10 November 2019
Thought for the Week “When we get to heaven, we shall realise that everything that happened on earth was part of God’s almighty design. We shall be risen, soul and body, pulsing every moment with the energies of an everlasting life.” Mgr. Ronald Knox
Prayer for Evangelisation: Eternal Father, we ask you, through your Son Jesus Christ, and the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Star of the New Evangelization, to pour forth your Holy Spirit upon our parish. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, renew and transform us, and make fruitful the work of evangelisation, especially in our Parish Mission, and in our groups for those thinking of becoming Catholics, those preparing for first holy communion and their parents, and those having their children baptised. Root us deeply in the heart of your Son so that we may radiate him more fully, sharing with others the Good News of salvation in Christ, and drawing them back to your fold. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS
As you know, during the month of November the Church prays especially for the faithful departed. In this month we offer a certain number of Masses for all the faithful departed whose names you give us. Write the names of those you want prayed for on one of the sheets of paper at the back of Church, place it in the envelope with your donation, and hand in to the Sacristy or Parish Office.
Next Friday Nov. 15 we are going to have another Volunteers’ Evening, when we hope all who volunteer in the parish in any form will come and enjoy some food and wine together – please bring something to share. Following a suggestion at the recent Parish Council meeting, we are inviting all parishioners to join us on this occasion to discuss any items of common interest, a kind of Annual General Meeting of the Parish, with opportunities to ask questions as well as to hear what is going on in the parish and make suggestions.
Our Christmas Bazaar this year will be held on Saturday November 30 from 11am to 3pm. Please mark the date in your diary and do your best to come for some of this important event in our parish social calendar. Father Christmas will again be making an appearance and there will be a huge variety of tempting stalls. If you would like to help on the day, please contact Anna Hadeed: 07909 613065; email@example.com We are as always looking for donations for the Bazaar which can be brought to the sacristy or parish office, but no used clothes this year unless they are of exceptional quality.
We invite our Senior Parishioners to a traditional Christmas lunch on Sunday 22nd December at 2pm in the Newman Room. Please come out and get into the Christmas spirit. To book please sign up at the back of Church or contact the Parish Office 020 7229 0487.
Path to Financial Success. Free Financial Education workshop coming to St Mary’s of the Angel’s parish on Sunday 17 Nov. after 9.30am Mass, helping Individuals, Families and Communities to become debt free and financially independent. Covering topics including How to increase your income; Eliminating debts and paying off your mortgage sooner; Getting on the property ladder; How to save and invest; Planning for retirement and securing your financial future.
This weekend is the annual collection for sick and retired priests in the Diocese of Westminster. By giving to the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund, you can ensure our priests are cared for. You can also Gift Aid your donation using the envelopes at the back of Church, or choose to make an ongoing contribution to this fund. Please continue to pray for all our clergy: active, retired or ill. Thank you.
We serve tea and coffee after the 9.30am Mass: all are welcome to join us in the Back Room of the parish house, next to the Church.
Missio Red Box Holder. New Missio Red Box for year 2020 is ready to be collected from the Sacristy. Receipt of your donation, a calendar and a magazine will be attached. Thank you very much for your devotion and generosity.”
Music Ministry Scholarship 2019-2020. Are you a young musician in a parish music group? Would you like to improve your skills with the help of a professional for free and meet young musicians from other parishes? For more information on how to apply, please visit https://dowym.com/voices/apply-now-for-the-music-ministry-scholarship-2019-20/ or email Westminster Youth Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Where: Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. When: Thursday 14th Nov’19, 7-8.30pm. Suggested donation £5. Please register at email@example.com
The next meeting of the Westminster Cathedral interfaith group will be on Wednesday Nov 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Hinsley room. Raya Tibawi will talk about her sponsored trek in support of Medical aid for Palestine. All are welcome.
Living as if we believed in God. SCRIPTURE FROM SCRATCH with Sister Anne Walsh OP. When: Thursday 21st November, 7.30 – 9.00 pm (Refreshments from 7.00 pm). Where: Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Bushey, Herts, WD23 4EE. Suggested donation £5 per session. To register please e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 07746 707 247
The God who speaks. JOURNEYING WITH THE BIBLE. Matthew: a Guide for 2020. WHEN: December 3, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Where: Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. Overview of the gospel of Matthew with the study of some paradigmatic passages. LECTURERS: FR JAVIER RUIZ-ORTIZ, PH.D. AND SR MONICA CARDONA PH.D. Suggested donation £5 per talk. Please register at email@example.com
As part of the launch of the Year of the Word a special Vespers will be celebrated at Westminster Cathedral on Sunday 1st December at 3.30pm with Bishop Paul McAleenan. All are welcome
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 9:30 & 12:30, 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. We say the Divine Mercy together every Friday before Benediction and Mass at approx. 9.40am.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
15 Nov Volunteers Evening
17 Nov Path to Financial Success Workshop
19 Nov Formation for Extraordinary Ministers
20 Nov Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Meeting
21 Nov Living as if we believed in God
30 Nov Christmas Bazaar
1 Dec Special Vespers at Westminster Cathedral
3 Dec The God who speaks