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
4th December 2016
2nd Sunday of Advent (Yr A)
Fr Chris writes.......
Let us on this second Sunday of Advent hold on to
that vision of a peaceable Kingdom, in which
violence, jealousy, and hatred are overcome – all
people at one, in loving unity caring for God’s
creation and especially for each other. This must
not be an escapist dream (like climbing into a space
rocket to view things from outside the world). No,
we need to start in the here and now, in our
setting, facing the challenges that beset us.
We can make this vision a reality in tangible and
living ways. Forgiving a neighbour, making a lonely
person smile, showing compassion to someone who is
suffering, working for peace and justice among
nations, humbly putting others before our own
selfish needs. We need to get involved and make our
first reading from Isaiah not a fantasy but
Perhaps, as we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Advent, we can reflect again on the liturgy of the word from today’s Mass.
PARISH RECONCILIATION FOR ADVENT
We will be offering an extended opportunity
for celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation
before Christmas on Thurs 8th Dec 7pm -
9pm at St Joseph’s church, Redhill. Visiting
priests will be available throughout the
evening and the church will be set up for private
prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Should you
wish, a printed Examination of Conscience will be
available, to help you to prepare. Please mark the
date in your diary.
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.