11th February 2018 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Dear Friends,  

                      Leprosy like the plague is mentioned loud and clear in today’s readings. People lived in fear of it and all who showed outward signs on their skin were banished from home and the wider community.

We might ask ourselves who are the lepers in our day and how do we talk about them, think about them and who moves towards them to help like Jesus did?


Three people who added greatly to this parish life died unexpectedly last week. Please pray for them and their extended families:

Canon Frank Harrington, who was here from 1974-1979.

His Requiem will be held in Woking on Monday at 7.30pm and on Tuesday at 12 noon.           


Gabriel Oh, who served this community for decades, especially in ministry to the hospital and table tennis.

His Requiem mass will be held at 1.30pm on Tuesday 20th February.


Bernie Giles, who did so many things for and welcomed many generations to FPH and OLQH; including sacristy and in ministry to the hospital.

Her Requiem mass will be at 12 noon on Wednesday 7th March.

Please note that Lent begins this week – Scripture readings for Lent are on the porch table.

  • Ashes will be distributed at the morning mass on Ash Wednesday and at all the weekend masses. There will be no evening mass on Ash Wednesday.
  • On Monday and Tuesday evenings, the South Indian Community will have their retreat from 4-9.30pm (conducted in the Malayalam language)
  • No other liturgy on Tuesday


I will be attending Frank Harrington’s funeral mass in Ireland on Friday 16th.


God Bless,

                                                                                  Fr John



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