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ST JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH

West Green
4 Vincent Road, London N15 3QH
Parish Office: 020-8888-5518 E-mail: westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
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Website: http://stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk/

11th /12thMay 2019 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners,

During the Easter Season, we have the


passages from the Acts of the Apostles and
St John Gospel. Today we see Paul and
Barnabas move on from Perga and reached
Antioch. On the sabbath, the ‘whole town’ Could we spend a few moments each
turned out to listen to Paul and Barnabas to day during this coming week to reflect on, to
hear the word of God. But soon opposition pray about the closeness of Jesus to us at all
to them arose. Out of jealousy, at seeing times. Keep the words of Jesus in your
such a crowd, the Jews used blasphemies minds: “The sheep that belong to me listten
and contradicted everything Paul said. Paul to my voice … I give them eternal life … and
was speaking boldly of the message of Jesus no one will ever steal them from me”. We
to all who wished to listen. belong to Jesus at all times. God never
The opposition grew against Paul and abandons us. Let us remember that truth.
Barnabas, so much so, that they both shook
the dust of their feet and moved on to SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION:
Iconium. Those who believed in God’s word Congratulations to our young people who
were happy with the witness Paul and celebrate the Sacrament this Saturday
Barnabas gave. Sometime we need to have evening. Thanks to Bishop John Sherrington
the wisdom to know when to accept for being with us.
oppositon, cut our losses, and make a new On Sunday we will have the
start. Thanksgiving Mass for our First Communion
children. We continue to pray for all our
St John in his gospel today gives us the young people.
image of Jesus as the shepherd and of his
people as the flock, He knows each one of us UPDATE OF HUNGER STRIKERS:
intimately. He knows our joys and our There has been a breakthrough in the case
fears; our deepest desires; our difficulties of the Kurdish Leader, Abdullah Öcalan. His
and our pain. It does not always seem like lawyers were allowed to visit him for one
that. Sometimes we feel Jesus has hour and gave a Press Conference earlier
abandoned us and deserted us. But so often this week. Mr Öcalan indicated that he
this is our “feeling” rather than the reality of didn’t want anyone to die in showing
God’s love for us. Jesus doesn’t have moods solidarity to him. The Kurdish leaders await
where he is really excited about us and then an indication that lawyers will be able to
is too ‘busy’ to care! Jesus is constant in his visit their client again very soon. The
love. It is we who feel and think differently, hunger strikes will continue until a
especially in times of crisis or sorrow. We guarantee is given. So we await the
really need to reflect on this reality, so not outcome.
to be thrown when things get difficult in life.
CAMINO WALK SPONSORSHIP: Our INSIGHT II: WOMEN & MEN OF THE BIBLE
Fundraising goup thought it would be a
good idea if the 100K pilgrimage that Sr. Next session: Tues, 14th May (7:30pm)
Devy and I will be up for sponsorship. or Wed, 15th May (10:00am)
Please be as generous as you can.
PARISH OUTREACH
PEACE AWARD: Thanks to the 9/10
SANDWICH MAKING (PREPARATION):
who indicated they are attending the PAX
In the hall on Fri. 17th May after Mass.
Christi Peace Award I will receive on
Saturday 18th. Many thanks. Next SOUP RUN: Group C
That’s all for this week! Fr Joe. at 4.30pm on Sat, 18th May 2019.

THANK YOU! EASTER CONCERT: “TIME TO RISE”


For your generosity last Sunday. The Verbum Dei missionaries and friends
would like to invite everyone for an
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES 2019 afternoon of prayer through music and art
For any enquiries, please contact Sr. Devy in an Easter concert on
on 07455 544 065 or the Parish Office. Sunday, 19th May at 2pm in
St. John Vianney church,
followed by light refreshment in the hall
FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME and afterwards. Suggested donation: £5/person.
SUNDAY MORNING R.E. CLASSES All proceed of this fundraising event will
We congratulate our First Communion support young adults on an 8-day walking
candidates who received their First Holy pilgrimage (from Rome to Assisi) and
Communion this weekend their mission immersion experience with street
children in the Philippines.
‘Sending Out’ Mass: Tickets will be available after Masses this
This Sunday, 12th May at 2pm, weekend.
followed by party in Hume Hall.
We ask parents to ensure their children are NEXT FILM NIGHT
on time for the Sending Out Mass. Sunday 19th May at 5pm
Showing a film about Pope Francis;
CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION Refreshments available: £3 donation
appreciated. All welcome!
We congratulate our young people who
are being Confirmed during our 6pm
FUN-D-RAISING EVENT
Mass by Bishop John Sherrington.
ST JOHN VIANNEY PARISH CAMINO
Let us continue to keep our young people
SPONSORED WALK
in our prayers.
Fr Joe, Sr. Devy and several parishioners
BAPTISM FOR INFANTS are embarking on a
Camino Walk during their pilgrimage to
If you would like to have your child Santiago Compostela
baptised on the 8th June or later, the next from Monday 20th –Sunday 26th May 2019.
session will be on Monday, 3rd and 17th Let us support them in their Camino Walk
June at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. by sponsoring them.
Please contact the Parish Office or Sr. Devy Sponsored forms available after all Masses
to book your place on the course. on Sundays.
THANK GOD ON FRIDAY! PRIEST TRAINING FUND
Friday, 7th June, 7:30-9:00pm.
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day
Spend a moment alone with God in we pray for priests and for vocations to the
thanksgiving, prayer and adoration. The priesthood. The annual collection for the
short talk, adoration and music will be led Priest Training Fund will take place next
by the Verbum Dei Missionaries weekend. Your generous donation helps
ensure we can support these men who are
THE GREAT HARINGEY DEANERY BANK called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd.
HOLIDAY WALK Donation leaflets are available in the back of
On Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019 the church. Please take one home, read the
Come and join us for all or part of the walk information, and bring it back next weekend
and to collect sponsorships for a particular with your donation. Please continue to pray
charity or for the Haringey Refugee House. for vocations and for our priests. You can
We hope for a good turnout from each donate online anytime at
parish. We will have different activities and www.rcdow.org.uk/donations
moments of prayer during the day.
9:15am Depart St Francis of Sales WELCOMING THE STRANGERS
10:30am Depart St Paul’s INTER-FAITH PANEL DISCUSSION and
12 noon Mass at Our Lady of Muswell REFLECTIONS
followed by packed lunches in the Hall On Sat. 22 June, 10am – 1pm at St. John
nd

