Please note that all masses and gatherings are currently suspended in line with Government guidelines.
The following summary is our usual pattern of worship, but please check the weekly newsletter for any changes.
Catholic Christians are expected to attend Mass every Sunday where reasonably possible, in order to be nourished by God's Word and Holy Communion, and to support one another in following Jesus Christ.
- Saturday Vigil Mass 5.30pm at St Joseph's, Green Hammerton.
- Sunday Mass 9.30am at Our Lady's Church, Acomb. This service has a junior liturgy group for pre-First Communion age children, and a crèche for infants. The parish Music Group plays at Mass on the fourth Sunday of each month.
- Sunday Mass 5pm at Our Lady's Church, Acomb.
In addition Our Lady's Church is used for Mass celebrated by the Polish community at 12.30pm every Sunday.
Holy Days of Obligation
The Catholic Church asks its members to attend Mass mid-week on a few significant feasts during the year. On these Holy Days of Obligation we normally celebrate Mass at St. Joseph's, Green Hammerton, at 6.30pm the evening before the Holy Day, and at Our Lady's Church, Acomb, on the day itself at 10.00am and 7.00pm. Sometimes the morning Mass is celebrated in our parish primary school; please check the newsletter for details.
Midweek morning Masses and other services
The following services are normally held in the Father Kelly Room at Our Lady's, Acomb.
- Mondays 9.30am Lectio Divina Bible meditation.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9.30am Mass.
- Please note: Tuesday Mass is sometimes held in our parish primary school during term-time.
- On the First Friday of the Month Mass is normally celebrated at 1.00pm with the Sacrament of the Sick;
- Please check the weekly newsletter for details.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
- Confessions are available every Saturday morning between 10.00am and 10.45am or any time by arrangement.
- There is a simple service of Reconciliation with Sacramental absolution every Lent and Advent
- Saturday 10.00am - 10.45am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Silent Adoration in the Fr. Kelly Room
- (During Lent) Friday 7.00pm - Stations of the Cross in the Church
Having a Mass said
Every Mass is celebrated for the intentions of the whole Church, but it is possible to request that a particular intention is highlighted at a specific Mass. It is common to 'have a Mass said' on occasions such as the birth of a new baby, a wedding, a birthday, a wedding anniversary, on the death of a friend or relative, or around the anniversary of a death. It is also possible for a Mass to be celebrated for a private intention. The intentions of each Mass in the parish are published in the weekly newsletter. If you would like a Mass to be said please pick up a Mass envelope from the church entrance, or contact the parish office, specifying the intention and whether you would like it celebrated on a particular date (this cannot always be guaranteed). There is never a charge for a priest to celebrate Mass, but it is usual for the person requesting a Mass to give the priest a 'stipend' donation. The recommended minimum stipend in Middlesbrough Diocese is £10.00; you are free to give more if you wish, or less if you are in financial difficulty.