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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


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Mass intentions and Events
25th ~ 30th Oct 2020
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Sat
24th
Oct

06.30pm

Dec. of Lavelli & Moynihan fams

1st
Mass
of
Sunday


Sun
25th
Oct

09.30am

People
of the
Parish



30th

Sunday

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11.15am

Bill Seymour
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Tue
27th
Oct
  George Eaton

Feria

Wed
28th
Oct
 
Mary Shannon


Ss. Simon & Jude

Thurs
29th
Oct

10.00am

w/b Sean Gallagher

Feria

Fri
30th
Oct
  The Fehrenbach family

Feria

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Mass intentions and Events
1st ~ 6th Nov 2020
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Sat
31st
Oct

06.30pm

People
of the
Parish


1st
Mass
of
Sunday


Sun
1st
Nov

09.30am

November List


All

Saints

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11.15am

Michael Duignan
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Mon
2nd
Nov
  November List

All Souls

Tue
3rd
Nov
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St. Martin de Porres

Wed
4th
Nov
 
November List


St. Charles Borromeo

Thurs
5th
Nov

10.00am

November List

Feria

Fri
6th
Nov
  November List

Cathedral Dedication

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Mass intentions and Events
8th Nov 2020
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Sat
7th
Nov

06.30pm

November List

1st
Mass
of
Sunday


Sun
8th
Nov

09.30am

November List


32nd

Sunday

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11.15am

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Parish
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DEANERY ON-LINE TALK
This year because of the corona virus
the Deanery Pastoral Council is not able
 to run an event as it has previously.

Instead we are publishing on our website (http://www.suttondeanery.weebly.com)
a talk by Fr David McLoughlin
on the Context of Jesus’ Mission covering
the environment and participants
 in Israeli society in the time of Jesus.

It can be found here: http://suttondeanery.weebly.com/deanery-activities.html



PAPAL CATECHESIS

The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting
Integral Human Development is offering
a free PDF/e-book of Pope Francis' weekly catechesis on Healing the World,
which he has spoken about
during General Audiences in recent weeks.

It includes a wide range of topics with questions for group discussion and a reflection. Follow this link:

https://www.libreriaeditricevaticana.va/
it/papa/516-to-heal-the-world.html
 



Newman 101: Why Newman Matters

an online colloquium celebrating
the 10th anniversary of beatification
and 1st of canonisation.

Leading Newman scholars will present
short papers on different themes
from Newman’s legacy.

This event will take place at 4pm
on Saturday 31st October.

Visit www.christianheritagecentre.com/
event/newman

 for more information
 





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.




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.



For online worship resources

including the streaming of Mass visit www.saintmatthias.co.uk




Requests for School References

Please post these through
the Presbytery letterbox.

No plastic covers please!

Please include a stamped addressed
envelope for its return and
make sure it has the correct postage.

For example, a large A4 envelope requires a
 large envelope postage stamp,
not an ordinary one.

I do not open these requests for
at least 72 hours so please allow
at least a week for their return.  



PLEASE TAKE THIS NEWSLETTER HOME WITH YOU. DO NOT LEAVE IT
IN THE CHURCH




Priest Training Fund Diocesan Second Collection - 8th November

The Priest Training Fund, known as the Ecclesiastical Education Fund, pays for men studying for the Priesthood and Diaconate here in Southwark.

It costs £30,000 a year, for six years, to sponsor each seminarian, so your generous support in this appeal makes a real difference in our ability to fund and support men saying ‘Yes’ to the vocation of Priesthood.

We currently have 8 men in formation
 for the Priesthood for Southwark.

This year we have Priest Training Fund
gift aid envelopes available.

You can also donate online via www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/donate.html
 (select Priest Training Fund)
or by scanning the QR code (bleow).
Priest Training Fund
Please be generous and keep our seminarians, and priests, in your prayers.

Thank you.




November List

All who wish to have their deceased relatives and friends included in the Masses of
the Holy Souls to be offered at St. Matthias during the month of November are
 invited to submit a list of names.

Special envelopes are provided
in the Church Porch.

Donations (including your Gift Aid number) towards these Masses are appreciated but not essential, so please feel free to submit a list with or without a donation.

Please let me have your list ASAP.

This year, because of the need for social distancing, there will not be the usual November Book of Remembrance.

Instead your lists of names will be stored in a special container next to the Tabernacle.



The Bible Timeline Course -
 Free of Charge & Live Streamed


We are pleased to bring to your attention a wonderful opportunity in this
Year of the Word: The God Who Speaks.


Mauro Iannicelli will deliver, via live-streaming, The Bible Timeline Course, starting on Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 7.00pm, over 7 weekly sessions.

Some outline information, for those
unfamiliar with the course can be found
in the general email below and the attachment but the presentation
will provide a much fuller explanation.

To register & receive the link
for this Zoom meeting:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/
1FAIpQLSerKDP0dyYsgTA7P75kyEInOK32-pznnJP0pp2p927APfG-mA/viewform
 

COURSE INFO:
 www.comeandsee.org | info@comeandsee.org


REGISTER FOR THE 7-WEEK COURSE: www.comeandsee.org/registration.html
 




St. Matthias has a QR code!QR code!
The government introduced a new Test and Trace App on 24th September.

Individuals can download this to a mobile device, which then allows them to use a QR code to register their attendance at Church.

