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Please find the Holy Rosary here.

Please find Mass Sheet for 14 August 2022 here.

 

Please find Papal Message for World Day for Grandparents and Elderly here.

 

Please find St Bernadette Relic Tour 2022 here.

 

Our Sunday Obligation

As Catholics we acknowledge our duty to worship Almighty God. One of the precepts of the Church (Church laws binding on Catholics) is that we attend Mass on Sundays and other holy days of obligation and refrain from work and activities which could impede the sanctification of those days. During the heights of the pandemic, the Bishops of England & Wales released the faithful from the requirement to attend Mass on Sundays and other holy days of obligation. From Pentecost Sunday (5 June) the general requirement to attend Holy Mass in person is restored; in the words of the Bishops of England & Wales, “the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply.

 

 

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 note the Cafe will close for the summer break, resuming on Tuesday 13th September 2022. Please find cafe information here.

 

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

 

Gospel Reflections (Luke 12:13-21) 

Luke’s language and style make it clear that he comes from a reasonably privileged background. In his stories he refers to far larger sums of money than Mark does. He also understands about investment banking and rates of interest. This makes it all the more striking that he continually warns against the dangers of wealth. Jesus brushes aside a dispute about inheritance. The parable of the Rich Fool is perhaps the most condemnatory of all the parables; nowhere else in the gospels is anyone called outright a ‘Fool’! Luke tells us that salvation came first to the poor, to the shepherds of Bethlehem, through a baby cradled in a cattle-trough. Only Luke says that the apostles left ‘everything’ to follow Jesus. The guests invited to the Great Supper refuse the invitation because they are distracted by their new purchases. In the ideal young community of the early Church in Jerusalem Luke insists that everything was held in common. The only hope for the rich
(for example in the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus) is to use their wealth to make friends in heaven. What challenge does Jesus offer me in this Gospel, particularly about where I find my true ‘treasure’?

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