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                                    ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH      

                                                                                     81 Evelina Road Nunhead, London SE15 3HL

                                                Tel:020-7639-3724. Email: parishpriest@stthomasnunhead.org.uk / nunheadrcaos.org.uk  

                                                                                                   Website:www.stthomasnunhead.org.uk

 

                                                                 Motto: St. Thomas the Apostle: Sharing God’s Gifts in Love and Service.      

  

The Archbishop: Most Revd. Peter Smith.  Area Bishop: Rt. Rev. Patrick Lynch ss.cc

 

PARISH PASTORAL TEAM

Parish Priest: Revd Fr. Francis Eyo, MSP (parishpriest@stthomasnunhead.org.uk)

Deacon: Revd Alan Bond (rtd)

Religious: Sisters of Christian Instruction

 

 

PARISH PROGRAMME

WEEKEND MASS – Sunday: 9.00am, 10.30am, 2.00pm (Spanish), 6.30pm

WEEKDAY : 9.30am

WEDDINGS: by appointment with the Parish Priest (six months’ notice is required).

FUNERAL: by arrangement – contact the Parish Priest.

BIRTHDAY BLESSING : First & Last Sundays of the Month.

THANKSGIVING/BLESSINGS: by arrangement please contact the Parish Priest.

BAPTISM OF CHILDREN: Last Saturday of the month and as announced.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturday: 5.30pm – 6.30 pm & by arrangement.

VISITATION TO THE SICK: Friday after Morning Mass and by arrangement

 

 

 

This is St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. A Warm Welcome to our Visitors, Friends and Parishioners worshipping with us today! We are happy to have you with us. Help us keep our Vision and Mission alive and do join us in the Hall for refreshment after 9.00am and 10.30am Mass. Holy Shop in the Hallway.

 

 

                                                      FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)          

                                                     

                                                          Mass Book pp: 108-111. 14th JULY 2019

 

 

                                                         BIDDING PRAYERS:(Page 338) Reader: Jesus says, ‘Love one another
                                                                                                               People: as I have loved you.’

 

 

                                                                         BE GOOD TO SOMEBODY IN NEED

 

The Good Samaritan is the model of practical charity. He saw the need; he felt pity; and he did something to remedy the situation.

The first step in love is to notice people, to pay attention to them. By attentiveness we recognise the existence and needs of people beyond ourselves.

The next step is to feel with them. Compassion means to share feeling. The priest and Levite saw the beaten victim but moved in the other direction.
Feeling may be empty if it does not lead to practical action. The Samaritan acted so generously that his name has ever since been associated with practical charity.

                                                                                

 

 

 

                                                        Wishing all Parishioners & Friends Happy and Blessed Sunday! – Fr Francis, MSP

 

                                                                   

                                                      

 

                                                                         

 

                                                        PARISH INFORMATION DESK

                       

 

Group                                                            Place of Meeting       Day & Time

Breaking the Word                                            Chapel                             Mon 7.30pm

Life Ascending                                                  Chapel                             Wed 10.00am

Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary                        Chapel                             Thurs 7.00pm

Catholic Charismatic Renewal                          Chapel                             Fri 7.30pm

Prayer Meeting

 

 

                                                                         CHURCH NOTICES

Parish Office Hours This Week: Priest – Thursday 11am – 1pm and 5-6pm.

Office Staff: Monday – Friday – 10.00am – 5.00pm

 

 

Today is the FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME . All are welcome all to join us at this celebration.

 

St. Thomas Feast/INTERNATIONAL Day: our appreciation and thanks to all who participated in the feast and those who helped in the organisation and coordination of the celebration. May god bless and reward you, amen.

 

We Thank : the Latin American Community for their generosity in cleaning the Church and Hall for Mass and the celebration of our International Day. God bless you. We thank all who made this Mass a wonderful celebration, especially the Altar servers, Readers, Holy Communion Ministers, Ushers, Music Team, Sacristans/Volunteers, Communication Team, our office Staff, Sunday Liturgy Teachers, Children, Young people.

 

Confirmation 2019: There will be meeting for Parents of all Confirmation Candidates on 20/07/2019 at 4pm in the back hall. The meeting is compulsory for Parents and all young people preparing for Confirmation

 

NO CHILDREN LITURGY: This Sunday and next Sunday. Also remember, NO SATURDAY MASS.

 

Gift Aid Envelopes:  Thanks to all who are using the Gift Aid envelopes, please if you are yet to sign the new forms, kindly do so after the Mass. Also, always check the date for weekly collection on the envelopes you use. God bless you.

 

Installation Mass of the Archbishop of Southwark John Wilson: will take place on 25th July at 12 noon, in St. George’s Cathedral. Let us Pray for the success of the occasion and the new Archbishop.

 

SEA SUNDAY 14th JULY: Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at Sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea). It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. Thank you. To donate online please visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

 

Use of the Church Hall and Premises: We are appealing to Church Groups and Parishioners using the Hall and Church premises to ensure they clean well, remove the waste, and handle the facilities with care. Please respect God’s House.

 

St John Bosco Children Summer Camp: at Aldham Essex. This is an activity camp with a Catholic Ethos. It’s for Children aged 8 to 13 and costs £160 per week. Please see posters on the noticeboard in the hallway for further information.

 

Pilgrimage to Knock: Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 26th August 2019. Please see posters on the noticeboard in the hallway for further information.

