Saturday 19th February – Saturday 26th February 2022

FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY FAMILY

THE SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME


Dear parishioners,


CLERGY SUPPORT FUND


At all masses next Sunday there will be a second collection for the Clergy Support Fund and this Sunday our KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA will be appealing for your support. This important Diocesan fund ensures a dignified retirement for your priests after they have dedicated their lives in service to Our Lord Jesus Christ, his Church and his people.


The Clergy Support Fund of the Archdiocese of Southwark provides care for priests in their old age and retirement, and in their time of ill health. A gift to this worthy fund will ensure a dignified retirement for our priests.


In 2021, the Clergy Support Fund provided care to 71 retired priests, a cost of £1.25 million. With the number of priests over the age of 65 steadily increasing, so too will the financial obligation to the Archdiocese.


Please be generous in the second collection next week. You can:


1. Pick up an envelope in church this Sunday or write your own envelope and return it next Sunday.

2. Telephone Mon –Friday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. 020 7960 2504

3. Donate online: rcaos.org.uk/donate/CSF or if this doesn’t work, go to the website of the archdiocese of Southwark


FORMING A FOUNDATION OF THE UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS:

We thank the Diocesan Committee of the UCM for coming to the parish on Saturday 19th February. The first meeting was held in the house, starting with coffee and tea. Parishioners were appointed President, secretary, treasurer and welfare officer. The next meeting will be on Saturday 19th March at 5.00 p.m. in the house.


Please come along if you are interested in finding out more and would enjoy the friendship, companionship and support of other women in your parish in a long established and excellent Catholic society.

A Day with Mary


Saturday 26thFebruary 2022 at St. Anselm, West Hill, Dartford 10.30 a.m. -4.30 p.m.

Saturday 19th March 2022 at Our Lady and St. Peter, Victoria Drive, Wimbledon Common, London SW19

First Holy Communion 2022


Next class: SATURDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2022, 10.30 A.M.

Please read the newsletter every week and listen out for notices at the end of Sunday mass. Don’t forget to bring your mass attendance cards to Sunday mass!


CONFIRMATION 2022


MEETING FOR PARENTS AND CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES

on

WEDNESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2022 7.00 P.M. IN THE CHURCH HALL (or church if hall not available)


FIRST SESSION

on

SUNDAY 27TH FEBRUARY at 4.00 P.M. in THE HOUSE.


CHILDREN’S LITURGY

No 9.00 a.m. this Sunday for Half Term.

VACANCIES

,

At Our Lady of Grace RC Primary School, Charlton

1. For Easter 2022 or sooner: School Business Manager.

2. For April 2022 or sooner: Administration and Organisation Officer

3. For September 2022 or sooner: Class Teacher.

Visit: www.ourladyofgracecatholicprimaryschool.co.uk

And: https:// www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/class-teacher-greenwich-1564036

Deaths


For all our brothers and sisters who ate the Body of Christ, the bread of Life, that they may be raised up on the Last Day. (Drawn from the intercession of the Funeral Mass)

Please pray for the soul of:


Mrs. Patricia Cassidy who died on Sunday 16th January. Her funeral was on Monday 7th January followed by committal at Hillview.


Paul Joseph Desmond McGilligan who died in Australia on 17th December 2021. There will be a Sung Requiem followed by the Burial of Ashes at Hillview on Monday 7th March at 10.00 a.m.


May the divine assistance remain with her always, and may her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.


MASSES AND INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK: SEVENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME


Saturday 19th February SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (C)

6.00 p.m. Confessions

+ 6.30 p.m. Audrey Fernandes R.I.P.

Sunday 20th February

8.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary.

+ 9.00 a.m. SUNG The people of the parish.

+ 11.00 a.m. SOLEMN LATIN MASS (with English Readings/ missa orbis factor) John O’Sullivan R.I.P.


7.30 p.m. Parish Social Evening in Church Hall.


Monday 21st February S Robert Southwell, priest & martyr.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Lule Olaj W.B. Tuesday 22nd February The Chair of S Peter the Apostle, feast.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Maria Perera R.I.P. (birthday anniversary)


Wednesday 23rd February S Polycarp, bishop & martyr.

The Daily Rosary at home.

NO MORNING MASS

7.00 p.m. Meeting for Parents and Confirmation candidates in The Hall (or church)


Thursday 24th February feria.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Bob Penny W.B.

1.00 p.m. Thursday Lunch Club Afternoon.

Friday 25th February S. Ethelbert, king.

9.30 a.m. The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m. Vincent D’Souza W.B.

6.00 p.m. Choir practice.


Saturday 26th February Our Lady’s Saturday.

9.30 a.m. Confessions/ The Daily Rosary

+ 10.00 a.m.[Latin] Jeanette Oldfield R.I.P.

10.30 a.m. First Holy Communion Class in Church Hall

[ + 6.30 p.m. SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (C) Severine Carrasco R.I.P.


Next week The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 2nd March.

Ash Wednesday + 10.00 a.m. at the school. + 7.00 p.m. at the church. Ashes will also be distributed at mass on Thursday, Friday and Saturday again this year for those who are avoiding large gatherings.


FEBRUARY PRAYER IN HONOUR OF THE HOLY FAMILY.

Acceptance of Death:


O Lord, my God, from this moment on I accept with a good will, as something coming from your hand, whatever kind of death you want to send me, with all its anguish, pain and sorrow.


Through our faith, we not only accept death when it comes but we can also pray for a happy death. Every time we say the Hail Mary we ask our Blessed Lady to be with us when this time comes. Another invocation to be said any time, any place, alone or with others and most especially with the dying is the ‘Jesus, Mary and Joseph’.


V. Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

R. I give you my heart and my soul.

V. Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

R. Assist me in my last agony.

V. Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

R. May I sleep and take my rest in peace with you.


Blessings and God’s peace to you all,

Fr Jonathon


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