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  • St Patrick’s Church - Plumstead/Holy Cross Church –

    Plumstead Common Served by the Society of the Divine Saviour – The Salvatorians

    Father Richard Mway Zeng SDS (Parish Priest), Father Ponder Paulinus Ngilangwa SDS

    St Patrick’s Church, Hector Street, Plumstead, SE18 1QT

    Holy Cross Church, 27 The Slade, Plumstead Common, SE18 2NB

    The Priests House & Chapel, 1a Conway Road, Plumstead,

    SE18 1AQ

    tel: 020 8854 0960/02088547154, email:

    St Patrick’s Primary School, Griffin Road, Plumstead, SE18 7QG

    Head teacher: Miss Mary Murphy Tel: 0208 854 3881

    Salvatorian Trustees Registered Charity No 231410/ Archdiocese of Southwark is a Registered Charity: 235468

    10th Sunday Ord. Time, Year C Divine Office: Week 2 5th June 2016 “Young man, I tell you get up.”

    4th Sat Ordinary Time – Our Lady

    SP 12.30: First Holy Communion Followed by Confessions

    HC 17.00: Confessions

    HC 17.30: Belated birthday greetings to Norma

    5th Tenth Sunday Ordinary Time C

    HC 08.45: Recovery & Wellbeing of Gerry Synnott

    SP 10.00: Confirmation Candidates/ Pat Dike in Thanksgiving

    SP 18.00: People of the Parish

    6th Mon Feria Ordinary Time (St Norbert, Bishop)

    SP 09.00: Deceased members Swainsbury family

    HC 10.00: Recovery & Wellbeing of Peggy Mansfield

    7th Tues Feria Ordinary Time

    SP 09.00: Rev David Waite O’ Carm anni RIP

    8th Wed Feria Ordinary Time

    SP 09.00: Dylan & Oliver intention

    HC 10.00: Belated birthday wishes to Maureen Cunney

    9th Thur Feria Ordinary Time

    SP 09.00: Private Intention

    HC 10:00: Ann Cesar

    10th Fri Feria Ordinary Time

    SP 09.00: Eric Horne RIP

    HC 10.00: Belated birthday wishes to Kath Mann

    11th Sat St Barnabas, Apostle, mem

    SP 10.00: Welfare Margaret Meehan

    Followed by Confessions

    HC 17.00: Confessions

    HC 17.30: Eric Horne RIP

    12th Eleventh Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

    HC 08.45: Kathleen Campbell RIP

    SP 10.00: Asodha Podiapu Welfare

    SP 18.00: Thomas –Herbert-Florence Perera RIP

    Baptism Sunday during Mass or by Appointment

    Confession Saturdays 10.30-11.00 & 17.00-17.30

    Parish Surgery: Tuesday 17.00-18.30

    Rosary & Morning Prayer (Laudes): Every day before morning


    Holy Hour (Rosary + Vespers + Benediction):

    Holy Father’s Prayer intention for June: Universal Human

    Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one

    may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for

    encounter and solidarity. Evangelization: Seminarians and

    Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life

    may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them

    wisely for their mission.

    Sunday Readings: Year A Weekday Readings: 10th Week of Ordinary time

    Today’s Sunday 1kg17:17-24 Ga1:11-19


    Thursday 1Kgs18:41-46 Mt5:20-26

    Monday 1Kgs17:1-6

    Mt5:1-12 Friday 1Kgs19:9,11-16


    Tuesday 1Kgs17:7-16

    Mt5:13-16 Saturday Acts11:21-




    Mt5:17-19 Next Sunday




    God’s initiative . In the story Jesus takes the initiative; the widow

    offers only her unspoken need. Jesus acts with such concern and

    sensitivity that the approach of God’s power, though it provokes awe,

    arouses also praise and faith. If this could be the manner of God’s

    approach to us always! Yet that is precisely Luke’s message. Jesus is

    the image of the Father, sharing in action the love of the Father for us.

    We only have to place our need of salvation before him. He

    approaches the spiritually needy as mercifully and with as much

    concern as the physically needy. Jesus sorrows for human

    wretchedness, and the only thing he cannot overcome is a refusal to

    acknowledge the need of God’s salvation.

    Our realisation . Like the widow we must know that we are in need.

