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ST JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH

West Green
4 Vincent Road, London N15 3QH
Parish Office: 020-8888-5518 E-mail: westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
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Website: http://stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk/
25th /26th AUGUST 2018
which led him to commit suicide but Peter
21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
chose repentance, seen from his tears of
penitence. Moreover, among the two thieves
Dear Parishioners,
crucified with Christ, one cursed but the
other acknowledged his fault and asked for
GOD OR NOTHING!
Paradise “Lord remember me when you come
The French philosopher, Rene Descartes into your kingdom”.
wrote: “Man is caught between God and
In the choices we make, we pass
nothingness and he must choose. He either
judgment on ourselves for good or for ill in
chooses God or nothing”.
such a way that the final judgment will only
God created us and gave us freedom and be a confirmation of the judgment we have
at every point in life, we are always faced already passed on ourselves.
with choices. The choices we make
determine who and what we become; they May the choices we make lead us to God
determine our destiny. and to heaven. “Lord to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life”. Choose
In the first reading of today, Joshua
God or nothing!
presents the Israelites with two choices,
“Choose today whom you wish to serve … the PLEASE PRAY FOR CAMEROON: For
Lord God or other gods”. He and his family almost three years now, the English speaking
make a choice for the Lord, “We will serve part of Cameroon has known no peace. This
the Lord”. The people do the same, “We have is due to the socio-political crisis plaguing
no intention of deserting the Lord and the area. The people feel marginalised and
serving other gods”. are asking for issues to be addressed. In the
daily clashes between government forces
In the Gospel, Jesus is asking the apostles,
and militant advocating for secession; houses
“What about you? Do you want to go away
and schools have been burnt down, many
too?” He places two choices before them; stay
have been killed and others are now refugees
with him or leave. Peter on behalf of the
in neighbouring Nigeria. Things are getting
Apostles makes a choice for Christ. “Lord to
no better with Presidential elections
whom shall we go? You have the words of
scheduled for 7th October.
eternal life”.
ABOUT FR. MARCEL KOFON: Fr Sang
Life is about a choice for or against God.
Marcel Kofon is a Diocesan Priest from the
In our thoughts, words and deeds, we either
Diocese of Mamfe in the English speaking
choose or reject God. Good thoughts, words
part of Cameroon. I am a student in Rome at
and deeds are a choice for God. Inversely,
the Pontifical Salesian University in the
bad ones are a rejection of him. The friends
Faculty of Classical and Christian Letters
we make, the places we go to and the
(Greek, Latin, History of Greece and Rome,
decisions we make portray whether we are
Roman and Greek Literature and Patristics).
for or against God.
I have been in Rome for one year and will
From scripture, Judas and Peter both still be studying there for the next four years.
failed Jesus. Judas by betrayal and Peter Email: mckofon@gmail.com
through his triple denial; Judas chose despair Mobile: +393 291 263 551
God Bless, Fr Marcel
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY IN FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS 2018/2019
Monthly on Saturday, 10:00am-11:15am
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED
plus Sunday Mass at 11:00am.
SACRAMENT First session: 22nd September 2018
The first Sunday after the 11am Mass
and Tuesdays after our 9:15am Mass If your child is in a Catholic Primary School
Year 3 (or above) in September 2018
and you wish to enrol him/her in next
ROSARY
year’s First Communion Programme,
Please join us in praying the Rosary
please fill in the registration form (*)
at 8.45am every weekday,
and submit by August.
before the 9.15am Mass.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
MORNING TEAS /COFFEE 2018/2019
In the Parish Hall on Sunday,
after 9am and 11am Masses Saturdays, 3:30pm-5:45pm plus Mass 6pm.
First session: 13th October 2018
PARISH OUTREACH SOUP RUN If you are in Year 10 or above in
The next Soup Run is on September 2018 and wish to receive the
Sat. 1st September 2018: Group D sacrament of Confirmation next year,
please fill in the registration form (*) and
submit by August.
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES
REGISTRATION FOR 2018 - 2019
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR
If you have any enquiries, please contact ADULTS (RCIA)
Sr. Devy on 07455 544 065 or
Saturdays, 4:00pm-5:45pm + Mass 6:00pm
Parish Office on 020 8888 5518
First session: 6th October 2018
If you are interested in preparing for your
SUNDAY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
First Communion, Confirmation or
for Children attending State Schools
exploring your faith, please complete a
Sundays, 10:00am-10:55am + Mass 11:00am registration form (*) and contact the
First session: 30th September 2018 Parish Office.
If you wish to enrol your child/children for
the 2018/2019 Programme in preparation THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM
for If you would like to have your child baptised
1) Pre-Communion (age 6-7); on the 15th September or later,
2) First Communion (age 8 and above); the next session will be on
3) First Reconciliation (for children Monday, 10th September ’18 at 7.30pm
who already completed their First in the Parish Hall.
Communion Programme): Please contact the Parish Office to book
Please fill in the registration form (*) and your place on the course.
attach a copy of the child’s Birth and
Baptism certificates, and submit by August. (*) ALL FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE
BACK OF THE CHURCH.
