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
Family Christmas Mass
Possible readings and carols sung by choir starting at 11:30pm
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
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
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
225 Canterbury Road
Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 LX
Tel: 01843 834431