Tuesday 23rd July, starting with 7pm Mass, and continuing with a celebration in the Hall. Please sign up on the list on the notice board if you can attend, to help with numbers for catering. The parish is providing all the refreshments, which will be Buffet-style party food, and of course Nigerian food too! Drinks will also be provided but please feel free to donate a bottle, which you can deposit in the coloured boxes in the hall corridor from this weekend, or bring on the day. Come and help Fr Uche celebrate 25 years of Priesthood.
Last Sunday 9th June 2019 saw the end of our First Holy Communion Programme for this year, with the Going Forth Mass, followed by Breakfast in the Hall. This was a very fitting end to the programme, so well-managed by the co-ordinator Tony and his team of catechists. The children received their Certificates and had a wonderful experience and the parents will have a memory to treasure. We are very grateful to Kerry who co-ordinated the party.
Special thanks also to Margarita, who made the amazing Cake and cup-cakes as you can see below. They tasted even more delicious than they looked!
In the busyness of life, with all the calls on our time and energy, find the peace and help that arises from a deeper relationship with Jesus and the Father, through getting to know the Holy Sprit.
Where: St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre
When: Tuesday evenings at 7.45pm
30 April – The Father’s Loving Plan
7 May – The Joy of the Gospel
14 May – The Gift of the Spirit
21 May – Unwrapping God’s Gift
28 May – The Cross – an optional evening in Half Term
4 June – Encountering God’s Spirit
11 June – Living in the Spirit
Each session starts with refreshments and a chance to meet other parishioners. At 8pm we will watch a video presentation by renowned speakers, followed by time in small groups to reflect, share and
develop any thoughts, themes or questions. We will close each session with prayer.
Sign-up sheets are located in the Narthex. For more information please contact Gill on 07956513695 or Monika on 07951105937.
We look forward to welcoming you! “The Gift” Team
This year’s RCIA Candidates and their sponsors attended the Rite of Election at St George’s Cathedral on Saturday 9th March 2019.
Thanks to our parishioners’ generosity, Fr Joseph Luzindana and his team have been able to furnish the St Joseph’s Home and Outreach Centre in Kampala with much-needed mattresses.
St Joseph’s New Malden parishioners first helped Fr Joseph realise the dream of building the centre as one of the parish’s Lenten Charities around ten years ago. However, with more and more people needing support from the centre, the running and upkeep costs have continued to grow.
St Joseph’s Home and Outreach Centre started as a home for vulnerable, marginalised and neglected children near Kampala and beyond, most of whom are orphans living in extreme poverty.
When these children and young people arrive at the centre, they are received with kindness. They are provided with education, rehabilitation, counselling and spiritual and social advice. Fr Joseph and his helpers aim to show these young people how much they matter, so that they can grow and enjoy God’s love.