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TAKEHOMENEWS 25TH SEPTEMBER 2022

26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ( C )

Today we are presented with a parable that is a stark wake-up call to those who are oblivious of the needs of others. It is a call to care for the poor. In the parable, the rich man dresses and feasts magnificently while the poor man lies at his gate in poor condition and starving. Jesus indicates that at his death, the rich man can do nothing to escape from Hades. While the poor man is enjoying heavenly reward. Listen to the warnings of the prophets, Jesus says. For us, we have the advantage of knowing about the death and resurrection of Jesus. Let this be an encouragement for us to care for the poor and needy in the best way we can.

INTERNATIONAL MASS

Today we will be celebrating our International Mass at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome to share in this celebration, thanking God for the great diversity of nationality and culture which is such a blessing for our parish. The first reading will be read in Ewe. Please refer to the Mass sheet for the English translations. The bidding prayers will be read in different languages:

1. (Spanish) We pray for Pope Francis and all religious leaders as they challenge us to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God.

2. (French) We pray for all those in need, especially those who lack the basic necessities of life: food, shelter and heating.

3. (Lingala) We pray that we, as stewards of creation, may respect and care for all that God has created, so that the earth may flourish in the years to come.

4. (Swahili) We pray for peace throughout the world that there may be respect and understanding between nations and that each country may benefit from each other’s resources.

5. (Filipino) We pray for migrants and others who have had to leave their homes as a result of war, famine or other reasons that they be welcomed into their new environment.

After the Mass you are invited to a reception in the Canon Smyth Parish Centre. Many thanks to all those who have brought along food to share on this occasion.

SHEILA MORRISON RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of SHEILA MORRISON who died on 29th August. Her funeral Mass will take place at 10.30am at Our Lady of Dolours Church, Egerton Gardens, Hendon, on Saturday 1st October and her body brought to that church on Friday 30th September at 6pm.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

If you know of any adult who is interested in becoming a Catholic or baptised Catholics who have not received the other Sacraments, please invite them along to a meeting on Tuesday 11th October at 8pm for an hour in the Canon Smyth Parish Centre. The sessions will continue on Tuesdays through to Eastertide next year. Any parishioner who is interested in discovering more about their faith is welcome to join these sessions.

WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

Today is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a day that has been marked since 1914. This is an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers. In his message for this day, Pope Francis quotes Hebrews 13:14 “Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” Pope Francis says that the ultimate meaning of our journey in this world is the search for our true homeland, the Kingdom of God, inaugurated by Jesus Christ. No one must be excluded. God’s plan is essentially inclusive and gives priority to those living on the existential peripheries. Among them are many migrants and refugees, displaced persons and victims of trafficking.

STELLA MARIS WEBINAR

The Catholic Charity Stella Maris, formerly called Apostleship of the Sea, invites you to join a webinar on Tuesday 27th September from 7.30pm to 9pm to find out about the issue of seafarer abandonment and how our donations on Sea Sunday are supporting those in crisis. If you would like to attend online, please register in advance at www.stellamaris.org.uk/abandonment.

SHORT TRAINING SESSION

FOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & READERS

Golders Green Parish are hosting a session for Readers & Eucharistic Ministers on Saturday 8th October from 10.30am to 1pm. If you would like to attend, please email goldersgreen@rcdow.org.uk. St Edward’s church is 5 minutes walk from Golders Green Station in Finchley Road.

FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME

The 2023 First Communion Programme will start in January. Application forms will be available next month to be returned by Christmas.

PARISH COUNCIL

The Parish Council meet on Thursday 29th September at 7.30pm in the Canon Smyth Parish Centre.

NEW ALTAR SERVERS

If there any children who have made their First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please come along to the church with your parents on Saturday 8th October at 11am.

CAKE SALE

There will be a Cake Sale after Masses on Sunday 2nd October (between 9am and 1.30pm). All funds raised will go towards Macmillan Cancer Support.

SIGNING SCHOOL FORMS

Fr Colin will be available to sign school application forms on Wednesday 28th September between 4 and 5pm in the Canon Smyth Parish Centre.

RAFFLE PRIZES NOT COLLECTED FROM THE SUMMER FAYRE ON 9TH JULY

The following raffle ticket numbers are still not collected:

White Tickets 759, 712, L PALARCA, 812, 594

Yellow Tickets 1519, 504

Prizes are available after Mass in the Sacristy.

Mass count

The number of people at Mass last Sunday was 420. we will be counting heads again at Masses this weekend.

MISSIO RED BOXES

Thank you all those who have recently returned their Mission Red Boxes. A total of £152.08 was sent on to Missio.

The next count will be made in January, so please do not return your boxes until nearer that time. Many thanks.




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