Newsletter Sunday 28th August, 2016

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus, The Mediator Of A New Covenant

God made the new covenant of his love with the poor, the lowly, the down-trodden and the oppressed.   It is therefore in a spirit of humility, the spirit of Jesus, that we make our celebration today, asking him to accept the homage of the humble.


Saturday 27 Aug           9.00am:    Eucharistic Service
                                        6.00pm:      John Jameson RIP: 1st Anniversary (Rose & family)
Sunday 28 Aug             8.30am:      Parishioners / Barbara & Richard Platel: Ruby Wedding
                                        (Judith & Jon Stephens)
                                        10.30am:       Olga Bowman: Birthday (Tim Bowman)
Monday 29 Aug            9.00am:       Frances Walliser RIP [Foundation Mass]
Tuesday 30 Aug   7.00pm: Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick (Mary & Vincent               Jeyaseelan. Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s  Prayer Group
Wednesday 31 Aug   10.00am:    John Jameson RIP: 1st Anniversary (Rose & family)
Thursday 1 Sept          9.00am:     Eucharistic Service
Friday 2 Sept               9.00am:     Holy Souls
                                        Followed at 9.30am by First Friday Adoration for 1 hour.
Saturday 3 Sept          9.00am:     Eucharistic Service
                                        6.00pm:      John Jameson RIP 1st Anniversary (Rose & family)
Sunday 4 Sept            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, John Adams

Anniversaries: Raymond Broadbent, Mary Mulraney, Myfanwy Phyllis Matthews, Richard Gamble, Michael Naughton, John Jameson, Lucy Lawson

Feast Days: Tue: St Margaret Clitherow, St Anne Line, St Margaret Ward, Martyrs Wed: St Aidan and the Saints of Lindisfarne Sat: St Gregory the Great, Pope

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes 10.30am Sarah Finlay Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton  Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: John Stanton Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Carole Hughes (1) Rob O’Halloran (2) Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond (3) Peter Whiffen (4) Sun 10.30am Paul Rowland (5) Eileen Wheatley (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Molly Robbins (8) Dorothy Speed (9) Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid Flower Arranging: Doune Robinson & Mary Jeyaseelan

Offertory Collection:
Sunday 21st August 2016 – Offertory Gift Aid: £346.63; Loose: £179.64; TOTAL: £526.27
Next week’s retiring collection is for: Bexley Deanery Developing World Group

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: Wednesday 21st September, 1st of a 2-part movie on St Rita of Cascia. The patron saint of hopeless situations is immortalized in this deeply inspiring movie. Second part on Wednesday 5th October – watch either or both parts. Bar open, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

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.

JOHN PAUGHER RIP: Many people attending 8.30am Mass will remember John Harrington. John’s wife, Connie, has asked us to pray for their son-in-law, John Paugher, who died whilst cycling to work recently. Please remember John and his wife, Lyn, and all the family in your prayers at this sad time.

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


TWO JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is looking to appoint:
A DIGITAL EDITOR with responsibility for maintaining and updating all website content, writing online news and marketing SPUC’s digital content. This is a full-time role, open on a permanent or short-term basis.
A SUPPORTER DEVELOPMENT OFFICER to build pro-life support at the grassroots in England and Wales and develop SPUC’s branch and regional network. This is a full-time role, open on a permanent or short-term basis.
The successful candidates must agree with SPUC’s policies, aims and objectives and have relevant qualifications and/or experience. Salary details available on request.
For an application pack please contact: Anthony Ozimic, SPUC, Unit B, 3 Whitacre Mews, London SE11 4AB. Email: Telephone: 020 7820 3129 Please state clearly which post you are interested in.  

The closing date for applications for both posts is Friday 16th September 2016.