The Second Sunday (A)
Mass Readings: 125 – 127
Order of Mass: Pages 7- 60
The first reading talks about the servant that God has chosen to bring Israel back to him, and not just Israel, but all peoples.
The Second Reading reminds the Christians at Corinth of their call to holiness.
In the Gospel Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in Jesus. He is God’s Chosen Servant who takes away the sins of the people and baptises them with the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the Pascal Lamb of the Christian Passover, who by his death delivered the world from sin, just as the original pascal lamb’s blood delivered the Israelites from the destroying angel. And Jesus is also the Servant of God described in Isaiah being lead without complaint like a lamb to the shearers, a man of sorrows who ‘bore the sins of many and made intercession for the transgressors’. Jesus is the eternally existing One, who is to die as Pascal Lamb and Suffering Servant for the sins of men and women, and then pour forth the Holy Spirit on a new Israel.
This Sunday’s teas will be served by the French Speaking Prayer Group.
Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the St Vincent de Paul Group.
Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.
Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £473.45 + £408.70 In Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £882.15p. The 2nd collection for Parish Funds was £83.79p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s 2nd collection is for Pax Christi (Catholic Peace Movement).
Holy Communion Classes: This month’s classes continue on Tuesday 21st January at 7.30pm and then on Saturday 25th January at 10.30am in the Parish Centre.
Confirmation Classes: Please note the next class will be on Thursday the 30th January at 7pm in the Parish Centre (4 Genoa Road).
Proposal for St Anthony’s Choir: Organist, James Patrick moved from his home in Wales to teach in Carshalton last September. He is enthusiastic about creating a choir here at St Anthony’s. This would help to develop the range of hymns we sing at the mass and hopefully we can begin to sing the different parts of the mass e.g. Gloria, Holy Holy, Lamb of God. If you are interested, there will be a sign-up sheet at the back of church this weekend. James looks forward to becoming part of the community at St Anthony’s, and assisting with music at the parish over the coming months.
Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: The Knights collect for the Penge Food Bank on the last weekend of each month. Items that are always needed for the food bank are: Tinned meat and fish; baked beans; soup; tinned fruit; tinned vegetables; UHT milk; instant (or tinned) potatoes. The food bank also welcome donations of toiletries (eg. Deodorant, shower gel and shampoo). Please note that the food bank cannot accept any donations containing alcohol. The next collection will be 25th/26th January.
Hospital Admissions: If you are due to be admitted to hospital or if you know of a parishioner who has been admitted to hospital then please let one of the clergy know. Thank you.
Divine Mercy Retreats: The Divine Mercy Apostolate of Marian Fathers is organising a Divine Mercy Retreat on Saturday 18th January 2020, 11am – 4:30pm at St Joseph RC Church, 68 Grange Park Road,Leyton, London E10 5ES and on Saturday, 25th January 2020, 11am – 4:30 pm at St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 6HR. All welcome – No advance booking or registration is required.
Faith in Action Launch 2020 – Coming Soon!: ‘Faith in Action’ is a national award scheme from CYMFED which challenges young people aged 9-18yrs to make a difference in the world through service and spiritual reflection. There are four levels of the award – Pin, Bronze, Silver, Gold and each one recognises and celebrates the good work and positive contribution made by young people in their parishes, schools and communities. If you are a young person who reads at Mass, sings or plays an instrument in the choir, serves on the altar, helps or volunteers in your school or community in any way, consider getting involved for 2020! The Faith in Action Award (Year 4) will launch on Saturday 25th January at 10.30am at St Joseph’s Church, Plaistow Lane, Bromley so come along to meet the team, find out about the range of exciting opportunities open to you and register. Take a look at our ‘Faith in Action Bromley Deanery’ videos on YouTube, Facebook @bromleydeanery. You can find out more and register online through our website: http://www.bromleydeanery.org/faith-in-action-award-scheme-2020/ or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity Art Auction: Charity Art Auction at Farm St, Church Hall, 114 Mount Street W1A 3KH on 30th January for Aid to the Church in Need, Westminster Lourdespilgrmage and Safe Passage. Exhibition open every day. Please book on eventbrite. Details at www.journeysinhope.com contact email@example.com. Details from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headteacher Vacancy: The governors of St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School in Mortlake, London SW14 8HE are looking to recruit a Headteacher to take up post in September 2020. For more information, please see the school website – https://www.st-marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk/ or contact Evelyn Fernandes at email@example.com for an application pack.
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, and Michael Creech.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (19th Jan— 26th Jan 2020) (Year A)
|Sunday 19th||SECOND SUNDAY (A)|
|Mary Cashman & Family (Ints)
People of the Partish
Bertha Veronica Pope RIP
|Tuesday 21st||St Agnes|
|Julie .Mullane RIP
Thomas Forry RIP
|9:30am||Arnold Nazareth RIP|
|George Loader RIP|
|Friday 24th||St Francis de Sales|
|9:30am||Kathleen Devine Jones RIP|
|Saturday 25th||The Conversion of St Paul|
|THIRD SUNDAY (A)
Patrick Kelly RIP
Ronald George Hibbons
People of the Parish
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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