Mass Readings: Pages 143 – 146
Order of Mass: Pages 6 – 60
World Mission Sunday
Along with justice, Jesus made peace a central theme of his ministry and teaching. Peace on earth was the opening proclamation of his birth. His ministry of forgiveness and reconciliation brought people together again, with God and with each other. Being a missionary disciple of Jesus is to be a peacemaker and we are called to work together across the world for peace with justice.
Pope Francis’ Message for World Mission Sunday speaks of the power of the Gospel in overcoming evil: ‘We can think too of countless testimonies to how the Gospel helps to overcome narrowness, conflict, racism, tribalism, and to promote everywhere, and among all, reconciliation, fraternity, and sharing.’
Hearing the Gospel and responding to it requires giving to God our full unconditional commitment, and giving back to Caesar our deep-seated prejudices, false assumptions and irrational fears.
World Mission Sunday is celebrated in every parish throughout the world. It is a great opportunity to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression.
Missio, the Holy Father’s charity for overseas mission, helps the churches too poor or too young to support themselves. What you give in the special collection today will make a difference to people in places like South Sudan tomorrow.
Please help give peace a chance.
This Sunday’s teas will be served by the St Vincent de Paul Group.
Next Sunday’s teas will be served by the volunteers.
Thank you to all those who help out with the Sunday Teas.
Last Week’s Collections: The 1st collection was £485.32p + £375.25p in Gift Aid Envelopes giving us a parish total of £ 860.57p. The 2nd collection for Parish Funds was £117.39p. Thank you for your generosity. Today’s retiring collection is for MISSIO (in support of the foreign missions).
Recently Deceased: Please pray for the souls of Peggy Molloy, Neil O’Neill and Mary Kate Byrne who have recently died (in Ireland).
It is also with great sadness that we announce the recent death of Bernie (Bernadette) Kenny. Bernie Kenny was an active member of this parish, she was a member of the Parish Pastoral Council, a Reader and a Eucharistic Minister. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this very sad time. Details of her funeral will be announced at a future date.
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.
Thank you: The Sisters of St. Peter Claver wish to thank all the parishioners for their generous giving towards the sale of their Mission Calendars this year. Your generosity amounted to £537.22. The Sisters are very grateful for your support.
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. We broadcast to those confined to their homes and unable to attend Mass or other parish activities. 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 http://www.heavensroadfm.com/
Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: This month’s appeal will be held next weekend, the 28th/29th October. Next month’s appeal will be on the weekend of the 25th/26th November. Thank you to all those who donate to our Appeal.
Parish Calendars: Calendars depicting all the Parish Stations of the Cross are now available from the repository, priced at £5 each
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 Il-Qualiet, Marsaskala, Malta MSK 3311.
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: email@example.com, www.divinemercyapostolate.co.uk
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: www.st-josephs.bromley.sch.uk from 9th October for 6 weeks. Any comments should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org at the school by 17th November 2017.
Sheltered Housing: St Scholastica’s Retreat – vacant flats available
The Retreat offers sheltered housing to practising Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 self-contained flats at £429pcm – more information on the poster and from The Warden: Deacon Seán Duffy – Princes Risborough (01844) 344437. Email: email@example.com www.stscholasticas.co.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laleham Lea School is still seeking a Caretaker. Application packs from email@example.com or call 0208660 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.
Please remember to turn off your mobile phone.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (22nd Oct—29th Oct 2017) (Year: A)
|Sunday 22nd||Twenty-ninth Sunday (A) <World Mission Day>|
|People of the Parish
William Powders RIP
Marcos Rodrigues RIP
Charles Thomas Maple RIP
|9:30am||Thanksgiving for Prayers Answered|
|Jeyda …………. RIP
Wellbeing of Jean-Yves Sabliere
|9:30am||Nellie Ryan RIP|
|9:30am||Thanksgiving for Blessings Received|
|Saturday 28th||Ss. Simon and Jude, apostles|
|9:30am||Canon Gerald Coates RIP|
Thirtieth Sunday (A)
Intentions of the Kelly Family
People of the Parish
Wellbeing of Marion Lorman
Fr Seamus Flynn RIP
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Monday: 9:30am
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