6.30pm: Mary Barrett welfare
Sunday Eleven B PMB 95
8.30am: Jovita Rodrigues family welfare
10am: Union of Catholic Mothers
Monday NO MASS
10am: Doris family and friends RIP
10am: Marie Deasy welfare
10am: John Kearney RIP
10am: Holy Souls
6.30pm: Anne Sheila Mitchell RIP
Sunday Twelve B
8.30am: Deceased Parishioners
11.30am : SB Rec Dec
Life calls for a lot of patience and trust. We can’t plant an acorn today and hope to be sunbathing under the shade of an oak tree next Sunday. The same holds true for spiritual matters. We have to make the effort. Then we must be patient and trust that God’s grace will take over. Lord Jesus you make the just flourish like a tree that is planted by a living stream. You sustain us in times of difficulty. You make our lives fruitful and keep our hopes from fading
Mass Times Please refer to Parish Newsletter for all Mass times. They could vary! Sacrament of Reconciliation available on the Sanctuary after the Rumanian Mass at about 6.15 Saturday evenings and then again after Mass
Mass Books are available Year B part 2. In view of the COVID restrictions it is not possible, unfortunately for parishioners to take and return as usual at the end of Mass. I am inviting you to take a copy and make a donation if you are able to afford it. Suggested donation to be placed in normal offertory basket £4. If you can’t afford it just take one and be sure to use it each week!
The First Reading God will take a twig from the top of a cedar and plant it in Zion. With God’s protective guidance it will grow into a great cedar offering shelter to all!
The Second Reading Paul sees earthly existence as separation from the Lord. He would prefer to be with the Lord but he knows he’s got to do what the Lord asks of him so he’s willing to hang on a bit!
The Gospel Seed parables meant to encourage the early church in the face of difficulty and persecution and the slow growth of the kingdom. Be patient, trust and don’t expect instant results. Through the power of God from small beginnings there will grow something great!
Reflection On many an idle day I have grieved over lost time. But it is never lost my Lord. You have taken every moment of my life in your hands. Hidden in the heart of things you are nourishing seeds into sprouts, buds into blossoms, and ripening flowers into fruitfulness. I was tired and sleeping on my idle bed and imagining all work had ceased. In the morning I woke up and found my garden full with wonders of flowers. From “Tagore”
Liturgy of the Word I am hoping that things will be approaching normality and that we can once again enlist the support of readers. This is vital ministry in our parish and I am in the process of trying to find more volunteers. This is enormously important and requires prayerful preparation
Baptism Preparation This continues next Saturday 19 June in the church at 8.30am Please let me know if you re hoping to have a child baptised.. If all goes well, baptisms will be celebrated from July onwards The meetings take place around the Baptismal Font. Where else ?
First Holy Communion We are looking forward to welcoming parents and children in the not-too-distant future back to our church.. Obviously it makes no sense to begin preparation if the children are not coming to Mass.
Confirmation I hope that with the easing of restriction our young people will feel able to resume Mass attendance and I am looking forward to welcoming our confirmandi in the not-too-distant future back to our church.
Housekeeping Job. Father Malachy of Holy Family parish in Sanderstead, is hoping to find someone to help him with some light housekeeping work. Days, hours and salary are negotiable. If you are interested, please contact Father Malachy 07801 701763
Sunday next Day of Prayer for Human Life. This is the day in the church’s life dedicated to celebrating the sacredness of human life. The proceeds from the Day for Life Collection provide core funding for the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and to assist other life related activities supported by the church, usually by means of grants made to support Catholic charities working in the particular field determined by the theme of the year.
Final Blessing May the Lord help you to grow in his love, so that you may live a life worthy of the calling he has given you.
May the Lord guide your steps and conform your hearts in his love.
May the Lord bless you and keep you in his care now and for ever.