Thank you to all of you who so unselfishly and without grumbling offer your service for the good of the church. It is so easy when cheerfulness and work replaces petty small talk. Please know that the work you do, however little you think it is, does not go unnoticed. I would like for more to join in to do the little work that needs to be done – tidying up after mass, cleaning and decorating the church, looking after the hall, seeing to the garden and tidying it up and so on…

My private email address is: patrickryan@rcaos.org.uk

Fr Patrick Ryan

8th September 2019, 23rd 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 (01/09/19) – Cash: £427.85; Gift Aid: £513.42 plus standing orders of £240.00. Total of £1181.27.
Thank you for your generosity to this Parish Community.
Second Collection:
08/09/19 – Catholic Education Centre
15/09/19 – Home Mission
If you would like to become Gift Aid Donors you can find more details here.

URGENT ROOF REPAIRS
Work will soon start on repairs to the roof of Church, Hall and Priest’s House. The estimate for the work is £12500. Donation towards the cost for the work will be gratefully accepted.

FINANCE TEAM METTING
There will be a Finance Team meeting on Friday 20th September at 7:30pm in Margaret Nolan room. It is vital that all members attend this meeting. we will review the way the Finance team works in the parish.

SPONSORED WALK
The Knights of St. Columba are holding their annual sponsored walk in Nonsuch Park, Cheam on 21st September at 2pm. I would like to thank all those who generously sponsored me. This includes not only parishioners but also friends from Aid to the Church in Need. Thank you all for supporting a very worthy cause.

Mervyn Maciel

SUTTON CATENIAN CIRCLE
The Catenian Association is an international association of catholic lay men that strengthens family life through friendship and faith founded in England in 1908. Some of the Sutton Circle will be at the weekend Masses on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September to increase awareness and talk about the benefits of membership.

CAFOD CLIMATE CHANGE PETITION
A brief talk on Climate change will be given by David Murray (Cafod) at all the masses on 28th/29th September to encourage us to sign a petition supporting action taken to protect all from the effects of Climate change. The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report says the scientific evidence is clear. We must rapidly reduce carbon and other emissions to avoid species extinction, extreme weather, food insecurity and widespread human suffering. We the parishioners, of Holy Family Catholic Church, Sutton Green, congratulate Sutton Council for declaring, on 22nd July 2019, a climate and ecological emergency and for pledging to make Sutton Carbon neutral by 2030. [Carbon neutral means only putting the same amount of emissions into the atmosphere as we take out.] However, without significant action, addressing the climate emergency will remain merely an ambition. So, we ask Sutton Council to draw up two plans of action by 22 January 2020, with milestones, to achieve Carbon neutrality by 2030. The first plan should assume that central government provides Sutton with powers and funding. The second should assume that lack of support from central government must not be an excuse for inaction. Despite cutbacks there is still much local authorities can do to achieve 2030 Carbon neutrality

SAINT RAPHAEL’S HOSPICE
From Autumn 2019, St. Raphael’s Hospice will be run as a sustainable and independent local charity. If you wish to know more about the Hospice, please visit: www.straphaels.org.uk.

RECOLLECTION DAY FOR HOLY COMMUNION MINISTERS AND READERS
The annual day of recollection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Family and Readers for the South West Area will take place at St Boniface, Tooting SW17 9PG, on Saturday 26th October 2019. Please collect an invitation and programme sheet from father Patrick Ryan, fill in the booking form slip, detach and hand it over to the parish office. All the ministers of the Word and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are requested to attend the Day.

Many thanks, fr. Shaju Varkey

CHURCH IN NEED
Talk and presentation on the work of charity aid to the Church in Need. Thursday 10th October at 7.30pm in St Matthias Church – Worcester Park.

NIGERIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY (UPDATE)
The mass would be on Sunday 29th September at regular 11:00am mass. The second reading will be in Nigerian language. The offertory and recession hymns will be in Nigerian language.

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. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

JPR

ROSARY
Before mass on weekdays. All are welcome

DIVINE MERCY 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.

Robert & Lila

FEASTDAYS THIS WEEK
Friday – Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Saturday – The Exultation of the Holy Cross
Every Saturday morning mass is dedicated to Mary, mother of Our Lord.

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. All are Welcome.

LECTORS
The duty roster for lectors is due for revision. Two new candidates are preparing themselves for the role of Lector and they will duly be installed for duty in this parish. Let us welcome them to this important work at the Liturgy of the Word. Please would all lectors (readers) fillin the form available at the back of the church and hand it directly to me?

JPR

SUTTON YOUNG ADULTS
We meet regularly in the parish for a time of prayer followed by social time. 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. Please pray for the repose of the soul of:
Father Gerry O’Brien, who died Thursday 22nd August 2019, may he rest in peace.

  • There will be the Reception of the Body at 6pm on Monday 9th September 2019, followed by a vigil Mass at 7pm; St Agatha’s Church, King’s Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5JR.
  • The Funeral Mass will take place the next day, Tuesday 10th September, at 12 noon, in St Agatha’s Church, Kingston.
  • The burial will take place in Ireland, on Friday 13th September, following a 12.30 Mass at St John’s Cathedral, Limerick.

Father Gregory Moore who died on Tuesday 13th August 2019, may he rest in peace.

  • There will be a vigil Mass at 7pm, Wednesday 11th September, at St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Church, 97 Lorrimore Road, London, SE17 3LZ. Clergy are asked to bring purple Diocesan Vestments.
  • The Funeral Mass will take place the next day, Thursday 12th September, at 12.30pm in St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, SE1.

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, Suzie Beckles, Maureen Price, Eileen Rendle

HEARING AID INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEM
Please 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