Today's Gospel

Jesus tells the Pharisees the story of a rich man (Dives) who dressed in purple and fine linen and feasted on a daily basis, and was totally unaware of the poor man Lazarus who lay at his gate, covered with sores, and starving. In the life of the world to come their positions are reversed. Like the Pharisees we need to listen to the Old Testament prophets who urge us to care for the poor, like Amos in today's first reading, who condemns 'those ensconced so snugly in Zion... dining on lambs from the flock...drinking wine by the bowlful....but about the ruin of Joseph they do not care at all....the sprawlers' revelry is over...'

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

NEW EVENT: The Alpha Course

Do you have questions about faith you’ve not been sure how to ask? Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. We begin with dessert; have a short talk followed by a discussion where you can explore things more. Begins Wed 5th October and runs for seven weeks excluding half term. Why don’t you come one week and try? More info at: www.brookgreenchurch.org/alpha

Mass and Devotions for the Week beginning Sunday 24th September

Saturday                                                9.30 am Mass

Our Lady of Walsingham                        6.00 pm Mass of Sunday followed by Confessions

 

Sunday 25th September                   8.30 am Mass

26th Sunday, Year C                              10.00 am Family Mass

                                                                11.30 am Solemn Mass followed by Confessions

                                                                6.30 pm Mass

Monday                                                 6.00pm Mass followed by Confessions

SS Cosmas & Damian                                        

 

Tuesday                                                 6.00 pm Mass followed by Rosary

St Vincent de Paul

 

Wednesday                                           6.00 pm Mass

St Wenceslaus

 

Thursday                                               9.00 am Mass followed by Rosary

SS Michael, Gabriel, Raphael                11.00am Funeral Mass of Alex Wu

 

Friday                                                     9.00 am Mass followed by Divine Mercy Prayers

St Jerome

 

Saturday                                                9.30 am Mass

St Therese of the Child Jesus                  6.00 pm Mass of Sunday followed by Confessions

& of the Holy Face

 

Sunday 25th September                   8.30 am Mass

27th Sunday, Year C                              10.00 am Family Mass

                                                                11.30 am Solemn Mass followed by Confessions

                                                                6.30 pm Mass

 

 

 

                                                    

SACRAMENTS
 
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.  

Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation is still open for those in year 10 or over. Please collect a registration form from Fr. Rajiv or Sr. Jenefer and phone the parish office to arrange a time for your interview on Monday 26th or Tuesday 27th. September.

 

Registration for First Holy Communion has now closed.

Thank you to all those who came and registered their children.

 

Meetings for adults exploring the Catholic faith continue next week. If you feel drawn to the Catholic Church, would like to be confirmed as an adult or would like to know more please get in touch via srjenefer@rcdow.org.uk, the parish office, or speak to one of the priests. All welcome, baptised or not.

 

Children’s Liturgy has resumed at 10.00am. Mass. There will be a Training early in October for new Children’s Liturgy catechists. See Vittoria if interested.

 

Marriage Course

We will be beginning marriage preparation by the end of September for those engaged to be married. Those interested, please contact Fr Rajiv.

 

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 9 on a Friday evening and Year 10 to 12 on a Saturday evening once a month. Quality ‘surprise’ movie followed by discussion and pizza. All are welcome, suggested donation of £5 towards running costs. Contact cineclubbg@gmail.com. First sessions: Fri 7th October and Sat 8th October.

Parents who wish to request a Certificate of Catholic Practice

in connection with application to a Catholic Secondary School, please note: Enquiries about primary school applications cannot be made until after half term. Enquiries about secondary school applications: please contact the parish office this week to request an interview time from the following week onwards, and to receive an information form which you will be asked to complete and return before the day of your interview.

Current Church Repairs:

In a building dating from the 1850's, it is not surprising that the need for repairs is ongoing. As the Church is Grade Two Listed, repairs must be approved by the Historic Churches Committee of the Diocese. The Victorian Stained Glass Window of St George (right hand aisle of church,) was boarded up for a few months as the glass had to be removed and entirely releaded. This and minor repairs to other windows cost £6,121.20. Stone Statue of Our Lady and Child, in a niche over the outside door of the side porch has crumbled and is about to be repaired: cost £1300. Repairs to Stonework of the Tower are shortly to be undertaken: cost £9,246. Donations towards the cost of repairs are always welcomed!

Church Flowers

We hope for festivals to have flower arrangements at the altar, but for this we do need offers of help to arrange flowers, both from those already experienced and learners! On a weekly basis, we welcome gifts of small bunches of flowers to place at Our Lady or the other shrines. For this, we do each week need a volunteer who will water, or dispose of dead flowers. Please let the parish office know you can help in these ways.

From next Sunday onwards we will put at the back of the church a bookcase

containing Catholic books for very young children to use in church: prayers, Bible stories, Mass books. On arrival in church before Mass starts, you can help your child choose a book and return it to the box at the end of Mass - not during. The books must be kept clean and with no pages missing. The idea is to help your child to remain content in their place, and at the same time help you to follow the Mass. Children from 4 to 7 years of age can join the Children's Liturgy at the beginning of the 10.00 am Family Mass: they return to their parents at the offertory.

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

Acc Name: Westminster Roman Catholic Diocese Trustee, Brook Green Holy Trinity

Acc no: 01308173

Sort Code: 40-05-20

 

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.

We will be beginning marriage preparation by the end of September for those engaged to be married. Those interested, please contact Fr Rajiv: rajivmichael@rcdow.org.uk