Knights of St Columba Sponsored Walk

The Knights of St. Columba – Cl. 328 (Worcester Park and Wimbledon) are doing their annual sponsored walk on 19th September in Nonsuch Park, Cheam, at 2pm in aid of St Raphael’s Hospice, North Cheam.

We sincerely ask our sponsors to to support us as you have done so willingly in the last three decades, which has enabled us to raise well over £125k.

The knights will be walking on their own or accompanied by their spouses/families. You are more than welcome to join us but if you do not wish to do so please sponsor us instead.

You can sponsor us via our Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/team/knights-walk-2020

11.30AM SUNDAY MASS

We can confirm that the 11.30am Sunday Mass is back from this Sunday 6th September 2020! We look forward to seeing many of there, please God.

Many thanks to those who have volunteered their time to steward, making it possible for this to happen.

It’s wonderful news that we now have all our weekend Masses and the weekday 10am Masses physically back in church, always following the current diocesan and government advice re social distancing and safety.

NB. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BOOK IN THE USUAL WAY – see post below

Lectio Divina Retreat facilitated online by Contemplative Outreach’s Lectio Divina Service Team (USA) on 7th/8th August.

This online retreat offered on the zoom platform will provide an opportunity to explore and deepen one’s individual practice of Lectio Divina as a way of praying the scriptures. The traditional four moments of the prayer (reading, reflecting, responding and rest) are explored as expressions of the four senses of scripture: the literal, allegorical, behavioural/moral, and unitive senses.  See website for more.

The monastic form of Lectio Divina is used for both individual and group experiences of the prayer. Prayer times will be followed by small group faith sharing. The fruits and gifts of Becoming a Word of God will be explored using the Lectio Divina method on a personal life experience. The retreat includes periods of silent prayer, such as Centring Prayer, to support the praying of Holy Scripture. Profound silence helps us open our hearts and minds to hear with the ear of our hearts both the presented conference materials and the scripture we pray.

The Retreat begins with Conference 1 on Friday 7th August at 7pm Central Time (U.S. time) but as this is 1am UK time, Lesley O’Connor (Waterford) has kindly offered to present the first conference on Saturday morning 8th August at 11.30am. Retreatants in UK can then continue with everyone for Conferences 2, 3 and 4 beginning at 2.30pm.  Here is a link to details of the Lectio Divina retreat UK time.

https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/event/lectio-divina-immersion-zoom-retreat/
When applying for the retreat you can make a request to attend the first conference on the Saturday morning.  If there is any problem please contact Lesley at
lesleywaterford@gmail.com and she will get a link to you.

PARISH DONATIONS / GIVING

We are pleased to announce that we can now accept cashless donations for the Parish by debit and credit cards from all the major card schemes, using the handsets at the back of Church.

On the handset screen are a number of amounts you can choose, but if these do not suit you, you can choose a different amount to donate.

You can donate contactlessly, or you can insert your card into the keypad where you can authorise your donation using your card’s PIN.

You will be asked to register for Gift-Aid, and you would only have to do this the first time you donate.  NB.  You will need register even if you are already registered as a Gift-Aider with the parish.

If you want to give your donation to the Parish Collection as cash, there are baskets at the back of Church.  If you would like to give regularly by standing order, please contact the Parish Office.  Many thanks on behalf of the parish.