Despite the heat, Fr David completed the course, running the 2018 London Marathon in aid of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster). You can still support him here.

 

Fr David is running the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April in aid of Catholic Children's Society (Westminster). You can support him here. And if you take any photos of him running, send them to us and we'll put them up on the website!

WELCOME
A very warm welcome to Fr Jerome who joins us this week. I am sure we will all make him feel welcome and at home in this wonderful parish. Fr Jerome is a member of the Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans) who comes with a wealth of pastoral experience working as a missionary, especially with migrant peoples. Now he begins a new chapter here and will bring many gifts and blessings to us all through his ministry. This weekend he will say the 4pm Vigil Mass, and the 11.15 and 12.30 Sunday Masses.

SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD
Today,  the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, is also the Sunday of the Word of God.  In the Gospel, Jesus reads and preaches in the synagogue. He says, ‘This text is fulfilled today even as you listen.’ In the these days after Christmas and Epiphany we celebrate that Jesus, God’s Son, is indeed the Word-Made-Flesh who lives among us. May we let this Living Word enter our hearts and lives to continually form and transform us.  

TWO SPECIAL MASSES
This Friday 28th January 7pm: Mass of Thanksgiving with Fr Andrew followed by a reception in the parish hall. Thank you to everyone who has already given to Fr Andrew’s collection. There is another opportunity this weekend for those who would like to contribute.
Friday 11th February 7pm: Solemn Mass for the Parish Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes with Bishop Sherrington, followed by a reception.

FR DAVID WRITES
Many thanks once again, from the whole parish team, for all the lovely cards, gifts and messages we have received. We are most grateful for so much kindness and generosity. Fr Andrew went with his belongings to his new appointment on Friday. We send him with our thanks, love and best wishes. At the same time, we look forward to welcoming Fr Jerome later this week.

This weekend, we welcome back Fr Samuel who is visiting to help out. I know you all took him to your hearts last summer and it is lovely to have him back (but please don’t ask him if he is the new curate)!

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