Twenty-Sixth Sunday (B)


Twenty-Sixth Sunday (B)

Mass Readings: 138 – 140

Order of Mass: Pages 7 – 47

Continued from last week…

Dora Nash, another Key speaker, spoke about preparing children for the sacraments of Initiation and Holy Communion, saying it is important that we remember we are passing on our Faith, we are forming for life not just for a particular day. The programme for preparing children for the sacraments, must contain doctrine, children experience Jesus mainly through the scriptures. We are handing on something precious, our Faith. We must be personal about Jesus, if the children are to have a personal relationship with Jesus. We should begin the programme with the person of Christ, the programme must be Christocentric. Christ is the centre of our lives and we should realise our lives are not about us. It stretches infinitely beyond us. We must find out what God wants us to do. Children should be taught the key concepts, key words, key phrases, traditional prayers.                                                                                                                                                      Children should be taught the habit of reverence. To teach about the Eucharist we need to create the right environment. If there are limitations, we are incapacitated to teach about the Eucharist.  The importance of the Home, school, parish working together to build a Eucharistic community, it is only then can we really teach the Eucharist. It is all of our responsibility to teach and pass on our Eucharistic tradition.

Fr Paul Douthwaite, a chaplain in Southwark, who visits hospitals and prisons, spoke how people are broken, sad, lonely and afraid, but share their wounds and scars with him. Fr Paul, said when we feel broken, we should turn to Jesus Christ “Gather the pieces, let nothing be lost” John 6:12. Jesus Christ wants none of us to be lost.

In another presentation, visuals were shown of many churches that had been destroyed and altars desecrated. An appeal  to the audience that we support by prayers, Adorations and Holy Masses to be offered for those Catholics and Christians living  in these places in other parts of the world.

On Saturday evening, the day concluded with Exposition, Benediction and Evening prayer lead by Cardinal Vincent Nichols assisted by more than 20 Bishops.

For more coverage of the congress  or National Congress on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter .

Brigid Sullivan and Charles Chilaka


Sunday Teas:

This Sunday’s teas will be served by the UCM (in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support).

Next Sunday teas will be served by the Flower Arrangers.

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

Last Sunday’s Collections: The 1st collection was £375.70p +£288.45p in Gift Aid envelopes giving us a parish total of £664.15p.

The 2nd collection for our Church Repair Fund 2018 was £91.63p. Thank you for your generosity.

Parish Email Address: Please note that the Parish email address has now changed to

First Holy Communion Classes: The classes will continue in October –  Saturday 13th October at 10.30am –  11.30am (Parish Centre); Tuesday 16th October at 7.30pm (Parents: Reconciliation); Saturday 27th October at 10.30 – 11.30am (Parish Centre).

Mass Intentions:  There are some vacant week-day mass intention slots still available for October & November. Please let us know if you wish to arrange a mass for these times. Please do not email requests to the presbytery.  Thank you.

Christmas Fair – Saturday 1st December: There will be a meeting on Tuesday 9th October at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre for all volunteers who are willing to help at this fair. Volunteers from each of the groups in the parish are welcome.

Knights of St Columba Annual Parish Barn Dance: This will be held on Friday 19th October at the Melvin Hall, Melvin Road.  It will start at 7.30pm.  Price of admission is £8 for adults.  The Knights will be selling tickets for this event this weekend.

Knights of St Columba Food Bank Collection: The Knights are collecting for the Penge Food Bank this weekend. Thank you for your donations.

UCM Cake Sale: Please note that the UCM will be having a cake sale at the Sunday teas this weekend (after the 9.30am Mass).  All proceeds will be going to MacMillan Cancer Support.  All are welcome.

Gift Aiders (a): If you have not yet collected your new boxed set of envelopes (valid from June 2018) for your cash donations to the scheme or if you require a boxed set, please let us know and we will sort it out.  (Note: If you are a taxpayer and are not in our gift-aid scheme, please do consider joining. Forms are available in the narthex).

Gift Aider (b): Through your support of our scheme, we have recently received a tax rebate cheque of £7,744.68p from HMRC for the year 2017/2018. Thank you all. (If you do pay income-tax, please consider joining our scheme)

Foundation Governor Vacancy: A foundation governor vacancy has arisen at St Chad’s RC Primary School in South Norwood. We welcome expressions of interest from practising committed Catholics who are keen to work in close co-operation with the Headteacher and all staff.  The school would benefit from people with skills/experience in education, data analysis and strategic planning.  An interest in education is essential. Training is provided. For more details please contact Michelle Nze email:

Public Speaking Competition: The Province 7 heat of the national Catenian Sixth Form public speaking competition will take place in the theatre at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, Streatham SW16 2HY on Wednesday October 10th from 5 to 7.30 p.m.   Why not come along and support our young people and hear some great speakers? It is hoped that 12 schools will be taking part and Bishop Pat Lynch is one of the judges.Refreshments will be served.  If you need wheelchair access please contact John Woodhouse   0790 8888 586 (by text) 0208 653 2373 in advance as there are stairs at the venue.

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.

Christmas Gifts and Cards: Please take a look at the Christmas gifts and Parish Christmas cards on sale in the Repository.

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

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS (30th Sept—7th Oct  2018) (Year: B)

Sunday                          30th     TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY (B) 
(Saturday) …. 6:00pm




  Josephine & Jonathan Bonner  RIP

People of the Parish

Michael Guy Hutson RIP

Esme Maple  RIP

Monday                          1st     St Therese of the Child Jesus


  Christopher Alaneme  RIP


Tuesday                           2nd     The Holy Guardian Angels




  Christian & Emilia Nkpade  RIP

Herbert Farnon  RIP

Wednesday                       3rd     Feria




  Fr John Lee  RIP
Thursday                           4th     St Francis of Assisi
  9:30am   John McManus  RIP
Friday                               5th     Feria


  Fr John Mulligan  RIP
Saturday                           6th      Feria
  9:30am   Private Intention
Sunday                              7th   


(Saturday) ….                     











Gabriel Alaneme  RIP

People of the Parish

Juan Valls  RIP


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