11th Sunday Of Year C
Today’s Gospel provides a lesson in mercy. A woman with a bad reputation gate-crashes a dinner party and starts washing and anointing Jesus’ feet with ointment. The Pharisee rebuked this action but Jesus praises her for this act of love. The greatest sinner, when forgiven by God, can show the greatest love.
Food Crisis In Ethiopia
CAFOD have asked us to have a special collection next weekend to help ease the food crisis in Ethiopia. There are 10 million women, men and children who are facing a severe food shortage and CAFOD have made this their current aid priority.
RCIA Come & See
Over the past years we have had several adults each year coming forward to be baptised or to be received into the Catholic church as well as baptised Catholics who have not received the other Sacraments. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) sessions start in October, but we are having a Come and See evening on Tuesday 21st June at 8pm. If you know of anyone who is interested, please bring them along on that evening. It will take place in the stage area of the Parish Centre, enabling us to have some refreshments at the same time.
Off To The Spurs
Fr David has been appointed to St Francis De Sales Church in Tottenham and will be taking up this appointment in September. It is very sad that Fr David has to leave us but after my ceasing to be Episcopal Vicar there were greater needs for priests elsewhere in the Diocese. Fr David has been a great help to me and many parishioners have valued his pastoral care. We will have an official farewell in the autumn.
The good news is that we are being sent a full-time deacon in September. He is Carlos Quito who will be ordained priest for Westminster Diocese next year. He is being ordained deacon in Westminster Cathedral this weekend. Deacons cannot say Mass, hear confessions or administer the Sacrament of the Sick but can lead Eucharistic Services and also administer baptisms, weddings and funerals. He will be a great blessing to the Parish and an exciting time for us and for him as he prepares for priestly ordination.
Anointing Of The Sick
Our Mercy Mass this month will include the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. It will be at 7.30pm on Friday 24th June, the Feast of the Birthday of St John the Baptist.
Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament for those who are concerned about their health or who are getting weak with the advancement of years. Please pass notice of this Mass to those who would welcome the Sacrament, and perhaps you might be able to bring them to the Mass. Otherwise, Fr David or Fr Colin would be happy to anoint people in their homes.
Anne Whelton Rip
The funeral Mass for Anne Whelton of Hanshaw Drive will be on Wednesday 15th June at 10.30am. This will be in addition to the 9am Mass that day but there will be no Holy Hour. May she rest in peace.
St Dominic’s Sixth Form College
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First Communion 2017
We have just completed the First Communion Programme for this year. Now it is time to prepare for next year’s First Communion. Those starting in Year 3 or above in September are invited to join the programme. Application forms are available in the porch. The forms should be returned by 11th September at the latest. There will be a meeting for the parents who have applied for their child on Tuesday 27th September at 7.45pm in the Parish Centre and also the following Tuesday. Sessions for the children will start on Sunday 9th October at 9.15am.
Meeting for Readers
There will be a meeting for Parish Readers on Tuesday 28th June at 7.45pm in the church.
The next session for parents who wish to have their baby baptised will be on Sunday 10th July at 4pm in the Dominic Room in the Parish Centre. Application forms can be collected from the sacristy.
The 10th edition of Four:12's Family Quiz Night will be this Friday in the Parish Hall. Doors open at 7pm.
£6/adult & £3/child (under 16).
Places can be booked after Masses this weekend or
By calling 07543705135or Email Four12.email@example.com.
Refreshments (fish & chips) will be served.
The Parish Centre will be used as a polling station for voting on the referendum on Thursday 23rd June. As on the last polling day, we plan to keep the doors of the church open to encourage people to have a look at the church. It proved very worthwhile last time. If you would be available for an hour during the day to welcome people and hand out leaflets, please put your name on the sheet on the table at the back of the church. Many thanks.
Meeting for Eucharistic Ministers
On Wednesday at 7.45pm in the Church, there will be a meeting for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. It will include a reflection on the various parts of the Mass and a discussion of practical points relating to the ministry.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy:
Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope;
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy towards us; And after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary
Diocesan Pilgrimage To Lourdes
If you are over 18, your help would be very much appreciated as a St Frai Helper. Some of our sick pilgrims in most need of support and medical care stay in a hospital-like building called the Accueil St Frai in the centre of Lourdes. It is well-equipped for their care and they are looked after by a team of doctors, nurses and volunteer St Frai Helpers. The role of a St Frai helper is to support the nurses and provide the sort of care for which you don’t need a medical qualification. The timetable is shared across two shifts so there is enough time to rest, make your own pilgrimage, spend time with your groups and make new friends. Helping in the St Frai is an extremely moving and rewarding experience. Working in the St Frai is an opportunity to give our care and company to our pilgrims and make a huge difference in their lives.If you’re interested in helping in the St Frai in Lourdes, please email chief helpers Nick Leonard or Laura Simmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.