Parish News for the 17th Week in Ordinary Time

July 27, 2023 by James Elston in Weekly News

This Sunday is the 17th in Ordinary Time. In the Gospel reading Jesus speaks in parables about searching and finding and he likens the Kingdom of God to a pearl of great value. In many ways this is a wake-up call not to take our life of faith for granted but instead to nurture the gift of faith that assures us that we are all beloved children of God.  Click here for the Scripture Readings.

Ghana Appeal 2023
We are aiming to support the building of teachers’ accommodation in rural Ghana.The Diocese of Mampong Ashanti has recently built a new school in the village of Didaso but teachers will have to sleep outside on the school porches. Two-bedroom houses will cost £3,000 each to build and we wouldlike to sponsor the building of one house. Please give generously! To donate, please speak to Fr. James or follow this link.

Silent Prayer Group will meet again at S. Paul’s Camden Square on Thursdays at 1pm on the 17th August and the 21st September. These short sessions of contemplative prayer are led by Judy Powell who is a Licensed Lay Minister and an experienced spiritual director. All welcome.

Our Lady of Copacabana
On Saturday 5th August at 1.30pm our Bolivian friends will be celebrating their annual festival with mass followed by a procession Our Lady around the churchyard with Bolivian music and dancing. All welcome!

Parish film 
A really beautiful 7mins film has been made about the S.Paul’s Woodland Garden Project. Please click here to watch.

Regular Giving
Supports our ministry and keeps our doors open everyday of the year for all. Click here to sign up. Every little helps.

Mass Times

Sunday 30th July
17th per annum
Solemn Mass 9.30am followed by coffee

Monday 31st July
S.Ignatius of Loyola
Mass 9.30am

Tuesday 1st August
S.Alphonsus Liguori
Mass 6.30pm followed by drinks

Wednesday 2nd August
S Peter Eymard
Mass 11am at S.Paul’s followed by coffee

Thursday 3rd August
Mass 10am followed by coffee

Friday 4th August
S.John Vianney
Mass 1.05pm at S.Mary’s Fr James’ day-off 

Saturday 5th August
Ss. Martha, Mary & Lazarus
Mass 10am 

Sunday 6th August
The Transfiguration of the Lord
Solemn Mass 9.30am followed by coffee

Sung Mass and Baptism 11.30m at S.Paul’s, Camden Square followed by a Bring & Share Lunch