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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 Ordinary: Most Revd. John Wilson – Archbishop of Southwark Area Bishop: Rt. Rev. Patrick Lynch ss.cc

 

PARISH PASTORAL TEAM

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

Pastoral Assistants: Deacon: Revd Alan Bond (rtd)

 

 

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.

 

 

                                                            FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT  (A)

 

DATEWEEKLY LITURGY
Sunday 22nd March 2020

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (A)
NO MASS: FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (A)

1Sm 16-1b, 6-7, 10-13a, Eph 5:8-14,

Jn 9:1- 41
Monday 23rd March 2020

Lenten Weekday
NO SERVICE


Isa 65:17-21; Ps 30:1-13; John 4:43-54
Tuesday 24th March 2020

Lenten Weekday
NO MASS

Ezek 47:1-12; Ps 46:1-9; John 5:1-16
Wednesday 25th March 2020

Lenten Weekday
NO MASS
Isa 7:10-14, 8:10; Ps 40:7-11; Heb 10:4-10; Luke 1:26-38
Thursday 26th March 2020

Lenten Weekday
NO MASS

Exod 32:7-14; Ps 106:19-23; John 5:31-47
Friday 27th March 2020 NO MASS

Wis 2:1-22; Ps 34:17-23; John 7:1-30

Sunday 28th March 2020

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (A)
NO MASS: FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (A)

Ezek 37:12-14; Ps 130:1-8; Rom 8:8-11; John 11:1-45

 

     

 

                                                          

 

 

   

 

                                                        

 

 

                                                                      

                          

                                                  

                                                        PARISH INFORMATION DESK

 

GROUPPLACE OF MEETINGDAY AND TIME
Life AscendingChapelWeds 10.00am
Sacred Heart of Jesus and MaryChapelThurs 7.00pm
Catholic Charismatic Renewal Prayer MeetingChapelFriday 7.30pm

                       

 

 

                                                                         CHURCH NOTICES

Parish Office Hours This Week: Office is closed until further notice

Parish Priest: Not available

 

 

Today we Celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent (A).

 

Please see the latest statement from Archbishop John Wilson dated 24 March, available to download below. 

https://www.stgeorgescathedral.org.uk/media/1226/statement-from-archbishop-john-wilson-23-march-2020.pdf

 

Live-streamed Mass: Several Parishes within the Archdiocese live-stream Mass each weekend. We have compiled a list of those that currently do so, along with links to each stream.

Link to Southwark parishes that live-stream Mass

Externally to  the Diocese, The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham offers a 12 noon Mass each day, whilst Church Services TV and MCN Media also offer Masses from around the country, and indeed, Europe.

 

Spiritual Communion: During this time, Catholics are encouraged to make a spiritual communion.  An excellent prayer sheet has been produced by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, including a prayer for spiritual communion.  Click here to view / download.

 

The Catholic Centre for Formation has produced the following graphic of suitable prayers which you can  download here.

 

Lent in Isolation (Online and on Facebook): This platform has been created to spiritually nourish those isolated from faith practices as a result of COVID-19. Their aim is to offer daily readings, a homily and an act of spiritual communion. and also host a 24 hour live-stream from Walsingham’s Basilica.

https://www.lentinisolation.comhttps://www.facebook.com/lentinisolation/

 

CAFOD Children’s Liturgy: Young people are very much at ease with the internet.  Whilst we cannot gather together physically, we are still able to come together as a community in prayer. To this end we are pleased to share that CAFOD are holding a Children’s Liturgy of the Word in the form of a webinar, each Sunday between 10 – 10.15 am

Link to the CAFOD webinar (sign up) / download Children’s Prayer Resources

 

First Holy Communion : No lessons until further notice.

 

CONFIRMATION 2020:  No lessons until further notice.

 

Donation: we thank all our Parishioners who donate generously in support of the Parish through Gift Aid, Standing Order and Sunday collection.

 

Upkeep 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.

 

Church Renovation: Many thanks to parishioners and donors for your generous giving. Work is still in progress. 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 MARCH. CONGRATULATIONS! PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM:

 

LEIZA MCKENZIE
EUNORA MARIA MUSGRAVE
GABRIEL UWAECHIE
KAYODE OKE
JESSIE MBEUNTCHA
MICHAELLA UKACHUKWA
HILDA VALERIA MENDIA PRADO
GEORGINA OTCHERE KLU
HANNAH BERNICE OFFE
THERESIA MUAMBO
JULIANA OKYERE-CRENTSIL
JEAN- DARNEL KAKOU
JUDE DUAH
ROSELINE BATEREN
ORIGINAL GRAMMA
CASSANDRA OKOYE-KACHIKWU
CHISOM ADUFU
CHASTITY BOATENG
RUTH OBIDI
JOSHUA PREMPEH
CHARISSA MENSAH
LASHAWN MENSAH

 

 

 

 

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

 

Readers for the Weekend Mass: N/A

 

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, Margaret Namusoke, 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, Bridget Power.

 

Pray for the dead: especially those who died recently in our Parish: Mary Purvis,Freddy Stanley Barbe, 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: Edward Eldon, Elizabeth Cullen, Carmelata Beckford, Stefan Gosciminski, Patrick Duffy, James Kelly, Mary Connolly, Baby Angelica Kouakou, Kit Murphy, Ann Mitchell, Emma Reidy, Marjorie Warboys, Danny Olliffe, Patrick Sheil, John Wylie, Elizabeth Donnelly.

 

Our Vision: To be a Catholic Community that seeks to meet the Pastoral needs of all our Parishioners.

 

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 020 7639 3724

 

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 – 100 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. Infant Baptism – 020 7639 3724. Knights of St. Columba – 07834 117416