Month: September 2017

“Beginning Experience”

“Beginning Experience”

There is a healing weekend for men and women who find themselves single again following separation, divorce or the death of a partner from the 6th to the 8th October 2017 at the Emmanus Centre, West Wickham, Kent.  For more details please ring Freda on 01322-636249, Sandra on 01293-783965 or John on 01992-642443 or email johnabrotherton@hotmail.co.uk

Home Mission Sunday Collection at all the Masses Next Weekend

The Home Mission Office exists to help the Church throughout England and Wales to share the joy of the Gospel.  It can seem daunting to share such a personal part of our lives as our faith in Jesus Christ.  However, we can pray that the people we carry in our hearts will encounter him for themselves.  Prayer cards and prayer maps for families are available at www.homemission.org.uk.  If you would like to pray for the spread of the Good News on a regular basis, please sign up to our newsletter via www.homemission.org.uk

Fr. Clement Away

Welcome Fr. Matthias to our Parish.  He is here this weekend till Friday, 15 September.  Fr. Bartholomew, (a Holy Ghost Priest resident in South Norwood) will then take over.

“You are all in my prayers.  Keep me in your prayers as well.  Thank you.” – Fr. Clement

Funeral Arrangements for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Funeral Arrangements for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Cardinal Cormac’s body will be received into Westminster Cathedral at 10am on Tuesday 12 September 2017.  At 5pm on Tuesday 12 September 2017 there will be Solemn Vespers of the Dead, at which Cardinal Vincent will preside and Archbishiop Bernard Longley will preach. The Funeral Mass for Cardinal Cormac will be at 12 noon on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

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Thought of the Day – A reconciled community

Thought of the Day – A reconciled community

Today’s readings confront us with two aspects of the question.  Firstly the need for a sense of individual responsibility in the way of conversion.  Ezekiel certainly made it clear that the individual is addressed by the Word of God calling for repentance.  There is no way out of this personal responsibility.  But all of this should not be seen simply in terms of what the individual owes to the community.  The whole Church is called to be supportive of each person who seeks reconciliation.  This is especially important in a world where so many people feel threatened by the alienating force of impersonal state structures.  The Church is not called to be a mega-corporation.

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Caritas Westminster (Lea Valley Deanery)

Contact the Elderly hosts afternoon teas in people’s home for those 75 years and over, once a month.  Drivers are arranged to take you to the tea and bring you safely back home.  It’s an opportunity to meet others in your area in a friendly setting.  If you would like to be a guest, please contact Una Daly on 07801572434 or let your Parish Priest know.  This is a free event.  Many thanks!