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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
Facebook: West Green - St John Vianney Church
Our website: http://stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk/
(SJV Parish Centre 020-8888-5518)

18th and 19th March 2017 3rd Sunday of Lent Year A

Dear Parishioners,
The message in todays readings is: God gives us living water to sustain our lives. In the
first reading from Exodus, God gives water through Moses, even in spite of the peoples
complaints.
St Paul speaks about a HOPE that is not deceptive because the love of God is poured into
our hearts (just like living water poured out for us).
The Gospel of John records the famous dialogue (banter) between Jesus and the woman at
the well in Samaria.
All social custom are set aside by Jesus. He was a Jew
speaking to a Samaritan woman. In spite of her reputation, there is
no word of condemnation from Jesus. He respects her and invites
her to think about her sad disappointing life. She has been
searching for love; being married five times indicates she has been
through many broken relationships. She had to come to the well at
the hottest part of the day, to avoid meeting other women who
would scorn her, but not Jesus He asks her for a drink of water,
and so the dialogue begins. In the end she runs back into the town to tell others that she has met
the Messiah. They in turn listen to Jesus and believe.
Its remarkable how Jesus can use the strangest of people, totally unexpected to be his
evangelist. We need to treasure the faith we have; the living water of life that comes from Jesus
and see our task to bring the good news to others,
TURKEY, SYRIA, MIDDLE EAST and HUMAN RIGHTS: There are two documents
available on line. Our 3rd Imrali Delegations Report and the Debate in the House of Commons
on 9th March: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2017-03-09b.402.1 and Kurdish
News: 3rd Imrali Delegation Report.
The debate on 9th March is the first of its kind in nearly 4 years; so revealing and
informative. Its interesting that after so much SILENCE on Turkish issues, that at last we are
hearing something in the public arena. But still several of our daily newspapers give very little
coverage.
THANK you for your generosity in the CAFOD collection last Sunday. It came to
1,534.37. As you can see on TV, such human suffering in East Africa and Yemen and
elsewhere; let us continue to do what we can.
THANKS to all who participated and helped in a magnificent St Patrick celebration last
Sunday.

Thats all for now. Fr Joe.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY EPIC: A JOURNEY THROUGH CHURCH
IN LAST SUNDAYS COLLECTIONS HISTORY
Join us either on Tuesdays (7.30-9.00pm) or
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES Wednesdays (10.00-11.30am) in the Jubilee
All the activities take place in the Parish Hall. Hall. Next Sessions: (Missionaries and the
Any enquiries please contact Emperor Part II) on 21st and 22nd March
Sr. Devy on 07403 784463 2017.

RCIA - RITE OF CHRISTIAN LENT: ACTIVITIES


INITIATION OF ADULTS:
Let us continue to pray for our Candidates EVENING MASS AT 7PM
during their journey of faith. FOLLOWED BY
The Candidates will attend STATIONS OF THE
Sacrament of Reconciliation at 7.30pm on CROSS: On the following
Friday 7th April in the Church Fridays 24th & 31st March
Next session Sat. 8th April from 4.00-5.45pm GUIDED PRAYER FOR LENT
in the Parish Hall, followed by Mass at 6pm.
Will continue in the parish centre (entrance on
THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM Vincent Road) on Friday 24th March when you
If you would like to have your child baptised will meet with your guide.
on the 8th April 17 or later, the next sessions Final Meeting on Sunday 26 March at 12noon
will be on Monday, 3rd & 24th April 17. in the Parish Hall.
Please contact the Parish Office to book your PARISH RETREAT: will take place on
place on the course Sunday 2nd April from 12.30-2.30pm in the
Parish Hall.
SATURDAY MORNING RELIGIOUS
INSTRUCTION CHILDREN REHEARSAL FOR GOOD
Next Session: 25th March, 10am-11.15am FRIDAY STATION ON THE CROSS: 2nd
(Entrance on Vincent Road N15) & 9th after 11am Mass, Contact Martha

FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME PASSOVER MEAL: will take place on


Wednesday 5th April at 7pm in the Parish
Theme 8 - Sat. 22nd April, 10am, Hume Hall Hall. Tickets are available from Mariantha and
Leaders Meeting: Sat. 22nd April (after Germaine.
session) in the Hume Hall
PENITENTIAL SERVICE: Friday 7th April
Church 11am Mass - Sunday 23rd.
7:30pm.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
PARISH FUN-D-RAISING EVENTS
Theme 8 - Sat. 22nd April, from 3.30pm in TEAS /COFFEE
the Hume Hall, followed by 6pm Mass. In the Parish Hall after (Sun.) 9am and 11am
Masses
ALPHA YOUTH GROUP
All Catholics, Christians, and non-Christians, ST PATRICKS CELEBRATION
aged 13-18, are invited for music, food, games, Thanks to all who attended and participated
& discussion on life/faith, on Monday 20th at our ST PATRICKS CELEBRATION
March from 7pm - 9pm in the parish hall. which helped to raise the sum of 830.83
Cost: Free. Donations: welcome. including expenses.
Special thanks to our performers and
caterers. Well done!!
PARISH OUTREACH SOUP RUN Edmunds Catholic Church, Edmonton, N9
The next Soup Run on 25th March 2017 7EN. Everyone is welcome.
Group C LENTEN ALMS for the CARDINALS
APPEAL FUND.
CAFOD LENT FAST: If you would like to contribute, please take an
THANK YOU so much for your continued envelope available at the back of the church.
support and generosity which to date raised the Please be as generous as you can.
sum of 1,534.57. CAFOD can claim an extra The funds raised will go to support parishes or
25% at no extra cost to you for those who Gift groups in their work to further the mission of
aided their donation. the Church: to serve the evangelisation of
youth, to develop marriage and family life
PLANNING GIVING & GIFT AID projects, and to provide service in society,
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES for 2017-2018 especially to those on the margins. Please take
ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION. a leaflet, read and pray about this. Thank you

