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ST JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH

West Green
4 Vincent Road, London N15 3QH
Parish Office: 020-8888-5518 E-mail: westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
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Website: http://stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk/
8th /9th SEPTEMBER 2018
23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME The message for us is: hearing and
speech are great gifts. But sometimes we
Dear Parishioners, don’t hear or listen, so we may as well be
deaf! We have tongues, but we don’t use
There is much to rejoice about as we the power of speech when we should, we
listen to today’s readings. Isaiah reminds remain silent. There are so many who have
us: “Courage! Do not be afraid”. And then no voice of their own – we need to speak on
tells the people and us, that the “eyes of the their behalf. We heard about the orphans
blind shall be opened; the ears of the deaf and the widow in last Sunday’s gospel.
unsealed; the lame shall leap like the deer; They are a reminder of the many “little
the tongues of the dumb sing for joy”. This people” whom we need to stand up for. We
promise is fulfilled in Jesus. need to have our voices heard in the
streets, our homes, our M.Ps need to hear
He goes to a pagan territory and is from us; our political and religious leaders
presented with a Gentile man who is deaf too. Yes, speech and hearing are gifts to be
and has a speech impediment. This man used.
would have lived in a world of silence. A
very lonely and isolated experience and I am mindful of the movie – ‘The King’s
into the bargain, people would have said he Speech’. How easily we take the power of
must be a sinner to have these disabilities. speaking for granted.
This is completely untrue.
THANKS to those parents who have
Jesus goes to great length to cure the registered their children in the First
man. He took him aside from the crowd and Communion Programme – 32 in all? It
gave his undivided attention. He saved him would seem that some children have not
from the curiosity of the gawkers! yet been included. We also have 20
candidates preparing for the sacrament of
Notice confirmation. As the programmes begin
Jesus didn’t say very soon, please register to ensure
anything – it inclusion in the programme.
would have
been wasted on DELEGATION IN GERMANY: As you
a deaf man. He read these words I should be in Dusseldorf,
touched him Germany. I’ve been invited to represent
and made him feel what he couldn’t hear. the International Imrali Delegation at the
He put spittle on the man’s tongue. Spittle Kurdish Culture and Arts Festival. This will
as sign of healing, (never mind health and include speeches and representation at the
safety)! We talk about licking one’s event. Please pray for peace in the Middle
wounds in order to be healed. He then told East, especially Syria, which is the focus of
the man to keep silent! What a hope, after the two day event. Thanks to Fr John
such a cure! Beatty who will stand-in in my absence.

Have a good week! Fr Joe
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY IN FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS 2018/2019
Monthly on Saturday, 10:00am-11:15am
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED plus Sunday Mass at 11:00am.
SACRAMENT First session: 22nd September 2018
The first Sunday after the 11am Mass If your child is in a Catholic Primary School
and Tuesdays after our 9:15am Mass Year 3 (or above) in September 2018
and you wish to enrol him/her in next
ROSARY year’s First Communion Programme,
Please join us in praying the Rosary please fill in the registration form (*)
at 8.45am every weekday, and submit by today.
before the 9.15am Mass.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
MORNING TEAS /COFFEE 2018/2019
Saturdays, 3:30pm-5:45pm plus Mass 6pm.
In the Parish Hall on Sunday,
First session: 13th October 2018
after 9am and 11am Masses
We also welcome parishioners on If you are in Year 10 or above in
Thursday mornings after the 9:15am September 2018 and wish to receive the
Mass. sacrament of Confirmation next year,
please fill in the registration form (*) and
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES submit by today.
REGISTRATION FOR 2018 - 2019 Candidates’ Interview will take place after
6pm Mass,
If you have any enquiries, please contact Sunday, 10-11am and 12-1pm.
Sr. Devy on 07455 544 065 or
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR
Parish Office on 020 8888 5518
ADULTS (RCIA)
Saturdays, 4:00pm-5:45pm + Mass 6:00pm
SUNDAY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION First session: 6th October 2018
for Children attending State Schools If you are interested in preparing for your
Sundays, 10:00am-10:55am + Mass 11:00am First Communion, Confirmation or
First session: 30th September 2018 exploring your faith, please complete a
If you wish to enrol your child/children for registration form (*) and contact the
the 2018/2019 Programme in preparation Parish Office.
for
1) Pre-Communion (age 6-7); THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM
2) First Communion (age 8 and above); If you would like to have your child baptised
3) First Reconciliation (for children on the 15th September or later,
who already completed their First the next session will be on
Communion Programme): Monday, 10th September ’18 at 7.30pm
Please fill in the registration form (*) and in the Parish Hall.
attach a copy of the child’s Birth and Please contact the Parish Office to book
Baptism certificates, and submit by today. your place on the course.

