Bible Readings for 31st July

 

The First reading.   The author of Ecclesiastes laments that all is vanity - the man who has laboured wisely, skilfully and successfully must leave his property for someone who has not laboured for it at all. By contrast, the author of today's psalm prays that by awareness of the shortness of life God may give us wisdom of heart. He acknowledges the Lord as our refuge from one generation to the next.

 

Second reading. St Paul is following the same theme, but now from the Christian perspective of belief in our sharing in Christ's resurrection to eternal life in heaven. Already we have died and now live with Christ in God – at present in a hidden way, but eventually we will be revealed in glory with him. This means we must already live in a heavenly rather than earthly way.

 

In the Gospel, Jesus tells a parable to warn against avarice. This mortal life may end at any time: we need to make ourselves rich in the sight of God rather than storing up treasure here.

Fr Rajiv’s homily will be updated on https://castingfire.wordpress.co

 

Mass and Devotions for the Week beginning Sunday 31st July

& the month of August

 

Saturdays              9.30 am Mass

                                 6.00 pm Mass of Sunday   followed by Confessions

Sundays                 8.30 am Mass      

                                10.00 am Family Mass        

                                11.30 am Solemn Mass followed by Confessions

                                6.30 pm Mass

 

Mondays               6.00 pm   Mass followed by Adoration & Benediction until 7.00pm

 

Tuesdays                6.00 pm Mass followed by Rosary   

 

Wednesdays         6.00 pm Mass                                      

 

Thursdays             9.00 am Mass followed by Rosary

                               

Fridays                   9.00 am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Prayers

                                                               

 

Sunday 14th August is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady Mass at usual times

 

Monday 29th August is a Bank Holiday           Mass at 12 noon

                                            Feast Days of August

 

1     St Alphonsus Liguori                                    14    ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY

4     St John Vianney                                             19    St John Eudes

5     Dedication of St Mary Major                       20   St Bernard

6     Transfiguration of the Lord                         21    21st Sunday of Year C

7     19th Sunday of Year C                                  22    Queenship of Our Lady

8     St Dominic                                                      23    St Rose of Lima

9      St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross               24    St Bartholomew

10    St Lawrence                                                  25    St Louis

11    St Clare                                                          26    Blessed Dominic Barberi

12    St Jane Frances de Chantal                        27    St Monica

13    SS Pontian & Hippolytus                            28    22nd Sunday of Year C

28    22nd Sunday of Year C                               29    Passion of St John Baptist         

                                                                                31    St Aidan

 

The parish office has now closed for the summer break, and reopens on Thursday 1st September. No baptism enquiries or parish centre bookings can be made during that period.

The parish newsletter will not be published in August: the next edition will be on 4th September.

 

The Children’s Liturgy takes a break for the summer, back on 11th September.

 

Sr. Jenefer will out of the parish during the month of August.

 
 
Preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism

If you have a child for Baptism under 5 years old please email us for an application form. You will be contacted once the form has been received. A copy of one of the Catholic parents’ baptism certificate will be required.  Baptisms can only take place on Saturdays at 11am. 

First Communion

 

Welcome to the children from the Communion group who have joined the Readers’ Rota for 10.00am Mass.New adult readers also encouraged to sign up for reading at 10.00 am Mass: please contact Nyama or Sr. Jenefer.

 

First Holy Communion Registration for Holy Communion 2022-2023 will begin as soon as the school term opens in September. Please note: Children prepare in the parish in which they regularly come to Sunday Mass, irrespective of the school they attend. An invitation will be given at Mass for parents with children going into year 3 who attend this church to apply. Please do not apply by phone or email.

The meetings for those either preparing for adult Confirmation or reception into the Catholic Church will take a break during August. Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more. Contact the parish office, srjenefer@rcdow.org.uk or speak to one of the priests.

 

Do you feel drawn to the Catholic Church?

Would you like to meet with other adults to explore what it means to be a Catholic? The meetings provide the context for growing in understanding of Catholic beliefs and in personal relationship with Christ and his Church. All welcome, baptised or not. Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more. Contact the parish office, srjenefer@rcdow.org.uk or speak to one of the priests.

