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!
21st September 2014
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A)
Home Mission Sunday
Fr Chris writes.....
Please take away a Home Mission Sunday Prayer Card - Evangelisation ‘in the heart of the family’
...Many children and young people (even though
baptised) will never see their parents receive the
sacraments. Every person at Mass in our parish this
weekend will know of someone (or probably many) who are
currently distant from the family of the faith – the
parish community. For many of us our list will start
with some members of our own family. Hopefully, we do
not condemn, but pray and love.
...We all share in the task of evangelisation and, whilst priests and religious have their part to play, the task is one that we all share in. Our call at Baptism is to become disciples of Jesus spreading the good news in our setting, our culture and our generation.
- It is not the waving of a magic wand and all will be well.
- It is a journey that can be tough; but also rewarding, if we work at it, united with the community of faith.
Every year we have a Sunday for Home Missions which is organised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, under the leadership of Bishop Kieran who is the chair for the Bishops’ Conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. This year’s Home Mission Sunday occurs this weekend. Please give generously to our second collection today, which will help the Church to provide resources and materials to encourage those who are on the fringes of the faith and those outside the Church altogether. Please visit cbcew.org.uk/homemission
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.