Newsletter w/c 29-01-2023

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

  • Robert Freeman – Requiem at St John’s Thurs 23 February at 11am

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


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

  • 28: Sister Benedict Smith, Mary Balzan, Nancy Gibson, Graham John Hunt, Margaret Butt, Patrick Coady, John Hall
  • 29: Joan Pulett, Francis Joseph Reilly, Mervyn Oakley Peterson, David Joseph Ring
  • 30: William James Gardner, Jean Quadling, Kevin Marriott,
  • 31: Patrick Michael Costello, Albert James Coupland, Thomas Belford
  • 1:  James Hill, Mary Lawrence, Sister M. Gerard Murphy, Robert John Pender, Sr Michael, Peggy Ann Gaade
  • 2:  Redmond McBrien, Hugh McSwiggan, Sister M. Evangelist Deady
  • 3:  Stanley Pouton, Peter Denham, Bill Hudson, June O’Donaghue, Mary Cullen, Thomas George O’Neill
  • 4:  John Joseph Hall, Roy Frederick Green, Stephen Gibbons, Alison Traversari, Elizabeth Helen McCarthy, Winifred Marjorie Ring,  Eileen Mary Harlow
  • 5:  Norah Cassidy, Michael Merriman, Mary Teresa Perrin, Eugene Gallagher, Sister M. Agnes Doherty, Vera May Corrigan, Elaine Rita Coldwell

May they rest in peace


The Presentation of the Lord  This Thursday is the feast of The Presentation of the Lord. Mass will be at the school at 9.15am and we will also celebrate the day with Mass at 12 noon at St John’s. Please do join us if you are able. It is a day for consecrated life and we wish the Sisters and MSP a happy feast day.

Parish Forum  Sequel to reviving our Parish Pastoral Council, I would like to meet with parishioners next weekend 5/6th February after the 6pm Mass and 10.30am Mass consecutively.

Baptisms  We welcome into our parish family Ayodele Arinola, Creed Akpaloo, Theon Akpaloo, Mobolasi Santos,           Tiwaloluwa Davies and Ayooluwa Davies who were baptized this week. Application forms for Baptism are available from the back of the Church or the parish office. Families need to attend a talk before the baptism. Please phone or email the office if you wish to attend (Next session is 13th February).

Last weeks collections  First collection: £1468.18, Church maintenance £87.22, Thank you for your continued support.

Next Week: There will be a second collection for the Catholic Association for Racial Justice

MSP Mission Appeal  Once a year the archdiocese gives the parish opportunity to support the work of the MSP. As a     parish we can sponsor the training of a priest. Please help us with our appeal on the weekend 11/12th February in our     missionary work.

Church Roof Fund Thank you to everyone who has so generously donated to our Church Roof Fund. We have now raised £6,431 towards repairing the roof.

Old Palm Crosses There is a basket available at the back of the Church to collect old palm crosses which can be burnt and made into ash for Ash Wednesday on 22nd February.

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.

School Forms  Fr Moses will be available to sign school forms on Tuesday between 12-4pm in the Presbytery. Please note that the day and times may change each week.

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.

Mass IntentionsIf 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.

Mustard Seed  Bible study every day @ 8.30pm; Lectio Divina on Fridays @ 7.30pm. Click here for how to join.

Come and Rest  is a contemplative group that meets around the Word of God on Wednesdays 8-9pm. Check our website for the zoom link.

Divine Mercy Chaplet The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be online at 3pm Monday – Friday. Click here for how to join the online meetings as well as the prayers if you wish to say the Chaplet privately.

 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.

First Friday – Hour of Mercy will be held in the Church this Friday 3rd February. It will start at 2.30pm with 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 4th February.

World Youth Day 31st July to 7th August 2023 There are a few remaining spaces on the Archdiocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day The price is £1,396, which includes flights, 3* B&B accommodation (shared room), transfers, WYD registration fee & meal vouchers. If you’re 18-35, please book by 31st January to secure the above price. For full details and booking link, please visit . Please direct any queries to  The parish is prepared to help with the cost; please speak to Fr Moses.

Confirmation booklets  We have workbooks for those students who prepared for Confirmation in the parish and made their Confirmation in 2016 or 2017. If you would like to collect your book, please speak to Fr Moses or come to the parish office.

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.