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Saint Matthias Church
 
St. Matthias, Cheam Common Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8SX. Bus routes: 151, 213, 613, 627, 668, K10, N213




Hello Everyone,
You are very much in my prayers
at Mass each day.

Thank you  for your continued
 financial support of our Parish.

If you would like our Bank details
 please contact me 
on 0208 337 1782
or email
worcesterpark@rcaos.org.uk

You can also make a donation online at:
www.justgiving.com/campaign/parishsupport

Just remember to add:
“I would like my donation to go to
St. Matthias, Worcester Park”

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Mass intentions and Events
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Conversion St. Paul

Tue
26th
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Christine & Reggie Soosaipillai



Ss. Timothy & Titus

Wed
27th
Jan

Vincent, James & Frank Gallagher


Feria

Thurs
28th
Jan
Baby Cusano

St. Thomas Aquinas

Fri
29th
Jan
Special intention

Feria

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May and Caesar Rangel



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Mary Kisz



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Ellen Sims & her dec. relatives

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St. Agatha

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06.30pm Thanksgiving (Rebello)

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Invitation to 'Global Healing'

In 2015, Pope Francis published his ground-breaking letter on the environment:
 Laudato Si’.

Since then, millions of people worldwide have joined the global movement to address the environmental crisis our world is facing.

This Lent the GCCM Laudato Si’ Animators
 in the UK are inviting everyone to come together for a series of reflective evenings with inspiring speakers, prayer and discussion, using the film-based resource “Global Healing”.

These engaging documentaries will inform and challenge people to respond to Pope Francis’ call to Care for Our Common Home.

These sessions are suitable for all who are concerned about what is happening to our world and who want to take action.

Dates: Six Thursdays from 18th February – 25th March 2021

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm                              

How to join? To register please visit           https://zoom.us/meeting/register/
tJcvcOuuqzsvEtMBwz2hxBzhhvwy0hcgyoEb

Alternatively email jane@catholicclimatemovement.global

 



The Pope's Prayer Intention
for February 2021


We pray for women who are victims
of violence, that they may be protected
by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.




How patients and family members
should access Chaplaincy Services
at St. Helier Hospital:


1. Telephone the chaplaincy on 020 8296 2306 or through switchboard on 020 8296 2000 in an emergency, or email on chaplains@esth.nhs.uk

OR

2. Telephone Fr. Philip Pak on 07951 596 656 or email on philipandpak@yahoo.com
and copy your message to the chaplaincy on chaplains@esth.nhs.uk



BAPTISMS
Contact Fr. Kevan.

MARRIAGES
The Diocese requests couples to give
Fr. Kevan at least 6 months notice,
especially if they intend to be married
outside the Parish.




Thank you

for your Offertory donations and standing orders for the upkeep of the Parish.




Thank you

for your very generous Christmas Offering and the many cards and gifts.



For online worship resources

including the streaming of Mass
please click here



Mass at St. Matthias

I hope you are all keeping well.

There are reports in the news that the Covid infection rate may have plateaued.

In the local area figures have started to decrease probably as a result of the Tier 4 restrictions followed by the lockdown.

However, the numbers are
coming down slowly.

On Saturday 23rd Jan the figure was
636 cases per 100,000 compared
with 1162 per 100,000 two weeks ago.

While it is good news that the rate is reducing the current figure is still as high as when the Church closed on 2nd January.

I have also received a report from the
hospital chaplain, Fr. Philip, that ‘40% of
the patients at St. Helier’s are Covid-positive. The staff are under considerable stress'.


 Some Year Groups at St. Cecilia’s School
have been asked to self-isolate
 because of positive cases.

Taking all this into consideration I have decided to extend the closure of the Church until Saturday 6th February in the
interests of health and safety.

I would appreciate your feedback
on the matter.


I have agonized about this decision.

But there is good news.

Members of the congregation have started to receive the vaccine and hopefully
the R rate will continue to decline.

I look forward to the time soon when
we can celebrate Mass together again.

Take care and keep safe.

Because the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holydays is still suspended there are plenty of online resources, including the online streaming of Mass, available on the Parish website at www.saintmatthias.co.uk



Please pray for Fr. Paul Saunders,
the Parish Priest of Holy Cross
Parish Carshalton.


Fr Paul was admitted to St Helier hospital
on Thursday 21 January with Covid 19
and is on a ventilator.

Anyone who visited Holy Cross Church in Carshalton over the past 12 days
and may have had close contact with
 Fr Paul is advised to follow the Government guidelines regarding self- isolation.



Retrouvaille

helps couples through difficult
times in their marriages.

There is no group therapy or group work.

This programme has helped 10s of 1000s
of couples experiencing difficulties
 in their marriage.

