You, a Street Pastor?

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Everyone is very welcome at the next meeting of the Union of Catholic Mothers, on Tuesday 12 November, when David Rosemeyer & Isabelle McGrath will be talking about their work with Kingston Street Pastors. If you would like to find out more about the Street Pastors, and how you might help in this valuable ecumenical apostolate, please do speak to them afterwards.
The Union of Catholic Mothers meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 19.30 – unless otherwise advised.
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Society of St Vincent de Paul

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St Joseph’s Parish SVP

helping the homeless, hungry and needy in a variety of ways.

If you think you could join the St Vincent de Paul Society, or are interested to know more, please contact St Joseph’s SVP members via the Parish Office on: 020 8942 2602 or email at: secretary@stjoseph-newmalden.org.uk or: catholicnewmalden@icloud.com

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Our Parish is currently involved in four projects to help the homeless and hungry:

  1. Anonymous provision of 6 months rental for an otherwise homeless Parishioner.
  2. Our Annual Pre-Advent Charity Fayre.
  3. We’re about to get involved in a big way in the local Food Bank (next month).
  4. Preparations for our annual participationin the ecumenical Winter Night Shelter.

November ~ Month of the Holy Souls

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Pray for the Dead. They pray for you.

Holy Souls Envelopes are available in church. Include the names of your deceased Family and Friends – and a Mass offering – so that November Requiems can be offered for them throughout the Month of the Holy Souls, and also during 2014 . When completed, put your envelope into the collection basket at Mass or through the Presbytery letterbox as soon as possible.
On All Souls’ Day (Saturday 2 November) the 10.00 Mass will be a Requiem for All the Faithful Departed. Other Requiems will be offered throughout the ferial weekdays of November.

R.C.I.A.

RCIA
The 2013 R.C.I.A. Evangelium course commences Thursday 10th October at 19:45 in Room 3 of the Parish Pastoral Centre (PC3).
We especially invite and urge every Parishioner to come on this excellent course which explores Catholicism and covers the whole Catechism of the Catholic Church in 25 sessions on Thursday evenings for an hour-and-a-half from 19:45 to 21:15.
Beginning with The Meaning of Life, Part I of the Catechism covers the Creed in 10 sessions. Then Part 2, on theSacraments, flanks Christmas / New Year. Part 3 on the Moral Life prepares for Lent, while Lent is given to the Life of Prayer, and followed by Eastertide Catechesis until Pentecost.
Evangelium is based on wonderful Christian art, opens up history and our traditions from the earliest times to the present day Church, relating Religion and Science with our Faith and Reason.
Don’t miss out!
“Every Catholic needs to come on this programme.”
“If you’re serious about your Faith – don’t miss Evangelium.”
“For the Catholic answers to today’s questions” come on Thursdays
Evangelium is also for those who might think about becoming Catholics, or who just want to know what the Catholic Church believes and teaches.
Might this be the Year (of Faith) when you finally join the Catholic Church?

Maureen Selwood

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Parishioner, Maureen Oliver (known to most of us as Maureen Selwood), will be showing paintings at the Parallax Art Fair, and would like especially to welcome any parishioners, who might be interested, to a private view on Thursday 17 October, at 7.30pm. The location of the exhibition is the magnificent Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea. The exhibition itself will run from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19 October.
Much  of Maureen’s work is inspired by scriptural and religious subjects and she would be delighted to see friends from the parish on the Thursday evening.
If you’d like to join Maureen, please RSVP your attendance by Friday 11 October 2013 to privateviews@barlowfinedrawings.com. If, however, you are unable to make the private view, free weekend passes may by obtained by booking online at:  parallaxartfairlondon.eventbrite.co.uk

Stations of the Cross

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St Joseph’s is blessed to posses a beautiful set of early 20th Century bas relief Stations of the Cross.  A popular aide to our Lenten observance, they may also form part of our year-round devotions, as we reflect on how our Lord has won for us Salvation through His Passion, Death and Resurrection.
If you should find yourself unable to visit church on a particular occasion, you might like to use our new Sations of the Cross page, which depicts each of St Joseph’s Stations, together with a brief verse from Scripture. You’ll find the page by clicking here, or via ‘Our Parish’ > ‘Galleries’ > ‘Stations of the Cross’, above.

Year of Faith Pilgrimage to Littlemore and Oxford

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Our Parish YEAR OF FAITH PILGRIMAGES  continue on Monday 28th October (please note change of date from 14th) to Blessed John Henry Newman’s Rooms at Littlemore College, and the Oxford Oratory Newman Shrine. Coach seats are £25.  Please book and pay the Parish Office by next Sunday, 29th September.