16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 18th July 2021
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 18th July- 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8.30 - am Holy Souls
10 am - Francesco Sidoti, anniversary
11.30 am - Alviar Cohen, RIP
Mon 19th July - Feria
10 am - Toby & Michelle Ikwueke, thanksgiving & special intns
Tues 20th July - Feria
10 am - Patrick Norum, RIP
Weds 21st July
Thurs 22nd July - St Mary Magdalene
7 pm - Paddy O’Neill, RIP
Fri 23rd July - St Bridget of Sweden
10 am - Peter Duggan, RIP
Sat 24th July - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5 pm - Toni Kearney, RIP
Please pray for the sick and those who care for them, today especially for the frail elderly and for those who work as carers.
“Let Us Dream”
Calamities such as the pandemic, says Pope Francis, can be a “threshold” experience, dividing one era from another. “This is a moment to dream big,” he writes, “to rethink our priorities – what we value, what we want, what we seek – and commit to act in our daily life on what we have dreamed of.”
As we emerge from so much sadness, let us use these talks to inform, encourage and strengthen us for the future.
DAY 1: AUSTEN IVEREIGH
Catholic Broadcaster, Author and Journalist.
Tuesday 20th July 2021, at 7.30pm
Austen will talk about his latest worldwide bestseller “Let Us Dream” which he co-authored with His Holiness Pope Francis.
DAY 2: JOHN COLEBY
Director of Caritas Westminster
Wednesday 21st July 2021, at 7.30pm
John will talk about Caritas and discuss some practical suggestion as how we as a parish can respond to poverty and social justice.
DAY 3: PATRICK VAN DER VORST
Former director and auctioneer at Sotheby’s, “Dragon’s Den” entrepreneur, author of daily Catholic blog: www.christian.art
Thursday 22nd July 2021, at 7.30pm
Using paintings and sculptors, Patrick will talk on the importance of beauty in our faith and how art can help with the new evangelisation.
Each evening will consist of a 25 minute talk in the church, followed by Q&A.
Mass times from Monday 19th July:
Sunday: 8.30 am
Monday: 10 am
Tuesday: 10 am
Thursday: 7 pm
Friday: 10 am
Some further changes starting Monday 19th July:
Fr Peter writes: “I think it is very important that we introduce change to how we attend Mass slowly and gradually taking into account the rate of local Covid infections. Therefore I am going to ask you to keep wearing your masks to Mass, maintain social distancing and to alcohol gel your hands as you enter and leave the church. It is also important that you continue to provide your name and telephone number for track and trace purposes. However I am going to introduce coming forward socially distanced to receive Holy Communion and returning to your seat, also the second reading, singing one hymn at the Sunday 10am Mass and re-opening the repository at weekends.
Is every day still a Sunday?
The Bishops Conference has decided to reintroduce Sunday obligation from the end of November (the First Sunday of Advent). Therefore every day is still a Sunday. The Bishops have recommended that we try our utmost to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion.
Parish “In Council”:
Fr Peter writes: “As we emerge from the pandemic we have a chance to rebuild our parish. A “parish in council” is a single meeting open to all parishioners where you can ask me questions and give me ideas about future activities, formation classes or meetings that you would like to see happen at St Mary’s. It is not an opportunity to be unduly critical, but constructive – a good “building” term! The date for our “Parish In Council” is Tuesday 14th September at 7pm.”
St Mary’s & Cathedrals & Palaces:
Fr Peter writes: “I thought we could take advantage of low tourist numbers in London and plan a day excursion to Westminster Cathedral (have a tour) and Kensington Palace (visit inside) - tickets: adults £23, Children £16, OAP £16. The palace also affords us the chance for an impromptu picnic lunch in the surrounding park.
Date: Thursday 26th August. Let me know if you are interested and I will book tickets.”
Let us keep in our prayers: Rekha, Bina, Gale Yates, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Arthur Palmer, Karina McKiernan Father Robert Plourde and Danusia Lissowski – all unwell at this time.
We also pray for Baby Boley, Susie Owens, Camilla Canepa, Fr Edward Ndahinda, John Skehan, Thomas O’Connor, Antony Fernando, Margarita de Vega, Frances Barry, Martin Brennan, Pat O’Shea, Victoria Adedoyin, Maurilio Vargas Panduro, Geny Vargas Panduro and Helen Vargas Panduro who have all died recently. May they Rest in Peace. We remember their families and all those bereaved. We continue to pray for those around the world battling the coronavirus.
Fr Peter writes: “The offertory collection in church for week ending 11th July was- £665.48 All contributions are greatly received, and I am very grateful for your continued support at this difficult time. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s.
Streamed Masses for this week:
The Saturday 5pm Mass and 10 am Mass on Sunday, will be streamed for those unable to come to Church. You can access the streaming service via www.saintmarys.online
Newly Ordained Priests:
Fr Peter writes: “As of September, Cardinal Vincent has appointed me to look after all priests ordained less than 5 years and remain PP at St Mary’s. Other than the odd conference, this responsibility should not affect my work with all of you.”
Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will now be every Saturday from 4:30pm to 5pm.
Confessions return to Saturday at 4:30pm (before Mass) and 5:30pm (after Mass). Please do not hesitate to take advantage of this beautiful healing sacrament”
Patrick the Seminarian:
Fr Peter writes: Patrick has been a great addition to the St Mary’s family and a very helpful volunteer at the Foodbank. It is important we pray for him as he studies for the priesthood…. and we adopt him!