Bound together by Faith

"We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self". -- St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

We have found the Messiah

"In the inexpressible joy of this eternal vision, human nature will possess what eye has not seen or ear heard, what man's heart has never conceived." -- Pope St. Leo the Great

In God You Are Never Alone

"Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence". -- Pope John Paul II

The Blessed Mother

“May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing.” -- Saint Padre Pio

Have Faith; Pray Without Ceasing

"Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray." -- St. Louis de Montfort

St Andrews RC Church, Thornton Heath, Welcomes you in the Name of Jesus Christ

We are a community, strong in the love of Christ; a vibrant and friendly parish, and a community where diversity is celebrated. Our supportive clergy is fully complemented with a large number of active parish groups. We hope to journey together with you with the aim to help each other to grow in faith

The Antiphons Of Christmas

Message from Deacon Tony — 3rd Sunday of Advent (A)  The antiphons of Christmas, commonly known as the O Antiphons are used in the Divine Office during Evening Prayer in the last week of Advent.  They are also the Alleluia at daily Mass on the same day.  They are as follows: – 17th O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth …

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The Rare Qualities Of The Apostle Andrew

Message from Fr Emmanuel — 2nd Sunday of Advent (A)  God endowed mankind and indeed all Creation with wonderful gifts and lots of talents for service, which manifests his love, might and glory.  A couple of days ago, we celebrated the feast of the Apostle Andrew.  A brother of Simon Peter and a disciple of John the Baptist.  In the …

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Prepare For An Intimate Coming Of The Lord

Message from Deacon Errol — 1st Sunday of Advent (A) The word “Advent” (Coming) indicates how Christians view the four-week period before the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a time when we must try and prepare for an ever more intimate coming of the Lord.   Our preparation for Christ’s coming should consist in an ever greater opening up …

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Christian Ethos And Mental Wellbeing

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe — Message from Deacon Tony  Last Saturday I attended a seminar on Spirituality, Mental Health and Wellbeing.  One of the speakers was Baroness Dr Sheila Hollins, who advises the government on matters relating to mental health and was appointed by Pope Francis to advise the Vatican on the safeguarding of minors. Dr …

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A Time To Remember Those Who Have Gone Before Us

Remembrance Sunday — Message from Canon Francis    At the beginning of the Baptism ceremony the parents of a baby are asked “What do you ask of God’s Church for your child?”  There could be many appropriate answers: Happiness; health; love …. The actual answer in the book is “Baptism.”  I recently heard it suggested that a better answer might be …

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