(World Day of the Poor)
17th November 2019

Dear Parishioner,

Today is the World Day of the Poor. How many times do we see poor people rummaging through garbage bins to retrieve what others have discarded as superfluous, in the hope of finding something to live on or wear! They themselves become part of a human garbage bin; they are treated as refuse. These strong words from Pope Francis encourage all of us to consider the poorest and most vulnerable. We will be having a second collection to send to Caritas Anchor House, a Catholic charity based in Newham, working with over 140 homeless people every day.

The Church is called to be the epiphany of Christ, the visible body of Christ in the world. Our Christian identity, therefore, must be acquired by the way of the cross, by progressive conversion and self-knowledge. The authentic celebration of the dedication of a church is a commitment on the part of the community to ongoing conversion in Christ.

During this month we remember the deceased members of our families and parish. Placed in the front of the altar are the names of our loved ones. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. May they rest in peace. Amen.

God bless you all and pray for me,

Deacon Kevin.


Please remember to pray for:

Daily for the sick clergy of our Diocese

The sick and housebound

Those who have recently died: Rita Fletcher

Years Mind:
Sunday: Frank & Louise Stratham, Fr Richard (Dick) Ashton
Tuesday: Fr John Harden
Wednesday: Fr James Linburgh
Thursday: Brian Lynch
Saturday: Mgr Edward Watson, Canon Martin Hancock
Sunday: Valentine & Nazera Nasser

Next Sunday: CHRIST THE KING (C)

First Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-3
They anointed David king of Israel.

Second Reading: Colossians 1:12-20
He has created a place for us in the kingdom of the Son that he loves.

Gospel: Luke 23:35-43
Lord remember me when you come into your kingdom.