Newsletter August 7th, 2016

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Lord our God
The Lord has chosen us to be his people. Though a little flock, our history goes back into the dim and distant past. The God we worship is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We also look forward in hope to a glorious future in the kingdom of our Father.

Sat 6 Aug                    9am Betty Braganza RIP (Alex & Dahlia)
                                      6pm Phil Haynes RIP: 1st Anniversary (Martha Murphy)
Sun 7 Aug                  8.30am Parishioners
                                      10.30am Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)
                                      3pm Mass in honour of God the Father
Mon 8 Aug                 9am NO 9AM MASS
                                      11am Funeral for Carol Scott
Tues 9 Aug                 7pm Bill Meade RIP (Marie Sullivan)
                                      followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wed 10 Aug               10am Dan, Frances, Fiona, Margaret & Daniel Harrington RIP
                                      (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Thurs 11 Aug               9am Eucharistic Service
Fri 12 Aug                  9am Fr Geoffrey Winchester RIP (OLPG)
Sat 13 Aug                  9am Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick (OLPG)
                                      6pm Bernadette Willoughby RIP (Oonagh Wood)
Sun 14 Aug               8.30am Parishioners
                                      10.30am Enrique Illigan, Fabian Mendez & Kevin Decalos Aames RIP:
Anniversary Mass (Nenen Fowles)

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, Maureen Fitzpatrick

Mary Shenton, Mary Rowland, Madge Brown, Tom O’Hara, Molly Bignall, Madeline Bull,
Gordon Lawley

Feast Days: Tues: St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin & Martyr Wed: St Lawrence, Deacon, Martyr,

Rotas:   Readers:  Saturday 6pm Dorothy Cima;  Sunday 8.30am Angela Gillespie;   10.30am Marlene Burt.    Copying of Newsletter:  Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist:  Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30am Mass:  Mrs M Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays:  Giovanni Aletta.   Eucharistic Ministers:  Saturday 6 pm Ivan Pereira (1) Molly Robins (2) Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde (3) Peter Whiffen (4) Sun 10.30am Paul Rowland (5) Marlene Burt (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Kathy Connolly (8) John Stanton (9).   Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.   Flower Arranging: Lynn and Doune.

Offertory Collection: Sunday 4th July 2016
Offertory – Gift Aid: £326.70;  Loose: £176.37;  Total: £503.07

Changes to Mass times for Summer holidays:  There will be no Saturday morning 9am Mass for the months of August and September starting from Sat 20th August.   Thank you – Fr Christian.

Funeral for Carol Scott:   The funeral for Carol Scott will take place on Monday 8th August at 11am.  Please note there will be no 9am mass that day.

Date for your diary: Year of Mercy evening with Inter-Faith Talks on Wednesday 28th September 7 for 7.30pm.  More details to follow.

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.

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

Petitions to Our Lady of Lourdes:  Tim and Olga Bowman will be very pleased to hand-carry any petitions during their pilgrimage to Lourdes this August.   Tim will need them before 17th August.

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS):   The nationally accredited Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies  provides an introduction to Catholic theology for teachers, catechists, chaplains and school governors.   If you would like to find out more about the CCRS please come to one of our introductory evenings – Tues 13 September 7.30 – 8.30pm, refreshments from 7pm at the Angelus Centre Bexley Road, Erith,   DA8 3HQ
Thursday 15 September 7.30 – 8.30pm, refreshments from 7pm at the CCF, 21 Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 8BS.
For enquiries or to book your attendance contact us on 020 8672 7684 or email or write to us at the Centre for Catholic Formation, 21 Tooting Bec Road, SW17 8BS. Further information is on the website:

Young Catholic adults weekend:   28th – 30th October.   A weekend retreat at Douai Abbey in Berkshire for 18-40 age range.   There will be Sung/High Masses and Marian Procession, Gregorian Chant Workshops, Rosaries, Confessions, Talks and Socials.   Prices range from £12 upwards. Please book through:, or call 07908 105787 or 07515 805015. To guarantee your place at Douai Abbey have requested that everyone books in 3 weeks before the start of the weekend, i.e. 7th October 2016.