Newsletter June 19th, 2016


Today’s Theme: The One Whom We Have Pierced


Saturday 18th June        9.00 am Phil Haynes RIP, 1st Anniversary (Haynes Family)
                                           6.00 pm Holy Souls
Sunday 19th June           8.30 am Parishioners
                                           10.30 Angela Gilby RIP (Teresa)
Monday 20th June         9.00 am Delma Cocx RIP (Ann Harris)
Tuesday 21st June          7.00 pm Intentions of Juliette and Family (Ann Harris)
                                           Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 22nd June  10.00 am Charles Brooker RIP, 2nd Anniversary (Norma and Family)
Thursday 23rd June       9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 24th June            9.00 am Olga Bowman, Anniversary (Tim Bowman)
Saturday 25th June       9.00 am Christine Castle RIP (John and Eileen Stanton)
                                           6.00 pm Ivor, John and Nanette Burton-Bowen RIP (Oonagh Wood)
Sunday 26th June          8.30 am Parishioners
                                           10.30 Mary and Bill Chipperfield RIP (Eileen and John Hollis)

Weekly Activities:  Reconciliation Times: Saturday 9.30am-10.30am and 7pm-8pm (following Masses).

Monthly Activities: First Friday Adoration at 9.30am for one hour.

ANNIVERSARIES: Ray Denegri, Charles Brooker, Philip Haynes.

PRAY FOR THE 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 and Mary Lee.

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, Day of Prayer for Human Life. Monday, St Alban, Protomartyr of Britain. Tuesday, St Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious. Wednesday, SS John Fisher, Bishop and Thomas More, Martyrs. St Etheldreda (Audrey), Abbess; St Thomas Garnet, Martyr. Friday, The Nativity of St John the Baptist. Saturday, Our Lady.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £351.70, Loose £165.85. Total £517.55. Second Collection, Catholic Trust for England and Wales, Gift Aid £150.90. Loose £96.59. Total £247.49. This week’s Second Collection is for ‘Day for Life’.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Dennis Sullivan. Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson; 10.30am Paul Gannaway. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Carole Hughes (1) Rob O’Halloran (2). Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Ann Hyde (4); 10.30am John Stanton (5) Marlene Burt (6) Kathy Connolly (7) Mary Henden (8) Patricia McQuaid (9). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter:  Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Philippa Chaplin. Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly. Flower Arranging: Lynn and Mary K.

JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY SEMINARS: The third parish seminar will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd 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 12th July, Wednesday 28th September, Wednesday 12th October, Wednesday 16th November.

LESNES ABBEY PROCESSION: The Annual Blessed Sacrament Service will be on 26th June starting at 3pm. First Communion children and uniformed groups especially invited. Toilet facilities may not be open. We need Altar Servers and Parish Banners for this great act of witness and worship. Fr Jim Hurley, Episcopal Vicar for Religious, is our guest preacher. Pray for good weather.

TOWER OF LONDON VISIT: Father Christian and 30 parishioners visited The Tower of London in May this year for a guided tour around the cell and burial place of St John Fisher. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather on the day and our guide at The Tower was excellent. In the afternoon we went on to visit the Door of Mercy at St George’s Cathedral. Our arrival home at 5pm ended a very enjoyable day for all. There is a photo in  the porch and in the parish hall of Father Christian with the group.

CLERGY SUPPORT FUND CAMPAIGN: Following your generous support the Campaign has reached £2m in funds raised and pledged. Just over half the parishes in Southwark Diocese have completed their campaigns and so the Campaign is on track. If anyone has missed out and would like to help support our sick and retired Priests, please contact John Rayer on 01322 523499.

OUR VINCENTIAN AIC GROUP in PECKHAM have developed a food and clothes bank for needy families in their area. They would very much appreciate any donations of tinned or packeted food or clean clothes. There will be a box in the porch for the next two weekends. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Christine Crump AIC

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 20th July:  Movie on St Paul the Apostle. All welcome, 6.45pm for 7.00pm start. Note Early Start – Latecomers Welcome.