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ST JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH

West Green
4 Vincent Road, London N15 3QH
Parish Office: 020-8888-5518 E-mail: westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
Facebook: West Green - St John Vianney Church
Website: stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk

25th DECEMBER 2018 - CHRISTMAS


THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

We begin by wishing you and all your


family and friends a very happy and
blessed Christmas!

Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus


Christ our Saviour. As the carol says: “Oh
come, let us adore him”. The Son of God
was born into our world: not in a palace What better reason is there to rejoice,
with pomp and ceremony, nor in power than to know that our God not only loves
and majesty, but in simple humility, in us and delights in us, but that He is also
poverty, in a stable, wrapped in with us, on our side?
swaddling clothes. With love, humility
and faith, let us gaze into the crib and The words of the angels on that first
adore our Servant King. Christmas night continue to ring in our
ears: “Do not be afraid. Listen. I bring
Today we adore not only the infant, but you news of great joy, a joy to be
also the grown man of Nazareth who our shared by the whole people. Today in
faith tells us is our Lord when we come the town of David, a saviour has been
together to celebrate Mass. The mystery born for you; he is Christ the Lord.”
of Christmas draws us into the life of God,
all the hopes and promises of God are This is the wonder, the joy, the mystery
fulfilled by his birth. These blessings are of Christmas we need to ponder on again
available to us – not just at Christmas – and again throughout the year. We are
but day after day, week after week as we not lost; we are not without a hope.
gather to celebrate Mass: Jesus is present There is good news for us, a cause for us
in the Eucharist, just as he was in to rejoice: we have a Saviour!
Bethlehem, Nazareth and Calvary.
So this Christmas, let us once again
We could do well to remember the joyful pledge our loyalty to Christ our Saviour,
words of the 3rd Sunday of Advent: and let the Holy Family of Bethlehem and
“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say Nazareth be our guide and refuge.
rejoice! [...] He (the Lord) will exult over
you; He will renew you with his love; He Have a blessed and joyful Christmas and
will dance with shouts of joy for you as New Year!
on a day of festival”. Sr. Devy and Fr. Joe
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY MORNING TEAS /COFFEE
IN LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS In the Parish Hall on Sunday,
after 9am and 11am Masses.
CHRISTMAS 2018 We also welcome parishioners and
MASS TIMES & SERVICES newcomers on Thursday mornings
after the 9:15am Mass.
CHRISTMAS EVE – MONDAY 24th
Family/Children’s Mass 7:00pm
Carol Service 10:00pm CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES
Mass of Christmas 10.30pm FOR 2018 - 2019
If you have any enquiries, please contact
CHRISTMAS DAY – TUE, 25th Sr. Devy on 07455 544 065 or
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD Parish Office on 020 8888 5518
Masses: 9:00am
11:00am FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME
Next session: Sat, 12th January at 10am
_________________________________ FIRST RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME
Registration is now open for children who
Wed, 26th to Sat, 29th 9:15am
had received their first Holy Communion in
Sat, 29th (Vigil mass) 6:00pm May 2018 to prepare for the Sacrament of
Sun, 30th December 9:00am Reconciliation. The first session will be on
11:00am Saturday, 19th January 12pm-1:15pm

Mon, 31st Dec 9:15am CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME


_________________________________ Next session: Sat, 12th January at 3:30pm.

NEW YEAR’S DAY – TUES 1st JAN 2019 RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR
(Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God) ADULTS (RCIA)
Tue, 1st January 9:15am Next session: Sat, 5th Jan + Mass 6pm

