<![CDATA[St. Bart's RC Church, Norbury - Latest News]]>Thu, 13 Jun 2024 22:08:30 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Diary Date! Parish Annual General Meeting 2024]]>Thu, 06 Jun 2024 11:40:47 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/diary-date-parish-annual-general-meeting-2024]]><![CDATA[Confirmation Preparation for Sunday 8 June 2025 with Bishop Philip Moger]]>Sat, 18 May 2024 13:45:02 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/confirmation-preparation-for-sunday-8-june-2025-with-bishop-philip-mogerThe Confirmation Mass is scheduled for Pentecost next year, which falls on Sunday 8 June 2025, at 12:00

Registration for this year’s confirmation programme runs from Sunday 19 May 2024 until Sunday 23 June 2024

The programme will start with an introductory meeting on Wednesday 11 September 2024


Online applications should be made by clicking on this link

Registration process closes Sunday 23 June 2024
NB: No further applications will be considered after this date

Introductory meeting: Wednesday 11 September 2024
• Flame 2025: Saturday 15 March 2025
 Confirmation Mass: Sunday 8 June 2025
• Going Forth Session: Wednesday 11 June 2025
• Corpus Christi procession: Sunday 22 June 2025]]>
<![CDATA[The English Martyrs]]>Fri, 03 May 2024 18:57:41 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/the-english-martyrsThe Feast of The English Martyrs falls on 4 May.

The Catholic Parish of The English Martyrs in Chard, Somerset, has a convenient page with links to discover more about each them. It may be found HERE.
<![CDATA[Bishops issue pastoral reflection on gender]]>Wed, 01 May 2024 16:26:45 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/bishops-issue-pastoral-reflection-on-gender
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a pastoral reflection on gender, highlighting the teaching of the Church but stressing that accompanying those struggling with gender dysphoria is “a complex but essential pastoral task”.

The document, titled Intricately woven by the Lord: A pastoral reflection on gender by the bishops of England and Wales, emphasises….. Read more>>>
<![CDATA[Father David Standley RIP - funeral arrangements]]>Wed, 10 Apr 2024 16:16:59 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/father-david-standley-rip-funeral-arrangements
Funeral Mass at:
Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George
Lambeth Road
020 7928 5256
Thursday 25 April 2024 at 10:00
<![CDATA[The Exsultet at the 2024 Easter Vigil - The Parish Rejoices in candlelight!]]>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 18:54:17 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/the-exsultet-at-the-2024-easter-vigil-the-parish-rejoices-in-candlelight
What an absolutely amazing occasion this was! A truly wonderful celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Thank you so much to Jed Murphy, our Master of Ceremonies, for capturing the occasion we welcomed Easter into our hearts and souls so brilliantly.

Equally, thank you to all those who contributed to the occasion in whatever role - far too many to name individually, which says so much for our parish.
All images courtesy of and copyright © Jed Murphy 2024
<![CDATA[Father Damian Ilodigwe]]>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 18:49:04 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/father-damian-ilodigwe
Father Damian arrives with us as Assistant Priest on 15 April 2024, and we welcome him warmly, and wish him a very happy time with us at St. Bart's.

​He arrives with us fresh from his ministry at St. Edmund's, Beckenham.

We'll find out a bit about Father Damian soon after he arrives, and add some background to him on our Parish Clergy page in due course.
<![CDATA[Father David Standley RIP]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2024 15:35:55 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/father-david-standley-rip
It is with much sadness that we inform you that Father David Standley died on 21 March 2024 at St Peter's Residence, Vauxhall.
A gentle and good-humoured man, he had often said Masses here at St. Bartholomew’s in recent years when we needed the assistance of an additional priest.
May his soul now rest happily in eternal peace.
Image copyright Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark
<![CDATA[We'll soon be saying 'Farewell' to Father Paul]]>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 21:44:42 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/well-soon-be-saying-farewell-to-father-paul
Sadly, Father Paul’s last Mass here will be on Easter Sunday. He will then be moving as directed by his bishop. We thank Father Paul for his service to this parish over the past year. Our prayers go with him as he moves on. We are expecting our new Assistant Priest around the middle of April 2024.

We shall miss his ever-present smile, good humour, and his singing.

​As a parish, we wish him well in his new appointment, and hope that he continues his amazing bread-making talent into his new community
<![CDATA[Eucharistic Adoration at St. Bartholomew's]]>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 12:16:00 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/eucharistic-adoration-at-st-bartholomewsFind out more on 9/10 March at all the 4th Sunday in Lent Masses.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
and how you may become involved more closely at St. Bart's.
<![CDATA[Lenten Practices]]>Thu, 15 Feb 2024 20:42:42 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/lenten-practicesFirst posted on here in February 2018, 'A Thought' that is as relevant today as it was six years ago.]]><![CDATA[Archbishop John Wilson's Pastoral Letter for the Sunday before Ash Wednesday]]>Fri, 09 Feb 2024 11:46:40 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/archbishop-john-wilsons-pastoral-letter-for-the-sunday-before-ash-wednesday
Archbishop John Wilson has written a Pastoral Letter for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday.

"Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

With Christmas, the great Feast of God entering our world, still a recent memory, it perhaps seems strange that we are now fast approaching the season of Lent. For some....." Read more>>>.
<![CDATA[A reminder.....]]>Thu, 01 Feb 2024 19:12:43 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/a-reminderYou can find our latest weekly Newsletter here.

You can find a reminder of the current First Holy Communion programme from here, and, on the same page see when the next programme will take place once it is announced.

There are no Confirmations in 2024. The 2025 details will be announced in our Newsletter and on this page here.

If you wish to contact the parish, you can do so from here.
<![CDATA[Archbishop John Wilson's Pastoral Letter for the Solemnity of the Holy Family 2023]]>Sun, 31 Dec 2023 14:14:50 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/archbishop-wilsons-pastoral-letter-for-the-solemnity-of-the-holy-family-2023Click / tap on the image below to read Archbishop John's Pastoral Letter.
The Holy Family - detail from the Knill Chantry, St. George's Cathedral
<![CDATA[Archbishop John Wilson’s 2023 Christmas message]]>Sat, 23 Dec 2023 19:56:50 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/archbishop-john-wilsons-2023-christmas-messageClick / tap on the image below to watch, listen or read.
<![CDATA[Christmas & New Year at St. Bartholomew's]]>Sat, 16 Dec 2023 13:19:49 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/christmas-new-year-at-st-bartholomews3142127Sunday 17 December – 3rd Sunday of Advent
Masses 18:15 (Saturday Mass of Anticipation)
08:30, 10:00, 11:30 (Plainchant Choir), 17:00 (no Benediction)
Coffee with The Knights of St. Columba after all Sunday morning Masses
14:30 Carols and Readings with the Polyphony Choir
Monday 18 to Saturday 23 December
Masses 07:30 (not Saturday) and 10:00
Confessions Saturday after 10:00 Mass until 11:30 and 17:00 to 18:00
Tuesday 19 December - Day of Penitence
Adoration and Confessions from after the 10:00 Mass until Benediction at 19:30

Sunday 24 December – 4th Sunday of Advent
Masses 18:15 (Saturday Mass of Anticipation)
08:30, 10:00, 11:30 (no Benediction or 17:00 Mass)
Sunday 24 December - Christmas Vigil & Midnight Masses
18:00 Nativity play preceding 18:15 Vigil Mass of Christmas for children
23:30 Carols preceding Midnight Mass of Christmas
Monday 25 December - Christmas Day
Masses 08:30, 10:00 & 11:30 (no Benediction or 17:00 Mass)

Tuesday 26 December - St. Stephen
Masses 07:30 and 10:00
Wednesday 27 December to Saturday 30 December
Masses 07:30 (not Saturday) and 10:00
Confessions Saturday after 10:00 Mass until 11:30 and 17:00 to 18:00
Sunday 31 December – The Holy Family
Masses 18:15 (Saturday Mass of Anticipation)
08:30, 10:00 & 11:30 (Hymn Choir), 17:00
Benediction 16:00
00:00 Midnight Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Monday 1 January – Mary, Mother of God
Mass 10:00 only
Christmas Offerings
By tradition, your offerings at Christmas are your personal gift to our priests, Father Deo and Father Paul. If you are a member of our Gift Aid Scheme, please use the dedicated envelopes from your boxes or packs. Our specially printed Christmas Offerings Envelopes will be available in all porch areas. If you are a Gift-Aider, please be sure to write your Gift Aid number clearly on the Christmas Offering envelope in the box provided. If you wish, you may make your Christmas Offering very easily online. You will find details under Making Online Donations on our Website. In order for us to claim Gift Aid, it is important that your Gift Aid number is quoted in the reference box online. For any queries about how to make your Christmas Offering, please Contact the Parish Office.]]>
<![CDATA[Christmas Concert of Carols & Reading 2023]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2023 23:24:46 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/christmas-concert-of-carols-reading-2023]]><![CDATA[First Holy Communion 2024]]>Tue, 19 Sep 2023 14:30:09 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/first-holy-communion-2024
The Registration Form for places in 2024 will be found here.

Please note that applications will close on Friday 27 October.
<![CDATA[World Youth Day 3 - Archbishop  Wilson's 'Night Fever' address]]>Fri, 04 Aug 2023 20:01:39 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/world-youth-day-3-archbishop-wilsons-night-fever-address
<![CDATA[New Lectionary to be launched in England and Wales for Advent 2024]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2023 09:25:35 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/new-lectionary-to-be-launched-in-england-and-wales-for-advent-2024
The Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has confirmed the approval by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for the new Lectionary.

The Lectionary, which includes the scripture readings for Mass and the sacraments, will come into use in Catholic parishes in England and Wales from Advent 2024. Read more >>>