20th June 2021
Thought for the Week:
“Mercy is not a cool, casual idea of forgiveness. It is not a condescending looking down on others and agreeing to put up with them. Compassion is to suffer with, to take the person as he or she is into the embrace of our love and our spirit. It is to enter into their imperfections and sufferings. If we do not have this kind of love for one another, we cannot have compassion for Jesus in his sufferings.” Mother Mary Francis
FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS
This Friday from 6-8pm we will have an Evening with Our Lady Queen of Peace to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the apparitions at Medjugorje. Mass will be at 6pm and there will be a talk, Rosary, Litany, Devotions and Benediction. All are welcome.
Our Church remains open for prayer from 8am till 6.30pm every day, and the Blessed Sacrament is exposed during most of that time. We celebrate Mass at 12 noon every weekday and Saturday, and our weekend Mass schedule is: Saturday 6pm, Sunday 11am and 6pm. Confessions can be heard before and after each Mass.
We are seeking to expand the outreach of our Fr. Michael Hollings Centre to the homeless and needy. If you would like to be involved in this exciting work, please speak to Fr. Keith or to Richard Pearson.
Please collect your new Planned Giving Envelopes from the back of Church. We can now offer you the possibility to make your offerings and office payments by contactless credit.
If you perform any voluntary service in the parish, you are required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS). If you do not have one, please contact Victoria or Caterina, our new Safeguarding officers, by email: details below.
We have received a request for accommodation for a prospective student at St. Charles Sixth-form college and her mother who are moving down from Newcastle this summer. If anyone is able to help, please speak to Fr. Keith
Pope Francis’ prayer for the Year of St. Joseph, from Dec. 8, 2020 to Dec. 8, 2021: Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us, too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Check out Fr. Keith’s new blog: https://holysmirk.co.uk/
Applications are now open at St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. Apply now at www.stcharles.ac.uk and achieve your greatest potential through a community defined by Catholic values and with the teaching of Christ at its centre. To find out more about the Catholic Ethos of the College, please email James (Chaplain) at email@example.com
Diocese of Westminster Network Quarterly Meeting for all who welcome Refugees and Migrants Tuesday 22nd June 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm An opportunity for people from parishes and schools who seek to welcome and empower migrants and refugees, to meet together, share best practice and ideas, receive training and agree main advocacy issues. The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) will present their new Report: Being Human in the Asylum System. This has been written, using the principles Catholic Social Teaching, in response the government’s recent (very short) consultation on their New Plan for Immigration, and in anticipation of new legislation being put through parliament Register on Eventbrite here Diocese of Westminster Quarterly Meeting of Refugee and Migrant projects Tickets, Tue 22 Jun 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite
Host a refugee with the help of JRS UK. The Jesuit Refugee Service UK operates a hosting scheme called ‘At Home’ which sees volunteers host destitute refugees. They are currently in need of more hosts as temporary accommodation provided during the pandemic comes to an end, leaving refugee friends of JRS facing a return to street homelessness. If you have a spare room and would like to find out more email Hannah at JRS: firstname.lastname@example.org
To mark World Refugee Day on Sunday 20th June at 6pm, JRS UK is hosting an online prayer service in partnership with JRS/USA. The event will be led by Fr Damian Howard SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain. We will be gathering to pray with and for refugees around the world, especially those we accompany at JRS. We will be praying a new form of the popular Examen prayer which we have developed to allow prayerful reflection on the refugee experience. Read more: www.jrsuk.net/examen/ Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdOmqrTItGdNAgVouM8sIWb2xYTNk0-N0
Join JRS UK on Wednesday 30th June at 6:30pm for our latest Accompaniment in Action event where we will take a closer look at the work of our Legal Project. We will hear from Michael Tarnoky, Senior Legal Officer, and Jess Javaherian, Senior Legal Caseworker, about how they support our refugee friends to make fresh claims for asylum. We are looking forward to sharing the important work our team do to accompany our friends through this legal advice. Read more: www.jrsuk.net/news/accompaniment-in-action-supporting-fresh-claims/ Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1V9-dLVtROWd2Vcp_8TrJA
Run the London Marathon for JRS UK Do you watch the London Marathon each year and feel inspired give it a go yourself? This is the perfect opportunity to tick an item off your bucket list and raise money for a good cause all in one go! JRS UK has places for the London Marathon 2021. We’ll be with you every step of the way as you train for the marathon and reaching your £2,000 fundraising target, with the money you raise going straight to accompanying destitute refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Visit www.jrsuk.net/london-marathon or e-mail email@example.com for more info.
It is hoped to go ahead with the annual diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November: please see the notice in the Church porch for details.
Elke Springett from the Caritas Volunteer Service, is offering a series of 30-minute calls with individuals interested in volunteering. Various times are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March. Find out more at www.caritasvs.org.uk/events or email Elke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marriage Care offers support from trained counsellors to couples and families who need help in coping with the pressures of lockdown. Find out more at https://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/marriage-and-family-life/news/marriage-care-at-75—we-are-here-for-you/.
OUR CONTACT DETAILS AND MASS TIMES
Website: www.humilitas.org Mgr. Keith Barltrop, Parish Priest: 07879 953953; email@example.com; https://holysmirk.co.uk/ Parish Office: Mariella Khoury 020 7229 0487; firstname.lastname@example.org Office open Mon.-Fri. 10am-2pm; Caretaker: Savio Fernandes: email@example.com; Fr. Michael Hollings Centre: Keong Lim 07798 940 840 firstname.lastname@example.org; Evangelisation: John Stayne: email@example.com; First Holy Communion and Baptism: Margaret Wickware: firstname.lastname@example.org; Safeguarding: Caterina Resca and Victoria Lewis: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Phone / text: 07920 116511 (call only between 11am and 4pm); Flowers: Flavia Vaz 07941 166668