The Fifth Sunday (C)


Fifth Sunday (C)

Mass Readings: 135 – 138

Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60

The story of the miraculous catch of fish and the call of the first disciples. However the emphasis is on the latter; the miracle is merely the setting in which the call happens. The spotlight is on Peter; his companions remain in the  background, but are ready to help. Luke has the deepest respect for Peter, describing his founding role in the primitive church in Acts.

Peter, profoundly moved by the miracle, sank to his knees and spontaneously declared his unworthiness to be associated with Jesus. But Jesus said to him. ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.’

At the word of Jesus, Peter and his companions left everything and followed him. The phrase ‘they left everything’ shows the importance for Luke detachment from possessions. The symbolism of the miraculous catch now becomes clear. Henceforth Peter will be a fisher of people. The large catch shows how successful he and others can be with Jesus’ help.

Sunday Teas:

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

Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the French Speaking Prayer Group.

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


Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £462.62p + £219.70p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £682.32p. The 2nd collection following the appeal for The Spiritans (Holy Ghost Fathers) was £208.18p. Thank you for your generosity. Today there will be an appeal on behalf of the ACN (Aid to the Church in Need).  

Blessed Sacrament: We will continue to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm until further notice.

Monday 11th February (Feastday of Our Lady of Lourdes): During today’s mass there will be an Anointing of the Sick.

Invitation to new readers: We are all called to listen to God’s word and practise that message in our lives. As a reader, you announce the message clearly so that the people take it in and respond to it. Are you good at communicating in daily life or at work, making yourself clear, getting your message across – these are the talents you need to be a good reader at Mass. We will have an introduction meeting for anyone interested in becoming a reader on Tuesday 12th February from 7.45 to 8.45pm at the church. Please come along if you would like to find out more.

Holy Communion Classes: The next dates are on Saturdays, 16th February and the 2nd, 16th and 30th March at 10.30 – 11.30am in the Parish Centre.

Follow your Heart – Discernment and Vocation: A weekend retreat for young women, reflecting on the vocation to religious life.  There is nothing quite like religious life – it is an extraordinary adventure into a deep relationship with God.  15th – 17th February, FCJ Community, Liverpool.  To reserve a place, email or message Sr Lynne fcj ( For further information please see the notice board.

Are you interested in setting up a bereavement befriending ministry?:  Please speak to Father Sunith for an informal chat about what this role would involve.  Full training would be given by the Southwark Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Team and is not suitable for those who have recently been bereaved.

Is this for you or for someone you know? St Scholastica’s Retreat – Open Day – Saturday, 16th February, 2019 The Retreat offers sheltered housing to practising Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 self-contained flats at £491pcm – more information on the poster and from The Warden: Deacon Seán Duffy – Princes Risborough (01844) 344437. Email:

The Divine Mercy Apostolate of Marian Fathers  is organising a Divine Mercy Retreat: Saturday 16 February 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm St Francis de Sales Church 729 High Road, Tottenham London N17 8AG. More info: Divine Mercy Apostolate – Marian Fathers, 1 Courtfield Gardens, London W13 0EY phone: 020 89980925; email:


Events at the House of Prayer in East Molesey:

Thomas Merton: Master of Contemplation – Led by Prof. Peter Tyler – Saturday, 23rd February, 2019: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Suggested Donation: £25.00 – Please bring a packed lunch.  Advanced booking essential: Please contact The House of Prayer: 020 8941 2313 or e-mail:  Thomas Merton analyses the modern condition with perceptive wit and prescribes a simple solution – a deep contemplative source in our lives connected to action and witness in the world.  During our day we shall explore his message and its consequences for our lives today.  We shall embrace silence, poetry and careful analysis of his writings.

New Pilgrim Path Website of the Week: The Irish Monks of Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co. Limerick follow the monastic rule of St Benedict.  Their day is punctuated with the singing of the Liturgical ‘Hours’.  Three of these services, Lauds, Vespers and Compline, along with daily Mass, are transmitted live each day from the Abbey webcam.  Join them in prayer via

Flame 3 – 2nd March 2019: Don’t miss out, book your tickets now!!

We’re excited to announce that the biggest Catholic youth event in the UK is returning to London’s Wembley Arena, as CYMFED organise Flame 2019.  Many exciting speakers have already been announced and the day is expected to be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our shared faith on a grand scale.  The theme for this event is ‘#Significance’ and you can find out all about the programme for this event by visiting CYMFED’s website:  CYM Bromley Deanery will be taking a group to Flame this year and we will be travelling by coach.  We still have some tickets left at the discounted price of £20,  so if you are aged 14 – 29yrs and would like an amazing day, bring some friends and come along – tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out! To reserve your tickets and to find out more, email: or contact your parish office.

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

Please see the notice board for the latest job vacancies.


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (10th Feb—17th Feb Feb 2019)  (Year: C)


Sunday                           10th     FIFTH SUNDAY ( C )
(Saturday) …. 6:00pm




  Ronald Lee

Maria & Stanley Green  RIP

Patrick McNamara  RIP

People of the Parish

Monday                            11th     Our Lady of Lourdes


  Richard Kelly
Tuesday                           12th     Feria




  Mr & Mrs Albert D’Souza  RIP

Arthur Lenden  RIP

Wednesday                      13th     Feria
  9:30am   Henrietta Obiago  RIP
Thursday                         14th     St Cyril and St Methodius




  Juan Valls  RIP
Friday                               15th     Feria




  Maud Florence Lilian Joan Jones
Saturday                           16th     Feria
  9:30am   Alice Kelly  RIP
Sunday                              17th


(Saturday) ….                     










People of the Parish

Mr & Mrs Monteiro & Family  RIP

Rachel Brito-Babapulle

Guillermina Uzeda de Quintanilla  RIP


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St Anthony’s Primary School

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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