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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
13th ~ 18th June 2021
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12th
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06.30pm Dec. worshippers St. Matthias

Ist Mass
of
Sunday

Sun
13th
June
09.30am People
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11th
 Sunday

(B)




11.15am Arthur Hakel
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Wed
16th
June
  Deceased of the Pestano Family

Feria

Thurs
17th
June
10.00am Monica Slaughter

Feria

Fri
18th
June
Max Galvis

Feria

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Mass intentions and Events
20th June 2021
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Sat
19th
June
06.30pm Cathie Jones

Ist Mass
of
Sunday

Sun
20th
June
09.30am People
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12th Sunday

(B)




11.15am Diogo and Aileen Alves
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Second collection next week

 for Day For Life


We celebrate Day for Life
on Sunday 20 June 2021.

This day, inaugurated by Saint John Paul II, presents an opportunity to pray for the gift
of life from conception to natural death,
to raise awareness of the precious
gift of life, and to support the work
of protecting life in its most vulnerable
stages through the annual collection.

This assists pro-life organisations who r
aise awareness, engage in parliamentary
 work and pastoral outreach.

Global Pandemic The fragility of life and the reality of death has been brought into sharp focus during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the UK alone, more than 126,000 people have died from Covid-19.

Yet in the face of such suffering and death, we have also witnessed the extraordinary dedication of healthcare professionals and their loving care for the sick and dying.

We too have each made sacrifices for the greater good during this pandemic.

These acts of heroic love are a powerful testimony to the fundamental dignity of the human person and to the respect owed to each life, particularly through proper care and love in the last moments of life.

Assisted Dying Against this backdrop
of loving care, we are now faced with
the very real threat of the legalisation of ‘assisted suicide’ in our country.

It is not a question of ‘if’ this challenge will come, it is now a question of ‘when?’

There is now a Private Members Bill in the House of Lords on so-called ‘Assisted Dying’ and it is only a matter of time before
the issue is back in the House of Commons.

This year’s theme for Day for Life focuses on assisted suicide and the respect owed to life.

The online resources are produced to inform Catholics about this threat to life and to share with people our response to such a threat: a true compassion as the just response to the immense value of the human person.

Donate Day for Life adds an authenticity to our witness to the dignity of life and this is enabled by the generosity of
people in the pews supporting our work.

In 2020, we were unable to hold our annual ‘Day for Life’ collection due to the pandemic, our funds are very much depleted and the threats to life have never been greater.

Day for Life is a simple, practical response which pushes back against ‘the use
and throwaway logic’ often at the heart
of a culture which seeks to abandon
its elderly, sick and dying when
‘they no longer serve our interests.’

If you feel you can offer financial support no matter how small, please visit our Donate page: www.dayforlife.org/donate
 




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.



For online worship resources

including the streaming of Mass
please click here



Some Definite Service: Missionary Network

The Church is made up of people and so is Some Definite Service - Catechists, Formators, Evangelisers, Deanery Mentors, Parish Leads.

It is the goal and intention of the Agency and the archdiocese to invest time and energy in all involved in Some Definite Service, to ensure that those working in ministry are supported and do not feel isolated.

Are you being called to be part of
this network in a particular way?

For more information, visit: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/sds



CONFIRMATION 2021

will hopefully take place on Saturday
27th November 2021 at 11am.

Application Forms are now available in
the Church Porch or on request from
Fr. Kevan at worcesterpark@rcaos.org.uk
and should be returned by 22nd August.



ANNUAL CATHEDRAL MARRIAGE MASS

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 mflsw@rcaos.org.uk




Can you help?

We need to recruit some additional
Parish Safeguarding Officers


The Diocese will provide the necessary training. Please contact Fr. Kevan



CAFOD

Thanks to your support, CAFOD has
been helping communities around
the world cope with the pandemic.

Just in Zambia, in the past year, our reports show we’ve been able to reach 1,234,200 people with messages on COVID-19, provide 13,312 people with access to safe water,
 train 392 frontline health workers from Zambia’s 11 dioceses on how to prepare
and respond to COVID-19 in their local communities and donate over 1000 handwashing hygiene stations in communities to support handwashing measures.

Thank you for standing alongside people in Zambia and for supporting people in more than 30 other countries worldwide.



Choose if data from your health records
 is shared for research and planning


Visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/
your-nhs-data-matters/




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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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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