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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 30.06.2024


Sun 30th June

8:30am  A Private Intention​​

11 am​​​ Hannah Lally, 9th anniversary

​​​​​Mon 1st July   The Dedication of The Cathedral Church

10 am          Patty Stretson, RIP


Tues 2nd July     ​Feria

10am           ​Sylvia Barnachea and family, intentions

Weds 3rd July​

10 am​ NO MASS

Thurs 4th July​Feria

10am​ Una Ryan, RIP


​Fri 5th July​​ Feria

​10 am​          John and Mary Cronin, RIP


Sat 6th July​ 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 pm            Departed Family Members of Araceli Dent


Saturday 10 am to 11 am and 4.30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition




Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Margaret Ryan, King Charles III, the Princess of Wales and all those suffering from cancer,  Michael O’Boy, Christina Cahill, Eric Nicholas Darwent,  Therese Kemp, Jose Luis Pérez,  Karina McKiernan, Jonathan Heller and Izabela Lissowska – all unwell at this time. We also pray for: Alice Bree, Noel O’Hora,  Kwok Chui Tsui, Yuen Kuen Tsui, Bill McCleary, Fr Michael Daly, Rodolfo Icban, Marjorie Reid, Luis Goncalves, Sean Duffy, Iride Villa, John O Shea, Raffaella Di Trolio, Mercedes Bahillo, Amber Wood, Eileen Sweeney, Arcangela Moretto, Gino Tomei, Lucia Josephine Rayappu, Rose McGrory, Patrick Jean Noel Louis-Auguste, Eddie Maher, Anne Gorman, Agnes Day, Jose Barreto and Peter Krausher whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.


Offertory Collections

The offertory collection for week ending 23rd June was £ 895.65. Contactless for week ending 23rd June was £131.75. Offertory donations for Standing Orders, Stripe Donations and Online Donations will be communicated one month in arrears.  Thank you for your generosity.


Jose Barreto, RIP

Jose Barreto was a long-standing parishioner who sadly passed away recently.  His Funeral Mass will be at St Mary’s on Monday 8th July at 11 am.  Let us keep Leocardia and their family in our prayers. May he rest in peace. Amen.


Time Changes for Services this weekend

Please note that there will be no Holy Hour (Confessions and Exposition) on Saturday 29th at 10am.  Confessions and Exposition will be as usual at 4.30pm before the 5 pm Vigil Mass.  


The Parish Council:

The next parish council is on Sunday 7th July at 4pm in the presbytery.


Altar Servers

So, would you like to be an Altar Server? Not only would you be helping Fr Peter but most importantly you would be serving the Risen Lord. What better service could you do? If you want to be an Altar Server and have made your First Holy Communion please get your parents to sign your name to the “sign up” sheet at the back of the church.  




There will be a meeting for all readers (new & old) in St Mary’s Church on Thursday 11th July at 7:30pm.


Eucharistic Ministers

There will be a meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers  (new & old) in St Mary’s Church on Thursday 18thJuly at 7:30pm.


Confirmation Group 2024 Get Together!

The Chocolate Confirmation Reunion will be at 7:30pm on Thursday 4th July in the small hall. Bring something made of chocolate to share.


Appeal for a Three Bedroom House to Rent

If anyone knows of a 3-bedroom house which is available to be rent, can you let Fr Peter know.


St Mary’s Youth Group

The second Youth Group meeting was a great success last Sunday! We enjoyed a fun game of UNO Flip, with Leandre and Sean emerging as top winners. Thank you to Kristy for a wonderful fundraising suggestion.

Next Meeting:

Date: Sunday, 7th July

Time: 11:00 AM

Venue: Church Hall

Don't forget to sign up! Forms are available at the back of the church.

Thank you

Lisa and Patrizia


Lourdes Overland Pilgrimage 13th – 22nd September 2024.

Trip will include a visit to the shrines of St Catherine Laoure in Paris, St Bernadette’s convent in Nevers and a special excusion to Lisieux and the Shrine of St Therese. Room Sharing is £1070 and Single Rooms £1420. For more details contact Pat Denning on 07976 963565 or visit


 What happens at the Ordination of a Priest?


The following is an explanation for children….


“At the end of his training, if a man is still committed to being a priest and is sure God is calling him to this life and if the bishop accepts him, he will be ordained – that is he receives the sacrament of Holy Orders or Ordination.  This sacrament is celebrated during Mass and it is the Archbishop or bishop who ordains. The man being ordained is called an ‘ordinand’. The ordinand’s family and friends gather for the celebration.


At the Ordination Mass, after the Gospel and homily, the ordinand is called forward to stand in front of the bishop who asks him if he has freely chosen to be ordained and will promise to be a good and faithful priest.   The ordinandlies flat on the ground in front of the altar while the Litany of the Saints is sung.


The bishop lays his hands on the head of the ordinand and prays the prayer of consecration (a prayer asking God to bless and make holy the ordinand, to help him be a faithful witness and co-worker with the bishop.)   The man is now ordained as a priest.   The newly ordained priest receives his stole, (the garment that goes round his neck) and the chasuble, which is the top coloured vestment worn for the celebration of Mass.


The bishop anoints the priest’s hands with the Oil of Chrism to make them holy.   He is given a paten with a host on it and a chalice with wine in it. The bishop says, ‘Accept from the holy people of God, the gifts to be offered to him’.   The bishop and all the other priests present give the new priest a sign of peace to welcome and congratulate him.   The newly ordained priest is now prepared to serve the family of God in the parish to which the bishop has appointed him.”


Deacon Dom will be ordained in Westminster Cathedral at 10:30am on Saturday. His First Mass will at st Mary’s on Sunday at 11am.

Let us keep him and his family in our prayers this weekend.    


Blessings, Fr Peter.



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