The Third Sunday
Mass Readings: Pages 129 – 131
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 47
The first word of the preaching of Jesus is linked with readiness to believe. “Repent and believe the Good News”. The imperative put by Christ flows from the realisation of the fact that the “time is fulfilled”. The fulfilment of God’s time becomes a summons to conversion which is in the first place an effect of grace. It is the Spirit who impels each one of us to “return into ourselves” and to see the need to go back to the Father’s house. Examination of conscience is therefore one of the most decisive moments of life. It places each individual before the truth of his own life. Thus he discovers the distance which separates his deeds from the ideal which he had set himself.
However, let us remember that the merciful Father takes no account of the sins for which we are truly sorry. He is now doing something new, and in the love which forgives he anticipates the new heavens and the new earth. Therefore, let faith be refreshed, let hope increase and let charity exert itself still more.
(St John Paul II)
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 £480.59p + £499.75p in Gift Aid Envelopes giving us a parish total of £ 980.34p. The 2nd collection for Parish Funds was £ 71.86p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s retiring collection is for Parish Funds.
Recently Deceased: Please pray for the soul and family of John Winter. John Winter used to be a well-known and active member of St Anthony’s Parish. The Requiem Mass will be on Wednesday 7th February at 2pm followed by the cremation at Beckenham Crematorium at 3pm.
Lighting: Please note that the new lighting system for the church is currently being installed. There will be no Rosary group or St Anthony Devotions on weekday mornings until further notice. 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.
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.
Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: The Knights are collecting for the Penge Food Bank. They will collect regularly on the last weekend of each month. The next collection will be next weekend, 27th/28th January.
Parish Calendars: Parish Calendars (depicting all the Parish Stations of the Cross) are still available from the repository. Please do take a look.
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
Are you a young person aged between 9-18yrs? Read on to find out how you can take up the ‘Faith in Action’ challenge today!: ‘Faith in Action’ is a national award scheme from CYMFED which challenges young people of faith to make a difference in the world through service and ongoing 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. In November 2017, we were delighted to celebrate the hard work and achievements of all young people who participated in Faith in Action last year and the 25 who received awards from Archbishop Peter Smith at the Faith in Action ceremony.
All young people in Bromley Deanery aged 9-18 years are invited to take part in the Faith in Action Award Scheme, which will launch for its’ second year on 27th January 2018 at 10.30am, St Joseph’s Church, Plaistow Lane, Bromley. So, if you are a young person who reads at Mass, sings or plays an instrument in the choir, altar serves, helps or volunteers in your school or community in any way, then come along to register! Alternatively, you may want to become involved but are not sure how to begin – come along to meet the team and learn more about the range of exciting opportunities open to you. Take a look at our ‘Faith in Action Bromley Deanery’ videos on YouTube, Facebook @bromleydeanery, see our website: http://www.bromleydeanery.org/faith-in-action-award-scheme-2018/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.faith.org.uk/events/evenings-of-faith.
Job Vacancies: Bishop Challoner School is looking for an English teacher. Please see their website www.bishopchallonerschool.com or contact the school office on 020 8460 3546 or email email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is 21st January 2018.
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: Bridget McLaughlin, John Barry, Margaret Southwell, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, Kieran Quinn, Marie Harris and Michael Creech.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (21st Jan—28th Jan 2018) (Year: B)
|Sunday 21st||Third Sunday (Year B)|
|Lily Donohoe RIP
Lewis BritoBabapulle Int.
Peace in the World, especially Zimbabwe
People of the Parish
|9:30am||Teresa Hagarty Int.|
|George Loader RIP
Edward Jones RIP
|Wednesday 24th||St Francis de Sales|
|9:30am||Maureen Hagarty Int.|
|Thursday 25th||The Conversion of St Paul|
|9:30am||Anne Maguire RIP|
|Friday 26th||St Timothy and St Titus|
|9:30am||Ronald George Hibbons RIP|
|Olga & Lancelot Trype RIP|
|Fourth Sunday (Year B) <Racial Justice Day>
People of the Parish
Mary Ryan RIP
Adrian BritoBabapulle Int.
Judy Starr RIP
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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