Newsletter Sunday October 23rd, 2016



Today’s Theme: The Lord, The Righteous Judge

The Lord is our judge. The one thing we know for certain about his judgement is that it favours the humble, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Saturday 22nd October     9.00 am       Olga Bowman RIP (Marlene Burt)
                                        6.00 pm    David Beattie RIP, Fifth Anniversary                                                   (Sheila and Family)

Sunday 23rd October       8.30 am       Parishioners
                                        10.30 am      John Jones (Danny and Kay Lyons)

Monday 24th October      9.00 am       Olga Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)

Tuesday 25th October     7.00 pm        Ben van Leeuwen, Birthday (Tim Bowman)                                                   Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 26th October 10.00 am      Sister John Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)

Thursday 27th October    9.00 am        Eucharistic Service

Friday 28th October         9.00 am       Olga Bowman RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)

Saturday 29th October      9.00 am       Intentions of Liam Gray (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                                        6.00 pm       Bert Highland RIP, recently died                                                                     (SVP friends from Bexley)

Sunday 30th  October       8.30 am       Joy & Ormond Davies RIP, recently died                                                                                (Carol Anderson)
                                        10.30 am      Christa Frake RIP (Tony)

ANNIVERSARIES: Rose Underwood, Janice Watts, Joe Chambers, Minnie Lynch, Tony Groce, Mary Gosling and David Beattie.

FEAST DAYS: Monday St Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop. Tuesday The Forty Martyrs; SS Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs. Wednesday SS Chad and Cedd, Bishops. Friday SS Simon and Jude, Apostles. Saturday Our Lady.
PRAY FOR THE SICK: Audrey O’Hara, Christine White, 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 and Clare Kent.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £405.30, Loose £232.03, Total £637.33.
Bexley Deanery Developing World Group £174.76;
CAFOD £322.35.

This week is World Mission Sunday
and the second collection is for Missio, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission. Many parishioners will remember it as the Association for the Propagation of the Faith – APF – whose red collection boxes have been a feature, over the years, of so many Catholic homes.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand. Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran, 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Molly Robins (1) Ivan Pereira (2). Sunday 8.30am Marlene Burt (3) Peter Whiffen (4), 10.30am Kathy Connolly (5) Eileen Wheatley (6) Peter Hammond (7) Dorothy Speed (8) Rob O’Halloran (9). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs R Jameson. Front of Church: Ken Crump. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: John Stanton. Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid. Flower Arranging: Doune and Graziella.

ALBANY PARK BAPTIST CHURCH: Please keep our fellow Christians in your prayers as they celebrate their 75th anniversary. There will be a Thanksgiving Communion Service at 6.30pm on Sunday 30th October with a reception afterwards and Rev Craig Downes says, “It would be wonderful to see you there”.  As Catholics we should not receive Communion distributed in Anglian/Protestant services but Rev Downes is happy to give a blessing if we fold our arms over our chest.                                 Kathy Fogarty, Parish Christian Unity Contact

DAY OF RECOLLECTION FOR READERS AND MINISTERS will take place at Streatham on Sat 12th November, 10am until 4pm. Bishop Patrick Lynch will celebrate Mass. Details in porch

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donation of £174.76. Your generosity is much appreciated. If you have any queries please contact Maria Ward on 01322 555553.

OFFERING FOR HARVEST: Please note you can continue to bring Harvest offerings until the end of October. Please see list in porch.

LOST PROPERTY: There is a large number of coats and jackets which have been left in the hall cloakroom over the past ten years. If you have mislaid an item of clothing please check if one of them belongs to you. All items will be available to view in the hall after 10.30am Mass on the next two Sundays. (Please speak to someone in the kitchen). Please Note: Any clothing not claimed by 30th October will be given to charity. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

PATIENTS FIRST NETWORK: A first-class Catholic service for relatives and friends of patients in hospital who may be in danger by neglect, or who are unsure what action to take in difficult medical situations. Support: 0800 1691719; Tim Bowman highly recommends this service from past situations with his parents

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING –Wednesday 2nd November: capturedocumentaries on the founder of the Jesuits, St Ignatius of Loyola and his co-founder St Francis Xavier featuring interviews with world renowned scholars. Bar open and stall selling home-made crafts with a Christmas theme. All welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.