Thank you for your offerings last week of £1,365.  Mass attendance 675.


26th May


(Saturday Vigil)



The Most Holy Trinity


6pm           Robert G H Powell RIP (McGinley Family)


Sunday 27th May


9.15am      People of The Parish


11am         Peggie & Mai Linehan

Monday 28th May



9.30am      Confirmation Candidates (CWL)


Tuesday 29th May



9.30am      Betty & Tom Cotter


Wednesday 30th May




9.30am      Luise Furnell



10.45am    Eucharistic Adoration


Thursday 31st May

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary



9.30am      Bill O’Riordan


Friday 1st June

Saint Justin


9.30am      Fr David Camilleri


7.30pm      Eucharistic Adoration


2nd June


(Saturday Vigil)


The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ


6pm           Inge Gattel RIP (Benson Family)


                  Cecil Cardoza Celebrating his 90th Birthday (Cardoza Family)



Sunday 3rd June

9.15am      People of The Parish


11am         Cecil Almeida RIP (N Pereira)




Monday 4th June




9.30am      Barbara Bridle (Bridle Family)


Tuesday 5th June

Saint Boniface


9.30am      Katie Turton RIP (Howell Family)


Wednesday 6th June




9.30           Maurice Cantopher RIP (P Cantopher & Family)


                  Charles Raymond RIP (P Lundy)


Thursday 7th June




9.30           Eunice Woods RIP (M&J Lehane)


Friday 8th June


The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus


9.30am      Marjorie Ingledew RIP (M Ingledew)


9th June


(Saturday Vigil)


Sunday 10th June




Tenth Sunday


6pm           Fr Louis Fitzmaurice


9.15am      Tom Hughes RIP (P Cantopher)


11am         John Mulvey RIP (M Mulvey)

                  Anthony Olivelle RIP (M Olivelle)


Confessions heard Saturday 5.00-5.45pm or by appointment.

Morning Prayer: Takes place Monday – Friday at 9.10am.  All are welcome to attend.

Pondering the Word (Lectio Divina)

A quiet reflective look at the following Sunday’s Gospel.  Mondays 11am - 12 noon, except for Bank Holidays, here in the church.  All welcome.


Every day after Mass there is rosary.  All are welcome.

Sunday Mornings in the Community Centre

Every Sunday coffee and tea are served after the 9.15am and 11am Masses.  Please join us for a while and get to know each other over a cuppa!

Second Collection

This week’s second collection will be for the Maintenance Fund

Fr David writes…

Initially we are swept by infatuation in every romantic relationship.  Something of the other awakens something very powerful within us.  It’s not rational.  It’s a feeling.  We feel alive in the other’s presence.  We feel the need to be in constant contact with the other.  We cannot stop thinking of the other.  The other absorbs our energy and attention.  Initially we idolise the person.  We don’t see them, we see what we project on them.  The beauty of the initial stages of any relationship is that we are open to learn who the other is.  We are mesmerised and curious!  These are the best ingredients to open ourselves to the mystery of the other.  However thankfully this intensity does not last forever.  In time we start realising that we are in relationship with another mortal like us.  Some of us feel relieved by this, others experience disappointment and sometimes hurt.

As life takes over, especially when children come into the equation and life becomes so pressured, it is easier to stop being curious about the other and start pigeonholing the other.  The other stops being a mystery.  When this happens unfortunately we start taking each other for granted.  A relationship needs to remain fresh if the couple works at it.  One needs to work at keeping the spark alive.  Some couples do this by keeping an evening every week to go out and do something as a couple either a restaurant, or a movie.  Every couple needs to find their own way to keep the connection going between them.  Apart from being a couple, they need to like being alone together.  Otherwise I hear of older couples whose children leave home and once they do so, they find themselves living with a stranger or worse living with someone they do not even like.  Some older couples tell me – but we have been together for forty years now, there is nothing that we do not know about each other.  Maybe that’s true.  But still this is your time as a couple to do things together which before you were unable to do for various reasons.  Explore your own individual hobbies but take time to be and do things together.  This might come in the form of travelling, going out for theatre, nice meals.  Be adventurous!  Unless we settle for stereotypes, understanding other people is a lifetime task.

