Newsletter Sunday 14th August 2016


In Mary’s glorious assumption we celebrate the fulfilment of our Christian destiny, and with her we proclaim the greatness of the Lord

Saturday 13th August    9.00 am Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick (OLPG)
                                             6.00 pm Bernadette Willoughby RIP (Oonagh Wood)
Sunday 14th August      8.30 am Parishioners
                                            10.30 am Enrique Illigan, Fabian Mendez and Kevin Decalos
                                            Aames RIP, Anniversary Mass (Nenen Fowles)
Monday 15th August       9.00 am Wellbeing of Brenda Crow (Anne Harris and Family)
Tuesday 16th August      7.00 pm Jean Bethel RIP (Marie Sullivan)
                                            Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 17th August   10.00 am Roy Hilton RIP (The Cima Family)
Thursday 18th August        9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 19th August              9.00 am Fr Tom Power RIP (Foundation Mass)
                                            6.00 pm                Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen and Family)
Sunday 21st August        8.30 am Parishioners
                                             10.30 am Francine van Leeuwen, Birthday (Tim Bowman)

Anniversaries:  Charles Cummins. John Rosemeyer and Laurie Murphy.

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:  Tuesday, St Stephen of Hungary. Friday, St John Eudes, Priest. Saturday, St Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church.

Offertory :  Gift Aid £435.10, Loose £175.48 Total £175.48. Loose £610.58. This week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

Rotas: Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand.; Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson; 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Anne Harris (1) Paul Rowland (2). Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Ann Hyde (4); 10.30am John Stanton (5) Margaret Gillis (6) Carole Hughes (7) Mary Henden (8) Eileen Wheatley (9).  Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs L Nencini.  Front of Church: Ken Crump.  Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Philippa Chaplin.  Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly.  Flower Arranging: Mary K and Sue.

And all that jazz …  Come and relax and enjoy the smooth jazz sounds of ‘Sixth Sense’. What better way to end your week!! Friday 26th August, 7.30-11pm, £5 per ticket. Proceeds will pay our talented band and a donation to AIC ‘Saturday Friends’ who give friendship and support to the homeless. Bring your own food. Bar will be open. Suitable for teenagers upwards. Contact Chris or Elaine for tickets before they are snapped up!! Chris 07894 008707; Elaine 07941 264011. Emails: ;

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

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

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice:  Free Will Week 5th-9th September. Have you written a Will? Does it still reflect your wishes? For more information visit us at . Moonlit Walk, Saturday 10th September, 10pm start. Moonwalk back to the 80s. Starts and finishes in Broadway Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath. Special Moonlit Walk branded sash and medal for every walker. Email or visit

Evergreen Care Bexley:  The charity is looking to appoint committed Christians as Trustees and a Treasurer to join our board. For further information call 01322 431765 or visit

Centre for Catholic Formation:  Diocesan Day for Catechists, Saturday 24th September 2016 at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.. Full information from 020 8672 7684, email

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