    We cannot save ourselves. “Blessed are you that weep now, for you

    shall laugh” (Luke 6:21.) We must weep for our sins, for our

    indifference, our lack of perseverance in good intentions, our

    helplessness to heal the ills of the world around us. God is “visiting”

    us every day of our lives through Jesus, the risen Lord, coming close

    to us in love and concern. Jesus visits us especially in the Eucharist.

    We are called first to accept the gifts of life that he gives us, then to

    praise him joyfully for the gift. We do not have to be in the

    charismatic movement to do that.

    Conversion . Some prefer to reject God’s approach or simply

    disbelieve in Him. Jesus weeps over Jerusalem in sorrow that its

    response is so poor (Luke 19:44.) Our lives are the poorer if we don’t

    realise that Jesus has the same love and concern for us that he showed

    for the widow of Nain (or Naim) and her son. That is a sort of

    conversion, of turning towards God, that we look for in the Mass.

    “Lord, come to me; visit me in your love and stay with me always.”

  • First of all, congratulations to all of our Confirmation candidates: Sade, Nony, Francis, Jessica,Samantha, Lucky, Daniel, Precious, Jose, Somto, Armani, Chris, Karl-Loic, Chidi, Malaika! After months of preparation, we have arrived at the great day. We welcome Bishop Patrick Lynch –and we ask that the Holy Spirit strengthen our young people for the great challenges they face. We always want to stand with them.

    First Holy Communion: Congratulations to Amelia, Chiamaka, Chisom, Christian, David, Deborah, Destiny, Elizabeth, Emmanuel, Ifeanyichukwu, Israel, Jessica, Kristole,Mitchell, Nnemdi, Oghenerukevwe, Oluwatosin, Peter, Paul,, Rhys, Rosie & Yaenee … who made their First Holy Communion yesterday. May the Lord Jesus Comfort and strengthen their faith. A big thank you to Liz, Dot, Bernandine, Rosheen, Mary-Jane, Mia, Mary & Margaret for taking care of our 1 Communion Candidates.

    Welcome to Mass today! If you are new to the area or this church, please make yourself known to one of the priests after Mass. The Sanctuary Light this week is burning for Livina Olawole Thanksgiving

    Next Sunday at 10.00am Mass at St Patrick’s -

    Plumstead, Bishop Pat will confirm our 14


    This Weekend’s Mass Proper can be found on page

    93 Prefaces for Corpus Christi can be found on

    page 66. Please leave book marks inside Mass


    Foodbank – Please remember those less fortunate than

    ourselves. Donations of all non-perishable food items

    are gladly accepted and can be left in the container in

    the church porch.

    Gift Aid – We continue to encourage you to sign up to this

    worthwhile scheme. For every £1 you donate, the Church can

    claim an additional 25p from HMRC. The only stipulation is

    that you currently pay in more tax than we claim in your

    name. Please consider this truly worthwhile scheme.

    St Patrick’s Social Hall for Hire: Suitable for birthday parties

    (No 18th’s), Christening, Communions, Confirmation etc.

    Reasonable rates. Contact Jean on 07707696739

    St Patrick’s Social Hall for Hire: Suitable for birthday parties

    (No 18th’s), Christening, Communions, Confirmation etc.

    Reasonable rates. Contact Jean on 07707696739.

    Forthcoming Date

    Confirmation Sunday June 5

    St Simon Stock’s Pilgrimage Saturday 7 May

    Plumstead Make Merry

    Parish Team Meeting

    Lesnes Abbey

    Saturday June 11

    June 23, 7pm

    June 26

    SP Parish Summer Fayre

    Fr Ponder’s farewell party

    July 3, 2016

    July 23,2016

    Summer Fayre 3 July 2016 – Parish Debt:

    The St Patrick’s Parish Summer Fayre is our biggest fundraising event

    of the year and is attended by many people – not only from the parish

    but from neighbouring communities as well. Please think of the Fayre

    when you’re having a clear-out, especially if you are about to have a

    spring clean! Please save your Bottles (Vine & Whisky), Jars, Toys,

    Items for Lucky Dip, Books, Ornaments, your China & Glass, Cutlery,

    Trays, Flower vases, lamps, Handbags, gifts for the tombola and any

    other quality items you no longer need for our many stalls.

    Donations can be left at the back of the church. We also need

    volunteers to help on the stalls, in the bar, serving refreshments,

    manning the Barbecue and running the games and events in the main

    field. Please look for messages in the St Patrick’s parish weekly

    newsletter asking for volunteers to give some of your time to ensure that

    this event is a continued success.