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)
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
There are two Sunday Masses each week at 10am and 12noon. For these Masses, it is necessary to BOOK by clicking on the Mass you wish to attend:
We have resumed weekday Masses at 10am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Each weekday we are offering a daily broadcast with prayer and a gospel reflection. We will also broadcast daily Mass before midday, except Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The broadcast of the Sunday Mass will be available from Saturday evening. These can all be found on our YouTube channel.
A rosary group meets on Tuesday each week at 7pm. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75311892635?pwd=OC8xaFZZZUx2amt3OFhCd09QWC80dz09
Meeting ID: 753 1189 2635 Password: 3JnJby
Also, daily at 6pm, we will have the Angelus, via Zoom, on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81776444305?pwd=TnVGako5MlNFNXBaMnJHTzFzcG5Zdz09
Meeting ID: 817 7644 4305 Passcode: 470637
Confessions can be arranged directly with Fr Tony: 020 8455 1300
18 April 2021 Third Sunday of Easter Year B
Sunday 18 April Third Sunday of Easter Year B
YouTube Mass: People of the Parish
10am: Edith & Pier Jackson RIP
12noon: Linda MacDonald RIP
Monday 19 April St Alphege 10am Charles Sagayam RIP
Tuesday 20 April 10am Gene NIsperos RIP
Thursday 22 April 10am Paul Chalk RIP
Friday 23 April ST GEORGE 10am Bianka Kotrys & Renata Bujok
The foodbank collection will continue on Sunday 8am-1pm. Items requested this weekend: tinned sardines and mackerel, crackers, long-life cartons of juices (not the refrigerated ones), & bags of rice in all sizes.
Remember that you need to book attendance at the Sunday Masses from now on. This can be done via the website. For the time being there will be two Sunday Masses, at 10am and 12noon. https://www.stedwardgg.uk
Thursday evening Zoom 22 April at 8pm. Quiz Night with Jeannine Addinall.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89091558469?pwd=MDcrd2dYb3BxOHlJS2M3bnR3WVVXdz09 Meeting ID: 890 9155 8469 Passcode: 940983.
Barnet Vaccination Seminar: The Mayor of Barnet is leading a zoom meeting on Wednesday 21st April from 1.30pm to 2.30pm about the importance of getting vaccinated. You need to register at https://tinyurl.com/7vtcse8. There are plans for a popup vaccination centre outside the Hippodrome the following Sunday afternoon. Final details on how to register for those wanting to attend and who are over 50 will be in next weekend’s newsletter.
Next weekend is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood. Next weekend there will be a special collection be in support of the Priest Training Fund, which pays for the training and education of seminarians at our seminary, Allen Hall. There are currently 42 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 18 of whom are for our own Diocese, and two men are currently studying in Rome, also for our Diocese. In 2020 we also celebrated the ordination of two men from Allen Hall and one from Rome to the priesthood, to serve as our future priests. It costs on average £25,000 per man, per year of formation – that is about £150,000 to form and educate a new priest, who makes a lifetime commitment to Christ and the Church. Donation leaflets are available today – please take one, read the information, and bring it back next week at Mass with your donation. You can also use this leaflet to make a regular donation to the Priest Training Fund, and to find out more about our vocations team.
Sunday School resumes next Sunday 25th April with Children's Liturgy via Zoom at 10:30 and both sacramental courses in the parish hall at 11am.
Do take care, and enjoy the week ahead.
Fr Tony Convery Parish Priest
Rev Anthony Clark Deacon
Mary Whittle Jones Music Coordinator
Alvaro Scrivano Chief Catechist
Kasonde Konie Parish Council Coordinator & Parish Hall Manager
All enquiries about the parish hall should be sent to: email@example.com
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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 April 2021 Third Sunday of Easter Year B
What do we know about Jesus after his resurrection? Well, we know at least that he was hungry!
Both Luke and John report after-death appearances of Jesus where he wants something to eat. And in two of the stories he ends up eating grilled fish. So he wasn’t a vegetarian either!
On one level we can see these two accounts as just simple stories that give us a bit more extra detail than we normally have about Jesus’ social habits. But there may be something else going on in the two gospel writers’ minds.
How do we meet the risen Jesus today? Clearly the most obvious way is through other people. Through our baptism we are called to become “other Christs”. We are called to be Christ to each other and we see the face of Christ in all people who require our care, our concern and our service.
We meet the risen Christ in the liturgy when ministers and congregation gather, for Jesus said that wherever two or three gather in his name he will be present.
We meet him in the words of scripture. Far from being some ancient book of religious formulae the scriptures are the living word of God. When the scriptures are proclaimed in church it is God who speaks.
And while we are ready to say that Christ is present in the sacraments, it has to be the eucharist that takes pride of place for meeting the risen Lord. For it is in eating and drinking the body and blood of Christ that we come closest to him. St Augustine never tired of telling his congregation that they would become what they ate: the Body of Christ, which is also the name we give to the Church.
At what precise moment did the two Emmaus disciples realise that they were in the presence of their risen Lord? It was when he broke the bread for them to eat. What was it that Jesus asked the apostles for in both Luke and John’s gospel? Something to eat!
Not surprising really, because when we eat that bread and drink that cup we proclaim Christ’s death and resurrection until he comes again.
“Have you anything here to eat?” And they offered him a piece of grilled fish which he took and ate before their eyes. (Luke 24:41-43)