Newsletter w/c 05-02-2023

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

  • Robert Freeman – Requiem at St John’s Thurs 23 February at 11am
  • Janet Bagley – Requiem at St John’s Fri 24th February at 2pm

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…

  • 5:  Norah Cassidy, Michael Merriman, Mary Teresa Perrin, Eugene Gallagher, Sister M. Agnes Doherty, Vera May Corrigan,Elaine Rita Coldwell
  • 6:  Winifred Lock, Daniel Benedict Curran, Joan Mary Dimpers, Victor William Thorne
  • 7:  Jack Mortlock, Helen Margaret Jarvis, James Lawrance Corrigan,
  • 8:  Patrick Joseph Meaney, Mary Ellen McGrath, Nikolajs Cernenoks, Baby George Moule
  • 9:  Denise McGee, Eileen Green, Joan Eileen Mullen, Mary Alice Ferguson, Sheila Ann Trimmer, Sheila Maureen Bates, Bronislaw Bednarek, Thomas John Gooda, Dorothy Irene Blair, Elizabeth Kate Farrell
  • 10: Sister M. Gabriel Vaux, Harold Miller, Sister M. Veronica Hayden, Hipolito Calco, Anne Bridget Cronin, Maisie Thomas, John Daniel Pender
  • 11: Maria Lopez, Brian Green, Frances Clare Dougal, Vincenzo Mazzone, Ronald Valentine Westmore, Kathleen Mary Pyant, Alice Warner, David Powell
  • 12: Mary Bridget Sheehan, Millie Lilley, John Morgan, Emma Ellenor Reidy, Lorena Cuozzo, James Reilly, Emilio Cientanni, Annie Newman, Evelyn Josephine Gough

May they rest in peace


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

Last weeks collections  First collection: £1268.47, Church maintenance £54.67, Thank you for your continued support.

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

Next Week:  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 next weekend 11/12th February in our missionary work.

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.

Baptisms  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).

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 1-4pm in the Presbytery. Please note that the day and times may change each week.


Foodbank We will be collecting for the Foodbank at all Masses next weekend 11th & 12th Feb. The most needed items are Tinned Fruit, Custard, Ham, Spam & Meat Pies, Crackers & Cereal Bars, Coffee, Squash & Longlife Juice,  Toilet Rolls & Washing up Liquid. Every donation will support local families in need. Thank you.

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 instructions on 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.

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.

Lenten booklets With Ash Wednesday fast approaching on 22nd February we will have the Lenten booklets available from next week with readings/reflections of the day.

Archdiocese of Southwark Lent Retreat, 2023  “Renewed in Hope”: Make some space to develop your relationship with God this Lent. Sign up for the Diocesan Lent Retreat “Renewed in Hope”. Every week you will receive an email with links to a 20-minute video in which Archbishop John will introduce the theme and the reading, Chris Chapman will deliver the retreat programme and a witness will speak of the relevance in their daily life. You will also receive materials to use in your own prayer and reflection. All you have to have to do is sign up here set aside what space you can for reflection and join us in being Renewed in Hope

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.