Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Sunday 15th September

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Intentions of Michael Calnan (F&JO'B)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Intentions of Tom & Rita O'Callaghan  (LC) 
9.30am Mass Michael & Margaret Gibbons, RIP (Anniv) (BG) 
11.30am Mass The People of the Parish
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

Monday 16 St Cornelius, P, and Cyprian, Bp, Mm 
9.00am Mass Michael O’Sullivan, RIP (Anniv)(DJ)

Tuesday 17 St Robert Bellarmine, Bp, D
9.00am Mass Samuel & Joanna Beech, RIP (M&JC)

Wednesday 18 Feria
9.00am Mass Mark Christopher Wilson, RIP (Anniv) (KW)

Thursday 19 St Januarius, Bp, M
9.00am Mass Sarah Louise Clarke, RIP (Anniv) (SH)

Friday 20 St Andrew Kim Tae-Gon, Pr, and Paul Chong Ha-sang and Comps, Mm
9.30am Mass Mary Kennedy, RIP (SG) - attended by OLOL School

Saturday 21 ST MATTHEW, Ap, Evangelist
10.00am Mass Damian Zovaro, RIP (BT)
10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Sunday 22nd September

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil The People of the Parish
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Frank Maguire, RIP (MM)
9.30am Mass Jim McEvoy, RIP & Fran's Intentions 
11.30am Mass Eddie Morris, RIP (MJ)
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

The Sacrament of Penance is available on request
Services from the church are live streamed

Thank You

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the ‘Serving the Homeless Annual Raffle,’ over the summer.  We raised almost £900 from the sale of tickets. The draw took place on Monday 2nd September.  The winning tickets were:

1. 531 Pam, the Pamper Hamper

2. 395 Lucy, Wines and Spirits Hamper.(Generously donated back to STH)

3. 379 Linda, Gardening Hamper

4. 878 Maria,  Italian Hamper

5. 1392 Carol, Toy Hamper

6. 316  Eileen,  Books Hamper

Our next event is a wine tasting on the 18th October at St Margarets, Lime Avenue. Ask committee members about tickets.

Pivotal Players - New from Bishop Barron

There will be a screening of the NEW instalment in Bishop Barron’s best-selling ‘Pivotal Players’ series, which is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilisation.   

Series 2 of this ground-breaking series will be shown on Monday evenings at 8pm in the Parish Centre with two incredible saints from the fourth and fifth centuries: 

St. Augustine of Hippo – 23rd September 2019 
St. Benedict of Nursia  - 30th September 2019
 

You can watch the "The Pivotal Players - St. Augustine & St. Benedict" series trailer here: https://youtu.be/kUNogvef5lM

St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) 'Awareness Month' 2019

The SVP offers practical care by visiting people in need. This is one way we can put our Faith into action! Presently, we are particularly mindful of members of our parish living now in local care homes who may have lost touch with our local Catholic community. If you know of these - or indeed any others - who would benefit from and welcome a visit from a friendly face then please let us know and we will seek to assist if we can within the scope of the current membership. In the not too distant future we will begin planning our Christmas Social for senior members of the parish community! If you are not already on our guest list but would like to be included or if you know of someone who might enjoy this very sociable, festive gathering, please contact Francis O’Brien on 01702 552373. Our Annual Appeal to parishioners’ for their financial support will be made after all Masses in the parish next weekend! SVP ‘Gift Aid’ envelopes are available at the back of the Church if you are able to increase the value of your donation in this way.

School Admission Forms for Primary & Secondary Schools

Parents wishing to apply to Catholic Schools for the next academic year are required to obtain a Letter of Catholic Practise from their Parish Priest.  This must be requested from your Parish Priest in person and only one per child will be issued.  We will provide the appropriate form.  Please come to the Parish Centre for these on Friday, 18th October between 6pm and 8pm or Sunday, 20th October between 3pm and 4pm. 

These are issued only to practising Catholics (i.e. those who attend weekly Mass). Furthermore, this practise of the Faith will be viewed over a period of time and not just the weeks prior to an application. Parish Priests may also look at the date of Baptism, noting those children who have been Baptised soon after birth as compared to those Baptised with proximity to school age. This is a matter of justice to all involved in applying for places in our Schools. Our schools are often oversubscribed and in order to be fair, preference will justly be given to those who live and practise the Faith as well as who contribute to the life of the Church through the various ways in which that support is given. If you are not a practising Catholic this Certificate will not be given; you may still apply to a Catholic School but your application will considered under another category for Admissions.

