Newsletter w/c 25-06-2022

Please pray for the souls of all deceased parishioners, family and friends.

Please pray for those whose Anniversaries occur at this time including…

26th June – 3rd July

  • 26: Reginald Panter, Sister M. Kevin Carr, Vera Magee, Lilian Eva Doyle
  • 27: Lydia Geraldine Maxwell Harrison
  • 28: Thomas Hugh Gallagher, Matthew O’Neill, Catherine Kelly, Stephen Clive Finch, Julia Mary Lear, Albert Stapley, Patrick Joseph Smithers, Przemyslaw Zawadzki
  • 29: Elizabeth Jessie Costello, Sister M. Teresa Donnelly, Frank Edward Alfred Aldrich, Alexandra Maud Pender, Patrick Joseph Cummins, Mary Miles, Valarie Ann Ricketts, Dorothy May Jackson
  • 30: Sarah Price, James Frederick Green, Walter Thomas Everden, Richard Dougal, Eddie Neary, Lydia Ann Pryor, Antonia Angelina Lamb
  • 1:   Doris Mary Robinson, Annie Kate Rudge, Sheila Seddon
  • 2:   Jeana Pamela Cientanni, Antica Zovko, Maureen Cook
  • 3:   John William Amos, Connell Lawrence Doherty, Sister Rita Kavanagh, Sean Francis Erangey

May they rest in peace


Holy Day of Obligation This Wednesday if the feast of St Peter and St Paul. Masses will be at 9.15am,12 noon and 7pm.

Bereavement Ministry Have you lost a dear one, and so familiar with the pain and challenges of loss? Could you help comfort, care for, and assure the bereaved in our parish family, they are not alone?  Please speak with Fr Moses or pick the form at the back of the Church.

Mr Jonathan Shields  Please join us for Mass for Mr Shields on Saturday 9th July at 6pm in thanksgiving to him for his tireless devotion as Headteacher at St Johns Primary School and on his retirement this summer.

Baptisms  We welcome into our parish family Bronte Milton and Gabriela Kowal who were baptized this weekend. Application forms for Baptism are available from the back of the Church or the parish office. Dates for the baptism course can be seen in the porch (Families need to attend one of the talks before the baptism). Please phone or email the office if you wish to attend (Next talk is11th July).

Youths You are invited for 30 minutes of fellowship and interaction after 10.30am Mass today Sunday 26th June (Pizza will be available). Please consider coming along.

Confirmation Certificates Would all candidates who were Confirmed this month please see Fr Moses after Mass to collect their certificate.

Parish Pilgrimage to Medjugorje Fr Moses will lead a parish pilgrimage to Medjugorje on 3rd October for 7 nights flying from Gatwick airport. The cost will be £630 (sharing) or £130 supplement for single room. If you might be interested please let Fr Moses or the office know.

 Last weeks collections:  First collection: £1133.08,  Maintenance: £13.90, Day for Life £302.19. Thank you for your      continued generosity.  Second collections: This week: There will be a collection for Peters Pence which is designated for the Pope’s apostolic and charitable ministry. We will also continue with this important collection by doing a collection on Wednesday (feast of St Peter and St Paul)

Thank you to all those people who also pay by standing order – forms are available on the information table if you would like to make your donation to the Church in this way instead of using gift aid envelopes or cash.

First Friday – Hour of Mercy will be held in the Church this Friday 1st July. It will start at 2.30pm Rosary, 3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet and Exposition, 3.30pm Mass. All are welcome to join us.

First Saturday Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary  On the first Saturday of each month a service will be held 11.30-12.30pm in the Church. It was first mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima on 13 July 1917. Everyone is welcome to join us in prayer next Saturday.

School Forms  Fr Moses will be available to sign school forms on Tuesday 28th June between 11-3pm in the Presbytery. Please note that the day and times may change each week.

Padre Pio Prayer Group each Tuesday  straight after 9.15am Mass in the Cry Chapel. All welcome to join us in prayer. We especially remember our sick friends and family.

Altar Servers Summer Break  For Altar Servers, boys and girls aged 11-17 of the Southwark diocese 2-5th August at   Oratory School, Reading. Please collect a form from the sacristy if you are interested.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: A minute within your court is more than a thousand elsewhere. Please spare a little time if you are able to come, pray & watch before the Blessed Sacrament, either on Wed (9.30–11.30) or Sat after 10am Mass until 12.30pm so that there will always be someone present in the Church.

Mass OfferingsIf you would like to have a Mass offered for an intention, please fill in one of marked envelopes and hand to one of the priests or call at the presbytery between 10-2pm if you would like a specific mass. Please note that we cannot always allocate a Mass on the date requested as it may have already been booked, however, your Mass may be shared if you wish.

Appeal for Knitters  Do we have any knitters in the parish who may like to make some pure white shawls to sell at our Baptism preparation course? Some families seem to find it difficult to buy a plain white shawl so we thought we could offer them for sale. We would cover the cost of the wool. If you can help please let Fr Moses know or contact Teresa in the    office. Thank you to those people who have shown an interest in making a shawl. We are not looking at any specific pattern and different styles would be most welcome (last year we had over 80 baptisms in the parish)

Sick/housebound Please contact the parish office and let us know of neighbours/family members who are unable to come to Church and would like to  receive Communion or call 07405803862. We remember in our prayers those who are sick, housebound or in hospital & those who care for them.

Cafod  says a huge thank you for all your support, prayers and donations for the people of Ukraine. Catholics in England and Wales have donated over £3 million and this is enabling immediate, practical support – food, clothing, shelter and transport. Please keep the people of Ukraine and all our brothers and sisters who face daily suffering in your prayers.