Saint Michael's Church

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark


Covid-19 Coronavirus Modified Prayer Times

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Current Communal Worship & Live Streaming of Masses 

  Mondays                         9:30am                          

 Tuesdays                        9:30am                         

 Wednesdays                   9:30am (Adoration: 9:00am)          

 Thursdays                      9:30am          

 Fridays                          9:30am             

 Saturdays                      9:30am (Adoration: 9:00am)

 Saturdays                      6:00pm 

 Sundays                        9:00am

 Sundays                       11:00am 


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PASCHAL TRIDUUM PROGRAMME 2021


Maundy Thursday Mass

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 19:30

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross 10:00

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion 15:00

Divine Mercy Novena begins. To pray the Novena, kindly click here

Easter Vigil Mass

Solemn Easter Vigil and First Mass of the Resurrection 19:30

Easter Sunday Masses

Masses of the Resurrection of the Lord 09:00 and 11:00



 

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Christmas Message & Blessings 2020

 

It is that time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Although this year has been different due to the corona virus pandemic but remember that Jesus was born in a manger. Neither the rejection of the inn keepers nor the wickedness of Herod could make Jesus abandon his mission of coming to identify with the suffering humanity. His name is Emmanuel, God-with-us.

 

Thank you for your support to our parish for the past years. God knows your support and blesses you. I pray that this Christmas will bring you restoration of hope in Jesus, who has come to bless you. May the grace of this Christmas season sanctify and ennoble our sacrifices, bring healing, joy, peace and solace to all.  

 

Wishing you and your dear ones every blessing of this Christmas season and the New Year.

 

From

The Parish Priest, The Reverend Father Innocent Ezeonyeasi

& The Parish Pastoral Team

 

St Michael’s… We are a family!


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Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena

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23rd December – 31st December 2020

Friday 1st January, 2021 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

New Year and Thanksgiving Day

Mass at 9:00am

Mass at 11:00am

Adoration & New Year Ministration    12:00noon – 1:00pm

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena - Day 1 – 23rd December 2020

Mary, our Mother, you have always been concerned with the affairs of the world and of each person throughout history. In your “yes” to the angel Gabriel to accept your role as the Mother of God, you accepted a unique role as a mediator between Heaven and Earth. Our Lady of Good Counsel, today, I ask for your intercession for a world in need of your guidance and for counsel in my own life. (State your intentions here)

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena - Day 2 – 24th December 2020

Mary, our Mother, you have always been concerned with the affairs of the world and of each person throughout history. You have provided counsel and comfort to those who needed you, even during your earthly life when you visited your cousin Elizabeth while she carried John the Baptist in her womb. Our Lady of Good Counsel, today, I ask for your intercession for a world in need of your guidance and for counsel in my own life. (State your intentions here)

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena - Day 3 - 25th December 2020

Mary, our Mother, you have always been concerned with the affairs of the world and of each person throughout history. Your counsel to us extends back to your earthly life when you spoke of your Son, commanding us: “Do whatever He tells you”. Our Lady of Good Counsel, today, I ask for your intercession for a world in need of your guidance and for counsel in my own life. (State your intentions here)

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena - Day 4 - 26th December 2020

Mary, our Mother, you have always been concerned with the affairs of the world and of each person throughout history. At the Cross, Jesus gave you to the disciple St. John, saying “Behold, your mother” to him and to all of us who follow after him. Our Lady of Good Counsel, today, I ask for your intercession for a world in need of your guidance and for counsel in my own life. (State your intentions here)

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena - Day 5 - 27th December 2020

Mary, our Mother, you have always been concerned with the affairs of the world and of each person throughout history. In the 16th century in Mexico, you counseled Juan Diego, saying, “Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here, who am your Mother? Is there anything else you need?” Our Lady of Good Counsel, today, I ask for your intercession for a world in need of your guidance and for counsel in my own life. (State your intentions here)

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena - Day 6 - 28th December 2020

Mary, our Mother, you have always been concerned with the affairs of the world and of each person throughout history. In 1830, you counseled Catherine Laboure in Paris, instructing her on the design for the Miraculous Medal and saying, “All who wear this medal will receive great graces.” Our Lady of Good Counsel, today, I ask for your intercession for a world in need of your guidance and for counsel in my own life. (State your intentions here)

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena - Day 7 - 29th December 2020

Mary, our Mother, you have always been concerned with the affairs of the world and of each person throughout history. In 1858, you counseled Bernadette Soubirous in France, telling her where to dig in the ground to bring forth a spring where a great multitude of people would be healed of illnesses and infirmities for decades to come. Our Lady of Good Counsel, today, I ask for your intercession for a world in need of your guidance and for counsel in my own life. (State your intentions here)

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena - Day 8 - 30th December 2020

Mary, our Mother, you have always been concerned with the affairs of the world and of each person throughout history. In 1917 in Fatima, Portugal, you counseled three shepherd children, saying, “My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” Our Lady of Good Counsel, today, I ask for your intercession for a world in need of your guidance and for counsel in my own life. (State your intentions here)

