Newsletter Sunday 25th 2016

The Nativity of The Lord

 The Word Made Flesh

For us the Word of God is no longer the message spoken by prophets, but the messenger of God in person, the eternal Word begotten of the Father before time began


Sat 24 Dec     Christmas Eve  NO MORNING MASS
                  6.30pm        Vigil Mass – Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)
                  11pm             Christmas Night Mass PLEASE NOTE TIME   (Parishioners)

Sun 25 Dec             8.30am         Betty Fogarty RIP (Kathy & Dennis Fogarty)
Christmas Day      10.30am       Teresa, Elizabeth & Paul Gannaway & Family (Anne Harris)

Mon 26 Dec             10am              Richard Brady RIP: Birthday (Diane Melaugh)

Tues 27 Dec                           NO EVENING MASS OR PRAYER GROUP

Wed 28 Dec            10am              Sonny, Mary & Patrick Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Thu 29 Dec                            NO EUCHARISTIC SERVICE

Fri 30 Dec              10am              Olga Bowman RIP (Kathy Connolly)

Sat 31 Dec                              NO MORNING MASS
6pm                Jim, Dan & Julia Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 1 Jan               8.30am         James & Ellen Connolly RIP (Mrs M Coyne)
New Year’s Day    10.30am       Deceased Parents, Brother & Sister of The Henry Family

Feast Days: Mon 26th Dec St Stephen, the first Martyr, Tues 27th Dec St John, Apostle and Evangelist, Wed 28th Dec The Holy Innocents Thurs 29th Dec St Thomas of Canterbury, Bishop and Martyr Fri 30th Dec The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

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, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch, Maureen Fitzpatrick, David Shaw, Clare Kent, Liam Gray, Arthur Moss, Alicia Batey

Amanda Johnson, Joseph McKinley, Bemvinda Fernandes, Dick Fitzpatrick, Gerry Clark, Marilyn Mullins

ROTAS: Readers: Sat 6pm Christine Hand Sun 8.30am Les Thomas Sun 10.30am Marlene Burt Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm  Kathy Connolly(1) Patricia McQuaid  (2) Sun 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Peter Whiffin (4) Sun 10.30am Kathy Connolly (5) Mary Henden (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Margaret Gillis (8) Paul Rowland (9)  Washing of Purificators:  Norma Brooker

CHRISTMAS OFFERING The collection at all Christmas masses is the customary offering to the priest of our parish and is the major way the priest is supported financially. Gift Aiders can use their special envelopes, those who give loose and cannot be at the masses can use any envelope marked “Christmas Offering”.  Thank you for your generosity and prayers.  The Finance Committee


Father Christian, on behalf of the Parish, has invited a number of people from various parishes and faiths, including our own, to a New Year Lunch in the hall on New Years Day.  This is an opportunity to share our love for one another within the community and to celebrate the gift of  a New Year.  Each of the parish groups have been asked to put forward two names from their group to come to the lunch.
This is a parish event and we would like some volunteers to assist on New Years Day.  If you can offer 1 or 2 hours or more on this day, please call Anne Rayer on 01322 523499 or Michael Adenuja on 07892 800404. Please Note There will be no coffee served after the 10.30 mass on New Years day in order for preparation of the lunch to take place.Thank you.

THE MEETING PLACE will be closed on Wednesday 28th December.  We will be open again on 4th January.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING mother-teresa– Wed 18th Jan: movie on St Teresa of Calcutta.  All welcome, 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

CAMINO DE COMPOSTELA:  two social evening dates to note:
Friday 20 January movie about pilgrims walking The Camino (The Way of St James), and Friday 27 January presentation on The Camino.
All welcome to both events, admission free, arrivals from 7pm to7.30 start.

CAN YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT Can you sight read? The choir need help in brushing up old favourites and learning new pieces. If you could help out the choir practices, please let Carol Anderson know on 07913 698912 or

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP Thank you for your kind donation of £112.22. As a result of your continued generosity we have sent monies to the following groups; the first £660 to a home in Southern Bolivia supporting young girls with physical disabilities. The second, £1,000, to a home in Cameroonproviding basic educational materials to under-privileged children.  If you have any queries please contact Maria Ward on 01322 555553.