Newsletter Sunday September 18th, 2016


Today’s Theme: Lord of the Oppressed

Christ is the defender of all who are sacrificed to the god of money, who are manipulated for economic gain. He sacrificed himself as a ransom for them all.

Saturday 17th Sept 9.00am Eucharistic Service
                                   6.00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sunday 18th Sept 8.30am Giuseppe Nucera RIP (Graziella & Family)
                                   10.30am Robert Joseph Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Monday 19th Sept 9.00am Nicola: Birthday (Anne Harris)

Tuesday 20th Sept 7.00pm Mary Connolly RIP (Connolly/Eida Family) followed by
                                   Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 21st Sept 10.00am Ruth Smith RIP (Ray & Family)

Thursday 22nd Sept 9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 23rd Sept 9.00am Intentions of Juliette & Family (Anne Harris)

Saturday 24th Sept 9.00am Eucharistic Service
                                   6.00pm Ruth Smith RIP (Ray & Family)

Sunday 25th Sept 8.30am Parishioners
                                   10.30am Nicole Vousden RIP (Teresa & Ken Stroughair)

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, David Shaw.

Anniversaries:  Robert Joseph Gilby, Eusebio Vaz, Danny Flanagan.

Feast Days:  Sun: St Edith. MON. St. Theodore of Canterbury. St. Januarius. TUES. St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon. WED. St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, Feast Gloria. FRI. St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Priest. SAT. Our Lady of Walsingham.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty,  Sunday 8.30am Les Thomas, 10.30am Tony Frake.   Photocopying of Newsletter: Sue Kieran.   Newsletter Typist:  Venus Barnarte.   Collection for: 8.30 Mass  Mr T Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Flower Arranging: Lyn & Sue.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Mary Henden (1) Peter Hammond (2); Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde (3) Peter Whiffen (4); Sun 10.30am Paul Rowland (5) Carole Hughes (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Eileen Wheatley (8) Molly Robins (9).   Washing of Purificators: Molly Robins.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 11 September 20 16:
Gift Aid Loose Total
£408.50 £203.15 £611.65
Second Collection: £ 19.00 £212.60 £231.60

Next week’s retiring collection is for St. Vincent De Paul (SVP)
This week’s collection is for The Support of Home Mission

DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for our kind donation of £146.50. We are now looking for new projects for the coming year (which starts in October.) If you know of any small independent projects in any country in the developing world which could benefit from a donation of £1,000, please contact our Parish Representative, Marie Ward 01322 555 553 to get more information and an application form. Forms must be returned by the end of September.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 21st September. Part 1 of a 2 part movie on St Rita of Cascia. The patron saint of hopeless situations is immortalized in this deeply inspiring movie. Rita, a brave and loyal woman helps her husband overcome his dark past and convert to the Faith, happily bears him children and later endures immense pain as she loses everything. Rita finds new hope through a convent of sisters and develops an inspiring union with Christ. Second part (including a re-cap) on Wed 5th October – watch either or both parts. Bar open, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

SEPTEMBER IS SVP AWARENESS MONTH: “Just do it. Make time for it. We can all make a bit of time. It might mean less telly watching, but we will meet people who will pull us through”. (SVP Patron John Battle’s words to anyone who wants to become an SVP Volunteer.)

DEBT PROBLEMS:  On Tuesday 20th September at 7.30pm in the Angelus Centre next to Our Lady of the Angels, Bexley Road, Erith DA8 1DN, we are holding an introductory evening to explain how the charity can help. If you wish to come along, please email the Erith Parish office to register your interest for catering purposes. Please use CAP as the subject line and e-mail


CELEBRATE WITH LIAM GRAY:  All those able to attend after 10.30 am Mass on Sunday 2nd October, please bring a plate to share.  Please see list in porch.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Year of Mercy Event on Wednesday 28th September, 7pm for 7.30pm.