Welcome to our parish




We, as members of Holy Ghost Parish, are a community united in our faith and strengthened through prayer, worship and service. We accept our call from God to work together,to serve all with justice, peace and love in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

HOLY GHOST PARISH [we should but will never be known  by the name of Holy Spirit!]
Is a lively enthusiastic Catholic community which gathers together people from across the town and beyond. Our people come from all over the globe. At its founding in 1965 the congregation was mainly English, Irish, Caribbean and Italian. Those families still form a great part of the community enriched by many others especially from Kenya and other parts of Africa, Pakistan and India, and elsewhere. We host mass for the Polish community each week, and monthly for the Syro Malankara and Syro Malabar Rites from India. Together we celebrate the Eucharist each Sunday  and throughout the week. Strengthened by Christ we try to live the life of the gospel in service to God and the world.

Our bells [dedicated to St Laurence O’Toole] ring out to call people to worship and ring for the Angelus at noon and 6pm each day.


As a parish we are part of the LUTON and DUNSTABLE DEANERY, which works through its Pastoral Area Council to coordinate the life of our parishes. We belong to the CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF NORTHAMPTON, and look to our Bishop, Right Reverend David James Oakley as our father in Christ.


We work together with other Christian Churches especially in the Bury Park Beech Hill Council of Churches  which comprises All Saints and St Peter’s Anglican Churches, Beech Hill and Oakdale Methodist Churches, and Bury Park United Reformed Churches. Father Kevin is a member of the town “Deans’ Group” which includes Anglican, Methodist and Free Church representation, and as such he is a member of Churches Together in Luton Executive.


Father Kevin and others work with Luton Council of Faiths and the Grassroots organisation to develop relationships with the many other faiths represented in Luton.

Mass Times

PARISH MASS TIMES – Latin Rite English

Sunday 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am

Monday & Wednesday 9am

Tuesday & Friday 7.30pm

Thursday 11am

Polish Community [Latin Rite Polish]

Mass  – Sunday 5pm
(662807) parafiadunstable@gmail.com Fathers Piotr Redlinski, Kristof Sanda, S.Chr.

Romanian Community [Latin Rite Romanian]

Mass –  last Saturday of the month 7.30pm

Fr Marcel ( 07721867280)

Syro Malankara Community

Mass – 2nd Saturday 2pm, 4th Saturday 10am

Fr Thomas Madakkumoottil 07722 116265

Syro Malabar Community

Mass – 1st Saturday 3pm.  3rd Saturday 10am

Fr Anish Thomas 07469 268402

CONFESSIONS Friday 8-8.25pm


Friday 8-8.25pm


Open daily for private prayer 9am-6pm


Confirmation, First Confession/Eucharist – see any of the catechists

Adult and Infant Baptism, Reception into the Church, Marriage – see Fr Kevin

OUR PARISH               


Monsignor Kevin McGinnell, VF.

(01582 728849)    Mobile 07889762005

e: priest.holyghost@northamptondiocese.org

Parochial House, 33 Westbourne Road,

LU4 8JD. M: 07889762005

PARISH OFFICE & CENTRE: ( 01582 722127

e: parish.holyghost@northamptondiocese.org

Monday – Friday 9am-2pm

For all certificates, enquiries and bookings for the Centre

please contact the Office.