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Our Lady of Grace & St Edward Chiswick
with St Dunstan Gunnersbury
020 8994 2877
chiswick@rcdow.org.uk
www.ourladyofgracechiswick.org
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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Parish Team
Canon Anthony Dwyer
Fr. Andrew Chamiec
Sharon Bowden
Parish Priest
Assistant Priest
Administrator
Canon Anthony writes:‘….his teaching made a deep impression on them because,
unlike the scribes he taught them with authority.’
What does it take about someone to impress us? According to
our backgrounds different things will impress different people.
Some of us might be impressed by the gifts or talents that
someone has, others might be impressed by how successful, or
wealthy an individual is, while others might be impressed by a
kind or thoughtful nature, and the list could certainly go on, and
be widely added to.
Jesus we hear in today’s Gospel ‘made a deep impression’
because he taught with authority. At first hearing that might
sound a little strange, how can we be impressed by authority,
maybe we have to think about what authority is? While we
recognise the need for authority in various areas of our life it
can sound, perhaps, rather overbearing, perhaps restrictive,
something maybe which is unyielding. Jesus, I don’t think, we
can describe as overbearing, restrictive or unyielding so what
was it about his authority that made that deep impression?
Jesus had an authority which impressed because not only did he
communicate well, but his words were given flesh through his
actions. Jesus’ words weren’t shallow and empty but he lived
out what he spoke about, and he lived out the message that he
called others to live by. In Pope Francis today we have a very
different kind of Pope. He is a Pope who people listen to, and
not just those who are a part of the Church; non-Church
members, even unbelievers are prepared to listen to him. People
are ready to listen because he doesn’t simply tell us how to live,
but he shows us how to live, he reminds us what our priorities
should be, in Pope Francis too we see how his words are given
expression in his actions.
The way we live our life of faith should be a witness to others,
each of us can encourage each other through what we say and
do. We can be conscious of our words and actions, how we are
perceived, not simply for the sake of being noticed but in order
to give witness – not witness to ourselves – but to give witness
to Jesus Christ, and to the Kingdom that he came to establish,
and to invite us to a part of.
For us the call is to ‘make an impression’ to ‘teach with
authority’ we do that when we model ourselves on the example
of Jesus and strive to allow our actions to match our words.
At all Masses:
SUNDAY MASS:
RESPONSES:
READINGS:
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NEXT SUNDAY’S READINGS:
st
1 Reading:
Job 7:1-4, 6-7
Psalm:
146:1-6 response v 3
nd
2 Reading:
1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23
Gospel:
Mark 1: 29-39
All viewable at:
http://www.universalis.com/mass
FUNERAL THIS WEEK
Maria Sweeney – RIP
th
Reception into Church on Wednesday 4 February at 6.00pm
th
Funeral Mass on Thursday 5 February at 10.00am
May she rest in peace
LET US PRAY
For those who are sick: Mr Casciello, Claudio Boggi, Louise
FitzGerald Burden, Marie O’Keeffe, Mrs O’Brennon, Mr. Coleman,
Maureen Blair, Cecil Pocock, Wally Gribben, Rose Murphy, Thomas
O’Sullivan, Betty O’Grady
For those recently deceased: Maria Sweeney, Patrick Flynn, Hilda
Etherington, Michael Burridge
For those whose anniversaries are at this time: Kathleen Dympna
McGranaghan, Fr. Derek Jennings, Ellen & Michael Bourke, Margaret
Murray, Jeremy Rodda, John Kennedy, Mary O’Boyle, John Colgan
THIS WEEK –
Sat 31/1
6.30pm
Sun 1/2
8.30am
9.45am
10am
11am
12.15pm
6.30pm
Mon 2/2
10.00am
12.30pm
Tues 3/2
10.00am
12.30pm
Wed 4/2
TH
4
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Vigil Mass
