Saints Peter and Paul (C)


Saints Peter and Paul (C)

Mass Readings: 180– 183

Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60

  The feast of St. Peter and St. Paul is always seen as great feast of the Church which in so many ways owes its growth and development to their writings and leadership. In earlier days, before the liturgy  changes of Vatican II, it always seemed as though 29th June was really honouring St. Peter, and St. Paul had a follow up feast on the 30th June. This is now different and we can honour both on the same day.

It remains true that the two  are very different characters, had very different origins in Israel ands very different summonses by Jesus Christ. Simon, a fisherman, is first told of Jesus by Andrew who comes to him after spending a day with John in Jesus’ company. ‘We have seen  the messiah’ Andrew declares. But then Jesus himself calls Simon from his nets and names him Peter, the rock on which he will build his Church. Thenceforth, Peter, a most endearing character, shows his impetuosity, his total commitment, his weakness and denial, his repentance and reinstatement in love and service and finally his leadership and ultimate humility in dying for Christ.

Peter is such a wonderful character and so utterly human, his character deserves from us a deeper insight through study of him in Scripture and early life of the Church and in meditation on him. He should be very important, very uplifting and very consoling in our attempts to stay close Jesus and his Church.

The strong, fiery, learned and crusading character of Saul, who also had his name changed to Paul, is a contrast to Peter and also furnishes a teaching which gives a very strong and even dominant line to guide and lead the Church. Both his preaching and his writings are of immense importance in the whole life of the Church. Like Peter, only in a way more so, he should hold our attention and take our time in prayer and study of him and his teaching. We need the guidance of the Spirit and much time to attempt to plumb his depth.

Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas will be served by the volunteers.

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 £477.69p +  £282.60p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £760.29p.  The 2nd collection for the Chapel Repair Fund @ Wonersh Seminary was £311.51p. Thank you for your generosity.

Today’s 2nd collection is for Peters Pence (supporting  the Pope’s charities).

Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls and families of John Whelan and Winston Russell Burke.

John Whelan’s funeral will be on Tuesday 2nd July at 11am. The body will be received on Monday 1st July at 4.30pm.

Winston Russell Burke’s funeral 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.

First Tuesday of the Month: Adoration and Gospel discussion from 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Parish Centre. 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.

St Anthony’s Parish School Summer Fair: Next Saturday, 6th July from 11am to 2pm.  Lots of enjoyable activities for the children and refreshments will be available; come along and have fun as well as raising funds for our school. The PTA warmly invite you to join us.

Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: The Knights are collecting for the Penge Food Bank this weekend. Thank you for your donations.

Jo Boyce and Friends Concert: A popular, catholic group from the North will be performing at St William of York Church, 4 Brockley Park, Forest Hill, London  SE23 1PS on Sunday 30th June at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £6 in advance and £7 on the door. Local Ticketline: 07920 568380 or Please also see the notice board.

Catholic History Walks: Please also see the poster on the notice board.
Southwark & the City Sunday 7th July, 2pm. A walk along the river Thames, and over London Bridge to the birth place of Bl John Henry Newman near the Bank of England. Meet at Church of the Most Precious Blood, O’Meara Street, SE1 1TD. Nearest Tube: London Bridge or Borough.

Islington Tuesday 9th July, 6.30pm. Enjoy this corner of London, with its history, and links to Charles Dickens, and a forgotten Catholic heroine. Meet at St John the Divine Church, Duncan Terrace, Islington London N1 8AL. Nearest Tube: Angel.

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.

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 18 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.

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


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (30th June—7th July 2019)  (Year: C)

Sunday                            30th     Sts PETER & PAUL (C)
(Saturday) …. 6:00pm




  Mrs C Quantrill  (Ints)

Stelmond  Gerreyn  RIP

Leo Monteiro  RIP

People of the Parish

Monday                             1st


     9:30am   Margaret Mahoney  (Ints)
Tuesday                            2nd     Feria

         (Funeral Mass) ……….




  John Whelan  RIP

John Whelan  RIP

Canon Augustus Bethel

Wednesday                       3rd     St Thomas, apostle
  9:30am   Sue Clearey
Thursday                          4th     Feria


  John Lobo  RIP
Friday                                5th      Feria
                   9:30am   John Whelan  RIP
Saturday                            6th     Feria
  9:30am   Kim Vu  (Ints)
Sunday                               7th


                        (Saturday) ……











Terence Joseph Conn  RIP

People of the Parish

Henrietta Obiago  RIP

Mo Regan  (Ints)


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