St Mary Mother of God Church

213 Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch , Essex RM12 4TF

Links to Catholic Organisations

We have several parish groups which exist for spiritual and charitable purposes. To find out more about National Catholic Organisations see below.

Catholic Women’s League

The League is involved in charitable work of all kinds. The League offers members the opportunity to develop and learn new skills.

CaFE

Our relationships with God change throughout our lives. Some people may find their faith challenged by events in their own lives, others may feel a call to enter more deeply into the mysteries of their life in Christ. As Jesus himself said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). This process of entering into the fullness of life never ceases.

Justice and Peace

The (NJPN) welcomes all who share a vision of a world in which people live in peace and harmony, where our common humanity is respected and all are able to contribute freely to the common good.

The Guild of St Stephen

This is an International Organisation of Altar Servers founded in England in 1904 by Father Hamilton McDonald when he formed a Society of Altar Servers at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in London.

Marriage Care

helps couples and individuals to build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships, as well as providing counselling support in times of relationship difficulty.

Pax Christi

The work of Pak Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in any form. Pax Christi is rooted in Catholic Christianity but is open to all who share its values and work.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal

The grace of God through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) has impacted the lives of millions of people throughout the world over the past 50 years. One description of CCR is A personal experience of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, who brings alive in new ways the graces of our baptism. The Holy Spirit not only sets on fire all that we have already received, but comes again in power to equip us with his gifts for service and mission.

CAFOD

This is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. They reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture.

HCPT

is a registered charity offering pilgrimage holidays, to Lourdes in the south of France, for disabled and disadvantaged people from around the UK and further afield. Every Easter around 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children enjoy a fun and safe week in Lourdes, staying in hotels with their volunteer helpers. Each Summer over 1,500 people, many of them with disabilities or life limiting conditions, enjoy a week at HCPT’s Hosanna House in Bartrès near Lourdes. HCPT is a charity with its roots in the Catholic faith.