Our Lady of the Annunciation

Our Lady of the Annunciation
Parish Priest: Fr. Joe O’Connor
147 Bingham Road, Addiscombe, Croydon CR0 7E. Phone 020-8654 1709
email: [email protected]
website: www.addiscombecatholicchurch.com
Diocesan website: www.rcsouthwark.co.uk Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
Deanery website: www.croydoncatholics.org.uk
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Every Saturday 9.30am and 5.00pm.
26 October 2014 Thirtieth Sunday (see page 146 of Parish Mass Book)
YEAR A
Mass Intentions This Week
LOVE YOUR EIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF
Jesus said that the two greatest commandments are ‘You must love
the Lord, your God…. And you must love your neighbour as yourself’. The
second is probably the one that causes us the most problem! Loving your
neighbour is very difficult for some people, but loving yourself can even be
harder!
However, unless we love ourselves we cannot love others properly.
One might think that love of self is wrong, even sinful. Selfishness, of
course, is wrong but there is a form of self love which is healthy and good.
Those who don’t like themselves, or even hate themselves will not be able
to love others. They will project their feelings on to others and will blame
others for what they do not like in themselves.
I’ve heard it said that we see other people, not as they are, but as we
are. Those who are filled with goodness will generally look at the world
and see what is good in people, and those who are cynical or see people in a
bad light are often ill at ease with themselves. If we’re not at peace with
ourselves, we’ll bring a lot of conflict to those around us. We might all be
able to identify such times in our own lives! Hence the importance of being
reminded today of the commandment of Jesus. It’s an opportunity to look at
ourselves and do what we can to develop a healthy love and respect for
oneself. This is where love starts, but, of course, it is not meant to end
there! All true love overflows to others and to God.
Saturday: 25 October
10.00 Jim McCay RIP
18:00 Nora & Paddy Walsh RIP
26 October: THIRTIETH SUDAY
08:30 All Parishioners
10:00 Matt Dolan RIP
12:00 Alan Dwyer RIP +
Monday: 27 October
11.30 Funeral: Phyllis Chopin
Tuesday: 28 October
10:00 Funeral: Maurice Baxter
Wednesday: 29 October
10:00 Anthony Simons RIP
Thursday: 30 October
10:00 Elizabeth McCorry RIP
Friday: 31 October
10:00 James Murphy RIP
Eucharistic Adoration for vocations
10.30am - 8pm in Sacred Heart chapel
Saturday: 1 ovember
10:00 Dennis & Nora O’Donoghue RIP
18:00 Lance Baptiste RIP
Fr. Joe
WEEKLY DRAW
£5 – M O'Donovan
CHURCH CLEAIG
Team B: Mrs Hazel
LAST WEEK’S OFFERTORY
Loose cash
Gift Aid Envelopes
S/Os
£590.00
£564.97
£880.00
Total
£2034.97
2 ovember: ALL SAITS
8:30 Anastasia McHugh RIP
10:00 UCM: All Confirmation Candidates
12:00 All Parishioners
+ With Baptism
COLLECTIOS
Last week’s collection Missio amounted to £722.03. Many thanks. This week there will be a collection for the monthly
ACA with proceeds going to our SVP, please see notice board for details on the work under taken by our conference.
We pray for the sick in our Parish: Geoffrey Bird, John Boswood, Audrey Moynihan, Baby Amelia Pond, Ted Curry,
Michael Huggett, Baby Harry Stammers, Theresa Kintu.
We pray for parishioners whose anniversaries occur this Week: John Davis, Walter Elfer, Anastazy Kachellek, Richard
Allen Wilding, Catherine Grogan, Innes Gosine, Matthew McCabe, Mark McDonald, Joseph D'Souza, Maria Mendonca,
Albert Rocca, 1ora Walsh, Edward Mobsby, Alan Dwyer, Peter Tuck, Douglas Morrison, Sean Gaffney, Sylvia Pyne,
Caroline Mozumder, Mary Good, Oscar Marshall, Anne Farrell, David Bassett, Maria Cowley, Vincenzina Lacovara,
Frank Hadfield, Peter Lacovera.
MEETIGS
Ascent Group: Tuesday 28th at
10.30am (Large Hall)
JPEG: Wednesday 29th at 8pm
(Committee Room)
Confirmation Prep: Sunday 2nd
November at 5pm (Large Hall).
RECET DEATHS AD FUERAL
ARRAGEMETS: Phyllis Chopin’s
funeral will be held here on Monday 27th
October at 11.30am. Maurice Baxter’s
funeral will also be held here on Tuesday
28th at 10am. We are sorry to announce
the deaths of Briege Sweeney’s brother
who died this week in Ireland and Lenny
Turner’s father who also died this week.
Please keep all of the families in your
prayers at this sad time.
O 10AM SERVICE: Monday 27th,
due to the funeral at 11.30am.
FIRE MARSHALL TRAIIG
Precision health and safety company will
be offering Fire Marshal training on 6th
November at 1.30pm in the church. Fire
Marshalls are required by the diocese,
anyone interested please let us know.
UCM MEETIG: Wednesday 5th
November, Small Hall, 8.15 pm. We will
be having a Christmas cake decorating
ideas session organised by Sarah Turner.
