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

19 March 2017                                   Third Sunday of Lent Year A

FANCY A DRINK?

We'd be fooling ourselves if we thought that people wander around with a thirst for God. We'd even be fooling ourselves if we thought that most Christians experience a great thirst for the word of Christ. The fact is that they don't.

Yet all of us, Christian or not, do have some deep-seated yearnings that we long to be fulfilled. We may find it hard to put our finger on exactly what these are. We disguise them under the veil of needing more money, more free time, or perhaps a few luxuries. But all of us have needs that can only be satisfied at the deepest level.

The most basic need we feel is to be loved. We soon get knocked off course if we sense that people dislike us or that we are not exactly crucial to anyone's plans for the future. This is because we created in love by Love. Some of learn to live with being rejected by most people, like the Samaritan woman at the well. But it doesn't stop of from yearning. And it came as such a surprise to the Samaritan woman that Jesus should just treat her like a decent human being.

"I only want to be happy" is something we've all heard. Happiness and joy go hand in hand with being fulfilled. And when Jesus speaks about the water that is on offer to those who believe in him, he is talking in part about being freed from fear, from worry and anxiety. He is talking about knowing that we belong, we matter, and that nothing can ever come between us and the care and concern of God.

And everyone has times when they wonder what it's all about. What's the point of life? Where is its meaning and significance? We can get hung up on drinking what the rest of the world takes for water, yet it doesn't satisfy our thirst deep down. Jesus tells us that the water he gives us will well up to eternal life, a life that has a purpose now and a promise for the future.

When the woman sits and talks with Jesus at the well she begins to get a whole new outlook on life. Jesus promises something she's never had and yet always longed for. And he does it again to us during this Lent. Feeling thirsty already?

You must strike the rock, and water will flow from it for the people to drink.        (Exodus 17: 6)

 

 

Parish Council Report

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Parish Notices

19 March 2017       3rd Sunday of Lent Year A

 

 On Fridays throughout Lent there will Stations of the Cross at 7pm, and on Saturdays from 3 to 6pm we will have a period of watching before the Blessed Sacrament with Confessions from 5 to 6pm. Next Saturday, 25th March, Fr Dan Magnier will be our guest confessor.

Planned Giving: The new envelopes start on 9th April. If you can’t find your envelopes or want to join the scheme, please fill in one of the green promise cards.

Lenten Alms: we had expected to have a collection for the Cardinal’s Appeal fund this weekend but it seems more important to collect for CAFOD’s East Africa crisis appeal. The United Nations is warning that the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.  Severe drought, lack of food, and civil war, mean that now over 16 million people across East Africa are facing starvation. We will hold this collection both this weekend and next weekend.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday: RCIA

Session for adults preparing for the sacraments

8:00 pm Parish Hall

Friday: Stations of the Cross

Prayer will be led by the Confirmation group.

7:00 pm Church

Monday: Baptism session 1

First of two sessions for parents in preparation for their child’s baptism

7:30 pm Parish hall

Tuesday: Baptism Session 2

Second session for parents preparing for baptism

7:30 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