Newsletter May 1st, 2016

1ST MAY 2016
The Holy Spirit is the radiant glory of God that enlightens the Church and guides it on its way through the world in all its decision


Saturday 30th April      9.00am Holy Soul
                                             6.00pm Parishioners

Sunday 1st May             8.30am Teresa Li’s Mother (Teresa)
                                             10.30am In Thanksgiving: Eileen & John Hollis

Monday 2nd May          10.00am Kieran O’Shea RIP (M N Stanley)

Tuesday 3rd May            7.00pm Holy Souls followed by: Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s        Prayer Group

Wednesday 4th May      10.00am Thomas Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 5th May          9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 6th May               9.00am Eric Sayer RIP (M N Stanley)

Saturday 7th May           9.00am Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)
                                             6.00pm John Harrington RIP (Connie & Family)

Sunday 8th May             8.30am Parishioners
                                             10.30am Deceased Members of The Lyons family (Kay & Danny)

Weekly Activities: Reconciliation Times: Sat. 9:30am-10:30am and Sat. 7pm-8pm (Following Masses).
Monthly Activities: First Friday Adoration at 9:30am for 1 hour.

Sick: 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.
Anniversaries: Mairead McKenna, John Dennis Harrington, Kathleen Holland.

Feast Days: Sun. St Joseph The Worker, Mon. St Athanasius, Tues. Saints Philip and James, Apostles. Wed. The English Martyrs, Saints John Houghton, Augustine Webster, Robert Lawrence, Richard Reynolds and Blessed John Haile, martyred, Tyburn 1535. Fri. St John, Apostle and Evangelist.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson Sunday 8.30am Les Thomas 10.30am Tony Frake Photocopying of Newsletter: Sue Kieran Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte Collection for 8.30 Mass. Mrs M Lee Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump Flower Arranging: Graziella and Mary J Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 6 pm Rob O’Halloran (1) Peter Hammond (2) Sun 8.30am Marlene Burt (3) Peter Whiffin (4) Sun 10.30am Kathy Connolly (5) Margaret Gills (6) Paricia McQuaid (7) Dorothy Speed (8) Paul Rowlands (9). Washing of Purificators: Molly Robins

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 24th April 2016:
Gift Aid: £384.70; Loose: £182.07; Total: £566.77
2nd Collection: St. George’s Cathedral, Gift Aid:£144.36; Loose:£ 96.59; Total: £240.95

Next week’s 2nd collection is for: World Communications.
This week’s special collection is for: Humanitarian Support for the needy of Ukraine as per the following appeal: Archbishop Peter asks that all Parishes take a second collection at Masses on the Sixth Sunday of Easter (1st May) for all those suffering the consequences of violence in Ukraine. On 3rd April, during his Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis asked that all Catholic Churches in Europe take up a special collection for those who are suffering the consequences of violence in Ukraine. He said: “I invite the faithful to join in this initiative with a generous contribution. This act of charity, in addition to alleviating material suffering, seeks to express my personal closeness and solidarity and that of the entire Church.”

GIFT AID: Envelopes for the coming year are available in the porch from this weekend. Please note that the dates on the first few envelopes overlap those in the present boxes. You may use your existing envelopes or the new ones. Certificates for donations made in the year ended 5/4/16 will be available shortly.

CHURCHES TOGETHER: Churches in Old Bexley are holding a Quiet Walk of Prayer on Saturday 14th May. Starting at 11am 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. URC 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. 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. As we walk, we will pray silently for the homes that we pass, the people who live there and their communities, schools, shops and businesses. Care will be available to return walkers to the various churches. All are welcome. Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact, 01322 553 993.

WORLD YOUTH DAY: We have very limited places left for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. If you are interested or know anyone who is, please get in touch! Call 01227 272900.

SUMMER YOUTH DAY: Our Summer Youth Day takes place on 25th June. Join groups from the Diocese and Southwark Catholic Youth Service as we enjoy a day of conversation, games, music, art and drama. The day beings at 10am and concludes with Mass at 6pm. £10pp. Book in advance, Jean 01227 272900. Flame is a fantastic National youth event taking place at the SSE Arena, Wembley on 11th March 2017. Southwark Catholic Youth Service have secured a number of early bird places (£18pp) so please book though us to ensure you are seated with others from the Diocese. Telephone no. as above.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 11th May: Outstanding movie on Pope John Paul I, whose brief papacy lasted only 33 days. He is remembered for his infectious smile, his warm personality and his humble pastoral style. Film employs subtitles. All are welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

PART TIME YOUTH WORKER VACANCY: Please see noticeboard.
QUIZ NIGHT: 7th May 7.30pm. Tables of 6 max. Bring nibbles £5pp. Call Stuart 0208 854 7251. RSPB.