The Opening Prayer (Collect) reminds us that God shows his almighty power above all by pardoning and showing mercy.
The First Reading tells us how the elders appointed by Moses to support him in governing the people of Israel were given some of the spirit that was on him, to strengthen them for their role. Similarly, we receive a share in the Holy Spirit who anointed Jesus at his Baptism, at our Baptism and Confirmation, to make us like Christ and to strengthen us in our mission as his disciples.
In the second reading St James is warning the prosperous that their worldly goods are transitory, and that punishment from God awaits those whose prosperity was the result of their cheating others of their due.
The Gospel contains three separate teachings of Jesus. (1) Sometimes unexpected people outside the circle of his followers can show they support his work of overcoming evil. (2) Those who lend assistance to the representatives of Jesus will receive a reward. (3) A terrible fate awaits those who are an obstacle to bring down a little one who has faith in Jesus: this means a simple believer or even a child. St Therese of the Child Jesus whom we honour on Friday does the opposite of this.
Fr Rajiv’s homily will be updated on https://castingfire.wordpress.com
Times of Mass and Devotions
for the week beginning 26th September
The church is open for private prayer from approx 8.30am until the early evening, when possible. Please continue to use hand sanitiser on arrival in the porch. Please use only the pews on the left side of the church.
You may scan the NHS tracing app code displayed in the porch using your mobile phone or the sign in sheet on the stand.
Saturday 25th September 9.30 am Mass
feria - of BV Mary 6.00 pm First Mass of Sunday
followed by Confessions
Sunday 26th September 8.30 am Mass
26th Sunday, [Yr B] 10.00 am Family Mass
11.30 am Solemn Mass
followed by Confessions
Monday 27th September 6.00 pm Mass
St Vincent de Paul followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 7.00 pm
Tuesday 28th September 6.00 pm Mass
St Wenceslaus followed by Rosary
Wednesday 29th September 6.00 pm Mass
SS Michael,Gabriel, Raphael
Thursday 30th September 9.00 am Mass
Friday 1st October 9.00 am Mass
Sty Therese of the Child Jesus followed by Divine Mercy Prayers
Saturday 2nd October 9.30 am Mass
Holy Guardian Angels 6.00 pm First Mass of Sunday
followed by Confessions
Sunday 3rd October 8.30 am Mass
27th Sunday, [Yr B] 10.00 am Family Mass
11.30 am Solemn Mass
followed by Confessions
6.00 pm Mass
Sunday Evening Mass
We’re re-introducing the Sunday evening mass from 3rd October. It will be on a trial basis to see if there is a real need for it. We’ll evaluate at the end of the year. Mass will be at 6:30 PM and the plan is to have a social at the local pub afterwards.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word for 4-7yr olds at 10.00am Mass today. New volunteer catechists always welcome, speak to Vittoria.
Thank you to those who registered for the Sacrament of Confirmation last Sunday. Any more young people in year 10 at school or over who would like to register see Sr. Jenefer & Fr. Rajiv at Sunday Mass TODAY 26th September. Then phone & book a 10-minute appointment with Anja 0207603 3832 for Thursday 30th September between 4.00 & 6.30pm.
The Holy Communion Registration is now closed.
Meetings for adults interested in the Catholic Faith and for adults who wish to be confirmed have now begun. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, speak to one of the priests or contact the parish office or to find out more.
All welcome whatever faith background. Come & See if this is for you.
Prayer Workshop CORRECTION The Prayer Workshop meets this week Thursday 30th September 2.00pm at Nazareth House Prayer Centre. Ending at 3.00pm with a cup of tea (or coffee) All welcome.
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. The next baptism preparation course will be on Tuesday 28th September.
Secondary School references: Please contact the parish office to book an appointment. Please note that no appointments for primary school or nursery references can be arranged until after half term.
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:
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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.
Volunteering in Church
Ordinary Church Cleaning (vacuuming, etc) needs doing regularly. Please let the parish office know you can help.
Sanitising of the Church needs to take place once a week to ensure Covid safety. More helpers requested, so each person need only clean one section of the seating and areas of frequent touch.
Gifts of Flowers for the shrines, (Our Lady, Sacred Heart, St Anthony, etc) are welcomed. Also help to arrange and water these, and to clear away dead flowers before the next weekend. In due course we hope to re-establish a flower rota for a main arrangement at the altar and Our Lady. Please let the parish office know you can help in the above way
Glass Door's Annual Sleep Out will be taking place on Friday, 1 October 2021. Participants give up their bed for one night to give someone a chance to leave homelessness behind. Find out more and sign up at www.glassdoor.org.uk.The charity is expecting more demand on its services as the furlough scheme ends and evictions begin.
Friday is the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day – take an envelope home this Sunday, and place in it the money saved from your act of self-denial, gift aiding it if possible, and returning it next Sunday.
Saturday evening 9th/Sunday 10th October There will be a collection of non- perishable foodstuffs for the Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank. Please bring your gifts to Mass with you on those days only, and leave in the box which will be in the porch. Items especially needed are: Long life milk, Tinned meat, Tinned vegetables, Tinned fish, Tinned fruit, Sponge puddings, Coffee.
2021 – The Year of St Joseph
marking the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.
On 10th December 1898 Cardinal Vaughan added St Joseph as a Patron of our Diocese, noting “the Church itself is an expansion of the Holy Family”.
A Prayer to St Joseph
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Prayer to St Joseph during the Pandemic
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also. Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities. O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christo most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness. As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.
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.
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: email@example.com
Due to lockdown there is currently no date set for a marriage course.