This church needs maintenance. If you are gardener/tree surgeon, structural engineer, roofer, qualified electrician – your advice is needed so that consultations can take place, decisions made and estimates sought. Please come and see me so that we can plan for the works that need to be done.

I am also still looking for anyone who has good communication skills and is willing to look after the publication of the weekly newsletter or help improve our website
My private email address is: patrickryan@rcaos.org.uk

Fr Patrick Ryan

19th May 2019, Fifth Sunday of Easter (year C)

MASS AND INTENTIONS OF THIS WEEK

Please check here for this week mass and intentions

GIFT AID, OFFERTORY COLLECTION, SECOND COLLECTIONS
Last week collection (12/05/19) – Cash: £526.67; Gift Aid: £436.45 plus standing orders of £240.00. Total of £1203.12.
Thank you for your generosity to this Parish Community. I also thank all of you for your very generous gift at Easter. God Bless you.
Second Collection for Ecclesiastical Education – Cash – £272.47; Gift Aid: £114.81
Sunday 2nd June – Second Collection for World Communications Day
If you would like to become Gift Aid Donors you can find more details here.

FIRST COMMUNION NEWS CORNER

Parents and Children, we have come to the end of our immediate preparation for the Sacrament of the Body of Christ. Next week you begin your half-term break and then we have the rehearsals for the day of receiving Christ. I continue to pray that it will be a happy day when you will meet Jesus at the table of the Lord.

Rehearsal for the first group of children for Communion – Tuesday 4th June 2019
First Communion for the first group will be on Saturday 8th June 2019. The mass will begin promptly at 10.00am

Rehearsal for the second group of children for Communion – Saturday 1st June 2019
First Communion for this first group will be on Saturday 15th June 2019. The mass will begin promptly at 10.00am

(Parent’s please check the date for your child’s First communion. Please see Father Ryan if you are unsure).

CONFIRMATION NEWS CORNER
Bishop Paul Hendricks and I have set the date for the Sacrament of Confirmation to be conferred on the Friday the 1st of November 2019 at 7.30pm. Young people, please continue to prepare yourselves for this Sacrament by practising your faith by being engaged with what is happening at mass. Help to prepare the mass that you come for. Go to Confession regularly (we all commit sins so we all need God’s forgiveness). You have only one life. Use it to do good. Trust God. I will announce the date of our next session soon. If any of you can come and help at the 1st Communion Masses on Saturday the 8th and 15th of June I will be very grateful. The mass begins at 10am.

JPR

MOTHERS PRAYER GROUP
Mother’s prayers group meets in the Margaret Nolan room on Tuesdays after morning mass around 10 am. All mothers are welcome.

Regards, Elzbieta (Ela) Dhoomun

DIVINE MERCY GROUP
This prayer group meets in the church on Tuesdays after the 9.30 mass. All are welcome.

CATECHESIS FOR ADULTS
A special session of Adult Catechesis to help everyone who seeks to understand their Faith especially those asking to be Baptised, Confirmed, for parents wanting to have their children Baptised and for anyone wanting to know more about the Catholic faith. The next session is on Friday, 24th of May at 7pm to finish by 8.30pm in the Margaret Nolan Room. All are Welcome.

SUTTON YOUNG ADULTS
Our next event is on Thursday 23rd May at 7.30pm! This will be a gathering in the church at 7.30pm (with music, readings and prayer) followed by some social time in the parish hall afterwards. (the boys are organising it this time). This event is especially for young people between 18-35 years, but all are welcome to join us. For more information please feel free to contact Helen on 07714 791784 or Marina at marinaley138@gmail.com

FEAST

  • Thursday 30th May, Solemnity– ASCENSION THURSDAY (Holy Day of Obligation)
  • Friday 31st May, Feast – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Sunday 9th June, Solemnity – PENTECOST

LET US REMEMBER ALL WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY
Let us remember those who have died and their families with love and affection during this time of grief.

  • Let us also pray for Reginald Benneworth who died on the 27th of April 2019. The funeral will take place at Streatham Park Cemetery on the 4th of June at 1pm.

SICK AND HOUSEBOUND OF THE PARISH
In charity, let us remember to pray and care for all in the parish who are unwell:
Elsie & Mervyn Maciel, Zeny Tolentino, Suzie Beckles

SPONSORED WALK
Colin de’Ath writes: I am a member of St Margaret’s, Carshalton Beeches and when the church was built in 1981, I laid the original carpet which is still in use in the Presbytery! In 1979 I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. As a founder member and volunteer of Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), I felt I should do something to raise awareness and funds for future research. In April I will be walking the last 100km of the St James’ Camino Way Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. My brother Peter, a Catholic priest cycled the full journey many years ago and was my inspiration. I have also entered the London Vitality 10km run through the streets of London on Monday 27thMay starting and finishing at Buckingham Palace. If you wish to make a donation, you can do so via the MNDA website set up for me. You can also visit this website to read “My Story”. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/colin-de-ath
As I will be 80 years old in October, I can assure you this is definitely the last occasion I will ever ask you for a contribution! Thanking you in advance.

Best wishes, Lourdes Da Cruz (Parish Secretary)

HEARING AID INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEM
As the new hearing aid induction loop amplifier has been installed and tested, could you please put a note in the church newsletter advising those with hearing aids that the system is now working again? They should be advised to put their hearing aids on the ‘T’ setting when in church to get the clearest reception of services.

Kind regards, Pat McGuinness

SAFEGUARDING
Thank you to the Safeguarding team, who met last week to finalise and implement procedure that is necessary for this parish.Members of the various groups in the parish will soon be instructed on what they will need to do with regards to DBS check.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION UPDATE
If you have any questions about what constitutes personal data or anything else which relates to GDPR please contact The Diocesan Finance Office via email: GPDR@finance-rcdsouthwark.org or call 020 7960 2500

SVP NOTICE
“The SVP (St Vincent de Paul Society) of Holy Family parish meet on the first Saturday of every month at 10am in the Margaret Nolan room for a meeting and parishioners interested in joining are very welcome to join. Further information svpsutton@gmail.com or 07519 862 121

Regards, Melissa D’Souza