Sunday, 6 July 2014

14th Sunday OT (Old Rite: IV Sunday after Pentecost)

Welcome to Fr Michael Branch:  One of the most popular young priests of our Diocese!  He was Deacon at Tooting and assistant in Lewisham.  His first parish was in Plumstead and now he is in charge of Woolwich.  Last year they were traumatised by the horrific killing at the Barracks.  As a child he was at St Stephen’s, Welling where the assistant was your PP!

Fr Christopher B: is in America attending the wedding of his nephew.  He will be back on Thursday.
Assisted Dying Bill - Please write to a member of the House of Lords: The Bill to legalise "assisted dying” - meaning assisted suicide - will be debated in the House of Lords on 18th July 2014. There will be a free vote because it is not government legislation. If passed, this Bill would place vulnerable people at serious risk. Especially if you have direct experience of caring for a dying person, either as a family member or as a health or social care professional, please write before 18th July to a Peer to tell them your views.  For more information, including details of how to write to a Peer, please visit  It is very important to write as soon as possible and certainly before 18th July.  
Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.

Mass Time Changes this week: No planned changes at time of posting.

Church Cleaners - 11th/12th July: Pauline Ajuga, Rose Anunwa and Ms Nazereth Kristos. (Please note: Baptism Saturday)

Grandparent's Pilgrimage to Aylesford Priory: Join us next Saturday (12th July) for the 4th Annual Grandparent’s Pilgrimage from 11am to 4.30pm.  For more information see the poster at the back of church or contact Lisette Blanchet Ball
GK Chesterton Pilgrimage: The 4th Annual London to Beaconsfield pilgrimage is on Wednesday 30th July.  For details, phone or text 07795 205 114 or see their website:

Scouts: are desperate for helpers – please see fr CB.

Welcome to God's Church: Andreu Belloso Dall, son of Carlos and Ana baptised by Fr Jose Francis and Diego Alejandro Senseve Baroca, son of Manuel and Maria baptised by Dom Christopher Andrews.

Young Italian Expert Gilder looking for work – Any ideas?  Contact Mattia Gas (see Fr CB for contact number)

Accommodation Needed Urgently: 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, contact Pilar Zimbana or prebystery.

Class of 63 Sacred Heart Hammersmith. If you or anyone you know where in this group we would love to hear from you for a possible reunion. Please contact Carole (nee Agius) on

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

Please see previous blog postings for other pilgrimages and their relevant contact details.