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.
DEANERY and DIOCESE
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.
PARISH MASS TIMES – Latin Rite English
Sunday 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am
Monday & Wednesday 9am
Tuesday & Friday 7.30pm
Polish Community [Latin Rite Polish]
Mass – Sunday 5pm
(662807) firstname.lastname@example.org 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
EXPOSITION of the BLESSED SACRAMENT
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
Monsignor Kevin McGinnell, VF.
(01582 728849) Mobile 07889762005
Parochial House, 33 Westbourne Road,
LU4 8JD. M: 07889762005
PARISH OFFICE & CENTRE: ( 01582 722127
Monday – Friday 9am-2pm
For all certificates, enquiries and bookings for the Centre
please contact the Office.