1:30pm Depart Muswell Hill Vianney Parish Hall,


2:45pm Depart St Peter in Chains an Ecumenical Panel will gather to discuss
4pm Depart St John Vianney “You, Me & Those Who Came Before” (Theme
5:15pm Arrive to St Ignatius of Refugee Week 2019).
for Evening Prayers. This is a free event.
All welcome to join us. Refreshments and Please bring something to share for a
washroom facilities will be available at each vegetarian lunch which begins at 1pm.
parish. Any enquiries For more information, contact Verbum Dei
to muswellhill@rcdow.org.uk and see Missionaries: verbumdei.lon@gmail.com
poster on notice board.
PLANNED GIVING & GIFT AID
WHO CARES? OFFERTORY ENVELOPES (2019-2020)
- Responding to the cry of the Earth –
Please collect your offertory envelopes!
Caritas Westminster invites on Wednesday
We thank all parishioners for their
29th May, at 6:30pm, at Vaughan House,
generosity and those who support our
46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN. To
parish through the weekly offertory
get your free ticket, email
envelopes and Standing Orders.
caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk
There are several Offertory Envelope boxes
still to be collected. Please let us know if you
ST JOHN VIANNEY SCHOOL SUMMER FAIR still interested in receiving the offertory
On Saturday 06 July 2019 envelopes or want to change to Standing
Needs your help and support! For Order.
sponsorship from Kings Group Estate It is also important that you inform us if
Agents, see noticeboard for full details. If you no longer pay tax, so that we can
you are willing to advertise a board outside adjust the tax claim on your donations.
your home, please find out form at the back Please contact Germaine during office hours
of the church and hand it into reception or on 020 8888 5518 or after Mass.
contact us at: sjvfriends@gmail.com Thank You
THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR
MASS & SERVICE TIMES
The repose of the soul:
Monday 9:15am Jeremiah Maher
Tuesday 9:15am Amor Macadangdang
Margaret Gretta Lettice
Wednesday 9:15am Hannie Aherne
Thursday 9:15am (Communion Service) William Aherne
Friday 9:15am Kieran Mulhere
Bridget Aherne
Saturday 9:15am
Kathleen Sweeney
6pm – (Vigil Mass) Bernie Murphy
Sunday 9:00am and 11:00am Joe Lynch
RIP
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION RIP Anniversary
Saturday 9:45am – 10:15am Agnes Phillips
Kathy Buckley
ADORATION
OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Special Intentions:
Tuesdays after 9:15am Mass Angela
First Friday of the month at 7:30pm Christina
First Sunday of the month after 11am Mass Van Nguyen
Van Long
ROSARY Van Auc
Suy
Weekdays at 8:45am (before mass)
First Saturday of the month at 3:00pm
And for the sick and those in our parish
MORNING TEAS /COFFEE
(in the Parish Hall) Birthday
Sundays, after 9am and 11am Masses Brian
and Thursdays, after the 9:15am Mass Peter
John Danaher (Birthday Remembrance)

NAMES NOT LISTED ABOVE


ARE LISTED IN OUR BOOK OF INTENTIONS.
NEXT SUNDAY: 3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER
1st Reading: Acts 14:21-27
Psalm: Psalm 144: 8-13 PARISH OFFICE HOURS
2nd Reading: Apocalypse 21:1-5
Tues. to Fri. 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
Gospel: John 13: 31-33, 34-35
To make an appointment
Phone: 0208 888 5518 or
PARISH TEAM email westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
Fr. Joe Ryan, Parish Priest
Sr. Devy Pranadjaja, Parish Sister We cannot guarantee to have anyone available
Germaine Ng Ying, Parish Admin/Secretary outside of these hours.