Newsletter w/c 25/09/2022

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

  • Seamus  Kiely – Reception into St John’s 26th Sept and Requiem Tues 27tth Sept at 11am
  • Giuda Taddeo Gatt – Requiem at St Johns Fri 30th Sept at 12 noon

May God console their immediate family. May the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace;


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

  • 25: Charles Byrne, Thomas Noel McCarthy, Patricia Jean Drayner. James O’Kane, Winifred Bailey, Julie Catherine McGough
  • 26: Kieron Jones, Ken Lane, Patricia Olga Tuley, Sister. M. Anne Mary Lazzarini, Daniel Patrick McGee
  • 27: Bernard Crilly, Edward Hewitt, Ronald Newman, Robert McHugh
  • 28: Peter Brownfield, Iris Blaker, Maureen Monica Tizzard
  • 29: Catherine E. Browning, Lorraine McGee, Bernard William Evans, Albert Edward Lockley, Vera Phyllis Coomber, Frank Higgins, Rebecca-Rose Ivyanne Coyne,
  • 30: Patrick Cassidy, David Waller, Bridget May Mann, Eileen Bridget Keane
  • 1:   Ellen Wallis, George Alfred Thompson, Robert Crinnion, Frank Higgins

May they rest in peace


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.

International Mass – Celebrating our Unity in Diversity 25th September 2022  Welcome and thank you to everyone sharing our International Mass.

The Bethlehem Nativity Group  Christian greetings and the Peace of our Lord be with you always. We would love to thank you by allowing our group to come to your church and sell religious articles, the result of which was very beneficial and rewarding for our needy Christian families, which raised £6,169.26. Your help is a great support for us, and for our Christian families in the Holy Land. We don’t have a word to thank you and your parishioners, but make sure that you are always in our prayers. If anyone has missed the carvings display, You can place an order online directly from them at 

Last weeks collections:  First collection: £917.40, Evangelization £245.55.

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 Holy Communion Preparation for Children at Non Catholic Schools Application forms are now available at the back of the Church. Sr Elizabeth will start preparation classes next Saturday1st October after the 10am Mass. Please return completed forms to the parish office or hand to one of the Priests by the end of September.

St Bernadette Relic Tour the relics are due to visit St George’s Cathedral from 19 to 21 October; they will also visit     Aylesford Priory from Monday 24 October until Friday 28 October. Please consult the website of each venue for further  details and times.

RCIA  We welcome anyone who is searching or wants to review their faith or may be interested in joining the Catholic    community, or wishes to be Confirmed. Please come to the Presbytery on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.

Baptisms  We welcome into our parish family Albert Appleton and Margot Baker 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 session is 10th October).

School Forms  Fr Moses will be available to sign school forms on Thurs between 2-5pm in the Presbytery. Please note that the day and times may change each week.

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 1st October.

The Archbishop’s Certificate (ArchCert) is an online course for all in Southwark who wish to know their Catholic faith more deeply. Participants will take a two-year journey through the Church’s teaching to understand their faith in a more profound way. The Course starts Oct 2022 and the cost will be £365 per year. Registration must be completed in advance. Further details can be found  here .Two of our parishioners, Catherine Gurney and Monica Lawrence, started the course last year and are finding it both informative and inspiring.

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. 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.

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.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Come to me all who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest. Come, pray, rest & watch before the Blessed Sacrament, either on Wed (9.30–11.30) or Sat after 10am Mass until 12.30pm.

Bazaar  We know it sounds early but we will be holding a meeting about the Bazaar on Wednesday 12th October at 6.30pm in the Coffee Bar. We hope to have lots of new ideas and how we can have the most successful day together.

Holy Rosary  October is the month of the Holy    Rosary and will be said 30 minutes before every Mass Monday to Saturday morning and 5.30pm on Sunday during October –   everyone is welcome, please join us.

Prayer for the Care of Creation 

We will say this prayer during the season of creation until the feast of St Francis of Assissi on 4th October

Father, Lord of all creation, we praise you with all your creatures
and the whole universe that comes forth from the work of Your hands.
We acknowledge the privilege and responsibility that You give us as stewards of Your creation.
In our ignorance we have done damage to our common home and our brothers and sisters are suffering.

Through faithfully following your Son guide and direct us to prepare for a better future.
Teach us to contemplate You in the beauty of the universe, for all things speak of You.
Give us the grace to recognise, respect and protect all You have created, using wisely all that you have

entrusted to us. Holy Spirit, who first hovered over the dawn of creation and drew order out of the chaos
help us to build your kingdom of justice, love, peace and beauty where the poor of the earth are crying out.

You, who live and reign, world without end, Amen.