Trinity Sunday (C)


Trinity Sunday (C)

Mass Readings: 81 – 83

Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60              

First Reading: Wisdom is portrayed as existing before creation and as having assisted at creation.  Wisdom here has always been understood by the Church as referring to Christ, the second person of the Trinity.

Psalm: the psalmist praises the first Adam who is “little less than a god”, but we pray the psalm to praise the second Adam, Christ, under whose feet all things will be put.

Second Reading: we can look forward to God’s glory thanks to the work of Jesus and of the Spirit.

Gospel: in His Farewell Discourse to the disciples, Jesus closely links the Father, the Son, and the Spirit of truth.  The Son was charged to accomplish the Father’s work, but after Jesus’ departure the Spirit will lead the disciples in that mission

Sunday Teas: This Sunday teas will be served by the French Speaking Prayer Group.

Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the St Vincent de Paul Group.

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

Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £560.50p +  £488.80p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £1049.30p. The 2nd collection for the Catholic Communications Network was £96.54p. Thank you for your generosity. The 2nd collection today is for Day-for-Life  (raising awareness of the value of human Life.

The 2nd collection next week will be go towards the repair of the Sacred Heart chapel in Wonersh Seminary. It is in dire need of some TLC, as you will see in the photographs on the notice board. (If required, there are “One-off” gift aid envelopes at the back of the church.)

Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls and families of baby Koby Leith Hinds, Michael Thomas O’Connor and John Whelan.

Baby Koby Leith Hinds funeral will be on Friday 5th July at 12.45pm followed by Beckenham Crematorium at 2pm.

Michael Thomas O’Connor’s funeral will be at 2.45pm on Thursday 20th June at Beckenham Crematorium.

John Whelan’s funeral  will be on the 2nd July at 11.00 am. The body will be received  on the 1st July at 4.30pm

Please also pray for the soul of Peter Gorman, late of this Parish and the son of Patricia and Nicholas. Peter Gorman died recently in Cape Town, South Africa following a short illness.

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

Baptism Preparation: The next classes will be on the 20th and 27th June. Please note that both sessions must be attended. There will be no further baptism classes until September.

Confirmation 2020: Please complete an application form if you wish to be confirmed in 2020. The forms (red) are in the Narthex. Confirmation classes will be starting very soon.

Annual Parish Picnic: The annual Parish Picnic will be held this weekend, Sunday 16th June (after the 11.15am Mass in the garden behind the Parish Centre). Please come along and bring food and drink to share with fellow parishioners. It is a great opportunity to socialize and meet other people in the parish. All are welcome.

Creation Celebration Pilgrimage: Join us for a 3 – 4 mile walk in the Kent countryside next Saturday 22nd June, to pray and reflect on how climate change affects the poorest overseas and inspire each other to take action.  Meet at 12.30pm at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church, White Friars, Church Road, Hartley  DA3 8DW.

Annual Martyrs’ Walk: Please see the notice board for details of the Annual Martyrs’ Walk and other history walks in London (including an evening on Cardinal John Henry Newman). The Annual Martyrs’ Walk is on the 23rd June and commemorates the heroes of the faith who witnessed even to death. The walk follows the route they took from Newgate to their execution in Tyburn.

Annual Day of Celebration for the Disabled: Southwark’s annual day of celebration for the disabled will be held on Sunday 7 July at The Friars, Aylesford 12-4pm. People with disabilities and their carers from across the archdiocese and beyond are invited for a joyous day of prayer, art, music and fun. Archbishop Peter Smith will celebrate a memorial Mass for the recently deceased founder of L’Arche, Jean Vanier at 12 noon. Mass is followed by a picnic in the grounds (please bring packed lunch). Workshops will include a mini petting zoo with everything from hawks and snakes to giant cockroaches and skunks. The art workshop will explore the theme of the day with colourful displays and fun activities. Hone your circus skills with our entertainer Circus Rico! The day is organised by the Centre for Catholic Formation and is free for all. If you have groups who work with the disabled in your parish or local area we’d love to see you there.

Summer Camps: Please see the notice board for details of children’s Summer Camps.

Chapel Challenge Appeal:St John’s Seminary, near Guildford, Surrey (which has been involved in the formation of priests for over 125 years) is looking for some help with the cost of re-decoration and refurbishment of its Chapel – dedicated to the Sacred Heart – which last received attention in the 1980s. The Seminary operates on a very tight budget, and there are no funds available for this much-needed work, which will cost in the region of £350,000. If you can help in any way, please send a cheque made payable to St John’s Seminary to: Mgr Gerald Ewing (Vice Rector), St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey  GU5 0QX. It is also possible to donate by bank transfer, and to gift aid.  Email for further details. Thank you so much!

Note for Gift Aiders: We are now finalising our 2019 claim for the return of Gift Aid Tax from HMRC, This refund is only allowed if you have paid sufficient tax on your income. If the income tax you have paid or will pay for the tax year ended 05/04/2019 does not cover the rebate being claimed by us on your donations (25p per pound donated), please let Fr Sunith know as soon as possible, so that we can amend our records. Meanwhile, thank you for your continuing support for this worthy cause.

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


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (16th June—23rd June 2019)  (Year: C)

Sunday                            16th



(Saturday) ….






People of the Parish

Patrick, Alice & Liam Kelly  RIP

Deceased of the Hutson & Burke Families

Birthdays of Terence & Tyra Dzanta

Monday                            17th







George Loader  RIP

Tuesday                           18th








Jim Kirby  RIP

Forgotten Souls

Wednesday                     19th






Margaret Wymer  RIP

Thursday                         20th



St Alban





Mr & Mrs A Coelho  RIP

Friday                               21st 



St Aloysius Gonzaga




Wellbeing of Steven Coe

Saturday                           22nd



St John Fisher and St Thomas More



Peter Gorman  RIP

Sunday                              23rd

                        (Saturday) ……












Deceased of the Coyle & Malone Families

George Loader  RIP

People of the Parish

Crean Family – Thanks for sharing our grief

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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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