SUNDAY 31st October 2021
Readings: Apocalypse 7:2-4, 9-14 Psalm 23, 1 John 3:1-3, Matthew 5:1-12.
SERVICES FOR WEEK 30th October – 7th November 2021
Sat 30th Oct 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Christa Frake RIP (Frake)
Sun 31st Oct ALL SAINTS
08.30 For the Parish
10.30 Tony Moffat RIP (Stanton)
Mon 1st Nov 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Dorothy Speed (Frake)
Tues 2nd Nov 09.15 All Souls Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Deceased Relatives/Friends (Li/Sparkes family)
Weds 3rd Nov 11.00 Funeral for Dennis O’Sullivan
Fri 5th Nov 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Rita Maynard RIP (Sullivan)
Sat 6th Nov 11.00 Confessions
18.00 Thanksgiving Ss Anthony & Joseph (Fogarty)
Sun 7th Nov 32nd SUNDAY (B)
08.30 Gino Mansi RIP (Jones)
10.30 Maureen Watkins (Choir)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
All masses are now streamed live and can be viewed via this link.
Recordings will also be available there for a week or so. The weekly sermon is also on the website in printed form.
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Special Collection: Missio £284.52
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In church please:
• Continue to cleanse your hands on entry.
• Continue to wear masks on Sundays unless you are in space or are exempt.
• At weekday masses you only need to wear masks if you are close to someone else.
• Socially distance 1metre. In other words, keep a space between yourself and anyone else.
• Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Noon Wednesday and please email if possible.
Please Note The Meeting Place Will Be Closed On Wednesday, 3rd November And Will Reopen On 10 November.
At last, the COP26 Climate Talks get underway in Glasgow this week.
This Conference is about subject matter that is absolutely vital to the future – ultimately to the future of the entire planet, but most imminently to the most vulnerable people on earth, the poor and the powerless. I can’t think of any moral issue that should engage us more than this, and I urge you to keep it in your prayers and to use any opportunity you are offered to help make things better, or at least to slow down the decline of our planet. We owe it to the next generation.
Loving God, We praise your name with all you have created.
You are present in the whole universe, and in the smallest of creatures.
We acknowledge the responsibilities you have placed upon us as stewards of your creation.
May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 as they seek to embrace the changes needed to foster a more sustainable society.
Instil in them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions for the poorest and most vulnerable, and commit their nations to the care of Our Common Home.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ your Son. Amen
CAFOD has more ideas about what we can do. Visit their website: cafod.org.uk/campaign/COP26
Larissa and Rob O’Halloran, our parish delegates in the World Synod process, compiled a brief questionnaire which they ask you to complete and return to the church by next weekend. If you took and completed the form last week, we ask you to place it in the box in the porch. Please accept our thanks. If you would like to take a form away with you today then you are most welcome to do so.
WELCOME TO CHARLOTTE RIVETT
At the 10.30 mass this weekend, Charlotte will be received into full Communion with the Church. She will be baptised and confirmed and will then receive Holy Communion for the first time. Congratulations to her!
PARISH SOCIAL EVENING – SATURDAY, 13 NOVEMBER AT 7PM
This is an informal get together with a special welcome to those who are new to the parish. Please bring your own nibbles. Children of all ages are welcome and you can leave at any time. The bar will be open and there will be a raffle with all proceeds in aid of the parish and prize donations are welcome. Tickets are available after Mass. The event will be run along Covid guidelines.
JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION AUTUMN ASSEMBLY 2021
The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Autumn Assembly entitled ‘COP26’ What next? Is a continued response to the huge environmental issues of our time. At Corpus Christy Catholic Church, Brixton Hill, SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER from 10 a.m. onwards. Entrance is free. All welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.