Fourteenth Sunday (C)


Fourteenth Sunday (C)

Mass Readings: 105 – 108

Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60


  Jesus sent his disciples forth on a mission with this command “Go into the world and proclaim the good news to the whole of creation”.  The one who believes and is baptised will be saved.  To evangelise means to bring the good news of salvation to others and to let them know that this good news is a person: Jesus Christ.  When I meet him, when I discover how much I am loved by God and saved by God, I begin to feel not only the desire, but also the need to make God known to others.  At the beginning of John’s gospel, we see how Andrew immediately after he met Jesus, ran off to fetch his brother Simon.  Evangelisation always begins with an encounter with the Lord Jesus.  Those who come to Jesus and have experienced his love immediately want to share the beauty of the meeting and the joy born of his friendship.  The more we know Christ, the more we want to talk about Him.  The more we speak with Christ the more we want to speak about him.  The more we are won over by Christ, the more we want to draw others to Him.  Through Baptism which brings us to new life, the Holy Spirit abides in us and inflames our minds and hearts.  The spirit shows us how to know God and how to enter into even deeper friendship with Christ.  It is the Spirit who encourages us to do good, to serve others and to give of ourselves.  Through Confirmation we are strengthened by the gifts of the Spirit so that we can bear witness to the Gospel in an increasingly mature way.  It is the Spirit of love, therefore, who is the driving force behind our mission.  The Spirit compels us to go out from ourselves and to “go forth” to evangelise.  Allow yourselves to be led on by the power of God’s love.  Let that love overcome the tendency to remain enclosed in your own world with your own problems and habits.  Have the courage to “go out” from yourselves in order to “go forth” towards others and to show them the way to an encounter with God”.

Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas will be served by the Knights of St Columba.

Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the UCM.

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

Last Sunday’s Collections:  The 1st collection was £744.36p +  £323.72p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £1068.08p. The 2nd collection for Peters Pence £121.65p. Thank you for your generosity.

Today’s 2nd collection is for Parish Funds.

The 2nd Collection next week will be for the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), which is a Catholic charity supporting seafarers worldwide. They provide practical & pastoral care to all seafarers regardless of nationality or belief. Port chaplains & volunteer ship visitors welcome seafarers, offer welfare service and advice, practical help, care & friendship. The Aos in Great Britain is part of an international network known in the maritime world as Stella Maris, working in more than 250 ports around the world. 90% of world trade is transported by ship, and the life of modern seafarers can be dangerous & lonely, sometimes spending up to a year away from home & loved ones. The AoS relies wholly on voluntary contributions, and can only continue its work through the generous donations of its supporters, particularly this collection.    

Recently Deceased: Please pray for the soul and family of Winston Russell Burke, whose funeral mass will be on Friday 12th July at 11am.  The committal service will be at 12.45pm at the East Chapel at Croydon Crematorium.

Blessed Sacrament: We will continue to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm until further notice.

Spirituality and Reflection: There will be a ‘spirituality and reflection’ film screening this Tuesday 9th July at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. The film will last approximately one hour. All are welcome.

RCIA: The classes for those who wish to become Catholics will begin in September.  So if you are an adult who would like to become a Catholic or are a  baptised Catholic who has not received First Holy Communion or Confirmation or if you are baptised in another church and would like to become a Catholic then please fill in an RCIA application form (forms available in the narthex) and give it to one of the clergy.

Confirmation 2020: Please complete an application form if you wish to be confirmed in 2020.  The forms (red) are in the Narthex.  Confirmation classes will be starting very soon.

Annual Day of Celebration for the Disabled: Southwark’s annual day of celebration for the disabled will be held on Sunday 7 July at The Friars, Aylesford 12-4pm.  People with disabilities and their carers from across the archdiocese and beyond are invited for a joyous day of prayer, art, music and fun. Archbishop Peter Smith will celebrate a memorial Mass for the recently deceased founder of L’Arche, Jean Vanier at 12 noon.  Mass is followed by a picnic in the grounds (please bring packed lunch).  Workshops will include a mini petting zoo with everything from hawks and snakes to giant cockroaches and skunks. The art workshop will explore the theme of the day with colourful displays and fun activities. Hone your circus skills with our entertainer Circus Rico!  The day is organised by the Centre for Catholic Formation and is free for all. If you have groups who work with the disabled in your parish or local area we’d love to see you there.

Confirmation 2020: Please complete an application form if you wish to be confirmed in 2020. The forms (red) are in the Narthex. Confirmation classes will be starting very soon.

Please see the notice boards for: (a) Catholic History Walks  and (b) Southwark Annual Day of Celebration for the Disabled.

Summer Camps: Please see the notice board for details of children’s Summer Camps.

The Passage: Please support the excellent work which The Passage does for homeless people in Central London, by attending The Passage annual Garden Party in the beautiful and historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 18th July, from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Tickets at £45 each, include wine, soft drinks, buffet supper and live music. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite

Or from The Passage, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL. Tel: 020 75921856.   It will not be possible to purchase tickets at the Abbey. All proceeds in aid of The Passage.

Annual Parish Pilgrimage: St Mary’s Shrine at West Grinstead and afternoon in Worthing. Date: Saturday 28th September 2019.  Cost: £25 this includes a £5 donation to the Church. Tickets will be sold each weekend from Saturday 13th July after mass, during July.

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants: On Saturday 20th July The Rt Rev Thomas McMahon Emeritus Bishop of Brentwood will be leading our Helpers of God’s Precious Infants peaceful, prayerful procession and vigil to reach out in love and compassion to mothers who are in crisis pregnancies and to those who have suffered the effects of abortion.  Please come along and support our Bishop Emeritus in his courageous witness for life. The vigil will start at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 557-559 High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RB.  We begin with 9.00am Mass, then begin our Rosary Procession at 9.45am  following an Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to Marie Stopes  abortion centre, 88 Russell Road, IG9 5QB, where we pray 15 decades of the Rosary and sing hymns, returning at approx.12.00 to the church, for refreshments at 12.30pm. For full details contact tel. 01727 763832 or e-mail

Please pray for the sick of the Parish: John Barry, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, and Michael Creech.

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (7th July—14th July 2019)  (Year: C)


Sunday                             7th     FOURTEENTH SUNDAY (C)
(Saturday) …. 6:00pm




  Terence Joseph Conn  RIP

People of the Parish

Henrietta Obiago  RIP

Mo Regan  (Ints)

Monday                             8th


     9:30am   Peter Gorman  RIP
Tuesday                            9th     Feria




  James Curtis  (Ints)

Daniel, Iris May & Dorothy Guest

Wednesday                      10th     Feria
  9:30am   Elvira Jones
Thursday                         11th     St Benedict


  Sean Whelan  RIP
Friday                               12th      Feria

           (Funeral Mass) ……..         



  Peggy O’Brien  RIP

Winston Russell Burke  RIP

Saturday                           13th     Feria
  9:30am   Intentions of the Maloney Family
Sunday                              14th



                       (Saturday) ……











         <Sea Sunday>


Peter Gorman  RIP

People of the Parish

Olga & Lancelot Trype  RIP

Jimmy O’Neill  RIP

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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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