feel free to introduce yourself to one of our priests
after Mass or call in at the presbytery.
can also pick up a new
parishioner registration card from the back of the
Church, or simply download
one here, fill it in, and hand it in
at the presbytery.
All our priests are Missionaries
of the Sacred Heart. Fr Tom Hewitt MSC joined our parish from
Tamworth in 2006. Fr Jerry Daly MSC is here for the second time (originally
1971 - 1978) - he returned here in 1997. Fr Charles Sweeney MSC, our
Parish Priest joined us in 2006, moving from Ireland. Fr Sandy Murray MSC
is also resident here. More >>>?
Parish Assembly The Assembly (currently) comprises six groups,
each addressing an area identified as a possible priority:
for the Vulnerable
our Young people
Each group within the Parish Assembly will meet during the year
to draw up and implement plans to improve the pastoral life of the parish
in its own area. More >>>>
Young People... Our parish is ALIVE with activities
for youngsters of all ages... PLEASE visit our sister website SASYOUTH to
find out more.... just Click here
Schools There are four schools locally for the under 11s.
Ss Alban & Stephen Infants, Ss Alban & Stephen Juniors, and
for those living in Marshalswick, St John Fisher (JMI) School. St
Adrian's JMI (in St Bart's parish) is on the south of St Albans. There are two Catholic secondary
schools - Loreto College (girls) and Nicholas Breakspear (mixed). Additionally,
St Columba's College & Prep School are also in the parish More >>>>
Small Groups There are over 30 Small Groups in the parish, which
generally meet regularly from once a week to once a month, for an hour or
two in members’ houses. Group size varies between about 6 and 12 members.
There is no fixed format for meetings,
but most will include a combination of prayer, listening to the Word of God,
sharing our beliefs, reflecting on how we can respond, and socialising.
The groups are supported by the
Small Christian Core Community. More >>>>
Mass Times During the week, Mass is celebrated daily in the
Church and also at Maryland Convent. On Fridays, there is also a Mass
celebrated at St Albans Abbey. On Saturday evenings, there is a vigil Mass
at Maryland convent and also at the Church. On Sundays, Mass is celebrated
in the Church, and at the Marshalswick Mass Centre (at St John Fisher School).
Once a month, Mass is also celebrated
in the Church in Polish and in Italian More >>>>
For more details
on these or any aspect of parish life, please contact the Parish Office
on 01727 853585