 

Church Renovation: Many thanks to parishioners and donors for your generous giving. Work is in progress. Please help us build for the Lord and make our worshipping environment safe and beautiful? You can always support us through a donation, standing order or paying directly to: St. Thomas the Apostle Church: A/c: 95248463 SC 601616 – NatWest. God bless all who are doing this. For God loves a cheerful (2Cor 9:7-8).

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS IN JULY. CONGRATULATIONS! PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM:

 

MICHELLE BARKER

DERRICK BLAY

IFEAT ADUFU

CHANTAL KACHOPE KAMUKAMA

KATIE DIALA

BENEDICT KALUNTA

GIDGON DABANILA AKOTO

JOHN DAWUTEY

TRINA UKACHUKWA

ANGELA ERONMWON EHIOGHAE

TYLER OKOYE-KACH

ISABELLE

ISABELLE DOUGLAS

MUSHIA FRANTON

JOSEPH TAIYE TIJANI

SAMUEL KEHINDE TIJANI

VIVIAN AMOALCO-ATTA

PATRICIA PRADO

FRANCISCA POKUCA

JOSIAH ISHOLA ATOBATELE

DORIS BESONG

PHARRELL AKOTO

KAMSI CHARLES AGU

KENE CHRISTOPHER AGU

 

 

 

 

LAST WEEK MASS ATTENDANCE:  Sun 9.am – 140, 10.30am – 360, 2.pm – N/A, 6.30pm – N/A

 

Readers for the Weekend Mass: Sunday 14th July 2019. 9.00am: Kate Galle 10.30am: Cynthia Andou & Isaac Ehioghae

6.30pm: Deirdre Toussant

 

 

This is St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. A Warm Welcome to our Visitors, Friends and Parishioners worshipping with us today! We are happy to have you with us. Help us keep our Vision and Mission alive and do join us in the Front Hall for Tea/Coffee/refreshment/Interaction after 9.00am and 10.30am Mass. Holy Shop in the Hallway.

 

Please pray for the Sick and Housebound: in our parish: Alan Bond, Omobolaji Odokale, Pat Miller (Phillips), Rosemary Mbachu, Arlene Brown, Rosa Maria, Bernard Bruno Da Silva, May Purvis, Maria Herriart, Teresa Cox, Adama Sheriff, Antonio Neto, John Cox, Angela Roberts, Betty MacLean, George Kirby, Alma & Tom Fernandes, Margaret and Tom Wyse, Caroline Knight, Frederick Okolo, Stephanie and Peter St. Rose, Mrs Taylor, Lily Mulraine, Rebecca Linton, Femi Wete, Mrs Collet, Ella Thomas, Margaret Gallee, Varsha Chopra, Joyce Barnette, Benedict Kalunta, David Smith.

 

Pray for the dead: especially those who died recently in our Parish: Joan Bond, Victoria Abbey, Shormeh Nortey, Chief Edison Otomewo, Martin Wallace, Anna Akosua Adea, Steven N., Fr. John Leahy, Esther Maurice Ekpo, Bridget O’Shea, Jim Duffy, Veronica Otuodung, Francis Otuodung, Maurice Ekpo and those whose anniversary is this week: Philip Lands, William Murray, Brendan Lynch Joan Greene, George Roberts, Frank Crowley, Thomas O’Keefe, Godwin Ekpene, Mary Reardon, George Wickes, Gregory Hastings, Katherine Kerr, Edward Nolan, Joseph O’Brien, Patrick Mascia, Henry Barton, Elizabeth White, Margaret Doyle, Thomas McCormack.

 

Our Vision: We are St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church that seeks to meet the Pastoral needs of all. Mission Statement: We are a diverse, welcoming and lively community that strives to be caring and listening to all through our active participation in the sharing of God’s gifts.

 

Motto: St. Thomas the Apostle: Sharing God’s Gifts in Love and Service.

 

Parish Prayer:
God our Father and Creator of the human family, pour out your Spirit on the people of this Parish and grant us generous hearts, faithfulness to your word and a new vision of your glory, as we seek to build a welcoming, lively and caring community. Bless us with greater unity in worship and a new consecration to your service that your love may grow among us. Forgive us all our sins and let this parish be a family where healing, pardon and goodness flow for all, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen. Holy Mary Mother of God: Pray for us. St Thomas the Apostle: Pray for us. May the souls of our departed parishioners and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

 

PARISH ANTHEM Children of Abraham – Like the stars in the sky, we are numbered in the millions … (c. P. O’Neill)
Father, pour out your spirit on the people of this parish.
Grant us generous hearts, faithfulness to your word.
May we worship as one, consecrated to your service
sharing God’s gifts in love, sharing God’s gifts with all
CHORUS: Teach us pardon and forgiveness, how to listen and to heal.
Unified, a parish family, where your goodness will flow
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we will be a church that cares,
With a vision of your glory.
Father help our community shine just like the stars.

 

 

Hall booking: 10.00 to 5.00pm Monday – Friday or call 07538 759770, 020 7639 3724

The Hall is currently under repairs and booking will resume in due course,

 

Church Halls: Book our standard Church Hall, equipped with kitchen, Bar and other facilities, clean & neat for a full day or per hourly program. It’s a lovely space that can hold 180 – 200 people for various functions, celebrations, meetings, receptions, etc. Back Hall is good for events of about 80 people in case you need such. Contact us: 020 7639 3724

Contacts:
Parish Office/Administration – 020 7639 3724 First Communion – 020 7639 3724.
Hall Booking – 020 7639 3724/ 07538759770. Infant Baptism – 020 7639 3724. Knights of St. Columba – 07834 11741