Parish Monthly Newsletter June 2024


Parish Monthly Newsletter June 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:

2nd June:  The Knights of St Columba

9th June:  The Parish Pastoral Council

16th June: The Union of Catholic Mothers

Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls of Celine Ekwobi, Maria Horvath and Joan Maple.

The funeral for Celine Ekwobi will be on Monday 17th June at 12 noon.  The burial will be in Bluebell Cemetery at 2.30pm.

The details for Maria Horvath and Joan Maple funeral is to be confirmed.

May their souls rest in peace.

Please remember to check the notice boards for details of recent bereavements and funerals.

Bible Reading: Bible reading sessions will start on Friday 7th June at 5pm in the Church.  All ages are welcome!  This year is the ‘Year of Prayer’.  Come along and pray!

Knights of St Columba: On Sunday 16th June, the Knights of St Columba will be holding their monthly meeting at 11am in the Parish Centre.  Any man of the Parish who is interested in finding out more about the Knights (with a view to joining) is cordially invited to attend.

SVP and CAFOD working together in the run up to the General Election: As Catholics, we know that tackling poverty and injustice are among the most important issues politicians should act on. St Vincent de Paul Society and CAFOD have produced a guide for Catholics for the General Election, with suggested questions to ask candidates. Please see or for more information.

Summertime 2024: 29th July – 1st August: Altar Servers Trip to Westminster Pastoral Centre, £189. For aged 11-16. We commend this excellent residential trip for altar servers and those who regularly attend mass on the weekend. In an event that has now gone on for more than 20 years, it is a few days for deepening one’s catholic faith, in a great social atmosphere, including football, sports and visit to Thorpe Park. For more details of how to get to the venue, with a coach laid on at St. Anselm’s Dartford, see your parish priest for a form, or contact Fr. Stephen Boyle, chaplain to the Guild of St, Stephen,, Tel:01322 220075.

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. 

Southwark Youth Service Returns!  Please see

Young Adult Events: St 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.

Formation Fayre: Join us for an enriching day of faith development at the Formation Fayre 2024 on 8th June 2024 at Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral.  This year, we are pleased to welcome Archbishop John Wilson as our keynote speaker. With the theme “Made for More,” our event promises dynamic breakout sessions, times of prayer, and opportunities for spiritual reflection. Don’t miss this chance to deepen your understanding of Catholicism and emerge renewed and empowered.  Register now at and be part of this transformative event. 

A Day of Formation: Please see the notice board for details of a day of formation at Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral on Saturday 29th June.  To register please go to 

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 Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage: Archbishop John warmly invites you to join him as he leads the Southwark Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage, from 23rd to 30th August 2024. Details of this can be found on the Archdiocesan website: Experience the unique spirituality of Lourdes, along with people from parishes around the Archdiocese.  Please also visit

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

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.

Notices for the newsletter need to be emailed/posted to the presbytery by the last Thursday of the month (



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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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