Newsletter May 29th, 2016

Todays Theme: The Priesthood of Melchizedek
Like Melchizedek of old we bring bread and wine to the altar and Christ transforms it into his own body and blood for the life of the multitude of the redeemed.

Saturday  28th May          9.00am                 Yvonne Shaw RIP: Recently died                                                      (Alex & Dahlia)
                                               6.00pm                 Parishioners   
Sunday 29th May               8.30am                Teresa Lis Mother (Teresa Li)
                                             10.30am                Wheatley/Dunning Families                                                                                               living and deceased
Monday 30th May             10.00am                Holy Souls
Tuesday 31st May                7.00pm     Wellbeing of Vincent Jeyaseelan (OLPG)                                  followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pios Prayer Group
Wednesday 1st June         10.00am  Jim Holland RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Thursday 2nd June              9.00 am               Eucharistic Service
Friday 3rd June                     9.00am                Holy Souls 
                                                  9.30am                First Friday Adoration
Saturday  4th June              9.00am                Holy Souls
                                                6.00pm                Jack Burton-Bowen (Oonagh Wood)
Sunday 5th June                   8.30am               Parishioners
                                               10.30am               John Bowman RIP: 2nd Anniversary                                                                     (Tim Bowman)
Weekly Activities: Reconciliation Times: Sat.  9:30am-10:30am and Sat.  7pm-8pm (Following Masses).

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:  William Scott Moffat, Jack Smeaton, Ken George, Colette Mansell, Bridget Greene.

Feast Days:  Sun. Corpus Christi. Mon.  St Luke Kirby, Martyr. Tues. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Weds.  St Justine, Martyr.  Thurs. Saints Marcellinus & Peter, Martyrs. Fri.  The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Rotas:   Readers: Saturday 6pm  Dorothy Cima  Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran 10.30am Marlene Burt  Photocopying of Newsletter: Sue Kieran Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte  Collection for 8.30 Mass. Mrs R Jameson Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanna Aletta  Flower Arranging: Doune & Graziella   Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 6 pm Kathy Connolly (1)  Molly Robins (2)   Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde (3)  Peter Whiffin (4)   Sun 10.30am Paul Rowlands (5) Margaret Gills (6) Patricia McQuaid  (7)  Mary Henden  (8)  Dorothy Speed  (9).  Washing of Purificators:  Molly Robins

Offertory Collection:   Sunday 22th May  2016:
Gift Aid:
£341.90 ;     Loose:  £195.66         Total:  £537.56
Second  Collection:   Gift Aid: £  41.00;  Loose: £495.82; Total: £536.82
Next week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group

Gift Aid:  If you have not already done so, please collect your Gift Aid envelope and letters certifying donations made in the year ended 5th April 2016.  The letter may be required for Income Tax purposes.  If you are no longer donating under the Gift Aid Scheme, please advise me on 01322 527 503, email or through the Parish Office in order that the records may be updated.  Thank you.

Bexley Deanery Developing World Group:  Thank you for your kind contribution of £122.38 last week.  Please contact Maria Ward on 01322 555 553 if you have any queries.

Churches Together in Old Bexley:  Annual Summer Music Festival, Friday 17th June – Sunday 3rd July, 2016:  Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, we are busy arranging this year’s concerts – more details will follow.  All concerts are FREE and everyone is welcome – from churches and the wider Bexley community.   St John Fisher is hosting the opening concert at 8pm on Friday 17th June with “The Protomarty” – a youth choir who sing regularly in the parish of St Stephen’s, Welling, enriching the Holy Mass and helping to promote Catholic youth and charismatic events in the wider Church.   Many of the current “youth” members have grown up and are now studying at university or working.   On 17th June they will be singing a mixture of classic pop songs based on the theme of “love” and contemporary worship songs about “God’s love” – making the connection that these are not so different from one another, in fact heavily influencing each other and expressing the essential experience of what it means to be truly alive.  Protomarty are joining the pilgrimage to July’s World Youth Day in Krakow with Pope Francis and CTIOB will show support for their fundraising by holding a voluntary collection after the concert.  Please turn up to support Protomartyr and do encourage your friends to come along.

Sunday 3rd July: Songs of Praise – let me know your favourite hymn/s so I can ensure they are included and sung loudly!  Kathy Fogarty 01322 553 993  parish Unity contact

Ordination of Bishop Elect – FR PAUL MASON – Auxillary Bishop, Kent Area: Will take place on Tuesday 31st May at 11am at St George’s Cathedral.  Parishioners are invited to attend.

Our Lady’s Film Evening:  Wednesday 15th June: Movie retelling the biblical story where Moses is called by God to lead his people out of Egypt to the Promised Land. Bar open and charity stall selling homemade cakes and jam.  All are welcome, 6.45pm for 7.0pm start. PLEASE NOTE EARLY START, BUT LATECOMERS ARE WELCOME

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion: Are invited to renew their commitment at 10.30am Mass on Sunday 29th May on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Please collect your new rota in the Sacristy.

The Meeting Place:  Will be closed on Wed. 1 June as it is a Bank Holiday week.