Newsletter Sunday January 21st, 2017


The Lord Teaches us His Ways

Like Jonah, Christ was sent to preach repentance. He calls us to change our ways. We are not to become engrossed in the world, but to believe the good news and live for the Kingdom of God.



Sat 20 Jan          9am               The Dunne Family RIP (Bridie Haylett)
                              6pm               Dan, John, Jim & Dannie Harrington RIP
                                                 (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 21 Jan         8.30am        Parishioners
                             10.30am      Margaret Wallis RIP (Mary Lee)

Mon 22 Jan         9am               Wellbeing of Marie Brady (Anne Harris)

Tues 23 Jan        7pm               Intentions of Tess & Les Truman (Tony Frake)
                         Followed by Adoration + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 24 Jan        10am             Patrick, Mary, Donal & Patrick Sheehan
                                                  (Eileen & Family)

Thu 25 Jan          9am               Eucharistic Service
                             7pm-9pm    ‘Service of Songs’ for Elizabeth Iroko

Fri 26 Jan          No 9am Mass
                              11am              Funeral Mass for Elizabeth Iroko

Sat 27 Jan           9am               Intentions of Sheila & Ed Jones (Maureen Fitzpatrick)   
Elizabeth & Mick Minihane RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 28 Jan           8.30am        Parishioners
                              10.30am      Wellbeing of Tess Truman (The Choir)

Reconciliation Times:  Sat 9.30am-10.30am and Sat 7pm-8pm (following Masses)

Prayers 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,  Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Wendy Bowman, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Joann McIntosh, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Marlene Burt, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison.

Anniversaries: Fr Vincent Ryan, Michael Dooley, Maudie Thompson, Chris Symmonds, Patrick Stanley, Tom Johnson, Christopher Lynch, Arthur Moss.

Feast Days: Thursday: The Conversion of St Paul, Apostle

ROTAS For w/c Mon 22 Jan
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Kathy Fogarty Sun 8.30 Ann Wilks Sun 10.30 Joseph Ebare  Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: John Stanton  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm  Carole Sun 8.30am Bridie  10.30am Kathy(5) Mary (6) Peter H (7) Dorothy (8) Margaret (9)  Washing of Purificators:  Molly Robins Flower Arranging Mary K and Sue

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY is traditionally observed by Christians around the world from 18-25th January – the Octave of St Peter and St Paul.  Churches Together in Bexley warmly invites you to our annual Unity Service on Sunday 21 January kindly hosted by St John the Evangelist, Penhill Road, DA5 1HX at 3.00pm with light refreshments afterwards. Now, more than ever, with Christianity under attack around the world, we need to show we can live Our Lord’s Prayer “That they may be one”.  Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact.

YOUTH MEETING 20TH JANUARY  There is a meeting on 20 January of anyone interested in forming an ecumenical youth group (18-29) to engage in social, charitable or spiritual pursuits. If interested, please contact Joe Ebare on

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING Wed 24th Jan: (Christian Unity Octave) documentaries on a) Shroud of Turin, and b) St Augustine of Hippo, the most influential Saint, Father and Doctor of the Church (as background to April & May’s 2-part movie).   Bar open, all welcome 7pm for 7.30pm start. SPECIAL EVENT: Fri 26th Jan: 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 & £10 tickets at  film evening from Rebecca (07956 111909) or, or from Tim Bowman.

Quiz Night in aid of Life Charity on Saturday 17th February 2018 at St Anselm’s Parish Centre, 89 West Hill Dartford DA1 2HJ.
Afternoon Tea in aid of Life Charity on Thursday 5th April 2018 at 1pm – 4pm at St Anselms Parish Centre.
AGM of North West Kent Life Group with Coffee Morning and Guest Speaker on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 11am. St Anselms.
Contact Rebecca Luton 07956 111909 or