We thank all those who support our parish


SURGERY HOURS DROP-IN TIMES
through the weekly offertory envelopes and
As a parish team, we want to be available to
Standing Orders. Today and over the next 4
meet the pastoral needs of all parishioners in St
weekends a member of the Finance Committee
John Vianney Church as much as we can.
will be available to sign up any parishioners
Complementing the existing office hours and
who wish to make their contribution by
our general availability, we would like to offer
standing order and new parishioners who wish
the following drop-in times
to sign up for envelopes.
Tue 3.30-4.30pm Fr Joe 4 Vincent
If you are using envelopes and not on Gift Aid 6.30-7.30pm Road
please consider putting your offertory in Gift Wed 10.30am- 4 Vincent
Aid. 11.30pm Fr Damian Road
If you pay UK tax you can join the Gift Aid 3.30pm Sr Devy 4a Vincent
Scheme and the Church as a registered charity, 4.30pm Road
will claim the tax back on your offertory Thu 11.30am- Sr Devy
contributions increasing this gift by 25p for 12.30pm 4a Vincent
each 1 given, if your annual income tax is 6.30pm Sr Road
more that the tax we will reclaim. Over the 7.30pm Catherine
past few years several parishioners did not
collect their box of envelopes. THE ANNUAL MASS IN
If you no longer pay tax please contact THANKSGIVING FOR THE
Germaine. Thank You! SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
will take place on Saturday, 3 June 2017, at
ACIES: The Legion of Mary are pleased to 3.00pm. If you are celebrating significant
invite Auxiliary Members today, Sunday 19th anniversaries (25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and
March at 3pm in the Church of Mary, Mother 60th and every year over 60) of Catholic
of God, 192 Nags Head Road, Ponders End marriage in 2017, please give your parish
EN3 7AR clergy or administrator, the following details:
husband and wifes names, wedding date, full
"AWAKE LONDON A Catholic Bible postal address and email (or telephone
Convention and Healing Service initiated by number, if no email), no later than 24th March
Marian Evangelization Mission on Saturday 2017, so that personal invitations from the
25th March from 2pm to 6pm in St Cardinal can be sent in time.
Entrance Antiphon THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR
My eyes are always on the Lord, The repose of the soul:
for he rescues my feet from the snare. Mary Ryan
Turn to me and have mercy on me, Tom Watson
for I am alone and poor. Cyril Augustine
Hilda Owens
First reading Johnny McCarthy
Exodus 17:3-7 Winnie McDonagh
Psalm 94 RIP
O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden RIP Anniversary:
not your hearts. Peter McEvoy
Desmond VanGramberg
Second reading Demetria Dela Cruz Hoggan
Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
Special Intentions:
Gospel Acclamation Joseph Delaney (Discernment)
Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God! Winifred Binitie
Lord, you are really the saviour of the world: Mary Burke (Get Well)
give me the living water, so that I may never get Christine & John Danaher
thirsty. Tom Martins (Recovery)
Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God! Janice Leekle
Elizabeth Kennedy
Gospel
Michelle & Nathan
John 4:5-42
Patricia Doherty
Communion Antiphon Patricia Kealy
For anyone who drinks it, says the Lord, Fr Joe Ryan
the water I shall give will become in him The Family of Mary Ryan
a spring welling up to eternal life. The OLA Community

MASS & SERVICE TIMES Birthday Remembrance


Lilly Walsh
Mass 9:15am Marie Swee OBrien
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Patrick Maguire
Friday, Saturday
For the sick and those in our parish
Bharti Devi Oza, Frank Fox, Helen Shine,
Friday at 7pm Joan OCallaghan, John & Kathy ORouke,
(Sat.) 6pm; Nellie OShea, Sherry Arul, Pauline & John
Sunday: 9:00am and 11:00am Mooney, Rita Mongelard,
Sarah Namagambe, Val Eaves, Yvonne
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Joseph,
Saturday: from 9:45 am 10:15am Names not listed above, are listed
in our Book of Intentions.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
PARISH TEAM Tues to Fri 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
Fr. Joe Ryan, Parish Priest
Fr Damian Ryan, Assistant Priest To make an appointment
Sr. Devy Pranadjaja, Parish Sister Phone: 0208 888 5518 or email
Germaine Ng Ying, Parish Adm/Secretary westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
We cannot guarantee to have anyone available outside
of these hours.