Thirty-Second Sunday (B)
Mass Readings: 154 – 157
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 47
In the Bible the widow is shown as needy and lowly. God loves the lowly as the ones who are most open to the call of faith. the faith that is ready to believe that through Christ there is real redemption and an answer to the world’s distress. There is, because once he offered his life on the cross.
When Jesus was living his years of preaching and teaching in Palestine, he did a great deal of healing – he went about healing. If you read about these miracles, you will find time and again that he says words like ‘Your faith has made you whole’. ‘Faith is the foundation of things hoped for,’ writes St. Paul. Oddly enough, some cures seem to come to those who apparently have no faith! But when we come, we come to pray in faith, knowing the love of God.
The Lord has said in the Gospel ‘Come to me all you who labour and are heavy burdened’. anyone who is sick is both labouring and also ‘heavy burdened’. Each of us who has a health burden should try to link cure or living with pain and disability into prayer had faith. Sadly it is easy to behave as though there is nothing that can be done. But Jesus makes the offer – ‘come to me’. At least give him the chance -come to him and ask seriously, earnestly, deeply for what you want and need from his healing hands and heart.
We always have to be aware of the need to pray for and serve the suffering and the dying. Support in suffering is enormously important from family, friends, professionals and parish community. The Lord talks of giving a cup of cold water as a memorable act in God’s sight. We really have the opportunity to give much more than a cup of cold water. As we pray for healing, let us ask ourselves in what practical way on prayer or service – we contribute to the healing of our friends, neighbours and community.
This Sunday’s teas will be served by the UCM.
Next Sunday teas will be served by the French Speaking Prayer Group.
Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.
Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £680.50p + £295.15p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £975.65p. The 2nd collection for our Church Repair Fund was £98.20p. Thank you for your generosity.
The 2nd collection today is for the Archbishop’s Fund for Diocesan Administration.
Baptism Preparation Classes; The next cycle of classes will begin on Thursday 15th November and will continue on the 22nd and 29th November at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre (no. 4 Genoa Road).
First Holy Communion Classes: The classes will continue with a Practice Reconciliation on 24th November.
Deanery Deceased Clergy: There will be a mass for all the deceased clergy of the diocese held at St Edmunds Church in Beckenham on Tuesday 13th November at 11.30am. Please make every effort to attend this mass. Thank you.
Parish Memorial Mass: This will be on Saturday 17th November at 11:30am.
Annual Day of Recollection: Bishop Pat has invited all Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Readers from parishes in his South East London Area to his annual Day of Recollection. This will take place on Saturday 17th November at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Streatham. Please phone or email Deacon Roger Evans on 020 8467 3886 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend.
Christmas Fair: Our parish Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 1st December. Donations for saleable good will be collected each weekend after mass. Due to Health & Safety regulations it is not possible to sell Clothes, Electrical Goods, Out of Date food & drink, so please do not donate any of these items. If you are willing to help during the fair. Please give your name to Fr Sunith. Any volunteers will be most welcome. Thank you.
Mass Intentions: Please book your 2019 masses now to avoid disappointment.
Parish Diaries: They are now available in the Repository. Donations will be appreciated.
Christmas Gifts and Cards: Please take a look at the Christmas gifts and Parish Christmas cards on sale in the Repository.
Knights of St Columba: The Knights of St Columba will be selling raffle tickets (£1 a strip) for the Christmas Hamper this weekend.
Faith in Action Award Ceremony – 10th November 2018 – Prayers
As part of the Faith in Action Award in Bromley Deanery for 2018, the following young people received their awards from Archbishop Peter Smith in recognition and celebration of their achievements and service to those in need in their parishes, schools and communities: Mark, Ciarán, Gabriel, Louis, Nancy, Olivia, Grace, Olivia, Eve, Katie-Linh, Lydia, Mia, Theodora, Michelle, Maya, David, Holly, George, Eva, Biodun and Tristan. All the candidates demonstrated amazing commitment and enthusiasm over the last year and we ask that you keep them in your prayers. For more information about the Faith in Action Award please contact: email@example.com.
Catholic History Walk: There will be a Royal Walk on Sunday 18th November at 3pm. A walk around Westminster to see Catholics and Royalty, from Henry VIII and his break with Rome to the present day. We walk towards Buckingham Palace. Meet on the steps of Westminster Cathedral. Nearest Tube: Victoria.
Annual Cemetery Mass: The Annual Cemetery Mass at St Mary’s, Crown Lane, Chislehurst takes place at 12 noon on 24th November 2018 followed by the Blessing of the Graves.
Christ the King Youth Day: Are you in school years 7 and above? If so, you are warmly invited to Christ the King Youth Day at St Joseph’s Church, Bromley on Saturday 24th November 2018 from 2pm until 6pm. Preparations are underway for a day packed with fun, music, art and reflection led by the Catholic Youth Ministry Team and will be followed by a Youth Mass at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. If you would like to get involved with the musical activities, please make sure to bring your instruments with you on the day. So tell your friends and invite them along to enjoy a fantastic, youth-led celebration for the Feast of Christ the King. We look forward to seeing you there! (Suggested voluntary contribution £2)
Carols in the Park: Come join us in Alexandra Recreation Ground on Sunday December 2nd to sing carols in the park accompanied by the wonderful Beckenham Concert Band. Meet by the Victorian fountain at 3.00pm where carol booklets will be issued. Then, at 3.45pm, after we have sung, we go to Holy Trinity Centre for free mulled wine and mince pies. There is also a raffle, a cake stall, a Penge Food Hub stall and further music. Ends at 5.00pm. All welcome.
Car Park: Please be considerate when you are parking. Please do NOT block the entrance. Your car may get damaged and the Church will not accept any responsibility for it.
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: John Barry, Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, Kieran Quinn and Michael Creech.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (11th Nov—18th Nov 2018) (Year: B)
|Sunday 11th||THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY (B)
|Nora Kenny RIP
Patrick, Alice & Liam Kelly RIP
Olga & Lancelot Trype RIP
People of the Parish
|Monday 12th||St Josaphat, bishop|
|9:30am||Ints of Felix & Grace Igbinehi|
|The Faithful in Elmers End Cemetery
Georgina Barry RIP
|9:30am||Stawek Kowalski RIP|
|9:30am||Mary Lukeman RIP|
|Dec’d of the Monteiro & Alphonso families|
|Lily Donohoe RIP
Parish Annual Memorial Mass
|THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY (B)
<World day of the Poor>
Deceased members of the KSC
People of the Parish
Paddy Kirby RIP
Alan Condon RIP
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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