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ST JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH

West Green
4 Vincent Road, London N15 3QH
Parish Office Tel No: 020-8888-5518 E-mail: westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
http://stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk
(SJV Parish Centre 020-8888-5518)

14th / 15th November 2015

THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Dear Parishioners,
We often see individuals preaching at street corners telling us: Prepare, beware,
the end is near; the world will end on (whatever date seems like a good sound date e.g.
2000) and they try to put the fear of God into us!
Its good that we prepare and think about the future but the problem is as Jesus
said: But as for that day or hour, nobody knows it, neither the angels of heaven, nor the
Son, no one but the Father.
In the Gospel we can get even more confused! Jesus, at the outset appears to be
talking of a distant event which may happen in a future generation; he then tells the
parable of the fig tree and invites his disciples to prepare for it to happen in their lifetime.
Then he goes on to say, as I have quoted above nobody knows!
So its a bit confusing, to say the least! Yes, it is exciting to speculate the end of time;
but for each of us, the end of our world as we know it, comes at the hour of OUR death.
This is the time we need to prepare for. We can safely leave the rest in Gods hands. In a
sense, we have already begun an Advent theme: Prepare a way for the Lord. That sounds
like a good way to continue living, praying and working to build up Gods kingdom of
justice, love and peace. Then we will be ready any day the Lord calls us to himself when
our world ends and we begin a new life with God.
Many THANKS to all who are concerned about my health and offered remedies, no
end of lemon, honey, ginger, eucalyptus and soothers of various kinds. Thanks to all the
remedies and for your prayers, I am about 90% better!
In the middle of all this I am trying to get fit for the cycle ride to Paris for the Climate
Change convention next week.
There are 17 of us, cyclists setting out for Dieppe on Tuesday 24th. We spend three
days, 50 miles each day and hopefully will arrive in Paris on Friday afternoon. There will
be a reception for all who have walked, cycled or travelled one way or the other. On
Saturday there is a Rally to show the power of feeling of ordinary people and their concern
about global warming etc.
An Ecumenical Service will take place in Notre Dame Cathedral and various fringe
gatherings related to the Climate Change Conference. Watch this space!
Thats all for now, have a good week. God bless.

Fr Joe

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY IN


LAST SUNDAYS COLLECTIONS
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES
All the activities take place in the Parish
Hall. Any enquiries please contact Sr. Clara
at clarasmfmvd@gmail.com or
07816452215.
FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME
(Children attending Catholic schools)
Next session: 21st November 15 at 10am
followed by participation at our 11am Mass
on 22nd November 2015.
21st November - Parents Meeting at 10am
HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME
(Children attending non-Catholic schools)

Next session: 21th November 15 at 10am.


21st November - Parents Meeting at 10am
FIRST RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME
(Children attending non-Catholic schools)

Next session: 21th November 15 at 10am.


THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM: If you
would like to have your child baptised on
the 12th December or later, the next sessions
will be on the 7th & 14th Dec.15. Please
contact Sr. Clara to book your place on the
course.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME:
Next session: 21st November 15 from 3.305.30pm, followed by 6pm Mass
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR
ADULTS (RCIA): For adults that are
interested in preparing for your First
Communion and Confirmation. For adults
who have not been baptised. And for
Christians of other denomination who
would like to be received in the Catholic
Church. The next session on the 5th Dec.15
from 3pm-5.45pm, followed by 6pm Mass.
FOLLOW US ON:
Facebook:
West Green - St John Vianney Church
Our website
http://stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk/

YOUTH ACTIVITIES IN THE PARISH


FAMILY MASS: There will be a rehearsal
today, 15th November after 11am Mass for
an hour to practice hymns for the
Christmas Eve Mass please, and that if any
child would like to play to bring their
recorders with them.
Next Rehearsal on Sunday 22nd Nov.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER TRAINING
If you will like to be part of the Eucharistic
Minister team we will have a training
session on the 6th, 13th, 20th December from
10 10:50 am in the Parish Hall.
Please contact Mariantha or Sr. Clara to
book your place in the Training Course.
ADULT FORMATION IN THE PARISH
The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study
that takes you on a journey through the
entire Bible.
Next session: Tuesday 1st December at
7:30pm or Wednesday 2nd December at
10am in the Parish Hall.
PARISH RETREAT:
We invite everyone (adults, teenagers and
children) to join our Parish Advent Retreat
on Sunday 6th December from 12.30pm
2.30pm in the Parish Hall. A perfect way to
prepare ourselves to receive Gods gift of
Love and Peace. After Mass we will have a
shared lunch in the Hall (please bring your
favourite dish to share). Please write your
name on the list at the back of the Church if
you are planning to attend.
SICK & RETIRED PRIESTS FUND:
THANK YOU: For your generosity, the total
received in the parish to date is 1,058.23
for the Sick and Retired Priests Fund
Collection. Thank you for your prayers for
all our Catholic priests and especially for
those concluding a lifetime of service to the
Church. For more information, visit
www.rcdow.or.uk/donations.
SUNDAY MISSALS:
READERS: Please collect your 2016 Sunday
Missal from Germaine. Thank you.

