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Parish newsletter, 27 February 2022

Saturday PMB Page 144

5.45: Sacrament of Reconciliation

6.30 pm: Inocencia Fernandes RIP

Sunday 8th Sunday of the Year

8.30am: Kyra (Happy Birthday)

10am: Agnes Atandare RIP

11.30am: David Jeffries Rec Dec


No Mass

Tuesday St David

10am: Remembrance (illegible name)

Wednesday Ash Wednesday PMB149

10am: Maria Havers

6.30pm: Holy Hour

7.30pm: For Peace


10am: Irma Jacqueline Madden


9am: Eucharistic Devotion

10am: Patricia Mary O'Shea

Saturday PMB Page 153

5.45: Sacrament of Reconciliation

6.30pm : Clare Pereira RIP


8.30am: Parish

10am: Renee Anderson

11.30am: Freda Jordan Rec Dec

At the start of each Mass we are invited to call to mind our sins. This means, of course, our own sins and not the sins of others although this (ie. Gossip) may be more fun!

First Reading We know what people are like through their words and the way they speak. Their conversation tells all. The rubbish is left behind. Road rage, curse curse, bad temper,

shout shout.. No inner peace or calm. No quality fruit. The writer, a gentleman called Ben Sirach got it just right.

Second Reading Paul on the resurrection, that ocean of meaning which ultimately holds us all together.

Gospel A bit too close to the bone. We are to love those around us, in our own family, community. Look at our own faults first.

Clergy Support Fund This important Diocesan fund ensures a dignified retirement for priests, after they have dedicated a lifetime of service to the Lord Jesus, His Church and His People. There will be a second collection on 26&27/2/22.

War Has Come to Europe. It is almost unimaginable for us who have lived in peace for so long. Our hearts and our prayers go out to the Ukrainian people and to all peace-loving Russians, remembering especially those in our parish who have family and friends in Ukraine. Pope Francis writes, "Once again the peace of all is threatened by partisan

interests, he stressed. He appealed to those with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war, who is the

Father of all not just of some, who want us to be brothers and not enemies.

Ash Wednesday There is an extra Mass in our parish on Wednesday evening at 7.30 for peace. It is of course Ash Wednesday. There will be Eucharistic Devotion from 6.30pm. I invite parishioners to make the effort to come and pray

The Sunday Mass is the very heartbeat of the Church and of our personal life of faith. We gather on the "first day of the week" and devote ourselves to the apostles' teaching and the

fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers (Acts2:42) The Eucharist sustains us and spurs us on, renewing our gratitude and our hope. When we say "amen" to Christ in receiving his Body and Blood, we express the love of God which is deep within us, and at the end of the Mass, when we are sent forth, we express our love for our neighbour, especially those in need. These two dimensions reveal the true nature of our faith. We are gathered together and sent out, we pray and are fed, we worship and adore; these

are intrinsic to our lives as those baptised into Christ.

Cafod wrote Thank you for your latest donation of £1937.62 for Afghanistan

Synod many thanks to all who submitted their response to the questions. All now sent off to the Pope.

Purley Food Hub. Need continues for - cartons of longlife whole milk, jars of peanut butter, jars of meat or fish paste, packets of dried potatoes, timed meat meals (not spicy), small bottles of squash, tinned/packet custard, tinned rice pudding, unisex deodorant, small washing up liquid. Your J&P Group

Baptism Preparation course 5th March 9am in Church.

First Sacraments preparation for children NOT in Regina Coeli begins 5pm March in he Church hall. This is for children who come to mass each week. Further meetings

March 12: 19: 26: April 23:30 May 7:14:21:28

Confirmation 7th June 7pm. Those now in 2nd year at secondary school may apply by way of a short letter explaining why they think they are ready for this important stage in their spiritual and life journey. Time to think about God in a serious way. Parents should be involved. They are the first and best teachers in the ways of faith. There will be a re-boot course for those who would have been confirmed two years ago.

Confirmation Meetings for all parents. Saturday 5 March in the church at 5pm. Then 12 March and 19 March. This is intended to help parents to help their young. We will look at the sacrament - sometimes called the sacrament of exit - and see if and how we can help our young in their journeying. It is for the parents of those who in normal circumstances would have been confirmed in 2020, as well as parents who are hoping that their children will start preparation soon (See above)

Distribution of Holy Communion Present arrangements will continue for the time being. The situation is being reviewed We have an obligation to protect those who are clinically

extremely vulnerable. I have consulted doctors in our parish Eucharistic Devotion Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be re-introduced in Lent. Wednesday and Friday 9-10

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