Newsletter Sunday March 4th, 2018



Today, we celebrate the foolishness of God that is wiser than any human wisdom; the utter folly of his love that allowed the destruction of the temple of the body of his Son, and we dedicate ourselves anew to the Law of the Lord which gives wisdom to the simple.


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

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

Monday 5 March     9.00am Wellbeing of Angela Cox (Oonagh Wood)

Tuesday 6 March     7.00pm Shoukouh RIP (Shabnam & Family)
   Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 7 March     10.00am Bill Keefe RIP (Eileen Wheatley, Anne & Girls)

Thursday 8 March     9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 9 March     9.00am Wellbeing of Walter Dunne (Bridie Haylett)
                                    7.30pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday 10 March     9.00am Peter Butterley RIP (John & Eileen Stanton)
                                    6.00pm Kathleen Mackney RIP (Calen Delpaul)

Sunday 11 March     8.30am Ida & Benicio Leitao RIP (Thelma & Family)
                                    10.30am John Gilby RIP (Teresa)

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, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, Mary Manners, George Waller, Angela Cox.

Anniversaries: Jessie Sawyer, Richard Fitzgerald, Catherine Hinton, Laura Vaz, William Poole, John Ryder, David Pelling, Mae Donnelly.

Feast Days: Sunday: St Casimir. Wednesday: Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs. Thursday: St John of God. Friday: St Frances of Rome.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris Sunday 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran 10.30am Katherine Benarte. Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox. Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins. Collection for 8.30 Mass Mrs T Li/Ray. Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta. Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 6 pm: Ann Harris. Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde. Sun 10.30am: Kathy, Mary, Patricia, Paul, Molly (Host). Washing of Purificators: Barbara.

1st COLLECTION –  GIFT AID: £ 406.90; LOOSE: £ 187.03; TOTAL: £ 593.93
This week’s 2nd collection is for SVP.
Next week’s retiring collection is for: Bexley Deanery Developing World Group
Thank you for your generous donation of £105.37 on Sunday 18th February. Please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward on 01322 555 553 if you have any queries.

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 March: movie on Blessed Miguel Pro, the Jesuit who spent most of his life dodging Mexican police during the Mexican revolution & was executed for being a priest; “Easter-related” charity stall.


SOCIAL EVENT – SAT 24th March:



Movie “The King’s Stammer” – 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, hot buffet snacks & “bring to share”, admission free, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.


CABARET NIGHT: We will be having a cabaret evening shortly and we are looking for acts. Are you ready, willing and able to show off your talent – singing, reading a monologue, magic, juggling, playing an instrument etc? Contact Carol Anderson on 07913 698 912 or

AFTERNOON TEA – NORTH WEST KENT LIFE GROUP: In aid of Life Charity on Thursday 5th April 2018 at 1pm – 4pm at St Anselm’s Parish centre, 89 West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ. Contact Rebecca Luton, 07956 111 909 or at

DONATE A SAXOPHONE: A newly formed congregation (Sons of Divine Love, Nigeria) wish to set up their choir/liturgical music. They are requesting a donation of a couple of saxophones. If you can help, please contact me. Thank you. Fr Christian.