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Parish newsletter, 19th February 2023

Saturday

6.15 pm : Confessions

6.30pm: Molly McLean Rec Dec'd

Sunday Sixth Sunday PMB 139

8.30pm: Jim Kavanagh RIP

10 am: Renee Anderson Rec Dec'd

11.30am: Philip Borg Rec Dec'd

Monday

10am: No Mass

Tuesday

11.30 am Requiem Mass for Kay Power

Wednesday Ash Wednesday PMB 147

10am: Terence Donovan RIP

Thursday

10am: Mr &Mrs Jones Wedding Anniversary

Friday

10am: Jack Gardiner

Saturday

6.15pm Confessions

6.30pm Lucy McCrohan

Sunday

8.30am: Maura Kennedy Rec Dec'd

10.00 am: Incencia Fernandes RIP

11.30 am: Parish


Cafod collection for Syria/Turkey raised £837.14. Thank you. A cheque for £1000 was sent to Cafod.


COFFEE AFTER 10AM MASS TODAY

Pondering Spiritual things. That's the invitation when we assemble in Church for the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist. We believe that Jesus is truly present in sacramental form. He is the one who offers us the fullness of life, who calls us out of ourselves, to contemplate Almighty God and to rest, to reman in his love. We are a little unworthy but God specialises in forgiving and building us up again, making us realise the greatness of our vocation to love. He asks, we could agree, a lot of us but at the same time he gives us the means. He calls us to perfection but that is not all. He provides for us in our weakness by the gift of Himself as food for the journey towards Eternal Life.


Marriage Preparation. Saturday 10am in Church - next meeting on March 4th on Reconciliation


Ukraine- Urgently needed- Sleeping bags for those on the front line. Walking sticks, walking aids, crutches, wheelchairs, water purifying tablets, water jugs with purifying cartridges, medicines, sanitary items and computers. The person who organises the sending of all the aid from the parish hall to Ukraine is in constant touch, when feasible, with medical personnel, with fire fighters on the front line, with those trying to organise schooling in basements and with those who are generally trying to help those who have lost everything. All tell her what is urgently required. She is always looking for ways to get the things to Ukraine as quickly as possible as these items are needed 'yesterday' |


Clergy support fund second collection- this will take place on 25th and 26th February.

The Clergy Support Fund of the Archdiocese of Southwark provides care for priests in their old age and retirement, and in their time of ill health. A gift to this worthy fund will ensure a dignified retirement for our priests, after they have dedicated a lifetime of service to Christ, His Church and His People. In 2022, the Clergy Support Fund provided care to 73 retired priests, at a cost of £1.33 million. With the number of priests over the age of 65 steadily increasing, so too will the financial obligation to the Archdiocese.


Please be generous with a gift to the Clergy Support Fund and continue to keep our priests in your prayers. Details of how to donate will be published next week.


GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER

SycamOre is an online course exploring our Catholic faith and suitable for individuals and couples alike. It runs throughout Lent, with weekly one-hour sessions on Tuesday evenings from 8-9pm starting on February 28. For more details or to register, visit the website: Growing in Faith Together - Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis (rcaos.org.uk)

The All Nations Catholic Charismatic Group would like to invite you for a day of healing and praver at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, Addiscombe, Croydon on Saturday 25 February from 10 am until Apm. The programme will begin with Eucharistic celebration followed by rosary, Holy wounds novena, adoration, confession, healing prayer and praise and Worship. Come and encounter the Lord who forgives all our iniquities.'


Church Action on Poverty - 19 February 2023

It is Church Action on poverty this weekend, so we should act, pray and give with churches across the UK to be a part of the movement to reclaim dignity, hope and power. There will be literature, consisting of prayers, poems and hymns at the back of the church for you to read and take away.


Church Action on Poverty, Soup Lunch Hall Friday. 3rd March from 12midday to 1.30pm.

The message of Church Action on Poverty is hope. In these tough times crises undoubtedly impact more deeply on increasing numbers of people who are struggling to keep warm, struggling to eat. In the midst of this how can we avoid sinking into despair? How can we retain our hope and offer a message of hope? Therefore, we are holding a Soup Lunch to support those in dire need and offer them hope.

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