Greetings, in Christ
Welcome to your Parish. As you can see this Parish has a long history of ministry and an equally long history of Priests who have loyally served our community of faith.
I welcome you as your Parish Priest, to a place dedicated to St Anselm, but above all to a place committed to prayer as the foundation for the life of our family.If you are a parishioner, I thank you for the way you serve Christ in your Parish and if you are a newcomer or guest, welcome.
Please join us and be part of a living community to share prayer and ministry to others here in this place. As you get to know more of your Parish and your fellow parishioners you can see that this is a compassionate place, where we minister to those in need, to those who need compassion and to those who want to belong.
I remind everyone of two things:
Firstly, to belong to one of the many ministries that take place in this parish and to offer the opportunity of sharing your talent for the good of others is part of our Christian duty. Christ said “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Therefore, I urge you to think of your talents and share them with this your parish community.
Secondly, we have a duty to pray. St. Paul reminds us to “pray without ceasing” (1Thessalonians 5:7) and I urge each and every one of you to spend time in prayer. It can be quiet reflection spent in the church, the lighting of a candle, the attending of a Eucharistic celebration during the week, the saying of the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction or the reflective thought during the activity of a busy day. Pray with us here, pray to have time to reflect, pray to have time to let Jesus into your busy life.
ST ANSELM'S RAISE THE ROOF PARISH QUIZ
Friday 8th February arrive 7.30pm in the old hall, Quiz starts at 8pm.
Delicious home-made supper, bar, raffle, Brain Teasers Winners Prize and a lot of fun. Tickets £15 per head, £10 for concessions. Tickets will be sold after Masses. All proceeds go to the Church Roof Restoration Fund. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Parish Office for more information.
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27 Nov 2018;
7.45 for 8.00pm prompt start.
4, 11, 18 Dec 2018;
8, 15, 22 Jan 2019;
Upper new hall off the Courtyard, Tooting Bec Road entrance
Canon William is leading our Advent Retreat based on 6 DVD led sessions by Bishop Robert Barron on the importance of the Mass, together with opportunities for prayer, discussion and Adoration.
This walk through the Mass will transform us by the insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. Tuesday evenings: 27th Nov, 4th Dec, 11th Dec and 18th Dec continuing in January 2019, Tuesday 8th, 15th and concluding with Adoration on Tuesday 22nd January.
All catechists should try and attend this retreat.
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