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CATHOLIC CHURCH OF MARY
MOTHER OF GOD, PONDERS END (WESTMINSTER DIOCESE)

Welcome to Church of Mary, Mother of God

Welcome to Roman Catholic Church of Mary, Mother of God. As a parish we are part of Enfield Deanery in the Archdiocese of Westminster, London UK. Here you will find information about us including the times for Masses and Services as well as the contact details of the Parish Team.
YEAR OF MERCY MASSES & SERVICES NEW PARISH GROUPS NEWSLETTERS PARISH DIARY
PARISH GALLERY DECEMBER SAINTS OF THE MONTH

Message from the Parish Priest

The Parish of St Mary, Mother of God presents this site to you as a means of really getting to know about our Parish Family here in Ponders End, Enfield. For newcomers, it is a way of offering a welcome. For our 'regulars', it is intended as a source of information. For those we rarely have contact with, it comes with the hope that it might move them to become more involved with the active life of our Parish Community. It would be wonderful if we could all work together to build a friendly, loving community with the Lord at the heart of it. This, of course, is an on-going process and requires the openness and hardworking collaboration of everyone concerned.
Revd. Fr. John Shewring (Parish Priest)

BECOME A PARISHIONER

We welcome anyone considering being part of our community. Whether you have just moved into the area or have been worshiping with us for some time now and would like to be registered as a parishioner, please print off the registration form below:
Parish Registration Form
Parish Registration Form, Click HERE.

PILGRIMAGES in 2017

10 DAY (9 NIGHT) PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA, Burgos and Lourdes
IN OCTOBER 2017
Join the Spiritual Leader, our parish priest, Fr John Shewring
on a pilgrimage to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. Pilgrims will also be visiting Lourdes in France.
COST: From £1,439.00. Please book early to secure your place.
Contact Rev Fr John on 020 8804 2149 for additional information.

Reconciliation Service at Ponders End

Special Guest: Bishop John Sherrington
16th December 2016

The service will take place in the Church at 7.30pm. The reconciliation will be con-celebrated by Bishop John Sherrington alongside other priests in the Arch-diocese of Westminster. Please endeavour to attend as this will count towards our preparations to receiving the Lord on Christmas.
Revd Fr John Shewring
Parish Priest

New Parish Groups

The parish is calling on parishioners to consider joining the following newly formed(revived) societies in our Church:
Legion of Mary1. Legion of Mary Society
The Legion of Mary is a worldwide association of Catholics who have formed themselves into a body to be of service to the church. Mary the Immaculate is the model and through her its members seek to present Christ to everyone.

The objective is the spiritual formation of all confirmed members of the church through prayer and the lay apostolic work to realize their vocation to holiness.

Our parish Praesidium (this is what a parish Legion of Mary group is known as) is called Our Lady Seat of Wisdom. We meet each Sunday at 4pm in the Parish Hall. You are most welcome to join us.

The legion holds a weekly meeting, which begins with the invocation of the Holy Spirit followed by the recitation of the Rosary, spiritual readings, talks and a discussion... Read more about the Legion of Mary Society
THE LEGION OF MARY MEETS EVERY SUNDAY IN THE PARISH HALL AT 4PM

2. St Vincent de Paul Society
SVPThe St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known - the SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and deprivation by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. The Society is a lay organisation initially formed in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions, and active in England & Wales since 1844. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form. Read more about St Vincent de Paul Society
THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT MEETS EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF MONTH IN THE PARISH HALL AT 7.30PM

TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THESE NEW GROUPS, PLEASE CONTACT REV FR JOHN on 020 8804 2149.

2. BIBLE & FAITH SHARING GROUP MEETS IN THE PARISH HALL. DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON THE NEWSLETTER

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SAINTS OF THE MONTH OF DEC. 2016

Popes & Videos Section

Holy Father's Intentions for DEC. 2016

This month, Pope Francis will be praying for countries receiving Refugees

The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention is: “That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity.

His intention for evangelisation is: “That within parishes, priests and lay people may collaborate in service to the community without giving in to discouragement”

Benediction Songs and Flowers of the Rarerest

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