Mass Readings: Pages 102 – 105
Order of Mass: Pages 6 – 60
Parables were a common device employed in storytelling in the ancient world but the parables of Jesus are unique. They reveal a mind of greater depth and clarity than ever before or ever since known in human history. Men and women of learning the world over, whether believers or not, recognise in the parables of Jesus the hand, work and mind of human genius. Believers recognise the hand, work and mind of God. When we contemplate the parables especially the parable of the sower we leave behind the world of human understanding and enter the mystery of God.
May God grant us by His grace the ability to produce fruit in our lives, by cultivating hearts which are open to receiving the gift of revelation and insight and so enter ever more deeply into the profound mystery of faith.
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 Week’s Collections: The 1st collection was £672.91p + £595.60p in Gift Aid Envelopes giving us a parish total of £1268.51p. The 2nd collection for the Apostleship of the Sea raised £138.63p. Thank you for your generosity. The retiring collection today is for Parish Funds.
Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls and families of Henrietta Obiago and Arthur Donnolley who died recently. Details of both of the funerals are to be confirmed.
Baptism Preparation: Please note, the last (of three) Baptism preparation class will be on Thursday 20th July at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.
First Holy Communion: If your child would like to make their First Holy Communion then please complete an application form (available from the catechists).
RCIA: If you are an adult who would like to become a Catholic or/and you would like to receive the sacrament of Baptism or Confirmation then please complete an RCIA form (forms are in the Narthex).
Parish picnic: Many thanks to all who came along and helped out at the Parish Picnic last Sunday. There was plenty of lovely food, the weather stayed fine and everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time.
Crying Babies and Young Children: If your baby or young child is crying during the Mass please do use the confessional box instead of leaving the Church. We have now installed a monitor inside the confessional box which means parents and carers are able to watch the Mass from inside the confessional box.
Day of Prayer for Eucharistic Ministers: The Emmaus Centre will be holding the last Day of Prayer for Eucharistic Ministers on Saturday 2nd September. If you would like to attend then please contact the Emmaus Centre on 020 8777 2000.
St Christopher’s Hospice 50th Anniversary Service at Southwark Cathedral, July 20th at 7pm: St Christopher’s Hospice celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and part of that celebration is a service at Southwark Cathedral. If you are interested in attending then send a SAE, together with a note of whether they would like one or two tickets to Southwark50@stchristophers.org.uk or write to Southwark50 Service, St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham SE26 6DZ.
The Passage Garden Party: The Passage helping homeless people. There will be a Garden Party in aid of The Passage in the historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday 21 July 2017 from 6.00 p.m. Tickets £40 from The Passage, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL tel. 020 7592 1856 email firstname.lastname@example.org which includes buffet supper, wine, soft drinks, live music and a prize raffle. Tickets are also available through passage-garden-party.eventbrite.co.uk
Divine Mercy Retreat: Saturday 12th August from 11am until 4pm at St John Fisher Church, 2017 Cannon Hill Lane, Merton, London SW20 9DB. Please contact the Marian Fathers on 89980925 or email: email@example.com
St Anthony’s Parish Annual Pilgrimage: This year’s pilgrimage will be to the Shrine of St Augustine in Ramsgate on Saturday 23rd September. The cost is £18 and bookings for seats will this weekend (15th/16th July) after all masses. All those who are intending to come along should note an 8.30am prompt start.
Post-Confirmation Retreat: For all young people who have made their Confirmation, we are pleased to bring you news of this second Post Confirmation retreat which takes place from Friday 29th September until Sunday 1st October 2017 in Whitstable. Run by the team at Southwark Catholic Youth Service, this exciting weekend for young people provides an opportunity to have fun and socialise whilst exploring and deepening their faith. We have a limited number of places available, for more information and/or to reserve your place, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centre for Catholic Formation Courses: Please see the notice board for courses in Liturgy, Canon Law and the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies. Please also see their website www.ccftootingbec.org.uk or contact them directly on 020 8672 7684 for further information.
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: Bridget McLaughlin, Ellen Garvey, John Barry, Margaret Southwell, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, Kieran Quinn, Marie Harris and Michael Creech.
Please remember to switch off your phone.
Notices for the newsletter need to be emailed/posted to the presbytery by 6pm on Thursdays.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (16th –23rd July 2017) (Year: A)
|Sunday 16th||Fifteenth Sunday (A)|
Our Lady and All the Saints
People of the Parish
|9:30am||Fr Fredrick Poupard RIP|
|Intentions of Robert Regan
Anna Murphy RIP
|9:30am||Margaret Rivers RIP|
|Mr & Mrs J Herbert RIP|
|9:30am||Fr Peter Ryman RIP|
|Saturday 22nd||St Mary Magdalene|
|9:30am||Ivan Farnon RIP|
Sixteenth Sunday (A)
George Loader RIP
Sean Kirby RIP
People of the Parish
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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