Newsletter

22nd November 2020
Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

Saturday 6pm  (Vigil Mass) Kerry-Anne & Bella Offord RIP
Sunday 11am  Christine McGlone RIP;
Hannah & George Piekarcy; Brian Shergold RIP
Monday 10am  Maureen Hayes RIP
Friday 10am Mary & Joseph Jenkins & Sheila Goggin RIP

Owing to the new Coronavirus restrictions the Church is unable to open for Congregational Public Worship  until further notice.

 Masses on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be streamed.  Please visit website https://www.churchservices.tv/pinner

The Church will be open for individual prayer:
After Mass on Monday & Friday till 11 o’clock
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from 11- 12noon
On Sunday after Mass till 12.45pm.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place after Mass on Fridays.

We need more steward volunteers to open up for Individual Prayer on a Saturday and Sunday; please contact the Parish Office if you can help.


Preparing the Word of the Lord

22nd November 2020 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
First reading: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46

29th November 2020 –  1st Sunday of Advent.
First reading: Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1, 3-8
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9
Gospel: Mark 13: 33-37


Dear Friends

Today is the final Sunday of the Church’s Year: the eighth month of Covid – what a year! In previous years we would have been preparing for the Christmas Fayre! This year, I would ask you to concentrate with the whole Church on preparing for the coming of Jesus – His Birth but also the Second Coming – the Last Day.

Why?  Because we all have to give an account of ourselves – the good and the bad that makes up each one of us. Covid has been bad but it has also brought out so much good in so many people. Kindness and generosity, care for the lonely and the elderly………. many good things. Quietly and without fuss so many of you have acted as Jesus:  “As often as you did anything good to anyone you did it to Me”.

Well done and God bless you.


We pray for all who are sick in our parish &
those who care for them.

Act of Spiritual Communion:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
Amen.

SANCTUARY CANDLE
This week’s candle has been donated in memory of Martin Williams RIP.


Did you know that CHRISTIANS ARE THE MOST PERSECUTED FAITH GROUP IN THE WORLD? 

This Wednesday 25 November is RED WEDNESDAY 2020, when we and other Christians worldwide are invited to pray for and show solidarity with Christians and others suffering for their beliefs.

Buildings across the UK will be lit in red, the colour of martyrdom, and everyone is invited to take part by wearing something red, and if you’re on social media please take a selfie and share it with hashtag #RedWednesday.  At 6pm on Wednesday, you’re invited to Mass for Red Wednesday live-streamed from Farm Street Church at:  https://acnuk.org/event/redwednesday-london-event/


Annual Collection for the Sick & Retired Priests of the Diocese
Collection Open until 29th November

Thank you for your generous donations to help ensure that priests, who have given their lives to the Church, are cared for and supported when they are sick and when they retire. There is no Diocesan Pension for priests.   The fund helps to cover medical, housing, convalescence and personal needs of these priests and also in any emergency expenditure. Our priests have been here for us; let us be there for them.

Donation envelopes can be posted through the Presbytery letter box – 28 Love Lane.  The Collection will be open until 29th November.  You can donate online at www.rcdow.org.uk/donation – the envelopes and posters feature a “QR Code3” that you can scan with a phone camera to give online.


Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

The inquiry’s report has been issued (10th November 2020), outlining the church’s institutional response to abuse.  A central focus of the inquiry was to listen to the victims testimonies.

Cardinal Nichols has apologised profusely to victims on behalf of the Church describing abuse as `- “an evil act against the most vulnerable.  It must never be excused or covered up.  Abuse committed against children and the consequent damage to people’s lives cannot be undone.  For this, we apologise without reservation, and we are committed to listen attentively to the voices of those who have been abused.   This report is an important moment in our safeguarding journey in the Catholic Church in our countries”.

The full report is available on the Diocesan website: https://rcdow.org.uk/ and includes a video response from the Cardinal.


Advent Wreath At Home

As we enter Advent, and in the absence of everyone being able to attend Mass, it would be lovely if we set up our own advent wreaths at home. Whilst watching live streamed Mass we can light our Advent candle each week and hopefully share a fuller participation in the Mass. Families are invited to share their pictures and we will upload them to our parish website.


Building and Digging at St. Luke’s – Update

Week 5 of 5

Access from the carpark & Presbytery
Access is only available from the front of the church.
The entrance between the garage and sacristy is CLOSED.

The pipes are being laid in the sewer trench in the first of 3 sections.
Mud everywhere!

Use of Church Car Park :
ONLY for those with Disabled Blue Badges, visiting the church for private prayer.
Return down our service road for access to the Church or Remembrance Garden.


GENERAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION:

Confirmation 2021
If you are in Year 9 at school and wish to make your Confirmation, classes will start in mid January 2021. There will be an initial meeting for young people and their parents early in the New Year with Fr. Vincent and Norah. Please keep an eye on the newsletter for updates.

Offertory Collection – Planned Giving:
Standing orders totalled £8,389 for the month of October.
Thank you for your generosity.  To set up a standing order please contact the Parish Office – 020 8866 0098 Option 2 to arrange for a standing order form to be forwarded to you.

Sanctuary Candle
If you would like to donate the Sanctuary Lamp Candle or a Lady Altar Lamp Candle in memory of a loved one please advise the Parish Office of the name and date you would like this for.   The Candle lasts for one week and usually changed on a Saturday.

How to arrange for a Mass
Call in to the Parish Office with an envelope marked with the person’s Christian name and surname, or the Intention, and enclose a Mass Offering – between £10 – £20 is the usual Offering.

Face coverings are mandatory in Places of Worship.
All those attending churches must wear a face covering unless they are exempt from doing so.