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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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: email@example.com www.stscholasticas.co.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.divinemercyapostolate.co.uk
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: email@example.com 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 www.newpilgrimpath.ie
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: https://cymfed.org.uk/flame2019/. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 )|
Maria & Stanley Green RIP
Patrick McNamara RIP
People of the Parish
|Monday 11th||Our Lady of Lourdes|
|Mr & Mrs Albert D’Souza RIP
Arthur Lenden RIP
|9:30am||Henrietta Obiago RIP|
|Thursday 14th||St Cyril and St Methodius|
|Juan Valls RIP|
|Maud Florence Lilian Joan Jones|
|9:30am||Alice Kelly RIP|
|SIXTH SUNDAY (C)
People of the Parish
Mr & Mrs Monteiro & Family RIP
Guillermina Uzeda de Quintanilla RIP
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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