Newsletter Sunday November 13th, 2016


Today’s Theme: The Triumph of God

The time is coming when all that is evil will be bought to nothing. Already Christ has given us the strength to overcome evil: we receive it in the Eucharist.

Saturday 12 November     9.00am Olga Bowman RIP (Tony Frake)
                                          6.00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Remembrance Sunday    8.30am Olga Bowman RIP (Teresa Fan)
13 November                 10.30am Deceased members of the Stubbs Family                                                                     (Iris & Bill Keefe)

Monday 14 November    9.00am Olga Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)

Tuesday 15 November    7.00pm Desmond Miller in Thanksgiving (Tim Bowman)
                                    Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 16 November   10.00am Olga Bowman RIP (Carole Hughes)

Thursday 17 November   9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 18 November      9.00am Phyllis Budd RIP (Margaret Weeks)

Saturday 19 November   9.00am Those who are sick in our parish (OLPG)
                                     6.00pm John Hubbard RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 20 November   8.30am Parishioners
                                     10.30am Thanksgiving for Olga (Tim Bowman)

Feast Days: Sun. St Francis Xavier Cabrini. Tues. St Albert the Great. Weds. St Edmund, St Margaret of Scotland, Saint Gertrude. Thurs. St Hilda, St Hugh of Lincoln, St Elizabeth of Hungary. Fri. St Peter and Paul. Sat. St. Domneva, Abbess.

Anniversaries: John Lenihan, Sheila Moss, Kay Todd, Stephen Ward, Cath Moriarty, Bridget Harrington.

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, Clare Kent.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand;  Sunday 8.30am Angela Gillespie, 10.30am Paul Gannaway.  Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 6 pm Carole Hughes (1), Ivan Perera (2); Sun 8.30am Marlene Burt (3), Ann Hyde (4); Sun 10.30am Paul Rowland (5), Mary Henden (6), Peter Hammond (7), Margaret Gillis (8), Dorothy Speed (9).  Collection for 8.30 Mass Mrs M Lee.  Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Mark Vaz.  Flower Arranging: Mary J.   Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox. Newsletter Typist: Venus Barnarte.  Washing of Purificators: Molly Robins.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 6th November 2016:
Gift Aid £407.30; Loose £147.70; Total:£555.00
Retiring collection for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group: £200.00
This week’s 2nd collection is for Archbishops Administration Fund
Next week’s 2nd collection is for Catholic Youth Work.

ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: This service will be held in the church on Saturday 19th November at 2.00pm. This will be a time for us to remember those close to us who have died. After the service, refreshments will be served in the hall. We hope you will be able to join us. Donations of cakes will be gratefully received on the day.

JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY: There will be no Year of Mercy seminar on the evening of Wednesday 16 November. Instead, Parish prayers of thanks for the blessings of the Jubilee Year will be offered at all Masses on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 14 December: Movie on Bl Duns Scotus. All Welcome 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

SVP: HAMPERS FOR CHRISTMAS: If you know of somebody locally who would find it helpful to have a little extra for Christmas, please put a note through the Parish Office door, marked ‘SVP’ if you know of someone who would appreciate this.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: AYLESFORD RETREAT 2017: The date is Friday 12 May – Sun 14 May 2017. More details to follow on the noticeboard.

CALLING ALL CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FANS: Baldwyns Park Baptist Church, Dartford Road, DA5 2AY is hosting Rock Choir ( on Friday 18 November, 7.30pm. Entrance is £5 on the door and includes refreshments. Rock Choir is much more than a choir, it’s a multi-layered award winning singing experience! Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact, 01322 553993.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE December 10th: Appeal for donations of items to sell at the Fayre. We are particularly short of items for the Bottle Stall and presents to be given freely to children by Father Christmas on the day.

PARISH 2017 YEAR PLANNER: Any church group or association which has planned events for next year and would like them included should their dates and details to the Parish Office by November 25th.
There are still a few places left on the planner for parishioners to promote their business/services or even just a message.

Olga Bowman RIP: Free coffee and “St James cake” in the church hall after 10.30am Mass on Sunday 20 November, as thanksgiving to parishioners’ past support of Olga. There will also be the opportunity to see the Compostela etc dedicated to her during Tim’s recent Camino to Santiago.