Newsletter 24th April 2016


Mass Intentions

Sat 23 April      9.00am Kathleen Smith RIP: recently died (SVP Friends)
                         6.00pm Intentions of Thomas Harrington (Eileen Sheehan & Family
Sun 24 April      8.30am Parishioners
                           10.30am Teresa Gilby (Marie Sullivan)
Mon 25 April     9.00am Holy Souls `
Tues 26 April     7.00pm Nicole Vousden RIP:recently died (TheChoir)
                              Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wed 27 April   10.00am Elizabeth & Mick Minihane RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Thurs 28 April 9.00am Eucharistic Service
Fri 29 April      9.00am Rose Armstrong RIP: recently died (Monica & May)
Sat 30 April      9.00am Holy Souls
                              6.00pm Parishioners
Sun 1 May         8.30am Teresa Li’s Mother RIP (Teresa)
                               10.30am In Thanksgiving (Eileen & John Hollis)

Audrey O’Hara, Christine White, Olga Bowman, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Elvira Vaz, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, May Jones, Mary Stubbs, Josie Keeley, Una Carpenter, John Harrington, Ida Leitao, John Larkin, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Nora Lenihan, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Mary Lee.

George Lott, David Smythe, Mary Brady, Madeline Bull, Sean Rahim, Margaret McQuaid

Feast Days: Monday: St Mark, Evangelist. Thursday: St Peter Chanel, St Louis Marie Grignion de Monfort. Friday: St Catherine of Siena. Saturday: St Pius V, Pope

ROTAS (week commencing Monday 25 April): Readers: Saturday 6pm Dorothy Cima; Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Rachel Gannaway. Copying of Newsletter: Philippa Chaplin. Newsletter Typist: Graziella Highland. Collection for 8.30 Mass: Mr T Lee. Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta. Flower Arranging: Lynn and Mary J. Eucharistic Ministers Saturday: 6pm Mary Henden (1) Ivan Pereira (2); Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde (3) Patricia McQuaid (4); 10.30am John Stanton (5) Marlene Burt (6) Peter Hammond (7) Molly Robins (8) Eileen Wheatley (9).
Washing of Purificators Kathy Connolly

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 17th April 2016:
Offertory – Gift aid: £338.95 Loose: £223.23 TOTAL £612.18
Second collection for Ecclesiastical Education Gift aid: £152.45 Loose: £116.16 TOTAL: £268.61
This week’s second collection is for St George‘s Cathedral

DIARY DATES Deanery Days of Recollection:
Extraordinary Minister – Saturday 30th April
Readers- Saturday 28th May

TOWER OF LONDON VISIT,Saturday 7th May: Full details of the trip are in the porch. To confirm a place please contact Anne Rayer, 01322 523499, or Ann Hyde 020 8303 6807. Final numbers and payment will be required by 24th April.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING : Wednesday 11th May: Outstanding movie on Pope John Paul I whose brief papacy lasted only 33 days. All welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN OLD BEXLEY are holding a quiet walk of prayer on Saturday 14th May. Starting at ll am from St Barnabas. Tile Kiln Lane, Joyden’s Wood, visiting each of our member churches – Baldwyns Park Baptist Church, St Mary’s Bexley, St John Fisher, URCS Hurst Road, St James the Great Blendon, St John the Evangelist, Parkhill Road and ending at Albany Park Baptist Church. Our route is less than 4 miles and a walk booklet will be available on the day. Please feel comfortable to walk at your own pace, individually or in groups, start and join from any of the churches on the route. Cold drinks and toilets available at each church. There will be a picnic space at St John the Evangelist (indoors or outdoors depending on the weather) so do bring a packed lunch – tea and coffee will be available. Cars will be available to return walkers to the various churches. All are welcome. Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact — 01322 553993.

COMBONI MISSIONARIES OF THE HEART OF JESUS Father Christian has received a letter from Rev Martine Devenish of the Comboni Missionaries:-
“I would like to pass our sincerest thanks to your Parishioners for their very generous response to the Appeal on behalf of the Comboni Missionaries, a grand total of £l,329.67. A truly wonderful result. We are very conscious of the fact that without people like your good Parishioners, we would be able to achieve precious little for our more disadvantaged sisters and brothers in Africa, Latin America and in Asia”.

Thanksgiving Mass: 60th Anniversary of the HCPT – Hosanna House Children’s Pilgrimage Trust. Archbishop Peter will be celebrating a Mass in the Cathedral on 2nd May, bank holiday Monday at 2pm, as part of the anniversary celebrations. The organisers have asked that this Mass be publicised, and to particularly invite local HCPT groups to join them.

SOUTHWARK CATHOLIC YOUTH SERVICE A reminder of events you might want to book for: 24th April 2016 – “I believe” – an event at St Georges Cathedral for those being confirmed in this Jubilee year. Join Archbishop Peter for an afternoon of catechesis, prayer, music with testimonies from Margaret and Barry Mizen (for Jimmy). To book call Jean on 01227 272900.

St Vincent’s, Diocesan Youth Residential Centre is taking bookings for the next academic year (2016/ 17).  Email or call Jean on 01227 272900 to discuss programmes and availability.