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Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish

9 Crescent Gardens, Wimbledon Park
London, SW19 8AJ
Parish Priest: Fr. Anthony Plummer
Email: wimbledonpark@rcaos.org.uk Telephone: 020 8946 2091

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One theme each Weekday Mass

On ferias the Lectionary gives us two readings which are unconnected. In order to help the celebrant and congregation take away a message for the day, I have found it helpful to find one single idea arising from the two passages of scripture given for the day - One Theme Each Weekday Mass. - Fr Anthony Plummer

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Social Media

CTK FACEBOOK GROUP: Our CTK Facebook group has over 160 members! It is a private, ‘closed’ group, so please do ask to join if you are on Facebook – Parishioners/Friends of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park.

Find us on Instagram at ctkwimbpark.

And follow us on Twitter @CTKWimbPark.

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New Parishioners

Welcome!

Please take a Parish Directory Leaflet (light blue). Ask a Welcomer. Also, complete Parish Registration & Gift Aid Forms, at church entrance & return them to the Presbytery letter box at 9 Crescent Gardens.

There is usually at least one person to welcome people as they come into Sunday mass. Please make yourself known to them or to the priest. After the 10.30 a.m. Mass ALL are invited into the hall for a cuppa and chat. This is an easy way of getting to know fellow parishioners or just arranging dates with the priest.

For more information see our Parish directory.

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Gift aid and standing orders

Please consider joining the gift aid scheme and also setting up a standing order in favour of Christ the King. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a wonderful way to make your offertory donation more valuable to Christ the King. Standing order forms make it even easier to make a regular contribution to the parish.

Download the Parish Pledge and Gift Aid Form.

QR code

Parishioners can use their smart phones to scan this QR code to make donations to any of our weekly collections and also Easter Offering. These donations can be gift-aided – just following the instructions on the screen. The QR code will take you to our parish Give A Little web donation page.

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Sacraments

Baptisms: Please see Fr Anthony. Baptism dates and Preparation Sessions for 2019 are listed in the porch

Marriages: You need to give at least 6 months’ notice.

Confession: on Saturdays, 10am-10.30am and 5.30pm-5.45pm, or just ask

Baptism dates and preparation sessions for 2020 are listed in the porch

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HOSPITAL CONTACTS

If you or a member of your family are admitted to one of these hospitals, do please let the hospital’s Catholic chaplain know:

- St George’s Hospital: Fr Mark Higgins (020 8725 3069)

- St Helier & Epsom Hospital: Fr Philip Pak (020 8296 3069)

- Kingston Hospital: Fr Tony Oleh (020 8546 7711)

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Parish prayer

Father, pour out your Spirit upon the people of this parish and grant them a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your word, and a consecration to your service.

That your love may grow among us and your kingdom come, through Christ our Lord. Amen

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Parish Safeguarding team

The Archdiocese of Southwark is committed to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The Diocese co-operates fully with CSAS, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service, which aims to help the Church become an example of best practice in the Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and develop a "culture of vigilance" to ensure that children and vulnerable adults in our care are kept safe from harm.

If you have any worries or concerns about Safeguarding please email either Celine Duckworth at wimbledonparksg1@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or Simon Cowdry at wimbledonparksg4@safeguardrcaos.org.uk or alternatively ring/text 07565 141 281.

Reporting abuse

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese. You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office by telephoning 0207 261 1606 or via email at safeguardingoffice@rcaos.org.uk.

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

John 3:16

Church open

There is public Mass every day.

Our church is open seven days a week, until 7:30pm.

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Latest newsletter

- 12 June 2022, Trinity Sunday (C)
- 5 June 2022, Pentecost Sunday (C)
- 29 May 2022, 7th Sunday of Easter (C)

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Return to Mass

GOOD NEWS. The Bishops of England and Wales now believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply.
So, from June 4th, we are obliged to worship God at Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation.
We look forward to seeing you unless, of course, there are other reasons, such as health, why you cannot join us.

Your Church needs you!

LET US WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD UP OUR CHURCH FOLLOWING OUR EXPERIENCES WITH THE COVID VIRUS.

WE NEED:
- ALTAR SERVERS
- CATECHISTS FOR THE CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
- GREETERS AT SUNDAY MASSES
- CLEANERS
- MISSIO RED BOX ORGANISER
- EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS.

PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU CAN HELP: wimbledonpark@rcaos.org.uk.

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From the newsletter

WELCOME BACK to those who returned to Mass last weekend for the first time since the start of the Pandemic. The bishops of England and Wales have said that Catholics should return to Mass from last weekend of Pentecost. “the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply”. Please pass this message to those who may not have heard it.

