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.

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4th December 2016
2nd Sunday of Advent (Yr A)

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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 a reality.
Perhaps, as we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Advent, we can reflect again on the liturgy of the word from today’s Mass.

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.

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