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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
25th ~ 31st July 2021
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Sat
24th
July
06.30pm John and Florence Peers

Ist Mass
of
Sunday

Sun
25th
July
09.30am
Deceased of Campling family




17th Sunday

(B)




11.15am
People
of the
Parish

05.30pm
Aldwin Domagas

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Wed
28th
July
10.00am Mario Facio

Feria

Thurs
29th
July
10.00am Mick and Sheila Cardiff

St. Martha

Fri
30th
July
10.00am
Lawlor family



Feria

Holy Hour
Exposition
until 11am

12.15pm
Requiem

of

Anne Cremin

RIP

Sat
31st
July
11.30am Ellen Sims & her deceased rels

St. Ignatius

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Mass intentions and Events
1st ~ 7th Aug 2021
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Sat
31st
July
06.30pm Clem Galvis

Ist Mass
of
Sunday

Sun
1st
Aug
09.30am
Dr. Angela Steele



18th Sunday

(B)




11.15am
Holy Souls

05.30pm
People
of the
Parish

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Wed
4th
Aug
10.00am w/b Kathleen and Ros Eeles

St. John Vianney

Thurs
5th
Aug
10.00am Ann and Tom Egan

Decication Mary Major

Fri
6th
Aug
10.00am
Danielle, Sid & Geoffrey Holyoake



The
 Transfiguration
 
of the

 Lord

(B)

Holy Hour
Exposition
until 11am

Sat
7th
Aug
11.30am Holy Souls

Feria

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Mass intentions and Events
8th August 2021
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Sat
7th
Aug
06.30pm Susan Cogan

Ist Mass
of
Sunday

Sun
8th
Aug
09.30am
People
of the
Parish



19th Sunday

(B)




11.15am
Margaret and Ken Miller

05.30pm
Father John Naughton

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GIFT AID BOXES have returned!

They are ready for collection
from the Hall after Mass.

However, if you now have a Standing Order there may not be a box.



Post

I have noticed that the Presbytery has not received post for several days.

Is this a result of ‘Pinging’?

 If you have posted something to us
please be aware.


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.



New Parish Priest

I am happy to announce that
your new Parish Priest will
be Father Sean O’Connor
who is currently the Parish Priest
of Our Lady of Gillingham in Kent.

Fr. Sean will arrive here
on Wednesday 1st September.

I know that everyone joins me
is wishing him every blessing and
happiness as your new Parish Priest.



Step 4 Guidance for Communal Worship

On Thursday 15th July we received
an email from the Diocese with the latest news from the Bishops of England
and Wales in two documents relating
to the easing of Covid restrictions.

The first laid out in some detail
the practicalities of returning to some
sort of normality in church and it
is much as we expected:

Track and Trace remains in place,
no need to socially distance, no need to
refrain from passing the plate or
offertory processions and no need
for stewards or one way systems.

However, the Bishops also state
along with the government that Covid
is still a very real threat and we are
by no means living in normal times.

Restrictions that remain in place are:

no water stoops, constant cleaning
of touch points, congregational singing
only if masked, communion under one kind
(which in St. Matthias is in the hand), and
there should be no physical sign of peace.

The second document focused on
 the restoration of the obligation
to attend Sunday Mass, reminding us
that it is the foundation of all we do.

The most significant paragraph reads:

‘It is hoped that it will be possible
for all Catholics in England and Wales
to fulfil this most important Church precept,
that of the Sunday Obligation,
by the First Sunday in Advent 2021.

In the meantime, all Catholics are asked
to do their best to participate in the
celebration of the weekly Sunday Mass
and to reflect deeply on the centrality of
Sunday worship in the life of the Church.’

The full text of both documents is available at https://www.cbcew.org.uk/
 

The pre-covid timetable for services
has resumed.
  • Please continue to sanitise and complete Track & Trace on entering the Church.


  • We still need your help with the cleaning after each service.


  • The toilets will be open again, but you must clean all surfaces you touch when finished.


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




THANK YOU TO ALL OUR STEWARDS

whose ministry finishes on the 19th July.

They have done a great service
allowing us to celebrate Mass
 together again as a community.



Chaplaincy Apprentice
for St. Philomena’s School


The school is looking to recruit a Chaplaincy Apprentice to work closely with staff and students and be responsible for existing chaplaincy provision.

For full details and an application form visit

www.stphils.org.uk/join-us/vacancies

See notice under 5th Station of the Cross.



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.




The Archbishop’s Certificate (ArchCert)

is an online course for all in Southwark who wish to know their Catholic faith more deeply.

Participants will take a two-year journey through the Church’s teaching to understand their faith in a more profound way and be able to share it with both confidence and joy.

The course will commence in October 2021 and the cost will be £365 per year.

Registration must be completed in advance.

Further details can be found here: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/archcert






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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