Parish Monthly Newsletter April 2024



Parish Monthly Newsletter April 2024

Welcome to St. Anthony’s Church

We kindly ask that you respect our Parish Church guidance:

¨ Please turn off your mobile phone when you enter the Church.

¨ Please remember that many parishioners like to pray before and after the mass so please be respectful and keep talking/noise to a minimum.

¨ People displaying any symptoms of Covid or Flu should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person.

¨ Hand sanitiser is available near the entrances to the Church.

¨ The use of face masks is a personal choice.

¨ Holy Communion can now be received on the tongue or on the hand and The Sign of Peace can now be carried out with handshakes (if you so wish).

Mass times:

Mondays to Saturdays: 9.30am (and 7.30pm on Tuesdays);

Sunday Masses: 6pm (Saturday evenings); 9.30am; 11.15am and 5.30pm.
Adoration and Benediction: Every Friday at 7:30pm

Please note that after every week day Mass (except Wednesdays) The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for 30 minutes so that parishioners can pray for world peace. 

The Angelus: The Angelus will be said every Saturday at 6pm, before the evening Mass, and after the 11.15am Mass on Sunday.

The parish website has details of the weekly Mass Intentions.

Sunday Teas: The next Sunday teas will be served by the following groups:

7th April: The Knights of St Columba

14th April: The Parish Pastoral Council

21st April: The Union of Catholic Mothers

Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls of Father David Stanley and Donald Clark.  Further details about Donald Clark’s funeral are to be confirmed.  Please remember to check the notice boards for details of recent bereavements and funerals.

Knights of St Columba: There will be a short ceremony during the 9.30am Mass on the 7th April for the initiation of the Knights of St Columba officers for 2024/5.  The Knights will also be holding their monthly Council meeting in the Parish Centre at 11am on the 21st April (after teas and coffees).  Any man of the Parish who may be interested in finding out more about the Knights and their role in the Parish are cordially invited to attend.

Parish Barn Dance: On Saturday 13th April there will be a Parish Barn Dance from 7.30pm at the Royston Ballrooms, Royston Road organised by the Knights of St Columba.  Tickets are £10 each.  Under 16s are free.  Tickets can be bought on the door or after masses.  All welcome. 

Financial Support: We appreciate your continued care and support for our parish Community.  Parishioners can contribute directly to the Parish bank account: Natwest Bank Beckenham Branch, Sort Code 60-02-12 and Account Number 46000208. Tax payers, please join the Gift Aid programme allowing our parish to increase the value of every donation it receives from tax payers by 25%. We value your assistance in maintaining our wonderful Parish community.  Please note that the name of the Parish Bank Account is RCAS St Anthony of Padua Anerley.  

Life in the Spirit Seminar: The All Nations Catholic Charismatic Group (ANCCG) invite you to a weekly seminar programme from 7th April until 2nd June at St Andrews Catholic Church, Thornton Heath.  Please see the poster on the notice board. 

Mass in Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage July 13th, at St George’s Cathedral: If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please let us know as soon as possible, and no later than May 31, providing the following details:  your names in the format John and Mary Smith, your home address, the anniversary you are celebrating, so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop for the renewal of vows during Mass.  Spaces are limited.  Email us at  As the title of your email, please write your parish location e.g. Clapham, Beckenham.

Young Adult EventsSt George’s Cathedral hosts a monthly Young Adult Mass at 6:00 pm on the first Sunday of every month, followed by a social gathering (for those aged 18+). There are also weekly events and socials on Thursday evenings. Details can be found on the RCAOS website, Facebook, and Instagram @stgeorgesya.

The Divine Mercy Apostolate: London is holding a Preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday Retreat at Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent on Saturday 6th April 2024 from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The retreat will include teachings on the Message of Divine Mercy, Holy Mass, Hour of Mercy with Stations of the Cross, Adoration and Benediction and Veneration of the Image of Merciful Jesus. All welcome. Call Millie on 07957594646 for more information. Coaches from Ealing Broadway and Victoria.

Beginning Experience provides peer support for Separated, Divorced, and Widowed persons, so as to facilitate the grief resolution process, and enable those wounded by grief to rediscover love for themselves, others, and God. Facilitated by trained peer ministers, grief resolution programmes take place in nine countries on three continents, including here in the south of England.  The next weekend is 12 – 14th April.  Please see the poster on the notice board for more information.  

Passing on the Faith: For grandparents, focusing specifically on the conversations which can help to anchor faith, four online sessions starting Thursday 18th April, 7:30 – 9pm.  Email Lisette on

Flame 2025: Flame is the largest Catholic youth event in the UK, featuring guest speakers, award-winning musicians, praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration and much more! The event is open to those from school year 9 to university age.  The Archdiocese has purchased a block booking.  Group Leaders from schools, parishes, and universities can book at  The early bird price is  £29. which is payable by 1st August 2024.  To receive regular updates on youth and young adult activities please sign up to the Youth Network at  For details of forthcoming youth days, youth retreats, training and other events, please visit  Please direct any enquiries to

Rediscover Your Marriage: Retrouvaille offers you the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. 10s of 1000s headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided. There is no group therapy or group work. The next programme commences with a weekend in Welwyn Garden City on 14-16 June 2024. Call or text 07887 296983 or 07973 380443, email – or visit

Southwark Youth Service Returns!  Please see

School Job Vacancy: Please see the notice board for further information.

Thank you to all those people who help support the Parish: Those who help in whatever way in the Parish, read at Mass, clean the Church, arrange flowers, help with Parish events or generally help in the background, are thanked for their generous help and support.

If you would like to book a Mass, there are envelopes at the back of the church. 


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Mass Times

Saturday: 9:30am & 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
Tuesday: 9:30am
Wednesday: 9:30am
Thursday: 9:30am
Friday: 9:30am

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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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