Newsletter 10th July, 2016

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

His Word is Near
We celebrate the nearness of the Lord to us his people. He is the
Good Samaritan who comes close to us and heals us, raising us to life as his own body

Sat 9 July:       9am Wellbeing of Marlene Burt (The Choir)
                          6pm Parishioners
Sun 10 July:       8.30am Thanksgiving (Gillespie Family)
                          10.30am Richard Brady RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)
Mon 11 July:       9am Holy Souls
Tues 12 July:      7pm Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)
                                followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wed 13 July:      10am Bridie, Michael & Brendan Houlihan RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Thu 14 July:       9am Eucharistic Service
Fri 15 July:      9am Phil Haynes RIP: 1st Anniversary (Maggie & Andrew Field)
Sat 16 July:       9am Elizabeth Padayachee RIP (Mollie Hobson)
                            6pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)
Sun 17 July:     8.30am Parishioners
                            10.30am Louise Delpaul RIP (Lindsay Delpaul)

Feast Days: Mon: St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe. Friday: St Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor of the Church.

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

Gordon Langford, May Andrews, Elizabeth Padayachee, Patrick Crampton

Rotas: Readers: Saturday 6pm Dorothy Cima Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran 10.30am Joseph Ebare.    Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Lee/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Ann Harris (1) Paul Roland (2) Sun 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Peter Whiffen (4) Sun 10.30am John Stanton (5) Eileen Wheatley (6) Kathy Connolly (7) Dorothy Speed (8) Rob O’Halloran (9).   Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.   Flower Arranging: Theresa.

Offertory Collection: Sunday 4th July 2016
Offertory – Gift Aid: £447.30; Loose; £224.61; Total £671.91
Second Collection (Peter’s Pence) – Gift Aid £40.50; Loose £193.20; Total £233.70
This week’s Second collection is for the Apostleship of the Sea
Next Weeks retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

Funeral Mass for John Jones will be held on Friday 22nd July at 11.30am at St John Fisher, followed by 2pm at Eltham Crematorium.

Jubilee Year of Mercy seminars: The fourth parish seminar will be at 8.00pm on Tuesday 12 July in the parish Hall. The emphasis is on PRAYER – Why and How do I pray? To be led by Fr Christian. Everyone is invited. Please reserve the following dates for future events: Wednesday 28 September, Wednesday 12 October, Wednesday 16 November.

Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This annual collection is absolutely vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Thank you. For more information on the work of AoS, please visit

Our Lady’s 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. 6.45pm for 7.00pm start. Note early start but latecomers welcome.

Parish website: With the school holidays rapidly approaching, just a reminder that if you are going away you can still keep in touch with what is going on in the parish by logging on to: and taking a look at the newsletter. If you have any comments about our new website or any suggestions for items that could be included, please drop a note into the presbytery or email:

Job Vacancies – The Education Commission require a full time Buildings Officer (to be responsible for school buildings across the 173 schools in the Archdiocese of Southwark). Please see noticeboard for further details including salary. Contact Mike Baldwin – 01689 883332.

Postgraduate programmes and conferences at Heythrop (Specialist Philosophy and Theology College). Please see poster on noticeboard regarding postgraduate programmes on offer for September 2016, and forthcoming conferences and events. Further information available, e-mail, or see website From Amy Fenton at Heythrop College.