LIVESIMPLY EXPLORES LAUDATO SI:


OU ARE INVITED to explore the Popes
Encyclical and try to find ways that our
Parish might respond to it practically.
Parish action for the week: please save on
your water consumption as much as possible."
Well read together, share our thoughts and
ideas and make some plans for the months
ahead in our faith community. When:
Monday evenings from 7.30pm-8.45pm, Next
session on Monday 16th November (for six
weeks); where: the Parish Centre, Jubilee
Hall. All are invited. For further details
please contact Daniel St Guillaume on
07906841486
PRAYING FOR THE HOLY SOULS:
During the month of November, we
traditionally remember relatives and friends
who have died. Please write their names in
the Remembrance Book, please do so now.
They will be prayed for during all the Masses
in month of November. Part of the plan is
that you would attend Mass as much as
possible also, its unfair to leave all the
praying to others!!
PLANNING MEETING FOR SOCIAL & FUND
RAISING EVENTS IN OUR PARISH:
Will take place on Monday 16th November
from 6.30-7.30pm in the Parish Hall. If you
are interested in joining the Social & Fund
Raising team, please come along.
PARISH OUTREACHSANDWICH MAKING
(PREPARATION):
The next Soup Run at 5pm on Saturday 21st
November Group A. Volunteer Drivers
urgently needed
BOOK LAUNCH:
One of our parishioner Francoise Adams
has written a book A Penny for the Music
which she will be presenting in the Parish
Hall on Sunday 22nd November after the
11am Mass; and will be on sale. All are
invited to come.
THANK YOU: CAFOD is most keen to thank
the parishioners of St John Vianney for their
great generosity. CAFOD received a cheque

from the Westminster Diocesan office, a


cheque transferring contributions from our
parishioners for 723.89
PARISH SOCIAL AND FUND RAISING
ACTIVITIES TEAS /COFFEE
In the Jubilee Hall after the 9am and 11am
Masses. All welcome.
FILM NIGHT:
Today, Sunday 15th November at 5pm. Our
film is Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck
and Audrey Hepburn European princess has
a day off while in Rome. No tickets this time,
just pay at the door - 3.00. Refreshments
will be served during the interval. All are
welcome.
OUR PARISH BAZAAR WITH GRAND
DRAW
Takes place on Sunday 29th November
2015: as part of our fund raising effort. A
basket for items/goods for the Parish Bazaar
Tombola is available by the pillar in front by
the Altar. We would needs bottles, toiletries
and items such as unwanted gifts suitable for
the Tombola. Also we need cakes for our
stall. (Please, no used electrical equipment,
books, bric-a-brac items, clothing and
shoes). Tickets are available after each
Mass.
PARISH PILGRIMAGE AND DAY TRIP
8 - DAY INCLUSIVE PILGRIMAGE TO
GREECE IN THE FOOTSTEP OF ST PAUL.
From 5th October 12th October 2016:
Price per person 947. A deposit of
250.00 per person will be required to
reserve this booking.
Deadline for paying the deposit has been
extended to 29 November 2015.
It includes Coach Transfer to London
Stansted return. Flights: London Stansted
Thessaloniki / Athens return.
Accommodation: 2 nights in THESSALONIKI;
1 night in KALAMBAKA; 1 night in DELPHI; 3
nights in ATHENS. Single supplement
225.00. Please contact
Mariantha on 02083523405 or Germaine
on 07711582620.

Entrance Antiphon
The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not
of affliction.
You will call upon me, and I will answer you,
and I will lead back your captives from every
place.
First Reading

Daniel 12:1-3

Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 15:5, 8 -11
Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.
Second Reading
18

Hebrews 10:11-14,

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Stay awake and stand ready,
because you do not know the hour
when the Son of Man is coming.
Alleluia!
Gospel

Mark 13:24-32

Communion Antiphon
To be near God is my happiness,
to place my hope in God the Lord.

MASS & SERVICE TIMES


Mass 9:15am
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday
Sheila Bartley RIP
Funeral Service Friday 11am
Sunday Masses:
(Sat.) 6pm; 9:00am and 11:00am
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday: from 9:45 am 10:15am

THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR:


The repose of the soul:
Nathaniel Michel
Margaret Lenihan
Dessie Gianotto
Sheila Bartley
John Holmes
Alfredo Canlas
RIP
RIP Anniversary:
Eugene Flattery
Roger Nozarick
Special Intentions:
Jim & Eileen Cassims
Sr. Margaret Mary & the OSullivan Family
Thanksgiving:
Mr & Mrs Joey Gonito
Birthday
Dominic Pinto
John Mooney
Mary Devlin
Wedding Anniversary
Mr & Mrs P Shirringham
For the sick and those in our parish
especially:
Alice Amorin, Larry Healy, Lucy Kishlak,
Madeleine Jordan, Margaret Lettice,
Marilyn Martin, Mary Caulfield, Mary Glynn,
Mary Wallace, Myra Kent, Padraig Murphy,
Patsy Murphy, Sheila Campbell,
Enrique Alonso Paez.
Names not listed above, are listed
in our Book of Intentions.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:


Tues to Fri 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm

PARISH TEAM:
Fr. Joe Ryan, Parish Priest
Sr. Clara Segui, Parish Sister
Germaine Ng Ying, Parish Adm/Secretary

To make an appointment
Phone: 0208 888 5518 or email
westgreen@rcdow.org.uk

We cannot guarantee to have anyone available outside


of these hours.