SUNDAY 16th January 2022


Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5. Psalm 95, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11;  John 2:1-11.


SERVICES FOR WEEK  15th  – 23rd January 2022


Sat    15th Jan      17.30         Confessions

                             18.00         David Latimer RIP (Morris)


Sun    16th Jan    2nd SUNDAY                         

         08.30         Sean King RIP (Norton) 

                           10.30         Tess Truman RIP (Fitzpatrick)


Mon     17th Jan   09.15 St Anthony,Abbot     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                           10.00         Dominic Saldanha RIP (Coutinho)  


Tues    18th Jan   09.15 Octave Prayer,Unity. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00         Rita Maynard RIP (Sullivan)


Weds   19th Jan   09.15 St Wulstan    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00            Tess Truman RIP (Eileen & Girls)


Fri      21st Jan     09.15 St Agnes       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00         Peter Harold Sivyer RIP (Gardner)          


Sat     22nd Jan    17.30                  Confessions

                           18.00            Danny Lyons RIP (Lyons Family)


Sun    23rd Jan    2nd SUNDAY                         

         08.30         Maureen Fitzpatrick (Jeyaseelan) 

                           10.30         Anne & Dennis Newton (Frake)



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Many thanks for your collection last week                    £994.40 incl standing orders

2nd Collection for Crib                                                          £295.60



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In church please:

    Continue to wear facial coverings on Sundays unless you are exempt. 

    Socially distance 1metre. In other words, keep a space between yourself and anyone else.

    Continue to make your Offertory Contribution on entry.



Dear Parishioners,

Apologies were in the news a lot this week. “Sorry” does seem to be the hardest word, as Elton John once suggested. I think this is partly due to fact that we use it in so many different ways, just as we use the word “love” in so many different ways. Loving peanut butter is different from loving God, though we use the same word. More importantly saying for instance, ‘I sincerely hope that you feel loved by me’ is not the same as saying ‘I love you’. If I don’t feel loved properly then it might seem that this is my problem and nothing to do with whether you love me or not! We must love each other more, and say that we do, and much more so with God. He says it often enough to us. 


And the same with “Sorry”. Saying ‘I am sincerely sorry that you feel hurt by me’ really is not the same as saying ‘I am sorry for what I did to you’. The first expresses mere regret and as above may imply that my lack of feeling is my own fault, while the second owns what we call a sin. And we Catholics are supposed, by many, to know a thing or two about sin! So again, let us use our knowledge and lead by example in owning up to sin and what is our own fault. Let us tell each other when we do wrong and find sorrow in our hearts and let us tell God too when we sin. 

                                                                                                            Fr Doug


CHURCH CLEANING     A big THANK YOU to the small group of parishioners who give up their free time to help keep our church clean.  The 2022 rota is now available for collection from the cupboard.

More volunteers are needed to either join an existing group or make up a new one.  Each group cleans once every six weeks for about an hour.  An additional group of three or four people would mean cleaning once every eight weeks.  Please contact Carole Hughes on 07762 731303 if you are able to help.


CAFOD Afghanistan Appeal    CAFOD has joined with the Disasters Emergency Committee.  Your generous donations are needed to provide food and winter kits for the harsh winter.  If you can, call 08085 85 88 85 or visit       John Rayer, Parish CAFOD Co-ordinator


TESS TRUMAN’S FAMILY would like to thank everyone who came to Tess’s funeral on Friday 7th January and all those who played a part in the arrangements to make the day so special.  We also appreciate the many cards, mass intentions and donations to The Passage which have been received.  The day was a real celebration!