Saturday 19th June– Saturday 26th June 2021

JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

THE TWELFTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME


Dear parishioners,


FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS


We pray this weekend for our children who are making their first holy communion at all the masses. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, we have not been able to have the usual Saturday morning classes so we give thanks to God for the mums and dads who have been the primary catechists of their children in the last year. This takes them back to the marriage vows and the commitment made at the baptism of their children when babies, to pass on the Faith to their children and to make the Sacred Heart Jesus the centre of the family home.


I also thank Dorota and Suzie for giving extra support to the parents through the use of social media. Most of all we can thank the Head of our primary school, Mrs Doran-Hanon for the support she has given by helping St Thomas More children through their course book by the use of Google classrooms. The help of the School in preparing our children for First Holy Communion gave us a way ahead in the first months of this year when any social gatherings were impossible, the church closed again for a month and many families even when we reopened were still cautious about joining any social gathering, even at church. Our parish is coming back to life and it is good indeed to see our families back at church. I hope all our children will have a very joyful celebration of their First Holy Communion and with their families afterwards. God bless them.


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 souls of:

  • Maria Pereira who died on Tuesday 27th April. Her funeral was on Thursday 20th May.

  • Joseph Peter Bowman who died on Saturday 8th May 2021. His funeral was on Wednesday 26th May.

  • Des Leahy who died on Thursday 20th May, aged 92. His funeral was on Friday 11th June.


MESSAGE FROM KATHLEEN LEAHY: Kathleen, Tessa, Imelda and family would like to thank everyone who came to Des' Requiem Mass. Your sympathy cards and Mass cards are much appreciated. A special thank you to Fr. Jonathan for his great help and to Tom Breen for arranging the Knights' Farewell Mass for Des who was a faithful Knight for over 60 years.

  • Tom Brady, son of Nora Brady and brother of Cath and Teresa, who died on Thursday 20th May aged 60. His funeral was on Friday 11th June.

  • Placida D’Souza who died on Saturday 8th May aged 89. Her funeral was on Wednesday 9th Juneb.

  • Albert D’Silva who died on Monday 31st May aged 77. His funeral is on Monday 28th June at 11.00 a.m. followed by committal at Hillview Cemetery.

  • Mark John Norris Paxton who died on Thursday 27th May aged 60. The Funeral Mass was on Thursday 17th June.

(Numbers permitted at Funeral Requiems are still limited due to current regulations. This is estimated on the size of the church building. The same rules applying to all public services in our church apply also for funeral requiems)

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


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


Please come to mass once a week only, on any day of your choosing, to help with numbers and social distancing.

Mass intentions booked for masses cancelled or replaced with a funeral will be moved to another day.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS ARE TAKING PLACE AT ALL MASSES THIS WEEKEND

(Saturday 19th at 10.00 a.m. and 6.30 p.m./ Sunday 20th at 9.00 and 10.30 a.m.) Our maximum number in church is still 80. You might like to consider coming on a weekday next week instead of your Sunday mass, or visiting a neighbouring parish to avoid not getting into St Thomas More.


Saturday 19th June THE TWELFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (B) Day of Prayer for Human Life. Second Collection.

Week 12 of Ordinary Time. Psalter week 4. Ferial cycle 1 at mass.

+ 6.30 p.m. Sharon D’Souza T.G.

Sunday 20th June

+ 9.00 a.m. Mary Connor R.I.P.

+ 10.30 a.m. Philomena Shea R.I.P.

Monday 21st June St. Aloysius Gonzaga, religious, memorial.

+ 10.00 a.m. Mildred Faulkner R.I.P.

Tuesday 22nd June ST. JOHN FISHER & ST. THOMAS MORE, MARTYRS, FEAST & PATRONAL SOLEMNITY.

+ 10.00 a.m. Frank Norton R.I.P. (who died recently, former good neighbour & friend of Pat & Geoff)

Wednesday 23rd June St. Etheldreda, abbess.

NO PUBLIC MASS TODAY

Thursday 24th June THE NATIVITIY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, SOLEMNITY.

+ 10.00 a.m. Sebastiao Ferrao R.I.P.

Friday 25th June feria

+ 10.00 Muriel D’ Souza W.B.

Saturday 26th June Our Lady’s Saturday.

+ 10.00 a.m. Mary & Eddie Etheridge W.B.

[ + 6.30 p.m. TWELFTH SUNDAY Paraic Mulkerrin R.I.P.)


JUNE PRAYER


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

In unity,

Fr Jonathon

Telephone: 0208 303 2189 Email: jonathonrouth@rcaos.org.uk

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