Please download the Blessing of your Christmas Tree from here: ………………… Please download the short Blessing of your Crib from here:
Another version of Blessing a Christmas Tree and Crib here: ………………………. or Buy the Book – “Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers.”
I’d like to thank Rena Prendiville for her expert work on the accounts and bookkeeping for our Hemel West parish over the last few years, and especially her unstinting focus and effort to look at the numbers as we brought the two parishes into one. Rena stepped down from the role over the summer.
This means that we need new professional help with our parish accounts and bookkeeping on a voluntary basis. So for those with financial skills – please ask yourselves – are you able to share your talent? If the answer is yes, please take a look at the job description (you can find it by clicking here). If you can help, send an expression of interest to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 October. And if you’d like a chat about what’s involved then do let me know. Thank you, Father Brian
As you may have heard at recent Masses, both parishes would like to encourage parishioners to make their donations by standing order where possible.
Since we are now two parishes, and our banking details have changed, it is vital that any standing orders that pre-date the new parishes are cancelled, and that any new standing orders are directed to the correct account. To help with this, we have produced a simple form for each parish, that you can complete and return.
You can return the completed form directly to your own bank, or by post to your church, or simply by placing it in the offertory at any parish Mass.
We have a separate form for each parish. If you are a Hemel West (St Marks/SMJ) parishioner, please click here to download the Hemel West standing order form.
If you are attend a church in the Hemel East parish (Our Lady Queen of All Creation/Grovehill) please click here to download the correct standing order form for your parish.
Thank you for taking the time to help us with this, it is greatly appreciated.
Callum Moore, our youth worker, has just launched the new Hemel Catholic Youth (HCY) website. It’s a highly accessible and comprehensive site, full of fascinating information about Catholicism and opportunities for young people to get involved with the church locally, so why not take a look? You’ll find the HCY site at
If you, or somebody you care for, is in hospital, please contact the hospital chaplain. You can find contact details, and more information about the hospital chaplaincy team, by clicking here . Please note, these details have been updated for 2018 and replace any previous versions.
The churches of Our Lady Queen of All Creation and St Mary and St Joseph are both open on most days, between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm. You are most welcome to spend time there, in quiet prayer and reflection.