Newsletter Sunday February 4th, 2018





Saturday 3 February           9.00am            Margaret Kyne & Family (Bridie Haylett)
                                              6.00pm           Bridie, Michael & Brendan Houlihan RIP
                                                                     (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 4 February             8.30am            John & Joy Hubbard RIP
                                                                   (Kathy & Dennis Fogarty)
                                            10.30am         Parishoners

Monday 5 February             9.00am            Julia Mansell RIP (Anne & Brian Harris)

Tuesday 6 February             7.00pm           Margie Watts RIP (Tony Frake)
       Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 7 February        10.00am          Jim & Mae Moynihan RIP
                                                             (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 8 February             9.00am          Eucharistic Service

Friday 9 February                  9.00am          Anne, Brian & Family (Anne Harris)

Saturday 10 February             9.00am          Foundation Mass for Virginia Bolton
                                                    6.00pm         Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 11 February                8.30am         Parishioners
                                                  10.30am         Kathleen Murphy RIP: 100th Birthday

Reconciliation Times: Sat.  9:30am-10:30am and Sat. 7pm-8pm (Following Masses).

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:  Mr & Mrs Ayres, John Griffiths, Annie Clark, Harry Simmonds, Kathleen Murphy.

Feast Days:   Monday: St Agatha, Virgin and Martyr. Tuesday: St Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs  Thursday: St Jerome Emiliani, St Josephine Bakhita, Virgin.  Day for victims of trafficking. Saturday: St Scholastica, Virgin.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris Sunday 8.30am  Bridie Haylett 10.30am  Marlene Burt. Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox.    Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.    Collection for 8.30 Mass Mr V Jeyaseelan.  Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta.   Flower Arranging:  Sue.   Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 6 pm:  Ivan.  Sun 8.30am  Peter W.  Sun 10.30am     Volunteer,  Margaret, Volunteer, Mary, Paul (Host).  Washing of Purificators: Norma Brooker.

1st Collection –           Gift Aid: £339.00. Loose:  £208.28.  Total:  £547.68
2nd (Racial Justice) –  Gift Aid: £11.71   Loose:  £182.86   Total:  £194.57

GOA ORPHANAGE:  Thank you very much for the generous donations amounting to an amazing £950.00 from the parish family.  It makes so much difference to these sick children.  I know the Lord will bless you all.  Receipts on our return.  Eileen and John Hollis.

LOURDES: 24-31 AUGUST 2018:  If you are interested in coming on the Catholic Association Pilgrimage as an assisted (sick or disabled) pilgrim or helper, please see poster in the porch or visit or call Dr Mellows on 07771 543 422.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING:  Wednesday 21st February: on Blessed John Henry Newman’s life and places in England where he lived and worked.  Bar open, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

CHURCH HEATING: Following last week’s announcement by Fr Christian about the need to raise funds to meet the cost of repairing the heating system, there is more information about the problem on the parish website.  Just go to: or go the website and click on ‘Heating’ on the welcome page.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES: Please be advised that the first Confirmation Class will be on Thursday 22nd February 2018 from 19.30 – 20.30 in the Presbytery.  For the first session, we ask that at least one parent or guardian to attend also.  If you have not already given an email address, please can you send your name, your child’s name and your address to we will then be able to send out further details about the classes.  The Confirmation Service is booked for Saturday 7th July 2018.  We look forward to meeting you all.  The Confirmation Team

EVENTS PLANNING:  The Parish Events Planning Meeting took place on the evening of 19/1/18. There is an urgent need for funds for essential and expensive repairs to the church central heating and roof.  All profits from parish events will go to the Church for this purpose and it is hoped that parishioners will support the events. It was agreed to hold the following events: VARIETY & CABARET EVENING: Probably on 14th April.  ST JOHN FISHER FEAST DAY & BBQ: on 23rd June.  BARN DANCE: in September.  QUIZ: in October/November, and plan for: DINNER & DANCE, 60/70S DISCO, VOLUNTEERS PARTY. Bar will be open, light refreshments will be provided. Recruitment for teams to organise the various events has started and please add your names to the lists in the porch or with Anne Rayer after 10.30 Mass, or at  A wide range of talents are required: from preparing or clearing the hall to being able to design and print the tickets needed or to design posters etc. YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU.

QUIZ NIGHT: In aid of Life Charity on Saturday 17th February 2018 at St Anselm’s Parish Centre, 89 West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ.