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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
23rd ~ 29th Jan 2022
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Sat
22nd
Jan
06.30pm
Confession 5.30pm until 6.00pm

Nora McGowan and Family



1st Mass
of Sunday

Sun
23rd
Jan
09.30am
James Connolly RIP




Third Sunday

(C)




11.15am
Margaret Crowley RIP

05.30pm
People
of the
Parish

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Tue
25th
Jan
10.00am Deceased Worshippers of Saint Matthias

Conversion of
Saint Paul the Apostle

Wed
26th
Jan
10.00am Wellbeing of Harry Walsh RIP

Saint Timothy and Titus

Thurs
27th
Jan
10.00am
Holy Souls



Saint Angela Merici

Fri
28th
Jan
10.00am
Wellbeing of Mary Lydon

Followed by Adoration
until 11am




Saint Thomas Aquinas

Sat
29th
Jan
11.30am
Holy Souls



The Blessed Virgin Mary


Confession until 12.30pm


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Mass intentions and Events
30th January 2022
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Sat
29th
Jan
06.30pm
Confession 5.30pm until 6.00pm

Patrick Walsh Jnr RIP



1st Mass
of Sunday

Sun
30th
Jan
09.30am
James Connolly RIP




Fourth Sunday

(C)




11.15am
Margaret Crowley RIP
 
05.30pm
People
of the
Parish

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YOUR MARRIAGE:

TIME FOR A SERVICE?


In the same way a car needs servicing
to continue to run efficiently, so
a marriage too will benefit from a ‘service’.

That’s what Building A Better Marriage’ is,
a half-day online course taking place
from 9am till 1pm on February 5th.

Booking is essential.

More details: 07983 524 727.



REBUILDING THE PARISH

F
Thank You
ather Kevan and Canon Beausang before him have given us a great foundation to rebuild this Parish after Covid.

The following are
planned for 2022:
  • New Lighting in the Church.


  • New Sound and Projectors in the Church.


  • New Projectors in the Hall.


  • Discovering Christ Programme. (Completed)


  • Gifts and Talents Fair.


  • ‘Catholics Can Come Home’ initiative at Easter



BAPTISMS
Contact Fr. Sean.

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



The Pope’s Prayer intention for January:
For those who suffer religious persecution.


Pope Francis dedicates his first prayer message of 2022 to combatting religious discrimination and persecution, reminding us that religious freedom is not limited to freedom of worship, but is tied to fraternity.



This Sunday we celebrate the Word of God -

“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 Christian faith is not a ‘religion of the book’. Christianity is the religion of the ‘Word of God’,
a word which is ‘not a written and mute word, but the Word is incarnate and living’.




Keeping Covid Secure
  • Please continue to wear a face mask unless exempt.


  • Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving.


  • Parents must accompany their children to the toilet and clean afterwards.



MARY’S MEALS

Mary’s Meals is a simple solution
to world hunger.

We are so grateful for everything you do
and if you are able to give, your donation
will be doubled by a group of generous supporters until 31st January 2022.

Please visit: www.marysmeals.org.uk
for your donations to be matched and together we can reach even more
hungry children with Mary’s Meals.



CYCLE OF PRAYER

Intentions for Ordinary Time before Lent:


  • For Justice and Peace in the World, especially on Racial Justice Day 13th February.


  • Christian Unity, especially during the Church Unity Octave 18th-25th January.


  • 26th of May - The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord 5th of June - The Feast of Pentecost.


  • The Victims of Trafficking & Those who Work to Combat it, especially on 8th February.


  • The Sick & Those who Care for them, especially on World Day of the Sick 11th February.


  • The Unemployed, especially on Day for the Unemployed 27th February.




SOUTHWARK ARCHDIOCESE

CATHOLIC RENEWAL—
DAY OF HEALING 2022


This Healing Event will take place on Saturday 19th February, 10.00 am—5.00 pm, at St George’s Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, Southwark SE1 7HY.

Visit southwark-archdiocese-catholic-renewal-day-of-healing

to register for this Day of Healing
and for more information.



THANK YOU FROM OUR LADY OF THE MISSIONS PARISH IN PERU.

We received acknowledgement of
a cheque for £600 from the Columban Missions for the work of Father Ed O’Connell.

This is excellent and reflects the generosity
of those who contribute to
 the Teas and Coffees in our Parish.






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.

Our 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.



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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