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

10th March 2019, First Sunday of Lent (C)

FIRST COMMUNION NEWS CORNER

Tuesday Sessions 5.15 – 6.00pm. Parents are welcome.
Next Session: 12th March

Saturday Sessions 4.30 -5.30pm. Parents are welcome
Next Session: 16th March

FIRST CONFESSION DAY
26th March – First Confession in the Church (Group 1)
6th April – First Confession in the Church (Group 2)
If you are not sure which Group you child belongs to, please see the Catechist or come and see me.

Rehearsal for the first group of children for Communion – Saturday 4th June 2019
First Communion for this 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

CONFIRMATION NEWS CORNER
The next Session for the Confirmation candidates will be on Sunday 10th of March at 4pm for 1 hour in the Church. Dear young friends, we are on the threshold of the great season of Lent. Let us not waste the moment. When Ash Wednesday comes around remind yourself that you have work to do with regard to your Faith. Don’t forget what we talked about in the discussion about how can we apply the principles found in the Acts of the Apostles: Chapter 2: 42-47 to our lives in this community today? Dear Confirmation candidates, when you come for the next session I expect you to study the story of the Way of the Cross and be able to talk about it. Please come prepared for an honest discussion. Find he Chapter that speaks about the last days of Christ so that we can ask ourselves the meaning of the words, “Pick up your cross and follow me”.
(Please bring a bible when you come)

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES LEARNING FROM ONE ANOTHER
Saturday 6 April 11am-3pm on Receptive Ecumenism at CROSSWAY Christian Centre 18 Hampton St. SE1 6SL close to Elephant and Castle. Teas from 10.30am. Bring a packed lunch. See posters in the church porch.

GIFT AID, OFFERTORY COLLECTION, SECOND COLLECTIONS
Last week collection (03/03/19) – Cash: £377.90; Gift Aid: £516.00 plus standing orders of £240.00. Total of £1093.90.
Thank you for your generosity to this Parish Community.
Second Collection – for the poorer parishes in our diocese – Cash: £226.02; Gift Aid: £135.98

WAY OF THE CROSS AND BENEDICTION
Every Friday of Lent:

  • at 10:00AM – in English language
  • at 12.30AM – in Tamil language
  • at 6.30PM – in Malayalam language
  • at 7.30PM – in English language

Let’s not forget Friday 15th March – Lent Fast Day

AFTER ADOREMUS
The Deanery Pastoral Council annual day of reflection and prayer will take place on Saturday 16th March at Holy Family Church, Sutton Green. It will start with Mass at 9.30AM and will be followed by a presentation of videos and presentations from Adoremus, the Eucharistic Congress held in Liverpool last September. It will end with Adoration, finishing at 1.00pm. All welcome.

SUTTON YOUNG ADULTS MASS AND SUPPER
All are welcome to our first Young Adults Mass on Thursday 21st March at 7pm at Holy Family Church, followed by a meal together in the parish hall. Our aim is to provide a welcoming space for young people of the Parish and local area; this event is especially for 18-35 year old 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

SAFEGUARDING
To paraphrase Christ’s words, “As long as you cared for one of these little ones you cared for me.” We will meet on the 16th of March at 3pm in the Margaret Nolan Room to finalize the way we move forward. Thank you Tresi for agreeing to take on the role of Chair. Have we agreed on who will be the Secretary?

PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR LENT

  • Candidates for the Sacraments
  • The Needy and Hungry of the World
  • For all who suffer from the pain of Sexual Abuse
  • Penitents and Wanderers

Let’s not forget Friday 15th March – Lent Fast Day

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.
The mass for Maria Addolorato Browning will be at Holy Family Church on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 10am
May the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

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

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

ALTAR SERVERS
Dear Parents of Altar Servers, I need your written permission to hold the details of the children who serve at mass. Please let me have a letter with your child’s name, address and telephone number, the mass /masses at which your child can serve. Include any difficulties or illnesses your child may have. Sign the letter saying that you give permission for the parish to hold this information. This information will be kept confidential and used to complete the rotas and letters necessary for the formation of the Servers. The information you give can be removed at any time your request. You must attend this parish regularly.

 

POLISH-ENGLISH MASS PROJECT
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Aktualizacja 13/03/2018.

