After 10:00 Mass Confessions will be available all day until Benediction at 19:00. A wonderful opportunity to prepare for Christmas.
Archbishop Peter's Advent Pastoral Letter may be read in full HERE.
Do you support Catholic schools, and the right of Catholics to send their children to those schools?
Archbishop Peter Smith writes:
“We need you to make your voice heard. The government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. This cap was introduced by the Coalition Government in 2010. The present Government have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and indeed they promised to abandon it. Now we most urgently need you to tell them that they must not perform a U-turn on that public promise they made to Catholics. Please visit Catholic Education. There you will be able to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic Schools.
If you do not have access to a computer, please write to:
The Secretary of State for Education
The Right Hon. Justine Greening MP
20 Great Smith Street
Westminster, London SW1P 3BT
In addition to the many books, diaries, calendars and devotional items which are always held, the repository is now fully stocked for Christmas, including cards, calendars, diaries, nativity scenes etc. Demand is always very high. So as to avoid disappointment, please don’t delay your purchases until the last minute. When it’s gone, it’s gone!!
Wednesday 1 November is a Holy Day of Obligation, on which we are obliged to attend Mass. We shall have three Masses: 07:30, 10:00 and 20:00
A timely reminder that clocks go BACK one hour next Saturday night/Sunday Morning, 28/29 October, which means an extra hour in bed, not that most of us actually ever notice the difference! If you forget to adjust your clock, you might turn up an hour early for Sunday Mass!
We extend a warm welcome to Father Richard Reid CSsR, Parish Priest at St. Mary’s, Clapham, as the recently announced Dean of Lambeth, and assure him we will keep him in our prayers as he assumes his new responsibilities.
The Lambeth Deanery encompasses the parishes of Brixton, Brixton Hill, Clapham, Clapham Park, Italian Mission, Norbury, Pollards Hill, Stockwell, Streatham, Streatham Hill and West Norwood
Father Richard takes the place of Father Liam Gallagher who has moved from English Martyrs, Streatham to St. Francis’, Maidstone.