Newsletter Sunday August 21st, 2016

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Lord Gathers A People To Himself

Today, as sons and daughters of God, we submit ourselves to his loving discipline, remembering that it was not just the Jews, nor will it be just Christians whom the Lord will gather to himself. Many more worthy than us will come from East and West to share the banquet of his kingdom.


Saturday 20 Aug          9.00am Eucharistic Service
                                         6.00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)
Sunday 21 Aug          8.30am Parishioners
                                         10.30am Francine van Leeuwen (Tim Bowman)
Monday 22 Aug          9.00am Bob Wallis RIP: 10th Anniversary (Wallis Family)
Tuesday 23 Aug          7.00pm Peter RIP (Mary & Vincent Jeyaseelan)
                                         Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 24 Aug      10.00am Fr George Torre RIP [Foundation Mass]
Thursday 25 Aug            9.00am Eucharistic Service
Friday 26 Aug               9.00am Holy Souls
Saturday 27 Aug          9.00am Eucharistic Service
                                         6.00pm John Jameson RIP: 1st Anniversary (Rose & Family)
Sunday 28 Aug          8.30am Parishioners
                                         10.30am Olga Bowman: Birthday (Tim Bowman)

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, Maureen Fitzpatrick

Anniversaries:  Philip Head, Sean O’Flaherty, Fr George Torre, Bob Wallis, Norrie Walsh

Feast Days:  Sun: St Pius X, Pope.   Mon: St John Wall, martyred. Tue: St Rose of Lima, Virgin.  Wed: St Bartholomew, Apostle.   Thurs: St Joseph of Calasanz, Priest

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarthy; Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes[ 10.30am Ryan Bernarte.   Copying of Newsletter: Sue Kieran.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowland.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Mary Henden (1) Peter Whiffen (2) Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde (3) Patricia McQuaid (4);  Sun 10.30am Kathy Connolly (5) Mary Henden (6) Peter Hammond (7) Carole Hughes (8) Paul Rowland (9). Washing of Purificators: Molly Robins.   Flower Arranging: Theresa Gilby & Lynn Cayford.

Sunday 14th August 2016       Gift Aid           Loose      Total
Offertory:                                    £416.20      £180.22      £596.42
Bexley Deanery Dev World Group: £178.26

THE MEETING PLACE: will be closed on Wednesday 31st August (Bank holiday week) and open again as usual on Wednesday 7th September.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: No film in August. Next evening Wednesday 21st September on St Rita of Cascia.

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 – 11.00pm. £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 and upwards. Contact Chris or Elaine for tickets before they are all snapped up! Chris: 07894008707 or Elaine: 07941264011 or

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Year of Mercy evening with Inter-Faith Talks on Wednesday 28th September, 7.00 for 7.30pm. More details to follow.

CATHOLIC MISSION IN TODAY’S WORLD: A Day Conference – Wednesday 5th October 2016, Loyola Hall, Heythrop College (Please see noticeboard): I have pleasure in enclosing a poster for a special one-day conference on world mission this October in London with the theme: Learning from the past to shape the future: The contribution of the Church in England and Wales to overseas mission and its enduring legacy. The conference is for all those with an interest in world mission, whether personal, pastoral or academic. Please promote the conference and share within your own networks. An electronic version of the poster is available. The day will encourage interaction and discussion. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Mill Hill Missionaries by Cardinal Vaughan, we are pleased that his biographer and member of the Society, Fr Robert O’Neil MHM, will join us as our keynote speaker. Fr Bob spent many years as a missionary in Cameroon. The event includes lunch and refreshments and is free; however, places must be reserved in advance via or by contacting me. Please see poster for details. It is especially good to be working together with Missio and Heythrop College, as well as the Mill Hill Missionaries as they celebrate their anniversary. This on-going collaboration by these key organisations involved in mission will help us foster a deeper understanding of the missionary nature of our church. Richard Owens, CMU Secretary. Missio, Mill Hill Missionaries, the CMU and Heythrop College.

THE CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES (CCRS): The nationally accredited Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) provides an introduction to Catholic theology for teachers, catechists, chaplains and school governors. If you would like to find out more about CCRS please come to one of our introduction evenings: Tuesday 13th September 2016. 7.30-8.30pm, refreshments from 7.00pm at The Angelus Centre, Bexley Road, Erith DA8 3HQ. Thursday 15th September 2016. 7.30-8.30pm, refreshments from 7.00pm at the CCF, 21 Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 8BS. For enquiries or to book your attendance contact us on 02086727684 or email or write to us at the Centre for Catholic Formation, 21 Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 8BS. Further course information and booking is also on our website