..... to the People of God may be read here. It has been widely available elsewhere since is was published, but is of sufficient importance to bring to your attention should you not have already read it.
..... to Father Michael Jones, Parish Priest here from 1993-2004, who celebrates the Ruby Anniversary of his Ordination on the great feast of Christ the King on Sunday 25 November.
Today there was a special Mass at his parish of St. John Vianney in Bexleyheath to mark the occasion. In a crowded church he spoke, amongst many other things, warmly of his time at St. Bart's and has lost none of his wonderful sense of humour! Among the many members of the clergy on the sanctuary (and in the pews beyond!) were Father Tom Scannell and Father John McGowan (who gave the homily).
Father Tom was a curate here from 1997 to 2000, and retired last month as Parish Priest of Our Lady of Loreto and St. Winefride's, Kew. Father John and his family were Norbury parishioners, and he is a member of the Carmelite Priory Community in Kensington. Also present was Deacon Paul Milligan.
Our Repository is now fully stocked for Christmas.
The shop is manned by volunteers and is open before the Saturday evening Mass and after all the Sunday Masses.
We shall be having a Parish Lenten Mission from 6 to 12 April 2019, given by the Redemptorist Fathers. Details will be given as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please do note in your diaries.
Following on from our successful and prayerful day earlier this year, we are delighted to announce that we shall be hosting another Day With Mary here on Saturday 16 November 2019.
Two wonderful whole-parish events at St. Bartholomew's.
As a further guide to prayer, we now have a Dedications page indicating the subjects that the Church suggests we focus on with our daily and monthly prayers. It is to be found under Thoughts and Prayers at the head of each page.
We acknowledge with gratitude the courtesy of Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman, in permitting us to share them with you.