Posted by The Parish

Fifth Sunday of Lent 7th APRIL 2019
Mauve Book Page 172

 The programme for Holy Week & Easter: 

Next Sunday (weather permitting) we commence the Masses outside on the forecourt and in the street. Once again, we hear the solemn reading of the “Passion” this year according to St Luke.

In the evening of Palm Sunday Petra & Emily and their soprano friends will present “Leçons de Ténèbres” – 6.00pm at OLSS. This solemn meditation helps us to embark on the seven days of Christ’s Passion.

There will be a “Healing Mass” at 7.00pm on Tuesday 16th with Laying on of Hands and Anointing at St Joseph’s. If you have anxieties of any kind either for yourself or a loved one please come for this gentle ministry. (nb. NO WEDDING Admin that night).

Have you ever been to the Chrism Mass at Southwark Cathedral? It is an uplifting event. Everybody is welcome but you need to take a seat by 11.00am on Wednesday because there will be standing room only.

Maundy Thursday marks the beginning of the Great Three Days “The Triduum”. There will be a Sung Mass with Foot Washing nb. at 7.00pm at St Joseph’s and at 8.00pm at OLSS where we keep a vigil until midnight. Good Friday sees the Stations of the Cross at OLSS at 10.00am and 7.00pm at St Joseph’s. The Children’s Good Friday Liturgy launches again at OLSS at 11.00am. At 10.30 all the local churches assemble on Blackheath for an Open-Air Service where many of our own people are always present.

The Solemn Good Friday Liturgy including Veneration of the Cross is at 3.00pm at both churches.

On Saturday do not forget that there is no 6.00pm. We assemble at 8.00pm at OLSS for the Proclamation of the Resurrection!

WE have SIX adult members preparing to become Catholics or completing the Full Rites of admission at Easter this year. Please Remember: Olivia, Debbie, Paul, Hannah, Joseph & Katie who will be Baptised & Confirmed into the Catholic Faith at the Easter Vigil. 

New Baby. A special thought for Tom & Katie & Gillian. #2 Baby Heather arrived prematurely last week at just 30 weeks. She is presently in the special care baby unit at Lewisham Hospital but all good signs of progress.

Ursuline School Office Manager Required 

To join our friendly team, capable of working under pressure, ability to manage a number of staff etc. Competent in ICT & Microsoft Packages – Word, Excel (Publisher & Power Point desirable) Good levels of literacy and numeracy. Working knowledge of SIMS beneficial. Accuracy, diplomacy and excellent communications skills are essential. 


Bp Charles Henderson, Lily T, Margaret G, John G, Peggy M, Isabella M, Catherine D, David J, Rita L, Martin R, William B, Elizabeth D, Jackie W, John H, Tom R, Winifred B, Nathan S

May they Rest in Peace 

Thankyou for Your Offering 31st 

OLSS: £510 Cafod £16
St Joseph: £347
(Direct Debits OLSS Jan £2480 Feb £2610 March £2529) 

The big OLSS clean for Easter this Wednesday 10th April from 7.00pm. 

Baptism Preparation this Wednesday 10th April 

If you are seeking the Baptism of a child at either church please attend the preparation at OLSS in the Parish rooms this Wednesday at 7.00pm. 

‘A person is a kind of sacrament’ 

I have been working for nearly 3 yrs now at the ‘British Home & Hospital for Incurables’ – all the residents have very severe neuro-disabilities as well as very severe physical handicaps, all are wheelchair-bound – many cannot speak, some need help with just holding a cup, some cannot even do this & have to be fed. But these are just the ‘outward visible signs’ – over the last 2+ years I have learned to see past their disabilities & got to know & love each one of them as a person in their own right, each with their own unique (& often funny/quirky!) personality (their ‘inward invisible grace’) Things become clearer as you get older, don’t they?!


“For now we see as if through a glass darkly: but then face to face: now I know in part, but then shall I know fully, even also as I am known” 

The calendar for Holy Week is here.

CALENDAR FOR this coming week 7th – 14th APRIL 2019 

Saturday 6th Mass OLSS 6.00pm Int: Dan & Kathleen B (RiP) 

Sunday 7th Mass OLSS 9.00 Int: John O (RiP) 

Fifth Sunday Mass St J’s 10.00 Int: Florence BD/Thg
Welcome Fr Malcolm King
Coffee after 10.00am 

Of Lent Mass OLSS 11.00 Int: Sr Margaret Shepherd (50th Anniversary) 

Monday 8th No Mass on Monday 

Tuesday 9th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Baby Heather M (WB) Tom & Katie & Gillian 

Mass St J’s 7.00 Int: 

Wednesday 10th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Matthew T

OLSS big clean for Easter Wednesday 10th April from 7.00pm Come and Help 

Thursday 11th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Sandra M (RiP) 

Mass St J’s 11.00 Int: 

Friday 12th Mass OLSS 9.30 Int: Kevin F (RiP) 

Stations of the Cross after 9.30am Mass OLSS on Friday 

Stations of the Cross at 7.00pm at St Joseph on Friday 

Saturday 13th Holy Baptism 12.30 OLSS Isolde & Hugo 

Mass OLSS 6.00pm Int: John O (RiP) 

Sunday 14th Mass OLSS 9.00 Int: Nigel B (WB) 

Palm Sunday Mass St J’s 10.00 Int: Mr S & Mrs L A & Chris (RiP)

Mass OLSS 11.00 Int: Parish & People
Coffee OLSS after 11.00


Post expires at 7:51pm on Sunday May 12th, 2019