READERS MEETING A meeting has been scheduled for both old and new readers on Friday 24th September at 6:30 pm in the church. All members should endeavour to attend this meeting.
WORLD DAY OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS
World Day of Refugees and Migrants—Sunday 26th September Pope Francis’ theme for the day is ‘Towards an ever wider “WE”, breaking down the ‘US and THEM’ mentality and calling for inclusion. Very appropriate for us all at present.
DEALING WITH RELATIONSHIP BREAKDOWN Relationship breakdown can be the hardest experience of a person’s life. No one should have to face it on their own. By joining a Restored Lives course, you can become part of, and supported by, a local group working together to find a way forward. The next eight-session online course starts on October 4. For more details and to book visit the website restoredlives.org
STARTING LIFE AGAIN AS A SINGLE
If you are single again following divorce, separation or the death of your partner, a residential Beginning Experience weekend to help you heal will be held from October 8-10 at the Sion Community, Brentwood, Essex. For more details, please ring 01322 838415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PILGRIMAGE of REPARATION & PRAYER for the SANCTITY of LIFE
SATURDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2021 WALSINGHAM
Theme – ‘The Courage to Proclaim the Gospel of Life in Post-Pandemic Britain’ (Bishop Mark Davies)
COACH LEAVING FROM ARCHBISHOP’S HOUSE, AMBROSDEN AVENUE SW1P 1QJ AT 7.30AM PROMPT
TO BOOK – CONTACT DOMENICA- 07913 434357
For more details call 01858 571242 or visit www.prolifepilgrimage.org
THE BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE
Understand the Bible from start to finish, the Old and New Testament, with this FREE OF CHARGE, worldwide-famous course delivered online LIVE by Mauro Iannicelli.
Starts Wed 29th September 2021. Eight Wednesday sessions (7pm-8:40pm).
Info & Registration: www.comeandsee.org
2022 CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION FOR PUPILS IN 2ND YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL Confirmation registration will commence from every Sunday in October 11:30 am- 12:30 pm in the Maurice Reaney Hall. Registration forms will be available at the entry and exit foyer of the church or can be downloaded HERE. Please candidates must be present at registration with their Baptism and FHC certificates. Registration fee is £20
WEEKDAY MASS There will be 8am Mass on every Tuesday and 7pm Mass on every Wednesday commencing from December 2021.
ALTAR SERVERS TRAINNING A training programme for Altar Servers has been scheduled to run every Friday in October from 5:30pm- 6:30pm.
CHURCH FOOD SERVICES The Parish Food Services resumes on every Last Sunday of the month, beginning this month of September. Parishioners who are willing to support this effort by donating food should contact the Parish Office or donate into the Parish Account: NATWEST St Elphege’s Church Sort Code 60-22-20 A/C No. 25072528
SIGNING OF SCHOOL FORMS
We would like to notify parents who need to have the Priest Reference Form signed for Catholic Schools that, Fr Patrick will be available after the midday Mass on Sunday for an hour (1 pm- 2 pm) in the Maurice Reaney Hall. This will run throughout September. The last day for the signing will be Sunday 3rd October 2021. We expect parents and guardians to cooperate with us and make the best use of this opportunity.
COLLECTION OF RED BOXES
We would like to notify all Red Box holders that the Parish Missio Team will begin a collection of the Boxes from 12th September till Sunday 3rd October 2021. Team members will be available at the exit of the church after each Mass. Thank You for your generosity.
WANT TO HELP AFGHAN REFUGEES?
Sutton has joined the London wide effort to help Afghan refugees, but please note: Donations are no longer needed as they have more than enough.
However, a fantastic team of volunteer packers to help support with sorting out and packing the donations, and volunteer drivers to support with collection and delivery of donations are needed.
Roles available: Volunteer Donations Packer Download role description: Volunteer_Packer_-_Afghanistan_Donations_Role_Description.pdf Volunteer Driver | View role | Download role description: Volunteer_Driver_-_Afghanistan_Donations_Role_Description.pdf
You can register for the roles here.
- A mobile phone
The owners should contact the Parish Office with identification and collection.
Are you celebrating your 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or any later wedding anniversary this year? Or did you last year? If so, Archbishop John invites you to join him in celebrating a Mass for married couples at 3pm on Saturday October 9 at St George’s Cathedral. You need to book in advance and by doing so you will then receive a personal written invitation from Archbishop John. To book or for more details email email@example.com
BAPTISM Application Forms are now available online -this can be found under Sacraments. Please read the Baptism guide before completing the form. Thank you
NEW CHURCH SIGN IN – QR CODE
Please scan the QR Code at the entry of the Church or on the pews to sign in. iPhone users can scan the code with their camera and select the link shown. Android users may need to download a QR Code reader from the Google Play Store.
In accordance with the Prime Minister’s 31st July 2020 announcement, all Parishioners are requested to wear a face mask when entering the
Church. Thank you.
Due to COVID, Altar Servers are not able share Albs. Please contact the Parish Office to arrange collection of an Alb for your child’s sole use while they are Altar Servers. The Alb should be thoroughly washed (and ironed) before they are used.
Please note that Reconciliation now takes place in the Lady Chapel on every Saturday between 10:30 am -11:30 am & 5:15 pm to 6 pm.