Newsletter Sunday January 29th, 2017


Today’s Theme: Our Nothingness

Yes, we can celebrate today our nothingness in the eyes of the world, because God has looked on our humility and lowliness and given us the wisdom, virtue and holiness of Christ. He alone is our boast

Saturday 28th January    9.00 am John Stanley (Stanley Family)
                                          6.00 pm Peter O’Neill (Eileen Sheehan and Family)
Sunday 29th January     8.30 am Parishioners
                                          10.30 am Kathleen Murphy RIP, Anniversary (The Murphy Family)
Monday 30th January    9.00 am Rev Deacon Braz Menezes RIP (OLPG)
Tuesday 31st January    7.00 pm Hipolita RIP (Mary and Vincent Jeyaseelan)
                                          Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 1st February    10.00 am John Gerard Lowney RIP (Eileen Sheehan and Family)
Thursday 2nd February    9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 3rd February    9.00 am Wellbeing of Dave Collison (Anne Harris)
                                          First Friday Adoration at 9.30am for one hour.
Saturday 4th February    9.00 am Josie Keeley RIP (Kathy Connolly)
                                     6.00 pm John Hubbard RIP (Kathy and Dennis Fogarty and Family)
Sunday 5th February    8.30 am Parishioners
                                          10.30 am Richard Brady, First Anniversary (Diane Melaugh)

FEAST DAYS: Tuesday, St John Bosco, Priest. Thursday, The Presentation of the Lord. Friday, St Lawrence of Canterbury, Bishop; St Blaise, Bishop and Martyr; St Ansgar, Bishop. Saturday, Our Lady.

ANNIVERSARIES: Frances Walliser, Sarah Judge, Philippa Head, Kathleen Murphy

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, Una Carpenter, John Harrington, John Larkin, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Nora Lenihan, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch, Maureen Fitzpatrick, David Shaw, Clare Kent and Arthur Moss.

Gift Aid £350.60, Loose £278.14 Total £628.74
Next week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson;  Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran; 10.30am Katherine Bernarte.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Mary Henden (1) Ivan Pereira (2). Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde (3) Patricia McQuaid (4) 10.30am John Stanton (5) Margaret Gillis (6) Carole Hughes (7) Eileen Wheatley (8) Rob O’Halloran (9).   Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.   Front of Church: Paul Rowland.   Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland.   Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid.   Flower Arranging: Doune and Graziella

DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donation of £157. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Maria Ward on 01322 555553.

EILEEN AND JOHN HOLLIS are returning to GOA, India where we visit an orphanage where the children are HIV.   They are not supported by the government and rely on donations.   If you can help, we are at Mass 10.30 on Sundays, or you can ring 0208 303 4136.   We leave on 11th February.

URGENTLY REQUIRED:   We urgently need ushers to assist at 10.30 Mass.   Any parishioners able to help please contact Danny Lyons on 01322 409904 or Paul Gannaway on 01322 550029

JOSIE KEELEY RIP:  John and Eileen Stanton would like to say a big thank you to everyone for all the kind messages of sympathy and Masses said in memory of Eileen’s mother Josie.

BETHLEHEM NATIVITY GROUP HOLYLAND will visit and give a talk on 4th February (6pm Mass) and 5th February (8.30 and 10.30am Masses) and will be selling olive wood carvings from the Holy Land after Mass..
OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING –Wednesday 15th February: Inspirational movie on St John Baptist de la Salle, the 17th century French priest who reluctantly became involved in educating poor children. His story is one of Providence, charity and perseverance. Bar open and charity stall. All welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.