14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 03.07.2022
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 3rd July
8.30 am - Patrick Van Der Voorst, intentions
10 am - Peter Sartori, RIP
12 noon - Ben Vaz, RIP
Mon 4th July Feria
10 am - Funeral of Monica O’Donnell, RIP
Tues 5th July Feria
10 am - John Fernandes, RIP
Weds 6th July
Thurs 7th July Feria
10 am - Funeral of Ronald Kinsella, RIP
Fri 8th July Feria
10 am - Gino Tomei, RIP
Sat 9th July -15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5 pm - Anna and Eugene Ryan, Get Well intns
10am – 11am; 4:30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition.
Let us keep in our prayers: Eric Nicholas Darwent, Therese Kemp, Frank Kilbride, John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Gale Yates, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Karina McKiernan, Izabela Lissowska and Florida Regina Karawgodage – all unwell at this time.
We also pray for: Gino Tomei, James Meally, Hugh Daniel Doherty, Peter Sartori, Noel Ryan, Donato Merola, Aurora Lobo–Buckland, Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Christine Pavlou, Tom Lohan, Siobhan Lynch, Dennis Lennane, Susan Wren, Geraldine Day, Catherine Kelly,Josephine Okuyiga, Erlinda McAviney, Betty Murray, William Comey, Jane Ikwueke, Monica O’Donnell, Ronald Kinsella and Eamonn Clifford whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.
The offertory collection for week ending 12th June was £891.69, The offertory collection for week ending 19thJune was £751.88.. Many thanks. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s. The Day for Life collection raised £252.09. Many Thanks.
Apostleship of the Sea – Stella Maris
Next weekend, there will be a second retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea.
Eucharistic Minsters & Readers:
Fr Peter writes: “First of all, thank you for your kind and diligent service to St Mary’s and your support of me. To help renew our formation I have organised an afternoon of reflection and a chance to ask questions from 2pm – 5pm on Sunday 4th September at The Passage in Victoria. We can enjoy an informal tea together. As part of our reflection, we will be able to visit the Cathedral and view the relics of St Bernadette. A “sign up sheet” will appear in the church in the next few weeks.
The Relics of St Bernadette:
Fr Peter writes: “I would like to organise a parish trip to Westminster Cathedral to visit the relics of St Bernadette on Saturday 3rd September. As you know St Bernadette was the young Pyrenean French shepherdess who had visions of Our Lady in 1854. Her relics are on a worldwide tour and will be at the Cathedral for one weekend. We will have to use the Tube to reach Victoria, but we may also choose to visit another London landmark while we are there. Please put the date in your diary.”
The Church Porch:
Fr Peter writes: “Every Tuesday and Thursday, the church porch will be open for prayer from 10:30am to 3pm. For safety reasons, no votive candles will be available.”
Sing a New Song!
Helen (our wonderful organist) has written three songs in honour of Blessed Carlo Acutis. They need singing (and recording on video). A first practice will be on Tuesday 26th July at 2pm in the church – followed by cake! All ages welcome.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St Peter’s Italian Church
Annual Procession – Sunday 17th July 2022
The Annual Procession in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will once again take place on Sunday 17th July 2022 starting at 3.30 pm. There will also be a Sagra (a typical Italian Street Fete) with stalls selling food before and after the procession. There will also be a walking group of children who have recently made their First Holy Communion dressed in their communion outfits. Should any of our First Holy Communicants wish to participate, please meet inside St Peter’s Italian Church no later than 3 pm on the Sunday. You can contact St Peter’s Italian Church on 0207 837 1528.
“Let Us Dream – the Sequel”
Fr Peter writes: “Last year we enjoyed three different presentations inspired by Pope Francis and his book “Let Us Dream”. This year there will be another three talks seeking to help us think and pray about the church of the future. On Tuesday 19th July, Deacon Patrick Van Der Voorst will lead us on a reflection about Art & Faith. On Wednesday 20th July, Dr Bridie Stringer will talk to us about Women in the Church. The third talk on Thursday 21st is still being confirmed. All talks will begin with Mass at 7pm. Everyone is very welcome.
The St Mary’s “House Blessing Postcard”: Putting a Blessing into Someone’s Home
Fr Peter writes: “We are all ambassadors and apostles for Christ, and I would be very grateful if you could take a few “house blessing postcards” from church and drop one through the letterbox of someone you feel has stopped coming to St Mary’s. Better still….organise a few households so that I can come and bless yours and their homes in one evening. This will give me a chance to meet, answer questions and hopefully put minds at rest.
The next Mensa Christi session will be at 7:15pm on Tuesday 5th July and we will gather to discuss the “Our Father.” This might seem a straight forward prayer, but it has many riches hidden within its familiar words.
12 Noon Mass on Sunday 10th July:
Will be for those who wish to receive the Sacrament of the Sick.