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Father Uche Njoku joined St Joseph’s as parish priest in September 2016. Born in Nigeria on 13 July 1967 he joined the Holy Ghost Fathers at the age of 16 and was ordained a priest on 23 July 1994. He worked in Guinea Conarky as a missionary for nine years before coming to England in 2005. Between 2005 and 2006 he studied for a Masters degree in Justice and Peace at the Missionary Institute London, Middlesex University. From January 2007 to June 2007 he was Assistant Priest at St Peter the Apostle Chruch, Leamington Spa. From June 2007 to January 2012 he was Parish Priest at St Philip Neri Church, Smethwick and Priest Chaplin at St Paul’s School for Girls, Edgbaston, in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

From April 2012 to November 2015 Father Uche was Parish Priest at Our Lady of Grace Church, Charlton. In September 2015 he applied to the Archdiocese of Southwark for Incardnation. In March 2016 he was appointed Parochial Administrator of St John Fisher Church, Merton and on 13 June 2016 he was Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark.fr-uche

 

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Our parish

With more than 1,000 parishioners at Sunday Masses, and around 70 parish groups, St Joseph’s is a vibrant and varied parish, serving Catholics of every age, interest and background.

If you’re new to the parish, or just interested in Catholicism, why not come to Sunday Mass at 9.30am, 11.30am and 5.30pm or 6pm  on a Saturday. You are guaranteed a warm welcome. Then come and meets others over coffee (between the 9.30am & 11.30am Masses), and introduce yourself Father Uche or Deacon John-Simon.

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Mass & Devotions

Sunday Masses

Saturday 18:00 MASS Anticipated 1st Mass of Sunday
Sunday 09:30 MASS Children’s Liturgy Groups in Pastoral Centre
Sunday 11:30 MASS Solemn sung Latin
Sunday 17:30 MASS followed by Youth Clubs
Mass times for Christmas and Easter will be posted separately

Mass on Holy Days of Obligation

07:00, 10:00 & 20:00 MASS
08:30 & 11:30 MASS Masses for Holy Cross School (during term time)
14:15 MASS Mass in Corpus Christi School (during term time)

Daily Mass

07:00 MASS Except on Wednesdays, and as announced.
10:00 MASS Daily, Monday – SaturdayAlso at other times in our two schools as announced
Saturday
10:00 MASS Mass of the Day
18:00 MASS Anticipated first Mass of Sunday

Daily Devotions

Monday-Saturday 09:30 Lauds Nave
Sunday 09:00 (Morning Prayer) Lady Chapel
Monday-Saturday 10:30 Rosary Lady Chapel – EXCEPT THURSDAY due to Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Thursday 10:30-21:00
First Saturdays 10:30-11:30

Confession

Saturday After the 10:00 Mass (i.e. 10:30-11:30)
Before the 18:00 Mass (i.e. 17.15-17.45)
Additional times before Christmas and Easter
The Church porch is usually open from dawn to dusk for quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
The Church is open daily on weekdays from 06:30-07:30 and 09:15-10:45
Saturdays from 09:15-11:30 and 17:00-19:00
and Sundays from 08:45-12:30 and 16:30-18:30
On Thursdays the Church is open all day (09:15-21:00) for Eucharistic Adoration

Sunday Bulletin – Jesus Christ the King

JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE This Sunday is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, the last Sunday of the Church year. Next Sunday will be the First Sunday of Advent and the first day of the Church’s calendar (Year A).

PRE-ADVENT FAYRE is this weekend. Pop into the Hall after 6pm Mass on Saturday, & on Sunday, after 9.30 & 11.30am Mass only. Proceeds to go to St Joseph’s School in Boffa, Guinea. Please give your support.

CONFIRMATION 2017 forms are to be returned no later than TODAY Sunday 20th November, in person to Fr Uche, or through the Presbytery letter box.

MOTHERS PRAYERS – This month’s meeting in the Lady Chapel is as usual on the 4th Tuesday of the month – this Tuesday 22nd – at 8pm. All welcome.

