Parish People

Parish Priest, Our Lady of Dolours

Fr. Dominic Byrne – Parish Priest
Fr Dominic Byrne is the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Dolour’s, Hendon. He is responsible for all aspects of parish life. He consults with many gifted individuals living in the parish on issues such as pastoral care, finance, liturgy and music. To contact the Parish Priest please email hendon@rcdow.org.uk.

 

Our Lady of Dolours - Sheila BarrSheila Barr – Parish Secretary / Assistant
As well as managing the practical aspects of Presbytery life, Sheila assists Fr Dominic in a variety of ways with Parish Administration. Sheila also takes care of the Children’s Liturgy at the Sung (Family) Mass on Sunday at 10am and has taken care of the Children’s Liturgy for 26 years.

 

 

Tony - Sacristan, Our Lady of DoloursTony Lenihan – Sacristan
Tony Lenihan has been Sacristan at Our Lady of Dolour’s for  18 years. In addition to his duties in the Sacristy, Tony is an altar server. Tony also takes care of the parish garden which came 3rd in the Barnet Garden in Bloom Awards 2009 for Best Front Garden.

 

John Brooks – Master of CeremoniesJohn Brookes - Master of Ceremonies


John Brookes is Master of Ceremonies at Our Lady of Dolour’s and, in 2002, was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontefici for services to the Diocese of Westminster for over 40 years . If you would like to serve at Parish Liturgies please speak to John or email hendon@rcdow.org.uk.

 

Sister Anthony - First Communion PreparationSister Anthony Sister Anthony  has been a familiar presence in the Parish for over sixty years. Sister is also a Reader, Extra-Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist and makes home visits. Sr Anthony  celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.If you would like to contact Sister Anthony please ring 0208 202 7626.

 

 

angela-kelly Angela Kelly – First Holy Communion

Welcome to Angela who has joined our team and will be  preparing children for  First Holy Communion.

 

 Norma at Sandra's grandson's christening (square crop)

Norma Kerr – Catechist. After being part of the Confirmation team for 11 years Norma now leads the team of catechists who prepare the young people of the parish who are in our Confirmation programme.

 

Monika Cleaver – Catechist-Monika  has been a catechist at Our Lady DSC_0188of Dolour’s for more then 18 years, mostly as the lead of our team for the Confirmation programme. Monika is now focusing on adult catechesis in our parish and will be working with and leading the RCIA team. Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Monika was  named Catholic Woman of the year 2015

The RCIA course is designed each year to cater for the needs of those attending preparing them to be received into the Church at the Easter Vigil. If you would like to find out more about RCIA please speak to  Monika or email hendon@rcdow.org.uk.She also leads the parent sessions for the First Holy Communion programme and leads faith discussions in the parish.

 

nuala 2Nuala Flynn- Befriending group. Nuala has been in the Parish for many years and  was in the SVP. Nuala  also is a Eucharistic Minister, and organises a group that reach out to people in the parish who may be unable to attend church, and would  like to be visited. If you would like to become a member of this group please contact the office.

 

Jo Jo O’Brien-Telephone Befriending Service. Jo has been at Our Lady of Dolour’s for many  years, She has been involved with Confirmation, RCIA and Social Committee. She has just been awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Francis for her 31 years of dedicated service to the Young Christian Workers. Jo has started a friendship telephone line for those that need a  Listening ear. Forms are available at the back of the Church.

 

Robin Happe – Chairman, Finance Committee RH
Robin 
 is Chairman of the Finance Committee at Our Lady of Dolour’s. If you would like to assist or have any suggestions on finance or fundraising in the Parish please speak to Robin or email hendon@rcdow.org.uk.

 

Bertha Alvares – Safeguarding Representative
 Bertha has special responsibility for raising awareness of safeguarding aims and policies, and promoting good and safe practices in all activities involving children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Parish. She has responsibility for facilitating the DBS is a disclosure procedure and ensuring that everybody who is required to go through the procedure does so.  promotes engaging with children and vulnerable adults whilst safeguarding all those involved

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