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 September 2016
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr C)
Fr Chris writes.......
Welcome to all the families here
today enrolling on the First Reconciliation
programme, to be followed (after Christmas) with
preparation for First Holy Communion. We pray for
all you parents, carers and children preparing.
Please remember that we (the clergy team) are here
to help you and support you; we will be keeping you
all in our prayers.
Bishop Richard encourages us all (especially our Reconciliation Families) in his Pastoral letter, as we consider our call to love God and love our neighbour. He reminds us, “Do I reach out to the one in need, or do I relax in comfort, safe within the walls and gates I have constructed for myself? Am I like the rich man’s family, with a conscience that is not even stirred by the One who died for me and rose from the dead?” Please read his whole letter, and may we respond with ‘renewed energies to the call to service that is at the heart of Christian life’.
Wealth is judged not by the amount that is
but by the amount that is given away.
The only wealth worth having is ‘the wealth of the heart’.
To close one’s heart is to begin to die;
to open it is to begin to live.
NOVEMBER - Month of the Holy Souls
As some of you like to invite other family members to some of our special commemorations in November, and others like to be sure that they are free to come, we are offering good notice of our traditional gatherings in the month of the Holy Souls. Click here for dates and times.
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.
Please note this website will not be updated the weekend of 1st/2nd October. Please check next week's printed newsletter in the churches for up-to-date information.