Parish News for the 2nd Week of Christmas

December 29, 2022 by James Elston in Weekly News

This Sunday is New Year’s Day when we celebrate Mary as Mother of God. This title of the Blessed Virgin has been used since the 3rd century. In Greek it is Theotokos or God-bearer. She was formally given this title at the Council of Ephesus in the year 431 and it is simply a way of proclaiming the true divinity of Jesus and her role as his mother. We use this ancient title every time we pray the Hail Mary. Click here for the scripture readings. 

Thank you
For all your kind and generous Christmas gifts. They are very much appreciated.

Epiphany Sunday Lunch
Sunday 8th January we will celebrate Epiphany with a bring-and-share lunch after Mass at S. Paul’s from 12pm. All welcome.

Old S.Pancras Church Supper
Saturday 21st January 6pm An evening in church to be together in the dark days of January. A hot meal will be served, please bring your own drinks. There is no charge to come but please book your place on the sign up sheet after mass. 

Corsican Sunday
On Sunday 29th January, our Corsican friends will be joining us for their annual celebration of Filippo Antonio Pasquale de’ Paoli (1725-1807), the Corsican leader who was buried in our churchyard. After Mass there will traditional Corsican refreshments.

Pat Clift RIP
Pat who was a faithful member of the congregation, died peacefully at home last week on the day after her 89th birthday. Her funeral mass will be sometime in early January. Please pray for her soul and for her family at this time.

Regular Giving
Supports our ministry and keeps our doors open everyday of the year for all. Click here to sign up.Every little helps.

Mass Times

Sunday 1st January
Mary Mother of God

Solemn Mass 9.30am followed by coffee

Monday 2nd January
Ss Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen
Mass 9.30am 

Tuesday 3rd January
The Most Holy Name of Jesus
Mass and Benediction 6.30pm followed by drinks

Wednesday 4th January
Mass 11am at S.Paul’s followed by coffee

Thursday 5th January
Mass 10am followed by coffee

Friday 6th January
The Epiphany of the Lord 

Mass 1.05pm at S.Marys Fr James’ Day Off

Saturday 7th January
Saint Raymond of Penyafort
Mass 10am followed by coffee

Sunday 8th December 
Epiphany Sunday
Solemn Mass 9.30am followed by coffee

11.30am Sung Mass at S.Paul’s followed by Bring & Share lunch