pm. Saturday at 10.00 am.
PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCH
The church is open for private prayer each day from 9.15 a.m. until 8 p.m. Please continue to sanitise your hands on entering the church and leave a red X marker, provided as you enter the church, on the seat that you have used so that we can sanitise it each day. If you have the NHS track and trace app please scan the QR code as you enter the building. Entry and exit to the Church building will resume as normal. Church cleaning and sanitising takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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.
Booking a space to attend Mass
To book your seats for masses please click on the “Events” button on the top 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). 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.
There is no drinking water in church so bring your own during 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.
Parishioners MUST wear a face covering in church unless exempt. 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.
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 serve as and when they attend mass.
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.
Our main focus has been on reopening safely for mass and private prayer. When it is safe to do so, the parish will look at how we can resume Holy Communion to the housebound, as well as other devotions e.g. Rosary and prayer Group.
Click on “News” to see the latest Newsletter .
Click on “Homilies” to read Fr Robin’s latest homily.