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


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

Mass Readings: 105 – 109

Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60


First Reading:  in the story of the birth and dedication of Samuel (born to Hannah, an ancestor of Jesus) we can readily see parallels between Samuel and Jesus. The name ‘Samuel’ means ‘name of God’.

Psalm: this psalm is describing Mount Zion (ie Jerusalem), which Hebrews describes as “the city of the living God” because the Word was made flesh and dwells among us.

Second Reading:  as children of God we should keep two commandments: to believe in Jesus Christ and to love one another.

Gospel:  Mary and Joseph accidentally leave Jesus, aged 12, behind in Jerusalem. They find him in the Temple, his true Father’s house. Do we, like Mary and Joseph, eagerly go in search of Jesus in church, the house of God?

Sunday Teas:

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

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.


Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £420.35p + £359.70p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £780.05p. The 2nd collection for Altar Flowers at Christmas was £55.46p. Thank you for your generosity.

The Christmas Day Collections were your personal gift to the clergy. Thank you for your generosity, it is greatly appreciated.  

Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls and families of Baby Jacob Atas, Arthur Lenden and Clare Barron.

Baby Jacob Atlas’s funeral service will be on Thursday 3rd January at Beckenham Crematorium Chapel at 11.45am followed by the burial.

Arthur Lenden’s funeral service will be on Friday 4th January at 1pm at St Anthony’s Church followed by the cremation at 2pm at Beckenham Crematorium.

Clare Barron’s funeral service will be at 12 noon on Thursday 10th January at St Anthony’s Church followed by the cremation at Beckenham Crematorium at 2pm.

May all of their souls rest in peace.

1st Friday Silent Adoration: On the first Friday of every month there will be Silent Adoration in the Church from 7.30 – 8.30pm.

First Holy Communion Classes: The classes will continue in the new year. There are four sessions in January, on Saturdays, the 5th and 12th January at 10.30 – 11.30am and on Tuesdays, the 8th and 15th January at 7.30pm.  All of the sessions are in the Parish Centre (no. 4 Genoa Road).

Crib Offering: Please consider making a donation at the Crib. Every penny you donate will go into the Catholic Children’s Society’s Southwark Crisis Fund to provide emergency support for families in our Archdiocese. For further information please visit

Mass Intentions: Please book your 2019 masses now to avoid disappointment.

Many Thanks: We thank Lewis and Josepha for their contribution to the Parish and wish them well in the future.

St Francis Ramblers: St Francis Ramblers invite you to join their walks. Here is a link to the website for more information about our club:

House of Prayer in East Molesey: Week-end Silent Individually Guided Retreat – Led by: The House of Prayer Community – Friday, 11 – Sunday, 13 January, 2019: Arrive on Friday in time for supper at 7.00 pm and leave on Sunday at 4.00 pm. Cost: £160 – Advanced booking essential: Please contact The House of Prayer: 020 8941 2313 or e-mail:

This retreat provides an opportunity to step aside from the busy-ness of everyday life and spend time in quiet prayer and reflection. A retreat guide will be available for daily individual meetings to accompany you through the retreat. Above all, this retreat is a time of listening to God who is present in the experiences of prayer and daily living.

Repository: Southwark Catholic Directories for 2019 are available in the Repository, priced at £3.

Baptisms in 2018: Chikaima Nicole Yeboah; Erin Mary Mahoney; Joseph Ernest Cunningham; Theresa De Jesus Wawa Franque; Lucas De Jesus Wawa Franque; Edwin Macholowe; MaryJane Tupochele Macholowe; Emmanuel Ohene Jackson; Sevastyan Arainn Kunna; Caleb Joseph Parker; Wilbur Iivo Bernard Herneoja; Joseph Osayuwamen Amusu; Penny Zosia Burford; Cassandra Dewu; Isobel Mary Tullett; Dominic Christopher Clive Meikle; Zayden Daniel Gilbert Meikle; Makayla Benedicte Ugochi Ugori and Ellise-Sarai Ijeoma Emeje.

Received in 2018: Velma Waveney Jackson

Marriages in 2018: Galina Oleksivk and Giuse Macalyso

Deaths in 2018: John Gilbert Winter; Bridget Agnes McLoughlin;
Elizabeth Ockenden; Marie Harris; Margaret Mary Southwell; Pricilla
Celene Burke; Karen McGee; Jane O’Connor; Delorraine Perera; Annie Teresa Josephine Hamilton; James Eugene Markham; Wilma Fatima
Noronha; Peter John Grehan; Gerald Christopher Dubey; John Hubert McManus; James William Scott;  Noel D’Mello; Patrick McNamara; Baby Jacob Atas; Arthur Lenden and Clare Barron.

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

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


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (30th Dec 2018—6th Jan 2019) (Year: C)


Sunday                            30th     THE HOLY FAMILY (C)         
(Saturday) …. 6:00pm




  People of the Parish

Leon Farnon  RIP

Deceased of the Belletty Family

John Christopher Murray  RIP

Monday                           31st     Seventh Day within the Octave



  Liberation & Action of Grace—Yukisia Silva


Intentions of the Maloney Family

Tuesday                            1st     Mary, The Holy Mother of God




  Enzo Couto & Eritson Couto  Int.

Patrick McNamara  RIP

Wednesday                       2nd     Ss Basil the Great  and & Gregory Nazianzen
  9:30am   Michael McGovern  RIP
Thursday                          3rd     Feria of Christmas Time
  9:30am   Dr J T Breen  RIP
Friday                                4th     Feria of Christmas Time

           (Funeral Service) …….



  Church Cleaners

Arthur Lenden  RIP

Saturday                             5th     Feria of Christmas Time
  9:30am   Fr Hugh O’Connor & Mary O’Connor
Sunday                                6th


(Saturday) ….                     










Elizabeth Dann  RIP

Gabriel Alaneme  RIP

Family Bock-Wuttge

Deceased of the Durkan Family

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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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