Edge Hill, London SW19 4LU
Tel.: 020 8946 0305
[This is the letter that has been available at the back of the church since the end of April.]
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Dear Parishioners of the Sacred Heart,
Fr. Dermot Preston, SJ, the British provincial of the Society of Jesus will be preaching at all Sunday masses on the 24th/25th November. In addition he will be at an open meeting in the upper hall on Tuesday 27 November at 8 pm.
Please find below the Jesuit Provincial's letter to the Parish.
17th November 2012
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On behalf of the whole parish team, I wish you all a very holy and happy Easter. I hope all those who have participated in the Easter Triduum have been graced by the beautiful liturgies.
I offer you this short meditation of Christ on the cross:
Fr Ashworth's operation on his colon went well. The various doctors he has are happy with the result. He now needs to recover from the sugery and begin his kidney dialysis in the next few days.
We ask your prayers for Fr. Michael Ashworth. He will have surgery this Wednesday on his colon. He will be in the hospital for little over a week. Depending on his recovery he will settle into a dialysis treatment for his kidney.
On behalf of the parish team and the Jesuit community, I would like to wish you all a very happy and merry Christmas. It fills me with great joy to see our beautiful church welcoming so many people this year. So far the weather is cooperating. The choirs are filling the church w
We have the pleasure this month to welcome a newly ordained Jesuit priest Patrick Hough, from the New Orleans Province. Why is he here if he is from the States? Well is is an Englishman, or more exactly and Lancanshireman. He is from Hurst Green, where the Jesuit boarding school Stonyhurst College is located.
Today we pray for the whole parish, for all the organizations. It is the mozaic of the work of the Holy Spirit that we have focused on during this novema, The diversity and the vigor within this parish is a great testimony.
Today we pray for all those who make our communal worship prayerful and welcoming. The Eucharist, God's profound gift to the world, is the center of our faith community. It enriches and inspires everything else.
Today we pray for all the spiritual groups within the parish. We are blessed with a wide range of religious communities. Please pray that, through vocations, these communities will continue to bless the parish into the future.
Today we pray for all those wonderful organisations that do works of mercy and explicitly help our neighbor. If anyone questions if faith communities provide and social benefit, please look here. The SVP's 10 active members provide regular assistance to around 30 people.
Today we pray for all the youth of the parish and the many groups that nurture their human and faith development. The sacramental programs of baptism, communion, and confirmations are very strong in our parish.
Today we pray for the Catholic schools in the parish - all five of them. The Sacred Heart Primary School is close to all of our hearts. Let us pray for all 450 children there and the 50 staff that provide a joyful, yet studious environment. Saying mass there is one of my special joys.
Today we pray for the social groups within the parish. They are as wide and varied as those who make up the Sacred Heart community. The Social Club plays an invaluable role in facilitating the other groups' hospitality, especially the liquid type of hospitality.
Adult formation is a diverse and fruitful part of the parish's life. RCIA provides a way for non-Catholics to learn about the faith but also explore their faith within an inviting community.
As we start these nine days of prayer we focus today on those groups that serve the church and the parish.
The Parish Team and the Jesuit Community would like to wish parishioners, friends and visitors a very happy Easter.
The collections today will be for the Priests of the parish who, by custom, distribute some of it to charity.
This evening we start the Novena of Grace in honour of St. Francis Xavier. We celebrate it on the Sunday to Sunday around the 12 March.