Parish of The English Martyrs

Welcome
One Family Parish
OUR PARISH PRIEST Fr Dominic Findlay-Wilson Ordained on Saturday 27th Jul 2014. Home Town Salisbury, Wiltshire Studied at Emmanuel School of Mission, Rome, Italy, Studied at St Johns Seminary and at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Went to The Oratory School. Celebrated his first Mass at The English Martyrs Chard Ash Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7.00pm. CLIFTON DIOCESE. A Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 10462076. A registered charity number 1170168. Registered Office: St Ambrose North Road Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PW
The English Martyrs (Presbytery) 2 East Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1EP
Fourth Sunday of Easter 22nd April 2018 Saturday 21st April 5.30pm Mass at St Joseph’s, Ilminster (Vigil) Sunday 22nd April 9.00am Mass at St Peter’s, Crewkerne 11.00am Mass at The English Martyrs, Chard
The English Martyrs, St Joseph’s and St Peter’s
OUR MISSION We, the Roman Catholic Parish of The English Martyrs. Three Places of Worship, One Family Parish. Our aim to Worship God, Love each other, Serve the community and Pray for the Power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives In the name of Jesus Christ.
Parish Groups SVP (Society of St Vincent de Paul) The Catholic Ladies' Guild, The Book Club, Men’s Group, Taize Group, Monthly Coffee Morning, Coffee after Sunday Mass.
St Anselm of Canterbury Our Lady and the English Martyrs (OLEM) in Cambridge. By kind permission, Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P. Lawrence OP's photo-stream - HERE
Fr Lawrence’s Window Left Click/Touch the image below to enlarge
How to find us Click HERE for the locations of our three churches. All are welcome to come to any of our Masses, and be part of our community. we look forward to your presence among us.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK “See how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that in His name , repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations …” (Mark 24: 46-48) In today’s Gospel, the brief introductory mention of the encounter on the road to Emmaus sets the scene for the rest of the Gospel passage and shows the two main themes that are found in most accounts of the post- resurrection appearances of Jesus:- the experience of the risen Lord, and the ritual meal of the community. It simply states that they recognised him in the breaking of the bread. Luke’s main interest is to show that the risen Jesus is the same person the apostles had known prior to the crucifixion. He emphasises the reality of Jesus’ bodily resurrection, but it makes clear that the resurrection is not a return to earthly life – Jesus has risen to a new life beyond death. It was by combining various passages from the prophets that the early Christians came to accept the idea that a suffering Messiah was part of God’s plan of salvation. So Luke has the risen Lord showing the apostles how the scriptures had foretold that the Christ would suffer and so enter into his glory. Jesus also gives them a mission – the proclamation of repentance and forgiveness of sins. Today’s Gospel reading reminds us, also, that we need to be fed from both tables in the liturgy. Without the word of God, received in the Liturgy of the Word, our sharing in the Paschal Mystery in the Liturgy of the Eucharist is incomplete. We, too, need our minds “opened….to understand the scriptures” if we are to participate in the life of the Risen Christ. Fr. Dominic
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