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Please support the following the Archdiocese of Southwark appeals:-

 

The Clergy Support Fund

The Clergy Support Fund enables the Archdiocese of Southwark to care for clergy in their retirement, old age, and at their time of ill health, after a lifetime of service and devotion to Christ, His Church and His People.

Why is your help so critical? With your help the Clergy Support Fund cares for over 100 elderly or unwell priests each year. Over the next ten years, the Archdiocese expects a further 120 priests to retire from active ministry. With the average age of our priests rising, combined with the high cost of care homes, the financial cost of caring for our clergy in their retirement is rising year on year. Your donations ensure a dignified retirement for all of our priests.

For further information on how to support and donate to the Clergy Support Fund, please click on the following link:- www.rcaos.org.uk/donate/CSF   You can also donate via telephone, Monday-Friday on 020 7960 2504 or by using the Clergy Support Fund envelopes available today at the back of Church. Please continue to keep our Priests in your prayers.

 

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

 

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)

 

 

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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.

 

 

Gospel Reflections (Mark 16:13-19)

This is one of the very rare saints’ days to displace the Sunday celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord, which shows its importance. In a way it is still a Feast of the Lord, for it is the feast of the Church. Peter is to be the Rock foundation of Jesus’ own people, for that is what we are. Christ has called us together as his own people, and he has promised that he will always be present in this Church, ‘when two or three are gathered together in my name’. So, Christ is present even in an ordinary household trying to live together with Christ at their centre. Here Jesus makes the promise to Peter that what he binds on earth will be bound in heaven; his decisions will hold firm in the eyes of God. Later Jesus makes the same promise to the community itself. Peter is the spokesman for the Christian community, voicing the decisions of the Church. At his last meeting with his disciples the risen Christ promises to be with them ‘till the end of the ages’; the bishops, as the successors of the apostles, are the channels of Christ’s presence among us now. So today is the celebration of Christ among us, his people. How do you celebrate day by day this wonderful presence of Christ in our midst?

 

 

 

                                                                                 

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