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20th August 2017 - 20th 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.


THE BOOKSHOP will be closed for stocktaking next weekend, 26/27 August.

Newspapers will be available in the porch: please put money in the slots in the bookshop wall.


PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP will not be meeting in August.


EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT does not take place during the month of August.


SENIOR CITIZENS’ SOCIAL CLUB not meeting in August:


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


THE BENET CLUB is running a Guessing Competition to raise funds to send a  sick person to Lourdes. Guess how much money there is in the bottle. For £1 you could win a prize of a meal for 2 with wine at Atlantis Greek restaurant Pitzhanger


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


NATIONAL MASS FOR ALTAR SERVERS at Westminster Cathedral, 2.30 pm on Sat 21 Oct Servers who wish to take part should bring their robes to the cathedral hall in Ambrosden Avenue, before 2pm. See the website:


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


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 7.15 P.M.  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.


FLOWERS: the flowers in the church, by the statue of Our Lady, are for the intentions of Agnes Belfon. Please remember her in your prayers. If you would like flowers placed in the church in thanksgiving or in memory of a loved one, please contact the parish office.



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.


INHERITANCE: a festival for young adults (aged 16-35) and families at Walsingham, 24th to 28th August – talks, workshops, worship, friendship, healing. For information see the website, email or telephone 0132 8821153. The festival takes place at the Roman Catholic National Shrine about a mile outside the village of Walsingh


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.


DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS 1ST Sunday of Each Month 2.45-3.45pm, Church of Sts Peter & Paul Cambourne Ave, 38 Northfields W13 9QZ.  All Welcome


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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