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                         ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH  

                                   

                                               81 Evelina Road, Nunhead, SE15 3HL

                                               Tel: 020-7639-3724. Email: nunhead@rcaos.org.uk                                                                               

                                              Website:www.stthomasnunhead.org.uk

 

                                              Parish Priest: Rev Fr. Raymond Abuga, MSP (nunhead@rcaos.org.uk)

                                              Parish Secretary: Julian Prospere

                                              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: Saturday after 10am 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 the 9am & 10.30am Mass. Holy Shop in the Hallway.

                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                   CHURCH NOTICES

Support St Thomas the Apostle Church Today. Please visit our Dona page by following this link:

 

https://donate.mydona.com/st-thomas-the-apostle-nunhead

 

 

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=Q5T4H3ZEFW2PU

 

 

 

 

CURRENT NEWS

19th July 2024

 

Youth Bible Study (Lectio Divina): Is on Friday 19th July at 6pm in the Damien Hall.

 

Weekday Mass: There will be no morning this Wednesday 24th July as Fr Raymond is not available.

 

Youth Mass & Meeting Sunday 4th August: There will be a youth meeting after the 10.30am mass in the Damien Hall on Sunday 4th August. Youths from age 13 – 25 years are expected to attend.

 

First Friday Mass: Will take place on Friday 2nd August. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament @6pm. Mass @7pm. All are welcome.

 

First Holy Communion 2024/2025: Application forms for First Holy Communion will be available from Sunday 28th July. Parents who wish their children should prepare for FHC should approach Fr Raymond to request a form. Children in year 3 and from 7 years and above who have not received First Holy Communion are legible to prepare for FHC.

 

Parish Renewal Group: Renewal Group meet every Monday & Friday from 8pm – 9pm on zoom to discuss the scripture and help each other grow in their faith. Parishioners are welcome to join.

Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2428964368  Password: Kad20

 

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.

 

Pray for the dead: especially those who died recently in our Parish: David Smith, Veronica Frederick, Rodolfo Natividad, Earl Hector, Yvonne Clarke, Violet McQueen, and those whose anniversary is this week: Thomas McCormack, Lilian Dinan, Marta Priddin, William O’Neil, Mr Nicholson, Joann Koroma, Bill Williams, Brian Hall, Clarice Porter, Joseph Lewis, Guilherme De Carvallo, Rose Cullinane, Gerard Thompson, Mary McKinney, Kathleen Gainty, Michael Lowe, Gary Platts, Frederick Blake, Margaret Sowley.

 

Book our  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 150- 180 people for various functions, celebrations, meetings, receptions, etc. Available from Monday to Saturday.   Contact us:  020 7639 3724.

 

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