We hope you'll find a friendly and very active Catholic Community,
one that you'll be happy to belong to and to participate in.
But most of all, we hope you'll be able to encounter God's presence.
This is the Source and Summit of all that we are and all that we do. Fr Doug Bull
Week starting on the 21st January 2018
The Parish office will be closed from 24th January and will re - open on Monday 5th February
NEW FOR 2018
Join a new ten week programme of Chair based Yoga classes that will help build strength, Stability and flexibility in both mind and body. Suitable for all levels.
Commencing Thursday the 25th January 2-3.30 in Hartley Hall. Cost £1.50
The session will end with tea and talk time, hosted by the Diamond Club.
For more information contact Lesley Allen on 07729785843 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE – Friday Evening
We are all invited to Fr Regis’ Mass of Induction as “Parish Priest” at St Philip Neri, our neighbouring parish in Sydenham.
It seems that most of you who usually attend the evening mass here want to attend (as do the local priests). Our 8pm Mass on Friday will therefore be cancelled. The Church is at 208 Sydenham Road. The 202 takes you to the door and the 181 goes to Bell Green, a few minutes’ walk away. There may be lifts available to our usual mass attenders on a purely private arrangement so you are not deprived of mass that day.
Information Evening on Marriage Encounter to be held at St Joseph’s Bromley next FRIDAY EVENING at 7.30 pm to which all married couples are invited and welcomed to attend.More information here
LEWISHAM DEANERY FORMATION AND TRAINING EVENT FOR READERS.
Saturday 27th January Our Lady of Lourdes,
45b Burnt Ash Hill, SE12 OAE.
10.50-11.50 Speaker followed by discussion
11.50-12.10 What makes an effective reader at Mass (Fr Tom Creagh - Fuller).
12.10 – 12.30 Questions & Closing Liturgy
This event has been planned to support all those who currently read at Mass and any new or prospective readers.
It will also provide an insight into the personal spiritual development this ministry offers.
In order to have an idea of numbers it would be helpful if you could please contact the Forest Hill Parish office on 0208 690 4549.
NEW YEAR’S LUNCH
Thank you to everyone who supported the New Year celebration for the Diamond Club and housebound of the parish last weekend. Fr Doug, the drivers, the caterers, the young people from the parish who waited on tables, the raffle providers and hospitality team and those who cleared up and of course the school for welcoming us and enabling us to host the event. 78 people enjoyed a three course lunch commencing with a short service led by Tony Green and the Parish band followed by the fabulous Flying Finaldis who set the mood for a wonderful afternoon of celebrating community.
The SVP would like to thank all the generous Parishioners who anonymously donate to our work using the box at the back of the Church. Your donations are very much appreciated. We have requested a Mass to be celebrated for all our benefactors.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
The Corporate value of a string of pearls is the thread that holds it together!