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New Parishioners

Welcome!

Please complete a Parish Registration Form, available from the carousel at the back of church and return it to the Presbytery letter box at 9 Crescent Gardens, just around the corner.

For more information see our Parish directory.

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Sacraments

Baptisms: Please see Fr Anthony. Baptism dates and Preparation Sessions for 2018 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

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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.

The members of the Safeguarding team at Christ the King are Celine Duckworth, David Boyce and Simon Cowdry.

"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

Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish

9 Crescent Gardens, Wimbledon Park
London, SW19 8AJ
Parish Priest: Fr. Anthony Plummer
Telephone: 020 8946 2091

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Latest newsletter:

22 April 2018, Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year B)

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Dates for your diaries

Silver Screening Cinema Outing – Thurs 26 April at 11am, Wimbledon Odeon (See note below for info)

Quiz in aid of Depaul UK – Sat 28 April at 7.15pm in the hall

Children’s Table Top Sale – Sun 29 April from 11.30am-1pm in the hall

Confirmation Ceremony – Sat 9 June at 6.00pm Mass

First Holy Communion Ceremony – Sun 24 June at 10.30am Mass

AFTER 10.30 MASS COFFEE MORNING: every Sunday in the hall – all welcome!

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From the newsletter

SVP COFFEE MORNING – took place on Thursday – was well attended and raised £156.00. Many thanks to the team and to all who came along & contributed!

CHILDREN’S TABLE TOP SALENEXT Sunday 29 April, 11.30am-1pm: Last few places available. (Contact Katharine on 07936 348 488) – as well as a spring clean of outgrown toys, books or clothes, young parishioners are free to sell cakes, plants or anything they’ve made. £10 per table to support our twin parish in Lima. Whichever Mass you attend – please come and support us!

ROSARY ON THE COAST: NEXT SUNDAY 29 APRIL – join in the day of pilgrimage & prayer – local options are either St George’s Cathedral Rosary on the Embankment, meet at 2.30pm and walk or meet outside the Festival Hall at 3pm or St Boniface Church, Tooting at 3pm. See blue flyer for more info or visit www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk

SILVER SCREEN CINEMA OUTING – ‘DARKEST HOUR’: The SVP is planning our next trip to the cinema for the over-55s. Despite the snow on 1 March, the first trip was a great success. The Oscar winning film about Churchill, ‘Darkest Hour’, is showing at Wimbledon Odeon on Thursday 26 April at 11am. Tickets again £3 with a cup of tea and a biscuit. If you would like to come along, please sign up on the sheet on the newsletter table.

DEPAUL UK QUIZ NIGHT – next Sat 28 April 2018 – ONLY 15 TICKETS LEFT! The Depaul quiz takes place next Saturday 28 April. Doors and bar open from 6.45pm for 7.15pm start. As always, please bring food to share. There will be a bar & raffle. Tickets at £7.50 - email or call - DETAILS IN THE NEWSLETTER.

SPECIAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARY? If you are celebrating your 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th or 60th plus – Archbishop Peter would like to invite you to a Mass in celebration of marriage at St George’s Cathedral on Sat 16 June at 3pm. Please sign up on the sheet on the newsletter table. More details - see CONTACT DETAILS IN THE NEWSLETTER.

PARISH MISSION: Our Parish Team suggested that we could do with a Mission here. We have a great congregation but we could improve considerably to carry out the Mission that Christ gave to us in Wimbledon Park. We thought that SPRING 2019 would be the best. Having looked around at who might lead us, we found an excellent Jesuit, Fr Simon Bishop. This weekend we welcome Fr Simon and his team of 3 lay people to make a preliminary visit to get to know us. Friday night of 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April. I would dearly love ANYONE who would like to help this Team prepare for our Mission by giving advice, insights, information of past Missions etc, or just anyone who loves our Parish – to meet with their Team. The Formal Meeting will take place after 10.30am Mass on Sunday but if you cannot come then, after 6pm Mass or anytime just pop in to say, ‘Hello’. Yes, really. Please do not be shy to make them welcome and to help them understand who we are and what are our particular needs. Every parish is different and is made up of different types of people. So, they want your insights. Thank you.

GOING INTO HOSPITAL: I shall be going to St George’s Hospital for a little heart valve replacement this Tuesday 24th April for about a week and then will be away for about 2 weeks or so. Hopefully I will be back for light duties in mid-May, but will be not allowed to drive for 6 weeks after the operation.
We are blessed that Fr Michael Holman SJ or one of his colleagues from Wimbledon will be pleased to supply here for WEEKENDS during that period. Fr Michael is a lovely man and I am so pleased he has agreed.
Weekends, First Confessions, maybe First Communion, Confirmation, Baptisms and Funerals will be covered as well as Baptism Preparation but not First Communion Parents’ Preparation.
Please watch the newsletter so you are not caught out by changes.
In Emergency the Jesuits are happy to be called. Fr Michael’s mobile: 07816 872 592. Jesuit Community: 020 8947 8294.

COELIAC hosts are available at each Mass in a pyx beside Fr Anthony

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – LAST PARENTS’ MEETING THIS MONDAY 23rd with Fr Antony at 8pm.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION: The seventeenth Preparation Session, ‘Jesus’ Resurrection & His Forgiveness of Sins’, for those enrolled, takes place this Sunday 22 April 2018. The eighteenth session, ‘Sacrament of Reconciliation – 1’ will follow next Sunday 29 April

CONFIRMATION: Confirmation is scheduled for Saturday 9 June 2018 at 6pm with the Retreat taking place from Friday 18 May – Sunday 20 May. The third preparation session, for those enrolled, will take place this Thursday 26 April at 8-9pm in the Hall.

 

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