Second Sunday of Advent
9th December 2018 - Year C
For the current newsletter, click here on “Sunday”
Archbishop Peter Smith’s Pastoral Letter, click here on “Advent 2018”
Atrocities in the Church: clerical abuse & ecclesial cover-up of abuse
Given the reports detailing the experiences of victims of sexual abuse, the abuse of power and of conscience, at the hands of priests, covering about a 70 year period, it is with shame and repentance, we acknowledge these grave failings and the wounds caused to the victims. We echo the words of Pope Francis in his letter of 20 August 2018, addressed “To the People of God”. For more...click HERE . Click on “The Pope’s Letter to the People of God” for the full text of the letter. Click on “In Sinu Jesu” for information about the book and the Chaplet of Reparation.
St Mary's Catholic Church
warmly welcomes you
We have been blessed by all our clergy and we pray for them all to have holy, humble and hence happy ministries during this time change.
On the Feast of Christ the King, Canon Michael Scanlon celebrated his last Sunday Masses with the parish Community and he is now parish priest in Morden. The 1st Sunday of Advent, saw Fr. Mark Binang, celebrating his last Masses with us, and he is now at Links Road, Tooting.
Our new Parish Priest, Fr. Patrick Feyisetan arrived on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (8th December) and celebrated the first Mass of the 2nd Sunday of Advent. We give him a warm embrace of welcome give thanks to God for his ministry amongst us.
We have seen the Mothering of Our Lady and ask her to continue to cover them with Her mantle. The picture shows the Aug 2017 visit of the Fatima Pilgrim Statue to St. Mary’s and flanked by Canon Michael who consecrated St. Mary’s to the Immaculate Heart and Fr. Mark who moved to Our Lady of the Assumption from where Fr. Patrick hails !
We wish all visitors, to this website and to the parish church, every peace and joy. We are a lively, richly diverse and very welcoming parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. We extend pastoral care to those living in and around the Croydon area, including Croydon University Hospital, St Mary’s Infant and Junior Schools, and St Mary’s High School. Please come and join one of our celebrations or for some quiet time in the midst of this busy world."
This Parish is Consecrated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Heart
Please click on "what to do" to make the Fatima First Saturday Devotion, which all are encouraged to observe as Our Lady requested. The next First Saturday is 5th January 2019.
Times of Prayer
While you are always welcome to find a quiet place to pray and reflect at St Mary's there are some time of formal prayer you might want to attend. Mass times and times for confession can be found in the righthand column.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Wednesdays from 12:45pm to 2pm - Saturdays from 10:30am to 12pm
Benediction: Wednesday after 12:10pm till 2pm
The Rosary: begins at 9:40am from Monday to Friday
First Saturday Devotions - Our Lady of Fatima : Every First Saturday monthly - next Saturday 5th January 2019
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour: All other Saturdays
RCIA 2018/2019 - Faith Journey
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
"I have called you by your name, you are mine"
If you would like to explore the Catholic Faith, missed a Sacrament or you would like to join the Catholic Community, please use the contact details below.
The Faith Journey continues on Wednesday 12th & 19th Dec 2018 and after Christmas, Wednesday 9th Jan 2019
Velankanni Hall of the Parish Centre 7.30pm
You are welcome and warmly encouraged
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
(020) 8688 1857