A Very Warm Welcome to St Andrew’s Catholic Church, Tenterden

“We wish all visitors to this website and to the parish church, every peace and joy. We are a lively, richly diverse and very welcoming parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. We extend pastoral care to those living in and around the Tenterden area, including the rural areas within a 6-mile radius. Please come and join in our celebrations or for some quiet time in the midst of this busy world.”

Fr Behruz Rafat, Parish Priest

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January 27, 2023 | 5:26 pm
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Father Behr writes:

Dear Parishioners,

 

Candlemass. On Thursday we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation also known as Candlemass. We will gather in the porch of our church at 10.00 am and bless candles before Mass. If you have any candles that you would like blessed do bring them along. 

 

At the Presentation Simeon took the infant Jesus in his arms and prayed the Nunc Dimitis.

  

This beautiful prayer which priests, deacons, religious and many lay people pray at the end of every day, is worth memorising and using every day until our last day on earth. It is a wonderful preparation for death. 

 

Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep;

that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.

 

At last, all-powerful Master,

 you give leave to your servant

 to go in peace, according to your promise.

 

For my eyes have seen your salvation

 which you have prepared for all nations,

the light to enlighten the Gentiles

 and give glory to Israel, your people.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

 and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,

 is now, and ever shall be,

 world without end.

Amen.

 

Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep;

that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.

Best Wishes,  Father Behruz Rafat

Fr Behr’s Thoughts for the Week