REMEMBRANCE TREE THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM


Our Remembrance Tree is up and we If you would like to have your child baptised
encourage parishioners to write the names of on the 12th January or later, the next
their loved ones and hang it on the tree. session will be on Monday, 7th & 21st
January 2019 at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall.
ADORATION OF Please contact the Parish Office to book your
THE BLESSED SACRAMENT place on the course.
Tuesdays after 9:15am Mass
and on the 1st Sunday after 11am Mass
WESTMINSTER 2019 YEARBOOKS
Available in the repository:
ROSARY
£4.50 per copy
Please join us in praying the Rosary at
8.45am on weekdays, before 9.15am Mass.
JUSTICE & PEACE COMMISSION
2019 CALENDARS
PARISH OUTREACH SOUP RUN With quotes from Laudato Si. Available for
The next Soup Run is on £2 each or 3 for £5 in the Repository
Sat. 05 January 2019: Group D
JAMES LEONARD DUCILLE A BIG
We pray for the repose of the soul of
James Leonard Ducille, RIP
His Requiem Mass will be held here on TO ALL WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED
Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 9:15am TO MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS
We remember his family and friends in our CELEBRATION SO WONDERFUL!
prayers. May he rest in peace ...the cleaning team
...the PowerPoint creator & operator
DANIEL RAHILLY ...the welcomers
We pray for the repose of the soul of ...the altar servers
Daniel Rahilly, RIP ...all the musicians and choir
His Requiem Mass will be held here on ...the children in the Christmas play
Monday 21st January 2019 at 10am ...their supporting parents/families
We remember his family and friends in our ...the Christmas play coordinators
prayers. May he rest in peace ...the readers
...the collectors
WESTMINSTER JOB VACANCY ...those who bring up the offertory gifts
JUSTICE & PEACE COORDINATOR ...the Eucharistic ministers
Location: West Green Parish and Vaughan ...all those who joined in the singing
House London. Contract type: Permanent. ...those who prepared the refreshments
Job Purpose: To serve the Westminster Justice ...those who’ve sent cards and gifts
& Peace Commission in coordinating Justice ...for all the smiles and well wishes
and Peace endeavours across the diocese.
Salary: £30,000 ...and to ALL of you, for being
Hours of Work: 35 hrs per week. part of our celebration!
Closing Date: 4th January 2019.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: There will be a special day organised on
Coordinate the Diocesan evangelical work of Saturday, 3rd March 2019 for all who
Justice and Peace in accordance with Catholic are involved in our liturgical celebration.
Social Teaching, through awareness-raising Please mark this date on your calendars
and coordinating action. See notice board for and we look forward to seeing you there!
full details.

APPLYING FOR A PLACE IN RECEPTION


AT ST. JOHN VIANNEY SCHOOL
FOR SEPTEMBER 2019
Application packs are now available from the
school office. See notice board for full details.
The deadline for ALL applications is
TUESDAY, 15th January 2019

ACTIVITIES IN THE PARISH HALL


Irish Dance Classes: Mondays, 7:30pm
Resumes on 7th January.
Karate Classes: Fridays Thank you for your cards and gifts
6:30pm for Children & 7:30pm for Adults.
Resumes on 12th January Fr Joe and the Parish Team
Entrance Antiphon
The Lord said to me: You are my Son. THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR
It is I who have begotten you this day. The repose of the soul:
First reading Daniel Rahilly
Isaiah 9:1-7 James Leonard Ducille
Sharon Stoker
Psalm 95:1-3, 11-13 Madeleine Holmes
Today a saviour has been born to us: he is Christ Elizabeth Miller
the Lord. Ellie Kimber
Second reading Jocelyn Luxon
Titus 2:11-14 RIP
Gospel Acclamation
RIP Anniversaries
Alleluia, alleluia!
Justina Ikediashi
I bring you news of great joy:
today a saviour has been born to us, Christ the
Special Intentions:
Lord.
The Bromfield Family
Alleluia!
Gabby Bromfield
Gospel Sinton Family
Luke 2:1-14 Claire White
Communion Antiphon Gayle White & Family
The Word became flesh, and we have seen his Mary Dove
glory. Paula Smith & Family
Patricia Doherty
MASS & SERVICE TIMES
And for the sick and those in our parish
Monday 9:15am
[7pm Mass, 10pm Carol Service Christmas Blessing
& 10:30pm Mass] Donor’s Intentions
The Verbum Dei Community
Tuesday 9:00am and 11:00am
Kim Cummins
Wednesday 9:15am Walter & Liz Heaton
Thursday 9:15am Janice Leckie
Christine & John Danaher
Friday 9:15am
Saturday 9:15am Birthday
[6pm – Sunday Vigil Mass] Christina Danaher
Rose Marie Soltz
Sunday 9:00am and 11:00am
NAMES NOT LISTED ABOVE
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION ARE LISTED IN OUR BOOK OF INTENTIONS.
Saturday: from 9:45am – 10:15am
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
PARISH TEAM Fri 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
Fr. Joe Ryan, Parish Priest To make an appointment
Sr. Devy Pranadjaja, Parish Sister Phone: 0208 888 5518 or
Germaine Ng Ying, Parish Admin/Secretary email westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
We cannot guarantee to have anyone available
outside of these hours.