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3rd September 2017 - 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time


BAPTISM: baptisms should take place as soon as possible, preferably within weeks of the birth. The course of instruction for those wishing to have their child baptised takes place on Sundays at 11.30 am in the Bulbeck Room. To register please contact the parish office.


ACN: Come to our home and share a ‘Soup Lunch’ with home-made Syrian savouries for Aid to the Church in Need, on Tuesday, 5th September at 12.30 pm. Limited number of tickets – available in advance only (£10). Contact Annie 020 8991 1081 or email


DIVORCED & SEPARATED CATHOLICS’ PRAYER GROUP next meets Thursday 7th September.


CARE MASS will resume on Wednesday 13th September: please note the date.


THE BENET Guessing Competition to raise funds to send a sick person to Lourdes. The actual total was £317.26 and the nearest guess £310 – well done, Claire Anne King. Please collect your prize from the bar.


BOOK CIRCLE next meets on Wednesday 13th September at 8.15 pm in the Dominic Young Room to discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. All welcome.


MARY’S MEALS London Open Day Sunday 10th September 2-4 pm. Speaker Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, at London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square NW1 9XB All Welcome


DIVINE MERCY DAY OF PRAYER invoking the Intercession of Our Lady of Walsingham to pray for the Peace of Nations, praying in solidarity with the persecuted Church - Westminster Cathedral Saturday 16th September from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm with Holy Mass at 10.30am - Sung Latin with the Cathedral Boys’ Choir Led by Mgr. Keith Barltrop, Fr. Derek Hyett, the Sisters of Mary Morning Star & others


RETURNING FROM THE BRINK: Regaining Normal, Age-related Memory Loss, `Brian Fog';  New, encouraging treatments of Alzheimer's Prevention:(Episode 1, repeating on 5th October)  Arrival at 7.15pm Prompt start: 7.30 pm: at Fl 10, Berkeley Court, 31-33 Gordon Rd, Ealing, London W5 2AE. Kindly call Sr. Josephine on 020 8810 4432 or for more information.  Pre-Booking needed. Strictly limited numbers. Ask for repeat dates & the new episodes. Individual Consultation re same, by appointment.


NATIONAL MASS FOR ALTAR SERVERS at Westminster Cathedral, 2.30 pm on Sat 21st October. We would like Altar Servers from the Abbey to be represented at this special service. If your child is interested in attending this - parents please contact Deacon Ian ( for more details.


YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULTS WEEKEND at Douai Abbey, 20th-22nd October: deepen your knowledge of the faith and enjoy the company of like-minded people. See the website: – cost from £18.50.



A series exploring the work of great figures in the Benedictine tradition who have contributed to contemplative renewal in the Church today. Please note these future dates:

Wednesday 20th September – Gina Garrett on Thomas Merton

Wednesday 25th October – Fr. Laurence Freeman on John Main

These meetings will be from 7 to 9 pm & will include 20 minutes of silent meditation.– venue tbc.


SVP (Society of St. Vincent de Paul) meets regularly at Ealing Abbey and provides moral and practical support to those in need through personal contact.  If you know of anyone in need please contact the parish office.


JOB VACANCIES There are a number of adverts for job vacancies on the notice-board in the parish centre corridor next to the bookshop

INTERCESSIONS FOR THE SICK: we are happy to include the names of anyone who is seriously ill in the list of those prayed for in the intercessions. The names will remain on the list for one month. If you want prayers for them for a further month please contact the parish office or one of the parish fathers.

MONDAY EVENINGS there is Bingo in the parish hall from 8.00pm and a Bridge Club meets in the Bulbeck Room. Please come along if you are interested in joining in.

RETURNING TO THE CHURCH? Our Landings group may provide you with the welcome you need. Call 07949 089202 for further information. 


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT : our parish offers a confidential bereavement support service for anyone who would like help in their grief. Please contact 020 8862 2167.


EALING ABBEY COUNSELLING SERVICE: a non-denominational counselling service offering 1:1 and couples’ counselling at 1a Montpelier Avenue. For appointments telephone 020 8998 3361 or email:


CATHOLIC SINGLES is an organistaion which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please call  0161 941 3498, visit the website or email 


CALIX SOCIETY helps recovering alcoholics to see their Catholic faith as a sure path to serenity without alcohol. There are regular meetings in the diocese with mass and group discussion: for times and locations see the website: or email or text 077 625 70361.

    Jesus on the cross









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