The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (A)


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (A)

Mass Readings: 106 – 109

Order of Mass: Pages 7- 60

Mary becomes, in a way that not even the prophets could have fully suspected, the House of God. In faithfulness to his promises, God not only draws near to his people, he identifies himself with them, the Good News is given to us to be shared with everyone through our lives example.

As you read this,  thank God for the wonder of his love. God so loved the world that he loved his creation of the universe, of this world with all it contains. He loved our ancestors down the ages. Today, he loves with everlasting love. This love as the love of our own fathers and mothers does not always seem very visible. We say ‘if you love me, why do that to me? Why let this happen?’ and so on. Love when it is real is very deep, and as St. Paul says ‘love never comes to an end’. Sometimes we are happy in being able to feel loved, enfolded by love human and divine. Sometimes we feel lonely and abandoned. Faith and trust and our love of God assures us you are not alone:  you are loved. Here is lesson the more you love, the more difficult and painful things may be! Christ’s love led him to his suffering and death on the cross! But the more you love the more you will know deep down that you are loved.

To love another person is to see the face of God.

This what we do when we share the love that we have received from Christ. So make this feast of love by coming to Mass and Holy Communion, with your family and friends and neighbours. If you know anyone lonely or seemingly unloved, can you love them a little? If you cannot manage this yourself, tell someone.

Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas will be served by the volunteers (if they are available).

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.

Christmas Day Collections: Thank you for your generous donations to Father Sunith. 

Sunday Hymn Practice: We will have hymn practice on Sundays at 9.15 – 9.20am for the 9.30am Mass.

First Tuesday of the Month: There will be Adoration and Gospel discussion from 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Parish Centre.  All are welcome.

Holy Communion Classes: The next class for parents and children will be on Saturday 11th January from 10.30 – 11.45am in the Parish Centre.

Confirmation Classes: Please note the next classes will be on Thursdays, the 16th and 30th January at 7pm in the Parish Centre (4 Genoa Road).

St Anthony’s Parish Christmas Fair: Thank you to all of those who helped to organise this year’s fair and to everyone who came along to support it.  Over £1200 was raised for the Parish.  The Knights of St Columba’s Christmas Hamper was won by Clare McNamara and the 2nd prize Hamper was won by Sophie Sherman.  The Knights would like to congratulate both winners and the Parish for supporting the Christmas Hamper Raffle.

Children’s Liturgy Group:  Children’s liturgy takes place  on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Please encourage your child to attend . Please note that younger children need to be accompanied by an adult. From Sunday 12th January the children will start from the parish centre at 9.25am and will return to church via the sacristy. Thank you. Patricia and Janette.

Single, separated, widowed or divorced?  Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit or tel. 0161 941 3498

Charity Art Auction: Opening of art exhibition Farm St Church hall, 114 Mount Street W1A £KH on 6th January. Charity Auction of the art on 30th January for Aid to the Church in Need, Westminster Lourdes pilgrmage and Safe Passage. Details from

Baptisms in 2019: Arabella Katherine Esther Devalley-Byrne, Matteo Lino Capoccia, Sandra Ohene, Ashan Megun Gomes, Rosa Jessica Grange, Nathaniel Stephen Trush-Mensah, Hailey Candice Tiglao, Kevlyna Mia McPhoy, Manuel Kelvyn McPhoy,Sonny Shaun Freddie Mills, Kaira Isabella Nwosu, Arol Michael Douglas, Amara Morayo Tioluisani Ajunwa, Sophia Isabelle Roberts, Stella May Todd, David Chukwudi Okafor, Daniel Chukwunonso Okafor, Godslove Ayevobosa Boadi, Rafaella Madeleine Angelina Rodrigues, Maeve Elizabeth Powell.

RCIA Confirmations in 2019: Sandra Ohene, Idalina Polonia Milhano

Deaths in 2019: Janet Claire Sach, Elaine Ursula Mitchell, Joseph Fryday, Sylvia Virginia Matthews, William Francis O’Brien, Eamonn Crean, Eileen Panther, Michael Thomas O’Connor, Baby Koby Leigh Hinds, John Whelan, Winston Russell Burke, Margaret Theresa Mahoney, Roderick Francis Lulu, John Barry, Henry Thomas Joseph Snooks, Josephine Antoinette Keen.

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


Father Sunith would like to wish you all a safe, happy and holy New Year.


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (29th Dec 2019—5th Jan 2020)  (Year A)

Sunday                             29th     THE HOLY FAMILY, OF


(Saturday) …. 6:00pm




  Carcia Monteiro  RIP

Christian & Emilia Nkpade  RIP

People of .the Parish

John & Virginia Da Costa  RIP

Monday                           30th     Sixth Day within the Octave
     9:30am   Deceased of the Belletty Family
Tuesday                          31st     Seventh Day within the Octave







  Teresa Redmond

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament


Priest’s Intentions

Wednesday                       1st      Mary, the Mother of God


  Allen Crounton  RIP
Thursday                          2nd       St Basil the Great and  St Gregory Nazianen
  9:30am   Intentions of Marie Pye
Friday                               3rd      Feria of Christmas Time
  9:30am   Wellbeing of Lindsay Pollard
Saturday                           4th     Feria of Christmas Time
  9:30am   Gabriel Alaneme  RIP
Sunday                              5th 

                              (Saturday) ….                      








People of the Parish

Fr Hugh O’Connor and Mary O’Connor

Julian & Henry Thomas  RIP

John Winter  RIP


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Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
Tuesday: 9:30am
Wednesday: 9:30am
Thursday: 9:30am
Friday: 9:30am

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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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