Dear Parishioners,
I am still searching for someone who will be able to take over forming the weekly newsletter. It will require a morning or an afternoon of your time in the Parish Office during the week. If you think you can help, please come and see me.
My private email address is: patrickryan@rcaos.org.uk

Fr Patrick Ryan

13th October 2019, 28th 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 (06/10/19) – Cash: £526.89; Gift Aid: £493.60 plus standing orders of £240.00. Total of £1260.49.
The collection for CAFOD – £673.50
Thank you for your generosity to this Parish Community.
Second Collection:
20/10/19 – World Mission Sunday
If you would like to become Gift Aid Donors you can find more details here.

SVP NOTICE
The SVP are holding a bingo fundraising event on Sunday 3rd November after the 11am mass in the church hall. Further information svpsutton@gmail.com or 07519 862 121

Regards, Melissa D’Souza

URGENT ROOF REPAIRS
Work has started on repairs to the roof of Church, Hall and Priest’s House on the 30th of September and continue for three weeks. The estimate for the work is £12,500. Donations towards the cost for the work will be gratefully accepted. Thank you for the donations which now stands at £2,600

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.

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.

COMMUNION PREPARATION
Parents, when you brought your children for Baptism you promised to be the first and best teachers of your children in the ways of faith. Now you will be asked to continue in preparing your children for the Sacraments of Communion and Confession. Are you ready for this task? I will be calling you for a meeting in October to help you to do it and I will give out the registration form during that meeting.

BAPTISMS AND MARRIAGES
Please contact me in good time. For Baptism of infants let me know as soon as you know you are going to have a baby. For Marriages – A minimum of 6 (six) months’ notice is required for the Pre-nuptial enquiry and preparation to take place.

SCHOOL ADMISSION FORMS
Please hand forms in at the Priest’s house on Tuesday or Thursday to be collected on the following Sunday in the Margaret Nolan Room after the 11am mass. If you do not attend mass in this parish or have recently moved to this parish you may require a letter from the priest of the parish where you attend mass.

CONFIRMATION NEWS CORNER
Young people, over to you, please continue to prepare yourselves for this Sacrament by practicing 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. There will be no more sessions until the rehearsals at the end of October. If you haven’t given me your Confirmation name and Sponsor, please see me urgently.

REHEARSALS

  • 1st REHEARSAL FOR CONFIRMATION. All candidates must be present at 7pm on Saturday 19th of October.
  • 2nd REHEARSAL FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES AND SPONSORS at 7pm on Saturday 26th of October.

Both Rehearsals will take place in the Church.

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
Tuesday – Saint Teresa of Jesus (of Avila), virgin and doctor of the Church.
Thursday – Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr
Friday – Saint Luke, Evangelist
Every Saturday morning mass is dedicated to Mary, mother of Our Lord.

LECTORS
Unfortunately, we did not have a meeting for all Ministers of the Word on October 4th, 2019 as I promised. I am sorry. I did not anticipate have a flu after the ominous sounding procedure in hospital. We will try again in November. If you haven’t done so, please would Lectors (Readers) fill in the form available at the back of the church and hand it directly to me? Please do not leave it in the sacristy or give it to anyone else. If you are not a Reader yet but feel called to announce God’s Word at mass, please fill in the form and hand it 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:

  • Theresa (Tess) Bernadette Mirza. Funeral at Holy Family on Friday 19th October at 2pm
  • Catherine Oakley, who died recently at Orchard House.

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

ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN
If you or a family member are admitted to St George’s Hospital and would like to see a priest, please contact Fr Mark Higgins, the hospital chaplain on 020 8725 3069 or e-mail mark.higgins@stgeorges.nhs.uk. In an emergency, please ask the ward staff or 020 8672 1255 (switchboard) to contact the priest on call.

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