Newsletter Sunday February 25th, 2018


Today’s Theme: God’s Gift to Us, His Son

Abraham was prepared to give God his only son, Isaac, in sacrifice. God would do no less. “This is my Son, the Beloved”, he says to us. “Listen to Him”.

Saturday 24th Feb:     9.00 am Alice and John Stanton RIP (John and Eileen)
                                      6.00 pm Doreen Harrington and Family
                                      (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 25th Feb:     8.30 am Parishioners
                                      10.30 am Wellbeing of Tony Speed (The Choir)

Monday 26th Feb:     9.00 am Wellbeing of Eileen Wheatley (Carole Hughes)

Tuesday 27th Feb:     7.00 pm Wellbeing of Peggie Dunne (Bridie Haylett)
   Followed by Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 28th Feb:     10.00 am Geoff and Kate Hinton RIP
                                         (Eileen Wheatley and Family)

Thursday 1st March:     9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 2nd March:     9.00 am Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick (Carole Hughes)
     No First Friday Adoration as we are supporting the Deanery 24-hour
            Adoration this month at St Mary of the Crays, Crayford

                                      7.30 pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday 3rd March:     9.00 am Hazel Birch RIP (Geoff)
                                      6.00 pm Louise Delpaul RIP (Lindsay Delpaul)

Sunday 4th March:     8.30 am Parishioners
                                      10.30 am John Hughes RIP, Anniversary (Carole and Family)

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Ginger Smerdon, Teresa Mary Watts, Alice Stanton, Terry Pooley, Joan Gilby, Monsignor Patrick Keaveny, Olive Burns, Margie Watt and Geoff Bignall.

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, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Ann Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, Mary Manners, George Waller and Angela Cox.

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, St Ethelbert, King. Tuesday, St Anne Line; Blessed Mark Barkworth, Blessed Roger Filcock, Martyrs. Thursday, St David, Bishop, Patron of Wales. Friday, Women’s World Day of Prayer; St Chad, Bishop; St Nicholas Owen, Martyr.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £396.20 Loose £179.44. Total £575.64.
Retiring Collection for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group £105.37.
This week’s Second Collection is for CAFOD. Next week’s Second Collection is for SVP.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson, Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes, 10.30am Paul Gannaway.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Mary; Sunday 8.30am Bridie; 10.30am Volunteer, Margaret, Peter Hammond, Molly, Carole (Host).   Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks.   Front of Church: John Stanton.   Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland.  Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.   Washing of Purificators: Alvira.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER this year will be held at the URC Church in Hurst Road on Friday 2nd March at 10.30am. Please support if you can.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY (Friday 23rd February): Two CAFOD speakers, Andy Wansbury and Andy Watson, address us at Masses this weekend. Please use CAFOD envelopes for the Second Collection. If you have any questions talk to the speakers after Mass or contact the local CAFOD centre at: or phone 020 8466 9901. We would love for you to join our volunteer team and you are warmly invited to our next information workshop on Saturday 28th April at our head office in Waterloo. Click on or contact the local centre at the details above to find out more.

PADDY McMAHON RIP: Many parishioners will remember Paddy McMahon who travelled with us many times to Medjugorje. Sadly, we have heard he has died peacefully in Ireland. Please remember him and all the family in your prayers. He was Margaret Bird’s cousin.

BARN DANCE, Friday 11th May, 7.30pm till 10.30pm: To raise money for our church, e.g. roof maintenance. Please put your name on the list. Adults £5.00 Children £2.50. Tickets at the door.
Keep your church going! Peter Dent

REMINDERS: Parish Council Meeting now on 7th March. Day of Recollection for Ministries (Readers and Eucharistic Ministers) Saturday 10th March at St Stephen’s, Welling. Trip to the Holy Land 2019 (within the first quarter). This notice for early planning and saving.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 21st March, movie on Blessed Miguel Pro, the Jesuit executed for being a Catholic priest. SPECIAL EVENT Saturday 24th March: Movie ‘The King’s Stutter’ – story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. For both events bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm starts.