Fr FRANK

CANON FRANK O’SULLIVAN RIP

21 May 1921 ~ 22 December 2020

Fr Frank at his 95th Birthday & 60th Ordination Anniversary

Please read short bio below, detailing especially his time with us at St Joseph’s, followed by his retirement until his recent death.

Details of his funeral are below.

Eternal Rest Grant unto him O Lord, and let Perpetual Light Shine upon him. May he Rest in Peace. Amen.

Canon Frank’s Funeral

Canon Frank’s Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday 20th January at 12 noon at St John the Baptist and will be livestreamed. The Principal Celebrant will be Archbishop John Wilson. Owing to current restrictions the maximum number of people who can attend is 30, and those places will be reserved for family.

His body will be received into church the night before (19th January) at 19:00 and there will be a private Vigil Mass at which Bishop John Hine will preside and preach. This will also be livestreamed.

Click on https://www.johnthebaptistpurley.org.uk/livestream/ to follow on the day.

Church re-opening from Saturday 9 January 2021

CHURCH RE-OPENING – Following a review of our counter measures against the Covid19 Pandemic, and of the availability of stewards,  we are pleased to report that commencing with the 10am Mass on Saturday 09 Jan 2021, St Joseph’s New Malden will re-open to the public for Holy Mass for all weekend Masses and all 10am weekday Masses, apart from Mondays & Fridays, when Mass will be live-streamed only.

You can book Masses here.

A reminder of how our booking system works and our live streaming timetable:

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Masses from 3 December

It has been confirmed by our diocese that no matter which tier we are in, parishioners will be able to participate and be present in person at Holy Mass from Thursday 3rd Dec 2020.

You can book Masses here.

A reminder of how our booking system works and our live streaming timetable:

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If you are a reader; extraordinary minister of Holy Communion; or a Steward, the Covid19 rotas will restart from Thursday 03 December 2020.

We look forward to seeing you in church.

Thank you

Donations during Coronavirus

You can now donate to St Joseph’s Parish in two ways during the coronavirus pandemic – by Paypal or using the handsets at the back of the church.

PayPal

For those who would like to continue their regular or occasional giving to St Joseph’s Parish, we now have a PayPal Link that will enable you to do so. All you need is to have your own PayPal Account.

Thank you on behalf of Fr Uche and the Parish.


The Archdiocese of Southwark has successfully signed up to PayPal as a registered charity. The Fundraising Team can set up each church with a dedicated PayPal donate button. We have decided to take advantage of this set up and you will now be able to access our new donation page here.
You can also click on the QR Code below if you have a smart phone:

When you donate you will be given an option to add a note, so please state there what the donation is for, eg. church donation, Mass Intention, Christmas Offering etc. Please email agnesvella@rcaos.org.uk or call 07488 241753 if you have any queries. Many thanks.

Contactless handsets in church

We are pleased to announce 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.

Blessing of Graves 2020 / November Holy Souls Envelopes

The annual Blessing of Graves was due to take place this coming Sunday, 8th November in Surbiton and Kingston Cemeteries.

Sadly this is now cancelled as per the new government guidelines. We continue to pray for our dearly departed, especially during this month of November.

If you wish your loved ones to be prayed for at the altar throughout the month, please put their names in an envelope, along with a donation if you can, and put it through the presbytery letterbox, or bring it to church by Wednesday, after which the church will be closed.

Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May They Rest in Peace. Amen

Pre-Advent Holy Hour

Calling all St Joseph’s young people,
We will be live-streaming another Holy Hour on Thursday 26th November at 8pm. 
The theme will be based on the story of the Prodigal Son and returning to God. 
Here are some suggestions of what you can contribute : 

  • A poster – you can either draw something by hand and send me a photo or screenshot or you can do the poster on the computer. 
  • Artwork depicting forgiveness and/or Reconciliation or the story of the Prodigal son and the characters in the story.
  • An audio recording of a Bible text about the theme. 
  • An audio recording of a worship song or hymn – sung or instrumental.
  • An audio recording of a reflection of one or all of the characters of the story.
  • An audio recording of a prayer.
  • An audio recording of your reflection on the story and you can relate it to an experience or current times.

 

Your contributions could also include something about returning to Jesus after some time away from the faith. 
You are also welcome to invite your friends to contribute. 
Please email your contributions to annedsilva@rcaos.org.uk by Monday 23rd November. 

The Bible Timeline Course

In this Year of the Word: The God Who Speaks, Jeff Cavins’ worldwide-famous Catholic Bible Study is being live-streamed, free of charge as a 7-session course on Wednesdays, starting on Wed 4th November 2020 @ 7pm.  For all that you need to know about this course, visit www.comeandsee.org, where you will also be able to register.  The course will be taught by Mauro Iannicelli.

Invite your friends and other parishioners.

Please see flyer below for an insight into what to expect.

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