Should someone receive a positive Covid test the App will be used to contact other attendees and advise them what to do.

The OR code can be found in the Church porch.

Using this method to register your arrival at Church replaces the need to complete a Track & Trace form.

I have used it and it is very quick and easy.

It can be downloaded from the App Store or get it on Google Play.

Sadly the system may not work on older phones, or you may need to download the latest updates.


Thank you to the Stewards and Cleaners who have
made it possible to have weekend public Masses again.

If anyone would like to join the rota, please contact Fr. Kevan.



Second Collections
Given Covid -19 the programme of Second Collections in the Archdiocese has been rescheduled according to the following timetable for the remainder of 2020.

This means some doubling up of collections, but, given the circumstances, this seems an appropriate way forward, recognising that some people will also be facing personal financial challenges at this time.

November
8 November Priest Training Fund
22 November Catholic Youth Service /
                      Catholic Education Service
29 November Holy Places

December
13 December Peter Pence
20 December Apostleship of the Sea




Thank you to everyone who is
supporting our Parish financially.




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.




Mass at Saint Matthias

We are celebrating public Mass again at St. Matthias beginning with a Mass on Thursday and three weekend Masses.

Thursday at 10.00am, Saturday at 6.30pm, followed by Sunday at 9.30am and 11.15am.

The Church will open 20 minutes before Mass and close immediately after for cleaning.

Public Masses can only be celebrated if we follow strict Government guidelines and regulations.

This is to help keep everyone safe.

We are following the 1 metre + rule so there is a limited number of seats.

You must also wear a face mask or covering.

The lavatories must remain closed.

1) No one with flu-like symptoms should attend Mass

2) There is no obligation to attend Mass
We can attend Mass if we are confident that we can do so safely. It is acceptable to continue watch Mass online and receive Spiritual Communion. The necessary resources for this are available on the Parish website at www.saintmatthias.co.uk

3) One way system
We enter using the front doors of the Church and exit the Church using the door next to St. Joseph’s Altar and then the back door of the Parish Centre. DO NOT Enter by the back door.

4) Track and Trace
All members of the congregation must give their names and contact details for every Mass they attend. This can be done by using the St. Matthias QR code as detailed above, or bring with them a piece of paper.
Click here for a suggested mini-form that can be printed.

These must be deposited on entry. The information will be stored for 21 days and then destroyed in compliance with Data Protection guidelines. This requirement is part of the Government’s 'Track and Trace' system.

5) Face covering
We are keeping the one metre plus rule for Social Distancing in Church. Therefore everyone who can must wear a face covering. Those who can’t wear a face covering should keep at least 2 metres distance. If people forget, we will try to provide a suitable mask.

6) Hand Sanitizer must be used on entry and exit.

7) Capacity in Church To maintain Social Distancing
Half the pews are taped off and cannot be used. Please follow the instructions of the Stewards who will show you to your seat. Please do not change seats. At any Mass, if the Church is full, no-one else can come in. I hope this doesn’t happen. But we have to accept that this is a possibility. It’s about keeping one another safe and fulfilling the required conditions to open. If we don’t limit numbers, we are not allowed to open for Public Masses.

As there is no Sunday Obligation, it is acceptable to continue watch Mass online and receive Spiritual Communion. The necessary resources for this are available on the Parish website at www.saintmatthias.co.uk


8) Cash and Gift Aid envelopes can be left in the collection baskets next to the internal Church doors.

9) Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

10) The Sacristy is closed to parishioners.

11) Familiar elements of the Mass, which aren’t currently possible There will be no Altar Servers. The Scripture readings will be done by the Priest. There will be no congregational singing. There will be no sharing of the Peace or Offertory Procession.

Sadly we cannot safely have Children’s Liturgy. However, there are Children’s Liturgy resources available on the Parish website at www.saintmatthias.co.uk

12) Receiving Holy Communion
We receive the host—the Body of Christ on the hand at arm’s length. Only the Priest receives the Precious Blood from the Chalice. We will be using the following option suggested by the Bishops:

The priest receives Holy Communion as described and immediately cleanses his paten and chalice. He then holds a reverent silence before the Prayer after Communion, giving the Blessing and dismissal.

At this point, the other Ministers of Holy Communion who will assist the priest come forward, cleanse their hands and receive Holy Communion under one kind.

They should then cleanse their hands again before receiving their ciborium from which they remove the covering or pall if it is still in place.

They then move to the points for distribution and communicants are stewarded forward in an orderly manner to receive Holy Communion as above, and then
immediately leave the Church via the rear door next to
St. Joseph’s Altar.


The remaining Blessed Sacrament is placed into the Tabernacle and the vessels cleansed in the usual way.

When you come to receive Holy Communion or an individual blessing, please follow all directions given by the Priest and Stewards and do your best to maintain Social Distancing.

13) Please ensure you leave nothing behind.

14) Stewards
 
assist in making sure people are safely seated and in directing people coming for Holy Communion. After Mass stewards and/or cleaners assist in wiping down pews and mopping the floor. Ideally we need two Stewards/Cleaners at each Mass.

Please consider being a steward/cleaner. The main job is to be available 30 minutes before Mass to help Fr Kevan seat people appropriately and to stay behind after Mass to help wipe the pews and/or mop the floor. They should not be 'clinically vulnerable, self isolating or shielding'.



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/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/