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15.11.2020 Newsletter 33rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday: Mass at 9:30am via Zoom meeting.

Proverbs 31:10-13,19-20,30-31; Psalm 127(128):1-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30

Monday: Apocalypse 1:1-4,2:1-5; Psalm 1:1-4,6; Luke 18:35-43 (St ails in one han all your Margaret.)

Tuesday: Zoom Afternoon Tea at 1pm

Apocalypse 3:1-6,14-22; Psalm 14(15):2-5; Luke 19:1-10 (St Hilda)

Wednesday: Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Apocalypse 4:1-11; Psalm 150; Luke 19:11-28

Thursday: Mass at 9am via Zoom Meeting

Zoom Parish Meeting at 7pm

Apocalypse 5:1-10; Psalm 149:1-6,9; Luke 19:41-44

Friday: Apocalypse 10:8-11; Psalm 118(119):14,24,72,103,111,131

Saturday: Apocalypse 11:4-12; Psalm 143(144):1-2,9-10; Luke 20:27-40

Next Sunday: 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Zoom Mass 9.30am

Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; Psalm 22(23):1-3a,5-6; I Corinthians 15:20-26,28; Matthew 25:31-46

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION: For those of us accessing Mass on line or on television, whilst we cannot physically receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we can receive Spiritual Communion. In a recent letter from the Catholic Bishops Conference they remind us that “the idea of spiritual communion is an important one to remember and reaffirm” as through it “ all are united in some way by the Holy Spirit” and they offer the following prayer for recitation:

Oh my Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.

I love you above all things, and I passionately desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally come spiritually into my soul.

so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen

Please see the table below with all your Zoom meeting details in one handy place

Meeting ID


Sunday Mass

15th November 9.30am

864 3016 0566


Afternoon Tea

17th November 1pm

886 7772 8203


Parish Meeting

18th November 7pm

892 3003 5331


Thursday Mass

19th November 9am

875 9865 2540



THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER: Artificial Intelligence: We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory: The month of November is traditionally dedicated by the Church to offer suffrages for all the faithful departed and holy souls in purgatory. A suffrage is an intercessory prayer, in this case for our dear brothers and sisters who have gone before us:

Almighty Father, source of forgiveness and salvation, grant that our relatives and friends who have passed from this life may, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all of the saints, come to share your Eternal happiness through Christ our Lord. Amen.

PARISH IN COUNCIL MEETING: The next Parish in Council meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 18th November via Zoom. Everyone is invited. Joining details are in the table above.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: Stella Richardson has Christmas cards for us to purchase as usual, produced by the British Heart Foundation to raise money for their charity. Please contact Stella for more details and to purchase cards.

NEW ANTI-ABORTION BILL: Sadly abortion is currently available in the UK right up to birth for babies with cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot. All of these conditions can be corrected.

A cross-party group of MPs from the three largest parties in the UK Parliament have come together to bring forward the Abortion (Cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot) Bill. The Bill will change the law to clarify that cleft palate, cleft lip, and club foot are not grounds for abortion in the UK. You can find out more about the Bill and the families supporting it at

We are being encouraged to write to our MP asking for support on this sensible piece of legislation.

DIOCESAN CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL MINISTRY: Are you involved in ministry in your parish? Perhaps you don’t think of it in those terms – but you might be an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, a reader, a steward, a catechist… Perhaps you help with children’s liturgy, write bidding prayers, lead a bible group or simply be one of the many people in all kinds of roles who are ‘co-workers in the vineyard’ in your parish or beyond. Maybe you feel called to do something but do not feel you have the skills or support. If so, then the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry might be just what you need.

This 2-year online course, co-developed by Hallam, for Catholic dioceses in England and Wales is designed to help lay people develop their gifts for pastoral ministry in the parish, deanery and wider community. Recent students have said that:

  • There is true collaboration in this project, crossing parish, diocesan and global boundaries, which is what it means to be Church

  • Great to see transformation of those participating in the course.

  • Good to see a prioritization of education for lay people resulting in an increase in confidence as they work alongside clergy.

  • Inspiring to share ideas and conversations with people from other dioceses.


Starts January 2021. For more information, contact


Grandma, Mary Brady, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Peggy Cummins, Gillian Gee, Brendan Handley, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Franz Muller, John Parker, Kate Patterson, Tom Rutherford, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt and Michel.

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