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
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.
SATURDAYS Rosary after 10am Mass
SATURDAYS DURING LENT AND ADVENT Watching before the Blessed Sacrament 5pm-6pm
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
21 January 2018 3rd Sunday of Year B
THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS?
One of the mistakes we regularly make when we think about repentance is to believe that we ourselves are able to make up for turning our backs on God. We can never make up for our sinfulness.
This is probably because we have the image of a God who wants us to be nice and clean. We think that we have to wash and dress ourselves spiritually so that we will be ready to meet our God, like we would do if we were going to meet some important person. But this misses the point.
The Lord knows us through and through. God knows what we are made up of, and it's senseless to try to pretend otherwise. That's why God sent Jesus. For only he can set us right with God, something which he did on the cross.
Of course, this doesn't mean that we just sit back and do nothing because we've already been saved. The call to repentance in today's gospel is real and momentous, and it's the very first thing that we hear Jesus talking about in St Mark's account of the Good News. That's why we are baptised: with a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And this repentance must be a constant effort at conversion, not a once and for all dipping in a font. Repentance means some real U-turns in our lives.
Yet it's the fact that we want to repent that's important to God, not whether we succeed or not. For compared with what Jesus has done for us all our attempts seem puny. So the heart of repentance is not only doing, saying and thinking in a different way; it's also having that yearning at our very core to be one with God, to live the life God wants us to live and to enjoy God's love to the full.
When we stand before God at the Judgement it will not be whether we succeeded or failed that will be uppermost in God's mind. It will be whether or not we wanted to, whether or not we had the mindset for becoming like Christ. For when it comes to repentance maybe it really is the thought that counts.
God saw their efforts to renounce their evil behaviour. And God relented; he did not inflict on them the disaster which he had threatened. (Jonah 1:10)
Parish Council NewsClick to download
- 21 January 2018 3rd Sunday Year B
- Bake Sale: The confirmation group are having a bake sale this Sunday in the parish hall after the 10.30 Mass for Cardinal Hume Centre.Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: This concludes on Thursday 25th January. This Sunday, 21st January, there will be a Unity Service in St Jude’s Anglican Church at 3pm.
Liturgy Planning Group meets on Monday 22 January at 8pm in the Presbytery.
Tuesday this week is Film nite: The film The Scarlet and the Black will be shown in the parish hall on Tuesday 23rd Jan 7.30. All welcome, no charge.
New Rotas for readers and special ministers can be found in the porch.
Next Sunday is Racial Justice Sunday, and also next weekend LIFE will be making an appeal for help with their work on behalf of the unborn.
African Mass: The planning group are having final planning meeting after the 10.30 Mass next Sunday.
First Communion: parents are asked to note that if their child is in a non-Catholic school, he or she will need to attend the Sunday school classes during the previous academic year. Those who would expect to make their Communion in the summer of 2019, and are not in a Catholic school, must enrol in the appropriate pre-Communion class by January 2018.
Session for any adults interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith or wishing to be Confirmed.8:00 pm Parish Hall
Representatives of LIFE will speak at all the Masses to appeal for help with their work on behalf of the unborn.9:00 am Church
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