THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY
The Presbytery, Vale Lane, West Acton W3 0DY
Parish Priest: Father Neil Reynolds
Tel: 020 8992 1308
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 25th October, 2020
Mass Times: Saturday 6pm. Sunday: 8.45am. & 11.15am.
Confessions: Saturday 9.45-10am. & 5.30 – 5.45pm.
Masses and Intentions for the week:
|Saturday||Mass 6pm.||Tony McHale RIP.|
|Sunday||Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time||
|Mass 11.15am.||For the People.|
Jim & Rose Beirne Aniv.
Day of abstinence ie the eating of meat is forbidden.
|Saturday||Votive of the Blessed Virgin, Our Lady of the Rosary||
For the Sick.
|Mass 6pm.||Paddy Langan RIP.|
|Sunday||The Solemnity of All Saints||Mass 8.45am.||Mary Lurshay RIP.|
|Mass 11.15am.||For the People.|
Please remember in your prayers: Sick: Charlie Camilleri, Luisa Zinali, Conor Barry Keane, Tania Damianova, Vanessa, Anne & Lucas James.
THIS WEEK: As this week is half-term and therefore normally less busy Father Neil has decided to take Monday to Thursday inclusive, in lieu of Summer holiday, as a time of rest and relaxation. If in need of a priest in a real emergency please seek the help of those at either Our Lady of Lourdes 0208 992 2014 or S. Aidan of Lindisfarne 0208 743 5732 or The Abbey 0208 862 2160. Marriage, Funeral and Baptism enquiries must await Father Neil’s return.
NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS: When we pray for the quick and merciful release and happy repose in Heaven of the Holy Souls in that state of purification that Holy Mother Church calls Purgatory. Envelopes for monies and “Prayers for the Holy Souls” sheets of paper to record those among the departed to be remembered are in a basket on the table at the back of the Church. Lists will then be put in a folder and placed in the Sanctuary and the names remembered collectively at N.D.L. Masses during the month. In addition the “De Profundis” will be recited after all weekday Masses. PLENARY INDULGENCES: A plenary indulgence, applicable to all the souls in Purgatory, is granted to any of the faithful who (1) on one of the days from 1st -8th November visit devoutly a cemetery or simply pray mentally for the dead. (2) on All Souls Day visit a church or chapel with devotion and there recite the Our Father and the Creed. A partial indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, is granted to any of the faithful who (1) visit devoutly a cemetery or who simply pray mentally for the dead; (2) recite devoutly Lauds or Vespers of the Office of the Dead, or the invocation “Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.”
CONFIRMATION 2021: If you are in Year 9 or above and would like to make your Confirmation in 2021 please collect a Registration Form from Father Neil as soon as possible and sign the List. Please return the completed Forms to Father Neil by 29th November, 2020 at the very latest. Candidates must collect these themselves.
CHURCH HEATING: I am advised by the Diocese that there may be an issue at this time of pandemic with the church heating, since it is a hot-air system. As a precaution I have been advised to heat the church whilst empty and then turn the heaters off before you all come in, and open the windows. This will as the weather becomes colder mean that you need to come to Mass warmly dressed.