Third Sunday of Easter (C)

Third Sunday of Easter (C)

Mass Readings: 265 – 268

Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60

The Gospel relates an appearance of the risen Jesus to seven of his apostles on the shore of the lake of Gennesareth. The incident is built around Peter.

A constant feature of the resurrection stories is that Jesus is not recognised at once; it takes some word or familiar gesture for him to be known. This is an effective way of making the point that the resurrection is not a return to earthly life; Jesus has risen to a new life beyond death. He is the same Jesus, yet transformed. He is not as he was.

The miraculous catch of fish symbolises  the mission of the apostles to be ‘fishers of men’. The large catch shows how successful the disciples can be with Jesus’ help.

John mentions a precise number of fish caught (153). The number was probably significant, though what that significance was is no longer possible to say. It has been suggested that it represented the total number of species of fish then known, and that the catch symbolised the universal mission of the Church. The meal symbolises the Eucharistic meal in which Jesus is present among them and feeds them.

Peter, who three times denied his Master, is now given three chances to profess his life, and then is given a mandate to care for the Lord’s flock.. In giving authority to the man who denied him, Jesus wanted to show that he was establishing his Church not on human strength, but on his own love and faithfulness.

Sunday Teas:

This Sunday teas will be served by Knights of St Columba.

Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the UCM.

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

Last Sunday’s Collections:  The 1st collection was £463.42p  +  £281.43p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £744.85p. The 2nd collection for St George’s Cathedral was £110.04p. Thank you for your generosity. The 2nd collection today is for Parish Funds, and next week it will be for Ecclesiastical Education. 

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

Holy Communion Classes: The next dates are Saturdays 4th, 11th, 18th May  from 10.30am  – 11.30am in the Parish Centre and then Wednesday 22nd May at 6.30pm in the Church.

First Tuesday of the Month: There will be Adoration and Gospel discussion from 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Parish Centre on the 7th May. All are welcome.

Baptism Preparation: Classes will begin on 9th, 16th and 23rd May at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre (no. 4 Genoa Road). Please note that it is important to attend all three classes.

Stations of the Resurrection: Copies are available in the Repository. They are very well written and are a good, spiritual read.

Spirituality and Reflection: Once a month, we are hoping to show a series of DVDs for personal growth. Further details to follow.

Celebrating a Special Wedding Anniversary?: If so, you are invited to St George’s Cathedral at 3pm on Saturday 13th July for a special Mass celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony, with refreshments afterwards. Places are limited so make sure of your personal invitation from Archbishop Peter Smith by emailing We need to know your full names, address, phone number, parish and the special anniversary you are celebrating this year: anyone celebrating their 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 60+ qualifies. Close family are welcome  to come with you. The closing date is 10th June.

Gift Aid: If you are a visitor to St Anthony’s, please note that One-Off Gift Aid Envelopes are available at the back of the church in the narthex if you wish to use them.

Free Dr Bike: Bike road safety check with minor repairs, with optional fix-it-together. Helmet safety check and advice on child carrier seat at the BOOT FAIR on Monday 6th May from 10am to 2pm at Oasis Academy, Shirley Rd CR9 7AL  Tel: 07904021944

Faith in Action Award Reflective Session 3: Saturday 11th May (3-5.45pm) – St Edmund’s Church Hall. Our Faith in Action candidates in the deanery and school groups will soon come together for their third Reflective Session of the year. Over 60 young people are registered to take part in this year’s award and they continue to show amazing commitment and enthusiasm to serving those in need in our parishes, schools and communities. We ask you to remember them in your prayers over the coming months.

CYM Bromley Deanery: Day of Recollection at Aylesford Priory, Sunday May 12th. For all youth ministers and anyone interested in becoming involved in working with young people in Bromley deanery parishes, you are warmly invited to attend a ‘Day of Recollection’ led by Deacon Wayne of Holy Innocents’ parish, Orpington. Joining other parishioners and those involved in ministry across the deanery, this event provides a much needed opportunity for spiritual reflection, discussion and collaboration. Taking place at Aylesford Priory from 9.45 am to 4.30pm, the programme for the day includes a buffet lunch and the celebration of Mass. There is a suggested non-compulsory donation of £12 towards the cost, to be donated on the day. For queries and to reserve a place email: a.s.a.p.

Easter Sing Along:  On Saturday 18th May from 7 – 11pm, there will be an Easter Sing Along (group karaoke style) with International Food and Music in the Church Hall of Saint Margaret Clitherow, 22 Dulwich Wood Park, Dulwich, London  SE19 1HL. Adult: £10, Under 18: £5, Under 10: free. Organised by KSC Norwood. Please see the poster on the notice board.

Fundraiser Quiz Night: On Saturday 18th May there will be a quiz night (supporting Bromley Relief in Need) at Bromley Parish Church, Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG.  Please email Please also see the notice board.

General Security: For reasons of church security please do not leave anything in the narthex without permission from Fr Sunith. If you see anything that looks suspicious, please tell one of the priests.

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


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (5th May—12th May 2019)  (Year: C)


Sunday                             5th     THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER  (C)
(Saturday) …. 6:00pm




  People of .the Parish

Patrick, Alice & Liam Kelly  RIP

Olga & Lancelot Trype  RIP

Stephen R Maple  RIP

Monday                            6th     Feria
     9:30am   Zia Martha Carmel Gomez  RIP
Tuesday                            7th     Feria


  Arnold Alpin

Michael Pereira

Wednesday                        8th     Feria
  9:30am   Daniel, Iris May & Dorothy Guest
Thursday                           9th     Feria


9:30am   Roland Herbert  RIP
Friday                              10th     Feria
              9:30am   Charles Thatcher
Saturday                          11th     Feria
  9:30am   Christine Ibe (Thanks & Special Int.)
Sunday                              12th


                        (Saturday) ……











Olga Madden  RIP

People of the Parish

Thomas Faye

John Lobo

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St Anthony of Padua RC

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