13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 02.07.2023
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 2nd July
8.30 amPeople of the Parish
10 amHannah Lally, anniversary
12 pmA private intention
Mon 3rd July St Thomas, Apostle
10 am Anna Rohalova, get well intentions
Tues 4th July Feria
10am Peter Sartori, RIP
Weds 5th June NO MASS
Thurs 6th July Feria
10 amZsofia Benczur-Papp, RIP
Fri 7th July Feria
10 am Benjamin Suen, intentions
Sat 8th July14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5pm Patricia and Edward Caddle, RIP
Saturday 10 am – 11am; 4.30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition
Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O’Boy, Christina Cahill, Eric Nicholas Darwent, Therese Kemp, John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Noel, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Karina McKiernan and Izabela Lissowska – all unwell at this time. We also pray for: Madeleine Melling, Jenifer Danvers, Enrico Soracchi, Raymond Tissot, Sr Theresa, Antonio Ostacchini, Lilian Murphy, Martin Wyrazik, Rita Graham, Judith Agholor, Anne Kennedy, Alan Ferrett, Zsofia Benczur –Papp and Christine Quinn, whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.
The offertory collection for the week ending 25th June was £ 672.98. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s. Please contact the parish office for a Standing Order form.
Fr Peter writes: “Hopefully repairs to the Wall will begin this summer. I have accepted a quote and secured a team of builders. St Mary’s is now in a queue, waiting for the builders to finish two other projects. Wall repairs will involve the corner part of the embankment being dug out enabling the builders to “pin” the wall together. When they remove the earth I would like the builders to bury any broken Catholic religious statues or crucifixes that parishioners are hesitant about discarding. My intention is that the prayers rooted in these religious artifacts will hopefully protect the wall in the future. If you have any broken statues or crucfixes, please hand them in after a weekend Mass. However, they must not be made of plastic. Nor can the statues or crucifixes be “life size”….. for obvious reasons.”
St Mary’s Men’s Group:
The “Men’s Group” have met for the first time. They had breakfast (cooked by Deacon Dom) and a good chat. Their next meeting is planned for Saturday at 9am, finishing at 11am. Breakfast will be served. Men of the parish are invited to attend – please let Fr Peter know if you would like to join.
The Rite of Christian Intiation of Adults:
Fr Peter writes “If you are an adult and feel called to become a Catholic, or you are a Catholic adult and have never been confirmed, then you are invited to a special meeting to discover “the Rite of Christian Intiation of Adults” (a formation programme required for those seeking to become a Catholic or to be confirmed). Our meeting will be on Tuesday 25th July in the small hall starting at 7pm and finishing by 8:30pm.
M, 33 yrs , a refugee from Iran, is currently living with a St Mary’s parishioner and is looking for longer term accommodation in the local area. He has the right to remain and work in UK. M wants to improves his English to help him find work. He can pay a reasonable rent. References available. He can be contacted in the first instance via 07903 855407 or 07763277039.
Time & Talent Survey:
Fr Peter writes: “Thank you to everyone who filled out a “Time & Talent” survey. As well as Eucharistic Ministers and Readers, a number of you have offered to help with other tasks. St Mary’s has an obvious breadth of talent and skills! However I suspect some of you have still not returned your surveys, or have not decided how you can help within the parish. Just a reminder, the survey provides me with two important pieces of information: an up to date register of contact details for those who already volunteer and an invitation for others to assist if they have not done so already. The survey also gives you a chance to suggest ideas for the future of the parish.
So, I am going to extend the survey for a few more weeks while I collate infrmation from those completed formsalready received.
Deacon Dom will be away on leave until the end of July. Let us keep him in our prayers as he continues his jouney to priesthood.
There will be a meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers on Tuesday 18th July at 7:30pm in the small hall. Fr Peter will talk about re-commisioning and the resumption of the chalice at Mass. Refreshments will also be availble.
Lectio Divina Returns!
The St Mary’s “Lectio Divina” zoom returns on Monday from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Fr Peter will host for July and then Lectio will return in September. If you want to be part of the group, or to give it a try please join using the following log in details: Meeting ID 552 379 0219 Passcode: 6YFAkc
Come and see “Risen” the 2016 film which explores the dramatized search for the body of Christ after his crucifixion. “Risen” is suitable for those aged 12 and above. The film will be shown at 7:30pm on Thursday 27thJuly (using the big screen) in the small hall. Ice Cream lollies will be distributed!
St Peter’s Italian Church – Annual Procession for Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sunday 16th July 2023 – 3.30 pm
On Sunday 16th July 2023 starting at 3.30 pm, the Italian Church will be continuing a tradition started in 1883 of holding an annual Procession in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Parishes are being invited to join the Procession as a parish group in a public act of our Catholic faith. There will be a walking group of children who have recently made their First Holy Communion dressed in their communion outfits. Should any of our parents whose children have just made their First Holy Communion wish their children to participate, please ensure that you and your children meet inside the Italian Church no later than 3 pm on Sunday 16th July.
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School Prayer Group
The staff and parents prayer group returns to Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School every Tuesday at 8:15am in the prayer room. All welcome.
Booking a Mass Intention:
If you would like to arrange for a weekend or weekday Mass to be said for someone who has died or is unwell or for a private intention, please see Yvonne in the parish office, located in the presbytery.