International Day of Prayer For Eastern Christians – One Faith, One Family, One Hope
Sunday 22nd June is a day of prayer, organised by the British Catholic Charity Fellowship and Aid to Christians of the East (FACE) and Oeuvre d’Orient, together with the Congregation for Oriental Churches and the Eastern Catholic Churches, offers Eastern and Western Christians an opportunity to unite in prayer during the season of Easter with the participation of Christians from all over Europe, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and India. Our second collection next Sunday will be taken to support FACE’s charitable projects in the Middle East and Ukraine under the patronage of the Eastern Catholic Churches.
Sycamore Gift Course For Couples May 2022
A new exciting free online course, for engaged and married couples, has been developed in collaboration with the Southwark Marriage and Family Life team and Sycamore, a programme about the Christian faith by Fr Stephen Wang. Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) consists of four hour-long sessions via Zoom and runs on Tuesday evenings from 8 – 9 p.m. beginning 3rd May 2022 and continuing on May 10, 17 and 24th 2022. To register go to http://www.aec.rcaos.org.uk/together
Silver Jubilee of Ordination – Fr. John Boyle
Fr. John, a former Parish Priest here at St. Simon’s, has written to us to let us know of his Silver Jubilee in March and has sent details of his parish’s celebration in May to which he would welcome anyone from the parish who would like to attend. He is now at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Cottage Grove, Oregon. Please see the noticeboard.
If you would like to contribute to the gift we are sending to Fr. John Boyle on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee of Ordination please place our donation in an envelope clearly marked ‘Fr. John Boyle’ and place it in any of the collection bags/boxes over the next few weeks. We will be sending the gift in time for the celebration on May 6th.
International Mass 10 a.m. Pentecost Sunday 5th June 2022
An opportunity to celebrate and thank God for the Catholic faith shared among the many nationalities represented in the parish, followed by sharing food and in the Hall. Any parishioners from the various nations and groups in the parish who would like to be involved with helping to organise the Mass, volunteering as singers, readers or supplying food and drink etc, please see Titus Soter or Thereza Baker.