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
18 February 2018 1st Sunday of Lent Year B
CAN I TEMPT YOU?
Lent is not about giving up chocolate or alcohol. It's not about giving up anything. It's about taking on more and confronting temptation.
At first sight it seems strange that after Jesus had been baptised he was not given some great platform to proclaim the Good News, but was led into the desert to be tempted. As a man he was tested by Satan. He was confronted with all the things that we find so alluring: fame, power, wealth, pleasure, influence and success. And the way Jesus responded to these offers would shape his ministry and become the benchmark of his character. Confronting temptation was something that he faced throughout his public life, not just in the desert.
Lent is the season when we too face our temptations honestly. In what ways am I tempted? Can I resist the temptation to withdraw into my own little desert and leave all the problems of the world to others? Can I withstand the temptation to live in such a way that comfort becomes my goal? Can I watch all the TV adverts for luxury items and remain above them? Can I see beyond what looks like a good idea at the time and glimpse the horizon of reality? Can I stay faithful to the promises of my baptism, putting the values of the kingdom of God in first place? Can I stir myself to be an active promoter of the gospel? And, if I can, when will I get round to it?
The time in now, says Jesus, and the place is here. The next forty days is a special time to repent and is the place of our redemption. God will use whatever comes our way to test us and entice us into his kingdom, tempting us even with the blessings of life. This is the privileged time of our repentance. This is the opportunity the Church calls the season of Lent. But in this time when we are prone either to ignore the invitation or to turn it into an unimaginative trial of our goodness, Christ invites us to find another way to discover the mercy and grace of God, to repent and believe the Good News. By so doing we deepen our commitment.
The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days and was tempted by Satan. (Mark 1:12)
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- 18 February 2018 1st Sunday of Lent Year B
- Tuesday: the funeral for Marie-Amelie Bouquillon will be at 2pm
- On Fridays throughout Lent there will Stations of the Cross at 7pm.
- Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony: On Saturday 19 May 2018 at 3pm, Cardinal Vincent will celebrate this Mass and wants to invite all couples in the diocese who are celebrating their 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2018. There is a form at the back of the church for couples who qualify and would like to be invited to this Mass. This must be returned by 4th March.Thank you to all those involved in the celebration for our African Mass last weekend for what was a very memorable occasion.
Friday is the usual Lent Fast Day, and there will be a collection next weekend for CAFOD. Envelopes are available in the porch. For that same day Pope Francis has asked that it be a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.
READ OF THE MONTH for February is 40 Days and 40 Ways Daily Meditations for Lent by Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB. A short summary can be found in the newsletter. This booklet will be available on the window sill near the CTS stand for £1 each during February.
Also for Lent: the diocese has produced a booklet for private and group reflection entitled “We adore you O Christ and we praise you”. Cost £3 on the table in the porch.
Session for any adults interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith or wishing to be Confirmed.8:00 pm Parish Hall
CAFOD Fast Day Appeal: CAFOD has been standing alongside poor communities working with them to end poverty and injustice across the world. Our Lent Fast Day is on Friday 23 February when you could consider giving up a meal. Please take a Fast Day envelope on 18 February, and return it with your donation on 24/25 February, or make a pledge to give regularly.9:00 am At home
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