Newsletter Sunday December 31st, 1917


We  celebrate that Holy Family of Nazareth which is the model for all who fear the Lord and walk in His way.


Saturday 30th Dec        No Morning Mass
                                    6.00 pm    John and Joy Hubbard RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 31st Dec        8.30 am       Carmel and Henricus Ferdinando and De        
New Year’s Eve                          Fonseka Family (Anne De Silva)
                                        10.30 am       Don Walch RIP (Marie Sullivan and Family)

Monday 1st January 10.00 am       Tony Lobo RIP (Alvira and Donald Almeida)

Tuesday 2nd January    No Mass, No Prayer Group

Wed 3rd January     10.00 am Bill Keefe RIP (Carole Hughes)

Thursday 4th January   No Eucharistic Service

Friday 5th January        9.00 am     Wellbeing of Margaret Bates (Bridie)
No First Friday Adoration as we are supporting the Deanery 24-hour Adoration at St John Vianney, Bexleyheath                                          

Saturday 6th January                     No Morning Mass
                                    6.00 pm       Deceased Parents, Brother and Sister of the Henry Family
                                    (Mary and Jim)

Sunday 7th January    8.30 am       Parishioners
Epiphany                   10.30 am In Thanksgiving: David Shaw (The Choir))

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 9.30am-10.30am, 7pm-8pm (following Masses).

ANNIVERSARIES: Amanda Johnson, Joseph McKinley, Bemvinda Fernandes, Dick Fitzpatrick, Gerry Clark, Marilyn Mullins, Jamie Cowdell, Vernon Bunce.

FEAST DAYS: Monday, Mary, The Holy Mother of God. Tuesday, SS Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church. Wednesday, The Most Holy Name of Jesus. Saturday, Our Lady.

OFFERTORY:  Gift Aid £351.39 Loose £207.85. Total £559.24.
Christmas Collection:  Gift Aid £1397.00 Loose £1032.23. Total £2429.23.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones,  John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Wendy Bowman, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Joann McIntosh, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Marlene Burt, Tess Truman and Ann Comiskey.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Paul Gannaway. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm: Peter W. Sunday 8.30am Ann H. 10.30am Kathy (5) Eileen (6) Peter (7). Mary (8)  Patricia (9). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid. Flower Arranging: Mary J and Sue.

CHURCH FLOWERS: Thank you for all your kind comments about the flowers in the church at Christmas, I hope you all enjoyed them. Could I take this opportunity to thank two parishioners who made generous contributions towards the cost and could I also thank all parishioners who have helped throughout the year by putting donations in the wall box for flowers at the end of the church. During the year we collected just over £135.   Sue Murphy

ST JOHN FISHER NEW YEAR FAMILY DISCOTONIGHT – YOUR LAST CHANCE FOR ANOTHER YEAR – DON’T MISS IT!!. £10 per Adult, £2 per child. 8pm to 1am. Licensed bar but bring your own nibbles. Please contact Noel McCarthy for tickets – 07813 890556 or 020 8301 2479. E-mail: Or see Noel in the hall.

NEW YEARS DAY LUNCH 2018 (Volunteers needed) Fr Christian, on behalf of the Parish, has invited  a number of people from various parishes and faiths, including our own, to a New Year Lunch in the hall on 7 January 2018. This is an opportunity to celebrate all we hold in common within our communities and the gift of the New Year. Each of the parish groups have been asked to put forward two names from their group to come to the lunch.
We would like some volunteers to assist on 7 January. If you can offer one or two hours or more on this day, please call Tony Creed on 01322 315755 or Michael Adenuga on 07892 800404, or e-mail Kathy Fogarty Please note  there will be no coffee served after the 10.30 am Mass on this day in order to prepare for this lunch. Thank you.

PARISHIONERS BIRTHDAYS: Reminding all our parishioners that our quarterly birthday blessings for those born in October, November and December comes up on the last Sunday of this month 31st December 2017 after the 10.30am Mass in the hall.  Everybody is invited..

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING –  Wednesday 24th January (Christian Unity Octave): Documentaries on a) Shroud of Turin and b) St Augustine of Hippo, Saint, Father and Doctor of the Church (as background to April and May’s two-part movie). Bar open, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start. SPECIAL EVENT – Friday 26th January: fish-n-chips social evening, bar, and testimony of radical conversion of Mr Robin Mace. We hope that all past, present and future attendees of film evenings will attend. Details and £10 tickets at film evening, from Rebecca 07956 111909 or, or from Tim Bowman.