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                             ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH      

                                                                                                               81 Evelina Road Nunhead, London SE15 3HL
                                                Tel: 020-7639-3724. Email: nunhead@rcaos.org.uk   Website: www.stthomasnunhead.org.uk
                                              Parish Priest: Revd Fr. Raymond Abuga, MSP (nunhead@rcaos.org.uk)
                                              Parish Business / Communication Officer: Julian
                                              Parish Safeguarding Officer: Fela Oduntan

                                                                                              

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

 

                                                                         PARISH PROGRAMME

 

WEEKEND MASS – Sunday: 9.00am, 10.30am &  2.00pm(Spanish)
WEEKDAY MASS – Wednesday – Friday: 9.30am – 10.00am
WEDDINGS: By appointment with the Parish Priest (six months’ notice is required).
FUNERAL: By arrangement – contact the Parish Priest.
BAPTISM OF CHILDREN: Last Saturday of the month
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: 5.30pm – 6.20pm and 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 10.30am Mass. Holy Shop in the Hallway.

                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                   CHURCH NOTICES

Support St Thomas the Apostle Church Today. Please visit our online JustGiving page by following this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stthomasapostlenunhead
We appreciate your support of our parish community. Your financial support is needed if we are to bear witness to the gospel message through our worship, ministries, formation and care of God’s people. In the parish as in every household, the bills continue to arrive and have been paid even though our income has been cut dramatically.
We have now set up a JustGiving page, which allows you to make a donation online. Please note, the JustGiving account is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Southwark, which is the registered charity to which our parish belongs – but be assured that any donation you make via this page will go directly to the parish, in exactly the same way that the normal Sunday collection normally does.
https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=Q5T4H3ZEFW2PU

 

CURRENT NEWS  20th  May 2022

 

Pastoral Council and Leaders of Associations: There will be a Pastoral Council meeting on the 22nd May after the 10.30am Mass in the Damien Hall. All Catechists are invited to attend, FHC, RCIA and Confirmation.

 

Fr Raymond on annual retreat: Fr Raymond will be joining his MSP brothers Priest’s for their annual retreat at the Friars Aylesford from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th May.
As a result, their will, be no weekday mass this week.

 

Meeting with Confirmation Candidates and Parents: A meeting is being organised for Confirmation Candidates and their Parents on Saturday 28th May in the Church from 12.30pm. Parents take note.

 

Feast of St Thomas the Apostle / International Day: Keeping to our culture/tradition of St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Our Parish Feast / International Day comes up on Sunday 3rd July 2022. As usual, men to bring drinks, our mothers (Ladies) to support with edibles.
The Social Committee members through the chair will be talking to us at all masses on Sunday 29th May.

 

Fr Raymond’s 30th Ordination Anniversary: Fr Ray will be marking his 30th ordination anniversary on the day of his ordination in solidarity with his classmates working in other missions on Friday 1st July. Mass is at 7pm.
All Parishioners are invited to join him to thank God for the gift of the Priesthood. After Mass, we will all meet in the Damien Hall for a brief reception.

 

First Friday Healing Mass: Our First Friday Healing Mass resumes on Friday 3rd June. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6pm followed by Mass at 7pm and anointing of the sick during the Mass.

 

6.30pm Mass: For reasons of poor numbers attending the 6.30pm mass, there is need to close the mass for now. We encourage the few who attend the 6.30pm mass to attend either the 9am mass or 10.30am mass. Please give me your opinion about this. Thank you. Fr Ray

 

Nigerian Catholic Association: Will be having a meeting on the 29th May after the 10.30am mass in the Damien Hall.

 

Mass Intention Envelope: Please ask for an envelope for Mass offering from the bookshop. Please do not put Mass Intention envelopes in the collection box

 

Church Cleaning for the month of May as follows: Please note that cleaning starts at 10am.
Nigerian Catholic Association: 7th May
Latin American Community: 14th May
Ghanaian Catholic Association: 21st May
Christian Mothers & Fathers Ass / Catholic Women Organisation/ Readers/ Eucharistic Ministers: 28th May

 

Donation: For parishioners who wish to make an offering, you may do so by using the account details below. For those you use Gift Aid envelopes, kindly add your Gift Aid number as part of your reference. Many thanks and God bless you all.
RCAS NUNHEAD: ACCOUNT NUMBER: 95248463  SORT CODE 601616 – NatWest.

 

Please pray for the Sick and Housebound: in our parish:  Margaret Namusoke, Omobolaji Odokale, Pat Miller (Phillips), Rosemary Mbachu, Arlene Brown, Rosa Maria, Bernard Bruno Da Silva, 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,  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: Deacon Alan Bond, Maria Herriart, Laura Seko, Elaine Spencer, Joan Coleman, Madelene Jeannette Calixte, Lauretta Nkech Okocha, Lily Mulraine, Bridget Power, Mary Purvis, and those whose anniversary is this week: Mary Brennan, John Slater, Ernest James, Anthony Parvin, Pauline Wallace, Antoinette Schneider, Barry Stickles, William Wall, Peggy Gaughan, Juan Jose Liska, Eileen Brook, Brendan Reardon, Austin Beckford, James Burke, Mary Chittock, Francis Moore, Derek Williams, Royston Cox, Angela Gaynor, Henry Murphy, Basil Haynes.

 

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.

 

Contacts:
Parish Office/Administration – 020 7639 3724. Hall Enquiries – 020 7639 3724. First Communion – 020 7639 3724.
Baptism – 020 7639 3724. Knights of St. Columba – 07834 117416