St Anselm's Newsletter St Anselm’s Rectory, The Green, Southall, UB2 4BE Telephone: 020 8574 3300 Fax: 020 8813 8784 Website: www.rcdow.org.uk/Southall
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Childrens Session Saturday 1
CHURCHCLEANING:Team3:Mr Inpanatha, Anson & Mrs Avalin-Pothynar, Margartet Valens, Elizabeth Lal.
5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER: PARISH MASS BOOKS: 264-265.
NEXT SUNDAY READINGS: SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER:
ACTS 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; 1 JOHN 4:7-10; JOHN 15:9-17.
OUR DUTY TO VOTE
THE GENERAL ELECTION THURSDAY 7 MAY 2015
REMEMBER TO CAST YOUR VOTE
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales write: “As Catholics, we are called to work for a world shaped by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel proclaims the mercy of God and invites us steadfastly to love God and our neighbour. Our relationship with God leads to the desire to build a world in which respect, dignity, equality, justice and peace are our primary concerns.”
Consequently, as citizens in our democratic society, Catholics have not only a right but a duty to participate in the election of a new government, and so contribute to the common good of the society in which we live.
One of the key questions in the forthcoming election will be how to build a sound and ethical economy, without which all the social needs of our society cannot be built and sustained.
Elections involve our consideration of a whole range of issues, particularly those fundamental issues of human dignity and the value of human life. It isn’t the task of the Bishops to set out specific and detailed political solutions to all these important areas, but we have the duty to spell out the moral and ethical principles deriving from the Gospel, which we, as disciples of Christ, need to base our judgement on. We are not telling you which particular party you should vote for because that is a matter for each of us to decide in the light of the principles we have set out. But we do urge all Catholics to vote in the election on May 7th , as we all have a responsibility, as citizens, to be involved in the democratic process and through our vote contribute to the building of a more just, compassionate and merciful society in which everyone can be helped to flourish and fulfil their potential. That is one of the great privileges of being a citizen in a democratic society.
Remember to vote on Thursday 7 May
NEXT SUNDAY 10 MAY THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE JESUIT MISSIONS APPEAL IN NEPAL
WEST LONDON CITIZENS: Father Gerard writes: thank you to those 9 parishioners who will join him at Citizens UK General Election Assembly on 4th May from 2-5pm. We will leave from outside the church on Monday morning at 11.40 a.m. and catch the 12.02 train to Paddington
Father Gerard writes: Jan Janoszka: Congratulations to Jan on his appointment as Pastoral Assistant at Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Parish, Harrow on the Hill. We are so very grateful for the great contribution Jan has made to the life of our parish particularly in Catechetics, Interfaith work and Social Ministry We will miss him very much but wish him every happiness in his new appointment. There will be a Parish Lunch to say Farewell to Jan after the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday 10 May. All are welcome. Please do bring a plate of food to share
Catholic Womans League Pilgrimage and The Friars Summer Fayre at Aylesford. Bank Holiday Sunday 31st May 2015. Coach leaves St Anselms at 10 am. All are welcome. Price for Adult £15, Children (under 14) £13. For more information see on notice board or ring Mislyn 02085712215, Florence 02085745391, Wendy 02085783247.
ST ANSELMS & CWL BELATED EASTER RAFFLE DRAW – THE LIST OF PRIZES ARE PUT UP ON THE NOTICE BOARD IN THE PORCH. COLLECTION OF PRIZES WILL BE AT THE TEA COUNTER IN PARISH CENTER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. BAPTISM PREPARATION PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 10 May, 2-4 P.M. IN THE RECTORY. Parents are asked to bring their own Baptism Certificate to the Class.
PARISH CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME: The next Confirmation Class for young people will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday 5th May in the Parish Centre
CARDINAL'S MASS OF THANKSGIVING - WestminsterCathedral, Saturday 23rd May 2015 at 3pm. – the Archbishop will be inviting to this Mass, all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 10th, 25th,30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of catholic marriage in 2015. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give the parish office the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email, (or telephone number if no email), Please advise ASAP.
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: www.calixsocietyuk.btck.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 077 625 70361.
APPLICATION FOR PLACES IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SEPTEMBER 2016:
Father Gerard writes: Are you intending to apply in the next few months for a place for your child in a Catholic School (Nursery, Primary or Secondary) in September 2016? Is your child going to move from primary school to a Catholic Secondary School in September 2016? If that is the case, please, if you have not already done so, speak to Fr Gerard. Also, when you come to Sunday Mass each week, please fill in a simple form indicating your presence at Mass and place it in the box provided. These are available at the back of the church, In order to complete the Priests Reference Form indicating that you attend Mass each Sunday at St Anselm’s, I need parents to do this for me.
Registered Nurse required for a Local Nursing Home. Night or day duty.Excellent standard of care and employment. Tel: The Manager 0208 567 6232 or 07590 068039
CENTRAL JAMIA MASJID AND ST JOHN’S CHURCH ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT: Meeting for Better Understanding: What role does fasting play in our lives?” Perspectives from the Bible and the Qur’an. Join us for a friendly inter-religious discussion featuring Christian and Muslim speakers. 2- 4 p.m. Saturday 16th May 2015, St John’s Parish Centre, Havelock Rd. Free Big Cury Lunch