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.
A warm welcome to the website of the English Martyrs Catholic Church in Streatham. Our Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Southwark and is located in the South of London. By virtue of our location, we are host to people from over forty nationalities. The church has been on its present site since 1893 and has served the community in various ways apart from her spiritual mission which is the primary aim of her presence in the community. The church building which is designed in 13th century gothic style is open to all who wish to worship with us on a daily basis and especially on Sundays when the community gathers for the celebration of the Holy mass.
At the moment the parish has one priest who ministers to the needs of the parishioners.
The website is aimed to provide details of our mass times, information about the sacraments, schools and other organisations attached to the parish, office hours and other relevant information.
Fr Gregory Mario Verissimo
15th September 2018 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Gospel: Mark (8:27-35)
Peter believes in Jesus as Messiah, but resists the idea of messianic sacrifice.
Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him. Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly.
And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.” He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.”
Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress “Adoremus”
7 – 9 September 2018
The bishops of England and Wales were holding a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool.
Eucharistic Congresses were gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908 when permission for a public procession of the Blessed Sacrament was refused. Participants engaged in a series of sessions focusing on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
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Will you pray a Holy Rosary with us in October?
The month of the Holy Rosary is October and this entire month is dedicated to our Lady. It is a good time to commit to praying the Rosary everyday. The Rosary will bring great peace and holiness to your life. It is a powerful instrument for conversion and best method of honoring Mary.
So, it is the perfect month to get started with the daily Rosary devotion. We will show on our website in the next 2 weeks the tools to make is a pleasant experience with meditations, videos, even a free Rosary mp3 download, or where to find aplications on your mobiles.
And for those of you who already in this beautiful habit, it is the perfect month for you to share this devotion with others.
Upcoming Activities & Events
International Mass at 6:30 – follow us for more details!
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As part of our 125th Anniversary celebrations we would like to invite