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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                  Web: www.stthomasnunhead.org.uk        

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

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

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

PARISH PASTORAL TEAM

      Parish Priest: Revd Fr. Francis Eyo, MSP (francis.eyo16@gmail.com )

      Deacon: Revd Alan Bond

      Religious: Sisters of Christian Instruction | Faithful Companions of Jesus

      Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), Parish Finance Committee (PFC), Parish Administrative/Support Staff.

 

 

PARISH PROGRAMME

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

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/ANNIVERSARIES/SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS: Please contact the Parish Priest.

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

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturday: 5.30pm – 6.15 pm & 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 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: Charles Edwards, Joan Bond, Alan Bond, Omobolaji Odokale, Pat Miller (Phillips), Rosemary Mbachu, Charmaine Perriman, Stephanie and Peter St. Rose, 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, Mrs Taylor, Lily Mulraine, Rebecca Linton, Femi Wete, Mrs Collet, Ella Thomas.

Pray for the dead: especially those who died recently in our Parish: 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: ………Domenico Verill, John Pendlebury, Martin O’Brien, Van Phong Nguyen, Pat Cooke, Michael O’ Regan, Hilda Barker, Winifred Dixson, Christopher Nkedi, Kathleen McMahon, Sylvia Roberts, David Johnson, Mary McDermott, Thomas Stephens, Martin Begadon, Emily Kilbourn, Dorothy Oxenham, Denis Regan, Bonifacio Gonzalez, Bridget Downes.

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.

 

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

TRACY STEWART 3rd SEPTEMBER
CHIEF ERIC BATEREN 8th SEPTEMBER
CARINE KEGNIA 8th SEPTEMBER
FRANCIS ERZAN ASIEDU 9th SEPTEMBER
FABIENNE SYLVESTRE 11th SEPTEMBER
DIVINE IYAMU 12th SEPTEMBER
FRIDA UWADIAE 13th SEPTEMBER
LAUREN STEWART 14th SEPTEMBER
ASHTON STEWART 14th SEPTEMBER
CHINEDU DIALA 15th SEPTEMBER
VIOLET MCQUEEN 15th SEPTEMBER
CEDRIC NKOUENDJE 16th SEPTEMBER
RUTH EHIOGHAE 16th SEPTEMBER
ABOSEDE DOSUNMU 17th SEPTEMBER
PHILOMINA ODOGWU 19th SEPTEMBER
LILIAN CHARLES 20th SEPTEMBER
ANTHONY K OFFE 22nd SEPTEMBER
PAUL CUMMINGS 23rd SEPTEMBER
OSARUGUE IYAMU KINGS 23rd SEPTEMBER
ATIM BLOSSOM OTUODUNG 25th SEPTEMBER
ELIZABETH EHIOGHAE 26th SEPTEMBER
JEROME FRANTON 28th September
MARY McGRATH 28TH SEPTEMBER
JEROME FRANTON 28th SEPTEMBER
STELLA DEBRA MENSAH DAWUTEY 29th SEPTEMBER
JOSEPH NOUKA SEPTEMBER

 

 

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR  B) Mass Book pp: 132-135. 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018

 BIDDING PRAYERS:(Page 234)  Reader: Lord Jesus, remember me,

                                                    People: You have come into your kingdom.

PARISH INFORMATION DESK

Group Place of Meeting Day and Time
Breaking the Word Church Mon 7.30pm
Life Ascending Church Wed 10.00am
Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary Church Thurs 7.00pm

 

CHURCH NOTICES

Parish Office Hours This Week

Parish Priest: Wednesday 11.00am – 1.00pm & 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Office Staff: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm.

 

THANKS TO: Our Parish Cleaning Team/Volunteers for cleaning the Church this weekend, and all who have made our Sunday Mass a wonderful celebration, especially, Altar servers, Readers, Communion Ministers, Ushers, the Music Team, Sacristans/Volunteers, Communication Team, our office Staff and all. God bless you. We need more hands in the cleaning team.

Confirmation 2018Thanks to the parents, sponsors and the candidates for attending the special preparation meeting yesterday. The Confirmation Mass will take place on 6th October at 11.30am, to be celebrated by Bishop Pat Lynch. All parishioners and friends are invited to the celebration. Parents, Sponsors and all Candidates are to attend a Day of Recollection and Reconciliation Service/final rehearsal on Saturday 29th September at 11.00am. Please pray for our young parishioners making their Confirmation this year, their families and the Parish.

Meetings- The Parish priest would like to have a short meeting with the following Officers of the Parish Pastoral Council after the 10.30 Mass – The Facilitator, The Secretary & Vice Secretary, PRO, Liturgy Coordinator, Project/Fundraising Coordinator, Community/Evangelisation Coordinator and The Sacrament/Education Coordinator in the Back Hall. Thanks.

  • The Parish Priest would like to meet with the members of the Parish Finance Committee next Sunday after the 10.30 Mass in the Sacristy.

St Thomas the Apostle Youth (STAY) will be having a meeting on Friday 21st September at 7pm in the hall.

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.

RCIA 2019: Forms are now ready. We encourage Adults, young adults and young people under the age of 14 who are yet to be baptised, confirmed and have not made their First Holy Communion to pick up the forms in the hallway, fill and return to the Church office on or before 30th September 2018. Registration and admission of will end by the end of September.

First Holy Communion 2019: The forms are now available. Parents should get the forms from the hallway, fill and return to the office. Please enclose the Baptism Certificate of your child and other important items required. Thank you.

Children’s Liturgy: There will be Children’s Liturgy this Sunday. We request all Teachers, Catechists, Volunteers and parents to support our children to learn about the faith.

Diocesan Day for Catechists: There will be Catechists and children liturgists annual diocesan day for Catechists on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark SE1 6HR. We request Catechists and children’s liturgists in our parish to attend.

Life Ascending: The next meeting will take place on Wed 26th September 2018. New members are always welcome.

Building Project: Individuals, Groups/Associations are requested to make a donation towards the Church renovation. Be assured of God’s special blessing.

LAST SUNDAY ATTENDANCE: 9.AM – 86, 10.30AM – 287, 2.PM – 100, 6.PM- 65

Readers for the Weekend Mass: Sunday 15th September 2018. 9.00am: Jackie Sanders. 10.30am: Josephine Coker & Albert Quansah. 6.30pm: Caroline Hart

Hall booking: 10.00 to 5.00pm Monday – Friday or call 07538759770, 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 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