Newsletter Sunday February 26th, 2017


Today’s Theme: The Tremendous Love of God

We are cherished by the tremendous love of God, tender and forgiving above every human love. We pray that we may be able to surrender to this love in perfect trust

Saturday 25th February:   9.00 am Evelyn and Yvonne RIP (Eileen Stanton)
                                            6.00 pm Russell Gray RIP (Tim Bowman)
Sunday 26th February       8.30 am Parishioners
                                           10.30 am Marjorie Watts RIP (Tony Frake)
Monday 27th February       9.00 am Josie Keeley RIP (Mary and Vincent Jeyaseelan)
Tuesday 28th February      7.00 pm Dorothy O’Mahoney RIP (Tim Bowman)                                                  Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 1st March      9.00 am Wellbeing of Ron Aspeek (Alex and Dahlia)
Ash Wednesday               8.00 pm Arthur Moss RIP (Carole Hughes)
Thursday 2nd March       9.00 am Eucharistic Service
Friday 3rd March            9.00 am Hazel Mary Birch RIP (Geoff)
                                           First Friday Adoration at 9.30am for one hour.
                                           7.00 pm Stations of the Cross
Saturday 4th March       9.00 am Ida Leitao RIP (John and Eileen Stanton)
                                           6.00 pm Parishioners
Sunday 5th March       8.30 am Ida Leitao RIP (Julius Monteiro and Family)
                                             10.30 am John Hughes RIP (Carole and Family)

ANNIVERSARIES: Ginger Smerdon, Teresa Mary Watts, Alice Stanton, Terry Pooley, Joan Gilby, Mgr Patrick Keaveny, Olive Burns, Margie Watt, Geoff Bignall.

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St Anne Line, Blessed Mark Barkworth, Blessed Roger Filcock, Martyrs. Wednesday, Ash Wednesday. Thursday, St Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, St Nicholas Owen Martyr.

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, 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 and Clare Kent.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £331.20, Loose £170.85 Total £502.05
This week’s Second Collection is for Poor Parishes.
Next week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand. Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson; 10.30am Nkem Emeka-Onah. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris (1) Ivan Pereira (2). Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett (3) Ann Hyde (4) 10.30am Kathy Connolly (5) Margaret Gillis (6) Peter Hammond (7) Rob O’Halloran (8) John Stanton (9). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee. Front of Church: Ken Crump. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donation of £113.07 Please contact Maria Ward on 07802 623571 if you have any queries.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN OLD BEXLEY – LENT COURSE: All are warmly welcomed to join us for the Place in the Crowd Lent Course. Using the gospel of Matthew, the five sessions follow the journey of Jesus from his public ministry to the cross, using as a lens the crowds who accompany different stages of that journey. Starting 7th March, Tuesday mornings, Baldwyn’s Park Baptist Church, Dartford Road, 10am for 10.30am, and 9th March, Thursday evenings, URC, Hurst Road, 7pm for 7.30pm. Come for one session or all, course booklets available on arrival.
Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact, 01322 553993.

PARISH EVENTS/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

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday 3rd March, 10.30am, St John’s Church, Parkhill Road. This service which has been prepared by the women of the Philippines will take place throughout the world. Bexley churches are taking part and we are all invited. The service is not just for women – men are very welcome too.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR LENT – Every Friday evening at 7pm during Lent, beginning this Friday, 3rd March at 7pm. Please note morning Mass for Ash Wednesday will be at 9am and not the usual 10am.

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

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING –Wednesday 15thMarch: Outstanding movie on St Anthony of Padua, one of the most popular saints in Christian history. All welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.