SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (A) - PSALTER WEEK 2
PREPARING SUNDAY READINGS – Isaiah 35:1-6,10; Psalm 146; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11.
FEAST DAYS– (MON) Feast of the Immaculate Conception; (FRI) St Lucy; (SAT) St John of the Cross
WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS
THOSE WHOSE ANNIVERSARIES OCCUR ABOUT THIS TIME: Basil van Bloomenstein, Stuart Mottershead, Maureen Knight, Matthew De Souza, Mary Lyons, George Knapp, Patricia Nolan, Chris Cviic, Helen Xavier, Doreen Gearing, Lila Curran, Patricia Grant, Margaret Jephott & Hildegard McManus.
THE SICK: Janine Cockell, Geraldine Chitty, Daniel Ryan, Margaret Hutchison, Patsy Mitchell, Fr Francis Rosario, Alice Kehoe, Brian Birch, Robert Gapp, Mary Hart, Brenda Pinkess, Gisele Alves, Fiona Traynor-Bucknell, Denis Geoghegan, Pat Pike, Bridget Creaven, Gabriel Finnigan, Patricia Marshall, Bridie Courtney, Josephine Mulhern, Valerie Trevena, Teresa Escalona, David Dale, John Walsh, Robert Arrowsmith, Fr Michael Ashworth, Christopher Browne, Phil Winters, Kevin Bradnick, Lucas McElroy, Michael Hoskins, Elvira D’Aloisio, Olinda D'Souza, Caleb Edser, Onyinye Ejiofor, Catherine Gapp, Patricia Gibbens, Alina Hancock, Emma Harvey, Edward Huggett, Rose Kelly, Jean Kirton, Katy Lees, Kevin Murphy, Stephen Rossi, Patrick Scanlon, Ted Strouts, Andrew Tan & Elizabeth Wheatley. [Please advise bookshop when names can be removed.]
The retiring collection is for St George’s Cathedral, which was postponed from last weekend.
TRAIDCRAFT SUN 8 DEC 10.30am-12.30pm Cards, gifts, drinks, snacks, Olive Oil, etc. Please support poor communities through Fair Trade.
MANNA SOCIETY Donations for the Manna Society can be left in the green bin inside the lower hall door (next to the lounge) between 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm Saturdays & 9am-12pm Sundays.
CHRISTMAS SERVICES The times of Masses on Christmas Day this year will be the normal Sunday morning Mass Times - 8.15am, 9.45am, 11.15am and 12.45pm. There are no evening masses on Christmas Day. Full details of all services for Christmas and the New Year are available in the Christmas 2013 booklet at the back of the church. Please take a copy home.
WIMBLEDON COLLEGE WED, THUR & FRI 11, 12 & 13 DEC 7.30pm Two darkly comic plays about school for Christmas. Venue: Wimbledon College Hall. Tickets £5 on the door.
PRIMARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS Drop in sessions for parents with school forms will be held on Thursday, 12 December from 3pm-5pm and Friday, 13 December 7pm-9pm in the upper hall.
CHRISTMAS SALE FOR JESUIT MISSIONS SUN 15 DEC 8.30am-10am in the lower hall. Sale of fine 19th and 20th century glass and ceramics at rock bottom prices - beautiful presents for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Entire proceeds (not just profit) to Jesuit Missions.
OPENING OF THE CRIB, CHRISTMAS EVE 3.30pm Any child wishing to take part as either an actor or a reader (8+), please contact Rachel Marshall on 020 3609 3224. A rehearsal will take place in the church on Monday, 23 December 10.45am-12.15pm.
SIGNED MASS FOR DEAF PEOPLE SUN 22 DEC 4pm in the Chapel at Wimbledon College. All are welcome to join us at this special diocesan celebration Mass which will be celebrated by Fr Paul Fletcher.
