PENTECOST SUNDAY (C) - PSALTER WEEK 3
PREPARING SUNDAY READINGS - Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15.
FEASTS - (SAT) St Bede
WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS
THOSE WHO HAVE DIED: Joan Morton and John Pereira.
THOSE WHOSE ANNIVERSARIES OCCUR ABOUT THIS TIME: Michael O’Connell, Vincent Gallagher, Denis Dooley, Fr Francis Walsh SJ, Moira Mack, Rosanne Orohoe, Albert Ceresa, Brian Burgess, Joanne Thiru, Bridget Allen, Zina Ferreira, George Smith & Eileen Rodrigues.
THE SICK: Pat Pike, Bridget Creaven, Charles Ducker, Gabriel Finnigan, Patricia Marshall, Bridie Courtney, Racheal Buttaci, Sue Simmonds, Josephine Mulhern, Valerie Trevena, Teresa Escalona, Paul Davis, Denis Geoghegan, David Dale, Kerry George, Helen O’Keefe, John Walsh, Robert Arrowsmith, Bishop Patrick Lynch, Sr Margaret Mooney SMR, Alexandra De Souza, 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, Sue Hay, Edward Huggett, Rose Kelly, Jean Kirton, Katy Lees, Kevin Murphy, Stephen Rossi, Patrick Scanlon, Ted Strouts, Andrew Tan & Elizabeth Wheatley. [Please advise the Bookshop when names can be removed.]
Next week - SPUC (Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child).
Further to Fr McMillan’s letter, we still have not been advised of the name of our new parish priest, but are hoping to be informed sometime in June. The Diocese appreciates that we would like to be informed as soon as possible, but in the meantime we are continuing as normal and liaising with the Diocese regularly. Please keep our new parish priest and our parish in your prayers. Thank You. Patsy Cummings -Transition Manager
PENTECOST SUNDAY TODAY 12.45pm Mass at Sacred Heart Church followed by a “Bring a Plate Lunch” in the Upper Hall. Priest and Laity representatives will come together from the eight Parishes in a grand celebration of the close of the Deanery Mission. Everyone is invited.
NEW VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SACRED HEART SOUP RUN The parish have generously supported the soup run for many years in providing for the homeless in the Victoria Area. We have dedicated volunteers who prepare soup or sandwiches, which are then taken out on Tuesday and Friday evenings by teams of soup runners. We are looking for new volunteers, particularly for our Tuesday groups. Can you help with preparing food or driving to Victoria once a month? Please contact us on 0774 931 5188 or sacredheartsouprungmail [dot] com.
ST HILDEGARD OF BINGEN - A CONVERSATION WITH FIONA MADDOCKS SAT 25 MAY at 10.45am in the Lounge. If you would like to find out more about this fascinating medieval religious leader, mystic, poet, musician and writer, do come along and join us. Please bring a plate to share for our buffet lunch. Fiona Maddocks is the author of the definitive English biography of Hildegard and advance copies of the latest edition will be on sale. Twin rooms may still be available for parish pilgrimage in steps of Hildegard. Contact len.hay@ blueyonder.co.uk.
SIGNED MASS FOR DEAF PEOPLE SUN 26 MAY at 4pm in the Chapel at Wimbledon College. Children and families most welcome.
WANTED CATHOLIC BIBLES (Any translation) to be taken to Uganda. Please leave at the Bookshop.
EXPLORING OUR FAITH
MEDITATION IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION EVERY WED 2.15pm at 41 Murray Road, SW19 4PD. All welcome. Contact Jane on 020 8946 8610 for details.
School Admission slips should be completed this weekend.
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
NEWMAN CIRCLE THUR 23 MAY 7.30pm in the Lounge. Fr Michael Holman SJ will speak on The Future of the Jesuit Mission in Britain Today. All are welcome.
SACRED HEART PARISH SOCIAL CLUB FRI 24 MAY The Annual General Meeting will take place at 8pm in the Lounge followed by refreshments. All are welcome.
