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Holy Innocents' Church

The Parish website of Holy Innocents Catholic Church
Strickland Way Orpington Kent BR6 9UE


Our Parish Vision
Building on the Word of God on our history and strengths, by Prayer, Adoration and the Sacraments we are taking responsibility together, as a communion of communities in facing our Challenges and opportunities to achieve Evangelisation and outreach.

See link to
..... Our Parish Vision .....
See link to.... Parish Pastoral Plan

“Trust the past in God’s mercy, the present in His love and the future in His providence.”


Welcome to your essential guide to what we do and who does what at Holy Innocents Catholic Church and Parish. We hope that these information sheets will help you find your place in the parish easily and comfortably.

See link to pdf ......
Welcome Pack

To help us to help you please complete and return the Census and Enquiry Form... See link to .....New Census form from October 2015

....For Times of Masses & Mass Intentions,
Weekly News & diary, Prayer Intentions & more:

see link to......



Gospel 23rd October....... ""we don’t find it so easy to be critical of ourselves, recognising our own shortcomings and failures".... 

See link to... Gospel commentary

(Comment on the following week's Gospel is added for reflection & meditation before hearing the Word at Mass.)

Gospel 30th October......."If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us?......


This week's Saints.
..."he is the Patron Saint of sawyers and is sometimes depicted holding a long saw."
" He is the Patron Saint of lost or desperate causes, hospital and health workers."..........

See link to page for more on this
.... Saint


Pope FrancisPope Francis calls ALL Catholics to Evangelise
See link for
..... Evangelii Gaudium (Evangelising the Gospel)
See link to... Pope Francis calls on ALL Catholics to Evangelise.

See link to the monthly intentions....
The Pope's Mission Intentions 2016

Anne Scripture

Parish co-ordinator for formation and prayer-life. Anne Scripture:
See link to .... Ministry Specifications & Message from Anne

Holy InnoEvangelii Nuntiandicents' Parish Evangelisation Cells (PECs)Just evangelise the Gospel undaunted by sceptics
See link to ....Launch of PEC Cells
See link to... the testimony of Claudia Sailsman and Ileana Iglesias.
Hear Kathryn Murrell's recent testimony at a Diocesan Evangelisation Seminar headed by Archbishop Peter Smith. .... Holy Innocents' Journey to PECs Also on page ..Parish Group: Parish Evangelising Cells

******A Dedicated website for Holy Innocents' PECS is in the process of being built ****
...See link to the early entries.....

The Body of ChristAdoration of the Blessed Sacrament ...
See the Blessed Sacrament Adoration Room, available from 8am to 8pm.
For details of how to gain entry and articles on Miracles of the Blessed Sacrament,
Set times of Adoration in the Church
See link to pdf for ..... Adoration Room, times and Eucharistic Miracles
See link to pdf for ...
.....“For any relationship to thrive, continue to grow, and deepen, we must share ourselves


Please mention where you saw this advertisement
when contacting companies
See link to .......... September

World Wide Web

Links to other Significant websites
or Articles are on the Latest News Page

SEE LINKS ON....... Latest news page


Catholic newspapers and the tablet
See link ......
Catholic Newspapers

Have you a Vocation to the Priesthood or religious life?

Is it you?See...Vocations?

Lord Jesus, you invite us to pray the Lord of the harvest that He send labourers into his harvest.
Lord and God of all, call to the priesthood men on fire with your divine love, who will be the voice of the good shepherd to the scattered sheep of the flock.
Lord of the harvest, send labourers into your harvest.
Lord and Saviour, bless us with holy priests.
May they answer your call and follow you with generous hearts. Amen.

Highlights of Message from Pope Benedict XV1
See link to pdf
.... Vocations

********Father Victor Vella*******************************************************************

Father Victor Vella,
Parish Priest




Archbishop of Southwark

Archbishop of Southwark: The Most Reverend Peter Smith
'Open my ears that I may hear.
Open my eyes that I may see.
Open my heart to receive your transforming and purifying Spirit.'

The website of
Holy Innocents' Roman Catholic Church
Orpington, Kent, England

IMPORTANT Links to web-sites: The Vatican

Diocese of Southwark

Southwark Diocese Justice & Peace & Integrity of Creation

Catholic Bishops Conference England & Wales

Archdiocese of Southwark Centre for Catholic Formation

Bromley Deanery Catholic Youth Ministry Project (CYM

Local Catholic Church websites:

Our Lady of the Crays, St Mary Cray

St James the Great, Petts Wood

St John the Baptist, Westerham

St Michael's & All Angels, Locksbottom

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Current Version Published October 16, 2016 12:25 PM
Next update Friday 28th October 2016

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