Newsletter July 17th, 2016

Today’s Theme: Jesus Our Friend

The mystery of today’s celebration in Christ among us as our friend. We welcome him as Abraham welcomed the Lord at Manare and Martha and Mary welcomed Christ at Bethany.

Saturday 16th July             9.00am Elizabeth Padayachee RIP (Mollie Hobson)
                                                6.00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)
Sunday 17th July                8.30am Parishioners
                                              10.30am Louise Delpaul RIP (Lindsay Delpaul
Monday 18th July              9.00am Holy Souls
Tuesday 19th July             7.00pm John Denny RIP (Marie Sullivan) followed by
                                                Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 20th July      10.00am Pauline Griffiths RIP (Margaret Weeks)
Thursday 21st July             9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 22nd July             No 9.00 am Mass
                                              11.30am Funeral Mass for John Jones RIP
Saturday 23rd July           9.00am Violet Gray RIP: Birthday (Liam & Family)
                                              6.00pm Josephine Moss RIP (Oonagh Wood)
Sunday 24th July            8.30am Parishioners
                                           10.30am Richard Brady RIP (May & Monica)

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, Geoff Birch.

Anniversaries: Pauline Griffiths, Colin Andrews.

Feast Days: Tues. St John Plessington, Martyr. Weds. St Apollinarius, Bishop and Martyr. Thurs. St Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest, Fri. St Mary Magdalene, Saints Philip Evans and John Lloyd, Martyrs. Sat. Saint Bridget.

Rotas:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand; Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am John Rayer.   Photocopying of Newsletter: Phillipa Chaplin.  Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins. Collection for 8.30 Mass: Mrs R Jameson.  Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.  Flower Arranging: Lynn & Mary J.   Eucharistic Ministers:  Saturday 6 pm Mary Henden (1) Peter Whiffen (2) Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond (3) Ann Hyde (4) Sun 10.30am Kathy Connolly (5) Marlene Burt (6) Carole Hughes (7) Rob O’Halloran (8) Paul Rowland (9).  Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly.

Offertory collection :   Sunday 10 July 2016:
                                                                                 Gift Aid        Loose        Total
                                                                                 £380.45     £197.30      £577.75
2nd collection Apostleship of the Sea         £ 40.45      £417.25      £457.70
This week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group

FUNERAL MASS FOR JOHN JONES, RIP: The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday 22nd July at 11.30am and at Eltham Crematorium at 1pm, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. All Parishioners welcome.

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.

Volunteers needed Belmarsh Prison:  Samaritans Snack Bar in the Visits Hall need help. They have an urgent need for volunteers to serve customers at their snack bar in the Prison. Please see notice board for full details.

The Salvation Army:  On 24th November, The Salvation Army will be starting its Christmas celebrations with a spectacular concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring music from the Salvation Army’s International Staff Band, International Staff Songsters and special celebrity guests, the evening is a truly memorable event. Previous guest readers and performers who have joined them on stage have included Jenny Agutter, Penelope Wilton, Connie Fisher and Lee Mead. All tickets to the concert are available from the Royal Albert Hall Box office and will be going on sale on 6th July. Please call the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 0845 401 5045 or visit their website at to purchase tickets.

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 onto 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: