Monday, 29 December 2014

Feast of Holy Family (Old Rite: Sunday in the Octave of the Nativity)

Thank You: the priests would all like to thank you for your cards, gifts and Christmas offerings.  

The Twelve Days of Christmas - lead us traditionally to the Epiphany and the liturgy for the next few weeks is meditating on the mystery of the Word made flesh. The implications of the incarnation are so many.  All of creation is in some sense sanctified by the presence of God made man.  That means that created matter can be a means to the end of union with God.  Icons, statues and pictorial representation are all ways that we can appreciate the mystery of the Kingdom which is beyond pictures.  Nevertheless with the coming of Christmas we can see the face of the Lord.

A Happy New Year: to you all.  In this parish we always begin the New Year with a solemn Mass to beseech the Divine Majesty for the graces we need in the New Year.  Each one of us should make a New Year’s resolution to tackle some area in our life which habitually we may neglect.      

New Years Eve: 10.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; 11.30pm Confessions & Solemn Te Deum and Benediction followed by Sung Midnight Mass.

Feast of the Epiphany (Old Rite): Tuesday 6th January - there will be Masses at 7am and at 10.45am (sung).

New Readers Rota - January to March 2015: available now at the back of Church – pick your copy up today!

Bunty Brooks: a parishioner for many years, wife of Ray and sister of Yolanda Atkinson died on Christmas Eve RIP.  As soon as we heard any news on her funeral we will let you know.
Danuta Bobula:  of New Park Road died on the morning of Christmas Day at Kings College Hospital. RIP.  As soon as arrangements have been made for her funeral we will let you know.
Ruth Real RIP:  Funeral (old rite) will take place at St Raphael's Church in Surbition on Monday January 5th at 11am.
Denis Doogan RIP: Funeral will be held at St Bede's on Friday 9th January at 10.30am.  The 9am Mass will be cancelled on this day.

2015 Diocesan Directories & Diaries on Sale Now:  Diaries cost £1.50 each and the Diocesan Directories cost £3 for standard bound and £3.50 for the spiral bound version – these have the liturgical calendar for whole year, Mass times for every parish in the Diocese and lists of every Priest, Bishop, Deacon, School, Convent and Catholic institution within our large Diocese, and also all the statistics and guidelines.  Buy one today! 

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.

Tues 6th:  Feast of the Epiphany - extra Mass in Tridentine rite at 10.45am
Sun 18th: 9.30am Mass followed by meeting for parents of FHC Candidates at 10.30 and the children will begin their weekly classes.
Fri 23rd - Sun 25th:  Bishop Pat will be here to visit us.  12.30pm we will have an African & Caribbean Mass.

Mass Time Changes this week & upcoming w/c 4th Jan: 
Wed 31st Dec (New Years Eve): 10.30pm Exposition; 11.30pm Solemn Te Deum & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; followed by Midnight Mass.
Thurs 1st Jan (New Years Day): Masses at 9am (Convent) and 10am (English) - no Latin Mass  (Midnight Mass replaces this).
Tues 6th (Epiphany Old Rite): additional Mass at 10.45am
Fri 9th: No 9am Mass.  10.30am Requiem Denis Doogan
Parish Leafletting: We still need leafleting for Ardwell Rd, Barhill Rd, Bellasis Ave, Belthorne Cres, Burkewood Cl, Crescent Ln, Elms Cres, Headlam Rd, Kings Ave, Langholme Cl, Maple Cl, Moberley Rd, Morten Cl, Muller Cl, Patio Cl, Rastell Ave, Rathmill Dr, Roseberry Rd, Sanderstead Cl and the houses in Oaklands Est, Olding Hse, Jewell Hse, Quennel Hse, Glanville Hse, Dan Bryant Hse, MacGreggor Hse, and Thornton Gardens.  Have YOU received one through your door?  Please tell me if you have not and please help us to finish this project. 

Church Cleaners - 2nd/3rd January: Tania Pereira and Sue Cranmer-Fitzpatrick. 
(The Rota for January – June 2015 has been sent out and a copy is posted on the notice board).

First Holy Communion: programme begins on Sunday 18th January at 9.30am with the First Mass and Meeting.  First Confessions will be made on Saturday 21st March at 10am and there will be two groups of children making their First Communion - Group 1 on Sunday 7th June at 12.30 Mass and the second group on Sunday 14th June at 12.30 Mass
Confirmation Programme: will begin in February. The Bishop will come on Pentecost Sunday - 24th May

Mothers & Toddlers Group:  are on Christmas holidays now – will start again in January!
Union of Catholic Mothers: are also on Christmas holidays - back 8th January (?) 

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