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.
Wesołych Świąt - Maligayang Pasko ng
Pagkabuhay - Buona Pasqua - Feliz Páscoa - Joyeuses Pâques -
Frohe Ostern –
Feliz Pascua - iistar ashamsakal -
HAPPY EASTER – “The Lord has truly risen – Alleluia”!
20th April 2014
Easter Sunday (Yr A)
Women at the empty tomb, by Fra Angelico
Fr Chris writes.....
Having journeyed through Holy Week, in union with the whole Church, we now wish you all a heartfelt “Happy Easter”. If this day finds us happy or sad, rich or poor, strong or weak, the same Christ died for us that we might have life in him. The nations of the world join in rejoicing at the good news of our faith – with one voice we give thanks!
‘Light, love, warmth, hope, joy; new life, new hope, resurrection, re-birth.’
So many words and phrases abound today that they can just be empty words; or the way we celebrate can leave them as nothing more than ‘nice and gushy words’. However, by the grace of our celebration this Easter, I believe that we are all called to transformation. We are called to be Easter People living out the true spirit of Easter. This has been a year of continuing change, and change will continue. Whilst this is never easy for any of us, let us never loose sight of what is truly important – our faith in Christ, who came to show us the way, and give us an example that we should follow.
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, in communion with the Bishop Kieran Conry.
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.