26 September 2021
Thought for the Week:
“O Jesus our Saviour, my Lord and my all, with your sacrifice of the cross you redeemed us and defeated the power of Satan. I beg you to deliver me from every evil presence and every evil power. I ask you in your Name, I ask you for the sake of your wounds, I ask you for the sake of your blood, I ask you for the sake of your cross, I ask you through the intercession of Mary, Immaculate and sorrowful: may the blood and the water that flow from your side wash over me to purify me, deliver me, heal me. Amen.” Fr. Gabriele Amorth, former chief Exorcist of the diocese of Rome.
FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS
Our Church remains open for prayer from 8am till 6.30pm every day, and the Blessed Sacrament is exposed during most of that time. Our weekend Mass schedule is: Saturday 6pm, Sunday 11am and 6pm. On weekdays and Saturdays Mass is at 12 noon. Confessions can be heard before and after each Mass.
Tea and coffee are served in the Newman Room after the 11am Mass. If you would like to help with this, please speak to Richard Pearson.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be Wednesday 6 October. We will be discussing the Christmas Bazaar, Senior Citizens’ lunch and other items. If you have anything you would like us to discuss, please let Fr. Keith, Mariella, or one of the members of the Council know.
We will not be holding Divine Mercy devotions this month. Our next Divine Mercy devotions will be on Friday 5 Nov. 11am – 3.15pm
Please welcome Fr. Benedict from S. Korea who will be with us till early October to improve his English. Also Fr. Gregorio who is staying for a few days.
“I believe the world will be saved by beauty.” So says Prince Myshkin in Dostoevsky’s great novel, The Idiot. You are invited to explore this theme with Fr. Keith in six sessions exploring Art and Music inspired by the Catholic faith and asking how it can help us evangelise. Thursdays at 7pm in the Newman Room (14, 21, 28 Oct., 11, 18, 25 Nov.) Cheese and wine provided. All welcome.
On Thursday 7th October, we will be welcoming staff from the Jesuit Refugee Service UK to the Newman Room. They will be holding an evening for those who want to learn more about the At Home hosting scheme they run which sees volunteers host destitute refugees in need of accommodation in three-month placements. The event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the project, for anybody to ask any questions they may have about hosting, and to hear from an experienced host who has welcomed several guests through At Home. The event starts at 6:30pm, with arrivals from 6pm. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Nick: firstname.lastname@example.org
From our Catechetical Coordinator, Margaret Wickware: Families with a child in Year 3 or above are warmly invited to register for Sacramental Preparation (First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion) to begin next month. I look forward to getting to know your family and journeying with you. I am passionate about passing on the faith in the home and I am committed to making this a special year for your family. Registration forms are available on the parish website or at the back of the church.
Children who made their first holy communion this summer are now eligible to serve on the altar. Please speak to Fr. Keith. We will soon be beginning some training sessions for altar servers led by John Cassidy, and will be having an outing: please take a form asking where you would like to go on the outing.
Please collect your 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.
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 de-fend us from every evil. Amen.
Check out Fr. Keith’s new blog: https://holysmirk.co.uk /
The Annual General Meeting of Churches Together in Notting Hill will be held on Monday 4th October from 7.00 – 8.30pm at St Michael’s and All Angels, Ladbroke Grove W11. Guest Speaker Fr. Andrew Toma: “The Identity of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the spread of Christianity in Iraq.” All welcome.
We have been asked by ITV to find someone who may remember a baby being left at St. Mary of the Angels in August 1965. He was given the name David Sutherland. Does anyone remember this?
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: email@example.com
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, to be held on 3 Oct. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Sing a New Song to the Lord – A Course on the Psalms. The Psalms are the prayer book, hymn book and poetry book of the Bible and speak to a wide range of human experience. They are used every day in the Christian and Jewish liturgy. This course will have a closer look at some of the more well-known Psalms. 6 sessions – Friday morning from 11.00 to 12:30: October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 12th. At the Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter, 34, Chepstow Villas, W11 2QZ. Please let us know if you plan to come. email@example.com. No Charge, Everyone welcome.
Pilgrimage of Reparation & Prayer for the Sanctity of Life. On Saturday 23rd October, there will be a pilgrimage for the sanctity of life to Walsingham with the theme, ‘the courage to proclaim the Gospel of Life on post-pandemic Britain’. The main programme commences with midday Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation, celebrated by Bishop Mark Davies. Details of the remainder of the programme can be found at http://www.prolifepilgrimage.org. For those who are unable to attend, the Shrine livestream will carry the main events of the day
Online and Remote Volunteers needed, Marriage Care is a Catholic organisation specialising in relationship support – providing counselling and marriage preparation throughout England and Wales. We are looking for volunteers who can spare just a few hours a week working from the comfort of their own home to help us support marriage and relationships. Zoom Support: Are you an expert on Zoom and would you like to use your tech-skills to help us run marriage preparation courses, training or CPD events online? Remote Secretary: Provide a vital service to counsellors and clients, taking last-minute cancellations calls and communicating changes as necessary. For more information please visit: www.marriagecare.org.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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; First Holy Communion and Baptism: Margaret Wickware: email@example.com; Safeguarding: Caterina Resca and Victoria Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Phone / text: 07920 116511 (call only between 11am and 4pm); Flowers: Flavia Vaz 07941 166668