BEREAVEMENT DROP-IN SAT 28 DEC 10.30am-11.30am in the lounge. The Bereavement Team offers a warm welcome to anyone experiencing loss in their lives. Telephone 020 8946 5198 or 07917 120893 for more information or see the website or Edgeways
COMMEMORATIVE MUGS The parish's thank you gift to Jesuits was a specially commissioned bone china mug designed by parishioner, Moya Hogarth. These unique & attractive mugs are available for sale from the bookshop (located in the youth room). Price £10. The mugs will also be on sale after each Sunday Mass on 21/22 December. Ideal Christmas presents!
ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK Michael Kelly is doing a sponsored walk on the Great Wall of China in April 2014 and would be grateful for sponsorship in order to meet the minimum target of £2,600. Sponsorship sheets at back of church.
THANK YOU Many thanks to everyone who supported the Actionaid quiz on Saturday, 23 November. Over £2,500 was raised to enable this excellent charity to help some of the poorest people in the world.
EXPLORING OUR FAITH
FAITH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WED 8 JAN 2014 at 2pm in the parish lounge and again at 8pm in the lower hall. Sr Helen Costigane continues the series of talks. Subject: Marriage - why not ‘gay’ marriage.
WIMBLEDON CANCER FRIENDSHIP GROUP THUR 12 DEC 12.30pm Christmas Buffet Lunch. RSVP to 07948 767936. No further meetings until the New Year.
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
ART GROUP TUE 10 DEC 2.15pm-4.15pm in the lower hall. All welcome (with/without drawing materials).
School Admission forms need to be completed this weekend.
ST TERESA’S HOME FOR THE ELDERLY requires a Part Time Care Assistant. Applications to the Care Manager, 12 Lansdowne Road SW20 8AN, or caremanagerstteresashome [dot] co [dot] uk by 11.12.13.
ST JOHN FISHER SCHOOL requires a FT Teaching Assistant to work alongside a child in Year 3 with speech, language and communication needs until July 2014. A practicing Catholic with experience of working with children with SEN is desirable but not essential. Contact Mrs Diana Herrera Heys at (bursarst-johnfisher [dot] merton [dot] sch [dot] uk). Closing date 13.12.13.
A CONCERT FOR A CAUSE SUN 8 DEC 7pm-8pm at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, 1 Montem Road, New Malden, KT3 3QW. In honour of Mary's Immaculate Conception & to raise funds for the victims of the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be enthroned throughout the concert.
EPSOM & DISTRICT IRISH ASSOCIATION DANCE FRI 13 DEC 8.30pm-11.30pm at the
Rhodrons Club, Rhodrons Avenue, Chessington KT9 1BA. Featuring Mary & The New Counties. Local parking, raffle & licensed bar. Tickets £5 on the door.
THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS AT THE WIMBLEDON GUILD TUE 17 DEC 11am-2.30pm Join us for a festive feast of fun packed with entertainment and a special appearance by Matthew Kelly (Widow Twankey in Aladdin at New Wimbledon Theatre). To book, contact Mel Surty-Garcia or Lorna Cohen 020 8946 073 E infowimbledonguild [dot] co [dot] uk.
CATHOLIC SINGLES An organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email infocatholicsingles [dot] org [dot] uk
Fr Campbell and the Clergy invite you once again to make Christmas 2013 a Parish Day.
To help us plan the day, please return this slip to the Presbytery as soon as possible. We will contact you with details as soon as we can.
Name ……………………………………………….........………. Tel No …………………………………….
I would like to come to Christmas Lunch.
I will / will not need transport (available from Wimbledon/ Raynes Park area only).
Please supply email address if you need transport. Email: .................................................
Help needed as follows
1. I would like to help on Christmas Day / Christmas Eve.
2. I can offer transport on Christmas Morning / Afternoon /
3. I would like to provide food / drink / gifts / music / help in
any other way.
4. I am unable to help please find £…….as a donation
towards the cost
Bookings/Details from the bookshop 020 8946 0305 or Christine Hennessy 020 8946 1266 christon1611aol [dot] com or Sadie Smith 020 8946 5198 sadiesmith3talktalk [dot] net