Parish Monthly Newsletter January 2023



Parish Monthly Newsletter January 2023


Welcome to St. Anthony’s Church

We kindly ask that you respect our Parish Church guidance:

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

¨ Hand sanitiser is available to those attending Church.

¨ The use of face masks is advised but is a personal choice.

¨ The use of hymn books and other worship aids are permitted as part of the liturgy.

¨ Whenever possible, please try to avoid sitting or standing too close to other parishioners when attending public acts of worship.

¨ The Sign of Peace will still continue without physical contact.

¨ Holy Communion will continue to be given on the hand and not on the tongue.

¨ People who are engaged in a form of pastoral ministry which involves ministry to the housebound, sick and vulnerable, are advised to take regular lateral flow tests to ensure they are safe to do so.


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 is every Friday 7.30pm.

Please note that after week day masses The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for 30 minutes so that parishioners can pray for world peace.

The parish website has details of the weekly Mass Intentions.


Sunday Masses in January: 

Weekend of 1st January – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God – Parish Mass Book page 109 

Weekend of 8th January – Baptism of the Lord – Parish Mass Book page 118 

Weekend of 15th January – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Parish Mass Book page 125 

Weekend of 22nd January – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Parish Mass Book page 127 

Weekend of 29th January – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Parish Mass Book page 130 


Sunday Teas: Sunday teas and coffees are served in the Parish Centre after the Sunday 9.30am mass.

This month the following groups will be serving the teas:

8th January:  The Knights of St Columba

15th January: The Parish Pastoral Council

22nd January: The Union of Catholic Mothers

29th January:  The Confirmation Candidates (with their parents/guardians)

A message to the Parish: The family of Michael Hayland wish to thank all parishioners who remembered him in their prayers, offered masses, sent cards and flowers or attended the funeral and kept them all in their thoughts.

First Holy Communion 2023: If your child is 8 years old or in Year 3  and you would like them to receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion next year then please note that application forms are now available (at the Church entrance).

Are you a musician or a singer? If you would like to join in with the music on a Sunday morning (9.30am Mass) then please do come along.

St Anthony’s Christmas Fayre: Many thanks to everyone who helped out and came to support the Christmas Fayre.

Youth Alpha: The hugely popular Youth Alpha course is now being run by many Catholic parishes around the country. It’s being run again at Holy Innocents’ Orpington from early January 2023, both in person in the parish centre and online; and they’d be delighted to welcome any teenagers in Year 8 up to age 19. Find out more at; or contact Stephen Walsh at

Local Food Bank: Please help support families in need by contributing to the food bank (held at neighbouring Christ Church). If you would like to donate then please leave your donations at the back of our (St. Anthony’s) Church.

Save the date! Racial Justice Sunday: On Sunday 5th February 2023 at 10am, St George’s Cathedral there will be a mass in collaboration with the Commission for promoting Racial and Cultural Inclusion, led by Canon Victor Darlington. All are welcome.  Those attending are encouraged to wear cultural dress and seated by 9.45am.

We remember in our prayers: 

Baptisms in 2022 Ariyana Olivia Shakirah Parris; Michelle Ireoluwa Bennett; Luidan Rafael Moreno-Teran; Blake Leon Fauvrelle Francis; Tobias Josef Balolong; Nathan Alexander Anrango Chisaguano; Kaima Sophia Nwosu; Sebastian Carlos Rodrigues; Joseph Ouahes; Kemuel Nana Kofi Ampiah; Syon Anthony Hubard; Theodora Agatha Lewry and Roshawn Rhule.

First Holy Communions in 2022 Ariyana, Melville, Sorcha, Victoria, Rachel, Rose, Tiffany and Nicole. 

Confirmations in 2022 Sarah Idiache; Ivie Idiache; Enedo Hica; Isabella Jayeola; Alexandra I. John; Jonathan Lingofe; Ruth Mbu; Nnamdi Okonwo; Erhimeyoma Obukohwo; Michelle Nwobbi and Maja Rozwadowska. 

Marriages in 2022 Stuart Deoraj and Maria Papakosta. 

Funerals in 2022Michael Winkle; Gillet Al Mitchell; Carlisle Rutherford Bird; Clara Lawton; Stephen Harris; Michael Joseph Looby; Lawrence McDonnell; Brenda Ryan; Maureen Apicella; Pamela Maple; Gwendolyn Lois O’Brien; Brian Leslie Knowles; Raymond House; Michael Joseph Hayland; Maureen Delahunty; Vivienne Jennifer Wilkinson; Vivien Thompson; Elisabeth O’Rourke and Monica Harding.

Financial Support: We kindly appeal to your generosity to add an extra pound to your donations to help the Church cope with rising energy prices.  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 has changed to RCAS St Anthony of Padua Anerley.  The sort code and account numbers are unchanged.

If you have a notice for the Parish Newsletter, please email it to the presbytery ( by the last Thursday of the month.

Thank you to those who continue to help the Parish in any way. Your help and support is very much appreciated.


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