FRIENDSHIP GROUP - SUMMER BUFFET FRI 7 JUN 12 for 12.30pm All parishioners are welcome to attend. Tickets - £10 can be ordered through Louise Cooper 07872 665947, Chris Woodward 020 8241 9703 or the Bookshop.
FAURÉ REQUIEM SAT 8 JUNE 7.30pm in St Paul's Church, Augustus Road, SW19 6EW. Everyone welcome to Thames Philharmonic Choir's concert, which also includes Howells' Requiem and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb - please see poster and leaflet. Tickets: 07522 524081 or www.thamesphilchoir.org.uk
OLD TIME MUSIC HALL SAT 13 JUL 7.30pm in the Upper Hall Come along and enjoy old favourites from the good old days by the West Barnes Singers. For more information contact Penelope on 020 8648 3987.
WOMBLE WED 22 MAY Meet at 10am at Wimbledon Station for a visit to the Walled Garden and Millennium Embroidery at Sunbury. All welcome.
WIMBLEDON CANCER FRIENDSHIP GROUP Meetings are held at the Wimbledon Guild, 30 Worple Road, SW19 4EF. The next drop-in session will be on Thursday, 23 May from 3.15pm-4.30pm. Enquiries to (T) 07948 767936 or (E) wcfglive [dot] co [dot] uk.
EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME FULLY HUMAN THUR 30 MAY 7pm A lecture by Dr Peter Vardy at Marymount International School, London. Anyone interested in attending should contact Ms Annah Langan deputyheadmarymountlondon [dot] com for details.
THE DIGNITY OF THE UNBORN THUR 30 MAY 7.30pm at St Raphael’s Church Parish Centre, Portsmouth Road, Kingston, KT1 2NA. Speakers - Christine Davis, Local LIFE Education Officer, and Eve Farren, Alliance of Pro-Life Students. All welcome. For more information contact Therese on 020 8390 1080.
WARM CLOTHES NEEDED AT HOMELESS DROP IN If you have any warm sweaters, coats, jackets trousers you no longer need, please deliver them to Faith in Action, Salvation Army Hall, 109 Kingston Road, SW19 1LT (Opening Hours - 10am-3pm; Wed & Fri).
NATIONAL DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM SAT 1 JUN 10.30am to 5pm. The program includes Holy Mass, Talks, Hour of Mercy with Procession of the Blessed Sacrament. For information and coach details please call the Divine Mercy Apostolate Marian Fathers on 020 8998 0925.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN WEST WIMBLEDON - QUIZ NIGHT SAT 8 JUN 7.30pm at Christ Church Hall, Cottenham Park Road (in support of our ecumenical activities). Tickets £8 (including supper) available from the Bookshop or Chris Curtis (T) 020 8543 2741.
PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE If you are interested PLEASE JOIN A GROUP. Ring Noeline on 020 7193 2176 for full details.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 19 - 27 AUG Follow in the footsteps of Christ praying for the healing of humanity and in support of Christians living in The Holy Land. Price -£1,250 (8 nights, half board, flying from London). Contact Keith or Jonathan on 01423 531 222 for full itinerary.
ALTAR SERVERS TRIP TO ROME 29 - 31 OCT Cost £399 full board. Contact Fr Stephen Boyle (T) 01322 220075 or (E) sboyleclara [dot] net for more information.
STUDENT EXCHANGE Two 17 year old Spanish girls are seeking to stay with separate host families for the month of July in order to practise their spoken English and build up a friendship with two British girls of similar age and understanding. The Spanish parents are prepared to offer hospitality to the British girls in August. For further information please contact Emilio Benedetti s.i., Residencia de Nuestra Señora de la Victoria, Calle Palau Nº 3, E-08002 Barcelona, Spain. Tel. 00 34 933 174 524 E-mail emiliobenedetti28gmail [dot] com
Merton Deanery Mission Prayer
Father, we gather before you and ask for
your blessing on our Deanery Mission.
Through the Gift of your Holy Spirit, come to
us, remain with us, and enlighten our hearts.
Give us light and strength to know your will, to
make it our own, and to live it in our lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen