A very warm welcome to all parishioners and visitors of Our Lady Help of Christians to our parish website. Fr Mario

Please find Mass Sheet for 4 June 2023 here.


Archbishop’s Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal provides Southwark parishioners the opportunity to support the wider needs of the community in which we live and worship. By focusing our efforts as an Archdiocese, we can serve people in ways beyond which any one parish could accomplish alone.

The Appeal funds:

  • Youth and Evangelisation: To strengthen the formation of people in the faith within our schools and parishes and for Southwark to become a missionary Archdiocese.
  • Our Faith in Action: To show compassionate and active service in the world around us through love for all people.
  • Clergy Care and Formation: To care for sick and retired priests in their old age and ill health and supporting the ongoing formation of our priests and deacons.

For further information and to donate online, please call 020 7960 2504 or visit www.rcaos.org.uk/archbishops-appeal



Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Church demonstrates her spiritual closeness to those directly affected by the conflict in Ukraine by consecrating Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Here is the prayer of consecration so that all of us can recite it throughout the day in fraternal union.


Clergy Support Fund

The Clergy Support Fund of the Archdiocese of Southwark provides care for priests in their retirement and time of ill health. Donations to this fund will ensure a dignified retirement for our clergy, after they have dedicated a lifetime of service to Christ, His Church and His People.

In 2021, the Clergy Support Fund provided care to 71 retired priests, at a cost of £1.25 million. With the number of priests over the age of 65 steadily increasing, so too will the financial obligation to the Archdiocese. Please donate to the Clergy Support Fund and continue to keep our priests in your prayers. To donate online:  https://rcaos.org.uk/donate/csf


Your Legacy of Faith – Remember the Church with a gift in your will.

As Catholics, we believe in the sanctity of life; life is a precious gift from God. We strive to live life joyfully and faithfully, in the hope we will return to our Creator after a natural death, to enjoy eternal life with Him. When you move onto the next life, you can make your lifetime of faith live on through a gift in your Will.

We all desire to leave a legacy, to make a mark, to make a difference in the lives of our families and friends, and within our communities. A gift in your Will to the Church, no matter how big or small, is a wonderful way to support your Catholic community.  For further information, please click on the following link:  Leave a Legacy: Archdiocese of Southwark (rcaos.org.uk)


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Gospel Reflections Download newsletter   [John 3:16-18]

At first sight this part of the dialogue with Nicodemus seems to mention only the Father and the Son and not involve the Holy Spirit. A chief concern of the Gospel of John is to show the relationship of loving obedience between Father and Son. The love and equality in a perfect relationship between a human parent and a child is the nearest reflection of such divine love which we can envisage. In complete trust and confidence the parent gives to the child everything that is theirs. The parent’s only interest is the advancement of the child. The child’s only
care is to please the parent and to be as close to the parent as they can be, in word, in action and in relationships. Each has a vibrant and continuous bond of love for the other. Such a relationship may be rare in human family life, but it can model for us a pale reflection of the loving relationship between the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is the love between the Father and the Son, love in person, the living bond which unites them. We must, however, appreciate that any such language limps and belittles the divine relationship, which is of a different order of perfection and intensity. Human language can never fully explain the mystery of God which is beyond our total understanding. We are familiar with St Patrick’s clover-leaf image of the Trinity. Are there any other images of the Trinity which you find helpful? How are Father, Son and Spirit presented in this Gospel passage? How does the Holy Spirit bring us close to the Father? How can we respond to God’s love for us?