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Please find the Holy Rosary here.

Please find Mass Sheet for 29 January 2023 here.

 

Archbishop’s Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal provides Southwark parishioners the opportunity to support the wider needs of the community in which we live and worship. By focusing our efforts as an Archdiocese, we can serve people in ways beyond which any one parish could accomplish alone.

The Appeal funds:

  • Youth and Evangelisation: To strengthen the formation of people in the faith within our schools and parishes and for Southwark to become a missionary Archdiocese.
  • Our Faith in Action: To show compassionate and active service in the world around us through love for all people.
  • Clergy Care and Formation: To care for sick and retired priests in their old age and ill health and supporting the ongoing formation of our priests and deacons.

For further information and to donate online, please call 020 7960 2504 or visit www.rcaos.org.uk/archbishops-appeal

 

Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Church demonstrates her spiritual closeness to those directly affected by the conflict in Ukraine by consecrating Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Here is the prayer of consecration so that all of us can recite it throughout the day in fraternal union.

 

Clergy Support Fund

The Clergy Support Fund of the Archdiocese of Southwark provides care for priests in their retirement and time of ill health. Donations to this fund will ensure a dignified retirement for our clergy, after they have dedicated a lifetime of service to Christ, His Church and His People.

In 2021, the Clergy Support Fund provided care to 71 retired priests, at a cost of £1.25 million. With the number of priests over the age of 65 steadily increasing, so too will the financial obligation to the Archdiocese. Please donate to the Clergy Support Fund and continue to keep our priests in your prayers. To donate online:  https://rcaos.org.uk/donate/csf

 

Your Legacy of Faith – Remember the Church with a gift in your will.

As Catholics, we believe in the sanctity of life; life is a precious gift from God. We strive to live life joyfully and faithfully, in the hope we will return to our Creator after a natural death, to enjoy eternal life with Him. When you move onto the next life, you can make your lifetime of faith live on through a gift in your Will.

We all desire to leave a legacy, to make a mark, to make a difference in the lives of our families and friends, and within our communities. A gift in your Will to the Church, no matter how big or small, is a wonderful way to support your Catholic community.  For further information, please click on the following link:  Leave a Legacy: Archdiocese of Southwark (rcaos.org.uk)

 

St Pat’s Cafe and Chat – Our Cafe is held on the second Tuesday of every month, from 12.30pm to 3.00pm. Please find cafe information here.

 

Turn your online shopping into donations for our Church! See our Easyfundraising Tab for more information.

 

Gospel Reflections (Matthew 5:1-12) 

n Matthew’s Gospel these eight blessings stand at the head of the Sermon on the Mount, pointing out eight ways in which we can welcome God into our lives. They are ways of living out God’s blessing. The first and the last knit them all together with the phrase ‘theirs is the kingdom of heaven’. In his Gospel, Luke also begins his Sermon on the Plain with four such blessings – only his blessings focus more on those who are materially poor and in need, whereas Matthew’s concentrate on the spiritual attitudes required of the Christian, ‘poor in spirit, hunger and thirst for justice’. Jesus came to proclaim the kingship of his Father, and these are ways of living it. For each beatitude, do you know someone who exemplifies the attitude? Which is your own favourite? For most of them there areg ospel incidents in which Jesus illustrates how to live out the beatitude, like the entry into Jerusalem on a donkey as the gentle king, or the love he shows in his welcome to sinners, or his bringing peace to those tortured by disease or contempt, or his purity of heart in his single-minded pre-occupation with his Father’s will, or finally his acceptance of persecution for what he knew to be right. Which of these qualities would you like to have more of? Which quality will bring you closest to Jesus?

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