Newsletter - St Barnabas, Molesey

ST.BARNABAS CATHOLIC CHURCH
PRIEST: Father John Horn
Address: 28 Vine Road, Molesey, Surrey. KT8 9LF
Telephone: 020 8941 8400
Parish Office Hours: 9.15am-11.15am (closed on Wednesdays)
Email: stbarnabaseastmolesey@btconnect.com Website: www.stbarnabasmolesey.org
HIRING OF THE CHURCH HALL: If you wish to hire the Church Hall please contact Theresa D’Burrage 020 8941 9205 or 07757456302
Parish Schools: St Alban’s Primary School – Beauchamp Road, Molesey. 020 8979 5893 www.stalbansprimary.org.uk
Salesian Secondary School – Guildford Road, Chertsey. 01932 582 520 www.salesian.surrey.sch.uk
The Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Website : www.dabnet.org
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th February 2015
Parish Mass Book Page No. 134
NEWSLETTER NO: 5
Weekend Masses:
Saturday 6pm (Quiet Mass) Tonna-Barthet Intentions
Sunday 10am
Sunday 6pm (Music Mass) - For the People of the Parish
Week Day Masses:
There will be No Mass or Exposition of
Monday 9.35am Tuesday
No Mass
the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday
Wednesday No Mass
(10th Feb). Exposition will take place on
Thursday 9.35am Paul Vigourex RIP
Thursday (12th Feb) 10am – 1.30pm
Friday - 9.35am
Important Notices
2nd Collection next Sunday:
Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund.
Wednesdays 18th February
Ash Wednesday
(A day of fasting &
abstinence)
Masses at 9.35am & 7.30pm
in the Church
Confessions: Saturday 5.15 – 5.45pm in the Church or by appointment
Mass is also said Monday – Friday 8.am at the Kiltegan Fathers, 20 Beauchamp Road. KT8 0PA. Parishioners are welcome.
New Parishioners: Welcome to St Barnabas! Please register your details by filling in our Parish registration form at the back of
the Church, and return to Father John or the Parish office. Please come and say hello at our Sunday coffee morning after the 10am
Mass in the hall, you will receive a warm welcome.
WEEKLY PARISH DIARY:
Sun 8th
Mon 9th
Tue 10th
Wed 11th
th
Thur 12
th
Fri 13
Sat 14th
Sun 15th
ROTAS
2015
Ministers
Readers
Children’s
Liturgy
Church
Cleaners
Sunday
Coffee
Counters
Flowers
FIFTH SUNDAY – YEAR B (First Holy Communion candidates)
Confirmation Programme : 7.30pm – 9pm, Old School room
No Mass or Exposition
♪ Children’s Choir: 3.15-4pm at St Alban’s School (From Year 2- 6) ♪
Prayer Group in the House of Prayer – 7.30pm
D of E Meeting: Planning (all groups together): 7pm-7.30pm
No Mass
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 10am - 1.30pm
Bible Study: 7.30pm, Presbytery
Youth Club (Altogether) : 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 11am-Noon, Presbytery
SIXTH SUNDAY – YEAR B
Sat 7th Feb
6pm
M Thompson
Y Foster
L Pang
M Tidmarsh
G Searle
Sunday 8th February
10am
6pm
J Casha
O Schild
P Sturgis
R Methley
M Healy
Infants – Monica
Juniors – Maria
Helen & Michael H
I Lee
R D’Alton
B D’Alton
N Legg
J Laleatoe
First Holy Communion – Barbara Hogan
Francis Jenice & Jean Casha
Isobel Lee
ROTAS
2015
Ministers
Readers
Children’s
Liturgy
Church
Cleaners
Sunday
Coffee
Counters
Flowers
Last Sunday’s collection
Offertory:
£595.21
Bank Direct:
£403.41
Total
£998.62
2nd collection
£129.42
(Catholic Education Service)
Attendance: 266
Sat 14th Feb
6pm
Sunday 15th February
10am
6pm
C Wilson
M Emmanuel
B D’Alton
M Villani
B Hogan
R D’Alton
M Stannard
M Schild
I Lee
P Stannard
O Schild
T D’Burrage
M Tidmarsh
H Healy
J Duggan
Infants – Kasia & Joanna
Juniors - Carmen
Ann & Frank S
UCM – Jill Mitchell
Anthony McColl & Christine Davies
Norah Leonard
Please pray for the sick of the Parish: Kathleen Harrison, Bobbettie McColl, Marie Bolger, Ann Griffin & Margaret Brauer.
The Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Trust is a registered Charity No 252878
Thank you
Thank you to all who came to the party last weekend. Everybody I have spoken to says it was a great success, - most of
them before I asked them.
The variety of food was great and very good, one Japanese parishioner I was next to at one moment being particularly
happy to find some very good sushi! Most of all though, there was an almost tangible sense of joy.
So thank you to all of you who brought food, and thank you to all those who worked so hard to make it happen,
especially the ladies of the Union of Catholic Mothers, and to Nick Wall for acquiring the wine and serving it.
It is good that we come together socially outside the confines of the church, for as believing, Catholic Christians, we
need each other in this world in which, in the West, we seem to be more and more a minority.
A row is currently brewing about what Stephen Fry said on an Irish television chat show regarding the uncaring nature
of the Almighty God who inflicts such suffering on people. Therefore, it is said, He cannot be real. It has been said
many times before in one way, or another.
The answer is not easy to explain; - as to how to reconcile the idea of an almighty, loving God with the reality of evil in
the world, and many books have been written about it. God has not chosen to reveal everything yet, but there are two
truths we Christians acknowledge, which are a large part of the answer: Firstly, that God has a bigger perspective than
us, for He sees everything from the perspective of eternal life; and secondly as to the reality of evil in the world.
We know that Satan and evil have been conquered through the death and resurrection of Jesus God. Yet God gives us
free will, and, critically, it is through the exercise of our free will that we are called to find our way to Him. (If God were
to deal finally with all evil now, He would be taking away our free will to choose Him.) So, while God does not will or
bring about evil, yet He has chosen to leave Satan still active in the world, until finally he will be dealt with when the
world as we know it will come to an end.
It is a struggle for us all, yet we look forward to an unimaginable reward. If we struggle in isolation, it becomes virtually
impossible. But struggling, together with like-minded Christians, it becomes much easier. We are different, in fact very
different from people like Stephen Fry (whom we should pray for), just because we have that that very different
perspective that this life is all about the next life. We need to come together, and (joyfully) struggle together, in order
that we can reassure each other.
Father John
Deanery Care Mass: Sunday 8th February, 3pm at St Annes, Highfield Raod, Chertsey. KT16 1BP
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Mass Intentions
If you would like a Mass intention please fill out an envelope which is placed at the back of the Church
and put it through the Presbytery door or bring it round to the Parish Office (opening hours) at the
back of the Presbytery. *Please be aware when requesting a specific date to allow plenty of time *
Duke of Edinburgh Awards: Congratulations to all our youngsters who received their Duke of
Edinburgh’s award from the Mayor on Wednesday 4th February - 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 8 Bronze.
Next Duke of Edinburgh Meeting (planning, all groups together): Wednesday 11 th February 7.30pm –
All Participants 7pm - 7.30pm.
The Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Trust is a registered Charity No 252878