PLEASE RETURN TO THE OFFICE
(4 VINCENT RD, N15) WITH ALL THE
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
FAREWELL TO FR MARCEL: THE POPE’S WORLDWIDE PRAYER
Next Sunday, 2nd September, NETWORK
We will have a farewell party in our Parish Please take a copy of the Pope’s Prayer
Hall for Fr Marcel after our 11am Mass. Intentions 2018 leaflet and Prayer Card
We invited people to bring a plate / dish of available at the back of the church.
food to share; these foods need to be in Remember a prayer at intervals during today.
place before Mass. Put your name on the
list to indicate what you are bringing. PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO
We are planning to go to Santiago de
TEA/ COFFEE MORNINGS Compostela for an 8 days walking
Welcome to our Thursday Tea/ Coffee pilgrimage at the end of May 2019.
Mornings after the 9:15am daily Mass, We are still fine tuning the details, but need
commencing 6th September 2018. to know number in order to do so. If you are
Newcomers and visitors most welcome interested in joining us or to find out more
information, please sign up on the clipboard
FILM NIGHT at the back of the church
The next film night is on the
Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 5pm THANK GOD ON FRIDAY!
showing "The Agony and the Ecstasy" Make time to spend a moment alone with
telling the story of how Michelangelo God in thanksgiving, prayer and adoration.
painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Light The next meeting will be on
refreshments will be served during the 5th October from 7:30-9:00pm
intermission. Donation of £3 is appreciated in St John Vianney Church.
There will be a short talk, adoration and
DIOCESE OF WESTMINSTER JUSTICE AND music led by the Verbum Dei Missionaries.
PEACE COMMISSION All are welcome!
‘OUR COMMON HOME’
An Interfaith evening of exploration and KERALA FLOODS: AN SVP APPEAL
reflection during Creation Season, The leading Catholic volunteering charity, the
18:30-21:00, Friday 28th September 2018 St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), is very active
St Mary Moorfields Church there and they are doing great work helping the
4/5 Eldon Street EC2M 7LS victims of the flood in local communities.
However, they desperately need funds. Please
With a panel of Buddhist, Muslin and
contribute to the SVP’s Kerala appeal. To
Catholic women.
donate visit www.svp.org.uk, telephone 020
Nearest tube, Liverpool Street on Central, 7703 3030 or send cheques made out to SVP
Circle and Hammersmith &City Lines. (write ‘Kerala appeal’ on the back) to SVP,
Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge
FRIENDS IN SOLIDARITY ACROSS THE Road, London SE1 7JB. And please
CHANNEL remember our sisters and brothers in
Southwark and Westminster Justice and Kerala in your prayers.
Peace Commissions
Invite you to a day to discuss, reflect and KENSHO KARATE DOJO SELF DEFENCE
exchange experience of working to improve CLASSES – Train your Mind and Body.
our welcome for exiles at Every Friday evening in the Parish Hall,
St Paul’s RC Church 6:30-7:30 Kids and Families (£5per child)
Maison Dieu Road, Dover 7:30-8:30pm Adults (£6per person)
on Saturday 20th October Trained Martial Art Instructor: Matthew
from 11am to 16:00pm. For more info Tel: 07961 434 810
Entrance Antiphon THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR
Turn your ear, O Lord, and answer me;
save the servant who trusts in you, my God. The repose of the soul:
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all Daisy L’Olive
the day long. Cristina Fernandes
Michael Clifford
First reading
Brendan Davey
Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18
Aires Da Silva
Psalm 33:2-3, 16-23 Patrick Okechukwu Egbuche
Taste and see that the Lord is good. RIP
Second reading RIP Anniversary:
Ephesians 5:21-32 Felix Lobo
Maria Bragoli
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia! Special Intentions:
Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life; Angelina Boi, Anita Awele Isama,
you have the message of eternal life. Agnes Ryan, Anne O’Brien, Anastasia
Alleluia! Clarke, Bridget Murphy, Chloe Quillec,
Gospel Christine O’Meara, Con Kelleher, Dominic
John 6:60-69 Kelly, Eduardo & Angela Pane, Fr Patrick
Downes, Gerry Tomnay’s Parents, Jim
Communion Antiphon Cassim, Jocelyn Luxon, John & Kathy
The earth is replete with the fruits of your work, O’Rourke, Joe Breen, Kathleen Murphy,
O Lord; you bring forth bread from the Maria Terzaga, Mary’s Intentions,
earth and wine to cheer the heart. Matthew & Joyce Stapleton, Mavis Todd,
Myra Scully, Nellie O’Shea, Niala Cattini,
Odette St Guillaume, Patricia, Phil Devane,
Rita Mongelard, Robert Szajkowski,
MASS & SERVICE TIMES Sarah Namagambe, Sharon Grey,
Monday 9:15am Sheila, Sheila Courtney, Sheila Shea,
Stanislaw Rybka, The Ahmed Family,
Tuesday 9:15am
Theresa McManus, Thomas Breen,
Wednesday 9:15am Tony & Bernadette Stapleton,
Thursday 9:15am Yvonne Joseph
Friday 9:15am And for the sick and those in our parish
Saturday 9:15am Birthday
[6pm – Sunday Vigil Mass] Kathleen Nyland
Sunday 9:00am and 11:00am NAMES NOT LISTED ABOVE
ARE LISTED IN OUR BOOK OF INTENTIONS.
Saturday Sacrament of Reconciliation
from 9:45am – 10:15am
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
PARISH TEAM Tues to Fri 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
Fr. Joe Ryan, Parish Priest To make an appointment
Sr. Devy Pranadjaja, Parish Sister Phone: 0208 888 5518 or
Germaine Ng Ying, Parish Admin/Secretary email westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
In Residence: Fr Marcel Kofon We cannot guarantee to have anyone available
outside of these hours.