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ST.

JOHN VIANNEY 4 Vincent Road, London N15 3QH


Parish Office: 020-8888-5518
CHURCH E-mail: westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
WEST GREEN Website: stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk

14th/15th September 2019


24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Dear Parishioners

This week we certainly get ‘value-for-money’


in the Liturgy of the Word. The Book of
Exodus tells of Moses pleading for his people.
While he was on the mountain top, receiving
“so good”, they didn’t need Jesus to tell them
the Ten Commandments, the people got
anything. They believed that religious/good
impatient and made up the calf of molten
people should separate themselves not only
metal and began worshipping that instead of
from sin but from sinners. They believed in
their God. God is seen as a God of patience.
barriers and segregation – Jesus believed in
St. Paul in his letter to Timothy indicates that association. He welcome them and shares a
once he was in ignorance and set about meal with them. Jesus replaces hostility with
persecuting the young Christians. He calls hospitality! This is why Jesus was constantly
himself the “greatest sinner” and then goes on in conflict with the Scribes and Pharisees.
to speak of the “inexhaustible patience of
Then looking briefly at the two sons. One
God”. Just like in the Moses story.
leaves home to find the “high life”. Soon
In Luke’s Gospel, there are three parables: things go so totally wrong. He is friendless
The lost sheep; the lost drachma and the lost and penniless … rock bottom … feeding pigs!!
son. Again it shows God PATIENCE when we The other one who remained at home was a
admit we are wrong or have sinned. Notice sad, hard-done-by individual. From his own
too the joy that is mentioned when things are mouth to his father: “Look, all these years I
rectified. have slaved for you …”. He was angry then
and refused to join the party for his brother’s
Also note the shepherd hunts carefully for the
return. The father in fact, had lost both his
lost sheep, the woman searches for the coin
sons in a world of ingratitude. We don’t know
and the father is watching daily for his son’s
if he relented – but this is part of the story
return, and sees him on the horizon and runs
that is being lived out today in our world, in
to embrace the son who had caused him so
families and in nations.
much pain and grief.
The answer is in our behaviour towards
The three readings today tell of God’s mercy
others and how forgiving are we in our lives!
towards sinners. It’s interesting that the “tax
collector and sinners were all seeking the Thanks to all who participated in last weeks
company of Jesus to hear what he had to say.” recruitment drive.
They were willing to listen to him and change
That’s all for now. God bless, Fr Joe.
their lives. The Pharisees and Scribes were
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
LAST SUNDAY! FOR ADULTS (RCIA)
Saturdays, 4:00pm-5:45pm
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES plus Mass 6:00pm
2019-2020 A programme for adults who are interested in
ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THE receiving the Sacrament of Baptism,
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES SHOULD BE First Communion or Confirmation in the
IN BY THIS WEEK. Catholic Church. It is also open for anyone who
would like to explore their faith more.
FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME First session: 19th October 2019.
Monthly on Saturday, 10:00am-11:15am
THE NEXT FILM NIGHT
plus Sunday Mass at 11:00am. Today, Sunday 15th September at 5pm
showing “Boystown" a film about Father
Preparation course for children who are in Flanagan's work with a group of
Year 3 or above in September 2019, who underprivileged boys in 1930's America.
wish to receive the First Holy Communion. Starring Spencer Tracey and Mickey Rooney.
First session: 21st September 2019 £3 donation appreciated. All welcome

MEMORIAL MASS
CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
We pray for the repose of the soul of the late
Saturdays, 3:30pm-5:45pm Angela Nightingale, a former employee of St
plus Mass Saturday 6:00pm. John Vianney School. A Memorial Mass will be
held here on
A programme for young people who are in Saturday 14th September 2019 at 6:00pm
Year 10 or above in September 2019 Followed by reception in the Jubilee Hall.
who wish to receive the sacrament of
Confirmation.
A Mass in Remembrance of the late
First session: 28th September 2019 Eugene O’Sullivan here on
Saturday 21st September 2019 at 6:00pm
SUNDAY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION May their soul rest in peace.

Sundays, 10:00am-10:55am FUNERAL MASS


plus Mass 11:00am We pray for the repose of the soul of the late
A supplement religious education programme Bridget Mary Bridie Dillane, RIP
for children preparing for whose Funeral Mass will be held here on
First Communion or First Reconciliation Friday 20th September 2019 at 9:15am
who are attending State Schools Followed cremation at Enfield Crematorium.
We keep her family and friends in our prayers.
First session: 29th September 2019 May she rest in peace.

