Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph


Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Mass Readings: Pages 105 – 109
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 47

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus (also known as Sirach) enlarges on the Commandment to honour father and mother.

Psalm:  this cheerful psalm has a portrayal of the happy household.

Second Reading: St Paul describes family life in the Lord.  Perhaps husbands, wives and children should ask themselves if this truly describes their family life!

Gospel: the Presentation of the child Jesus in the Temple, when the Holy Family fulfilled its Jewish religious obligations.  Simeon predicts that Mary will suffer as well as Jesus; this suffering of the disciple is a common theme in St Luke’s Gospel.

Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas may be served by volunteers if there are any available over this Christmas season. 

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

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

Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £367.34p + £371.50p in Gift Aid Envelopes giving us a parish total of £ 738.84p. The 2nd collection for Altar Flowers at Christmas was £87.42p. Thank you for your generosity.  Today’s retiring collection is for Parish Funds.

The Christmas Day collections were your personal gift to the clergy. Thank you for your generosity, it is much appreciated.

Mass Intentions: Please speak directly to Father Stuart if you have any mass intentions and try to give at least 3 months notice in order to get your specific dates.  Please do not email requests to the presbytery. Thank you.

Nativity Crib:  All donations will be given to the Catholic Children’s Society Crisis Fund (helping local children and families who are in dire need).

Safety Notice: Parents, please supervise your children at all times as there are a lot of lit candles around the church.

Advance Notice: Please note that the new lighting system will be installed soon. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday 15th January. There will be mass as usual, at 9.30am, during the week.

Southwark Directories: The directories are now available in the repository.

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers: Rotas are available in the sacristy.

Parish Calendars: Calendars depicting all the Parish Stations of the Cross are now available from the repository, priced at £5 each.

Parish Diaries: Parish diaries are now available.  Donations will be very appreciated.

Catholic Youth Ministry – Faith in Action: Take up the Faith in Action challenge!  Come to register on Saturday 27th January 2018 at 10.30am at St Josephs Church, Plaistow Lane, Bromley.  Please see the poster on the notice board for more information or email Susan Longhurst,

Eucharistic Congress, Liverpool, 7-9 September 2018. Two members of the parish  have volunteered to attend the Eucharistic Congress next year. We need a small group of parishioners to work with our two delegates to prepare for the Congress and to spread the message which comes back from the Congress. If you would like to be part of this group, please contact the presbytery or speak to a member of the Parish pastoral council.

Baptisms in 2017: Molly Rose Begbie; Toby John Peachey; William Chideva Dieng; Kamsi Gemma Dieng; Yoshi James Bacero-Prior; Natalie Curraj; Laura Curraj; Iziegbe Omoruyi; Nicole Osemen Idiaghe; Chinelo Mariah Duru; Jessica Chinonso Tundo; Leah Bridget Doherty; Charlotte Lourdes Elizabeth Marques-Gaier; Maria Charlotte Yaa Mercer; Mathilde Sophia Laure; Enyinna Tobechukasu Onyeka; Sinead Nuna Lassey; Caelen John Hallihan; Erin Allanah Hallihan; Henry Oliver Wood; David Agorinde Brito-Farinde; Yemi Emmanuel Olatorumbo Farinde; Pamela Kohuneh Dimoh.

Marriages in 2017: Tony Iheanychi Ekwe and Tenisha Chantelle Lea Daley; Domenico Ceci and Helen Catherine Wong; Kyle Alvin Chung and Danielle Marie Christine Finette; Gary Christopher David Fearne and Louise Jane Gaynor.

Deaths in 2017: Margaret Mary Slaney; Bridget D’Souza; Maura Katherine McLaughlin; Roger Mortimer Lewis; Henrietta Umeadi Obiago; Arthur Donnelly; Gladys Pauline Oddy; Ellen Sweeney; Grenville George Green; Ellen Garvey; Kathleen Philomena Maleczek; John William O’Neil; Piazza Salvatore; Bernadette Joan Kenny; Elizabeth Morrison; Elizabeth Mary Donohoe.

Please pray for the sick of the ParishBridget McLaughlin, John Barry, Margaret Southwell, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, Kieran Quinn, Marie Harris and Michael Creech.

Father Sunith and Father Stuart would like to wish you and your families a safe, happy and holy New Year.


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (31st Dec  2017 —7th Jan 2018) (Year: B)


Sunday                          31st      The Holy Family    (Year B)    
(Saturday) …          







  Mary Kate Byrne  RIP

Alaneme Family Thanksgiving

John Christopher Murray  RIP

People of the Parish

Priest’s Intention

Monday                          1st     Mary, The Holy Mother of God


 10:00am   Myles Dooby  RIP
Tuesday                          2nd     Ss. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen




  Manus McGeady  RIP

Kawski + Bujaski Families

Wednesday                     3rd     Feria of Christmas Time
  9:30am   Gabriel Alaneme  RIP
Thursday                        4th      Feria of Christmas Time
  9:30am   George & Louise Robinson  RIP
Friday                              5th         Feria of Christmas Time
     9:30am   Fr Hugh O’Connor & Mary O’Connor  RIP
Saturday                          6th     Feria of Christmas Time


  Georgina Barry  RIP
Sunday                             7th


(Saturday)  …                                               










  The Epiphany of the Lord (Year B)


 Neil O’Neil  RIP

Josepha BritoBabapulle  Int.

Family Bock-Wuttge

People of the Parish



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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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