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15
Jun 2024

Click here for our latest newsletter Our First Reading this week is taken from Ezekiel 17:22–24: I, the Lord, bring low the high tree and lift high the lowly tree.Our Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 92: They that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.This week’s Second Reading is from 2 Corinthians 5:6–10: The lives of all are to be revealed before the tribunal of Christ.Our Gospel Reading this Sunday is Mark 4:26–34: The reign of God is like a mustard seed.Today’s Gospel......


13
Jun 2024
Candles in St Antony's

The Lighting of candles is a great practice here in St Antony’s Church and each candle lit is a way of extending our prayers and show solidarity with the person the prayer is being made on behalf of. To maintain and clean the candle stands, and keep them safe to use, does “not just happen”, it takes a lot of hard work each week . If you are able to spare any time to help maintain the candle stands please contact the parish office: forestgate@brcdt.org / 020 8472 0433.Please help if you......


08
Jun 2024
Newsletter — Tenth Sunday of the Year—9th June 2024

Click here for our latest newsletter Our First Reading this Sunday is taken from Genesis 3:9–15: Adam and Eve eat the fruit of the forbidden tree.The Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 130: Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.This week’s Second Reading is 2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1: We believe and so we speak.This Sunday’s Gospel Reading is from Mark 3:20–35: Whoever does the will of God is brother and sister and mother to me.Overall Theme: The readings for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time underscore the conflict between good and......


03
Jun 2024

Corpus Christi Click here for our latest newsletter Our First Reading this week is taken from Exodus 24:3-8: The covenant is established between God and the people.The Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 116:12-13,15-16,17-18: God brings salvation.The Second Reading is from Hebrews 9:11-15: Christ is the mediator of the new covenant.This Sunday’s Gospel Reading is Mark 14:12-16,22-26: Jesus shares his Last Supper with his disciples.Today, the second Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate a second solemnity, which marks our return to Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar. Today is the Solemnity of the Most......


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May 2024

Click here for our latest newsletter Reading I: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Psalm: Psalm 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 Reading II: Romans 8:14-17 Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 Overall Theme: In the readings, we hear the united plan of the Trinity to bring all mankind into His covenantal family through Baptism. Summary of the Readings: First reading: Moses emphasizes the unity of God as he asks the people if there has ever been another god who has done the wonders and signs that our God has. The gods of Egypt are not divine gods,......


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May 2024

Sadly Brother Vladimir will be moving on this summer to another mission with the brothers of St John and will no longer be here with us in Forest Gate. On Sunday June 2nd, after the 12 noon mass, at the Sunday Tea and Coffee, we will get a chance to say goodbye before he leaves. Brother Vladimir has been at St Antony’s now for 2 years and has been very much part of the community events and liturgical celebrations as deacon. I know many of you have great affection for brother Vladimir,......


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May 2024

Click here for our latest newsletter Reading I: Acts 2:1-11 Psalm: Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 Reading II: Gal 5:16-25 Gospel: John 20:19-23 Overall Theme: Pentecost is a high point in the Church’s liturgy because it is the culmination of Christ’s mission through the gift of the Holy Spirit who breathes life into the Church. Summary of the Readings: First reading: The feast of Pentecost is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai fifty days after the Passover. Similar imagery of fire and wind are......


12
May 2024
Novena to St Antony - 4th to 12th June

This year to mark the feast of our patron saint St Anthony, on June 13th, we will be having our usual 9-day novena (starting 4th June) to build up to this day. This time of prayer and devotion is designed to prepare our hearts to celebrate this great feast and to get to know better this amazing saint. Each night will be devoted to one of the virtues of St Anthony and we pray that allthose who do this 9-day novena will be showered with many graces and blessings fromGod through the......


11
May 2024

Click here for our latest newsletter 7th Sunday of Easter – May 12th 2025Our First reading this week is taken from the Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17,20-26: We must choose one of these to be a witness to his resurrection with us. The Psalm is from Psalm 102: The Lord has set his sway in heaven. Our Second Reading is 1 John 4:11-16: Anyone who lives in love lives in God and God lives in him. Our Gospel this Sunday is John 17:11-19: That they may be one like us. Novena to......


04
May 2024

Click here for our latest newsletter Reading I: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 Psalm: Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 Reading II: 1 John 4:7-10 Gospel: John 15:9-17 Overall Theme: The theme of the readings defines “love” by explaining Trinitarian love and how the whole Church is meant to enter that Divine Love. Summary of the Readings: First reading: The Gentile Pentecost account in Acts depicts Peter, guided by divine inspiration, baptizing an uncircumcised family of a Roman centurion. This event holds profound significance as these individuals retain their Gentile identity while receiving the Holy......