Church Interior

RETURNING TO MASS AFTER LOCKDOWN

According to the latest government regulations, from the 2nd December, we are able to gather back for public worship. We will therefore resume Holy Mass from that very day keeping all the Mass times we had in place prior to the second lockdown.

Please find the list of Mass times below.

Our first Sunday back will be the second Sunday of Advent and has been dubbed Return to Mass Sunday. The theme for that Sunday’s readings is apt for our return as we will hear John Baptist exhorting us to ‘prepare a way for the Lord (Mark 1:3)’.

We come back again to church with enthusiastic and hopeful hearts starting a journey of twofold spiritual purification in preparation for the second coming of Christ in glory to judge the living and the dead, and for the worthy celebration of His birth at Christmas. This is  what the holy season of  Advent is about.

 

Please come to Mass if you feel capable to.

 

A REFLECTION ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

First Reading: Isaiah 63:16-17,64:1,3-8

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 79 (80):2-3,15-16,18-19

 

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

 

Gospel: Mark 13:33-37

DONATIONS TO THE PARISH

A number of parishioners have been enquiring as to how they can continue to support the parish during these difficult times especially as we have not been able to have Mass for some weeks during both the first and second lockdown.

 

If you would like to make contributions, there are several ways in which you can do this: an online transfer between your bank account and that of the Parish or you can set up a Standing Order to make regular payments. For full details, please click below.

Christmas Mass Times

 

Christmas Eve

6pm

Family Christmas Mass

Midnight 

Possible readings and carols sung by choir starting at 11:30pm

Christmas Day

8.30am

&

10.30am

Mass Times

WEEKEND MASSES

 

SATURDAY (Vigil)

6PM

SUNDAY

10.30

 

WEEKDAY MASSES

WEDNESDAY

10.00

FRIDAY

10.00

About Us

We the parish of Holy Family in Thanet, ministers to everyone in the communities of Birchington and Westgate.

We strive to be a welcoming, active congregation with a variety of ministries ready to welcome new members. 

 

We hope that you feel at home when you come to worship with us. 

Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals 

Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebration by arrangement with the Parish Priest.  Please contact the office for further information.

Safeguarding 

 

The Parish of the Holy Family is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers and parishioners to share this commitment. 

 

Parish Safeguarding Representative: Janice Campion 

Parish Organisations 

 

Union Catholic Mothers

01843 834 227                                        Meetings held in Parish Hall 1st Tuesday of the Month

St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

07508 675 385

Daughters of Jesus 

Tel: 01843 831 415

Ursulines of Roman Union (Lourdes)

Tel: 01843 832 344

Ursulines of Roman ​​Union (Brescia)​​

​Tel: Same as above 

Birchgate Ladies 

Meetings held in Parish Hall 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 2pm

Local Catholic Schools 

 

St Gregory's RC Primary School 

Nash Road, Margate, CT9 4BU

Tel: 01843 221 896

Email: headteacher@st-gregorys.kent.sch.uk

Ursuline College 

225 Canterbury Road

Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 LX

Tel: 01843 834431

Email: info@ursuline.kent.sch.uk