Newsletter Sunday August 13th, 2017


His Voice That Speaks of Peace

In times of great anguish, such as St Paul himself experienced, Christ is always with us, calming the storm and bringing peace.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 12 – 20 August 2017

Saturday 12 August: 9.00am. Dr Richard McCarthy RIP (Liam Gray/Kathy Connolly)
                                    6.00pm Enrique Iligan RIP: Anniversary (Nenen)

Sunday 13 August 8.30am Intentions of Mark & Heather Nixon (Bridie)
                                   10.30am Parishioners

Monday 14 August. 9.00am. Irene Veale RIP (Mae Rayner)

Tuesday 15 August The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                                   9.00amWellbeing of Angela Cox (Oonagh Wood)
                                   8.00pmJohn Whiteside RIP (Bexley SVP)

Wed 16 August 10.00am Intentions of Taggy & Family (Maureen Fitzpatrick)

Thursday 17 August No Eucharistic Service
                                   11.45am. Funeral Mass for John Whiteside

Friday 18 August 9.00am Winifred D’Souza RIP (Sylvia Coutinho)

Saturday 19 August 9.00am Foundation Mass for Fr Tom Power
                                   6.00pm. Bernadette Willoughby RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 20 August 8.30am Parishioners
                                   10.30am. Ray Broadbent RIP (Lynn Cayford)

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: Mary Shenton, Mary Rowland, Madge Brown, Tom O’Hara, Molly Bignall, Madeline Bull, Gordon Lawley.

Feast Days: Sat:   Our Lady, St Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious;   Sun: St Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs;   Mon: St Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest & Martyr;   Tue: THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY;   Wed: St Stephen of Hungary.

ROTAS:    Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty;  Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Marlene Burt.   Copying of Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan.   Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm (1) Patricia Sun 8.30am (2) Peter Whiffen Sun 10.30am (3) Kathy (4) Margaret (5) Patricia (6) John (7) Molly.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid.   Flower Arranging: Theresa Gilby & Doune Robinson.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION Sunday August 6th, 2017
Gift Aid: £416.92 Loose: £165.25 TOTAL: £582.17

GIFT AID: Letters about ‘Contributions for the Tax Year 2016/17’ have been kept in a box at the back of the church. Please collect if you have not already done so. Thank you.

NO FILM EVENING IN AUGUST. Next film evening is on Wednesday 27th September on St Padre Pio.

Eleven Bridge players enjoyed our inaugural night. We expect to reach twenty by September. We had a good nights Bridge, everyone had fun. In future, we shall also offer crib, darts, chess or indeed any game of your choosing (please bring your own equipment). The young are just as welcome as those of us of a mere elderly persuasion. The bar will be open from 7.30 – 11.00pm. Hope to see you all there. It is just as important to demonstrate our love for each other in this social dimension, as it is in the spiritual one.


  1. Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Summer 2018) – TBC. Details soon. Contact Anne or Fr Christian on 01322523499.

  2. Every week, simple ACOL bridge lessons in the church hall on a Friday evening at 7.30pm, followed by some play, convivial conversation and lively bar. Non bridge players welcome for the latter.

  3. 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.

Saturday 9th September 2017 Dancing to “Harmonics” live band at St. Stephen’s Parish Hall, Deepdene Road, Welling DA16 3QL from 7.00 – 11.00pm. Raffles, licenced Bar, food by “Maggies Kitchen”. Tickets £15, contact 020 8303 4723 or 020 8304 8920. All donations welcomed.