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Takehomenews Sunday 8 October 2023

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

We are Stewards of God’s Grace in Our lives. We often betray the grace upon our lives like the unfruitful vineyard and ungrateful tenants in this Sunday’s readings. But then, God remains persistent in his love for us.

The parable of the kingdom about a landowner who planted a vineyard and leased it to tenants who then killed his only son, tells our story. God is the landowner, the owner of our lives whose Son, Jesus was Killed. God has entrusted us with our lives and invites us to bear the fruits of salvation.

To bear these fruits, I am to guard my heart against ingratitude, and greed and then fill it with everything true and pure as the second reading (Phil 4:6-9) tells us. In that way, we may avoid betraying ourselves and God, who in trust has given us everything we have.

As stewards of many graces of God, with grateful hearts, we are to bear fruits of goodness, remembering from whom we have received all and to whom all is due. O Lord, help us by your grace. Amen

Happy Sunday. Fr Chinedu

Today is PRISONERS’ SUNDAY

It is a time when the Catholic Church encourages us to bring prisoners and their families into the hearts and minds of our parish communities and remember in our prayers those who among us affected by the criminal justice system.

Sharing Faith in the Diocese of Westminster in Autumn 2023.

“The Year of the Council”

This resource is our contribution to the first worldwide preparatory year for ‘Pilgrims of Hope’, the Jubilee Year 2025. Next year, 2024, has been designated as a Year of Prayer, with the ‘Our Father’ at its heart, and our resource for next Lent will take us deeper into that theme. But we begin here. Books are available in the porch £4.00 each. Please put money in box marked papers.

October Devotion

Featuring: Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Exhortation and Benediction

Time: Sunday to Friday 6pm-7pm, Saturday 5pm—6pm.

Eucharistic Adoration on Saturdays from 10:30-11:10am. (Next Saturday finishes at 11.am) All are welcome.


ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

19TH TO 26TH July 2024 Please view the poster on the notice board.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY APPEAL – DONATIONS COLLECTION

Thank you for your support to CAFOD’s Family Fast Appeal. Please remember to return your donation after Masses this weekend 7th/8th October.

If you have picked up a CAFOD envelope then please consider donating as gift aid, simply filling in details on the back of the envelope as this will boost each donation by 25p for every £1 given. An even quicker way is to give online donation direct to CAFOD using the QR code on the back of the envelope, so more families can receive the help needed. For more information visit cafod.org.uk.

Fr Colin & Fr David Farewell Mass Next Saturday 14th October 2pm

Please come along and celebrate!


The Divine Mercy Apostolate, London is holding a Divine Mercy Retreat at St Anthonys RC Church

5 Garrat Road, Edgware, London HA8 9AN on Saturday 14 October 2023 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm . The Retreat will include teachings on the Message of Divine Mercy, Holy Mass, Hour of Mercy with Stations of the Cross, Adoration and Benediction and Veneration of the Image of Merciful Jesus. Please call Millie on 07957594646 for more information.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH, BARNET

This year's theme, ‘Celebrating our Sisters’, highlights the role that Black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities. Please visit here to find out what happening. Barnet Libraries celebrate Black writing and authors in a first Black Literary Festival. If you have any questions or would like to advertise an event please email community@barnet.gov.uk.


RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults usually starts in October, If you know anyone who may want to become a Catholic, invite the person to speak with any of the priests.

Who is RCIA for?

1. Unbaptised adults asking for baptism, confirmation, and communion.

2. Adults baptised in another Christian tradition or candidates asking for reception into full communion in the Church.

3. Baptised Catholics asking for Confirmation and Eucharist



Foodbank for the community

Non – perishable food is required for the foodbank, please leave your donations in one of the marked boxes in the church porch. Thank you.


The Divine Mercy Apostolate, London is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Co Mayo

From November 9 to 14 to Pray for the Holy Souls. It will be by the Marian Fathers. Package includes: Return flights by Aer Lingus from Heathrow Airport, half board, 5 nights, accommodation in en suite twin rooms, hand-luggage (10 kgs), all transfers and Airport Development fee. The Retreat will include daily Mass and Hour of Mercy and retreats at Glendalough and Kylemore Abbey. Cost £800. All Welcome. Please call Millie on 07957594646 for more information.

Beginning Experience Weekend

If you have suffered a divorce, separation or the death of your spouse, a residential weekend to help you to heal will be held from 13th to 15th October 2023 at the Sion Community, Brentwood, Essex. For details of the weekend, please ring Maura 07795-498445 or Mary 020-8647 4760 or email besouthofengland@gmail.com

SIGNING SCHOOL FORMS

Fr Chinedu will be available to sign school application forms this Monday between 4 and 5pm in the Canon Smyth Parish Centre.

Pastoral Visits

If you need or know a parishioner who needs a pastoral visit at home or at the hospital, please, feel free to speak with any of the priests here.




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