Newsletter 21 October 2018

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection: In today’s gospel, Jesus explains the importance of service and sacrifice in the life of a disciple. In particular, he seems to be preparing the Twelve for their leadership roles in the emerging Christian community.  Therefore, Jesus acknowledges that his teaching is countercultural. In today’s Gospel, Jesus contrasts the dynamics within the community of disciples with those shown by the rulers of the Gentiles.  Following Jesus’ example of sacrificial love continues to be countercultural in our day as well. We might take this opportunity to consider our models of authority and examine our own exercise of authority. On whose example do we model our leadership?

Please Pray for the Sick: Donni Coakley, P J Tunney, Veronica Ugo, Lily Rahim, Patrick O’Reilly, Trisha Weldon, John Curry and Pat Hillman. Please also pray those who have died recently and all the Souls of the faithful departed.

Sat 20/10 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Nicholas Nelson (RIP)
Sun 21/10 11 am 29th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Shantel Charlery (Thanksgiving)
Tues 23/10 6 pm Feria Mr & Mrs Jim Timmis
Wed 24/10 11 am Feria Mr & Mrs Jim Timmis
Thurs 25/10 6 pm Feria Kathleen Carey
Fri 26/10 11 am Feria Kathleen Carey
Sat 27/10 5:30 pm Vigil Mass of Sunday Nicholas Nelson (RIP)
Sun 28/10 11 am 30th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Susan Agada (Birthday Celebration)
Second Collections

Today, there is a collection for World Mission Day.

Confessions and October Devotions

Rosary in the Lady Chapel on Sundays at 10:30 am.

Confessions on Saturdays at 5 pm.

Solemnity  of All Saints

Thursdays 1st of November 2018, There will be two masses; 11 am and 6 pm in the Lady Chapel.

Commemoration of All the Faithfull Departed

Friday 2nd of November 2018, is All Souls’ Day, There will be two masses; 11 am and 6 pm in the Lady Chapel. In the month of November, masses will be offered for the Holy Souls, please use the envelope at the back of the church.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next course will be held on Friday 30th of November 2018; at 7 pm in the Lady Chapel. Before attending the course please complete and return a baptism preparation form available on the notice board in the church.

Mass Intentions

For Mass intentions please use the envelopes provided in Church. Each Mass is offered up for a particular person or prayer request. The Mass is the greatest collective prayer of the Church.

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)

SPUC is urging people to send a postcard to the Home Secretary urging him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for their unborn baby. The freedom to oppose abortion and offer help in public places is at risk. Postcards are available at the doors of the Church. For more information, please call SPUC on 020 7091 7091.


SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence)

Archbishop Bernard Longley has commissioned a review of our current safeguarding/child protection practices in light of the National Catholic Policies and Procedures. This review is to be welcomed as a means of ensuring that our systems to protect our children and young people are as effective as possible. This review is being conducted by an independent charity called SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence). As part of the review, SCIE would like to speak with any individuals who have experience of working with our parish safeguarding representatives and the safeguarding team at the Archdiocese. Anyone who is impacted by abuse issues can contact the safeguarding team on 0121 230 6240 (emergency out of hours 07976 516629).

If you are able to contribute to this important review and share your experiences with SCIE then please contact Hugh Constant ( or 020 7766 7374 or 07872 602207).

Church Fund Raising

On the 25th of November 2018, Christ the King Sunday, there will be ‘Bring and Share/ Raffle Draw’ after mass, Donations are required, Boxes are at the back of the church, Please be generous.


Church Repairs and Conference Centre

We need to raise approximately £50,000 over 5 years to cover the cost of essential Church repairs and a new Conference Centre with Kitchen.

Need Cost
Essential Church repairs £32,500
Conference Centre £14,000
Total £46,500 + VAT

Fundraising ideas welcomed

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