Newsletter June 12th, 2016

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Forgiving Christ
With David and with Mary of Magdala we celebrate today the forgiveness of Christ and our faith in the Son of God who loved us and who sacrificed himself for our sake.

Sat 11 June:    9am Intentions of Chris & Catherine Neal (OLPG)
                         6pm Parishioners
Sun 12 June:   8.30am Teresa Li’s Mother RIP (Teresa Li)
                         10.30am Deceased Family Members (Eileen & John Hollis)
                         12.30pm First Communion Mass
Mon 13 June:    9am St Anthony & Wellbeing of Nenen
Tues 14 June:    7pm Intentions of Paul, Celine, Lawrence and Rosa (Gannaway Family)
                         followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wed 15 June:    10am Kit & Hugh O’Reilly (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Thu 16 June:    9am Eucharistic Service
Fri 17 June:    9am Nicole Vousden RIP (Anne Harris)
Sat 18 June:    9am Phil Haynes RIP – 1st Anniversary (Haynes Family)
                    6pm Holy Souls
Sun 19 June:    8.30am Parishioners
                           10.30am Angela Gilby RIP (Teresa)

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

Frank & Ellen Terry, Angela Gilby

Feast Days: Thurs: St Richard of Chichester, Bishop, Friday: RIP George Basil Cardinal Hume, Thomas Cardinal Winning

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand Sunday 8.30am Les Thomas 10.30am Sarah Finlay. Copying of Newsletter:< Mollie Hobson. Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee. Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays:Paul Rowlands. Eucharistic Ministers:Saturday 6 pm Mary Henden (1) Ivan Pereira (2) Sun 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Anne Hyde (4) Sun 10.30am John Stanton (5) Marlene Burt (6) Kathy Connolly (7) Mary Henden (8) Patricia McQuaid (9). Washing of Purificators:<Norma Brooker. Flower Arranging:Theresa and Mary J

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 5th June 2016
Offertory – Gift Aid: £470.80; Loose; £170.26; Total £641.06
Retiring Collection (Bexley Deanery Developing World Group) – £155.64
This week’s second collection is for the Catholic Trust for England & Wales
Next Weeks second collection is for Day for Life

SPUC – Lives Worth Living New guidelines are now being followed in NHS hospitals that promote dangerous practices which put sick, elderly people at risk of euthanasia. Please sign the petition (available in the porch) asking the Chief Executive of the NHS to eliminate this practice.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 15th June: Movie retelling the biblical story of Moses. Bar open and home-made cakes and jam sale. All are welcome. EARLY START – 6.45 for 7pm. (latecomers always welcome).


Dates of Camp: Boys: 23 July – 6 August
Girls: 6 August – 13 August
Please see noticeboard for details. To apply see website Closing dates are boys: 30 June girls: 31 July.

JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY SEMINARS: The third parish seminar will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22 June in the parish hall. It will begin with a DVD talk by the Rev Nicky Gumble ‘Why Did Jesus Die?’ Please reserve the following dates for future seminars:
Tuesday 12 July, Wednesday 28th September, Wednesday 12th October, Wednesday 16 November. Thank you. Les Thomas

ASCENDING WITH CHRIST TO NEW HEIGHTS: A course to be held to empower us on the Christian journey of growing in our capacity for love, and bring healing into our relationship. The course will consist of input as well as interaction with eachother, focusing on how I can practically use the knowledge and skills in my everyday life. Open to all. Meet on Saturdays (dates below) at the Angelus Centre, next to Our Lady of Angels, Erith (Bexley Road) from 1-3 pm on: 18th June, 2nd July, 9th July, 16th July, 23rd July, 30th July, 6th August and 13th August. For more details contact Br Martin Mikuskiewicz OFM Cap at 01322 444970, or email

JOB VACANCIES: The Education Commission require a Buildings Officer. Please see noticeboard for details. Contact Mike Baldwin – 01689 883332.. Closing date 27 June 2016