Newsletter July 24th, 2016


Todays Theme: Our Father in Heaven

Christ has given us in very truth the power to become children of God.   Compare the timidity and self-abnegation of Abraham’s prayer with confidence with which Christ teaches us to pray to our Father in heaven.


Saturday 23rd July        9.00 am    Violet Gray RIP, Birthday (Liam and Family)
                                          6.00 pm    Josephine Moss RIP (Oonagh Wood)
Sunday 24th July          8.30 am    Parishioners
                                        10.30 am    Richard Brady RIP (May and Monica)
Monday 25th July         9.00 am    Doug Riches RIP (Kate Kennedy)
Tuesday 26th July        7.00 pm   Deceased members of the Dunne Family (Bridie Haylett)
                                                Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 27th July  10.00 am    Jim, Dan and Julia Harrington RIP
                                                (Eileen Sheehan and Family)
Thursday 28th July       9.00 am    Eucharistic Service
Friday 29th July            9.00 am    Holy Souls
Saturday 30th July        9.00 am    Kath Treble RIP (John and Eileen Stanton)
                                          6.00 pm    Fr James Dudley (Eileen Sheehan and Family)
Sunday 31st  July         8.30 am     Parishioners
                                        10.30 am    Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)

Anniversaries: Alan Dooley, Filotea Leitao, Maria Gambardella, Wilson Mansell, Mary Gibbs, Eileen Fulton and Fr Geoffrey Winchester.

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, Mary Lee, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch and Maureen Fitzpatrick..

Feast days: Monday, St James, Apostle. Tuesday, SS Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Friday, St Martha. Saturday Our Lady, St Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

Offertory: Gift Aid £356.22, Loose £210.16. Total £566.38.
Retiring Collection for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group, Loose £228.71.

Rotas: Readers: Saturday 6pm Dennis Sullivan.  Sunday 8.30am Les Thomas; 10.30am Nkem Emeka-Onah.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Carole Hughes (1) Rob O’Halloran (2). Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde (3) Peter Whiffen (4); 10.30am John Stanton (5) Mary Henden (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Dorothy Speed (8) Molly Robins (9).  Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan.  Front of Church: John Stanton.  Typing Newsletter: Venus Bernarte.  Photocopying Newsletter: Sue Kieran.  Washing of Purificators: Molly Robins.  Flower Arranging: Mary K and Sue.

The Mass for ‘God the Father’ will be celebrated at 3pm on Sunday 7th August at His request! All very welcome on this special day. Books available from Paul Rowland

A day with Mary will be held at St Anne’s Church, Eastern Parade, Cliftonville, Margate on Saturday 6th August 2016. For full details call Trevor Downs on 020 8641 6418, or email Website:

Our Lady’s film evening – No film evening in August. Next evening Wednesday 21st September on St Rita of Cascia.

Parish website: With the school holidays now starting, 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