Our Lady of Lincoln

The Presbytery, Laughton Way, Lincoln LN2 2HE


Returning to Mass at Pentecost - An invitation from the Bishops of England and Wales

Attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is the greatest of all privileges, sometimes referred to as 'the Sunday Obligation'.

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our judgment, that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been impeded, and has needed to be fulfilled in other ways. We thank God that this situation has now changed. The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the previous Covid measures.

We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply.

We understand there will still be some members of our congregations who, for reasons of health, do not feel safe enough to return to Mass. It has always been the understanding of the Church that when the freedom of any Catholic to attend Mass in person is impeded for a serious reason, because of situations such as ill health, care for the sick or legitimate fear, this is not a breach of the Sunday Obligation.

'Virtual viewing' of Mass online does not fulfill the Sunday Obligation. It may, however, be a source of continual spiritual comfort to those who cannot attend Mass in person, for example those who are elderly and sick, for whom the obligation does not apply. In this context, we recognise gratefully the ministry of those who administer Holy Communion to the elderly, sick and housebound.

In the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Lord’s Supper, the Lord Jesus entrusted to us the precious gift of Himself. With humility, we glory in being a Eucharistic people for whom attendance at Mass is essential. Looking forward to the forthcoming feast of Pentecost, we now invite all Catholics who have not yet done so to return to attending Mass in person.

All of May is dedicated to Our Lady

—the perfect time to deepen your love for her!

meditate more on Mary's life,

teach your children to go to her,

find beautiful music to fill your space with her praises.

Please consider switching your ongoing Offertory to Standing Order, and adding Gift-Aid if possible.

Account Name: Our Lady of Lincoln RC Parish // Sort Code: 30-95-05 // Account Number: 01917420

You can make a DONATION any time you like. Thank you you for your continued generosity.

Prayer for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

As we come into Your presence, Lord, deepen our love for You, and move us to a deeper love for others.

Unite our prayer to action, our praise to justice, our adoration to social involvement.

Let us know, that the love of God and neighbour are entwined, so that we may praise you with hearts that are open, and bring justice to your people. Amen.

Inspired by a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Patrick, Diocese of Nottingham.

Telephone: 01522 522971

Parish Office Hours: Monday to Thursday between 10am and 2pm

(Please refer to the newsletter as these do change occasionally)

Parish Priest: Father John St. John

Deacon John Wilford: john.wilford@dioceseofnottingham.uk

Deacon Warren Peachey warren.peachey@ourladyoflincoln.com

Parish Safeguarding Representative: Mrs. Elaine Clare Elaine.ClarePSR@dioceseofnottingham.uk


Tuesday (morning) 9.30am

Thursday (morning) 9.30am

Friday (evening) 7pm

Saturday (morning) 9.30am

Saturday (Vigil) 6pm


9am (with Children's Liturgy)

11am (with Music Group)

You can follow Canon Geoffrey online, from Saints Peter and Paul, Lincoln on YouTube: search for ssppchurchlincs or http://www.churchservices.tv/lincoln

You can follow Canon Eddy or Father Patrick online, from St Hughs by going to their Facebook Page St Hugh's Parish, Lincoln | Facebook

You can follow online Mass with Bishop Patrick from his private chapel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/bishoppatrickmckinney

To find out more, and download the resources, visit:


Sunday 22 May is a day of prayer and celebration for overseas mission organisation 'Missio', and indeed the whole Church.

Pauline Jaricot declared a ‘Blessed’.

Pauline Jaricot had a passion for helping to support missionaries around the world.

She believed that if we all give a little, and pray a little, we can share God’s love throughout the world.

You can find more details of Pauline’s life, and download resources to celebrate this wonderful occasion at www.missio.org.uk/pauline

Missio will be holding special Masses throughout the year across the dioceses.

You can find details of these at https://missio.org.uk/mission-masses-and-events/

Missio: today, tomorrow, together

From Bishop Patrick.docx

Diocesan support for the people of Ukraine

A Prayer for Ukraine

We pray that the Lord God send His Holy Spirit to all the people of Ukraine

and gives them the grace of endurance in faith, hope and love amid the current ordeals;

may peace be granted throughout Ukraine

and may the Ukrainian nation be delivered from all enemies,

so that we may glorify the good and merciful God in justice and truth.

Lord hear us and have mercy. Amen.