The Second Sunday


The Second Sunday

Mass Readings: Pages 127 – 129
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 47

In the hidden recesses of the human heart the grace of a vocation takes the form of a dialogue. It is a dialogue between Christ and an individual, in which a personal invitation is given. Christ calls the person by name and says: “Come, follow me.” This call, this mysterious inner voice of Christ, is heard more clearly in silence and prayer. Its acceptance is an act of faith.


It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He  who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”

                                                    (St John Paul II)

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 £455.83p + £313.00p in Gift Aid Envelopes giving us a parish total of £ 768.83p. The 2nd collection for Parish Funds was £ 58.80p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s retiring collection is for Parish Funds.

Lighting: Please note that the new lighting system for the church will be installed over the next 2 weeks and work will begin on Monday 15th January.  During this period there will be no Rosary group or St Anthony Devotions on weekday mornings.  There will be mass as usual, at 9.30am during the week, as the work will stop for the mass and will begin again once it is over.

UCM: There will be meeting at 7.30 pm on Monday night (15th January) in the Parish Centre.  Please bring unwanted Christmas gifts for a silent auction.

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.

Eucharistic Congress, Liverpool, 7-9 September 2018. Two members of the parish  have volunteered to attend the Eucharistic Congress next year. We need a small group of parishioners to work with our two delegates to prepare for the Congress and to spread the message which comes back from the Congress. If you would like to be part of this group, please contact the presbytery or speak to a member of the Parish pastoral council.

Parish Diaries and Parish Calendars: The Parish Diaries and Parish Calendars (depicting all the Parish Stations of the Cross) are still available from the repository.  Please do take a look.

Southwark Directories: The directories are now available in the repository.

Life, Gender, Relationships: Catholic Ethics and Today’s Society: There will be a lecture on 16th January at Our Lady of Victories Parish Hall, Kensington High Street  W8 6SA, Dr. Anthony McCarthy is an bio- ethicist and Education Director at SPUC. He lectures in moral philosophy both in the UK and internationally. His work entitled Ethical Sex: Sexual Choices and Their Nature and Meaning was published in 2016. Doors will open at 6:45 pm and the lecture will begin at 7 pm.  Refreshments and Q&A will follow. £5 at the door.  Registration:

Divine Mercy Apostolate: Divine Mercy Apostolate run by Marian Fathers is organising the Divine Mercy Retreat on Saturday 27th January 2018 from 11am – 4:30pm at St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London  SE1 6HR

Catholic Youth Ministry – Faith in Action: Take up the Faith in Action challenge! Come to register on Saturday 27th January 2018 at 10.30am at St Josephs Church, Plaistow Lane, Bromley.  Please see the poster on the notice board for more information or email Susan Longhurst,

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

Job Vacancies: Bishop Challoner School is looking for an English teacher.  Please see their website or contact the school office on 020 8460 3546 or email  Closing date: 30th January 2018.

St Vincent de Paul Society are seeking an Admin Assistant. Please contact Lucia Zambojova on 020 7703 3030 or email: The closing date is 21st January 2018.

Please pray for the sick of the ParishBridget McLaughlin, John 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.


Please remember to turn off your mobile phone when you enter the church.


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (14th Jan– 21st Jan 2018) (Year: B)


Sunday                          14th      Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)    
(Saturday) …          







  Peggy Molloy  RIP

Geoff Rhodes Int.

People of the Parish

Gabriel Alaneme  RIP

Monday                         15th     Feria


  9:30am   Charles Edward Brookman  RIP
Tuesday                        16th     Feria




  Joao Inacio Dias + Maria Rosa Dias  RIP

Margaret Greenan

Wednesday                    17th     St Anthony, abbot
  9:30am   Lily Donohoe  RIP
Thursday                       18th      Feria
  9:30am   Elizabeth Dann  RIP
Friday                             19th         Feria
     9:30am   Peace on Earth
Saturday                         20th     Feria


  Richard Banbury  RIP
Sunday                            21st


(Saturday)  …                                               










  Third Sunday in OT (Year B)


Lily Donohoe  RIP

Lewis Babapulle  Int.

Peace in the World, especially Zimbabwe

People of the Parish

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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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