HARP

Thank you for all the recent donations of groceries and clothing, which we are very grateful for. However, due to incidents of bed bugs in donated bedding, we can no longer accept duvets or any form of bedclothes.

This month's wish list: bottles of squash, individually wrapped biscuits, small packets of crisps, men's and women's deodorants.

The Bethlehem Nativity Group

We visited your Parish last weekend to sell Olive Wood religious carvings from the Holy Land, and would love to express our huge thanks for everyone who supported our good cause. The result of which was very beneficial and rewarding for our needy Christian families, (we raised £3,411). We don't have enough words to thank you with, but be sure that you are always in our prayers. God bless. 

Our website is www.tbng.co.uk, if you missed or wanted anything else , please use code FREE for free shipping on any order.

We Pray for our Sick

Patrick Walls, Lyn Gopee, Vita D’Souza, Patricia Vanner, Amy Louise Fox, Sarah Savage, Bill O’Connell, Sheena Reeves, Janet Weale, Charlotte O’Neil, Ella Williams, David Kislingbury, Mark Shepherd, Eileen Bines, Frank Bramley, Mark Hartley, Canon Daniel Harnett, Austin Butler, Christine Robinson, John Lavery, Paul Keane, Rosemary Bragard, Rose Craft, Maureen Gooding, Dympna Addecott, Pat Lynch, Christian Ryan, Mike Rubbert, Tina Doveaston, Addi Brady, Ben Wilson, Patricia Fleming, Nicky Wigmore, Nan Carrit, Eileen Wilson, Patricia Spikin, Sandra Fagan, Edna Wallace, Beryl Dixon, Nick Evans, Vicky Jack, Mary Boyce, Kristin Hallenga, Anne O’Neill, Cheryl Shallis, Anthony McEvoy, Justin Stark, Sheila Netherton, David Blyth, Janet Woods, Lynne Hilkene, June Moncaster, Laura & Anne Breen, Breda Lynch, Maria Clark, Roy Widdecombe, Johanna Lynch, Anthony King, Chas Taylor, Norma McCleverty, Belinda Balazsi, Johnnie Pool, Edward Martin, Joanna Luciani, Pauline Wilsher, Simon Marshall, Kriston Barnes, Hugh Isaacs, Josephine Griggs, Colleen Worley, Dawn Deleigh, Lorraine Hart, Linda Dean, Wyn McCafferty, Antonella McConalogue, Eddie McConalogue, Sharon Levill, Georgina Cornwell, Annie Holland, Ivor & Joanne Knight, Brian Beresford, Rebecca Peake, Connor Bourke, Mattia Mollica, Bernadette Lane, Irena Solecki, Ianto Bellis, Doreen Troughton, Marguerite Harris, Andrew Exley, Richard Collins, Elizabeth McConalogue, Kean Smith, Mick Cordingley & children Thomas Ball, Liam Davis, Connie Price, Albert Chambers, Fergus Grant, Mary Isherwood, Lucy Price & Frazer Gregory.

Please Pray for the Dead on their Anniversaries

Fr John Bergin, Fr Anthony Mayston, Canon Frederick Gahagan, Fr John Ryan, Bernard Wiltshire, Eileen McCarthy, Percival De’ath, Bridget Finnegan, Sylvia Jones, Dot Tooley, Anne Gibson, Frances Spriggs, Joseph Hayes, Queenie Kay, Christopher Hickey, Stella Smith, Bernard Ratcliff, Hing San Lan, Mary Collins, Elizabeth Parsons, James Hale, John Watters, Anna Tynan, John Fazio, Lilian John, Dora Loker, Margaret White, Ann Walker, Mark Wilson, Moira Costello, George Hobbs, Josh Overton, Winifred Lawson, Frederick Tewkesbury, Lilian Craven, Helen Bainbridge & James Fogarty.  

May their Souls & the Souls of all the Faithful Departed rest in peace

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary time

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary time

Dear Friends in Christ 

In the Gospel of this Sunday, Jesus speaks about the requirements of following Him, and since He has called each one of us, we must be attentive. Whenever a person accepts a great undertaking, make an appraisal of the situation ahead; we look at the road and asses how we might proceed. The Way of Jesus is the Way of the Cross, as he repeatedly reminds us.  September is the month of the Holy Cross; the feast is celebrated this Saturday, 14th. We celebrate an instrument of terrible torture and death because by the Cross Jesus triumphs over sin and death. One of the most famous and best-loved images of the Tree of Life is found in the Basilica of San Clemente, Rome.