Newsletter June 26th, 2016


Today’s Theme: The Lord We Serve

We acclaim Christ who is more to us than all the world and whose Spirit has made us resolve to follow him wherever he leads us


Saturday 25th June           9.00am Christine Castle RIP (John & Eileen Stanton)
                                                6.00pm Ivor, John & Nanette Burton-Bowen RIP (Oonagh                                                 Wood)
Sunday 26th June                8.30am Parishioners
                                               10.30am Mary & Bill Chipperfield RIP (Eileen & John Hollis)
Monday 27th June              9.00am Holy Souls
Tuesday 28th June             7.00pm Tony Sullivan RIP: Birthday (Marie & Family)                                                 followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 29th June      10.00am Patrick & Donal Sheehan RIP (Eileen Sheehan &                                                  Family)
Thursday 30th June            9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 1st July                      9.00 am Intentions of Nicola & Family (Anne Harris)
Saturday 2nd July               9.00am Maureen Harris RIP (Julie & Steve)
                                               6.00pm Parishioners
Sunday 3rd July                   8.30am Richard Brady RIP (Diane Melaugh)
                                               10.30am Mrs K Rayer RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)

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, Eileen Ward.

Anniversaries:  Tricia Kinnaird.

Feast Days:  Mon.  St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the church.  Tues. St Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr.  Weds.  Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles.  Fri. St Oliver Plunkett Bishop and Martyr.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm  Kathy Fogarty  Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes 10.30am Rachel Gannaway  Photocopying of Newsletter: Sue Kieran Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte  Collection for 8.30 Mass Mrs L Nencini Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Mark Vaz  Flower Arranging: Graziella & Sue   Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 6 pm Patricia McQuaid (1)  Ivan Perera (2)   Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde (3)  Peter Whiffin (4)   Sun 10.30am Kathy Connolly (5) Margaret Gillis (6) Carole Hughes  (7)  Eileen Wheatley  (8)  Dorothy Speed  (9).  Washing of Purificators:  Molly Robins.

NEW READER ROTA:  Please collect your new rota form the Sacristy.  Thank you.  Carol Anderson.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 19 June 2016:       

                                                          Gift Aid         Loose         Total

                                                            £335.80         £184.14       £519.94

2nd collection Day for Life          £37.90         £185.64       £223.54

Next week’s collection is for Peter Pence

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING:  Wednesday 30th July: inspiring movie on Christ’s most prolific messenger, St Paul the Apostle.  All welcome.  6.45 pm for 7pm start.  NOTE EARLY START, LATECOMERS WELCOME.

ST ANTHONY’S RELIC:  Will be at St Anthony’s Church, Forest Gate, on Sunday 26th June after 12 noon Mass.  Veneration until 8pm.  Also on 27th June and 28th June.  Tele. 0208 472 0433.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD:  Thank you for your generous donation of £155.64.  Our next meeting is on the 8th July.  If you would like to put forward any queries or ideas, please contact Maria Ward on 01322 555 553.

ST CATHERINE’S SCHOOL 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, SAT. 2ND JULY 2016:  For a ticket (£5 each), please contact Mrs L Fitzgerald:  Mass at 2pm celebrated by Archbishop Peter Smith. Afternoon tea.  Tours of the school and exhibition.

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.

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.

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 packet 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