It is hardly surprising therefore, that when it comes to understanding God we can become paralysed by the sheer magnitude of the Mystery.  Every year, Trinity Sunday calls us to reflect on the life of God.  It frightens me when I meet people and they tend to believe that they “get” God completely.  I usually say to myself – Really?  Is your need to have everything under control so strong that you have also got God under your control?  How big is your God to have him wrapped up in a beautifully wrapped up parcel?  On the other hand we cannot say that God is completely incomprehensible.  As Christians our principle entrance into the mystery of God is the person of Jesus.  He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation, the Word made flesh among us.  In the person of Jesus, the mystery of God has a face, a voice, a language, a love, a life.  In the pages of the gospels we meet Jesus’ friends and enemies, his enthusiasms and dislikes, we are caught up with the struggle for what is right.  We are challenged to keep alive the values that he cherished.  In the three years of his public ministry, the light from light shone amongst us.

The feast of Pentecost last week reminded us that we cannot begin to understand the truth of God unless we are gifted with the power of the Spirit.  Even the disciples could not recognise the full truth about Jesus they knew and loved, without the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The same is true for us.  To understand Jesus we need the Spirit.  So it is the mystery of the Trinity that is at the heart of the Christian life of faith.  Which is why we begin and end everything in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit always surprises us and disturbs us in regards our understanding of God.  Also faith in God needs to remain fresh and this can happen only if we have an alive relationship with our God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  Our Christian spirituality is about relationship.  Relationship with God and others.

For me personally one of the ways that keeps my relationship with God alive and fresh is to have daily moments of silent prayer with Him.  For me contemplative prayer helps my soul to enter the depth of God’s presence.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the places of my encounter with my God.  It is my time to receive – just receive.  Celebrating Eucharist with you daily and on the weekends, helps me to experience God’s Presence in our midst.  These precious moments empower me to reach out to others.  Without these precious moments, my ministry amongst you would be very shallow.  It would become just a job.  Life must be much more than just a chore.  I pray that today’s feast would encourage us to continue to develop our relationship with God and others with humility and awe.  Believe me this love within makes all the difference

Drop-In” Evening Surgeries

Please note that the next surgery will be on Wednesday the 6th June 2018.  Fr David will be available at 281A Crescent Drive from 5.00-7.00pm and no appointment is necessary.

Pastoral Pillar

Healing Mass

This will take place on Sunday 27th May at 2.30pm, followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  Should you require a lift to and from the Healing Mass please contact the parish office giving your name, telephone number and address.  A member of the SVP will then contact you to make the necessary arrangements.

Helplines and Counselling Services

As part of our care for the community a list of helplines and counselling services has now been added to the parish website and placed in the porch.  The purpose of this is to give contact details of various organisations which can provide help in difficult times thereby enabling people to seek privately the information and support they may need.

Liturgy Pillar

Eucharist Adoration

This takes place for an hour each Wednesday shortly after the morning Mass starting at 10.45 am and finishing at 11.45 am.  This Devotion to the Eucharist is a time of silent prayer and quiet music.  Everyone is welcome for all or part of this time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

First Friday of Month - Eucharist Adoration also takes place on the 1st Friday of each month from 7.30–9.00pm and concludes with Benediction.  The next one will take place on 1st June.  Everyone is welcome for all or part of this time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

Youth Pillar

Confirmation Mass

The collection made at the Confirmation Mass raised £324.77.  All donations will be going to the St Catherine’s in the Philippines.  Thank you for your support and generosity.

Justice & Peace

Pots for sale

A number of used garden pots have been donated.  Have a look at the photos at the back of the church and if would like one contact the parish office to reserve it.  All donations will be going to the St Catherine’s in the Philippines.


The current list of needs is: tinned potatoes, tinned tomatoes, tinned soup, long life fruit juice, jam, rice, shampoo, toothbrushes, baby wipes, washing up liquid and washing powder.  Thank you for continuing to donate these much-needed supplies.

Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission

Spring Assembly 2018 entitled Laudato Si!

Responding to the call of Pope Francis, the Spring Assembly will be held at St Mary’s Church, 70 Wellesley Rd, Croydon, CR0 2AR, on Saturday 2nd June from 10.30am to 4.00pm.  It will be preceded by Mass at 10.00am celebrated by Bishop Lynch.  The keynote speaker will be Ellen Teague.  This is a free event, and everyone is most welcome to attend.  Please bring a packed lunch, but tea and coffee will be provided.  See the poster on our church entrance notice board.

Share the Journey

This year, the Holy Father urges us to reach out to our brothers and sisters who are forced to flee their homes.  This new campaign is called Share the Journey.  You can Share the Journey by joining us on a walk.  This is not just any walk, this is a walk around the world.  Schools, parishes, and local communities across England and Wales, including our own, will be walking to show solidarity with people on the move.  Together, we are aiming for 24,900 miles – the distance around the whole world.  CAFOD will use this shared journey to deliver a powerful message to world leaders, who meet in September 2018 to agree two global agreements on refugees and migration.

There are two great opportunities to get involved in this campaign with walks taking place on Tuesday 29th May and Wednesday 6th June 2018.  Take a look on the noticeboard in the porch or email

Social Pillar

Film Night

Our next Film Night will be held on Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm.  We will be showing “La Vie en Rose”, an OSCAR/BAFTA, Golden Globe winning French film about the life of Édith Piaf.  The running time is 140 minutes.  There will be a 15-minute interval and on this occasion any donations raised will be for the Foodbank.  We look forward to seeing you!

Note for your diaries.  The subsequent Film Club will be held on Saturday, 14th July.  Details to follow in due course.

Senior Citizens Summer lunch Sunday 10th June

The SVP Senior Citizens’ Summer lunch will take place at 1.00pm.  This was a very popular enjoyable and sociable event last year so keep this date free in your diary.  Signup sheets are now available at the back of the church.  Should you require a lift to and from the lunch please contact the parish office giving your name, telephone number and address.  A member of the SVP will then contact you to make the necessary arrangements.

Save The Date

St James’

Garden Party & Fun Run

8th July

After 11am Mass

Music, Drinks, Cakes – Fun for the whole family!

If you would like to get involved, please contact either

or Mary O’Mahony at

Seeking Job

We have a parishioner who is an experienced domestic cleaner looking for work, housekeeping, ironing, cooking and cleaning.  She has references.  Please contact the parish office for more details.

Polite Reminder

The Parish disabled parking spaces are for Blue Badge holders only.

Seeing a Chaplain if You Are Admitted to Hospital

·         Protecting personal information (data protection) is really important when you become an inpatient in hospital.

·         So please specifically ask hospital staff to pass on your details to the hospital’s Roman Catholic chaplain as soon as you are admitted if you would like a Chaplain to visit you.

·        Fr David would always be very happy to visit you too, so please ask a relative or friend to let him know about your admission.  You, or they, can email Fr David on, or phone the parish office on 01689 827100.

Weekend Rotas: Thank you for helping.

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Cleaning the Church

P Driscoll, J Rogerson, M Mitrovic (Tuesday team – 5th June)


Wednesday Coffee

30th May

B D’Arcy



3rd June 2018


Saturday 6pm (Vigil)

Sunday 9.15am

Sunday 11am


M Walters

F Mace

M Howell

S Ingle

J Ingle



M O’Mahony

K Salter

H Denham

A Coughlan

R Del Guercio

M Ingledew


Ministers of Holy Communion

T Babb

B Babb

R Wright

A Guyton

J Gribben

W David

B D’Arcy

T Forde

M Smith

M Howell

T Willard

R Mwansa

P May

S Ingle

R Del Guercio





M Smith

N Longhurst




G Brookes

D Brookes

M Harrington

S Paris

R Scott


Altar Servers


V Marcolina

P Marshall

D&A Poulton




A Barradell, S Barradell