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

What Does It Take To Be A Messenger of Love?

Message from Fr John — 29th Sunday of the Year (A) Whom shall I send? (Isaiah 6:8). We give thanks to God Almighty for the gift of life and this day. The Holy Mother Church today celebrates World Mission Sunday as she reminds us of our nature as a Church – missionary – and enjoins us to be zealous towards …

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The Holy Communion

Message from Deacon Tony — 28th Sunday of the Year (A) I spoke recently about Holy Communion and have been asked to repeat it, so here goes:- Clergy are ordinary ministers of Holy Communion.  Extra-Ordinary minsters should only be used when there are not enough ordinary ministers.  To be an Extra-Ordinary minister you need to be in good standing with …

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How Do I Prepare For Mass?

Message from Fr Len — 27th Sunday of the Year (A) Preparing for mass is a vital part of our worship and it starts long before we even get to Church.  Worshipping properly is not just about being in the building.  Our faith life comes from the liturgy and when we celebrate liturgy well, that celebration is the best expression …

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Some Virtues We Can Practice

Message from Deacon Errol — 26th Sunday of the Year (A)  There is no doubt parents have the interest of their children at heart. In their attitudes, in their conduct they will do nothing that causes our children to suffer. We will sacrifice our own pleasures for the children’s sake. However, we must not forget to give our children what …

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We Need Each Other To Attain Our Common Goal

Message from Fr John — 25th Sunday of the Year (A) God’s ways are indeed different from ours and so we thank Him for the privilege to witness the last week of the month of September 2017. Each day is an opportunity for us to learn and know more of God’s ways. This week, we reflect on God’s generous love. …

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