If you are definitely coming could you
ring/text Clare Connor (07982 715 858),
by 3/11/14. Tickets for the UCM
Christmas party will also be available on
the night.
OCTOBER DEVOTIOS: Rosary will
be said in the Church, every Monday to
Thursday at 7pm during the month of
October.
THE EWMA ASSOCIATIO
SUPPORTED BY THE CATEIAS.
Joy of the Gospel! (Evangelii Gaudium).
Meeting: Friday 31 October 7.45 -9.30
pm in the Small hall. Theme: Preparing
the Ground (and the Sowers) for
Sowing. Led by Canon Frank
O'Sullivan and John Stradling. All
welcome: Free entrance, Voluntary
donation towards costs. Contact: Arthur
Hughes 020 8654 3943.
MOTHERS PRAYERS TALK:
Saturday 15th November, 10am-4pm. St
John the Baptist, Dale Road, CR8 2EF.
contact Beryl on 0208406040604.
SOCIAL CLUB
ORDIATIO
Sunday, 26th October: Sadie Howe
We’re delighted to announce
that Archbishop Peter has
fixed the date for the
Ordination to the Diaconate
of Keith Sylvia here at Our
Lady’s—Friday 21st
ovember at 7.30pm. Please
put the date in your diary and
feel free to bring along a
plate for the reception
afterwards. Please keep
Keith, Jacqueline and family
in your prayers. Thank You.
Sunday, 2nd November: Kevin Keys
Help raise £1K + for St Christopher’s Hospice: Brendan Shine will be appearing at the Fairfield Hall on
Wednesday, 19th November. Tickets can be booked either on-line or direct from the Fairfield Hall. During the
interval the Committee from the Addiscombe Catholic
Social Club will be holding a raffle in support of St
Christopher’s Hospice.
The Fundraising Jamboree for Anerley ACROSS - a
charity which takes disabled young people to Lourdes on
an annual basis, will take place on Friday, 5th December.
Entertainment will be by Pay Hayes with special guests
The Three Celebrities - The Brush Dancers. Tickets at
£5.00 each will be available on the door. You can also
support this event by donating prizes for the raffle or
items for the auction.
APPLICATIOS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
REFERECES: Please complete the form which can
be downloaded from the parish website and return it to
the presbytery, only then can an appointment be arranged
with Fr Joe. Appointments will finish at the end of
November.
REPOSITORY: A lovely selection of Diaries,
Christmas cards and Calendars are now on sale in the
Repository Shop. Other items for Christmas will be on
sale later.
THOMAS BECKET FAYRE: St Thomas Becket
school will now start preparing for their Christmas Fayre
on Sunday 30th November. Donations of decorations,
Christmas Puddings, stocking fillers, marmalades,
chutneys and jams, or crockery for our smash the plates
stall, would be very gratefully received and can be left in
the church porch. We would be happy to provide jars please contact Debbi 07866 630232.
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL ST JOH'S
CHURCH: St John's Church, Shirley Church Road, are
holding a Christmas Tree Festival from 28 to 30
November. We have been asked as a parish to support
this by decorating a tree. We have been given the theme
of '5 Gold Rings' which links in nicely with our Jubilee.
Next Sunday after each Mass we will be outside the
church and we ask you to help us to prepare for this
festival by coming and drawing round your hand on gold
paper. We plan to cut these hands out and form 5 rings of
hands to go round the tree. This will represent our 5
decades, Golden Jubilee and our parish joined together.
Please come and spend 2 minutes to help us!
CAKE BAKERS FOR THE AUTUM FAYRE:
There are lots of tins/Tupperware awaiting your
collection in the Large Hall kitchen.
THAK YOU: We received
a letter of great praise and
thanks for the fantastic and
welcoming atmosphere, from
an elderly lady who attended
our Autumn Fayre-so well
done everybody. See the
letter on the notice board.
AUAL DISCOVERIG
PRIESTHOOD DAY: For
men aged 16 – 50; an
opportunity to explore a
vocation to the priesthood as
well as a chance to visit St
John’s seminary and meet our
seminarians. Saturday, 1st
November 2014 at St John’s
Seminary, Wonersh, GU5
0QX, 10am – 5pm (Lunch
and refreshments provided).
More details from Fr Terry
Martin on 07545 576627 or
[email protected]
SOUTHWARK DIOCESE
YOUTH MIISTRY DAY:
15th November 10.304.30pm in Amigo Hall. Free
admission, booking requiredemail [email protected] or
call 01227272900.
THE JOH FISHER
SCHOOL: Present the
Centenary of WW1 on
Tuesday 11th Nov, 7.30pm in
the school Chapel. Please see
the notice board for more
information.
TOWARDS ADVET:
Festival of Catholic Culture,
Westminster Cathedral Hall,
SW1. Saturday 22nd
November, starting at
10.30am.
Items for collection: M O’Donovan, Sr Celia, C Coleman, M Rowe, D Bradshaw, P Burgess, P O’Sullivan, M Gray, B Cronin
Bapt Certs: Coelho, 1 Brewster-Turay, E Lippett.
Rotas: Altar Servers (1ovember), Eucharistic Ministers (1ovember).
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