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel Novena - Day 9 – 31st December 2020

Mary, our Mother, you have always been concerned with the affairs of the world and of each person throughout history. In 1933, you counseled Mariette Beco in Belgium, saying, “Believe in me and I will believe in you.” Our Lady of Good Counsel, today, I ask for your intercession for a world in need of your guidance and for counsel in my own life. (State your intentions here)

 

(Novena Prayer Continues Day 1- 9)

For guidance for all those who pray this novena, pray for us. For counsel to seek your Son every day of our lives, pray for us. For an increase in love, trust, and devotion to your Immaculate Heart that leads us to Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mary, Star of the Sea, guide us now as you have guided pilgrims in years past. Be our constant beacon, a blazing light in this dark night, and lead us home to dwell with your Son forever and ever. Amen.

 

Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel… Pray for us!
Read more at: https://www.praymorenovenas.com/lady-good-counsel-novena

 

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Government Consultation on Faith Engagement

Government Consultation on Faith Engagement - Officials of the MHCLG have asked for individual Catholics to respond to this open consultation on the way Government engages with faith communities.  The link to the online submission is:https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/independent-faith-engagement-review-call-for-evidence 

This call for evidence aims to collect views to underpin the Faith Engagement Review. This call for evidence opened on 13th November and will run for a period of 4 weeks closing at 11:45pm on 11 December 2020.

   Colin Bloom, the Faith Engagement Adviser at the Ministry or Housing, Communities and Local Government, will present and promote the government consultation on the issue.  Link and registration: https://www.catholicvoices.org.uk/events/independent-faith-review             


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Immaculate Conception Novena

Sunday 29th November to 7th December, 2020

Feast Day: 8th December, 2020

Novena Prayer: Day 1-9

O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you for the singular grace and honour of being His beloved mother. By the power of His Cross, He preserved you from all sin. Therefore, by His power and love, I have hope and bold confidence in your prayers for my holiness and salvation. I pray that your prayers will bring me to imitate your holiness and submission to Jesus and the Divine Will. Queen of Heaven, I beg you to beg my Saviour to grant me these requests… (Mention your intentions)


My holy Mother, I know that you were obedient to the will of God. In making this petition, I know that God’s will is more perfect than mine. So, grant that I may receive God’s grace with humility as you did. As my final request, I ask that you pray for me to increase in faith in our risen Lord; I ask that you pray for me to increase in hope in our risen Lord; I ask that you pray for me to increase in love for the risen Jesus! Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Read more at: 
https://www.praymorenovenas.com/immaculate-conception-novena

 


MONTH OF NOVEMBER

PRAYER FOR THE DEAD 

God our Father, your power brings us to birth, your providence guides our lives, and by your command we return to dust. Lord, those who die still live in your presence, their lives change but do not end. I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to you alone. In company with Christ, who died and now lives, may they rejoice in your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Unite us together again in one family, to sing your praise forever and ever. Amen.

 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.


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Suspended Covid-19 Coronavirus Modified Prayer Times


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Live Streaming of Masses


   Mondays                       9:30am                          Live stream only

 Tuesdays                       9:30am                          Live stream only

 Wednesdays                  9:30am            Communal  & Live stream

 Thursdays                     9:30am            Communal  & Live stream

Fridays                         9:30am             Communal & Live stream

 Saturdays                     9:30am                          Live stream only

 Saturdays                     6:00pm              Communal & Live stream

  Sundays                        9:00am             Communal & Live stream 

 Sundays                        11:00am           Communal & Live stream

 



OPENING OF CHURCH FOR INDIVIDUAL

PRAYER AND COMMUNAL WORSHIP


 Wednesdays                Adoration                               9:00am – 9:30am

  Saturdays                   Confessions                        10:30am, on request


Saturdays             Mass of Anticipation                              6:00pm

          Sundays                Mass                                                     9:00am            

Sundays                Mass                                                     11:00am




DOCUMENTS ON GRADUAL RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES 

FOR INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNAL WORSHIP FROM 4TH JULY, 2020


CBCEW Guidance for Re-opening of Catholic Churches for Individual Prayer


A Message from the Archbishops’ of England about the re-opening of Churches for Mass


New Updated Guidance for Acts of Worship - Mass


Guidance for Acts of Worship – Confession


Guidance for Acts of Worship – Funerals


St Michael's Catholic Church, Pollards Hill Guidance for Individual Prayer and Communal Worship


NHS Test and Trace Cards


Church Re-Opens after Second Lockdown

From Thursday 3rd December, 2020 churches will be allowed to open again for public celebration of Mass and other acts of worship.  

The Bishop’s Conference of England & Wales have issued a statement welcoming this news. 

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/bishops-welcome-return-to-public-worship/ 

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Suspended Live streaming Times 

For those who may, for whatever reason, be unable to attend Mass we offer a live stream of our Masses from HERE.

Sunday Masses
09:00 and 11:00

Weekday Masses (Monday to Saturday)
09:30

Weekday Holy Days of Obligation Masses
09:30 and 19:30