Newsletter Sunday July 23rd, 2017


The Lord, Our Merciful Judge

We stand in continual need of the mercy and forgiveness of God; and we are assured of his forgiveness when we repent, because he has sent us the Spirit of his son to help us and to plead for us in our weakness.

Saturday 22 July:   9.00am Tony Lobo RIP (Thelma Leitao)
                                 12 noon Funeral Mass for Dr Richard McCarthy
                                  6.00pm John & Joy Hubbard RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 23 July:   8.30am Shoukouh & Nosrat RIP (Shabnam McQuaid)
                              10.30am Parishioners

Monday 24 July:   9.00am Holy Souls

Tuesday 25 July:   7.00pm Eileen Fulton RIP (Tony Frake)
   Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 26 July:   10.00am Recovery of Dannie Harrington (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 27 July:   9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 28 July:      9.00am In Thanksgiving for Graces Received (OLPG)

Saturday 29 July:   9.00am Deceased Members of The Dunne Family (Bridie Haylett)
                                 6.00pm Wellbeing of Kath Brooks (AIC Saturday Friends)

Sunday 30 July:   8.30am Parishioners
                              10.30am Anne Norris (Marie Sullivan)

Feast Days:   Sunday: St Bridget, Patron Saint of Europe.  Monday: Saint John Boste, Martyr.  Tuesday: St James, Apostle. Saints Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Saturday: St Martha.

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, Gracie Maddox, John Whiteside, Anne Hastings.

Anniversaries: Pauline Griffiths, Colin Andrews.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes 10.30am Paul Gannaway.   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: Paul Rowlands.   Flower Arranging: Theresa & Doune .  Eucharistic Ministers:   Saturday 6 pm Ann (1) Sun 8.30am Peter Hammond (2) Sun 10.30am Kathy (5) Mary (6) Marlene (7) Molly (8) Margaret (9).   Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.


Gift Aid: £ 301.45    Loose: £ 220.62.  TOTAL:  £ 522.07

THANK YOU: A very sincere thank you to all who helped to make my advanced birthday/graduation party a big success. The ‘Events Team’ and my friends/volunteers were fantastic at planning and execution; I own them immense gratitude. The children and parents were marvellous at it all!! Your monetary donation will go a long way in supporting the Charity of my choice and individuals at the Grass-root. Thank you, and may the good Lord reward and increase you abundantly. Fr. Christian

A BIG THANK YOU: To all the volunteers and participants who helped to make Father Christian’s celebrations on 15th July so enjoyable.  Despite some rain in the afternoon, much fun was had with various activities, including bouncy castle, karaoke, face painting and the Irish Dancing Troupe.  In the evening, the hall was packed to hear a tribute to Fr Christian and see him being provided with a cheque for all the Parishioners contributions and a congratulations card, and then all were able to dance the night away. Parish Events Team


  1. Starting 28th July and weekly thereafter, we shall start simple ACOL bridge lessons, in the church hall on a Friday evening at 7.30pm, followed by some play, convivial conversation and a lively bar. Non bridge players welcome for the latter.

  2. 5th August – we are having a picnic and nature walk. Meet at the church at 11am. Bring your own picnic. We start with a car ride to West Malling. Please advise if you need a lift, or are able to give one.

  3. The meeting place meets every Wednesday in the Church Hall 9.30 – 1.30 pm. A place of great conviviality, wine, hot drinks and simple lunches. Let us know if you need (or can give) a lift.

Further details from Noel or Tony on 01322 315 755 on all the above.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Summer 2018 – tbc). Contact Anne 01322 523 4499 or Fr Christian.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: No film evening in August. Next evening Wed 27th September on St Padre Pio.