Recruiting for our 10M Mass Choir:

become part of our vibrant and sociable community of singers who lead the Sunday 10am Mass and other liturgies and perform regularly in concert. No choral experience required. Contact Laurence for details: Laurence.carroll262@gmail.com

 

       

Holy Trinity Cine Club:

for children in Year 7 to Year 10 (approx 11-14 years old). Quality ‘surprise’ movie followed by discussion and pizza. All are welcome, suggested donation of £5 towards running costs. Contact cineclubbg@gmail.com

Summer Youth Camp

The YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival will happen at Ampleforth Abbey, North Yorkshire, over the Bank Holiday weekend Fri 26th August - Monday 29th August. Fr Rajiv will be taking a group from the parish. Open to two age groups -14-17yrs old and 18-35yrs. Tickets are selling fast, so contact asap if interestedPromises to be an exciting weekend! Contact if interested. See: www.youth2000.org for more info.

Forthcoming Events

 

There will be a Mission Appeal made by the Spiritans (the Holy Ghost Fathers) on Sunday 21st August.

 

March for Life UK - takes place on Saturday 3rd September.

10.30 am – 1.30 pm    Morning events at The Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, London SW1 3DW

2.00 pm: The March, from The Emmanuel Centre to Parliament Square, ending 4.30 pm.

There is also a Mass in St George's Cathedral Southwark at 11.00 am.

Come and witness to the fact that human life is not disposable, and that once a human life has started, our response should be to love and care for it, particularly at its most vulnerable stages.

 

The Relics of St Bernadette are visiting England this autumn, and can be venerated in our diocese in early September at these churches:

St Thomas of Canterbury, Fulham 60 Rylston Road,   SW6 7HW: (in our own deanery!)

Friday 2 September  9pm -  Saturday 3 September 10.30am

Westminster Cathedral   Saturday 3 September 11am -  Monday 5 September 9.30am

The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Botwell Lane, Hayes, UB3 2AB

Monday 5 September 10.30am - Tuesday 6 September

 

By popular demand, there will be another early autumn Parish Picnic on Brook Green on Sunday 11th September, from 11.00 am onwards.

The Concert by our Family Mass Choir, originally planned for 5th July, had to be postponed. The new date for the concert is Tuesday 13th September at 6.30 pm.

 

Diocesan Walsingham Pilgrimage – Saturday 24th September, Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, led by Cardinal Vincent. A local parish will be organising a coach on which some places will be available to Holy Trinity Parish. Please contact the parish office to let us know you would like to be informed of further details when available. Early

let us know you would like to be informed of further details when available. Early departure – late return. You will need to be able to walk about a mile.

HOLY TRINITY HAS GONE DIGITAL

                                                                                                            

You will find our new CONTACTLESS GIVING device in the church    

porch and you can now use your contactless debit/credit card

to make a donation.

Simply choose the amount you wish to donate and

hold your card onto the reader.

You can now donate from home by using the button below.

 
 
 
Thank you to all who have been able to continue giving in these difficult times.

If you wish to make a one-off donation, or continue giving, please use the red DONATE button above which will allow you to easily use your credit or debit card.

Alternatively, you may make any offering via bank transfer to:

HSBC

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Thank you for remembering that without your donations the parish cannot run. A lot of expenses remain whilst our income has been drastically reduced. We are very grateful for your continued support.

 

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Christian Marriage: a journey of healing

On Friday 29th September the Church celebrated the Great Feast of the Three Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Can you identify them in the picture above?

 

Michael carries a sword in his hand to defend your marriage from the Devil who accuses us when we sin, lies to us about what makes us happy, and puts in our minds doubts about the love of God.

 

Gabriel carries a pregnant womb, the visible sign that every Word of God carries new life and can become flesh in your marriage, because ‘nothing is impossible to God’.

The third angel, in the middle, is Raphael, meaning ‘God’s healing’. This Angel carries the hand of a young man - called Tobias - and is walking with him towards the marriage with Sarah. Raphael is the Guardian Angel of Tobias and Sarah,and of EVERY married couple.

For marriage enquiries please contact the parish priest:

richardandrew@rcdow.org.uk

Planning to get married?​​
Marriage Preparation Course 

Our course is open to all couples intending to marry in a Catholic Church, regardless of which parish you live in. If you are interested in attending a course in the future please email us: brookgreen@rcdow.org.uk 

There is currently no date set for a marriage course.