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100 year celebration

Saint Matthias Catholic Parish
of Worcester Park

Including New Malden, South of the A3




Parish Priest:
Fr. Kevan Hayden BA, MA.

201 Cheam Common Road, KT4 8SX.

Tel:
020 8337 1782

E-mail:
worcesterpark@rcaos.org.uk


Parish Web Site:
www.saintmatthias.org.uk

Parish School:
Richard Challoner Boys,School,
Manor Drive North.

St Helier Hospital Chaplain:
Fr. Philip Pak 07591 596656



Mass Intentions
29th June ~ 5th July

Monday 29th June
w/b Pauline English

Tuesday 30th June
Christopher Lynch

Wednesday 1st July
Elizabeth Telford

Thursday 2nd July
Cormac Burke

Friday 3rd July
Jose

Saturday 4th July
Edward, May & Geard Harrison

Sunday 5th July
People of the Parish


Father will continue to celebrate Mass but without the faithful.

If you wish to have a Mass offered for an intention please complete
place it in an envelope and include your Gift Aid number if you have
 one and post it in the Presbytery, next door at 201.

Alternatively contact Father on 020 8337 1782 or worcesterpark@rcaos.org.uk

Please consult the news page on the parish website for
the latest Mass intentions. www.saintmatthias.co.uk
 

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/



Mass at St. Matthias
As you may already be aware permission has been given again for Churches to open again for Masses with a congregation from 4th July.

At St. Matthias we will be reviewing and implementing the Bishops guidance to be ready to reopen our church for public Mass when and if the necessary conditions, including a risk assessment can be achieved.

If you would like to see a copy of the Bishops guidance please visit: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/guidance-collective-worship/

To see a copy of the latest letter form the Archbishops please visit: http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/Message_from_Archbishops_
of_England.html

Please keep an eye on our website for dates and information.

It is important to reaffirm that, at present, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended.

Before we can reopen the Bishops have asked for strict conditions to be observed and this will require the cooperation of our community.

This includes the requirement for at least two stewards/volunteers present every time the church is open to the public, and volunteers for the thorough cleaning of the church after Mass.

They should not be 'clinically vulnerable, self isolating or shielding'.

Please be aware that even when we are ready to re-open, there will be a limit on the number of people who can attend Mass in our church.

This will be determined in accordance with social distancing requirements.

Parishioners will be required to wear face coverings/masks inside the Church.

We ask you to reflect carefully on how and when you might be able to attend Mass.

Toilets must remain closed.

We cannot return immediately to our customary practices.

This next step is not, in any sense, a moment when we are going ‘back to normal.’

We need a team of stewards or volunteers (people who are not self-isolating, shielding or more vulnerable to COVID-19).

At least two stewards must be present in the church throughout the time it is open for Mass; the stewards must ensure that hand sanitisation occurs at entry and exit points, social distancing is maintained by people in the church and if a pre-determined capacity is reached, they prevent others from entering the church.

Stewards themselves should practice good hand hygiene through regular use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser. They should maintain social distance within the church. They should not physically assist people unless absolutely necessary. They must be known to Fr Kevan.

CLEANING: The Church will need to be cleaned at the end of each Mass, and we will need help with this too.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Fr. Kevan.



RETIREMENT OF FINANCE TEAM

A new bookkeeper is required for the Parish due to the retirement of the present one. The person or persons must be computer literate, have a good knowledge of bookkeeping, both paper and computer.

Must also be trustworthy, honest and have the ability to keep financial matters confidential. Please contact Father Kevan for further details.



Gift Aid Envelopes

If you usually have a box of envelopes, you will be aware that at the current time we are unable to distribute the new boxes.

If you wish to continue posting your contribution through the Presbytery letterbox and you have run out of the Gift Aid envelopes please remember to add your name and, if you can, your unique Gift Aid number.

The number is located on the front bottom left hand side of the usual Gift Aid envelope.

You may wish to consider making donations to the parish by standing order instead.

Please contact Fr. Kevan for a copy of the bank form.

Alternatively, you can make online donations, details below.



Online donations   It is now possible to make an online donation to
St. Matthias by following the Just Giving link www.justgiving.com/campaign/parishsupport

It is very important that you include the message “I would like my donation to go to St. Matthias, Worcester Park.” Otherwise we will not receive it.




Passing on the Faith to Children

The Southwark Marriage & Family Life team felt it timely to offer a programme they have run in the past in several parishes but can now present as an online service for parents wishing to encourage their children in the practice of their faith.

And of course families can participate from the comfort of their homes.

For more details email Lisette Blanchet-Ball on mflse@rcaos.org.uk



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/home/
our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/covid-19-and-the-
ministry-to-the-sick-interim-guidance/


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/

Catholic Mum
A packed website full of interesting articles, gospel reflections,
culture and fun for the family:
 https://catholicmom.com/