14 July 2019
Thought for the Week “God loves you and he is preparing your future according to his love; give yourself up to him without fear and without care. Every good vocation has to be tested. But if you are faithful, our Lord will sustain you by his grace, and you will experience all the more joy in that you have endured trials for our Lord. I am not at all astonished at the opposition and difficulties that you are meeting. God’s best graces must be purchased by suffering, and it is upon the cross that Jesus Christ founds his great works.” Blessed Columba Marmion
FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS
We welcome Fr. Charles from Burkina Faso who is staying with us till the end of July
An additional Mass will be celebrated at 7.30am each weekday Monday-Friday over the summer period.
This Sunday is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a Special Collection for the Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church., which provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk
On Sunday 28 July we go to our summer schedule of Masses. The Saturday and Sunday evening Masses remain unchanged, but instead of a 9.30am and 12.30 pm Mass, we have one Mass on Sunday mornings at 11am. We change back to our normal schedule on 15 Sept.
Thank you to everyone who filled in a Volunteers form recently. Because of Fr. Keith’s recent holiday, it has taken more time than we expected to read them, but this has now been done and we shall soon be in touch with those who offered their services in various ways.
On Saturday August 10 A Day with Mary will be held in our Church. All are welcome.
The annual Notting Hill Carnival Mass and Street party will be held this year on Saturday 24 August at 6pm. Fr. Hugh Logan will be the Celebrant and the theme will be ‘The Richness of the Caribbean.’ Please watch this space for details of how you can be involved in preparing a great celebration.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Harrow Road, is launching a knife bin this Sunday at 2pm. See the poster in the Church porch.
Please support the excellent work which The Passage does for homeless people in Central London, by attending The Passage annual Garden Party in the beautiful and historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday 19 July, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Tickets at £45 each, include wine, soft drinks, buffet supper and live music. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-passage-garden-party-2019-tickets-59008227196. Or from The Passage, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL. Tel: 020 75921856. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org It will not be possible to purchase tickets at the Abbey. All proceeds in aid of The Passage.
On Saturday 20th July The Rt Rev Thomas McMahon Emeritus Bishop of Brentwood will be leading our Helpers of God’s Precious Infants peaceful, prayerful procession and vigil to reach out in love and compassion to mothers who are in crisis pregnancies and to those who have suffered the effects of abortion. Please come along and support our Bishop Emeritus in his courageous witness for life. The vigil will start at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 557-559 High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RB. We begin with 9.00am Mass, then begin our Rosary Procession at 9.45am following an Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to Marie Stopes abortion centre, 88 Russell Road, IG9 5QB, where we pray 15 decades of the Rosary and sing hymns, returning at approx.12.00 to the church, for refreshments at 12.30pm. Full details on poster in church porch or contact tel. 01727 763832 or e-mail email@example.com
Lourdes Summer Retreat for Young Adults: The Assumption Sisters and Fathers invite young adults in their 20-30s for an English-speaking spiritual retreat in Lourdes, France: Sat 3rd August – Fri 9th August with talks, prayer, silence, pilgrimage, desert day and spiritual accompaniment. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: £300 (£220 for students/low waged) – a limited number of subsidised places are available. (Excl. travel – your flight to Lourdes) Register online: http://bit.ly/retreatlourdes
The Divine Mercy Apostolate of Marian Fathers is organising a Divine Mercy Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Simon Stock; The Friars Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX. Bank Holiday Monday – 26th August 2019; 10 am – 5 pm led by Rt Rev Bishop Patrick Lynch SS CC -Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark Diocese and The Marian Fathers.
There is a retreat “Living in God’s presence” by Father Jacques Philippe September 7-8th in Holy Apostles Church, Pimlico. You can buy a ticket for £25 in the following link:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/living-in-gods-presence-a-spiritual-retreat-with-father-jacques-philippe-tickets-59229788893
Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498
Are you interested in social outreach? Caritas Westminster, the Diocesan social action agency, is looking for Caritas Representatives to help record local poverty and social exclusion projects across different areas of the Diocese. They would also work closely with the Caritas development workers to help respond to those in need in the local area. If you are interested, please contact Caritas Westminster at email@example.com to register your interest.
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. 9.30am-1.30pm;
Sacristan and Caretaker: Gleisson Pinheiro: 07748 091284; 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;
Organist: Alastair Carey email@example.com
Our Mass times are Sunday 9.30am, 12.30pm and 6pm, with a Vigil Mass on Saturdays at 6pm. During the week Mass is at 10am every day, with Morning Prayer at 9.40am. At present we also have a 7.30am Mass Mon-Fri. We say the Divine Mercy together every Friday before Benediction and Mass at approx. 9.40am.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
14 July Sea Sunday
19 July The Passage Annual Garden Party
20 July Helpers of God’s Precious Infants procession
20-26 July Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
3-9 August Youth retreat, Lourdes
26 August Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
7-8 Sept “Living in God’s presence” Retreat