Newsletter Sunday July 9th, 2017


The Lord who is kind and full of compassion

Our Lord has every claim to the title and majesty of kingship, and yet he comes in humility and gentleness. We pray that this spirit of Christ may also be in us.


Sat 8 Jul:      9am Holy Souls
                     6pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sun 9 Jul:     8.30am Parishioners
                     10.30am Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)

Mon 10 Jul:    9am Chris Wassell RIP (Ian Gilligan)

Tues 11 Jul:     7pm Holy Souls
       Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 12 Jul:     10am Wellbeing of Iris & Bill (Carole Hughes)

Thu 13 Jul:     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 14 Jul:     9am John & Joy Hubbard RIP (Kathy Connolly)

Sat 15 Jul:     No 9am Mass
                     6pm Ivor John & Anne Frances Burton-Bowen RIP                                             (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 16 Jul:     8.30am Parishioners
                10.30am Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick (The Choir)

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, Gracie Maddox.

Andrew Cullen, Vincent Bunce, Beatrice Ward, Douglas Higgs, Celia Burt, Mary O’Reilly

Feast Days: Tuesday St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe Friday St Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (memorial).

ROTAS For w/c 10/7: Readers: Sat 6pm Carol Anderson; Sun 8.30am Angela Gillespie; Sun 10.30am Ryan Benarte.   Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr Mr V Jeyaseelan.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Carole Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde 10.30am Paul (5) Marlene (6) Patricia (7) Mary (8) John (9) .  Washing of Purificators: Molly Robins.   Flower Arranging Lynn and Mary K

Gift Aid:  £454.10.   Loose:  £129.60.   Total:  £583.70

TODAY IS SEA SUNDAY When the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Thank you. To donate online please visit

FR PETER RYMAN RIP Fr Ryman, a former Parish Priest at St Stephen’s Church in Welling has sadly died. His funeral will take place at Our Lady of the Sorrows, The Friary, Friary Road, Peckham SE15 1RH on Monday 17th July at 12 noon. His body will be received into the church on Sunday 16th July at 6pm. After Mass there will be a Holy Hour. If you are interested in travelling to the funeral on Monday 17th by coach, please contact Fr Jim Spencer at St Stephens on 020 8303 4422 or email so your name can be added to the list.


OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 19th July – movie on Abraham as the way God establishes his Covenant with mankind. Abraham is a man of great faith. God however presents him with a tremendous test by asking him to sacrifice Isaac. Is Abraham willing to put God first, even before the life of his son? Bar open and all welcome. 6.45 for 7.00pm. NOTE EARLY START BUT LATECOMERS WELCOME.

PARISH EVENTS TEAM INFORMATION Upcoming events for your diary:-.
• Graduation/Birthday Celebration for the Parish by Fr Christian – 15 July 2017
• Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Summer 2018) to be confirmed. More details soon.
Contact – Anne – 01322 523499, or Fr Christian.

A DAY WITH MARY will be held on Saturday 5th August at St Anne, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, Margate. Many thanks Trevor Downs – contact 020 8641 6418 website