ASCENSION THURSDAY Thursday 13th May 2021 is Ascension Thursday. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. We shall have two Masses at 10.00am and 8.00pm
FACE DAY OF PRAYER
The Sixth Sunday of Easter is the Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians when Eastern and Western Christians come together in communion through prayer.
During the Prayers of the Faithful today, we shall pray for Eastern Christians. If you wish to support them through the projects of the Eastern Catholic Churches, please donate by:
1 – giving online at www.facecharity.org/give
2 – texting DAYOFPRAYER to 70450 to donate £10 (*Texts cost £10 donation plus 1 standard rate message)
3 – writing a cheque made out to Fellowship and Aid to the Christians of the East, and sending to:
Judge Sykes Frixou (O’Callaghan – FACE Charity), York House, 23 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6YF
Fellowship and Aid to the Christians of the East is launching a prayer group to receive a monthly prayer intention for Eastern Christians.
To join visit: www.facecharity.org/prayergroup
CAFOD As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support to poor and marginalised communities. Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns, and set up safely run isolation & quarantine centres. You can donate online here: cafod.org.uk/give. Please keep praying for the people of India and all those affected by the pandemic.
MAY DEVOTIONS From 1st May we shall be having Rosary everyday by 6pm in the church and online except on Saturday when we shall have it before the Evening Mass.
BAPTISM Application Forms are now available online -this can be found under Sacraments. Please read the Baptism guide before completing the form. Thank you
NOTICES FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES 2021– (Please note that all activities will be held in the Church)
Confirmation classes resume on Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 6:30pm
Confession – Saturday 15th May 2021 at 10:30 am (All candidates should attend)
Rehearsal- Group 1: Wednesday 19th May 2021at 6:30pm
Rehearsal – Group 2: Friday 21st May 2021 at 6:30pm
Confirmation Mass – Group 1: Sunday 23rd May 2pm.
Confirmation Mass – Group 2: Sunday 23rd May 5pm.
Rite of Christian initiation of Adults is for adult converts to Catholicism who are yet to be baptised or received into the Church. It is open to those who are wishing to become Catholics. It is also open to Catholics who wish to deepen their understanding of the Catholic teachings, dogma, practices and faith. Any of these persons who is interested in the course should please pick a Form from the parish office or at the exit of the church.
Please complete it and return on or before the last day of the month of May.
PARISH REGISTRATION FORM
We expect every parishioner to complete this Form to enable us to update our database information on parishioners. This is very important for many reasons, including the signing of School Forms in the future. Those who may have any challenges with the completion of the Form should contact the Parish Office for assistance. We hope we shall all be able to complete this exercise on or before the last day of the month of May, 2021. Please click HERE for the Registration form.
FEDERATION OF ST ELPHEGE’S SCHOOLS
The school would like to inform parishioners that there is ongoing enrolment for Nursery admissions in September 2021. The school offers 15 or 30 hours and are open to admissions at this time. Interested parishioners can apply either by downloading the supplementary form from the school website (http://www.stelphegesrcschools.org.uk/admissions/info) or contact the school office for a hard copy.
Church Food Supplies
Considering this inconvenient time and its impacts on us all, we in St. Elphege’s Catholic Church, Wallington have decided to give a helping hand and support to individuals and families that may be in need of food and other supplies. We are grateful to all those who have contributed to this effort. We encourage those in need to come forward on Mondays, Fridays (10. 30 am – 12. 30 pm) and Sundays (11. 30 am – 12.30 pm) to collect what they need. Be assured of our prayers for you all at this life-altering time. The Lord is good, all the time! And all the time, the Lord is good!! Here is the list of food needed.
Alternatively, you can also donate to the Parish account- NATWEST ST ELPHEGE’S CHURCH Sort code: 60-22-20 A/C No. 25072528
NEW CHURCH SIGN IN – QR CODE
Please scan the QR Code at the entry of the Church or on the pews to sign in. iPhone users can scan the code with their camera and select the link shown. Android users may need to download a QR Code reader from the Google Play Store.
In accordance with the Prime Minister’s 31st July 2020 announcement, all Parishioners are requested to wear a face mask when entering the
Church. Thank you.
Due to COVID, Altar Servers are not able share Albs. Please contact the Parish Office to arrange collection of an Alb for your child’s sole use while they are Altar Servers. The Alb should be thoroughly washed (and ironed) before they are used.
Please note that Reconciliation now takes place in the Lady Chapel on every Saturday between 10:30 am -11:30 am & 5:15 pm to 6 pm.