9 August 2020
Thought for the Week: ‘Is it not true that as soon as you cease to be afraid of the Cross, what people call the cross, when you set your will to accept the will of God, then you find happiness, and all your worries, all your sufferings, physical or moral, pass away? Truly the Cross of Jesus is gentle and lovable; there sorrows cease to count; there is only the joy of knowing that we are co-redeemers with him.’ St. Josemaria Escrivá
FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS
Our Mass schedule is currently: Sunday 11am and 6pm, with a Saturday 6pm Mass counting for the Sunday. On all other days, Mass is at 12 noon, including Saturdays. Currently there is also a Mass Mon-Fri at 1.30pm. We continue to record the Mass (except evening ones) and it can be viewed on https://saintmaryoftheangelsmass.home.blog Please follow the guidance of the stewards, sit only where you see a pink square of paper or a notice about benches for families, and use common sense when queuing for Holy Communion starting from the front of the Church.
The Church remains open for prayer from 7am till 7pm every day, and the Blessed Sacrament is exposed during most of that time. The Parish Office is currently open Monday-Friday 10am-12 noon. The best way to purchase candles and book Masses is from the Office.
Do you know someone who has left the practice of their faith but might be interested in returning? The Landings programme is carefully designed to help those exploring this possibility and we hope to put it on locally before too long. If you would be interested in helping us with that, please speak to Fr. Keith. If you know someone who might benefit from it, there is also an online course at the beginning of October – details from Fr. Keith.
Please pray for the repose of Mary Quinlan who died this week. Our parish has a great deal to be grateful to Mary for over many years of voluntary service in the office and elsewhere. Her funeral Mass will be held at 12 noon on Tues. 25 August, with reception of the body on Mon. 24th at 7.30pm.
Confessions are heard for half an hour before each Mass and after Mass. Please come to the front of the Church near the sacristy if you want Confession. Confessions can also be held in the Church by appointment at other times: please email or text Fr. Keith.
Many thanks to all who have volunteered in different ways during these weeks of lockdown, especially those helping us to keep the Church open, cleaners and those contacting the housebound or shopping for them. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Fr. Keith or the Parish Office.
A collection will not be taken up at Mass until further notice. If you wish to give to the support of the parish, please use the baskets which are at the back of Church during weekend Masses. You can also give online or by Virgin Money Giving: please see our website for details.
For information about baptisms, first holy communion, weddings and funerals, please contact Fr. Keith.
We have begun a parish prayer meeting and welcome your input on how to develop it. Every Thursday at 7pm – 8pm in the Newman Room, St. Mary of the Angels. All ages and musicians and young people particularly welcome! Fr. Paul Teece and Michael Moloney have agreed to lead the meeting. Come and see! Tea & light refreshments afterwards.
Please welcome Fr. Jose Antonio from Spain who is staying with us until the end of August to improve his English
Planned Giving Envelopes are now available for the new tax year as you leave Church. Please speak to Fr. Keith if you do not see your box. If you would like to order a set of envelopes for your weekly donation to the Church, set a new standing order, change the amount of your current standing order or gift aid your donations New Parish Gift Aid / Standing Order Forms are available at the back of the Church. Please also let us know if you no longer use the envelopes, and also if you Gift Aid your donation but are no longer paying income tax.
Looking for a fun activity for your child during the Summer Holidays? Enjoy learning music online by using homemade instruments and computer software in a 6 weeks program for kids 8 to 12. One or two hour long classes per week. Inexpensive harp lessons also offered. Please enquire at: email@example.com
Westminster Caritas writes: Please do not forget the hundreds of people rely on generous donations from our parishioners. This includes the need for hygiene items, toilet paper, sanitary products etc, as well as sealed packages of dry food, tins, and long-life milk etc. Foodbanks also welcome donations of money – please give what you can. Please also consider if you could spare some time to volunteer – perhaps by driving to collect food for a foodbank – or simply by looking out for your neighbours. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7931 6077 to add your name to a list of people who would be willing to help respond.
Marriage Care, established in 1946 in response to the pressure on family relationships following the end of the Second World War, now offers support from trained counsellors to couples and families who need help in coping with the pressures of ‘Lockdown’. Further information: https://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/marriageand-family-life/news/marriage-care-at-75—we-are-here-for-you/
Le Thomas More Leadership Institute organise chaque année un week-end sur les pas de saint Thomas More, à Londres. Le week-end de cette année aura lieu le premier week-end d’octobre et a pour but de faire découvrir St. Thomas More et les chemins de sainteté qu’il inspire dans le monde. Si vous êtes intéressé : https://londres.tmli.org/fr/ ainsi que pour plus de détails +33 699 051 080. Les interventions seront en français.
JRS UK require volunteer drivers based in London to help continue delivering emergency food and toiletry parcels to destitute refugees across the city. If you have a car, some spare time and a desire to offer support to people in need during this difficult time, visit: https://www.jrsuk.net/volunteer/
JRS UK are currently looking to hire a new Detention Outreach Manager to lead the outreach work done in Heathrow Immigration Centre. This busy and varied role combines face-to-face pastoral accompaniment of people in detention with management of a volunteer visitor network, liaison with chaplaincy services and IRC management, informal casework, referral to specialist agencies, and collaborative working with other NGOs on advocacy. For more information, visit: https://www.jrsuk.net/work-with-us/
JRS UK are reopening their ‘At Home’ hosting scheme to new hosts with a spare room in London who would like to offer hospitality to a refugee in need of somewhere to stay for a period of three months. They will be hosting an online open evening at 6:30pm on Tuesday 11th August on Zoom where Naomi the scheme’s coordinator will be explaining how ‘At Home’ works, current hosts will share some of their experiences and there will be an opportunity to ask any questions. To RSVP or for more information email: email@example.com
OUR CONTACT DETAILS AND MASS TIMES
Parish Priest: Mgr. Keith Barltrop, 07879 953953; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Parish Office: Mariella Khoury 020 7229 0487; email@example.com Office open Mon.-Fri. 10:00am-12:00pm;
Caretaker: Savio Fernandes; firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Michael Hollings Centre: Keong Lim 07798 940 840 email@example.com
Evangelisation: John Stayne: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Safeguarding: Jennifer Ellis 07814 790659;
Flowers: Flavia Vaz 07941 166668;
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
11 Aug At Home Evening Meeting by zoom
13 Aug Parish Prayer Meeting
Oct The Landings Programme
3rd -4th Oct Weekend St. Thomas More