Newsletter Sunday February 9th, 2020


Christ’s Church: A Light In The Darkness

Readings: Isaiah 58:7-10;  Corinthians 2:1-5;  Matthew 5:13-16


Sat 8 Feb      6.00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen)

Sun 9 Feb     8.30am Teresa & Nicola Fan RIP (Adelina, Fred and families)
                      10.30am William Dawson-Assam (Ben & Barbara Assam)

Mon 10 Feb    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00am Foundation Mass for Virginia Bolton

Tues 11 Feb     7.00pm Eucharistic Service
Our Lady of Lourdes Followed by Exposition and Our Lady & St Pio Prayer Group

Wed 12 Feb   9.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10.00am Bill & Lawrence Keefe RIP (Iris)

Thurs 13 Feb   9.00am Eucharistic Service

Fri 14 Feb     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
St Cyril        10.00am Rose Swink RIP (Tim Bowman)

Sat 15 Feb   9.00am Dr Kieran Barry RIP (Barbara Malony)
                      6.00pm Jack Burton-Bowen (Oonah Wood)

Sun 16 Feb   8.30am Christmas Mass: Vincent & Mary Jeyaseelan (M Fitzpatrick)
                      10.30am Intentions of Maureen Watkins (Joan Aspeek)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9.30am (after Mass) and Sat 5.30pm (before Mass)

Prayers for the Sick: Tony Laws, David Latimer, Colin Anderson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Bridie Cripps, Ray Blackman and for all those with ongoing poor health.

1st Collection 850.38.
This week’s 2nd collection is for Racial Justice.

GIVING SOMETHING UP FOR LENT? Doing something extra? Why not be sponsored for it and raise funds for our local hospice and our church? Sponsorship forms will be available in the church port next weekend. Contact Carol Anderson on 07913 698 912 for information

SOUTHWARK DIRECTORY 2020: Now available at the Repository at £3 per copy.

RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY 2020: This weekend is Racial Justice Sunday. The theme is “You are at the heart of the Church”. We celebrate the contribution travelling communities make to the Church. It is an opportunity for all Catholics to pray for, reflect and respond to racial justice matters within the Church and wider society.

YEAR OF THE WORD: This year the Catholic Church in England and Wales has launched the Year of the Word initiative. The church invites all its members to deepen their relationship with God through discovering and renewing a genuine love for the Word of God, in order to live God’s word in our everyday life.
We welcome parishioners of all ages, from 18+ to join our new Parish Word of Life Group. We will meet monthly to read the words of the Gospel and share experiences on how we have been inspired to put ‘Faith into action’ and live out Jesus’s commandment to love one another, in a spirit of family and unity.
If you wish to join a group, please indicate our preferred day by contacting Elisa Puzzolo on 07565 613 867, email: by Monday 17th February.
Options for the monthly meetings held at the Parish include:
      (i) Sunday after the 10.30am Mass.
      (ii) Sunday afternoon
      (iii) Weekday evenings such as Monday or Wednesday at 7pm.
Alternative dates and time can also be arranged. Childcare options will be explored if parents with young children wish to join the ‘Word of Life’ Group.
The first meeting will take place in March. We look forward to starting this journey together!