Covid-19 Virus – Special Pastoral Measures
Please note that, in order to reduce possible transmission of the Covid-19 Virus, the following special measures are now in place until further notice:
¨ There will be no ‘sign of the peace’ during Mass.
¨ There will be no Holy Communion from the Chalice.
¨ Holy Communion will only be distributed on the hand, not the tongue.
¨ There is no holy water at the entrances to the church.
¨ Ministers should sanitise their hands before and after distributing Holy Communion.
¨ No hymn books or Mass books are to be used.
¨ Newsletters and Mass/Hymn sheets should be taken home after Mass or disposed of in the recycling box in the Narthex immediately after Mass.
¨ If you use the toilet then please wash your hands thoroughly and ensure that your children also wash their hands thoroughly.
¨ Surfaces of high contact (for example, door handles, light switches, etc) are to be regularly sanititised throughout the day.
¨ There will be no teas/food/catering in the Parish Centre.
In order to reduce the possible transmission of the Covid-19 virus, there will be no Sunday Teas until further notice.
Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £433.20 + £312.00 in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £745.20p. The 2nd collection for CAFOD/Family Fast Day was £80.86p. Thank you for your generosity. Next weekend there will be an appeal by the Missionaries of St Paul.
Stations of the Cross: Stations of the Cross will be on Wednesdays after 9.30am mass, Fridays at 7.30pm (Blessed Sacrament will be exposed), 8.30pm Benediction and Sunday at 4pm.
Holy Communion Classes: The classes continue on Saturdays, the 21st and 28th March at 10.30am in the Parish Centre. Parents please keep your child at home if they have symptoms of a cough/cold/flu.
Read the Gospel of St Mathew during Lent: This is a challenge set by the Bishops of England and Wales. To help with this challenge, St. Anthony’s Parish Council has produced an A4 sheet showing the verses assigned to each day. Please do take one. There are also 20 booklets of the Gospel available from the Narthex at a cost of £1.50 each.
Spirituality and Reflection: The next film will be screened on Tuesday 17th March at 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Parish Centre and will focus on The Sacraments – Baptism. Please see the notice board for this month’s programme. Please come and join us. All are welcome.
Lenten Masses in Croydon University Hospital: There will be a Mass every Monday at 12 noon during Lent in the Hospital Chapel (Near Woodcroft Road). All are welcome. Please note that there will be NO MASS on Monday 30th March in the Hospital, as this is the date for the Requiem Mass for Archbishop Peter Smith, and therefore no priest will be available. The final Mass for Lent will be on Monday 6th April.
Holy Trinity Sisters: There will be a farewell Mass for the Holy Trinity Sisters at 11am on Sunday 22nd March at St Joseph’s Church, Orchard Road, Bromley.
The Passage: The Passage is raising funds through the Big Give from 12 noon Tues 17th Match – 12 noon Tues 24th March 2020 to support its work Helping Homeless People to move away from the street to a new home and to return to work. Double your Donation, Double your impact. This is a matched giving scheme for online donations. If someone (can be company, individual or trust) gave £10 online matched giving of £10 would bring the Gift up to £20 (and for individuals to £22.50 with Gift Aid with higher rate tax relief it may cost the donor less than £10). For more information ring Andrew Hollingsworth 020 75921886 firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: Faith in Action (Year 4) – Our 2020 candidates and the Shoe box appeal: We welcomed our new 2020 Faith in Action candidates for a wonderful first Reflective Session at St Joseph’s Church. It was an amazing afternoon whose theme ‘We love because we are loved’ allowed us to reflect on God’s love for each one of us, through service, Scripture and the lives of inspirational figures, St Maximillian Kolbe and St Nicholas. We were delighted and proud of our candidates and their families who donated toys and shoeboxes for our Shoebox appeal – at the end of our session, 18 shoeboxes were delivered to the Early Intervention Centre (Bromley Children’s Project), where they will be given directly to children whom we hope will benefit greatly from these thoughtful gifts. Well done everyone!! Our next session is on Saturday 21st March (3-5.45pm) at St Joseph’s Church and we are delighted to be joined by representatives from St Christopher’s Hospice.
Annual Parish Pilgrimage: A day at Aylesford Priory, Kent on Saturday 27th June. ‘The Year of the Word’ a Diocesan Celebration with Mass at 12noon followed by an inspiring programme, BBQ and picnic. Put the date in your diary.
Covid-19 Virus: If any parishioners contract this virus then please let Father Sunith know so that he is able to take the necessary precautions. This information will be kept confidential.
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: Maria Hubilou, Ann Couper-Johnston, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill and Michael Creech.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (15th March—22nd March 2020) (Year A)
|Sunday 15th||THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (A)|
|Annie Teresa Byrne RIP
The Holy Souls
People of the Parish
Archbishop Peter Smith RIP
|9:30am||Thanksgiving & Ints. of Joseph Ibe|
|Tuesday 17th||St Patrick, patron of Ireland|
|John Vaz RIP
Mr & Mrs Albert D’Souza RIP
|Andrija Dolenetz RIP|
|Thursday 19th||St Joseph, spouse of the BVM|
|Mrs W Howard RIP|
|Oswald D’Souza RIP|
|9:30am||Joseph Miller Jaboro RIP|
|FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (A)
Sarah Marie Shoppie
Maria Saunders RIP
Mary & John Hayes RIP
People of the Parish
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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