BILLINGS NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: Thursday 24th November. Couples who are interested and would like more information are encouraged to drop in at St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre PC2 (upstairs on the first floor) between 7.30 and 8.30pm, where there will be someone to answer your questions.

NEW ALTAR SERVERS’ TRAINING – last session is this Friday 25 November.

THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL – is next meeting this Friday 25 November. Parishioners were asked to let the Parish Office know by the end of last week of any items they could suggest for discussion at this meeting

CHRISTMAS PARISH LUNCH – is on the 2nd Sunday of Advent, 4th December., @ 1pm. If you haven’t yet signed up on the list in the narthex, please do so by next weekend, 27th November, so that our dedicated and hard-working team can be aware of numbers and prepare accordingly. Please pre-pay if at all possible. NB. Because of the preparation for this lunch, there will be no refreshments after the 9.30 Mass, and no Children’s Liturgy in the Hall on the 4th December.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK: Sun. (Sat) 6pm Sarah Gourlay RIP, 9.30 John Gaffney RIP, 11.30 Daphne Wilkinson RIP, 5.30 People of the Parish; Mon. 7. Laurence Patrick Burbridge RIP 10. Betty Booth RIP; Tue. 7. Eliza Hoskins RIP, 10. Mgr Hugh Hunt RIP; Wed. 10. November Requiem; Thurs. 7. Regis Downey, 10. Special Intention; Fri. 7. November Requiem, 10. November Requiem; Sat. 10. November Requiem; Next Sun. (Sat) 6pm Teresa Wright RIP, 9.30 Betty Burke RIP, 11.30 People of the Parish, 5.30 Mrs M Maharaj

SHRINE LAMPS THIS WEEK: Our Lady: Mrs Joan Gibbons RIP (both lamps) Sacred Heart: Lauren’s Good Health & Wellbeing St Joseph: Nora Keigher’s Health St Therese / St John Fisher: Therese Hoey’s Wellbeing St Thomas More / St Anthony: Mark, Gaynor & Children St Pius X: Fr David Hutton’s Health

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS IN OUR BOOKSHOP Visit us in the Pastoral Centre to browse our wide variety of Charity Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars, Advent Wreaths & Candles. See our wonderful range of children’s Christmas story books, colouring books and other gift ideas. Every Catholic home needs a Christmas Crib – come in and see our selection of Cribs and Bambini. Come and browse after any weekend Mass.

EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION & READERS We are inviting parishioners to contact the Parish Office if they are interested in becoming Readers at Mass, of if they would like to nominate others to be considered for Commissioning as Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

NEW HYMNBOOK SPONSORING – The parish has bought new hymnbooks which will start being used from Advent. If you wish to sponsor one or more of them In Memory of a Loved One, or In Thanksgiving for someone, please email or write to the Parish Office with the name you wish to appear on the inside of these hymnbooks. The price for sponsoring each book is £8, so please include that in cash or a cheque payable to ‘St Joseph’s Catholic Church’.

USED UNLOCKED MOBILE PHONES FOR THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA – If you have a working UNLOCKED mobile phone you no longer need, please consider donating it to someone who is in desperate need. We are hoping to send working mobile phone to the Republic of Guinea in time for Christmas, so please drop any of these phones – weekends only – by Sunday 11th December, in a special box provided in our usual drop-off point next to the fayre boxes.

SHINE A LIGHT APPEAL – Will you a Shine a Light of Hope for families in Syria and Iraq this Advent? Stand up for faith and freedom on #Red Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, when Aid to the Church in Need are marking the launch of their Religious Freedom in the World Report, the following day. This is ACN’s landmark assessment of persecution and intolerance around the globe, and #Red Wednesday is happening to honour those killed in acts of religious hatred and in solidarity with millions of people, targeted for their beliefs and living in fear. In partnership with ACN, on the evening of #Red Wednesday, Westminster Abbey & Westminster Cathedral will light up their iconic facades in Red. This profound act of solidarity will be joined by other faith groups as a tribute to all who, in recent times, have suffered injustice and risk their lives for their faith. You are invited to be a part of #Red Wednesday and make a stand against religious persecution and for peace and tolerance by: •wearing a distinctive item of red clothing on 23rd November – a symbol of the innocent victims of religious persecution, and share posts and tweets using #Red Wednesday •hold a One Minute Silence to reflect on and pray for people who suffer for their beliefs •get informed and read ACN’s Religious Freedom in the world Report findings at Religion freedom report from 24th November Please get involved – this is important for all of us! We need to make our world a safer place. Thank you for you solidarity and prayerful compassion.

THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE LITURGICAL YEAR CHRIST THE KING The feast of Christ the King is celebrated in the Roman Catholic church in honour of Jesus Christ as lord over all creation. This feast was created by Pope Pius XI in 1925. This is a medieval feast which uses the metaphor of “King”, a powerful one in those days, to describe the role of Jesus. The Kingdom of God is the central teaching of Jesus throughout the Gospels. The word kingdom appears more than any other word throughout the four Gospels. Jesus begins His public ministry by preaching the kingdom. “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel (Mark 1:14)

PRAYER TO CHRIST THE KING

Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of the universe. All that has been created has been made for You. Make full use of Your rights over me. I renew the promises I made in Baptism, when I renounced Satan and all his pomps and works, and I promise to live a good Christian life and to do all in my power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You my efforts in order that all hearts may acknowledge Your Sacred Royalty, and that thus the Kingdom of Your peace may be established throughout the universe. Amen.

——————————————————————————————————————SUNDAY MASS TIMES (Sat.) 6.00pm Vigil Mass 9.30am Mass 11.30am Solemn Mass 5.30pm Mass

WEEKDAY MASSES Monday 21st 7 & 10am Mass The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Tuesday 22nd 7 & 10am Mass St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr Wednesday 23rd 10am Mass Feria, or St Clement I, Pope & Martyr, or St Columban, Abbot Thursday 24th 7 & 10am Mass St Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, & Companions, Martyrs Friday 25th 7 & 10am Mass Feria, or St Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr Saturday 26th 10am Mass Feria, or Our Lady

OTHER SERVICES Rosary: Monday- Saturday after the 10am Mass (except Thurs) Eucharistic Adoration: Thursdays from 10am Mass, all day, until 9pm.

CONFESSIONS Thursday 6.30 – 7.30pm; Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30 & 5.15 – 5.45.

READINGS AT MASS

Sundays Year C; Weekdays cycle 2 This Sun: 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43 Christ the Universal King M. Apoc 14:1-3,4-5; Luke 21:1-4 T. Apoc 14:14-19; Luke 21:5-11 W. Apoc 15:1-4; Luke 21:12-19 Th. Apocalypse 18:1-2,21-23, 19:1-3,9; Luke 21:20-28 F. Apocalypse 20:1-4,11 – 21:2; Luke 21:29-33 S. Apoc 22:1-7; Luke 21:34-36

Next Sun: Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44 1st Sunday of Advent (Year A)

ROTAS Team 3 today; Team 4 next Sunday 27th November. _________________________________________________________________

COLLECTIONS last weekend: Gift Aid Standing Orders £ 1,297 +Gift Aid weekly envelopes £ 687 +Cash £ 659 = Parish total £ 2,643 Archbishop’s Admin Fund £ 255

CONTACTS: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, New Malden Sunday 20th November 2016   Telephone: 020 8942 2602 Divine Office Week 2 St Joseph’s Presbytery / Parish Office 1 Montem Road New Malden Surrey KT3 3QW

Fr Uche Njoku (Parish Priest): uchenna_njoku@yahoo.com Deacon John-Simon Lawson: revjohnsimonnm@gmail.com Parish Secretary: Mrs Agnes Vella Parish Treasurer: Mr David Roberts Director of Music: Dr Matthew Ward catholicnewmalden@icloud.com dgr3@hotmail.com mjcward1@gmail.com Safeguarding Rep: Mr Andrew Stables: 020 8942 7942 Pastoral Centre Manager: Mr Oliver Patton: 020 8942 3356

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 12.30pm – so weekday mornings are the best time to call. Kingston Road New Malden http://www.stjoseph-newmalden.org.uk