Newsletter June 25th, 2017


The Lord At Our Side

Faced with all the evil in the world and the fearful consequences of sin, we might well be afraid did we not have Christ as a mighty hero at our side, the source of divine grace.

Saturday 24 June:   9.00am Tony Lobo RIP (John & Eileen Stanton)
                       6.00pm Colin Angus Carlin RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 25 June:   8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Audrey Fernandes RIP (Mrs I Berry)

Monday 26 June:   9.00am Russell Gray RIP (Kathy Connolly)

Tuesday 27 June:   7.00pm Tony Lobo RIP (Kathy Connelly)
                       Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 28 June:   10.00am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Thursday 29 June:   9.00am Speedy Recovery of Charlie (Mary & Family)
Ss Peter & Paul              8.00pm Wellbeing of Wendy Bowman (Tim)

Friday 30 June:   9.00am Intentions of Fr Michael Jones (Kathy Fogarty)

Saturday 1 July:   9.00am Audrey O’Hara RIP (Tim Bowman)
                       6.00pm Parishioners

Sunday 2 July:   8.30am John Breen RIP (Diane Melaugh)
                       10.30am Wellbeing of Anna Shepherd (The Choir)

Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Elvira Vaz, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Wendy Bowman.

Anniversaries: Ray Denegri, Charles Brooker, Philip Haynes.

Feast Days: Tuesday: St Cyril of Alexandria. Wednesday: St. Irenaeus. Thursday: Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles, holy day of obligation. Saturday: St Oliver Plunkett, martyr.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand;  Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett ; 10.30am Marlene Burt.   Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox.  Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.   Collection for 8.30 Mass: Mrs M Weekes.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: John Stanton.   Flower Arranging: Mary J.   Eucharistic Ministers – Saturday 6 pm: Rob (1);  Sun 8.30am: Peter Whiffen (2);  Sun 10.30am John (5) Mary (6) Patricia (7) Eileen (8) Paul (9).   Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION:  Thursday 29th June, The Feast of Saints Peter & Paul will be a Holy Day of Obligation with masses at 9am and 8pm.

ANNUAL LESNES ABBEY PROCESSION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT (with the Roman Catholic Deaneries of Greenwich and Bexley): Sunday 25th June 2017, gather at 3pm. Please assemble at your parish marker. First Communicants and Uniformed Groups as directed. Altar Servers to Ministers tent. Lesnes Abbey is by Abbey Road footbridge.

DARTFORD EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: Sunday 2nd July, 3.00pm – 5.00 pm, from St Anselm’s, West Hill to St. Vincent’s, Temple Hill. This annual procession starts at St. Anselm’s, Dartford, through the town with a special service at One Bell Course, and then on its way to St Vincent’s. We ask that as many people attend this witness to our faith through the streets of Dartford. See poster in the porch for details.

Our next film evening will be on Wed 19th July when we will show an inspiring movie on Abraham the Old Testament patriarch of great faith.
The film will be shown in St John Fisher Bexley Church Hall, admission free, light refreshments served, bar open, and all are welcome. Arrivals from 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start & latecomers welcome.


Group Birthday for Parishioners (2nd quarter group), 25th June 2017.
Graduation/Birthday Celebration for the Parish by Fr Christian, 15th July 2017.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Summer 2018 – tbc).
Contact Anne, 01322 523 499 or Fr Christian.

GIFT AID: This is a reminder. If you have not collected your Gift Aid Box, please do so. They have been kept at the back of the church. Thank you.

THANK YOU: To Cliff Thomas for all his hard work in organising a very successful quiz night for the Parish and in raising funds and awareness of the valuable work of the local Samaritans Group.