'We are now just a few days away from Christmas.
Huge thanks go to the many people who have helped to decorate the church, the trees and the crib. The Carol Concert given by our Polyphony Choir and brass instruments last Sunday was a resounding success.
Everybody has practised their various roles and all is now ready for the Church to welcome Christ Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, as he enters into history in the humble stable at Bethlehem.
A very happy and blessed Christmas to you all.'
Father Deo, Father Innocent, Deacon Ged and the entire Parish Team hope and pray that you will have a wonderfully holy and happy Christmas and that the New Year will be full of all the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
This year, your offerings at the Crib will go to the Southwark Crisis Fund which was launched in November 2015 by the Westminster Catholic Children's Society and Archbishop Peter Smith. The Fund provides one-off grants to support families living in our Southwark Archdiocese where a relatively small amount of funding can make a big difference.
As Catholics we have an Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays AND on Holy Days of Obligation (of which Christmas is one). The options that will fulfil your Obligations at St. Bartholomew’s are:
Saturday evening Mass of Anticipation at 18:15 OR one of the Sunday morning Masses at 08:30, 10:00 or 11:30 (there is no Sunday evening Mass)
Sunday’s Christmas Vigil Mass at 18:00 OR Midnight Mass at 23:30 OR one of Monday’s Christmas Day Masses at 08:30, 10:00 or 11:30
After 10:00 Mass Confessions will be available all day until Benediction at 19:00. A wonderful opportunity to prepare for Christmas.