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

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
SATURDAYS Rosary after 10am Mass
SATURDAYS DURING LENT AND ADVENT Watching before the Blessed Sacrament 5pm-6pm
SATURDAY
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 Sunday's Reflection

23 April 2017  2nd Sunday of Easter Year A

WHAT THOMAS NEVER DID

Did you know that Thomas never actually put his hands and fingers into Jesus's side? We all seem to have grown up with the idea that once he had done that, then he believed. But in fact he didn't need to.

We can't really blame Thomas for insisting on some evidence when the others told him that they had seen the risen Jesus. Unless I can… I refuse to believe. Yet when Jesus appears a second time to them eight days later, and Thomas is with them this time, Jesus almost teases him. Come and feel the holes in my hands. Thomas doesn't bother to do that. He immediately says, "My Lord and my God!"

2000 years later we know that there can be no physical proof for our faith. How can an empty grave be evidence? We do not see ghosts and no one whispers into our ears. So why do we believe that Jesus is risen from the dead? Because scripture, tradition and our own experience tells us so.

We believe because God's word tells us that Jesus triumphed over death and returned with a risen life, a glorious body and a sure hope for us. St Peter tells us that this promise and hope is something that can never be spoilt or soiled, can never vanish or fade away. Because it has been sealed by God.

No doubt most of us believe because our parents believed. The constant faith of the Church over the years has handed down from the apostles the fact that Jesus rose and appeared after his death. The wonders worked by the disciples at the outset of the Church were attributed to the power of the risen Lord. Our faith in the resurrection makes us living voices of tradition, an unbroken shout of victory.

Perhaps the most vital proof of Christ's resurrection comes through the lives of those whose faith sparks our own. Maybe the faith of a slowly dying pope, of a Mother Teresa, a faithful partner, a tireless parent, a devoted carer, an energetic parish worker or… Christ appears to us daily in disguise.

The resurrection is the central tenet of our faith. If it didn't happen then we can all pack up. But it did happen and it challenges us to look for the risen Christ in whatever shape he appears to us in daily life, so that when we meet him we may have no need of physical evidence but, like Thomas, simply acknowledge, "My Lord and my God!"

We have a sure hope and the promise of an inheritance that can never be spoilt or soiled and never fade away, because it is being kept for you in the heavens.  (I Peter 1: 4)

 

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Parish Notices

23 April 2017  2nd Sunday of Easter Year A

  

The Big Picture: a monthly Bible study group will begin on Sunday 30 April at 3.30pm in the Upper Rom in the hall. More details on a poster in the porch.

Flores de Mayo is a Catholic festival held in the Philippines in the month of May to honour Our Lady. We will be holding our own ˜Flores de Mayo" at the 12.15pm Mass on Sunday 7 May, followed by a procession and pageant in the hall.

Pilgrimage to Lisieux: The pilgrimage coach leaves at 7am on Monday in front of the church. Keep the pilgrims in your prayers as you will be in theirs as they visit the shrine of St Therese in Lisieux.

Sunday school resumes this weekend.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Monday: Pilgrimage to Lisieux

Under the leadership of Deacon Anthony, our parish pilgrimage group sets off for Lisieux to visit the shine of St Therese.

7:00 am Church

Tuesday: Confirmation meeting for parents and sponsors

Session for parents and sponsors

7:30 pm Parish hall

Sunday: Foodbank

Parishioners are encouraged to bring along imperishable goods to any Mass to help the Food bank at St Mary’s, East Finchley

9:00 am Church

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