Welcome to the website of the three Catholic parishes serving the Hertfordshire town of Welwyn Garden City and surrounding villages.

We aim to provide information about parish life within our community.

 Parish Priest - Father Norbert Fernandes

Assistant Priest - Father Tony Thomas

 

THE WELWYN GARDEN CITY CHURCHES ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

HELP DURING THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

We now have a team who are happy to do shopping, collect prescriptions, chat on the phone, etc. If you need any such help, please do contact FATHER TONY and he will put you in contact with someone who can assist you.

(By giving us your contact details you are agreeing that the parishes can use them for the support of vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak)

 

PARISH OFFICE

Please note the Parish office is now closed until further notice.  Any queries or communications should be sent to Father Norbert or Father Tony.

 

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS IN OUR PARISHES

A number of parishioners have asked about their planned giving envelopes and weekly collection contributions. In response we have set up for each of our parishes Virgin Money Giving pages which allow you to make a donation which can also be GiftAided. This can also be done on your mobile phone.  We are grateful to those who already paying by standing order. We offer our thanks to those who will be able to contribute through the Virgin Money Giving pages. We are also acutely aware of the financial hardship which the present circumstances of pandemic have created for so many and respect totally the fact that some of you are now unable to make contributions. May God bless you all.

Click on the parish below, to which you would like to donate money

St Bonaventure's

Our Lady's

Holy Family

 

PARISH LIVE-STREAMING OF MASSES FOR WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 25th May 2020

Date Time From  
       
Wednesday 27th May 2020 9:30am Holy Family Click here
Sunday 31st May 2020 10:00am Our Lady's Click here
       

 

 

NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

 

Please visit our new ‘Welwyn Garden City Catholic Churches’ Facebook page.

To connect to new Facebook page click on Facebook icon in top right hand corner of this page.

 

  There you will find:

- Live Rosaries on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00pm

- Gospel reflections, posted on Wednesday and Saturday mornings

- Activities for our younger parishioners and all the latest parish news

 

MESSAGE FROM THE CARDINAL FOR PENTECOST

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has recorded a video of a pastoral message in preparation for Pentecost. Click here to view

 

OTHER LIVE-STREAMED MASSES IN THE DIOCESE

A number of churches in the diocese are live-streaming their Sunday and Weekday Masses. For the latest list click here

 

OTHER DIOCESAN RESOURCES

 

FROM DIOCESAN CATECHISTS

Diocesan Resources During The Period Of Mass Suspension, including Liturgy & Prayer, Reflection and Faith in Action. Click here
 
RCIA
 
In RCIA groups Elect and Candidates will continue their journey towards Baptism and full communion with the Church. The above resources will be helpful to catechists in supporting their journey and continuing to walk alongside them.

SMALL GROUPS

The Diocesan resource for small groups offers material with opportunities for Gospel reflection, discussion and prayer. The material for the current season is downloadable and also the resources from the last three years. Most have audio versions available. Click here
 
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES
 
Most of the children in our parishes will be at home for potentially a long period of time. The Domestic Church comes to the fore here and we can offer opportunities to enrich the faith life of our families, encouraging parents to spend time talking to their children about our faith while having some fun.
 
Wednesday Word, familiar to parishes and schools, offers activities that families can do at home. Click here  
 
CAFOD’s KidzZone offers games, films, prayers and printable activities. Click here  
 
Also resources for the time of school closures. Click here
 
CAFOD’S Confirmation resource might be helpful in engaging confirmation candidates in their continuing journey.
 
These two American websites, Catholic Mom (click here)and Catholic Icing (click here) offer activities and crafts for children & families:

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH CHILDREN
 
CAFOD are offering a webinar of a Liturgy of the Word with Children at home. Parents and children are encouraged to join online for prayers and reflection on this Sunday's Gospel. The liturgy will be led by catechists who would usually be leading children's liturgy in their parish and will be based on CAFOD children's liturgy resources. The link to register is: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5095942131288155403  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar
 
OTHER RESOURCES
 
A beautiful prayer/reflection. click here   
 
An article from US Catholic on staying at home during this time. click here 

Taizé are live streaming evening prayer through their Facebook page each evening at 7.30pm. click here 

 

 

Father Norbert and Father Tony will find other ways of reaching out to you, so do look at both our website and our Facebook page.

 

CLICK ON NEWS FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

 

St Bonaventure churchSt Bonaventure's Church

St Bonaventure's was the first Church to be built in Welwyn Garden City.  Designed by T.B. Scott, it was dedicated by Cardinal Bourne on 14th September 1926.

Address - 81 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JF

Access for Wheelchairs, Disabled Access, Hearing Aid Loop, Help for those with Learning Difficulties, Toilet Facilities

Car Parking and Disabled Parking.

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postlesOur Lady, Queen of Apostles Church

Serving south and east of Welwyn Garden City, this Church was built to the designs of Archard and Partners. It is a prominent landmark in the Woodhall district.

Address - 141 Woodhall lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3TP

Access for Wheelchairs, Disabled Access, Hearing Aid Loop, Help for those with Learning Difficulties, Toilet Facilities

Car Parking and Disabled Parking

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Holy Family church

Holy Family Church

Serving the north side of Welwyn Garden City, it dates from 1967 and was designed by De Soissons, Peacock, Hodges and Robertson

Address - 194 Knightsfield, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7RQ

Access for Wheelchairs, Disabled Access, Hearing Aid Loop, Help for those with Learning Difficulties, Toilet Facilities

Car Parking and Disabled Parking.

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