Sixteenth Sunday (C)
Mass Readings: 111 – 114
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60
First Reading: Abraham and Sarah are visited by three mysterious strangers, clearly God himself (in the Persons of the Trinity?). This may be a very ancient story, but it still speaks to us powerfully today as it is proclaimed as the First Reading at Mass.
Psalm: the response sums up this psalm well: only “the just will live in the presence of the Lord”. As for those who are unjust, …
Second Reading: Paul suffers because he is a member of the body of Christ, but he must struggle on because God has commissioned him to proclaim the mystery of Christ.
Gospel: like the lawyer in the preceding passage, whose lack of understanding provoked the parable of the Good Samaritan, Martha too fails to understand. The important thing, exemplified by Mary, is that the follower of Jesus must above all listen to Him. Only in this way will the Christian disciple be able to follow Christ on His way.
This Sunday’s teas will be served by the French Speaking Prayer Group.
Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the St Vincent de Paul Group.
Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.
Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £460.51p + £358.70p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £819.21p. The 2nd collection for the Apostleship of the Sea was £170.88p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s 2nd collection is for Parish Funds.
Blessed Sacrament: We will continue to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm until further notice.
Archbishop John Wilson: The new Archbishop John Wilson will be installed as the 11th Archbishop of the Southwark diocese on the 25th July at 12 noon. All are welcome to attend.
There will also be a live broadcast from St George’s Cathedral, Southwark at 12noon. Please visit https://youtu.be/wemICGkP6pA if you would like to watch.
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. Please return your completed application forms to Father Sunith by Wednesday 31st July.
Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: The Knights are collecting for the Penge Food Bank. They will collect regularly on the last weekend of each month. The next collection will be 27th/28th July. Please also note that next month’s collection will be over the weekend of 24th/25th August. Thank you.
Annual Parish Pilgrimage: St Mary’s Shrine at West Grinstead and afternoon in Worthing. Date: Saturday 28th September 2019. Cost: £25 this includes a £5 donation to the Church. Bookings will be taken each weekend from Saturday13th July after mass, during July.
Please note that if there are any notices for August then please ensure they are submitted before 9am next Saturday, 27th July 2019. Thank you.
Summer Camps: Please see the notice board for details of children’s Summer Camps.
Poetry in the Park: If you like poetry why not join Penge Poets on Friday 26th July at 7.00pm, for Poetry in the Park? Assemble in Alexandra Recreation Ground near the new orchard area opposite the Bowls Club. A gazebo will mark the spot. Nature poems will be read and awards given to the winners of our recent poetry competition. Soft drinks and nibbles will be available. You are invited to read your own poems. The event ends at 9.00pm. Poetry in the Park celebrates London becoming a National Park City. If it rains the event will take place in the Bowls Club.
Music in the Park: The Friends annual music event takes place on Sunday 28th July at 3.00pm in Alexandra Recreation Ground. Beckenham Concert Band will provide live music. There will be a raffle, soft drinks and food available for purchase. Bring a folding chair and/or rug and make an afternoon of it! The event ends at 5.00pm. If it rains the event will take place in Holy Trinity Hall, Lennard Road.
You Can Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. There is no group therapy or group work. This programme has helped 10s of 1000s of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about Retrouvaille’, or to register for the next programme commencing with a residential weekend on 13th – 15th September 2019. Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org – or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk
Hospital Admissions: If you are due to be admitted to hospital or if you know of a parishioner who has been admitted to hospital then please let one of the clergy know. Thank you.
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: John Barry, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, and Michael Creech.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (21st July—28th July 2019) (Year: C)
|Sunday 21st||SIXTEENTH SUNDAY (C)|
|People of the Parish
Wellbeing of Shaun Cuthbertson
Wellbeing of Evelyn Edwards
Sr Mary Stephen (Ints)
|Monday 22nd||St Mary Magdalene|
|9:30am||Ints of the Maloney Family|
|Tuesday 23rd||St Bridget|
|Sean Kirby RIP
Wellbeing of Aondongu Akuha
|9:30am||George Loader RIP|
|Thursday 25th||St James, apostle|
|Conrad D’Souza (Thanksgiving)|
|Friday 26th||Ss. Joachim and Anne, parents of the BVM|
|Wellbeing of John Barden|
|9:30am||Fr Fredrick Rhead|
|SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY (C)
James & Geoffrey Akuha RIP
People of the Parish
Ints of the Brito-Babapulle Family
Wellbeing of Jean Yearwood
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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