Blessed John Henry Newman
Saint John Henry Newman

Welcome to the website of the Catholic Parish of St John Henry Newman, which was founded on 1st October 2010, by the Rt. Rev. Peter Doyle, then Bishop of Northampton.

We consist of two Catholic churches: St Wulstan’s church in Totteridge and Our Lady of Grace church in Booker.

We are part of the R C Diocese of Northampton whose bishop is the Rt. Rev. David Oakley.


Our Parish Newsletter

Our newsletter is an important document which brings to our parishioners all the latest information, including:

  • Times of Masses and devotions at our two churches.
  • Readings and prayers.
  • Parish and Diocesan notices and news.
  • Contact details.

TO DOWNLOAD OR VIEW the most recent Newsletter, simply click the link at the top right of this web site.

The month of September is dedicated to the SEVEN DOLORS OF MARY

The Holy Father’s intention for September:

An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle

We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.

CONSECRATION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN

(by Venerable Pope Pius XII)

MOST Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of all, to fulfil the desires of the Sacred Heart and the request of the Vicar of thy Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to thee, all the people of our country and all the world.

Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as thou wish to accomplish thy designs upon the world. O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to thee, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed thy own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes thy shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with thy rule, triumphant in every heart and home. Amen.


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Guidance for Parishioners attending Mass in our churches

A full explanation of the procedures and precautions that are necessary in and around our churches can be found on our COVID-19 page.

Latest updates appear in our Newsletter, which can be downloaded from the link at the top of this page.


Live streaming from our Cathedral in Northampton

Those who happen to isolate for various reasons will be able to connect with our Cathedral in Northampton and join the live stream on: https://northamptondiocese.org/live/

Northampton Cathedral – Pastor in Rīga

The daily Mass readings, provided by Universalis, can also be read on our Liturgy web page


SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
As You are already there, I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

based on a prayer by St Alphonsus Liguori

ANGELUS DOMINI

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

            Hail Mary…

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R. Be it done to me according to thy word.

Hail Mary…

V. And the Word was made flesh.

R. And dwelt amongst us.

            Hail Mary…

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

   Let us pray:  Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.  


Donations

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Thank you for your continuous help and support. I know we are living in very surreal times.

You all have always contributed to the maintenance of our churches, some through Standing Orders and others via envelopes or cash. But among the impacts of COVID-19, some ways of contributing have become more difficult.

The standing orders are still coming into our account. Others have already started giving online on the Diocesan Website, which is truly appreciated.

I know that some families in our parish might be in financial difficulties and not be able to donate, so they should not feel obliged to do so.

Our DONATE page lists the ways in which you can continue your contribution to our parish. These include an online donation on the Diocesan website, a standing order via the donor’s own bank, and our 200 Club. All necessary links and details are included.

VISIT DONATE PAGE.

Thank you for your generosity!


Bishop David’s latest Pastoral Letter

Bishop David Oakley, Northampton Diocese

Click here for Bishop David’s Pastoral Letter

Our Patron: Saint John Henry Newman

Blessed John Henry Newman

In October 2010, the parishes of St Wulstan’s in Totteridge and of Our Lady of Grace in Booker were merged together into one parish & the chapels of St Edmund Campion in Hazlemere and St James’ the Great in Downley were joined to the new parish.

The new Parish was dedicated to the XIX Century English cardinal, Saint John Henry Newman, who was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI during his State Visit to the UK on 19th September 2010. He was subsequently canonised by Pope Francis on 13th October 2019 at St Peter’s in the Vatican State.

Learn more about Saint John Henry Newman