The Third Sunday of Advent Yr. B

(Gaudete Sunday)

Daily Prayer & Psalter Wk. 3

Sung Mass 11.00am

Carols & Benediction Service at 4.00pm

All welcome

Entertainment  Mr Johnny Stevens & Variety Collective for the children

 & Buffet 5pm


WELCOME to our Sunday Mass today for the Third Sunday of Advent (The opening Antiphon says rejoice it is called Gaudete Sunday). There may seem little to ‘rejoice’ at in the news. Perhaps we can recall today Jesus’ reading in the Synagogue at Capernaum. ‘To bind up hearts that are broken’. Our First reading. We recall Jesus’s land was occupied and there was such corruption and slaughter too. Yet they found a space to hold onto some ‘joy’. Let us not be blind, or deaf, or lame to the cries for justice and peace in the world and the Middle East especially. As we take time today to recall there was and can be joy in the world.

Later today at 4.00pm there is an Advent Service of Carols proposed at the last PCC.  We have Benediction too. It follows the same lines as last year. I have booked special entertainment From the Variety Collective. There is a Buffet Table and drinks. Please do return today at 4pm and bring those at home with you!

There are Services and Mass Daily. Please see notice board.

Sunday 24th Christmas Eve   Fourth Sunday of Advent      See poster

Parish Mass at 11.00am

The Nativity of The Lord Jesus Christ  Monday 25th December

Midnight High Mass 12.00am

Monday 25th Christmas Day   Mass of the Day 11.00am

Christmas 2023

Advent & Christmas Services 2023

Sunday 17th December

 Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Advent 11.00am

Carols with Benediction & Sermon 4.00pm

Refreshments Afterwards

Sunday 24th December

Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent 11.00am

Monday 25th December Christmas Day

12.00am   Midnight Mass

                 11.00am Mass of The Day

           Church & Hall is open throughout Christmas,

Please see notice board or ‘phone the parish office

020 7613 2229

Sunday 10th  December 2023

                                                   The Second Sunday of Advent Yr. B                                                     

 Daily Prayer & Psalter Wk. 2


WELCOME to our Sunday Mass today for the Second Sunday of Advent. Thank you to all who helped in any way Last Sunday for the Mass. Every little helps our community to worship and pray together. And isn’t there so much to pray for? The end of the Second Reading says in regards to waiting on the Lord: While you are waiting do your best…..that He will find you at peace (2 Peter 3 .14).

Next Sunday (17th December 2023) there is an Advent Service of Carols proposed at the last PCC. Unfortunately, I was not able to be at the meeting; and I was asked to organise this.  We can have Benediction too. It follows the same lines as last year. I have also tried to book some entertainment for the parish, but so far, no one has been able to provide this. (Things may alter by Sunday)!

Thank you to the donor of the Christmas tree in the Hall and for decorating it. What a surprise gift! And takes some of the burden off at this time of the year.

There is Mass daily in Advent at 10.00am & 11.00am Except Monday and Friday this week

Monday 11th Advent feria                                                                    

Tuesday 12th Advent feria  

Wednesday 13th   St Lucy, Martyr                                       

Thursday 14th St John of The Cross    

Friday 15th Advent feria   

The Funeral of Mr Desmond Grainger from Lancey Close SE7 11.00am From home.

Saturday 16th Advent feria                                                      

Sunday 17th December 2023

Advent III Parish Mass at 11.00am   (Gaudete Sunday)

Carols & Benediction Service at 4.00pm All welcome Refreshments/drinks & Mince Pies after the Service.

Sunday 3rd December 2023

The First Sunday of Advent Yr. B

Psalter/Daily Office Book Wk. 1

Sung Mass 11.00am

Welcome to our Sunday Mass today for the First Sunday of Advent. The clear call of the Gospel is to be vigilant and awake. Some people in our world have no choice but to remain alert. Alert to the possibility of Western weapons falling into their places of rest or refuge. Some have to stay awake because of the fears of some terrestrial disaster befalling their homes; maybe directly due to the vast changes in climate. We may have the privilege of choice in this matter and are called to use that choice freely. Let always remember those whose silent call is for others to wake up this Advent 2023. We begin the Gospel of Mark today. More about ‘Mark’ during the Mass.

Thank you to those who stayed back for the PCC last week. Your time was much appreciated.

Monday 4th Advent feria                                                                                        Mass 9.00am             

Tuesday 5th Advent feria   The Funeral Mass of Mrs Beryl Donovan RIP     Mass 11.30am

The Hall is open after Mass for light refreshments. All Welcome. There is a reception back at the Hall on the return of the family and the Funeral cortege.

Wednesday 6th St Nicholas, Bishop                                                                     Mass 10.30am

 Thursday 7th St Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor

Light up A Life Vigil at St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, from 7pm. All Welcome from St Chad’s Congregation.

Friday 8th THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BVM                             Mass 9.00AM

Saturday 9th Advent feria                                                                                     Mass 11.00am

Sunday 10th December 2023

Advent II

Parish Mass at 11.00am