Sr. Agnes O’Shea RIP

Sr. Agnes passed away on Friday 22nd June. Her funeral Mass will be at 11 am, Friday 6th July at St. Joseph’s Convent, Layhams Road, West Wickham, BR4 9QJ. Her funeral will be held at 2.30pm at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 10 Chelsham Road, Warlingham CR6 9EQ, to join her other sisters of the Daughters of Mary & Joseph. 

If you would like to send flowers please ensure they reach the funeral directors by 3 pm on Thursday 5th July – J&R Killick Ltd, 112 High Street, West Wickham, BR4 0ND, or if you prefer to make a donation, please put it in a envelope marked “Sr. Agnes’ Charity” and pop it into the presbytery, and it will go to a charity supported by Sr. Agnes. 

Please let Steve Pearce (0208 778 9460) know you would like to attend the funeral by Wednesday 4th July, as St. Joseph’s convent would like an idea of the numbers attending. 

We, as a Church, will be having a Memorial Mass for Sr. Agnes at 11 am on Sunday 8th July. This will be followed by refreshments in the Hall. 

CAFOD Family Fast Day

CAFOD’s Family Fast Day this Lent is an opportunity to support our brothers and sisters who don’t have enough to eat. On Friday 23 February can you give up a meal, or eat a simple meal, in solidarity?

With malnutrition still killing almost three million children a year, your fasting, prayers and donations will ensure more of God’s children have enough good food to eat.

And this Lent, your donation will make double the difference. For every pound you donate to CAFOD, the UK Government will also donate a pound, up to a total of £5 million, meaning twice the number of lives can be transformed. Twice the number of children can have the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong.


Why fast?

£6=£12: Provides seeds to grow peanuts and make nutritious peanut butter

£28=£56: Buy all the seeds needed for a family to plant a garden full of vegetables

£97=£194: Teach two health workers and a network of local mums how to spot signs of malnutrition in children

In 1960, a group of Catholic women did something extraordinary. They organised the rst Family Fast Day to support mothers and babies in Dominica who were suffering from malnutrition. They received overwhelming support. From this, CAFOD was born.

Elspeth Orchard, one of CAFOD’s founders, explained: “We weren’t doing anything special, we were just doing what we thought we ought to do, remembering that we are all God’s children.”

Our fast is a symbolic act of love for people who have to go without food.

Whether you fast on your own, with your parish, give up a meal, or organise a soup lunch, your fasting, prayers and donations will mean more of God’s children have enough good food to eat.