The Third Sunday (C)


Third Sunday (C)

Mass Readings: 129 – 132

Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60

 First Reading:  after the return to Jerusalem of the people from exile Ezra the scribe reads from the Book of the Law from a wooden dais.  This would become the way in which the scriptures were read in the synagogue, and the way in which the scriptures are proclaimed from the Ambo at Mass.

Psalm:  a psalm of praise of God, of his word, and of the Law which contains his word.

Second Reading:  for Paul the Church is not merely like a human body; it is Christ’s Body.  We become members by Baptism.  And although we are different parts of the Body of Christ, we are all equally necessary.  Preface VIII of Sundays expresses and develops this concept.

Today we start Gospel Readings from Luke (known as ‘the evangelist of mercy’).  Jesus quotes from Isaiah 61 – and applies it to Himself – a passage which could well be the basic text by which to understand.

Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas will be served by the St Vincent de Paul 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 £506.19p + £441.56p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £947.75p. The 2nd collection for our Church Repair Fund was £37.50p. Thank you for your generosity.


Blessed Sacrament: We will continue to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm until further notice.

Mass Intentions: Please book your 2019 masses now to avoid disappointment.

Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: The Knights are collecting for the Penge Food Bank this weekend.  They will collect regularly on the last weekend of each month.  Thank you for your donations.

Catholic History Walks: A Royal Walk – Sunday 27th January, 3pm. A walk exploring the history of the Royal Family and Catholicism, through St James’ Park and on to Buckingham Palace. Meet on the steps of Westminster Cathedral. Nearest Tube: Victoria.

Follow your Heart – Discernment and Vocation: A weekend retreat for young women, reflecting on the vocation to religious life.  There is nothing quite like religious life – it is an extraordinary adventure into a deep relationship with God.  15th – 17th February, FCJ Community, Liverpool.  To reserve a place, email or message Sr Lynne fcj( For further information please see the notice board.

New Pilgrim Path Website of the Week: The Irish Monks of Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co. Limerick follow the monastic rule of St Benedict.  Their day is punctuated with the singing of the Liturgical ‘Hours’.  Three of these services, Lauds, Vespers and Compline, along with daily Mass, are transmitted live each day from the Abbey webcam.  Join them in prayer via

Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit or tel. 0161 941 3498

Diocesan Job vacancies are on the Notice Board.

Events at the House of Prayer in East Molesey:

Thomas Merton: Master of Contemplation – Led by Prof. Peter Tyler – Saturday, 23 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:  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.

Faith in Action 2019 – Coming Soon!Are you a young person aged between 9-18yrs?  Read on to find out how you can take up the ‘Faith in Action’ challenge for 2019 and also register now online!  ‘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 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 2018, we were delighted to celebrate the hard work and achievements of all young people who participated in Faith in Action last year and 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 Sunday 27th January from 2-4pm at 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: or email  You can also register now online, just visit the link:

CYM Careers Fair – 9th February 2019: Following the success of our first CYM Careers Fair in April this year, we are planning to hold a second careers event on Saturday 9th February 2019 from 11.30-2.30pm 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.   Register now for tickets:

Please pray for the sick of the Parish: John Barry, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, and Michael Creech.


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (27th Jan—3rd Feb 2019)  (Year: C)

Sunday                           27th     THIRD SUNDAY (C)
(Saturday) …. 6:00pm




  Claire Barron  RIP

People of .the Parish

Adrian Brito-Babapulle  (Int.)

Vera McLaughlin  RIP

Monday                            28th     St Thomas Aquinas


  Mary Ryan  RIP
Tuesday                           29th     Feria




  Conrad Thomas  RIP

Patrick McNamara  RIP

Wednesday                      30th     Feria
  9:30am   Johanna Simms  (Int.)
Thursday                         31st     St John Bosco




  Special Intentions
Friday                                1st     Feria




  Fr Gerry Flood—Wellbeing
Saturday                            2nd     The Presentation of the Lord
  9:30am   Stephen Mars—Wellbeing
Sunday                               3rd


(Saturday) ….                     










Patsie O’Reilly  RIP

People of the Parish

Olga & Lancelot Trype  RIP

Noel D’Mello  RIP

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Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
Tuesday: 9:30am
Wednesday: 9:30am
Thursday: 9:30am
Friday: 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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