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Covid 19 Step 4 Guidance gives us an opportunity to return to normal practice, with some restrictions. Please view the recommendations to mitigate virus transmission in Churches below. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Please see Parish Guidelines for Covid-19 Route Map – Step 4 here.

Please find the Holy Rosary here.

Please find here  Bishop’s Statement – Honouring Sunday.

Please find Mass Sheet for 23 January 2022 here.

 

Your Legacy of Faith – Remember the Church with a gift in your will.

As Catholics, we believe in the sanctity of life; life is a precious gift from God. We strive to live life joyfully and faithfully, in the hope we will return to our Creator after a natural death, to enjoy eternal life with Him. When you move onto the next life, you can make your lifetime of faith live on through a gift in your Will.

We all desire to leave a legacy, to make a mark, to make a difference in the lives of our families and friends, and within our communities. A gift in your Will to the Church, no matter how big or small, is a wonderful way to support your Catholic community.  For further information, please click on the following link:  Leave a Legacy: Archdiocese of Southwark (rcaos.org.uk)

 

St Pat’s Cafe and Chat – Our Cafe is held on the second Tuesday of every month, from 12.30pm to 3.00pm. Please find cafe information here.

 

Turn your online shopping into donations for our Church! See our Easyfundraising Tab for more information.

 

The Legion of Mary Daily Prayers

Please join our daily 3 pm prayers for those affected by Covid-19 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 (Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21) 

Today’s gospel passage starts the series of readings from Luke which will continue throughout the ordinary Sundays of the Year. It is composed of two separate passages: first it gives Luke’s introduction to his gospel, in which he explains how and why he wrote it. Then, jumping over the preparatory stories of Jesus’ infancy, baptism and testing in the desert, it comes directly to his programmatic manifesto in the synagogue at Nazareth. The gospel is offered to Theophilus – a Greek name – and is written for gentile communities. So Luke stresses that Jesus’ message is not just for Jews but for the peoples of the whole world. Twice in the second passage (Jesus’ manifesto in Nazareth) Luke stresses that Jesus is moved by the Spirit of the Lord. As we see in the second reading, the Spirit was obviously at work in the early Christian communities. This was no more than a continuation of the Spirit’s activity from the very beginning of the Christian movement. In Luke’s stories of the annunciation, birth and infancy of Jesus the presence of the Spirit is constantly noted. In the earliest stories of the Church in the Acts of the Apostles the same guidance by the Spirit directs every move. Why did Jesus choose to read this passage from the scriptures?

 

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