For confidential information about Retrouvaille, or to register for the next programme,
 a Virtual weekend commencing
on 25— 28 February 2021,

 call or text 0788 7296983
or 0797 3380443;
email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com
 – or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk
 



Sunday of the Word of God:
a day of awakening

“Devoting a specific Sunday of the liturgical year to the word of God can enable the Church to experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world.” - Pope Francis. ‘Aperuit illis’

The Sunday of the Word of God' is to be
held every year on the third Sunday of Ordinary Time, with the Apostolic Letter
in the form of a Motu proprio "Aperuit illis" issued on 30 September 2019.

It is intended to reawaken an awareness of the importance of Sacred Scripture ln our lives.

Cardinal Sarah has also described the day as being 'a good opportunity to read some ecclesial documents, especially the Praenotanda of the Ordo
Lectionum Missae.,
which speaks of all areas relating to
the proclamation of the Gospel.

This includes care of the ambo, personal preparation and familiarity with the text, encouragement to deepen the link
between Sacred Scripture and the
Liturgy of the Hours, by the praying of
the Psalms and Canticles of the Office, and the need for meditative silence so that people can inwardly receive the Word of God.

The CBCEW has also produced some excellent resources.

These include:· In addition, Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham Diocese, who is also the Chair of the God who Speaks initiative, has written an excellent article on the project so far. Read here.




100 years Celebration

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

is traditionally observed on an annual basis between 18th to the 25th January:
the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul.

This year online resources have been prepared by the Monastic Community
of Grandchamp in Switzerland.

The chosen theme is, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, which is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation
 and unity in the Church and the human family.

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland are featuring these resources on their website: they range from posters and themed pamphlets to powerpoint presentations and a short service which can be held at home or online with the parish community.

Download resources here.

In addition, Bishop Paul Hendricks, Chairman of the Southwark Christian Unity Commission, will be offering a special message on their new website and short prayer service will take place on Zoom, led by Commission members.

Please visit the new Southwark CUC website for full details.

Finally, Southwark Christian Unity Commission is now on Twitter, which offers a highly accessible opportunity to find out more about their work.

Please visit them at @SouthwarkCUC during Christian Unity Week to view
their greetings to a wide variety of other Christian denominations
and take a moment to welcome them to this social media platform.

“I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything
that I have heard from my Father”
(John 15. 15b)






For live streaming of Masses in our Diocese visit:
http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/streaming.html


For more online Mass suggestions visit:
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/
coronacoronavirus-guidelines/live-catholic-mass-online/

For more worship resources visit:
www.rcsouthwark.co.uk


Children’s Liturgy:
https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Children-s-liturgy


Prayers during a time of Flu and illness:
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/03/
prayer-flu-viruses.pdf


When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly:
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/03/
No-Mass-A4.pdf


When a Funeral cannot be attended:
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/04/
No-Funeral-A5.pdf


Advice and suggestions for how Catholics can protect their mental health during the challenging time we face due to Coronavirus:
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/
our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/what-can-catholics-do-to-protect-their-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus/


Ministry to the Sick:
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/covid-19-and-the-ministry-to-the-sick/



Catholic Bishops Conference:
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/

Staying at home: a new resource for young people
Southwark Catholic Youth Service has worked with some 6th form students on a mini-series ‘Christ is Alive’. This is an invitation for young people to focus on staying spiritually healthy and to ponder some of the big questions about life, through journaling and prayer.

This may be particularly relevant during this difficult time of lockdown. www.youtube.com/southwarkcatholicyouthservice

Aid to the Church in Need children’s Bible stories’ project
https://acnuk.org/resource/childs-bible-project/




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Welcome to the Web Site for the Catholic Parish of St. Matthias, Worcester Park, in the Archdiocese of Southwark. > r Parish is a lively Catholic community situated on the borders of three Boroughs, Sutton, Kingston, and Epsom & Ewell. It stretches from the A3 in the north to the A24 in the south and includes Worcester Park, Malden Manor, Old Malden, Malden Green, and areas of New Malden, Motspur Park and North Cheam. That area of the Parish in the Borough of Epsom and Ewell is in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton but served from St. Matthias. about the Sacraments and many useful links.
Schools in the Parish and local area

St. Cecilia's Primary School, London Road,
SM3 9HY
- 020 8337 4566

Corpus Christi Primary, Chestnut Grove,
KT3 3JU
- 020 8942 2645

St. Clement's Primary, Fennell's Mead,
KT17 1TX
- 020 8393 8789

Richard Challoner Secondary Boy's,
Manor Drive North,
KT3 5PE
- 020 8330 5947

The Holy Cross Secondary Girl's,
Sandal Road,
KT3 5AR - 020 8395 4225
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