FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (A)
Christ Breathes Into Us His Living Spirit
Today we open ourselves to Christ’s life-giving Spirit. We pray too for those who are to be given the new life of the Spirit in baptism this Easter.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK 1 – 9 April 2017
Saturday 1 April 9.00am Arthur Moss RIP (Eileen & John Stanton)
6.00pm John Meade RIP: Birthday (Marie Sullivan)
Sunday 2 April 8.30am Parishioners
10.30am Mary & Bill Chipperfield (Eileen Hollis)
Monday 3 April No 9.00am Mass
12.15pm Funeral Mass for Mary Tyrrell
Tuesday 4 April 7.00pm Maureen Harris RIP (Tony Frake)
Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 5 April No 10.00am Mass
10.30am Funeral Mass for David Shaw
Thursday 6 April 9.00am Eucharistic Service
Friday 7 April No 9.00am Mass
12.30pm Funeral Mass for Nora Lenihan
7.00pm Stations of the Cross
Saturday 8 April 9.00am Aloysius Mendonca RIP (Alex & Dahlia)
6.00pm Macelindo Iligan RIP: Anniversary (Nenen)
Sunday 9 April 8.30am Parishioners
10.30am Arthur Moss RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
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, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Clare Kent.
Anniversaries: Gerald O’Reilly, Jim Hamilton, Dennis Smith, Brian Streets, Ivy Taylor, Margherita Ferrero, Bernard Hanks, Charles Abela, Ellen Gallagher.
Feast Days: Sunday 2nd St Francis of Paola, Hermit; St John Paine, martyred. Tues 4th St Isidore, Bishop, Weds. 5th St Vincent Ferrer, Priest. Fri. 7th St John Baptist de la Salle, Priest. St Henry Walpole, martyred. Sat 8th St Julie Billiart, religious.
ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson/Christine Hand Sunday 8.30am Les Thomas/Angela Gillespie 10.30am Paul Gannaway/Katherine Bernarte. Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox. Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte. Collection for 8.30 Mass: Mr T Lee. Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Ann Harris (1) Patricia McQuaid (2) Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond (3) Peter Whiffen (4) Sun 10.30am John Stanton (5) Mary Henden (6) Patricia McQuaid (7) Margaret Gillis (8) Paul Rowland (9). Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.
OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 26/2/17:
Gift Aid : £372.20 Loose: £211.02 Total: £583.22
CHARITY CONCERT AT ST ANSLEM’S: Dig Deep Charity Concert at St Anselm’s Church in Dartford, on Saturday 9th April raising money to provide sustainable water supplies to schools and rural communities in Kenya. The line-up includes Grace Savage, UK Champion Beat Boxer, Clare Graydon-James, classical pianist and singer plus many more. Doors open 7.00pm. For more information, contact Helen on 07532 124 040.
SVP GROUP: LENTEN APPEAL: The SVP Group wold like to say thank you to all parishioners for your generous giving to their Lenten Appeal. The amount raised was £236.38.
LENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE: There will be a Lent Penitential Service on Monday 10th April at Our Lady of the Angels, Erith at 7.30 pm.
GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Every Good Friday for over twenty years, the Churches and Parishioners of Old Bexley have come together to pray the Stations of the Cross. At 12 noon on Good Friday, 14th April, the service will be hosted by St John the Evangelist, Parkhill Road, Bexley DA5 1GX – next to Golden Acre Park. All are warmly welcome. Light refreshments in the hall afterwards. Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact.