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CATHOLIC CHURCH OF MARY
MOTHER OF GOD, PONDERS END

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. 2016 PILGRIMAGES YEAR OF MERCY MASSES & SERVICES NEWSLETTER

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)

PILGRIMAGES in 2016

10 DAY PILGRIMAGE TO ROME, ASSISI & SAN GIOVANNI (ST PIO) 2016
TRIP OF A LIFE TIME!

Pilgrimage to Rome 24 May – 2 June 2016 Spiritual Director: Fr John Shewring
Only £1,189 for 9 nights
Departure from London Gatwick, half board.
A professional local guide will accompany you throughout your pilgrimage (except on free day). Daily Mass will be arranged.
For details please contact Fr John Shewring
Landline: 020 8804 2149 Mobile: 07973 539907

Pilgrimage to Rome
Information Pack, CLICK HERE

Pilgrimage to Rome
Application Pack, CLICK HERE
9 DAY PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, MEXICO - 2016

Pilgrimage to Mexico “The Holy Year of Mercy”
“A journey of a lifetime”

17 - 25 October 2016
Spiritual Director: Fr John Shewring
Cost: £679 - excluding flights.
It is essential to book your flights early (the later you book the higher the cost) For details please contact AST or Fr John Deposits of £200 must be paid by 15th March 2016 A professional local guide will accompany you throughout your pilgrimage. Daily Mass will be arranged.

Pilgrimage to Mexico
Information Pack, CLICK HERE

Pilgrimage to Mexico
Application Pack, CLICK HERE

Forthcoming Parish Events

DOOR OF MERCY
Pope Francis wishes all our people to experience the grace of this Jubilee through the Indulgence he grants to those making a pilgrimage to a Holy Door of Mercy. The principal Holy Door for the Diocese will be in the Cathedral during the Jubilee Year. A more detailed explanation of this is given shortly.

PILGRIMAGE TO WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL
FEBRUARY 19TH 2016
Please if you would like to join us, there will be a coach leaving from the parish at 10.30am on that day at a cost of £5.Please put your name to the notice on the board in the porch.

During the pilgrimage to the Cathedral, we will be able to fulfil the requirements of gaining the indulgences. Please join us.

Indulgences
Indulgences, CLICK HERE


Deanery
Door of Mercy Poster, CLICK HERE


BISHOP ROBERT BARRON'S TOP 10 RESOURCES FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY
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Saints & Popes Section

SAINT OF THE MONTH OF FEB. 2016

Saints of the Month

SAINT OF THE MONTH OF FEB. 2016

Saints of the Month

Recent Saints (Canonised in October 2015) Saints - Louis Martin & Marie-Azélie Guérin Martin

Louis Joseph Aloys Stanislaus Martin
Born: 22 August 1823 Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Died: 29 July 1894 (aged 70)
Arnières-sur-Iton, Eure, France
Beatified: 19 October 2008, Basilique de Sainte-Thérèse,
France by Pope Benedict XVI
Canonized: 18 October 2015, Saint Peter's Square,
Vatican City by Pope Francis
Feast: 12 July

Saint-Denis-sur-Sarthon, Orne, France
Born: 23 December 1831
Died: 28 August 1877 (aged 45)
Alençon, Orne, France
Beatified: 19 October 2008, Basilique de Sainte-Thérèse,
France by Pope Benedict XVI
Canonized: 18 October 2015, Saint Peter's Square,
Vatican City by Pope Francis
Feast: 12 July

Holy Father's Intentions for FEB. 2016

Universal: Care for Creation That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.
Evangelization: Asia That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.

Inauguration Mass, A Must Watch

Catholic News, Prayers & Meditation

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