PRAYER FOR THE 125th ANNIVERSARY
O Lord, we thank you and we praise you. You are the God of yesterday, today and forever. We give you thanks for the 125th anniversary of the English Martyrs Church in Streatham. We thank you for the foundation members of our parish and all those who through the years have contributed to the building and development of our parish, both materially and spiritually. To the departed, we beg you to grant eternal life and to those of us still living, give us grace to continue to build your kingdom here and now through our participation and ministry in your Church.
Bless our children and all our young people. May they discover you more deeply as they participate in the life of the Church. Give strength and fulfilment to our old and housebound, may they savour the memories of the blessed time spent in the gathering of God people in this Church. And after our earthly sojourn, bring us home to heaven where with the angels, the English martyrs, all the saints, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, we shall praise you for all eternity. Amen.
You are warmly welcome to join us in our Parish community here at The English Martyrs Catholic Church Streatham
As a community, we shall be celebrating Jesus amongst us in a special way at this beautiful time of the year. ‘The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us’ John 1:14. EMMANUEL – God with us, we rejoice and are glad that God has made his home with us mere creatures and we celebrate with great joy and gratitude.
He desires now not to be born in a manger, but to be born in our hearts. He wants to make our hearts his home, so that we can experience the full joy of his incarnation.
Join us at the English Martyrs as we prepare our hearts, our homes and our church for this great feast. A warm welcome awaits you.
Fr Gregory Mario Verissimo
9th December 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent
Gospel: Luke 3:1-6
Prepare a way for God, through heartfelt repentance.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert.
He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,
“The voice of one crying out in the desert:
“Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth;
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”
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