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

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
SATURDAYS Rosary after 10am Mass
SATURDAYS DURING LENT AND ADVENT Watching before the Blessed Sacrament 5pm-6pm
SATURDAY
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 Sunday's Reflection

23 June 2019                                                 Corpus Christi Year C

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

Nine out of ten people who use the word “eucharist” think of an object. They think of the eucharist as a thing, bread or wine that is transformed into the body and blood of Christ.

But strictly speaking eucharist is not a thing, it’s an action. It’s the action of giving thanks. In fact, the word for “thank you” that is heard thousands of times every day in modern Greece is “evaristo”, the same word as eucharist.

Each time Christians celebrate eucharist they thank God for all that God has done in the past and continues to do for us today. The Eucharistic Prayer is one long prayer of praise and thanksgiving for the fact that God made us, redeemed us through Christ and continues to support us today in the Holy Spirit until Christ comes again at the end of time. In our worship we “eucharist” God.

The feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus et Sanguis Christi) is a reminder to us that Christ has left us a memorial of his Passion and death and that by our action of eucharist we make really present the grace and power of God on our altars.

At every eucharist bread and wine is brought up in procession and laid on the altar. Our prayer to God is that the Holy Spirit may transform these humble elements so that they may become for us the body and blood of Christ.

If we are really celebrating eucharist then we need to offer ourselves and our lives in sacrifice to God along with the bread and wine. We need to bring all our hopes and joys, our dreams and reservations, our plans and worries so that they too may be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. The eucharist is the heart of our Christian faith. It is the central act of our community, the source of all our strength and the summit to which all our activity as Church is directed.

Corpus Christi invites us to stand before our God and celebrate eucharist: to say thank you!

We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we are to go ourselves and buy food for all these people. (John 6: 13)

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Parish Notices

23 June 2019 Corpus Christi Sunday

 

This Sunday there will be the final party for the Sunday School after the 10.30 Mass.

Roy Schoeman Talk "Why be Catholic?" - 8 pm Wednesday 26th June. Tickets are now available. Admission is free. Registration is required for safety and catering reasons. To register, please get a ticket from Marina (9am Mass) Mary or Jyoti (10 am Mass), Kasonde (all Masses 15/16 June only) or search "Roy Schoeman London Talks" on Eventbrite and click on the link for St Edward's.

Friday is the feast of the Sacred Heart.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation: registration forms for these two sacraments for next year are now available in the porch and should be returned by 8th September.

READ OF THE MONTH for June is A Test of Faith: When Life Doesn't go to Plan by Fr Benedict J. Groeschel. 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 June.

 

Upcoming Events

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 of two sessions for parents to prepare for their child’s baptism

7:30 pm Parish hall

Sunday: Foodbank

Parishioners are encouraged to bring along imperishable goods to any Mass to help the Food bank at St Mary’s, East Finchley

9:00 am Church

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