Welcome to our parish

I hope our website will give you some idea of our parish life. We are a very mixed community of Catholics from numerous cultural and ethnic backgrounds, seeking to ‘live a life worthy of the calling we have received’. (Ephesians 4:1)

Any queries, please contact one of the Parish Team.

St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church

Serving the Golders Green area for more than 100 years

‘Come and see’ (John 1:39)

If you would like to know more about how we worship and pray, how we pass on our faith, how we support each other in friendship, how we look after the resources entrusted to us, how we reach out to the wider world. please come along to a Parish Council meeting. For more details contact Kasonde Konie (Parish Council Coordinator)

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  Mass Times

SUNDAY 9am, 10.30am, 12.15pm, 6pm
MONDAY TO SATURDAY 10am
THURSDAYS 10am and 7pm (followed by novena (subject to change – please check newsletter)
SATURDAYS 10am and 6:30pm (Sunday vigil)
HOLY DAYS Vigil 7pm Day 10am and 7pm


  Other Services

CONFESSIONS
SATURDAYS 10.30am-11.00am, 5.30pm-6.00pm and on request.

DEVOTIONS
THURSDAYS Benediction and novena after 7pm Mass. (subject to change – please check newsletter)
SATURDAYS Rosary after 10am Mass
SATURDAYS DURING LENT AND ADVENT Watching before the Blessed Sacrament 5pm-6pm
NEW SATURDAYS DURING THE YEAR OF MERCY
Divine Mercy Chaplet and Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament (holy hour) 3pm

  Contacts

Fr Tony Convery Parish Priest
Rev Anthony Clark  Deacon
Mary Whittle Jones Music Coordinator
Alvaro Scrivano Chief Catechist
Kasonde Konie Parish Council Coordinator
Marie Cooney Parish Secretary
All can be contacted on
Tel: 020 8455 1300

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St Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic church
700 Finchley Road , Golders Green.
London NW11 7NE
Tel/Fax: 020 8455 1300
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This week's news letter

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This Sunday's Reflection

4 December 2016                          2nd Sunday of Advent Year A

NO-FRILLS MESSAGE

John the Baptist needed no spin-doctor or publicist to get his message across. Attracting people to listen to what he had to say was no problem for him. Even though he was out in the desert, crowds flocked to hear what this strangely dressed ranting preacher had to say.

And his message was anything but soothing: you've got to change, and change now! He knew that the time was at hand for God to make a decisive revelation, a revelation that would come via his own cousin, Jesus. And if anyone wanted to be part of that new kingdom, then they had to do something about it now.

Repentance is about making changes. It means realising that the way we are living at present is not leading us in the right direction, and doing a U-turn. Our pride makes it hard for us to admit that we are going nowhere, that our lifestyle has become predictably stale, that we look further and further to get satisfaction, to feel good about ourselves.

Yet God has planted a seed of yearning within each of us that lets us know how unfulfilled we really are. This is the longing we have for something that takes us beyond the here and now. It is the seed of eternal life. And Advent is the time to water this seed as we anticipate the birth of our Saviour.

And how do we do this? By giving God a chance. That's what John the Baptist means when he quotes the prophet, saying that we need to prepare a way for the Lord. Preparing a way for the Lord means being open to God's working within us, allowing God to pervade our minds and hearts, to provoke us to change.

At a time when Christmas parties have already taken place and our streets are full of a Christmas message that seems at odds with the gospel story of Christ's birth, Advent presents us with the no-frills message of the Baptist: be prepared to change and give God a chance.

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.                                     (Matthew 3:3)

 

 

 

Parish Council Report

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Parish Notices

4 December 2016 2nd Sunday of Advent Year A

 

Food bank collection this weekend.

Thursday is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. Masses at 10am and 7pm.

Saturday: Divine Mercy Day of retreat in our church from 11am to 4pm. Copies of the programme are in the porch.

There will be a Christmas Coffee Morning after all the Masses in the Hall next Sunday morning. More details in the newsletter.

Christmas Service Cards are now available. Parishioners may like to take an extra card for any Catholic they know who may not be practising their faith. Be discreet, but a reminder may bring someone back to Mass this Christmas.

READ OF THE MONTH for December is Our Journey to Christmas by Pope Francis. A short synopsis can be found in the newsletter. Copies are on the window sill near the CTS stand for £1 each during December.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday: Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the BVM

Feast of Our Lady: Masses at 10am and 7pm

10:00 am Church

Thursday: RCIA

Session for adults preparing for the sacraments

8:00 pm Parish Hall

Saturday: Visiting group

12:00 pm Parish hall

Welcome to our parish website

ste-fr-tony-370x370I am very pleased to welcome you to our parish and I hope our website will give you some idea of our life and activities.

We are a very mixed community of Catholics from numerous cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Some of our parishioners have lived here for many years, others have joined us more recently from other parts of the world, indeed from every continent.

Golders Green itself is home to a large Jewish community, and we have a close and growing relationship with our local synagogue.

It is also a multi-faith area and our parish is very involved in Churches Together and Inter Faith Groups.

You are very welcome to join us at any of our Masses and services. If you are here for the first time do come and introduce yourself to either myself, the parish priest (I am usually in the porch before and after each Sunday Mass so that parishioners can make easy contact with me), or the parish Deacon who is present at the Saturday evening, and Sunday morning Masses. We will be delighted to meet you. Our coffee morning in the hall after the 10.30 am Sunday Mass, provides a great opportunity for you to meet other parishioners.

If you are new to the parish, you may like to register your details by way of our parish registration form.

May God bless you.

Fr Tony Convery
Parish Priest