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Year of the Word

 Parish Newsletter

Newsletter for Sunday 17 October 2021

Sheets for your Mass Intentions for the month of November [Holy Souls] are available here

We hope that you will find the site a useful resource containing information on all aspects of our parish life and community and we welcome views. Check out our Weekly News page to find out what's happening in the parish. We encourage you to provide us with your own ideas so that we can be certain that we're meeting the needs of the community.

We love to welcome new parishioners into our Church, and hope that you would make yourself known to us if attending Mass at St. Erconwald’s Church




St. Laurence’s Larder


As in previous years we will be supporting “The Larder” [formerly known as “St.

Lawrence’s larder”]. Please bring your “food items” when you attend Mass.

Caritas Westminster



For further readings and meditations see


See also the Jesuits'

Sacred Space Daily Prayer Site


to the website of


Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Psaila


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112 Carlton Avenue East, Middlesex HA9 8NB

Tel.: 020 8904 6031

Email: wembley3@rcdow.org.uk

Streaming: https://www.churchservices.tv/wembley3

Booking to attend Mass: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/wembleyprestonroad/events

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for October 2021

Pope’s Prayer Intention:

Evangelisation - Missionary disciples

We pray that every baptised person may be engaged in evangelisation, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel

Go to Pope’s Worldwide Network of Prayer website

Church limited opening: see below


Mass will be at 9.30am Monday to Friday [except Thursday], Saturday 05.30pm and Sunday10.00am.

As from September 2021 all Masses will be public and livestreamed::




If you would like a Mass offered for a specific intention please book this via email to: wembley3@rcdow.org.uk giving the name for whom Mass is intended; reason [RIP, Intention, other]; Name of person requesting and contact number. Mass offerings can be made through: Virgin Money Giving by visiting https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/wembleyprestonroad/donate/ [suggested donation £10.00] or leave in an envelope in the internal post box when the Church reopens..


In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the guidance from the Bishops Conference the Church is only open for limited purposes. From September 2021, all Masses will be public, with the Intentions indicated in the weekly newsletter. Masses will continue to be live-streamed, with the weekend Masses recorded. We are also encouraged to care for each other by being attentive to the needs of our neighbour, especially the elderly and vulnerable; contributing to our local food banks [box available at the lady Chapel]; volunteering for charitable initiatives and organisations; simply keeping in touch by all the means open to us.


You must not attend Church if you or someone you live with has cold or flu like symptoms.

You must not attend Church if you or someone you have had contact with has tested positive for COVID-19.

You must inform the Parish Office if you or someone you live with/have had contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.



Booking by phone if no internet available: you can call the parish office on 020 8904 6031 [press option 2 when prompted] You can also use the QR Code at the Church’s entrance or exit.


Offertory Envelopes and other donations can be placed in the Collection Box at the entrance of the Church or at the exit. Please no coinage at this time.

There are a number of cashless methods now available:

1. Standing Order [preferred method]

2. Make a donation via our website: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/wembleyprestonroad/donate/

3. Via Virgin Money Giving [state reason for donation in the message box].


4. Via Dona [the company who supply our card readers].


Donations, Mass Intentions and Repository payments can also be made via new card readers in Church

[If you are a tax payer, please Gift Aid your donation]


As from September all Masses will be public, It is important that we continue to ensure that the Church remains a safe place where people gather to worship. The overriding principles continue to be that we need to maintain preventative practices to stop the spread of the disease: these include taking account of the prevailing local conditions, continuing to use sanitisers and wearing face masks [unless you are unable to do so for medical reasons], general cleaning to a good standard (with attention to frequent touchpoints), maintaining 1 metre+ separation, good ventilation [doors will remain open during Mass and the heating has to remain off], registration of track and trace details [we are still obliged to keep record of people attending], and continuation of stewards at Mass. Full details can be found on the Church’s website.

Download full copy of Coming to Mass at St Erconwald’s Guidance

For further information and resources please see

Prayer during the Coronavirus pandemic

Diocesan Facebook page with video messages from the Cardinal including message re Thursday Mass for carers

UK Catholic Directory

“No one is alone!” a leaflet for when Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

St Erconwald Parish Guidance for Coming to Mass as at 19 July 2021

List of prayers and online resources on Diocesan website

Diocesan newspapers online

The Westminster Record Current and Past Editions

The Passage


To mark 40 years of service to homeless people this Lent the

Passage have produced 40

reflections for Lent each marking a year of service and reflecting on the needs of

homeless people today. If you would like to share in their Lenten journey please

contact Andrew Hollingsworth: Andrew.h@passage.org.uk tel. 020 7592 1886


CAFOD is responding to significant crises across the world. They are working with local Church organisations in Haiti to deliver emergency aid to people affected by the catastrophic earthquake and tropical storm. In the tragic situation in Afghanistan, they are working to ensure the safety of their local partners and their communities. They are supporting local aid workers to deliver urgent food and water supplies to hundreds of thousands of people facing extreme hunger in Tigray in Ethiopia, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria. You can read more about how we can all express solidarity with our sisters and brothers affected by these emergencies on the CAFOD website: https://cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news.. Your compassion, generosity and prayers have helped CAFOD to stand together and enable them to to continue to support communities in these difficult times. Thank you

St. John Paul II

From the 14th – 22nd October, in the lead up to the Second Reading, the bishops encourage the faithful to unite for nine days of prayer, seeking the intercession of St. John Paul II, as part of our efforts to help defeat this attempt to legalise assisted suicide.

Download novena here