We are pleased to announce that the church is open for Mass. Please see the guidelines below.
Please see message from the Metropolitan Archbishop’s of the Catholic Church in England here.
Please find Southwark Parishes Mass Live Streaming here.
Please find August Mass Sheets here.
Please find Younger Children’s August Activity Sheets here.
Please find Older Children’s August Mass Sheets here.
The Legion of Mary Daily Prayers
Please join our daily 3 pm prayers for those affected by Covid19 and the eradication of the virus, saying the following prayers – Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father, Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us, St Patrick, pray for us.
Gospel Reflections (Matthew 14:22-33)
The Christian people are often depicted as a boat, with Peter at the helm. As in a boat, everyone has their part to play: kids to bring the excitement and the challenge, parents to take the responsibility, grandparents just to be there to comfort and reassure. Without Jesus the disciples were getting exhausted, frustrated and probably bad-tempered and quarrelling. When Jesus appears everything changes: first, terror and awed amazement, then Peter rushes to meet him – and loses confidence, only to be swiftly rescued. How does Jesus come to me? In the joys of family? In the unwelcome criticism of an angry neighbour who tells me the truth about myself? In the worries of a job or the agonies of a failed relationship? In the staggering beauty of creation? In physical pain? In all these situations we may discover God’s presence, and without that presence we cannot expect to cope. Jesus does not force himself upon us. He just jogs us, and says, ‘Here I am if you want me.’ He may disappear into the sea-mist again for a time, and we may sink into the water like mistrustful Peter. But it all ends with a welcome and a recognition that Jesus can help, even in a life-threatening situation.
Why is Peter such a good role-model for us?
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