Newsletter 7th July 2024

Newsletter 7th July 2024

Sunday Masses: Saturday 6.30pm first Mass of Sunday

– Sunday 9.30 and 11am and 5pm.The

Monday to Friday: Mass at 8am.

     Saturday Mass at 10am

and 6.30pm

Confessions: Saturday 12 to 1

Today is the Fourteenth Sunday of the Church’s year.

Thursday is the feast of St. Benedict.

The Parish Council meets on Tuesday evening at 8pm. Minutes and agenda papers are available today.

A message from the Justice & Peace Group:

Thank you for your food donations to Greenwich Foodbank. Next weekend (13/14 July) we will be collecting cash donations for the Foodbank to boost their supplies over the summer. There will also be an opportunity to meet Jamie Ginns, the Strategic Lead for Greenwich Foodbank, who will talk about the Foodbank in the Angelus Room after 11.00 Mass on Sunday. All are welcome.

A busy week ahead with inspections from the Diocesan Finance Office. A further inspection of the buildings on Wednesday and an audit of the accounts on Thursday.

Thanks to all who have submitted forms for the next series of First Communion and Confirmation classes. I do not know the form that the classes will take, and details will be available in the autumn.

You are welcome to come to the garden during the summer days but please note the rules for the use of the pool posted in the Angelus Room.

I have been hard at work in recent days clearing the house for the move to the new flat; I have discovered a number of fascinating things from the distant past and wonder what to do with them. Does anybody still collect London tram tickets from the 1950s?

Oeufs Florentine is a good stand by. I add a pinch of nutmeg to the Spinach, a small amount of cheese to the white sauce and a sprinkle of red pepper on the poached egg. It is a simple dish but looks impressive.

The problem with the new trains for the DLR seems to be that the braking system does not match the automatic control system. Thus, the wheels slide when the brakes are applied fully, and the train stops beyond the station. Most inconvenient!

And some Tennyson today:

Only reapers, reaping early

In among the bearded barley

 Here a song that echoes cheerly

From the river winding clearly

Down to tower’d Camelot.

A prayer of praise:

Living God,

Beginning and End

Giver of food and drink,

Clothing and warmth,

Love and hope:

Life in all its goodness

We praise and adore you.

I hope to see the boy and is sister at the end of the month: birthdays for both of them so there will be some celebrations.

Best wishes to you all,

Monsignor Nicholas Rothon

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