Newsletter June 5th, 2016

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christ Who Restores Us To Life

 Every conversion, like St Paul’s for example, is a raising to new life. It is like Christ saying to our mother, the Church, “Look, your son is alive again,” and ‘her mourning is changed into dancing”.


Saturday June 4:        9.00am   Holy Souls
                                       6.00pm     Jack Burton-Bowen  (Oonagh Wood)
Sunday June 5:          8.30am     Parishioners
                                      10.30am   John Bowman RIP 2nd Anniversary (Tim Bowman)
Monday June 6:        9.00am          Nichole Vousden RIP (Gannaway Family)
Tuesday June 7:         7.00pm       Private Intentions (Marie Sullivan)
                                            Followed by Adoration and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday June 8:  10.00am   Beth and Mick Minihane RIP                                                     (Eileen Sheehan and family)
Thursday June 9:      9.00am        Eucharistic Service
Friday June 10:          9.00am     Tony Hams RIP Anniversary (Sylvia and family)
Saturday June 11:     9.00am      Intentions of Chris and Catherine Neal (OLPG)
                                         6.00pm    Parishioners
Sunday June 12:         8.30am     Teresa Li’s mother RIP (Teresa Li)
                                    10.30am  Deceased family members (Eileen and John Hollis)
                                   12.30pm       First Holy Communion Mass

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: Dennis Tapp, Vic Marsh, Richard Greenwood, Ron Scott, Pat Dooley, Ella O’Connor, John Ellis,John Bowman, Dr Elias Coutinho

Feast Days: Sun: St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr Wed: St William of York, Bishop Thurs: St Columba, Abbot Sat: St Barnabas, Apostle


Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah. Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.  Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Ann Harris (1) Paul Rowland (2) Sun 8.30am Marlene Burt (3) Ann Hyde (4) Sun 10.30am John Stanton (5) Mary Henden (6) Kathy Connolly (7) Rob O’Halloran (8) Eileen Wheatley (9).  Washing of Purificators:  Patricia McQuaid.  Flower Arranging: Sue Murphy and Mary Kevan


Sunday 29th May 2016 Gift Aid Loose Total
Offertory £433.75 £202.60 £636.35

This week’s retiring collection is for the Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.
Next week’s 2nd collection is for the Catholic Trust for England.

PRAYER AT NOON: Friday 10th June at 12 noon in the Church. This short reflective prayer service will be followed at 12.30pm by a simple lunch in Church hall. You are very welcome to attend either or both.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN OLD BEXLEY 2ND 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

OUR LADYS 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 7.00pm start.  PLEASE NOTE EARLY START