Newsletter Sunday February 12th, 2017

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Law of Christ

The law of Christ is unlike any man-made law; it contains the hidden wisdom of God.
It is a law given by love, and can only be fulfilled by genuine love and true concern for others.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 11 – 18 February 2017

Saturday 11 Feb:  9.00am.   In Thanksgiving for Helpers at Lourdes (Olga Bowman)
                            6.00pm.   Sonny Sheehan RIP: 5th Anniversary (Eileen & Family)

Sunday 12 Feb:   8.30am.   Parishioners.
                            10.30am.   Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)

Monday 13 Feb: 9.00am. Holy Souls

Tuesday 14 Feb: 7.00pm. John Priddin RIP (Bridie Haylett)
                            Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 15 Feb: 10.00am. Wellbeing of Mae Moynihan (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 16 Feb: 9.00am. Eucharistic Service

Friday 17 Feb: 9.00am. Vic Weeks RIP (Margaret Weeks)

Saturday 18 Feb: 9.00am. John & Alice Stanton RIP (Eileen Stanton)
                            6.00pm. Sonny Sheehan RIP: (Kathy & Dennis Fogarty)

Sunday 19 Feb: 8.30am. Parishioners
                            10.30am. Sophie van Leeuwen (Tim Bowman)

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, 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

Anniversaries: Julia Mansell, Sophie Mulvany, Stephen Dixon, Amadio Bozzini, Douglas Mann, Jean Sheehan, Edmund Watts, Sonny Sheehan, Richard Brady

Feast Days: Tue: St Valentine, Priest & Martyr Wed: St Claude de la Columbière, Priest

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty; Sunday 8.30am Les Thomas, 10.30am Joseph Ebare.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Marl Vaz.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm (1) Kathy Connolly (2) Patricia McQuaid,  Sun 8.30am (3) Bridie Haylett (4) Patricia McQuaid Sun 10.30am (5) Paul Rowland (6) Eileen Wheatley (7) Kathy Connolly (8) Mary Henden (9) Molly Robins.  Washing of Purificators: Cathy Connolly.   Flower Arranging: Graziella Highland & Mary Jeyaseelan

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:   Sunday February 5th
Offertory: Gift Aid: £439.00; Loose: £192.95; Total: £631.9
Retiring Collection for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group: £113.07
This week’s retiring collection is for the Catholic Association for Racial Justice

ARTHUR MOSS, RIP:   The Funeral Mass for Arthur will be on Tuesday 21st February at 10am.

THE MEETING PLACE:   Will be closed on Wednesday 15th February and re-open on Wednesday 22nd February.

400 YEAR ANNIVERSAY INVITATION:   The Vincentian family of St Vincent de Paul are celebrating their 400th anniversary this year. 1617 was the year Vincent began involving others in his work with the needy of his time that evolved into organisations of lay people (International Association of Charities or AIC) Priests (Congregation of the Mission) and Sisters (Daughters of Charity). Later many other groups took Vincent as their patron including the SVP (Saint Vincent de Paul Society). In our area we will all be celebrating on Saturday 25th February in St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark at 10.30 Mass with Archbishop Peter Smith followed by refreshments in Amigo Hall. Many people in our Parish have been very generous in supporting our AIC and SVP work over many years. We would like to invite you too as our thank you. Just come along if you can. Thank you, Christine Crump.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING:   Wednesday 15th February: capture 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 God’s Providence, of great charity and perseverance, and of a genuine application of the Gospel to daily life in the classroom. His writings are educational classics, and his meditations continue to inspire Catholic educators around the world. Bar open and charity stall. All welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

PARISH EVENT/FUND RAISING:   It has always been the practice that any money raised through events carried out for the parish or in the name of the parish, should go through the accounts of the parish. Previously, organisers of social events of the parish always did this and any profit of the event that were to be paid to a nominated charity was subsequently given to the organiser/s via a parish cheque, to fulfil the ‘intentions of the donor’. This good practice is in line with diocesan regulations and has to remain in place. However, it does not include monies raised by anyone through friends and families for any good cause, in which case the parish was not involved nor their resources used. Therefore, if you are raising funds, and do not want the parish/diocesan regulations to apply, please do it privately without involving the parish/resources. Thank you, Finance Committee.

PARISH EVENTS:   The Parish Christmas Fayre, the Parish Year Planner together with some generous donations, raised a total of £500 for the Parish. Our grateful thanks go to Michael Adenuga who organised those activities and to all parishioners who contributed. The money raised to fund the New Year’s Day lunch, which as previously reported, was successful. The costs of this came to £100. The figure is low as some of the parishioners and volunteers who provided the food declined payment. Our thanks are extended to them. The net profit of £400 has been passed to the Finance Committee.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:   The next Jazz Night is planned for Friday 7th April. Great music suitable for adults and teenagers. Tickets will be £5 and available in a few weeks from the Truman girls.