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 three Sunday Masses each week at 10am, 12noon and 6pm. 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.
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: 711 3775 6138
Confessions can be arranged directly with Fr Tony: 020 8455 1300
27 June 2021 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
Sunday 27 June
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
YouTube Mass: People of the Parish
10am: Dominic Lopez (birthday)
12noon: Valter Mistretta RIP
6pm Anna Notarbartolo RIP
Monday 28 June 10am St Irenaeus Charles Sagayam RIP
Tuesday 29 June SS PETER & PAUL
10am Celia Persad
Thursday 1 July 10am DEDICATION OF THE CATHEDRAL Maud Sirimarie
Friday 2 July 10am Relations of Alice Victor
The funeral for Joan (Josie) Brennan RIP will be on Monday 28 June at 12noon in the church.
Tuesday is the feast of SS Peter & Paul. Masses will be at 10am and 7pm.
Registration Forms for First Communion & Confirmation for next year are available in the porch and can be accessed here:
The foodbank collection continues on Sunday 8am--6pm. Items requested this weekend: jars of cooking sauces such as pasta sauces, 500gms of sugar, tins of baked beans, tins of tuna, & empty egg boxes for 12 eggs
Public Masses: there are now three Masses each Sunday at 10am, 12noon and 6pm. Please try to use the booking system via the parish website. For those who don’t have access to the website, please phone me directly – 020 8455 1300.
Thursday evening Zoom 1 July June at 8pm. Covid Island Discs (T.B.A.) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89091558469?pwd=MDcrd2dYb3BxOHlJS2M3bnR3WVVXdz09 Meeting ID: 890 9155 8469 Passcode: 940983.
Young Adults outing to Ivinghoe Beacon on Saturday 3 July. For more details, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do take care, and enjoy the week ahead.
For Parish hall enquiries: 020 8066 3206, 10 a.m. to 1 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or email to: email@example.com
Please do not phone the parish landline
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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
27 June 2021 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
QUALITY OF LIFE
Did you know that they’ve invented some food additives that could keep you living until well past a hundred? All your friends will be dead but at least you’ll still be around with your memories. And scientists have invented a new drug that means you don’t have to eat and drink any more, just three injections a week and two litres of water a day. There are also some pills available that guarantee you’ll die really healthy. Worth trying?
We all want to live; it’s only natural. But what is it that we want to live for? What sort of quality of life do we want? What do we want our days to be filled with?
When Jesus raised people from the dead he added years to their life. But more importantly he added life to their years. For once a person is raised to life in Christ their experience of what life is about and what is on offer can never be the same. To be alive in Christ cannot mean simply living the same life as before, for the life Christ offers is one that is transformed. St Paul was so aware of this that he said, “I live; no, Christ lives in me”. Christian living is about being inhabited, taken over, consumed and hurled into an adventure that sometimes disconcerts but always takes us to the edge of our being. It suspends us in eternity.
So if you’re not excited by life then you’re not living a Christian existence because the life Christ offers is God’s very own. If you don’t appreciate the beauty of God’s world, if you’re not energised by the challenges that face you daily or thrilled at the prospect of meeting new people who themselves are reflections of God’s human imprint, then you may be alive but you’re not living. For life means taking part.
Christian faith takes us off the ventilator and lets us begin breathing with the Spirit’s breath. There is a qualitative difference to Christian life, one that’s not available to those without it. Ours is a blessed existence, one which summons and challenges us to live life to the full in Christ, not to prolong an existence that has been long dead through its dulled deception and disappointment, through its sin and shallowness.
When Jesus raises people from the dead life takes on a new meaning. If not, then it’s probably time for the injections and some more water.
My daughter is desperately sick. Do come and lay your hands on her to make her better and save her life. (Mark 5:23)
We have resumed public Masses at 10am, 12noon & 6pm. For these Masses, it will be necessary to BOOK via the parish website.
We have resumed our public Masses at 10am, 12noon and 6pm. For these Masses, it will be necessary to BOOK via the parish website.