Newsletter Sunday April 9th, 2017

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Commemoration of the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem

On this day the Church celebrates Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem to accomplish his paschal mystery. Accordingly, the memorial of this event is included in every Mass, with the procession or the solemn entrance before the principal Mass, with the simple entrance before the other Masses.


Saturday 8 Apr:    9.00am. Aloysius Mendonca RIP (Alex & Dahlia)
                                  6.00pm. Macelindo Iligan RIP: Anniversary (Marie)

Sunday 9 Apr: Palm Sunday 8.30am. Parishioners
                                  10.30am Arthur Moss RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)

Monday 10 Apr:    9.00am. Arthur Moss RIP (OLPG)
                                  7.00pm. Stations of the Cross

Tuesday 11 Apr:    7.00pm. Benicio Leitao RIP: 30th Anniversary (Thelma & Family)
                                  7.30pm Stations of the Cross
                                  No Our Lady & St Pio Prayer Group

Wednesday 12 Apr:    NO 10.00am
                                  11.30am. Chrism Mass at St George’s Cathedral
                                  7.00pm. Stations of the Cross

Thursday 13 Apr:    No Eucharistic Service
                                  8.00pm Maundy Mass David Shaw RIP (The Choir)

Friday 14 Apr GOOD FRIDAY
                                  10.30am Children’s Stations of the Cross
                                  3.00pm. Good Friday Solemn Liturgy

Saturday 15 Apr No Morning Mass
                                  8.00pm. Easter Vigil John Robins RIP: Anniversary (Molly)

Sunday 16 Apr Easter Sunday:8.30am Pat Dooley RIP: Birthday (Marie Sullivan)
                                  10.30am. Patrick Feeney RIP: 8th Anniversary (Mrs Feeney)

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: Isabel Maria Grecula, Benicio Leitao, Eileen & John Meade, Ivy Smith, Arthur Ferrigan, John Nowak, Sheila Richardson, Maureen Harris, Nicole Vousden.

Feast Days: Sun: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mon – Wed: Holy week Thur: Maundy Thursday Fri: Friday of the Passion of the Lord Sat: Holy Saturday

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson 10.30am Tony Frake.    Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.    Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm (1) EASTER VIGIL (2) VOLUNTEERS Sun 8.30am (3) Bridie Haylett (4) Ann Hyde Sun 10.30am (5) Kathy Connolly (6) Eileen Wheatley (7) Peter Hammond (8) Mary Henden (9) Dorothy Speed Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly.   Flower Arranging: Easter Group

Sunday 2nd April 2017
Gift Aid: £344.10.  Loose: £224.55.  Total: £568.65

ALL READERS: Please would all Readers note that Carol has handed over to me responsibility for preparing the Readers’ Rota. Many thanks go to Carol for undertaking this over the past few years. The new Readers’ Rota is now available for collection in the Sacristy. Please note I am unable to read at the Saturday evening Easter Vigil so if a reader could replace me I would be really grateful. Kathy Fogarty 01322 553993

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donation for the months of March and April, which have made a total of £297.09. Please do not hesitate to contact Maria Ward on 01322 555553 if you have any queries regarding the group.

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT: Saturday 3rd June 2017 at St John Fisher Church Hall, doors open at 7.00pm. Licenced bar, waitress service, bring your own nibbles. £6 per ticket (profits to nominated charities). Tickets from Cliff Thomas on 07769 668644.

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.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 19th April: Inspirational movie on St Thomas More, the English Chancellor, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. Bar open and charity stall. All welcome, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Will be on Sun 23 April with Mass at 3.00pm.  The novena begins on Good Friday. More details to follow.