Mam nadzieję, że przeglądacie cotygodniowe ogłoszenia parafii Holy Family (powyżej). Chciałbym zwrócić szczególną uwagę  na ogłoszenie o mszy w czwartek 21 marca o 19:00 (w języku angielskim). Jej celem miałoby być zapoznanie się młodych Chrześcijan, w wieku 18-35 lub nieco starszych, mieszkających lokalnie. Kilkoro z nas zadeklarowało swoją obecność. Postaramy się pomóc im śpiewem, być może również coś “po naszemu”. Po mszy przewidywana jest wspólna kolacja w holu parafialnym.

Bardzo serdecznie dziękuję Gosi za przygotowanie sali (szczególne mimo zaistniałych okoliczności) oraz wszystkim, którzy dość spontanicznie włączyli się w zorganizowanie “Tłustego czwartku w niedziele” po ostatniej mszy. Jak widać – nie trzeba dużo, aby zorganizować miłe, chociaż nieco głośne spotkanie (w końcu kto dzieciom zabroni być dziećmi :)). Można by pomyśleć o “czymś” po kolejnych mszach. Padła luźna propozycja “dnia dziecka” w czerwcu…. grill… (???)

Póki co – na kolejną mszę z polskimi elementami (czytania, śpiew, modlitwa) zapraszamy w niedzielę 7-go Marca o godzinie 17:00, bezpośrednio po której odprawiona zostanie Droga Krzyżowa, opracowana i prowadzona przez dzieci.

Jak zawsze krótki trening dla ministrantów na godzinę przed mszą. Jeśli są jeszcze chętne dzieci (zarówno chłopcy jak i dziewczynki), które w tym roku szkolnym idą do pierwszej komunijnym lub które już miały komunię w latach wcześniejszych, nadal mogą się przyłączyć. Jeśli byłyby nieco starsze dzieci (18+) – dla nich także znajdzie się miejsce.

Jak wspominałem (i mam już potwierdzenie), że majowa msza święta  – będzie przeniesiona na ostatnią niedzielę kwietnia  28 kwietnia z racji święta Miłosierdzia Bożego (godzina prawdopodobnie zostanie ta sama). Dodatkowo, w pierwszy majowy weekend zapewne wielu z nas wyjedzie, a kolejne weekendy będą zdominowane przez wcześniej zaplanowane Pierwsze Komunie.

I jak zawsze przypomnienie,  że szukamy też nowych chętnych chcących włączyć się w organizację mszy (muzyków, osoby śpiewające, lektorów). “Większą grupą można więcej zdziałać”. W sprawie jakichkolwiek zapytań: holyfamily@strona.pl.

Cezary

Updated 13/03/2018 .

I hope, you read Holy Family weekly newsletter (above). I would like draw your attention to the mass on Thursday 21st of March at 7:00PM (in English). The idea behind is to meet other young Christians, age 18-35 or slightly over, living locally. A few of us already declare to come. We’ll also try to support this mass with the music, possibly with some polish too. After mass there is “gather together” meal in the parish hall.

I sincerely thank you Gosia, for preparing the hall (especially of unexpected circumstances) and to all of you, who spontaneously joined in dish donation/ organization of “Fat Thursday in Sunday” after last mass. As you could see – no need for a lot to organize a nice, though a bit loud meeting (after all, who will not let children be  children :)). You/We could think about “something” after the next masses. There was a loose proposal of “Children’s Day” in June … barbeque … (???)

For now – another mass with polish elements (readings, singing, prayers) is planned on Sunday 7th of April at 5:00PM, directly after The Way Of The Cross organised and run by our children. We would like to invite everyone.

As usual, basic training for altar servant will be carried out an hour before the mass. Children (boys or girls) who are going to the First Communion in this academic year or who already had it in past years, they can still join. If they are slightly older children (18+) – there will also be a place for them.

As I mentioned (it is now confirmed) – the mass in May, will be celebrated on Sunday 28th of April, because it’s Divine Mercy Sunday (possibly at regular time). Additionally – it may be difficult to organise anything in first weekend of May as it’s Bank Holiday weekend and many of us may be away. Any other Sundays in May are already pre-booked by First Communions.

We are constantly looking for new volunteers (readers, singers, musicians), who would like to help/take a part. “More people can do more”. For any query related to this project, contact me: holyfamily@strona.pl.

Cezary