Welcome to the Parish of the Nativity of the Lord
a community of over 2000
Roman Catholics across the three Churches of St Joseph’s
in Redhill, Holy Family in Reigate and
St Teresa of the
Child Jesus in Merstham.
Willkommen! Vítejte! Bienvenido! Bienvenue! Dobrodošli! Benvenuti! üdvözöljük! Welkom! Witamy Serdecznie! Bom Dia!
25th January 2015 - 3rd Sunday (Yr B)
Fr Chris writes.....
We would like to welcome especially this weekend all our children, with their parents, carers and families, as they begin preparing for their First Holy Communion. At each Mass (this weekend) we will welcome some of the children from the one hundred or so preparing across our three churches. This year we are using a new preparation booklet prepared (with support from others) by the catechists from Holy Family. We hope and pray that this will be a fruitful and enriching time for you and we look forward to seeing you each week at our parish Masses as you grow in understanding of the great gift of the Eucharist.
Today we are in danger of
being drowned in bad news.
But Jesus began his ministry by announcing good news.
It is so easy to be bitter about either past or present hurts. Yet, the good news is that the kingdom of heaven has come, it is the fulfilment of promises, the fullness of God’s blessings. Jesus shows us a new way.
Forgiveness is available, recovery is possible.
God’s love is unconditional and is available to us ALL in Christ. All we have to do is to recognise our need,
and seek his help with humility and sincerity.
None of us are strong, but together,
collectively, we can achieve so much.
To anyone, reading this, who may feel
a bit distanced from the Church: Please be sure, there
is a place for you here –
“All are welcome in this place!”
Sunday Mass is celebrated in all three Churches. Together the Parish is committed to celebrating the Catholic faith as part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
Whether you are new to the parish or an existing church member, please explore our individual Church websites to join in our faith celebration and to find out how you can get the most out of the Parish community.