The Fifth Sunday


The Fifth Sunday

Mass Readings: Pages 134 – 137
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 47

Prayer for the Church in Southwark

Loving God, help us to be open to the freshness of your Spirit. 

Fill us with enthusiasm for the Good News. Invite us into a deeper relationship with your Son, Jesus Christ, truly present in the Eucharist. Make us more aware of where there is need for new life.  

Help us to reach out to those who feel lost or abandoned, those who are searching and questioning, those who have walked away from you and those who are eager to know your love. 

We ask this through Christ, Our Lord, Amen.

                                                                                 Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress, 2018

Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas will be served by the Flower Arrangers.

Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the UCM.

Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.

Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £561.81p + £293.04p in Gift Aid Envelopes giving us a parish total of £ 854.85p. The 2nd collection for Racial Justice Day was £ 86.04p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s retiring collection is for Parish Funds.

Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls and families of Bridget McLaughlin, Elizabeth Ockenden and John Winter.

Bridget McLaughlin’s funeral is on Thursday 15th February at 2.45pm.  Her body will be received into the church on the 14th February at 4.30pm.

Elizabeth Ockenden’s funeral will be on Friday 23rd February at 2pm.

John Winter’s funeral will be on Wednesday 7th February at 2pm followed by the cremation at Beckenham Crematorium at 3pm.

Lighting: Please note that the new lighting system has now been installed. This means that normal church group times and devotions can be resumed. Thank you for your patience.

Mass Intentions: Please speak to Father Stuart if you have any mass intentions and try to give at least 3 months notice in order to get your specific dates. Please do not email requests to the presbytery. Thank you.

National Eucharist Congress: You are warmly invited to a meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 20th February at 7.30pm (refreshments will be served) to launch the Congress Home Team. Your views, ideas and support will be very much appreciated. Charles Chilaka and Brigid Sullivan.

Internet: Please note that there is an issue with the internet connection at present which means that the clergy are unable to access emails. If you have a message for the church newsletter or clergy then please do telephone on 020 8778 8597 and leave a message or post a note through the presbytery letterbox. Thank you.

 London Evenings of Faith – Winter/ Spring 2018: All are welcome to a series of talks on the theme ‘The spirit of Vatican II’ at 7pm on alternate Tuesdays from 30th January 2018 (subsequent talks are 13 February, 27 February & 13 March). Talks are held in The Challoner Room, Basement, 24 Golden Square, London, W1F 9JR (Tube: Piccadilly). Cheese & wine/ juice served. Full dates and details are available at

Are you worried about dementia? On Monday March 5th at 7.30 pm there will be a talk and discussion about spotting the first signs of dementia and what we can do about them. It will be held in the main hall Our Lady of the Annunciation Bingham Road,Addiscombe. Refreshments and cash bar available. All are welcome. For more information please see the noticeboard or contact John Woodhouse 0790 8888 586 (by text) Norwood Catenian circle.

Life in the Spirit Seminars: Starts on Wednesday 18th April for 8 consecutive Wednesdays at SS Joseph and Swithun Parish, Plaistow Lane, Bromley, BR1 2PR.  7pm Registration and refreshments, 7.30pm Welcome and gathering followed by the Seminar at 8 until 9.30pm. If you are interested in attending please email or call 020 8402 0459.  The poster is on the noticeboard.

Friday Fasting: Please remember to abstain from eating meat on Fridays (as an act of penance for the death of Christ). Practising Catholics who do not eat meat are encouraged to give up another staple food.

Please pray for the sick of the ParishJohn Barry, Margaret Southwell, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, Kieran Quinn, Marie Harris and Michael Creech.

Notices for the newsletter need to be emailed/posted to the presbytery by 6pm on Thursdays.


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (4th Feb—11th Feb 2018) (Year: B)

Sunday                           4th      Fifth Sunday (Year B) 
(Saturday) …          







  People of the Parish

Mrs Margaret McGillicuddy  RIP

Ints of Friar Colin Mary Edwards

Christian & Emilia Nkpade  RIP

Monday                          5th     St Agatha


  9:30am   Marguerite Conn  RIP
Tuesday                         6th     St Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs




  Francis Mackesy  Int.

Alfred George Shoppie  RIP

Wednesday                     7th     Feria
  9:30am   Fr Peter Madden  RIP
Thursday                        8th      Feria
  9:30am   Matthew Gleeson  RIP
Friday                              9th         Feria
     9:30am   Peace of The Lord in our world
Saturday                         10th     St Scholastica


  Bridget D’Souza  RIP
Sunday                            11th



(Saturday)  …                                               











  Sixth Sunday (Year B)

<World day for the Sick;  Day for the Unemployed>


The Cullen Family Int.

Richard Kelly  RIP

Mary & Stanley Green  RIP

People of the Parish


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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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