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
14th of July 2019 – 15th Sunday (Year C)
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
The parable of the Good Samaritan
A lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal lie?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”
Wanting to justify himself, the lawyer asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
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Upcoming Activities & Events
The Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev Tomasz Margol by his Grace
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the trip to Brighton that we
As a part of our 125th anniversary of English Martyrs Church to