Newsletter Sunday July 30th, 2017


The Treasure We Have Found

Solomon prayed for the wisdom to discern the true value of things. We scarcely need the wisdom ofSolomon to realise that in finding the love of God and the kingdom of God we have found a treasure beyond price.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 29 July – 6 August 2017

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)

Monday 31 July     9.00am Manuel Da Costa RIP (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)

Tuesday 1 August     7.00pm Michael Naughton RIP: Anniversary (Connolly Family)
    Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 2 August     10.00am Dannie Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 3 August     9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 4 August     9.00am Good health of Mark & Heather Nixon (Bridie Haylett)

Saturday 5 August     9.00am Dr Richard McCarthy RIP (John & Eileen Stanton)
                                 6.00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sunday 6 August     8.30am Parishioners
                                 10.30am Molly Bignall RIP: Anniversary (The Bignall Family)

Feast Days:   Sat: St Martha, Sun: St Peter Chrysologus, Bishop Mon: St Ignatius of Loyola, Priest, Tue: St Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop. St Peter, Apostle, in Chains Wed: St Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop. St Peter Julian Eymard, Priest Fri: St John Vianney, Priest.

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, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett.

Anniversaries: Alan Dooley, Filotea Leitao, Maria Gambardella, Wilson Mansell, Mary Gibbs, Eileen Fulton,  Fr Geoffrey Winchester, Carol Ann Scott.

ROTAS:   Readers: Saturday 6pm Carole Anderson; Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes 10.30am Katherine Bernarte.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: John Stanton.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm (1) Ivan Sun 8.30am (2) BridieSun 10.30am (3) Paul (4) Eileen (5) Peter Hammond (6) Dorothy (7) Patricia.   Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly.   Flower Arranging: Mary Jeyaseelan

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  Sunday 23 July 2017 
Gift Aid –   £402.90 ;  Loose –  £172.14;   Total – £575.04

SPECIAL MASS: On Sunday 6th August 2017 at 3:00pm, there will be a special mass for “God – The Father”.

JOHN WHITESIDE RIP: We were saddened to hear that John Whiteside passed away on Saturday morning. Please remember John and his wife Peggy and all the family in your prayers.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your donation of £96.88 for the weekend of Sunday 16th July. We are now looking for new projects for the coming year (which starts in October). If you know of any small independent projects in any country in the developing world which could benefit from a donation of £1000 please contact our Parish representative, Maria Ward on 01322 555553, to get more information and an application form. Forms must be returned by the end of September. We have successfully completed 6 projects this year and will shortly be sending a further cheque for another project.

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

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

PARISH EVENTS TEAM INFORMATION: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Summer 2018) – TBC. Details soon. Contact Anne on 01322523499, or Fr Christian.

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.

  1. 5th August we are having a picnic and nature walk. Meet at the Church at 11:00am. 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.

  2. The meeting place meets every Wednesday in the Church Hall 9:30am – 1:30pm 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 315755 on all of the above.