Welcome to the Roman Catholic Church of Most Sacred Heart, Ruislip.

Our postal address is 73 Pembroke Road, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 8NN. You will find Ruislip Manor near the traffic lights – by Ruislip Manor station and a 1/3 mile from Ruislip station.

You can contact us on 01895 632739

Our email address is

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Duncan writes: Last Tuesday evening we welcomed Bishop John Wilson and teachers from the Catholic Schools in the Deanery of Hillingdon. It was a splendid occasion as we came together to give thanks to God for the excellent work that goes on in our Catholic schools. Please pray for the staff and pupils as this academic year gets underway that they will grow from strength to strength building on the successes from past years.

Parish Open Morning
Many thanks to those people who visited the hall last Sunday morning to see all the things that go on in the parish. I am particularly grateful to those members in the parish from the many and varied parish groups who gave up their time last Sunday morning. If you were unable to be there last Sunday, there is a parish information sheet available on the board in the foyer and on the parish website.

RCIA – Interested in Becoming a Catholic?
Each year, in our parish we have a course for adults who have not been baptised and would like to be, as well as for Christians of other denominations who would like to be received into the Roman Catholic church, and Catholics who have not been confirmed. Our first meeting will be on Monday 3rd October at 7.00pm in the presbytery. There is a leaflet with more details in the foyer or speak to Fr. Duncan. The important thing to remember is that we are all called to be evangelizers and to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

If there are any young people from our parish, in year 9 or above, or older people, who wish to be confirmed next year, they should write to Fr Duncan now. Their letter should be handwritten and include name, address, telephone number, date of birth and school attended (where applicable). We begin our course of preparation in the New Year. The young people themselves should be thinking about this sacrament and so they should write the letters themselves. Closing date for applications is Sunday 16th October.

Secondary & Sixth Form School Admissions – September 2017
For all those requiring secondary school or sixth form references, Fr. Duncan will see parents on the following dates in the Coffee Lounge: Friday 30th September: 5.30-7.00pmMonday 3rd October: 3.00-4.30pm, Tuesday 4th October: 2.30-4.30pm and Saturday 15th October: 3.00-5.00pm.
Please ensure you bring all your completed application forms with you to the meeting. All those parents applying to faith secondary schools must make an appointment, even if reference forms are sent out from the school to the priests directly. Please email Anne in the Parish Office to arrange an appointment giving your details and preferred dates;  . Fr. Duncan will NOT see any parents without appointments. This applies to secondary school applications and sixth forms only, primary school applications will be dealt with later in the year.

Jubilee Trust Harvest Supper Evening – Saturday 8th October 2016
The event is to raise funds for the Brid Carr Foundation and The setting up for those who are older and socially isolated in and around Ruislip. Some tickets have become available for the Harvest Supper, £20 per person.  Tickets offered on a first come first serve basis. Contact Trustee members:
Charlie Cowley 01895 679327, Jenny Jean-Jacques, 07930 494365,
Ann-Maria Loughman 01895 634545 or email . The Trustees would welcome any help on the night, kitchen duties, waiting tables and washing up etc. All helpers will be provided with their supper on the night!

Douay Martyrs Open Days
Tues 27th Sept 8.45-11.00am

Sacred Heart School – Staffing Vacancy
We currently have a vacancy for an After School Club Manager for 11.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 3pm – 5.15pm on a term time only basis.  The salary will be paid at Scale 4 (£5,112 – £5,644).  Applicants are expected to have:
A relevant Level 3 qualification in Childcare, Playwork or equivalent:
Experience of caring for children of primary school age:
Practical experience of creating appropriate play activities for primary school children.
We offer generous discounts for children of staff members to attend the club. Further information can be found on our website
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th September at noon.

Mass Intentions for the Week: 24th  Sept – 2nd October 2016

Saturday 24th September
Our Lady of Walsingham
10.00      Loughman Family Intentions.
18.00      Joe & Mary Corrigan, R.I.P. (Ann.)

Sunday 25th September
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
08.30      For you the people
10.00      Tom & Kitty Diviney, R.I.P. (Ann.)                 (children’s choir)
11.30       Marion & Patrick Redmond, R.I.P.
18.00      Tom O’Brien, R.I.P.(Ann.)

Monday 26th September
10.00      Barbara Lakin, R.I.P. (Ann.)

Tuesday 27th September
St. Vincent de Paul
10.00      Michael McCarthy, R.I.P. (Ann.)

Wednesday 28th September
10.00      Christina Fox, R.I.P. (Ann.)

Thursday 29th September
Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels
08.00      Margaret Corbett’s Intentions
10.00      Maria Kinnear & Francis O’Leary, R.I.P. (Ann.)

Friday 30th September
St. Jerome
10.00      Paul Conti, R.I.P. (Ann.)
20.00      SVP Conference

Saturday 1st October
St. Thérèsa of the Child Jesus
10.00      Kitty & PJ Davis, R.I.P. (Ann.)
18.00      Ronan Family Deceased Members

Sunday 2nd October
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
08.30      Alan Bower, R.I.P. (Ann.)
10.00      Julie Flannery & Jimmy Philbin, R.I.P.            (folk)
11.30      Kevin Cutts, R.I.P.
18.00      For you the people