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)
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
SATURDAYS 10.30am-11.00am, 5.30pm-6.00pm and on request.
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
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
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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
15 January 2017 Second Sunday of Year A
THE SIN OF THE WORLD
Previous generations of Christians had a more lively sense of sin than we have today. Perhaps it was due to the vigorous style of preaching that reminded people of their lowliness and their propensity for doing wrong. In Catholic circles this showed itself in long queues each week outside the confessional, and on the Protestant and Free Church circuits sin was the stuff of many a mission or revival meeting.
John the Baptist proclaims that Jesus is sent from God to take away the sin of the world. What exactly is this sin? It is clearly more than the pettiness of being nasty to your brother or sister, shoplifting from the supermarket, telling lies to your teacher or selling black market goods at knock-down prices.
The sin of the world is a disease that has infected all of us. We live with it, often without realising it. It is endemic; it affects the very structures of our society and our world. It's often more about what we don't do than what we do. We find it in institutions just as much as in individual people. When a public body is accused of being institutionally racist we are beginning to scratch the surface of what the sin of the world is. It is an atmosphere that we breathe and take for granted but do nothing about, sometimes claiming that the problem is too big for us to make any impression on alone.
Hence, we become reconciled to the fact that farmers in poor countries receive low payments for their products so that we can buy them cheaply here. We watch as our neighbours become embroiled in a life of drug dependency but claim that we are powerless to tackle the pushers. We see international pharmaceutical companies charge prices for AIDS medicines that prevent millions in Africa from getting relief. We continue to trade with repressive regimes, to stand by while armies commit genocide, to presume that all asylum seekers are scroungers, to ignore the polluting of the environment, to take as our standard whatever false gods our government or the media decide to put before us…Of course, we reply by saying that it's not us who do these things; it's just "how the world is these days".
This is the sin of the world that Jesus came to take away. Do we have a role to play?
Look, there is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. (John 1:29)
Parish Council ReportClick to download
15 January 2017 2nd Sunday of Year A
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity starts from Wednesday 18th January. There will be a joint service on Sunday 22nd January at 3pm at Trinity Church, Hodford Road.
Thursday: no evening Mass.
Parish Council meets on Friday 20 January at 8pm in the parish hall.
Conference with Alyth: another joint conference has been arranged with our friends at the Alyth synagogue on Tuesday 31 January at 8pm at the synagogue on the topic: ‘Good Deeds’.
Welcome to our parish website
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