Newsletter Sunday March 5th, 2017


Christ, The second Adam

Today we celebrate Christ, the second Adam, who overcame temptation and sin, and by his obedience won back the world to God.

Saturday 4 March     9.00am Ida Leitao RIP (Eileen & John Stanton)
                                   6.00pm Parishioners

Sunday 5 March     8.30am Ida Leitao RIP (Julius Monteiro & Family)
                                  10.30am John Hughes RIP (Carole & Family)

Monday 6 March     9.00am Eileen Hogan RIP (Tim Bowman)

Tuesday 7 March     7.00pm Holy Souls in Purgatory, especially deceased members of FOSS
                                  Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 8 March     10.00am Geoff & Kate Hinton RIP (Eileen Wheatley)

Thursday 9 March     9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 10 March     9.00am Simon Hartley RIP (OLPG)
                                  7.00pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday 11 March     9.00am Annie O’Brien (John & Eileen Stanton)
                                  6.00pm Matt Rudden (Noel Stanley)

Sunday 12 March     8.30am Parishioners
                                  10.30am Ken Stroughair RIP (Kay & Danny Lyons)

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: Jessie Sawyer, Richard Fitzgerald, Catherine Hinton, Laura Vaz, William Poole, John Ryder, David Pelling, Mae Donnelly.

Feast Days: Sunday 5th, First Sunday of Lent, Tuesday 7th St Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs, Wednesday 8th St John of God, Religious, Thursday 9th St Frances of Rome.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty, Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes 10.30am Marlene Burt.   Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte. Collection for 8.30 Mass:  Mrs M Lee.  Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Rob O’Halloran (1) Peter Whiffen (2) Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond (3) Ann Hyde (4) Sun 10.30am Paul Rowland (5) Mary Henden (6) Kathy Connolly (7) Molly Robins (8) Eileen Wheatley (9).  Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.

                                                                    Gift Aid            Loose                   Total
Offertory:                                                    £445.20         £189.60           £634.80
2nd Collection for Poor Parishes:             £135.30            £153.47            £288.77
Next week’s second collection is for CAFOD FAST DAY
This week’s retiring collection is for BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP

CAFOD LENT FAST DAY APPEAL: CAFOD has been standing alongside poor communities working with them to end poverty and injustice across the world. CAFOD traditionally holds an appeal early in Lent. Lent Fast Day is on Friday 10th March when you could consider giving up a meal. Please take a Fast Day envelope on 4/5th March, and return it with your donation on 11th/12th March, or make a pledge to give regularly. Please be as generous as you can. If you are a UK taxpayer, please Gift Aid our donation so that CAFOD can claim an extra 25% at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity. Regards, Noel

CAR PARK BARRIER: As you may have noticed, the church car park barrier has now been replaced and will be back in use during the coming week. Could we remind all key holders and anyone else who opens the barrier that there is a bolt to secure the pole when it is in the upright position. It is important to ensure the bolt is used to prevent the barrier closing accidentally. Thank you. The Premises Committee

CHURCH FLOWERS: Now we are in the season of Lent, it is traditional for the flowers in the church to be cleared away. Can I take the opportunity to thank all those who have contributed towards the cost of flowers, using the box at the back of the church. With your continued help, we can ensure that in six weeks’ time, the floral decorations will be back as we celebrate the great feast of Easter. In the meantime, our small band of flower arrangers are taking a short break. If there is anyone would like to join us – no experience is necessary – please contact me on 01322 528 224. Sue Murphy

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS PLEASE: To be a Reader at Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7pm. Also Apostles for Washing of Feet at Maundy Mass and also Eucharistic Ministers over Holy Week. Please see Volunteers List in Sacristy.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 15th March: Outstanding movie on the amazing life of St Anthony of Padua, one of the most popular saints in Christian history. Anthony became renowned for his powerful preaching and miracles that won countless souls to Christ. Bar open and charity stall. All welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

REMINDER: Safeguarding Team Meeting: Monday 13th March 2017 at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.

JAZZ NIGHT: Friday 7th April at 7.30pm in the hall. Come and listen to young band, Sixth Sense. Bar will be open, bring your own nibbles/snacks. Charity auction (donations welcome). Suitable for teenagers and adults. Tickets £5 available from the Truman girls in the hall after 10.30 am Mass each week or ring 07941 167 771.