4th Sunday of Year (C)
Today’s Gospel passage follows on from last week’s passage when Jesus claimed that he was the fulfilment of Isaiah’s prophecy— he was the Messiah. Once the people gathered in the synagogue realised what Jesus was saying, they became enraged, so much so that he was hustled out of the town and he had to make some careful manoeuvers to escape from the crowd. Perhaps there had been so many false prophets in the past, that they could not accept that the Messiah had actually come. Although Jesus was accepted by many and sought after, there were others who made life difficult for him in spreading the Good News.
Parish Annual General Meeting
This will take place on Sunday 03rd March at 2pm in the Canon Smyth Parish Centre. As in previous years, it will follow a shared lunch which will start at 1pm. For this we invite you to bring along a dish of food and we will provide the drink. Everyone is welcome to either or both of these events.
At the A.G.M., we will review what has happened during the past year, plan ahead for this year and elect a new Parish Council. If you would like to nominate somebody for the Parish Council, please give their name to Fr. Colin by 24th February.
This Occasion will be an opportunity to have a little parish celebration before Lent starts on 6th March.
If you are planning to get married this year and have not done so already, please get in touch with Fr Colin at least six months before the date of the wedding.
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland
06th May 2019. £649.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £100. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.
Catholic Children’s Society
Our sincere thanks in supporting our Crib Offering Appeal. The amount raised was £455.55. This will help to support our work with disadvantaged families.
Good Counsel Network
On Saturday 9th February, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this Country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed, and it really does save lives. For details of our live saving work see www.GoodCounselNetwork.com
The struggle for social and environmental justice in the Brazilian Amazon – talk and Q&A
Wednesday 6th February 2.30pm at CAFOD’s Volunteer Centre at Catholic Church of Christ the King, 1st Floor, 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London N14 4HE.
The Amazon rainforest produces one third of all rainfall on our planet and a fifth of our oxygen. Indigenous communities are at the heart of the struggle to protect this precious resource for us all, but they are facing unprecedented threats to their lives, homes and livelihoods. This volunteer meeting from 2.30-4pm will include an opportunity to hear a first-hand account of our work to defend indigenous rights and the Amazon in Brazil. Please contact Tony Sheen email@example.com for further details or to book a place.
Four:12 Quiz Night
The Early Spring edition of Four:12's Family Quiz Night will be on Friday 15th of February 2019 in the Parish Hall. The quiz is open to everyone. Doors open at 7pm. £6/adult & £3/child (under 16). Book your places by emailing Four12.firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments (fish & chips) will be served.
The next session for parents who wish to have their baby baptised will be on Sunday 24th March at 4pm in the Dominic Room.
First Communion Programme
The children have a session this morning (Sunday) at 9.15am and next Sunday will be taking part in a Celebration Mass at 10.30.
The first session for those who have applied to receive Confirmation this year will be on Wednesday at 7pm in the Canon Smyth Parish Centre.
Monday Club Help Wanted
Drivers needed we have two adults who need to be taken home from the Annunciation church hall at 9.pm one to Cricklewood, and one to Kilburn.
Looking ahead, we are also looking for additional volunteers to assist with running the club. This is with a view to eventually handing the reigns over to a volunteer or group of volunteers so that the Monday Club can continue.
The club has been running for over 40 years and has 23 members, most of whom come every week. If you can help in anyway please contact Sue Masterson on 07855038072.
Catholic History Walks—London
Wednesday 13th February, 6.30pm. A walk through the historic city of Westminster, from the mother Church of English Catholics, through St James's Park, and on to Whitehall. Meet on the steps of Westminster Cathedral. Nearest Tube: Victoria.
The City of London
Friday 15th February, 2pm. The City of London has an ancient and varied history, from its Saxon origins, through to the turbulence of the Reformation and Great Fire, and has many of London's most beautiful and interesting Churches. Meet at St Mary Moorfields, EC2M 7LS. Nearest Station: Moorgate.
Cardinal’s Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony, Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 8 June 2019 at 3pm
The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th,10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2019. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).
Reading Sacred Places
We are really looking forward to a series of Sunday Afternoons given by Professor Michael Barnes SJ which start this Sunday, 3rd February. The Series is called Reading Sacred Places. New Approaches to Interreligious Understanding. We will start at 2.00pm and finish at about 4.00pm (Tea / coffee from 1.30pm). Suggested Donation £10. We do hope you will be able to come. Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter. 34 Chepstow Villas, London, W11 2QZ. Tel: 020 7313 8286 Web: www.sioncentre.org