We are delighted to welcome the renowned speaker and author Dr Scott Hahn to give our first annual Rosary Shrine Lecture.
Dr Hahn holds the Father Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio, USA) and has written extensively on the scriptural foundations of Catholic theology, as well as working to advance the new evangelization called for by Pope St John Paul II.
Saturday 21st October 2017 at 7:30pm in the Rosary Shrine church.
Tickets £5 available online. Click here to book.
Experience the brilliance, beauty and power of the 1610 Vespers
Camerata of Curiosities and His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, directed by Andrew Knowles, will perform the world-famous Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) in the Shrine church.
Monday 1st May 2017 (Bank Holiday) at 7:30pm.
Tickets available online at £25 and £15. Click here to book.
Carol Ann Harnett, a Tutor at the School of the Annunciation, will give the first in our series of four illustrated talks on the Mysteries of the Rosary on Tuesday 10th January at 7:30pm in Blackfriars Hall. This is the first Rosary Shrine event of 2017, and all are very welcome to attend and deepen their appreciation of the Joyful Mysteries through an exploration of artists’ interpretations of the events they recall.
As we reach the end of this extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, all the Holy Doors around the world will be closed on Sunday 13th November, before those in Rome are closed by the Pope the following Sunday. Our closing ceremony will take place at 5:15pm on Sunday 13th, followed by Solemn Vespers and then the usual 6pm Mass. All are very welcome to attend.
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary at St Dominic’s Priory will be officially inaugurated by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, at a Mass celebrated at 12 noon on Saturday 22nd October 2016. Because we are expecting that many people will want to attend, admission to the church for this Mass will be by ticket. To put your name down for a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The inaugural Shrine mass will take place on Saturday 22nd October at 12pm (see Fr Thomas to book a place). This will be followed that same evening by a prayer vigil in thanksgiving for the elevation of the Church to Shrine status, and for the renewal of the Church in this country. We pray that Our Lady will claim her dowry!
The Vigil will begin at 8pm on Saturday 22nd October at St. Dominic’s with a Reconciliation service before the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Compline at approximately 9.30pm. A Eucharistic Rosary Procession will begin at 10pm and finish with Benediction around midnight. St. Dominic’s has 14 side chapels, each dedicated to a mystery of the Rosary. The high altar is dedicated to the Fifth Glorious Mystery: the Crowning of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven. The Procession will take us around the Church with the Blessed Sacrament, pausing at each altar for prayer and meditation. For those who are super keen there is also the option of all-night adoration in the Lady Chapel at the altar of Our Lady of the Rosary.
For more information contact Fr. Nicholas Paul Crowe OP
Join us for the next of our monthly Masses in the Dominican Rite (the classic Latin-language rite used by the Order of Preachers), sung at the Lady Altar in our church as part of our celebrations of the Dominican Order’s 800th Jubilee. 11.30 – 12.30pm on the last Saturday of every month. All welcome.
There will be the opportunity for parishioners to find out more about the new Rosary Shrine at St Dominic’s – what it is, and how it will help us to build and develop and the mission of the Parish – on Thursday 22nd September (a month before the launch) at 7:15pm. We will begin with a presentation in the church, as well as looking at some of the work that has been done in preparation for the launch, and there will then be a buffet supper in the Parish Hall. All welcome!
Join us on the slope by the running track on Hampstead Heath on Sunday from 1 to 4pm for our annual parish picnic – there will be games for the children (please bring footballs/frisbees/other sports equipment if you have them) and a few light refreshments, but please do also bring your own food and drink to help make a really enjoyable afternoon.
Our last Tea Dance was so popular that we’re having another one – come along on Saturday afternoon for tea and cake, and dancing to some of the old classics.
1-4pm in the parish hall.