HOLY WEEK MASS TIMES
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
14 April 2019 Palm Sunday Year C
SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT
There’s a lot of shouting going on this week. It starts with the cheering crowd as Jesus makes his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Thursday night sees accusations and insults being flung around as Jesus is seized by the Roman authorities; and there’s more to come on Friday as he is jeered through the streets carrying his cross.
Holy Week is partly about remembering those events. But only partly. Yes, we carry palms, wash people’s feet, venerate the cross and light fires. But these things are only outward signs of what the Church is calling us to do inwardly. Our Easter liturgy doesn’t simply remember the past. If we enter into its spirit then we make the effect of those past events present today in our lives.
As we wave our palms we recognise Jesus as Messiah just as the crowd did on that day long ago. But we also recognise our own fickleness. We acknowledge that we are capable of strong assertions of faith one moment and complete disregard the next minute.
When we wash people’s feet we re-enact what Jesus did at the Last Supper. But we do it to profess our belief in our call to serve others. It is a symbol of the Christian’s call to be of service to all our brothers and sisters in their needs. If we sit and watch but have no intention of increasing our desire to serve, then we are not taking part in the liturgy. We are simply present in church.
Venerating the wood of the cross is an act of devotion that we make as sinners. Yet it is also an opportunity for us to recognise our total dependence on Jesus whose death is the reason that today we can have life to the full. By dying on Calvary Jesus has tamed death, has overcome the worst evil that may befall us and has offered us the chance of eternal happiness. That’s what we remember as we approach the cross.
The Easter fire burns in the darkness as a sign that our lives are not clogged by obscurity, that we can live life in the light. Christ rose from the dead to offer us a risen life that transcends mere human existence. Our renewal of baptismal promises ratifies our commitment to this new life.
Yes, there’s a lot going on. The challenge is to take part in it all inwardly and not let our conversation with God be drowned out by all the shouting.
Some Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Master, check your disciples. “But he answered, “I tell you, if these keep silence the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19: 40)
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14 April 2019 Palm Sunday Year C
You are invited to join an ecumenical Christian procession of witness from Golders Green library to the tube station on Palm Sunday. Those able to come, gather at the library at 12.15. It should be all over by 1pm at the latest.
Passover Seder - there are a few tickets left for the Seder on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and these can be obtained from Hilary, Jill or Emmie.
Easter shared lunch will be held in the Parish hall on Easter Sunday 21st April at 1:30pm (after the 12:15pm Mass). Participants are asked to bring a dish to share so there is enough food to go around. All are welcome.
Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence.
Warning: last year some parishioners were given parking fines on Good Friday when parking near the church. Please be sure to check the restrictions.
We urge parishioners to make every effort to attend the complete three days services of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. Service cards are available at the back of the church.
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will take place at 8pm, followed by watching before the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight.
There is no morning Mass on Maundy Thursday.
10am Stations of the Cross for children & families
3pm Liturgy of the Passion
7.30pm Stations of the Cross
We gather at 8pm for the lighting of the fire and procession to the church and the celebration of the Mass of the Easter Vigil8:00 pm 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