St Simon Stock Catholic Church
Brookfield Road, South Ashford, Kent TN23 4EUTel: 01233 622399
Parish Priest: Fr John Boyle
Saint Simon of England RC Primary School,Noakes Meadow, Ashford, TN23 2RB. Tel: 01233 623199Head teacher: Mrs Elizabeth Willis
Parish email: email@example.com; Parish website: www.stsimon.org.uk; Diocesan website: www.rcsouthwark.co.uk
Fr John’s blog:
http://caritasveritas.blogspot.com/ Parish blog: http://st-simon-parish.blogspot.com/
OCTOBER 2009TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY INORDINARY TIMEYEAR B
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONSSunday 18
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
World Mission Day
10.00am Mass (Daniel Kelly RIP)
6.00pm Mass (People of the parish)
St. Paul of the Cross, priest
(For baby Padge’
followed by Divine MercyChaplet & Exposition of the Blessed Sacramentuntil 10.30am
6.45pm Mass (Latin, 1962 Missal)
9.30am Mass (Peter Boyle RIP)
St John of Capistrano, priest
9.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament10.00am Mass (Mrs. H. Katola & Mrs. H. Matlobe RIP)5.30pm Holy Qurbana
Mass in the Syro-Malabar rite
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
10.00am Mass (Kath & Michael McHugh RIP)
12.00 noon Mass (Latin, 1962 Missal) (Our Lord Jesus Christthe King)4.00pm Mass in Polish6.00pm Mass (People of the parish)
Weekdays: before or after Mass upon request.Saturday: 10.30am; Sundays: ½ hour before Mass
Sheila; November 6
COLLECTIONS LAST SUNDAYOffertory:
£423.42, (Gift Aid: £181.02, loose plate: £242.40) +£94 approx by standing order. Second collection
Needs of theDiocese:
. Second collection today:
Association for the Propagation of the Faith (Missio).
Parish Maintenance & Development Fund.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY TODAY
Today Catholics everywhere unite in celebrating World MissionSunday.
This year’s theme is
Reach Out with Love.
ThroughMissio, the Holy Father invites every Catholic in the world tocontribute to a special collection today; your help will bring hope
and new life to people thirsting to hear of God’s love for them. An
abridged version of his Papal message for Mission Sunday 2009is on the notice board. Gift Aid envelopes are available.
FIRST CONFESSION AND FIRST COMMUNION,CONFIRMATION
Parents of children in Year 3 and above who would like theirchildren to be prepared for First Confession and FirstCommunion should see Father John for an invitation form.Young people of secondary school age who have not beenconfirmed please also see Father John for an invitation to join apreparation group. Meetings will be announced soon.
ODAY’S MASS TEXTS
Entrance Antiphon Ps 16:6.8
I call upon you, God, for you will answer me; bend your earand hear my prayer. Guard me as the pupil of your eye; hideme in the shade of your wings.
First Reading Isaiah 53:10-11
If he offers his life in atonement, he shall see his heirs, he shall have a long life.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 32
R: Make your love be upon us, O lord, as we place all ourhope in you.
The word of the Lord is faithfuland all his works to be trusted.The Lord loves justice and rightand fills the earth with his love. (R)The Lord looks on those who revere him,on those who hope in his love,to rescue their souls from death,to keep them alive in famine. (R)Our soul is waiting for the Lord.The Lord is our help and our shield.May your love be upon us, O Lord,as we place all our hope in you. (R)Second Reading Hebrews 4:14-16
Let us be confident in approaching the throne of grace.
Gospel Acclamation: John 14:5
Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, saysthe Lord; no one can come to the Father except through me.Alleluia!
Gospel: Mark 10:35-45
The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many.
Preface of Sunday 2 Eucharistic Prayer 3
Communion Antiphon Ps 32:18-19
See how the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, onthose who hope in his love; that he may rescue them fromdeath and feed them in time of famine.PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please pray for all our sick parishioners. Names of parishionerswho need our prayers can be placed in the box in the churchfoyer.
FIRE MARSHALL TRAININGPARISH EMPLOYMENT ISSUES
Would you know what to do if a fire broke out in the churchduring Mass: which fire extinguisher to use, how to operatethem, ho
w to ensure the safety of the disabled…? There will be a
training day for anyone who would be interested in beingresponsible (in part or in full) for either or both of the abovematters (fire training, employment). It would be good to havesome parishioners taking on these roles in the parish. Thetraining session is on Wednesday from 11am to 3.45pm at OurLady Immaculate Church, Whitstable. If you would like to attend,please let the parish office know. Thank you.
Please return your red APF boxes for emptying before next Sunday. Many thanks, Eileen Conn.