Today is World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday supports missionaries who work alongside communities that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. By supporting Missio, the Pope’s charity for world mission, you will help missionaries like Sr Clara share the love of Christ with those most in need. Please pray for the mission of the Church throughout the world and give what you can. If you are a taxpayer, please use the Gift Aid envelopes.

World Mission Sunday is vital to the growth of the Church and the spread of the Gospel in predominately impoverished and remote areas overseas. The funds raised build much-needed infrastructure, from chapels and schools to orphanages, clinics and dispensaries.

Requested by the local community, the support from Missio transforms lives and creates a hub from which the young Church can flourish and grow. World Mission Sunday is one of only three Papal collections and has been especially chosen by the Holy Father to support the mission of the Church in the world.

For more information, visit Thank you.

For the month of October:
Pope Francis has declared that October 2019 will be a special month of prayer and action to strengthen and grow God’s mission through the Church.  This month aims to encourage Catholics into a deeper relationship with Jesus through prayer; to look to, and learn from, the actions and sacrifices of our saints, martyrs and living missionaries; to financially support overseas mission, through Missio; and to rediscover and renew our understanding of overseas mission (missio ad gentes). For more information, please visit

Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas will be served by the French Speaking Prayer Group.

Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the St Vincent de Paul Group. 

Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.

Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £437.57p + £412.80p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £850.37p.

The 2nd collection for Parish Funds was £66.81p. Thank you for your generosity.  Today’s 2nd collection is for MISSIO (supporting the foreign missions).

 Recently Deceased: Please pray for the soul and family of Archbishop Michael Bowen who sadly passed away recently.  Archbishop Michael was a faithful servant of the Church and especially of the two dioceses of which he was the chief shepherd.  The funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.  May his soul rest in peace.

Baptism Preparation Classes: The next class (of two) will be on Monday, the 21st October at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre (4 Genoa Road).

First Holy Communion Classes: Please note that the next classes will be on Tuesday 22nd October at 7.30pm (Parents Meeting) followed by Saturdays 2nd and 9th November from 10:30 – 11:45am (parents and children) in the Parish Centre (4 Genoa Road).

Confirmation Classes: Please note the next classes will be on Thursdays, the 24th October, 7th and 21st November at 7pm in the Parish Centre (4 Genoa Road).

Lighting Candles: Please take care when lighting the candles and ensure that candle wax does not drip onto the newly treated floor.  For health and safety reasons, adults, not children, should be lighting the candles.

Missio/APF Red Boxes: Please bring in your red boxes for emptying & counting. Please ensure that your name is shown either on or inside the box. Thank you for your continued support.

Christmas Fair: There will be a meeting on Monday 28th October at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre for all volunteers willing to help out at the Christmas Fair, which is on Saturday 7th December. All offers of help welcome.  Please do come along to the meeting and help to support the Fair.

Donations for the Fair will be gratefully received from the 2nd November.  Please note that saleable items only are wanted so please do not donate clothes, electrical items or out of date food or bottles.  Thank you.

Understanding Autism: On Saturday the 9th of November Helen Dyer from CASPA ( Children on the Autism Spectrum Parents Association) will be giving a talk at St James the Great Petts Wood to lead us into a greater understanding of Autism. Tea and coffee will be served at 9.30am in the Community Centre and the talk will commence at.9.45am. We look forward to welcoming you!   For more information please contact the parish office: 01689 827100 or email:

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and Readers: There will be a Day of Recollection for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and Readers on Saturday 16th November at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, SW16 2HY.  Bishop Pat will be joined by Fr Saju Pinkkattu, Parish Priest and lecturer at Wonersh.  The theme of the day will be “Preparation for the Year of the Word”.  If you are interested in attending then please see the letter (in the sacristy) regarding the contact details and information on attending.  Thank you.

Repository Gifts: Please take a look at the range of cards and gifts available in the repository.  There are now advent calendars in stock.

Hospital Admissions: If you are due to be admitted to hospital or if you know of a parishioner who has been admitted to hospital then please let one of the clergy know.  Thank you.

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (20th Oct—27th Oct 2019)  (Year: C)

Sunday                             20th



(Saturday) ….







People of the Parish

Peter Lindsay Fagan RIP & Peter William Fagan  RIP

Olga & Lancelot Trype  RIP

Charles Thomas Maple  RIP

Monday                            21st 







Michael Carroll (Ints.)

Tuesday                            22nd 









The Holy Souls

Archbishop Michael Bowen  RIP

Wednesday                       23rd 







Deceased of the Fitzmaurice & Maloney    Families

Thursday                         24th  







Intentions of Fr Stuart Meyer

Friday                               25th 









Nellie Ryan  RIP

Saturday                            26th






John Barry  RIP

Sunday                               27th 


                       (Saturday) ……












Marcos Rodrigues  RIP

Michael Sparrow RIP

        & Donnacha O’Sullivan RIP

People of the Parish

Private Intention

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St Anthony’s Primary School

St Anthony of Padua RC

Established in 1878, revived in 1927 & consecrated on 14th June 1950. We are a registered charity under the Archdiocese of Southwark with Parish Priest Father Sunith Nonis & Assistant Priest Father Stuart Meyer.



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