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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) & 6.30pm

WEEKDAY MASS – 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.

 

CURRENT NEWS 20th OCTOBER 2021

 

Parish end of year party / Fundraising: The Parish end of year party/fundraising will be held on Saturday 27th November 2021 from 6pm – 11pm in the Damien Hall. The Social Committee needs funds to organise the party for us. As a result, we will be taking a second collection on two Sundays: 31st October and 7th November at all masses. Donations will also be welcome by individual Parishioners. Thanks for your generosity.

 

Appreciation: A big thank you to the Christian Mothers and Fathers Association for their generous donation of two hundred (£200.00) pounds for Parish projects. God bless and reward every one of you.

 

Confirmation 2021/22: Meeting with Candidates / Parents and Catechists is on Saturday 13th November at 11am in the Damien Hall. Resource material payment of £50. Parents should hand in the money in an envelope to Catechists on the day.

 

Ghanaian Catholic Association: Will be meeting on Sunday 14th November in the Damien Hall after the 10.30am mass.

 

 

First Friday Healing Mass: Our next Healing Mass will be Friday 5th November. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  at 6pm followed by Mass at 7pm and anointing of the sick during the Mass. Tea and Coffee after.

 

All Souls: Throughout the month of November, we offer mass for all Souls. Envelopes are available in the corridor. Please use the envelope to write names of all loved ones. Use the envelopes to make a donation and hand them in to the office or Presbytery letterbox.

 

Mass Offertory Envelopes: Can be collected from the office after mass.

 

Thursday 21st November: No morning mass in the Parish. Fr Raymond has Safeguard training in Amigo Hall Cathedral from 10am -3.30pm.

 

Church Cleaning time: Is Saturday at 10am please.

 

 

Donation: For parishioners who wish to make an offering at this difficult time, 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.

St. Thomas the Apostle Church: A/c: 95248463  SC 601616 – NatWest.

 

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, 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,  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: Madelene Jeannette Calixte, Lily Mulraine,Bridget Power, 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, Bridget O’Shea, and those whose anniversary is this week: William Condron, Martha Johnson, Thomas Dillon, Marianna Prospere, Cornelius McAndrew, Thomas Corcoran, Mary Barnard, Maisie Parkinson, Robert Bruce, Mary O’Donnell, Nigel Dawson, Mary Thompson, Alfred Collins, Malcolm Smyth, Margaret McCormack, Victor Steeds, Eva Essex, Samuel Ofurum, Ann Murphy, Michael Clemente.

 

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 First Communion – 020 7639 3724.
Baptism – 020 7639 3724. Knights of St. Columba – 07834 117416