(*) ALL FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF THE
CHURCH.
PLEASE RETURN TO THE OFFICE
(4 VINCENT RD, N15) WITH ALL THE REQUIRED
DOCUMENTS.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING with a panel of Buddhist, Muslin and Catholic
The next meeting takes place on Wednesday women. Nearest tube, Liverpool Street on
12th September at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall. Central, Circle and Hammersmith &City Lines.
FRIENDS IN SOLIDARITY ACROSS THE
PARISH OUTREACH SOUP RUN CHANNEL
The next Soup Run is on Southwark and Westminster Justice and
Sat. 15th September 2018: Group B Peace Commissions Invite you to a day to
discuss, reflect and exchange experience of
PARISH RECRUITMENT FAIR working to improve our welcome for exiles at
Your Parish needs you, come and find out at St Paul’s RC Church, Maison Dieu Road,
our Recruitment Fair in the Parish Hall Dover on Saturday 20th October from 11am
on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th to 16:00pm.
September after all Masses. Refreshments
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO
will be served. All welcome.
We are planning to go to Santiago de
Compostela for an 8 days walking pilgrimage at
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE
the end of May 2019.
SOUL of the late Susan Gaudin, RIP
If you are interested in joining us or to find out
(wife of Andreas Georgiou)
more information, you are invited to a meeting
Funeral Mass at St John Vianney on Wednesday 19th September at 7:30pm in
on Wednesday 19th Sept, 10am followed the parish hall.
by burial at Edmonton Cemetery, Church
Street N9. May she rest in peace. We will CAFOD SUPPORTERS MORNING – CAFOD
remember her family and friends in our speaker from Zambia Wednesday 19thth
prayers. Sept 2.30pm, Oakwood North London.
Special guest speaker, Sr Clara, who has
FILM NIGHT
first- hand experience of delivering our
The next film night is on the
work in Zambia. Listen to the inspiring Sr
Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 5pm
Clara explain, how CAFOD is helping
showing "The Agony and the Ecstasy"
communities, thanks to your support. The
telling the story of how Michelangelo
meeting will take place from 2.30 – 4.30pm
painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
at CAFOD’s volunteer centre, 1st floor,
Light refreshments will be served during the
Catholic Church of Christ the King, 29
intermission. Donation of £3 is appreciated.
Bramley Road, London N14 4HE
THANK GOD ON FRIDAY! Bookings taken on 0208 449 6970 or e mail
Make time to spend a moment alone with God westminster@cafod.org.uk
in thanksgiving, prayer and adoration. The
next meeting will be on ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE OPEN EVENING
5th October from 7:30-9:00pm in St John Tuesday 18 September from 5.30.pm to
Vianney Church. There will be a short talk, 8pm; Head teacher’s address at 6.15pm and
adoration and music led by the Verbum Dei 7.15pm.
Missionaries. All are welcome! All are welcome to our Open Evening. Come
and join us and experience our superb facilities
DIOCESE OF WESTMINSTER JUSTICE AND and meet members of our Ignatian
PEACE COMMISSION community. Tour classrooms and talk to our
‘OUR COMMON HOME’ students and staff. We look forwarded to
An Interfaith evening of exploration and welcoming you.
reflection during Creation Season,
18:30-21:00 Friday 28th September 2018 JOB VACANCIES
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Entrance Antiphon THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR
You are just, O Lord, and your judgement is
right; treat your servant in accord with The repose of the soul:
your merciful love. Leo Quinn
Susan Gaudin
First reading
Jane Donegan
Isaiah 35: 4-7
RIP
Psalm 145: 6-10 RIP Anniversary:
My soul, give praise to the Lord Michael Fomenky
Second reading
James 2: 1-5 Special Intentions:
Angelina Boi, Anita Awele Isama, Agnes
Gospel Acclamation Ryan, Anne O’Brien, Anastasia Clarke,
Alleluia, alleluia! Bridget Murphy, Chloe Quillec, Christine
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: you have O’Meara, Con Kelleher, Dominic Kelly,
the message of eternal life. Eduardo & Angela Pane, Fr Patrick
Alleluia! Downes, Fr Tom Quinn, Gerry Tomnay’s
Gospel Parents, Gwendoline O’Connoll, Jim
Mark 7: 31-37 Cassim, Jocelyn Luxon, John & Kathy
O’Rourke, Joe Breen, Kathleen Murphy,
Communion Antiphon Maria Terzaga, Mary’s Intentions, Matthew
Like the deer that yearns for running streams, & Joyce Stapleton, Mavis Todd, Myra
so my soul is yearning for you, O God; my Scully, Nellie O’Shea, Niala Cattini, Norma
soul is thirsting for God, the living God. Bradish, Odette St Guillaume, Patricia, Phil
Devane, Rita Mongelard, Robert
Szajkowski, Sarah Namagambe, Sharon
Grey, Sheila, Sheila Courtney, Sheila Shea,
MASS & SERVICE TIMES Stanislaw Rybka, The Ahmed Family,
Theresa McManus, Thomas Breen, Tony &
Monday 9:15am Bernadette Stapleton, Yvonne Joseph
Tuesday 9:15am And for the sick and those in our parish
Wednesday 9:15am Jubilee
Thursday 9:15am Sr Stephanie F. Greene, OLA (60th)
Friday 9;15am Birthday
Saturday 9:15am Gretta Sweeney
[6pm – Sunday Vigil Mass] Kathy Foley

Sunday 9:00am and 11:00am NAMES NOT LISTED ABOVE
ARE LISTED IN OUR BOOK OF INTENTIONS.

Saturday Sacrament of Reconciliation
from 9:45am – 10:15am
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
PARISH TEAM Tues to Fri 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
Fr. Joe Ryan, Parish Priest To make an appointment
Sr. Devy Pranadjaja, Parish Sister Phone: 0208 888 5518 or
Germaine Ng Ying, Parish Admin/Secretary email westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
In Residence: Fr John Beatty We cannot guarantee to have anyone available
outside of these hours.