Twenty-eighth Sunday


Twenty-eighth Sunday
Mass Readings: Pages 140 – 143
Order of Mass: Pages 6 – 60

First Reading: having defeated death, the Messiah will host a fine banquet. The Church understands this to refer not to an event in this life but to eternal life after Christ’s second coming.

Psalm: psalm 22 is so familiar that we don’t have to worry about the words when we recite it. Rather, we can meditate on their profound significance and attractiveness.

Second Reading: the Church in Philippi will get their reward for helping St Paul in his hour of need from God, who is always lavish in his generosity.

Gospel: the Parable of the King’s Wedding Feast is a parable about the judgement of Christians. The king is God, the wedding feast is the messianic banquet (foretold in the First Reading), the servants sent out represent the prophets, while the reference to going out and inviting everyone, “bad and good alike”, refers to the mission to the Gentiles. All are invited, but not everyone responds. The man without a wedding garment signifies those who live their lives other than in accordance with the Gospel.

“For many are called, but few are chosen”. These words are not intended to frighten us but to encourage us to follow Christ, so that we can enjoy the eternal banquet in heaven.

Sunday Teas:
This Sunday’s 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 Week’s Collections: The 1st collection was £594.37p + £374.50p in Gift Aid Envelopes giving us a parish total of £ 968.87p. The 2nd collection for CAFOD/Harvest Fast was £125.67p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s retiring collection is for Parish Funds. Next Sunday, the 2nd collection will be for MISSIO (in support of the foreign missions).

UCM: The UCM Harvest Supper is on Monday 16th October in the Parish Centre. Please bring a dish to share. We will also be collecting names and a £5 deposit for the Christmas meal which will be on Monday 18th December.

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 appeal for donations will be made at the beginning of November.

Sheltered Housing: St Scholastica’s Retreat – vacant flats available The Retreat offers sheltered housing to practising Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 selfcontained flats at £429pcm – more information on the poster and from The Warden: Deacon Seán Duffy – Princes Risborough (01844) 344437. Email:

Catholic Radio: Heaven’s Road Catholic Radio needs ongoing funds. We broadcast 24/7 with a wide mix of catholic-orientated programmes including prayers, original features and music. We’re a not-for-profit Catholic online Radio which is a run by a small team of unpaid volunteers and is funded entirely by donations from our friends and listeners. To keep broadcasting, we constantly need funds to cover such items as digital services and licences, apps, equipment etc. We broadcast to those confined to their homes and unable to attend Mass or other parish activities. We’d really appreciate your support for our Mission to spread God’s love. Even a small amount helps to keep us afloat! Visit our website and listen to inspiring programmes on the Radio, watch live daily Holy Mass from 20 churches in England and Ireland and Listen Again to our 400+ podcasts. We hope you’ll find something there to inspire you!

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

Catholic Singles: Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit or tel. 0161 941 3498

Retreat Weekend for Young Adults (20s-30s): From the 20th-22nd October, the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) will be holding a retreat weekend in London. The theme is prayer and discernment. There will be input, prayer, reflection and discussion with other young adults. You are welcome to attend for the day or to stay
for the weekend. Cost: £35. For more information contact Sr.Lynne FCJ at

Young Catholic Adult Weekend: Are you 18 – 40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire on the weekend of the 20th – 22nd October with Lawrence Lew O.P. and Canon Poucin ICKSP. To book go to Prices start from £18.50.

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 Saturday 4th November from 11am to 4.30pm. Sacred Heart RC Church, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, London SW19 4LU. For more information please contact: Divine Mercy Apostolate—Marian Fathers, phone: 020 89980925; email:

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bromley have revised their Admissions Policy for 2019/20. The revised policy can be viewed on the school’s website: from 9th October for 6 weeks. Any comments should be sent to: at the school by 17th November 2017.

Job Vacancies: Laleham Lea School are still seeking a Caretaker. Application packs from or call 020 8660 3351. Closing date: 27th October.

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

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

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (15th Oct—22nd Oct 2017) (Year: A)

Sunday 15th Twenty-eighth Sunday (A)

(Saturday) …..6:00pm Kathleen Maleczek RIP

9:30am George Butterly RIP

11:15am Olga & Lancelot Trype RIP

5:30pm  People of the Parish

Monday 16th Feria 9:30am Fr Joe McGeady RIP

Tuesday 17th St Ignatius of Antioch

9:30am Ruby D’Souza RIP

7:00pm  Tracey McGarel RIP

Wednesday 18th St Luke 9:30am Conrad Thomas RIP

Thursday 19th Feria 9:30am Health of Magdalene Thomas

Friday 20th Feria 9:30am John Lobo RIP

Saturday 21st Feria 9:30am Liam Kelly RIP

Sunday 22nd Twenty-ninth Sunday (A)  <World Mission Day>

(Saturday)  6:00pm People of the Parish

9:30am  William Powders RIP

11:15am Marcos Rodrigues RIP

5:30pm Charles Thomas Maple RIP

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St Anthony of Padua RC

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