Thirtieth Sunday


Thirtieth Sunday
Mass Readings: Pages 146 – 149
Order of Mass: Pages 6 – 60

First Reading: this is part of the Sinai covenant God established with Moses, one of the covenants referred to in the phrase “time and again you offered them covenants” in Eucharistic Prayer IV. Old Testament religion was not just about ritual; there was a strong ethical component, especially concerning justice and economic assistance for
the poor.
Psalm: this psalm of praise of God is also – mysteriously – found almost word for word in 2 Samuel 22.
Second Reading: St Paul praises the faith of the Thessalonian Christians, who have converted from their former idolatry. The strength of their faith “has spread everywhere”.
Gospel: Jesus summarises the Law in the double commandment of love: we must love God and love neighbour, the two are inextricable. St. John Chrysostom said: “to love God is to love one’s neighbour”. Perhaps we might take some time this week to reflect on our own love of God and of neighbour.

Sunday Teas:
This Sunday’s teas will be served by the volunteers.
Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the Knights of St Columba.
Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.

Please remember: Wednesday 1st November is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Last Week’s Collections: The 1st collection was £539.96p+ £294.00p in Gift Aid Envelopes giving us a parish total of £ 833.96p. The 2nd collection for Missio (Foreign Missions) was £193.18p. Thank you for your generosity.
Today’s retiring collection is for Parish Funds.

Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls and families of Salvatore Piazza and Bernie (Bernadette) Kenny.
Salvatore Piazza’s Requiem mass will be on the Tuesday 7th November at 12noon.
Bernie Kenny’s Requiem mass will be on Thursday 16th November at 11am.

Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: This weekend the Knights are collecting for the Penge Food bank. Next month’s appeal will be on the weekend of the 25th/26th November. Thank you to all those who donate to our Appeal.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers: The annual day of recollection for the South East area will take place at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, SW16 2HY on Saturday 11th November. If you would like to attend then please complete and return the form which can be found in the sacristy.

St Anthony’s Parish Christmas Fair: Please make a note that our Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 2nd December. The collection of donated goods for the Christmas Fair will start next weekend (4th/5th November). Please donate items in good condition. We are unable to take electrical items, second hand clothing or food. The popular bottle stall will also need donations that are still in date. We will be collecting up until the date of the Fair. Thank you.

Christmas Hamper Draw: The Knights of St Columba hope to start selling tickets for the Christmas Hamper Draw after all masses next weekend (4th/5th November). The draw will be held at the Christmas Fair. £1 per strip of tickets.

Parish Calendars: Calendars depicting all the Parish Stations of the Cross are now available from the repository, priced at £5 each.

Autumn Tree Walk: Meet at the Friends notice-board at 2.00pm on Sunday October 29th in Cator Park, Aldersmead Road, BR3 1EH. Hugh Chapman, arboricultural officer for Bromley Council, will lead a walk around Cator Park, explaining the different types of trees, showing how a tree’s age is measured, and explaining what the council are doing to look after the trees. A free walk. Last about 90 minutes. All welcome.

Divine Mercy Retreat: Run by the Marian Fathers on Sunday 12th November from 2.15pm to 5.30pm at the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, 165 – 169 Kirkdale, Sydenham, SE26 4QL. For more information please see the notice board or contact: Divine Mercy Apostolate—Marian Fathers, phone: 020 89980925; email:,

Watch RISE Theatre’s new play about Blessed Oscar Romero: We are delighted to welcome RISE Theatre, a professional Christian theatre company, who will be performing their original play ‘Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador’ at St James, Petts Wood on Sunday 26th November at 7.30pm. The production tells the true story of Blessed Oscar Romero and his heart for the oppressed people of El Salvador. Romero chose to challenge those in power and stand up for social justice. He demanded respect for human rights. Come and experience this exciting new play, performed with energy and passion by the RISE Theatre team – “A challenging and moving production about the life and legacy of this great man of justice.” Bridget Fenwick,
CAFOD For tickets please contact the Parish office on 01689 827100/ or visit The performance lasts approximately 75 minutes and is suitable for adults and children 11+.

Request for Catholic publications: If you have any used copies of Catholic magazines, newspapers, books or any other printed material then please send them (along with your full name and address) to Lino Camilleri, 66 Mary House, Flat No. 1, Trieq IlQualiet, Marsaskala, Malta MSK 3311.

Job Vacancy: St Anthony’s Primary School is seeking a caretaker. The successful candidate will have good spoken and written communication skills and will fully support the school’s ethos. Full details can be obtained from the school office on 020 8778 7681 or by emailing

Please pray for the sick of the Parish:
Bridget McLaughlin, John Barry, Margaret Southwell, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, Kieran Quinn, Marie Harris and Michael Creech.

Please remember to turn off your mobile phones.

Notices for the newsletter need to be emailed/posted to the presbytery by 6pm on Thursdays.

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (29th Oct—5th Nov 2017) (Year: A)

Sunday 29th Thirtieth Sunday (A) 
(Saturday) ….. 6:00pm Intentions of the Kelly Family
9:30am People of the Parish
11:15am Wellbeing of Marion Lorman
5:30pm Fr Seamus Flynn RIP

Monday 30th Feria
9:30am Karen Slavin

Tuesday 31st Feria

9:30am  Ian & Patricia Bedford RIP

7:00pm Deceased of the Parish

Wednesday 1st All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation)

9:30am Wellbeing of Bro Leonard Deocaleza
7:30pm Martha Maloney RIP

Thursday 2nd All Souls
9:30am Leon Farnon RIP
7:30pm The Holy Souls

Friday 3rd Feria
9:30am Dee’s Health

Saturday 4th St Charles Borromeo
9:30am Leon Farnon RIP

Sunday 5th Thirty-first Sunday (A)

(Saturday) …6:00pm Fleming Family living & departed

9:30am George Butterly RIP
11:15am People of the Parish
5:30pm Nora Kenny RIP

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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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