Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Our Lady and Saint George, Walthamstow,
East London. We are a vibrant, Multi-racial community, united by our Catholic faith.
Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year (B)
14th October 2012
By appointment. Prior attendance to Baptism Course required. Next course will be on Monday 22nd October at 7.30pm.
By appointment. Six months notice is required.
Our next Confirmation programme will begin in October. For young people in School Year 10 & above who wish to be confirmed, application forms will be available from Fr Maurice. The deadline for applications is Sunday 21st October and all candidates will be required to attend an interview on Monday 22nd/Tuesday 23rd October.
Rite of Christian Initiatian of Adults:
For all those interested in becoming Catholic, or who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, our new programme of formation has just begun. Through weekly sessions we hope that all participants will come to appreciate the beauty of the Catholic tradition. Sessions take place on Wednesday evenings in the Church meeting room, from 8pm-9.30pm. For more information please speak to Fr Maurice.
Table Top Sale
Our church and hall buildings cost £10,000 a year to maintain. One of the ways we defray these costs is through regular fundraising events. We will be holding a tabletop sale on Saturday 20th October between 10am and 4pm. Please come along and support the event. Please contact Cliff D'Souza on 07801 628 799 if you have items o sell or are able to help.
Link to Weekday Masses
The Irish Elderly Advice Network continues to provide an East London Pensioners Advice Service every Thursday from 10am- 1pm. At Durning Hall Community Centre, Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, E7 9AB Durning Hall is 2 minutes from Forest Gate Rail station and is disabled accessible. Contact Sally Mulready for more information, Tel: 0207 428 0471.
Father Maurice Signing Sessions
For passports, visas, school application forms.
Mondays 10.30am - 12pm
Thursdays 6.30pm - 8.00
Year of Faith 2012
The year of Faith began last Thursday. It is a great opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion - to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with Him. The Pope has described this conversion as opening the 'door of faith'. This 'door' was opened for us at Baptism, when we were welcomed into the Church community, but during this year we are called to open it again and rediscover and renew our relationship with Christ and his Church.
What can I do for the year of faith?
Every baptised Catholic is called to be a disciple of Christ and proclaim the Gospel. In order to witness to the Gospel, Catholics must be strengthened through celebrating weekly Sunday Mass and the Sacrament of Reconcilliation regularly.
In addition, consider taking on something that will help you grow in your faith and spread it to others, For example, you might spend ten minutes each day reading the Gospel or the Catechism of the Catholic Church (available free online). You could also spend more time praying as a family, especially the rosary. Perhaps you could say this prayer every day, with your family.
Parish prayer for the Year of Faith.
God our Father, Stir in my soul the desire to renew my faith and deepen my relationship with your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ so that I might truly believe in and live the Good News to others. Pour out your spirit, so that I might be strengthened to go forth and witness to the Gospel in my everyday life through my words and actions. Amen.
Christmas Bazaar 2012:
This year's Bazaar will take place Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December in the Parish Hall. Please keep these dates in your diary. The next planned meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th October at 8pm in the Presbytery: please come along if you are able to help with the organisation.
Divine Mercy - Healing Service
Sunday evenings at 8pm in the Church.
Spanish / Portuguese Prayer Group
A prayer group for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking parishioners has just been started. The group meets every Saturday afternoon, 2.30-4.00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All are welcome.
Year Of Faith Talks:
This coming October is the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Pope Benedict has declared a ‘Year of Faith’ beginning on the 11th October 2012 and concluding on the 24th November 2013. In our deanery we will be holding several talks; dates and times for the first three are below. All are encouraged to attend.
Saturday 10th November - Quiz Night in the parish hall (6 Adults, £3 children); bring your own nibbles. Saturday 8th December: bingo night.
ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of
Other languages) have recommenced after the summer break. If
you would like to come along to try a class, please come to the
Meeting Room at 7.30pm ever Tuesday evening during term time. The
classes are free and we cater from Beginner to Advanced level
Columban Fathers Mission Appeal
Last week's Mission appeal raised £800.68. Fr Pat O'Beirne sends his thanks for your wonderful generosity and asks you to keep their work in your prayers.
|Last updated 14th October 2012|