The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 19.06.2022
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 19th June
8.30 am People of the Parish
10am Rosario and Nnami Ijeoma, special intentions
12 noon Celine McNally, intentions
Mon 20th June St Alban, Protomartyr
10 am Tony Martin, RIP
Tues 21st June St Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious
10 am Mary McCabe, RIP
Weds 22nd June
Thurs 23rd June The Nativity of John The Baptist
10am - Father Michael O’Boy, ordination anniversary
Fri 24th June The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
NO 10AM MASS
12 noon- Requiem Mass for Jane Ikuwueke
Sat 25th June 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5 pm - James Meally, RIP
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 and Monica O’Donnell whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.
Jane Ikwueke RIP
Jane died peacefully and was a great supporter of St Mary’s. Her Requiem Mass will take place at St Mary’s on Friday 24th June at 12 noon. May she rest in peace.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
There will be no morning Holy Hour or Confessions next Saturday: 18th June.
The offertory collection for week ending 5th June 2022 was £624.19. Many thanks. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s. The Communication Sunday collection raised £272.31. Many Thanks.
Day For Life
Next weekend at all Masses there will be a retiring collection for Day for Life. This collection supports the work of the Church in promoting the sanctity of life from conception to a natural death. The “2022 Day for Life” will sponsor and fund Catholic projects which advocate respect and care of the elderly.
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.”
Fr Peter writes: “On Wednesday 15th June, Patrick Van Der Voorst will be ordained a deacon in Rome. Patrick was our summer seminarian last year. I am sure you will keep him in your prayers. In September another deacon will join St Mary’s for a full time placement. Domagoj Matokovic is training for the diocese and will be ordained on Saturday 11th June. Let us also add him to our prayers.
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.
Save The Date – “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. Please save the evenings of Tuesday 19th July, Wednesady 20th July and Thursday 21st July to “Let Us Dream”.
The St Mary’s “House Blessing Postcard”: Putting a Blessing into Someone’s Home
Fr Peter writes: “These next few weekends will concentrate our minds on the gifts that God provides, particularly the Eucharist. 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.
Thank you to those who came to last Tuesday’s tour of the church. The next Mensa Christi session will be at 7:15pm on Tuesday 21st June and we will gather in church to discuss Our Lady. We will look at her iconography, the symbols she is often depicted with, her role and we will explore the Rosary. You are invited into the small hall for some light refreshment afterwards.
The Church Porch:
Fr Peter writes: “From Thursday 23rd June, every Tuesday and Thursday, the church porch will be open for prayer from 10:30am to 6pm. 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.