GOOD NEWS – Our Parish QR CODE, (on the back page), is now working and so is one Card Payment Machine at the back of the church. Both can be used to make your contributions to First & Second Collections.

CONFIRMATION MASS – NEXT SUNDAY 19 JUNE AT 10.30AM: Next Sunday 19 June we look forward to welcoming Bishop Paul Hendricks who will Confirm eight young parishioners during the 10.30 Mass. Please note that one bench will be reserved for each Candidate and their family and friends.

MORE ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED URGENTLY FOR ALL MASSES! Please speak to Fr Anthony or Michael.

SENIORS’ JUBILEE CREAM TEA – SUN 19 JULY – 4PM IN THE HALL: Please save the date for this special event! Sign-up sheets will go out on weekend of 25/26 June.

CTK DEPAUL UKRAINE APPEAL - UPDATE: Our Depaul Ukraine parish appeal will remain open on an ongoing basis. As Depaul’s Mark McGreevy has said: “While the war continues, the need for humanitarian aid will continue to grow, and even sustaining our current levels of 80-100 tonnes per week will be no mean feat. But we are also starting to plan what comes next. We know that people will need significant help to deal with the effects of trauma, financial and practical support for those who have lost their homes, help with employment and benefits, legal assistance for those who have lost all their identity documents, and so much more. We have over 30 years’ experience of helping people with all these challenges and are well-placed to deliver this support, but we are going to need all the financial help we can get.” Please consider giving to the Parish Depaul Ukraine Appeal if you are able to. You can give via a number of ways: the Ukraine candles stand (cash); cheque to parish office; the contactless card payment machine / QR code at back of church; or via our parish Just Giving link: Depaul Ukraine Appeal Christ the King Wimbledon Park.

MISSIO – RED BOXES: Despite the world’s calamities: Covid, war and looming economic disaster, the work of Missio still goes on in some of the poorest places on earth. One of the best ways to help Missio financially is to return the RED BOXES full of as much cash as you can spare. Please return the boxes to Fr Anthony. Many thanks from John Pedder.

CTK GIFT AID SCHEME: If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid is a wonderful way to make your offertory donation more valuable to your church – by an extra 25%. Also, you have the option of setting up a Standing Order which makes it even easier to make a regular contribution to the parish. Please download & complete the form available from our website. Or pick up the form from the Repository at the Church entrance. Completed forms can be returned either by email to our parish office or put through the Presbytery door. For those not yet on the scheme please do consider joining up.

POST 10.30AM TEA, COFFEE & CONVERSATION IN HALL: All are invited to come and have a cup of coffee/tea, biscuits and a chat. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SERVE THE DRINKS – Sign- up sheets are on the notice board in the hall kitchen. So please do sign up if you want this to continue – Thanks!

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS: Join us every THURS at 7-7.30pm in the Church to pray for children/grandchildren. For info contact Marie - see newsletter for details.

INVITATION TO A TALK ‘CHURCH TEACHING ON RIGHT TO LIFE’ by Anscombe Bioethics and Right to Life this Weds 15 June at 7.15pm at St Boniface Café (Hall), at St Boniface Church Tooting, SW17 9PG. See poster in lobby for more info.

A MASS TO CELEBRATE YOUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Are you celebrating your 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or any later wedding anniversary this year? Or did you last year? If so, Archbishop John Wilson invites you to join him in celebrating a Mass for married couples at 3pm on Saturday 9 July at St George’s Cathedral. Book in advance and by doing so you will then receive a personal written invitation from Archbishop John. Children (and grandchildren) are welcome to accompany you to the Mass. To book or for more details email mflsw@rcaos.org.uk.

COVID-19 - latest guidance: Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales - Guidance for Churches from 28 January 2022.pdf.

FACE MASKS: In line with the relaxing of restrictions, the wearing of face masks is no longer mandatory in public spaces. However, you may wish to continue to wear a face covering whilst in the church building. There is no need for formal social distancing in church, although those present should be sensitive to the needs of others around them.

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Daily Masses: Live streaming from various churches can be found on the internet.
- e.g. There are live Masses, Prayer, Rosaries from morning to night from around GB & Ireland. Go to: churchservices.tv/eltham and select 'WHAT'S ON NOW' or 'SCHEDULES'.
- For Mass Readings for each day go to: Readings at Mass - Universalis.

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IMPORTANT: If you have a loved one go into hospital, please let the CATHOLIC chaplain know.

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