Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Sorry, but those kind of requests must come from a bishop/religious superior to his/her equal in Spain.
Sorry, but you would do best by coming to Madrid and doing your research in person. We simply don’t have the resources. (Neither the time nor the finances)
OLM has a very high percentage of immigrants in the parish. We are very sorry for your plight but we cannot help. Also, the Internet is just too full of scammers.
Neither. You should come to OLM in person on any Sunday at 11:00 AM and make your request.
Absolutely not. And we warn those Europeans who marry in the church for a fee to help a non European Community Member risk incarceration
Sorry, our budget is modest and our church is poor. We do however accept donations, especially for our immigrant fund.
Yes, please come on a Sunday and worship with us first.
Currently we have people from 35 different countries. You will certainly meet someone from your country here.
Please find the church on www.misas.org and make your request directly.
Please find the church on www.misas.org
No, we are the only one. There is a parish in Barcelona but there are no other English-speaking parishes elsewhere. The Bishop of Madrid has not approved any other church for Masses in English or Catechesis in English. Once in a while, a Spanish priest tries to begin, on his own accord, a Mass in English but we hear that the end result is less than ideal.
We are very sorry but we do not own our church, we use a Spanish church on a limited basis and therefore can not offer it to outside groups.
Sorry, but we do not ask our families to open up their homes to people they do not know. We simply cannot be responsible.
Yes, we accept all clothes, as long as they are clean. No, we cannot pick them up for you, please drop them off. As for furniture, it depends on the quality. Junk is junk. One family offered an entire household of furniture in “fair condition” for “a poor family”, and after we started to move it, we were scandalized to discover it was junk and we had to carry it to the dump. The furniture was on the top floor of a building with no elevator. We were scammed to move out their junk and we even paid for the van! We are not picky but true charity does not see the “poor” as some far away unknown face that should be deprived of human dignity.
We will try and provide you with people who are looking for work. But we ask you offer a fair wage.
Some of our parishioners have been able to find satisfactory housing using the following site.