HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, SUTTON GREEN Holy Family Presbytery, 9, The Green, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1QT. Tel. 020-8641-7458 www.holyfamilychurch.org.uk Parish Priest: Fr. Julian Shurgold Email: [email protected] WEEK II OF THE YEAR Date Mass Sun. 19 Jan. SUNDAY II OF THE YEAR Mon. 20 Jan. Tues. 21 Jan. Wed. 22 Jan. Time Day of Prayer for Peace on Earth 1800 (Sat.) 0930 1100 St. Sebastian, Martyr No Mass St. Agnes, Virgin & Martyr 0930 St. Vincent, Deacon & Martyr Bridget Carroll – intentions No Mass Thurs. 23 Jan. Weekday 0930 Fri. 24 Jan. St. Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor, etc. Sat. 25 Jan. Intention People of the Parish Grace Soares (FM) Wera Paice, RIP THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE Fintan 0930 1400 0930 Fitzgerald – intentions Ann Hartie Requiem: Severina Ignacio Delia McDonnell - wellbeing Octave of Prayer for the Unity of Christians ends Sun. 26 Jan. SUNDAY III OF THE YEAR 1800 (Sat.) 0930 1100 Frank Lawrence Barker, RIP Berry McGee, RIP People of the Parish SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday: after morning Mass & from 5.30 – 5.45pm. READERS AND SPECIAL MINISTERS Team 3 are on duty on today and Team 4 next weekend. COLLECTIONS The collection for last Sunday was £850.39, and, including standing orders of £259.96, it amounted to £1,110.35. Thank you very much. The final amount for the crib offerings was £496.63, and this sum has been sent to the Cabrini Children`s Society. Team 3A are counting on Tuesday, 21st. Jan., and Team 4A on Tuesday, 28th. Jan. ‘CINDERS’: TODAY! SUNDAY, 19TH. JANUARY, 2014 ‘Cinders’, a short pantomime sketch, will be staged in Holy Family Parish Hall today from 2.00 – 4.00pm, 4.00pm and will conclude with afternoon tea. The Union of Catholic Mothers invites all Senior Parishioners to this free, fun-packed event. An UCM member will be in the church porch to take names after all Masses. Any Senior Parishioners requiring lifts please contact Catherine on 8644-1999 or Eileen on 8644-8433. OCTAVE OF PRAYER FOR THE UNITY OF CHRISTIANS The Ecumenical Prayer Service this year will be celebrated today at 6.30pm at Trinity Church, Sutton (the joint United Reformed/Methodist Church at the junction of Cheam Rd. and St. Nicholas Way). EPSOM & DISTRICT IRISH ASSOCIATION The next dance is at the Rhodrons Club, Rhodrons Ave., Chessington, KT9 1BA (8397-2683) on 24th. Jan. 2014 with dancing from 8.30. – 11.30pm, featuring Kevin Keys. There is local parking, a raffle and licensed bar; tickets £5. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2015 Any parents/guardians of children at present in Year 2 (in other words, entering Year 3 in September 2014) who would like them to be enrolled for the 2014/15 First Holy Communion course, are invited to a meeting in the Hall at 5.30pm on Thursday, 30th. January, 2014. There are no application forms – yet – so just turn up, with or without your children. If any parent/guardian cannot attend the meeting, but would still like to apply for the course, it is essential to contact Fr. Julian by the previous Sunday (by email or letter) so that alternative arrangements may be made. DEANERY PASTORAL COUNCIL: COUNCIL: COUNCILLORS WANTED! WANTED! There are eight parishes in Sutton Deanery, and each parish is invited to send two representatives to the Pastoral Council which organises various events (such as the Day of Reflection for all lay ministers held here at the beginning of Lent) on behalf of all Catholics living in the deanery. Since the announcement was made in this parish on Sunday, one person has expressed an interest – is there anyone else? CHURCH CLEANERS: ‘MARTHAS’ WANTED! In the USA church cleaners are called ‘Marthas’ after St. Martha, who did all the work when Jesus called, while her sister Mary just sat there! [Luke 10:38-42] The parish requires more people to assist in tidying the church each week, and undertaking light cleaning duties – dusting and vacuuming. This is normally done on Friday mornings, before or after Mass, but Tuesdays and Thursdays are equally acceptable, and so are Saturdays. A couple of people have kindly volunteered since the announcement last weekend; at the moment, the rota anticipates a duty once a month, but the more people that step forward, the less there is to do! CHILDRENS LITURGY: HELPERS WANTED! The parish runs a successful Childrens Liturgy programme in term-time for primary school-age children The children leave the church, during the 9.30am Mass on Sunday, before the Penitential Rite and return just after the Offertory. More helpers will be needed before the summer if this good work is to continue. A DBS [Disclosure and Barring Service] (originally CRB – Criminal Records Bureau) is essential and will be undertaken for all applicants. Please send an email or write a note to Fr. Julian (leaving a contact telephone number) or speak to any of the current volunteers. SICK & HOUSEBOUND OF THE PARISH Please pray for all in the parish who are unable to attend Mass regularly or who are otherwise unwell: Kathleen Almeida, Reginald Benneworth, Sylvia Canning, Martha Chown, Marianne Christie, Sarah Clay, John Connelly, Donald Devane, Ann Dooney, Doreen D`Souza, John D`Souza, Joseph Fernandes, Patricia Fairhall, Mary Geraghty, Ingeborg Gredley, Rita Griffin, Tony Halsey, Evelyn Harrington, Ivy Harrington, Marjorie Hawkins, Babs Heatherley, Barry Jones, Jim Kelly, Mary Kelly, Jim Kinsella, Mary Kinsella, Jane Lipscombe, Elsie & Mervyn Maciel, Milagros Martinez, Margaret Mills, Eddie O`Dea, Dorothy Parker, Margaret Porter, Selva Rasiah, Virgila Rosenburger, Olivia Smith, Oscar van Spall, Fr. Gordon Thompson, Mary Tinney, Aline Trusler, Eileen Vye, Ann Waldron, Marie Westnott, Kevin Wilkinson and Carl Williams. RECENTLY DECEASED Lydia Sugg, mother of Fr. Robert Sugg, Parish Priest of St. Cecilia`s, North Cheam, died at St. Thomas`s Hospital on Boxing Day, following a short illness. Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 2.00pm on Monday, 20th. January at St. Cecilia`s. Severina Ignacio died on 10th. January, at St. Rapahel`s Hospice, aged 65; her Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 2.00pm on Friday, 24th. January. Jane Alvares died suddenly on Tuesday, 14th. January; at this stage there are no details regarding funeral arrangements. NEW YEAR`S RESOLUTION: VOLUNTEER FOR CAFOD CAFOD Southwark warmly invites you to join our friendly team of volunteers. We work within the Archdiocese of Southwark to raise awareness of global justice issues and to bring people together to fundraise, pray and campaign for a fairer world for all our sisters and brothers. We are looking in particular for volunteers in your area who are good public speakers, have experience editing newsletters or have event- or project-management skills. To find out more about how you can get involved please contact Eileen or Sarah on 020-8466-9901 or [email protected] and book a place on our Understanding CAFOD volunteer information day: Saturday, February 1st. at Amigo Hall, SE1 6HR, from 10.00am – 4.00pm.
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