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We are pleased to announce the church is open for Mass.

 

Please see Parish Guidelines for the re-opening of the Church here.

Please find Southwark Parishes Mass Live Streaming here.

Please find the Holy Rosary here.

Please find the 8th February edition of St Pat’s Chat here.

Please find Mass Sheet for 28 February 2021 here.

 

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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 (Mark 9:2-10)

As the time of the Passion approaches, the foreboding of the disciples grows. Jesus sustains them with this vivid manifestation of himself in glory. On the holy mountain of revelation they see him transformed. It as a real visual experience, though described in symbols familiar from the Bible – brilliant white clothes, and so on. Moses and Elijah are seen there because they also had experienced the vision of God on the holy mountain: Moses when he had received the Law from God on Mount Sinai; Elijah when he encountered God in the cave on Mount Horeb. The disciples were frightened, confused and overcome at the awesome  experience, and yet, at the same time, comforted in such a way that Peter wanted to prolong it. Their reaction to the presence of the Lord will later be reflected by that of Christian mystics – both a reassuring terror and a frightening homeliness, the awareness of a presence which is awesome yet comforting – an experience which cannot fully be put into words. The Voice from Heaven is an echo of the Voice heard at Jesus’  Baptism. There, however, the Voice was addressed to Jesus, whereas here it is spoken to the disciples, proclaiming Jesus as authorized teacher, the one who speaks with the authority of the Beloved Son.
When and how do you meet Jesus? How do you respond to God? Are you frightened of God, or is God a comfort to you?

 

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