Newsletter 3rd July, 2016

Sunday 3rd July 2016

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christ Our Peace

The peace of Christ which we celebrate today should leave its mark on us so that we become messengers of peace to all around us.


 Saturday 2 July            9.00am                Maureen Harris RIP (Julie & Steve)
                                          6.00pm                 Parishioners
Sunday 3 July              8.30am                Richard Brady RIP (Diane Melaugh)
                                          10.30am              Mrs K Rayer RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)
Monday 4 July              9.00am                Ruth O’Sullivan RIP (Tony & Sue Kieran)
Tuesday 5 July             7.00pm                Wellbeing of Vincent Jeyaseelan  (OLPG)
                                     Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s  Prayer Group
Wednesday 6 July        10.00am              Mary O’Reilly RIP: 2nd Anniversary (The Choir)
Thursday 7 July           9.00am                Eucharistic Service
Friday 8 July                9.00am                Holy Souls
Saturday 9 July            9.00am                Wellbeing of Marlene Burt (The Choir)
                                          6.00pm                Parishioners
Sunday 10 July             8.30am                Thanksgiving: The Gillespie Family
                                          10.30am              Richard Brady RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)

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, Eileen Weald

Anniversaries: Andrew Cullen, Vincent Bunce, Beatrice Ward, Douglas Higgs, Celia Burt, Mary O’Reilly

Feast Days: Sun: St Thomas, Apostle Mon: St Elizabeth of Portugal Tue: St Anthony Zaccaria,Priest Wed: St Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr. St Thomas More, Martyr Thurs: St Thomas, Bishop & Martyr Sat: St Augutine Zhao Rong, Priest, and Companions, Martyr.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes 10.30am Rachel Gannaway.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.  Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Kathy Connolly (1) Molly Robins (2) Sun 8.30am Peter Whiffen (3) Ann Hyde (4) Sun 10.30am Paul Rowland (5) Mary Henden (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Margaret Gillis (8) John Stanton (9).   Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid.   Flower Arranging: Doune

Sunday 26th June 2016               Gift Aid                    Loose                 Total
Offertory                                    £281.94                   £183.15              £465.09
This week’s 2nd collection is for: Peter’s Pence
Next week’s retiring collection is for: the Apostleship of the Sea

AIC GROUP IN PECKHAM: Want to say “Thank you so much5” for all your donations of food and clothes. They will be picked up on Tuesday 5th July. You can be sure that all needy families will benefit. There will be another opportunity to donate at Harvest Time. Again, very many thanks. Christine Crump (AIC).

OUR LADYS FILM EVENING:  Wednesday 20th July: inspiring movie on Christ’s most prolific messenger, St Paul the Apostle.  Paul, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was at the forefront of efforts to stamp out the early Church but then Jesus stopped him on the road to Damascus, forever changing Paul’s life and mission. All welcome.  6.45 pm for 7pm start.  NOTE EARLY START BUT LATE COMERS WELCOME.

 CHURCHES TOGETHER IN OLD BEXLEY ANNUAL SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL – Songs of Praise Grand Finale 5pm, Hurst Primary School, Dorchester Avenue, DA5 3AJ:  14 songs so bring plenty of liquid refreshment! We are looking for help with the following please: Stewarding – from 4pm preferably with yellow High-Visibility Jackets (about 4 from each Church);  First-Aiders from 4.30pm (we have one but another couple would be great);  Setting up and clearing the Venue from 3.15pm – help with staging and Gazebo as well as with moving chairs for the band. 2 or 3 people from each Church would be very helpful.  Seating The ground underfoot is tarmac and all need to bring your own seating. We anticipate being finished by 6.45pm latest. Clear-up teams will need to be available to stay until about 7.45pm latest.
Due to family illness I may not be able to attend on Sunday myself, so if volunteers from St John Fisher could kindly attend I would be very grateful.  Kathy Fogarty 01322 553 993 Parish Unity contact.

SEA SUNDAY: Next week is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. As it is wholly dependent on voluntary donations, please give generously. Gift Aid envelopes available in foyer. For more information about this work, visit