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
18th November 2018 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Gospel: Mark (13:24-32)
Be prepared for the second coming of Christ
Jesus said to his disciples, “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
In the month of November we remember our family, relatieves and all who have died. We are encouraged to pray for them and offer masses for the response of their souls. They are envelopes named “HOLY SOULS” at the back of the church, in November, please pick one or more and put in the names of your departed ones and an offering so that masses could be offered for them.
Please click here or visit our PRAYER page to read a beautiful November Prayer. God bless!
Caroline, or Change
Dujonna Gift-Simms one of our Parishioners wanted to share with you a discount link/code to her next musical, where she will be playing ‘Radio I’. The west end production of ‘Caroline, or Change’ (www.carolineorchange.co.uk). The show will be held at the Piccadilly Theatre, running for a limited season from 20th November after a sold-out run at The Chichester Festival and Hampstead Theatre. To book tickets visit this link: https://bit.ly/20SrNx9 where the discount code should automatically be applied. Tickets will be £29.50 for anyone using the code and this is valid for all performances, excluding Saturdays, from 20th November till 21st December.
Upcoming Activities & Events
It is The Rejoice Choir’s pleasure to invite you to the annual
As ever, we are very dependent on all the generous people who
As part of our 125th anniversary celebrations we would like to invite