Sixth Sunday (C)
Mass Readings: 139 – 141
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60
Racial Justice Sunday
Racial Justice Sunday is on 17 February 2019. The theme this year is “Dignity for all workers”, recognising the problems faced by people due to racism and ethnic discrimination in the workplace.
In a world steeped in violence, conflict, and discrimination, the Gospel demands that we acknowledge the dignity of the human person, the necessity of building peace, prosperity, justice for all. In Octogesima Adveniens and Gaudium et Spes, St Paul VI teaches that “all people have a right to work … to lead a worthy life on the material, social, cultural and spiritual level”. We are therefore called to ensure people are not exploited while they work, and to open our hearts to those who face this hatred. “As you did this to the one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me…”
In our task as disciples of Christ, our responsibility is to make sure people are treated with dignity at work and are not exploited. Migrant communities and those suffering from racial abuse are particularly vulnerable to being drawn into unjust working conditions and labour exploitation.
Racial Justice Sunday, which focuses on the experiences of ethnic communities in England and Wales. It is a day on which we all called to earnestly pray for an end to racism and racial inequality in our country. The theme this year is Dignity of Work, looking at how all people must not be exploited or face discrimination and hatred in their work.
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 £487.80p + £429.54p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £910.34p. The 2nd collection following the appeal for the ACN (Aid to the Church in Need) was £646.18p. Thank you for your generosity.
The 2nd collection today is for our Church Repair Fund.
Recently Deceased: Please pray for the soul and family of Elaine Mitchell who died this week. Further details are to follow.
Blessed Sacrament: We will continue to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm until further notice.
Missio: Please bring your red Missio boxes in for counting. Make sure your name is clearly labelled on the box and hand it to the clergy. Thank you.
Holy Communion Classes: The next dates are on Saturdays, 2nd, 16th and 30th March at 10.30 – 11.30am in the Parish Centre.
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.
Thanks: The UCM would like to thank everyone who supported last week’s cake sale in aid of HCPT. We raised £101 to support one of the youth of the parish to travel to Lourdes as a volunteer helper. The KSC also donated a further £70. Thanks to all who have supported this worthy cause.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
St David’s Day Concert: The Passage is a Christian Charity working with homeless people. Please support a St David’s Day concert in aid of The Passage at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster on Friday 1 March 2019 at 7.00pm. The concert features the London Welsh Male Voice Choir with guest soloists Fflur Wyn (soprano) and Aled Wyn Davies (tenor) and Edward Stourton (Compère). Please book online through Eventbrite (https://passage-saint-david-day-concert.eventbrite.co.uk). Full details to book are on the website www.passage.org.uk or telephone 020 75921856 or email email@example.com
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 (17th Feb—24th Feb 2019) (Year: C)
|Sunday 17th||SIXTH SUNDAY (C)
|People of the Parish
Mr & Mrs Monteiro & Family RIP
Guillermina Uzeda de Quintanilla RIP
|Miss M Rodrigues|
Ian Atkinson RIP
|9:30am||Matthew & Margaret Doyle RIP|
|Friday 22nd||The Chair of St Peter the Apostle|
|Albert Bovay + Thomas & Emmeline Parry|
|Saturday 23rd||St Polycarp|
|9:30am||George Loader RIP|
|SEVENTH SUNDAY (C)
People of the Parish
Olga & Lancelot Trype RIP
Bridget D’Souza RIP
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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