Twenty– Fifth Sunday (C)
Mass Readings: 140 – 142
Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 60
Amos condemned the separation of worship from proper treatment of other people. A great champion of social justice, he savagely condemned the oppression of the poor, as well as the judicial system that denied them any hope of obtaining justice.
In our reading he depicts the greed of the wealthy, who can’t wait for the holy days to be over so that they can get to making money by dishonest practises. He threatens them with divine judgement.
In the second reading God wants everyone to be saved, and to come to knowledge of the truth. Christ, our mediator, gave himself as a ransom for all. Therefore, we should pray for everyone, but especially for those who bear the responsibility of public office.
The Bible does not always give us examples to be imitated. At times it gives us examples to be learned from painfully. The servant in Jesus’ story is one of the latter.
The astute but dishonest steward is brought forward to teach Christians the wise use of money. Here Jesus stresses the impossibility of any compromise between God and Mammon. For Luke to use money wisely to give it to the poor, and thus one’s eternal salvation.
This Sunday’s teas will be served by the SVP Group.
Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the UCM in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.
Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £416.58p +£479.80p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £896.38p.
The 2nd collection for the Home Missions was £99.29p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s 2nd collection is for the Leprosy Society.
Recently Deceased: Please pray for the soul and family of John Barry. The funeral will be at 10.30am on Thursday 17th October. May his soul rest in peace.
Blessed Sacrament: We will continue to have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
Confirmation Classes: Please note that there will be a meeting on Thursday 26th September at 7pm in the Parish Centre to discuss the programme for next year.
Annual Parish Pilgrimage: St Mary’s Shrine at West Grinstead and afternoon in Worthing. – Saturday 28th September 2019 – £25 which includes a £5 donation to St Marys’. Bookings will be taken this weekend.
Building a Better Marriage: You are invited to a celebration of your marriage. However long you have been married, come along to St Columba’s, Selsdon, South Croydon, from 9.45am till 4.30pm on Saturday 28th September. The day is for couples, whether one or both are Catholics, with average-to-good marriages who would like to make them a bit better. Booking is essential: phone 07983 524 727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lighting Candles: Please take care when lighting candles in the Church. Please ensure that the candle wax does not drip onto the newly treated floor.
Barn Dance: The Knights of St Columba will be holding their popular annual parish event on Friday 11th October at Melvin Hall, Melvin Road SE20 8EU. The Knights will be selling tickets after all weekend masses. £8 per ticket. A live band will be performing with a caller and a licensed bar will be available. Tickets will also be available on the night.
Bat Walk: Saturday 12th October at 6.00pm in Cator Park, Aldersmead Road, BR3 1NA. Meet by the central Friends noticeboard. We observe the bats and listen to them on electronic bat detectors provided by our experienced guide, Ishpi Blatchley. Bring a torch. Wear sensible shoes. Children welcome if supervised. No dogs, please. A free walk but donations welcome. A Friends of Cator and Alexandra event.
Beginning Experience: A healing weekend for men and women who are separated, divorced or widowed will be held from 18th-20th October at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex. For more information phone 01322 838415 or email email@example.com
Deanery Youth Council: 19th October 2019 (12-2.30pm) at St Joseph’s Church, Upper Room. Bromley Deanery is launching an exciting new initiative called a Youth Council. This is a board of young people whose views and opinions will feed directly into the programme of youth ministry for the Deanery and will have a key role in making decisions on behalf of the young people in our parishes. The Youth Council will comprise 2 or 3 representatives from each parish, ideally aged 15yrs+. The Youth Council will meet up to three times a year – our first meeting takes place on Saturday 19th October from 12-2.30pm at St Joseph’s Church (Upper Room). This will be a fairly relaxed introductory meeting, to give us the opportunity to get to know one another, share some preliminary thoughts and pizza! So, if you would like to have your say, represent the youth in your parish as a Youth Councillor and make new friends from parishes all over the deanery, please see your parish priest or contact CYM Coordinator, Susan Longhurst to receive a nomination form (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
St James the Great Memory Café, Petts Wood: On the first and second Tuesday of each month from 2.00pm to 3.30pm a dementia café takes place in the Community Centre. It is a safe and comfortable environment where guests with dementia and their carers can come to enjoy refreshments and join in with singing and quizzes if they so wish. A warm welcome awaits! For more information please contact the parish office: 01689 827100 or email: email@example.com
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: Mercie Ihekweme-Hill, and Michael Creech.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (22nd Sept—29th Sept 2019) (Year: C)
|Sunday 22nd||TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY (C)|
|Ales Geddes RIP
John McManus RIP
People of the Parish
The Holy Souls
|Monday 23rd||St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)|
|9:30am||Martha Maloney RIP|
|Tuesday 24th||Our Lady of Walsingham|
|George Loader RIP
Laura Edith Elders
|9:30am||Joseph Chukumah RIP|
|Friday 27th||St Vincent de Paul|
|Ida Pentha Maria Hatke RIP|
|9:30am||Noel Bartlett RIP
| TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY (C)
Ellen & Alex Sweeney RIP
People of the Parish
Milagrina Vaz RIP
Mrs Esme Maple RIP
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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