Welcome to our website! St Bede’s Roman Catholic Church, built in 1958 and consecrated in 1975, is part of the Diocese of Westminster. We are a small parish, serving the people of the village of Croxley Green and beyond, preaching the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and seeking to serve his people in their spiritual, emotional, physical and material needs. We have excellent relationships with our neighbouring churches, and a listening ear for people of all faiths or none. You will find a warm welcome when you visit us.
We are very proud of our association with St Bede, a great scripture scholar, renowned throughout Europe, and the first systematic historian of the English people. We also have a special devotion to St Theresa of Lisieux, our first patron. She is the saint who made the daily routine of life the source of her holiness, and so inspired ordinary folk to aspire to a deep knowledge and love for God.
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ASH WEDNESDAY AT HOME A short service we can hold in our family household, as suggested by Cardinal Vincent Nichols
1 Gather together and start with the Sign of the Cross.
2 Read the gospel for Ash Weds: Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18.
3 Say this prayer together: Lord God, with all our hearts we beseech you, have mercy on your people, spare your people, strengthen all people in the struggle against the havoc of this pandemic. Lord God, without you we are so weak and our courage is so limited. Give us your strength, give us your love, give us wisdom and skill to continue this fight. Spare your people, O Lord we pray, comfort those who mourn, and gather into your kingdom all who have died. We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord, who died and rose to life, and now lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen
4 Make the Sign of the Cross on each other’s forehead, using appropriate words of your choice.
5 Pray together the ‘Our Father’ and ‘Hail Mary’.
6 Conclude with the ‘Glory Be To The Father’.
7 Give each other sign of peace, then make the Sign of the Cross.
So Lent may now begin!
YEAR OF ST JOSEPH 8th Dec 2020 to 8th Dec 2021 Declared by Pope Francis, in his apostolic letter ‘Patris Corde’, on the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/news/st-joseph/
Prayer to St. Joseph
Hail, guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage and defend us from every evil. Amen
PARISH FINANCE Many thanks for the continued support of regular donations during lockdown, and to those who are working behind the scenes to monitor and control our financial situation. With no Sunday Mass collections, we are very grateful for all donations via bank transfer.
Sort Code: 40-05-20 Account Number: 21095560 Account Name: WRCDT St Bede Croxley Green
Remember to add your surname and first name or initials so we can identify your contribution. If you have any queries or need Standing Order forms, please contact: Ursula – 01923 445163 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the link to our Virgin Money Giving page