The Third Sunday (A)


The Third Sunday (A)

Mass Readings: 127 – 130

Order of Mass: Pages 7- 60

First Reading: the prophet predicts future liberation for an oppressed people.

Second Reading: Paul launches a passionate appeal for unity in the community at Corinth.

The Gospel: the wonderful prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled in Jesus.

The territory occupied by the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali (later known as Galilee) was the most northerly part of Israel. Because it bordered on pagan territory it would have been associated with darkness. It was the first province of Israel to be conquered by the Assyrians in 732BC. Isaiah predicted future liberation for the people of that region. In his Gospel, Matthew sees Isaiah’s prophecy as fulfilled in Jesus.

Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas will be served by the SVP group.

Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the Flower Arrangers.

Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.

Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £526.25 + £292.55 In Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £818.80p. The 2nd collection for Pax Christi was £115.01p. Thank you for your generosity.

Recently Deceased:  Please pray for the soul and family of Anthony Byrne. The funeral will be on Thursday 13th February at 11.45am. May his soul rest in peace.

Holy Communion Classes: The classes continue on Saturdays, the 8th and 22nd February at 10.30am in the Parish Centre.

Confirmation Classes: Please note the next classes will be on Thursdays, the 30th January, the 6th and 20th February at 7pm in the Parish Centre (4 Genoa Road).

Choir Rehearsal: If you are interested in singing in the Parish Choir at 11.15am mass then please come along to an hour’s rehearsal on Wednesday 29th January at 7pm in the Church.

Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: The Knights will be collecting for the Penge Food Bank this weekend. 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.

What’s My Wine? A fun fund-raising wine-tasting quiz to help finance the Penge Heritage Blue Window-Plaques project.  Join us at 7.30pm in the Bowls Club at Alexandra Recreation Ground on Saturday 8th February. £10 entry includes the tasting of five different wines. A bottle of wine each for the winning table. Raffle, mystery bottle. Cheese platters. Bring a drink and/or nibbles for the interval. Contact Helen on   or Chris on for tickets. Why not make up a table of six?

CYM Careers Fair: The CYM Careers Fair will return for a third year on Saturday 8th February 2020 from 11.30-2pm at St James the Great Church, Petts Wood.  Come and take part in ‘mock interviews’, receive one-to-one careers advice from industry professionals, find out about the range of opportunities relating to modern day apprenticeships, peer ministry and GAP year opportunities and receive practical tips to help craft the perfect CV.   Tickets sold out very quickly last year, so don’t miss out – reserve your place now by visiting out website: or through Eventbrite by searching ‘cymcareerfair’.

CYM Musical ‘The Crusader’: As part of the CYM programme for 2020, we will be putting on a brand new and original musical! ‘The Crusader’ is about a young Knight called William who, upon his return from the Third Crusade with King Richard the Lionheart, is delayed on his journey and presumed to be dead, yet survives to undergo a new conversion of heart leading him to turn away from the path of violence and warfare. When William eventually returns home he must find his place in the fight of his people against a corrupt Baron and his oppressive regime. There are many characters, sub-plots, fun-filled drama and action in this project that has strong themes of faith and forgiveness, and tackles the question: ‘how do we effectively fight injustice?’. Although ideally suited to Years 9,10 and 11, we encourage all young people and members of the deanery community with a passion for music, acting, singing and stage production to get involved in this exciting production which we hope to perform in mid-late Spring.  We will be holding auditions for actors/singers and musicians to be part of the orchestra on Saturday 15th and Saturday 22nd February from 12-2pm at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Plaistow lane, Bromley.  For more information, please contact Joseph Gulliford (Seminarian at St. Edmund’s and writer), or Susan Longhurst (Deanery Youth Coordinator)

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 – or contact Evelyn Fernandes at for an application pack.

Please pray for the sick of the ParishMercie Ihekweme-Hill, and Michael Creech.

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (26th Jan— 2nd Feb 2020)  (Year A)

Sunday                             26th     THIRD SUNDAY (A)  
(Saturday) …. 6:00pm




  Patrick Kelly  RIP

Ronald George Hibbons

Adrian Brito-Babapulle

People of the Parish

Monday                           27th     Feria
     9:30am   Florence Birch  RIP
Tuesday                          28th     St Thomas Aquinas





  Mary Ryan  RIP

Julie Mullane  RIP


Wednesday                      29th      Feria
  9:30am   Conrad Thomas  RIP
Thursday                         30th       Feria





  Private Intentions
Friday                              31st      St John Bosco
  9:30am   Alexio D’Souza  RIP
Saturday                           1st     Feria
  9:30am   Allen Crounton  RIP
Sunday                              2nd 

                              (Saturday) ….                      








Fleming Family Living & Deceased

Special Intentions of Magdalene Thomas

Julian & Henry Thomas  RIP

People of the Parish

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Wednesday: 9:30am
Thursday: 9:30am
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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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