Sunday, 19 January 2014

2nd Sunday (Old Rite: II Sunday after Epiphany)

Church Unity Octave: Yesterday marked the beginning of prayer for Christian Unity. It is worth noting that when this week was first established, it began on the 18th January which, in the old calendar, marked the feast of the Chair of St Peter, clearly indicating that the Catholic Church understands Christian unity as a return of all Christians under the See of Peter and the Pope.  In our parish area we have an active Anglican parish comprising of two churches and a strong Evangelical presence at the Bonneville Church of All Nations.  We are also proud of our connections with the Eritrean & Ethiopian Orthodox churches; many of the pupils in our schools are Orthodox, including the children of Fr Yohannes (of St Michael’s in Vauxhall) whom attend our schools.  The week ends on the 25th January, the feast of the Conversion of St Paul, thus emphasising again the need for all Christians to be united to the See of Rome which has as its patrons SS Peter and Paul.  “Father, that they may all be one!”

Anne Keane RIP: Anne passed away at the end of December.  Many of you may remember Anne - she lived for many years on Atkins Road, worked in all three of our schools and was a member of the UCM and was the sister of the late Frank Phelan (who passed away last year).  Her funeral will be held here on Monday 20th January at 4.30pm (Reception of the body will be at 4pm) before her body being flown back home to Ireland for burial.

FAITH Talks: Over the next three weeks, the FAITH movement will be holding talks in the Crypt of Warwick St Church, access also through 24 Golden Square, W1) from 7.30pm.  All ages are welcome.  
The subjects and speakers for each week are: 
22nd Jan - The Evocation of the Word - Fr Dominic Rolls; 
29th Jan – God our Environer – Fr Christopher Findlay-Wilson 
5th Feb – How does Jesus Christ save us? – Fr Tim Finigan.  
For more information, please see their website www.faith.org.uk. 

Thank You and Goodbye to Fr Robert Copsey: who leaves us today to go back to his parish in Hythe.

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Mon 20th - 4.30pm Requiem - Anne Keane
Sat 25th: 4.30 - 6pm Confirmation Class followed by Mass.
Sun 26th: 10.30am - First Holy Communion Class.

Mass Time Changes this week:  
Mon 20th: No 9am Mass in Church.  5pm Requiem for Anne Keane
Tues 21st:  No 9am Mass in Church.  9.30am Mass at St Bernadette's School

Accommodation Needed: A family who attend the Latin American Mass are looking for a house or flat to rent in the area.  If you are able to help, please speak to one of the priests for the contact details.

Church Cleaners Rota - 25th / 26th January: Vicki Sabbatini, Fernanda Rodrigues and Philomena Dayanc

‘A Day With Mary’: ‘A day of instruction, devotion & intercession based on the message given at Fatima in 1917.’ The next three planned events are 
Saturday 25th January at Westminster Cathedral starts at 9.45 with entry procession of Our Lady of Fatima, Angelus, and Crowning of Our Lady’s statue and sung Litany, and finishes at 4pm.
Saturday 8th February at St Joseph’s in New Malden.  The day starts at 9.30am and ends at 5pm. 
Saturday 15th February at Our Lady of the Rosary in Blackfen.  The day starts at 10am and finishes at 5.30pm.  
For more information on each of these dates, see the poster on the notice boards.

2014 Pilgrimages with 'A Day with Mary': see previous postings for details on the three planned pilgrimages - or check out their website - a link to them can be found on the sidebar menu.

The World Apostolate of Fatima National Pilgrimage to Fatima: please see previous blog posting for details of this pilgrimage.

Vacancies:  For more information on all the vacancies, please see our 'Job Opportunties' page on the sidebar.

The Apostleship of the Sea - Legacy Officer based in Central London.  Applicants should have a minimum of two years experience of working in legacy fundraising. This post is part time, salary dependent on skills and experience.  Applications close: 24th January.  Interviews 4th February .

Catholic Education Service (CES) - CES Religious Education Advisor (England & Wales) - Part Time.  The role is based in the Eccleston Square office but may require travel to other areas within England and Wales. Closing date: Friday 14th February.