BAPTISM FOR INFANTS PARISH OUTREACH


SANDWICH MAKING (PREPARATION):
If you would like to have your child on Fri. 20th September after Mass.
baptised on the 12th October or later, the Next SOUP RUN: Group A
next session will be on Monday 7th October at 4.30pm on Sat, 21st September 2019
at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. Volunteers are urgently needed on Saturday
Please contact the Parish Office to book your mornings at 7:00am to help with preparing
place on the course. the sandwiches, soups, tea and coffee. Drivers
also needed.
PARISH RECRUITMENT FAIR SEASON OF CREATION
The season began
Thanks to the LiveSimply Group who September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation,
organised the Recruitment Fair last weekend and runs through to October 4,
and to those who helped at the various tables the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint
and most of all those who have given their of ecology in many traditions.
names as a volunteer in the parish. The theme of this year’s celebration is “the web
of life”.
CAFOD INFORMATION AFTERNOON As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are on a
CAFOD invites you to their Information pilgrimage to better care of creation. For
Afternoon on Wed 18th September from further details see https://seasonofcreation.org
2.30pm-4pm Meeting will take place at
FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION
CAFOD’s Volunteer Centre, 1st Floor, Church of
PHOTOS
Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood,
London, N14 4HE Bookings taken on 0208 449 There are several sets of photos to be collected.
6970 or e mail westminster@cafod.org.uk Parents please collect your child/children’s
photos from the parish office.
SUPPORTING CLIMATE CHANGE (Tues-Fri: 10-4) T: 020 8888 5518
Christian Aid is supporting the global climate For Confirmation photos, please write the
strike, which is holding a large demonstration number of the photos and leave details with
in central London on Friday 20 September. the money at the parish office.
See christianaid.org.uk/campaigns/climate-
SECONDARY SCHOOLS OPEN EVENTS
change
Please check the folder at the back of the church
for the Secondary Schools/ Colleges Open
PARISH FUNDRAISING EVENTS Events.
St John Vianney has got Talent.
All Parishioners are invited to our EVANGELISATION: SUMMER AND BEYOND
VARIETY SHOW ‘GOD WHO SPEAKS'
Sunday 13 October from 5pm – 9pm
th Year of the Word 2020 Launching
Do you have a talent to show off? Can you dance, 30th September 2019, Feast of St Jerome
sing or play any musical instruments? Are you a celebrating, living and sharing God's
Comedian, a poet or an Actor/Actress? word
Join us for an evening filled with fun and http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-
laughter. Contact Mariantha if you would like to Events/The-God-Who-Speaks/(language)/eng-
showcase your talent. GB Further details will be available in
Tickets from £5.00 available after all Masses. September For further information
Refreshments provided. Let us support our see: https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/
Parish.
'BAPTISED and SENT - Extraordinary Missionary
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING Month - October 2019
at St John Vianney Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Pope
28/29 September after all Masses All Benedict XV's Apostolic Letter Maximum
parishioners are invited to bring and buy cakes Illud, The Holy Father has chosen the
as part of our efforts to fund raise and support theme: ‘Baptized and Sent: The Church of
the wonderful work the MacMillan Nurses do. Christ on a Mission in the World’.
Diocese of Westminster - Agency for
CELEBRATING THE 28th ANNIVERSARY Evangelisation Autumn Season faith-sharing
of the 1st Saturday Devotion to Our Lady booklets “Baptised and Sent”,
on Saturday 5th October at 3pm at St John are now available in the Piety Stall at the back
Vianney Church. of the church (£3 each) For further
See notice board for full details. information see: https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/
MASS & SERVICE TIMES
THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR
Monday 9:15am The repose of the soul:
Tuesday 9:15am Angela Nightingale
Wednesday 9:15am Bridget Mary ‘Bridie’ Dillane
Eileen Farrell
Thursday 9:15am Eileen Nevin
Friday 9:15am [Funeral Mass for John Danaher
the late Bridget Mary ‘Bridie’ Dillane, RIP] Mary Gomes
Mide Coker
Saturday 9:15am
RIP
6pm – (Vigil Mass)
Sunday 9:00am and 11:00am Special Intentions:
Ann
Christina
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Christine & John D
Saturday 9:45am – 10:15am Christine & John R
Earnest
Grace
ADORATION
Helen
OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Joe
Tuesdays after 9:15am Mass John
First Sunday of the month after 11am Mass Kim
Lily
ROSARY Winnie

Weekdays at 8:45am (before mass) And for all the sick and those in our parish
First Saturday of the month at 3:00pm

MORNING TEAS /COFFEE Birthday


Marie France
(in the Parish Hall)
Catherine
Sundays, after 9am and 11am Masses
Rita
and Thursdays, after the 9:15am Mass
Kathy
Peter (Birthday Remembrance)

NEXT SUNDAY:
25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME NAMES NOT LISTED ABOVE
ARE LISTED IN OUR BOOK OF INTENTIONS.
1st Reading: Amos 8: 4-7
Psalm: Psalm 112: 1-2, 4-8
2nd Reading: 1Timothy 2: 1-8
Gospel: Luke 16: 1-13 PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Tues. to Fri. 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
To make an appointment
PARISH TEAM Phone: 0208 888 5518 or
Fr. Joe Ryan, Parish Priest email westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
Sr. Devy Pranadjaja, Parish Sister
Germaine Ng Ying, Parish Admin/Secretary We cannot guarantee to have anyone available
outside of these hours.