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

16th June 2019, Trinity Sunday (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 (09/06/19) – Cash: £541.85; Gift Aid: £568.83 plus standing orders of £240.00. Total of £1350.68.
Thank you for your generosity to this Parish Community.
Second Collection: for Catholic Trust for England and Wales CaTEW. Cash: £136.11; Gift Aid: £146.40. Total of £282.51.
Sunday 16th June – Second Collection for “Day of Life” provides core funding for the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and to assist other life related activities.
Sunday 30th June – Second Collection for Peter’s Pence.
If you would like to become Gift Aid Donors you can find more details here.

FIRST COMMUNION 2019
Congratulations! Finley, Maja, Nathaniel, Frederica, Aniela, Jan, Julie, Gabriel, Dominic, Roksana, Kacper, Olivier, David, Paul, Lidia – you have all received Christ truly present in the Holy Eucharist. I welcome you to the table of the Lord. There are many other ways to serve God. Think of the best way you can do it and let me know.
A huge THANK YOU to all the people who helped to prepare and make the First Holy Communion celebration a special on for the children – the sacristan who prepared the altar for the mass, the ladies who decorated the church, the catechists, the choir, the altar servant, the ladies who prepared the breakfast and cleaned up the hall after the event, the photographer and especially parents – you were all great.

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. Today’s session Sunday 16th June at 7.30pm. We will reflect on the name, you have chosen for your Confirmation and on the important role of your Sponsor. Please come prepared for the discussion.
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

CORPUS CHRISTI
God is inviting all the children who have received First Holy Communion to come for the 11am Corpus Christi Mass all dressed and suited as you were for your communion day. You are given a place of honour around the altar – God’s dining table. We will process from the hall as we did on the day of your First Communion. On this day, you will receive your Communion Remembrance Certificates.

PARISH INTERNATIONAL MEAL 2019
The Parish Social Team is planing to hold a International Meal on Sunday 7th July from 12.00pm till 3.00pm in the Church Hall. There will be a variety of food dishes from around the world. So please come along and support this event witch celebrates the diversity of our Parish. Portions of an array of dishes will be included with your entry ticket. There will also be Pimm’s, soft drink, tea and coffee, as well as BBQ food available. Drinks will be for an additional donation. Tickets for this event will be available on the day, priced as ADULTS £5 each and CHILDREN aged 4-12 £2.50 each. Please come along and join us for this  fun and social event, which will support the Parish fund for refurbishing the hall.

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

ROSARY
Before mass on weekdays. All are welcome

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

PRAYER BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Every week on Fridays from 7.00pm to 8.00pm
. Please feel free to join in whenever you can.

Regards, Lila & Robert

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, 21st of June at 7pm to finish by 8.30pm in the Margaret Nolan Room. All are Welcome.

SUTTON YOUNG ADULTS
We will be meeting next on Thursday 20th June at 7.30pm! for a time of prayer followed by some social time. We usually meet at the presbytery. Our aim is to provide a welcoming space for young people aged 18-35 of the Sutton area; all are welcome to join us. For more information please feel free to contact Helen on 07714 791784 or Marina at marinaley138@gmail.com

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 funeral service for Mary Teresa Geraghty, who sadly passed away on the 20th May 2019 in the nursing home, aged 89 years, will take place Friday 21st June 2019 in Holy Family church at 12:30PM and then on to Bandon Hill Cemetery at 2:00PM graveside
  • Please pray for David D’Silva who died recently and for his family.​

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, Maureen Price

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