(Gunnersbury)
THE
PRESENTATION
OF THE LORD
ST. LAURENCE,
DUNSTAN &
THEODORE
Robert Kelly
People of the Parish
Andre & Kath Maxwell
Charlotte Flynn
Margaret Murray
King & Larkin Families and
late Sister Eileen
RD
INT
INT
RIP
ANN
INT
Maria Devincenzi
Jeremy Rodda
RD
ANN
Kathleen Cahalane
Dorothy Macear
RD
RIP
Lee Hwa Ying
Reception of Maria Sweeney
RD
ST. AGATHA
10.00am
12.30pm
Fri 6/2
RIP
FERIA
10.00am
6.00pm
Thur 5/2
Joseph Barnett
TH
4 SUNDAY IN
ORDINARY
TIME
10.00am
12.30pm
ST. PAUL MIKI
&
COMPANIONS
Sat 7/2
FERIA
10.00am
6.30pm
Vigil Mass
Funeral of Maria Sweeney
John Kennedy
ANN
Mary O’Boyle
Peggy Forrest
ANN
RD
Anne Holland
John Colgan
RD
ANN
CONFESSIONS: Saturday 11am – 12 noon & 5pm – 6pm (or by appt)
MORNING PRAYER: Friday 9.40am
EXPOSITION: Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm,
Saturday Holy Hour 5pm-6pm
BENEDICTION; Saturday 6pm.
FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION
Tomorrow, Monday, is the Feast of the
Presentation of the Lord, also known as
Candlemas. Candles will be blessed during
the 10.00am Mass.
FOODBANK COLLECTION
Today we have our monthly collection of
foodstuffs for ‘Food Bank.’ Non-perishable
items are very welcome, and can be handed
in at the church entrance.
ST BLAISE
Tuesday is the feast of St Blaise, when it is
traditional to bless throats, with the newlyblessed candles. Throats will be blessed after
the 10am and 12.30pm Masses.
SUMMER FAIR
Planning for this year’s Summer Fair needs
to begin very shortly. Our request for new
members of the committee has been
overwhelming – by the lack of response to
date. If you would like to volunteer, or want
more information, please have a word with
Canon Anthony.
FIRST COMMUNION
Preparation for the parents of the children
making their First Communion, this summer,
continues this week. The third parents’
meeting takes place on Thursday evening at
8pm in the parish centre, when we shall
reflect on the theme: ‘praying the Mass.’ All
parents are expected to attend.
CAMPAIGN:
YOUNG
PEOPLE
MAKE TIME TO BELONG
The campaign Young People Make Time
To Belong is about raising the awareness
in the young people and their parents of
the importance to belong to the Youth
Community in the Youth Group of the
parish. We offer the young people aged
14-17 and the Young Adults 18- 25 years
the opportunity to meet with their peers in
a safe and relaxing environment that helps
them to feel confident and comfortable
about their faith values. This programme
is meant to complement what the young
people have learnt about Christian and
Catholic principles in school, in the Youth
Community of the parish they can
experience and talk about it. The activities
in the youth group can get them points for
the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
This Sunday Patrick Rafter, from the
Young Adults Group, will speak about
this at the end of 12.15pm Mass. The
young people will have the opportunity to
talk to some of the members of the Young
Adults’ Group, who will be at the door
handing out candles and messages to the
young people who are in church.
FLAME2 YOUTH CONGRESS
This year in March some of the youth of our
parish will attend the Flame2 Youth
Congress.
For more information see the website:
http://cymfed.org.uk/flame2/.
Date: Saturday March 7th
Time: 11am to 5:30pm
Venue: Wembley Arena
Age Group: 14 and over.
Cost of Tickets: £20 each.
Ten thousand young people are expected to
attend it. To buy a ticket please contact:
Sister Graça by Thursday 5th February at the
latest. Email: graca.almeida6@gmail.com
phone 07787132912
YOUTH MASS – 8TH FEBRUARY
The next Youth Mass led by the
YouthOLOG group takes place Sunday 8th
February at 6:30pm. We ask the young
people to come along and volunteer to be
readers, join the music group, take part in the
offertory procession or welcome people at
the door. Parents are asked to encourage the
young people to come to their Mass and to
come along with them!
BEREAVEMENT GROUP
The next Bereavement Group Meeting takes
place on Tuesday 3rd February in Room 1 of
the Catholic Centre, Dukes Ave at 8.00pm. If
you would like more information or would
like a home visit, please contact the Parish
Office on 020 8994-2877.
MORNING PRAYER
Morning Prayer will be said in common on
Friday mornings at 9.40am in St. Edward’s
Room. All are welcome to join in this
beautiful public liturgy of the Church.
TEA & COFFEE MORNING
On Tuesday
After Mass until 11.30am
St. Edward’s Room.
Everyone welcome!
WESTMINSTER YEAR BOOK
The new Westminster Year Book is now on
sale in the Repository or from the Parish
Office, weekdays, price £4.50.
ST. EDWARD’S CLUB (over 55’s)
The next meeting takes place, tomorrow,
Monday 2nd February from 2.00pm in the
Parish Centre, Dukes Ave. All welcome.
PIONEER
TOTAL
ABSTINENCE
ASSOCIATION OF THE SACRED
HEART
The next meeting takes place on Tuesday 3rd
February at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre,
Dukes Ave.
VOCATIONS
A “Come and See” weekend with a
difference for men (aged 18+) who are
discerning a calling to the priesthood will
take place at Allen Hall seminary in Chelsea
for 24 hours from the evening of Friday 20th
February. To reserve one of only 12 places,
please contact Fr Richard asap at
richardnesbitt@rcdow.org.uk
CARDINAL’S
MASS
OF
THANKSGIVING
FOR
THE
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Westminster Cathedral, 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
contact the Parish Office with the following
details: husband and wife’s names, wedding
date, full postal address and email (or
telephone number, if no email).
GUNNERSBURY NOTES
WEEKDAY MASS
Monday and Thursday at 9.30am.
Sunday Mass at 10.00am.
AUCTION
Today we are holding an auction of
unwanted Christmas gifts in order to raise
money for the Little Company of Mary after
the 10:00 Mass. All welcome.
Connect@Centre Hounslow
Caritas St Joseph’s will offer the wider
community an opportunity to walk with
people with intellectual disabilities along the
path to reaching their full potential, and so
help them to find their unique place in
society. The new Connect@Centre will open
on Thursday 5 February in the parish centre
of St Michael and St Martin, Bath Road,
Hounslow, with one activity session starting
at 10.30am and one at 2pm.
If you are Interested in getting involved or
know someone who would benefit from this
service please do not hesitate to contact Gail
Williams on 020 8732 3960 or
gailw@stjoseph.org.uk, or Phoebe Jackson
on
07525
812508
or
phoebejackson@rcdow.org.uk
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE
There is a healing weekend for people who
find themselves single again following
divorce, separation or the death of a partner
from 20th to 22nd March 2015 at the
Emmaus Centre, West Wickham, Kent. For
more information please ring Freda on
01322-401243 or Sandra on 01293-783965.
THE RETROUVAILLET programme is a
lifeline for married couples facing difficulties
or crises in their married life. It has offered
hope and help to hundreds of couples looking
to renew and heal their marriages. The next
programme will run from March 20th-22nd
2015 in Hatfield, North London. For more
information please call 0788 729 6983 in
confidence or email info@retrouvaille.org.uk
More information on the Retrouvaille
programme can be found at
www.retrouville.co.uk.
NEW IRISH DANCING CLASSES!
All children from 4+ welcome at a new class
in the Parish Centre, Dukes Avenue. Classes
began on Thursday 8th January from
7pm. Please contact Mairead Manton for
further
details
on
07713114054
/
mantons2@yahoo.co.uk
Collections for Last Weekend
Chiswick:
£4711.19
Gunnersbury:
£ 243.01
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR
GENEROSITY
CHURCH CLEANING ROTA
This week the Tuesday Cleaning Group will
be cleaning the Church