Newsletter Sunday March 11th, 2018


Christ the Redeemer


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

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

Monday 12 March   9.00 am Wellbeing of Tess Truman (Carole Hughes)

Tuesday 13 March   7.00 pm Speedy Recovery of Maureen Fitzpatrick (OLPG)
   Followed by Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 14 March   10.00 am Intentions of Tony Laws (Gloria)

Thursday 15 March   9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 16 March   9.00 am Speedy Recovery of Vera O’Connor
                                                (Seamus, Patricia and Siobain)
                                    7.30 pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday 17 March   9.00 am John Bowman RIP (Tim)
                                    6.00 pm Damian Cox RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 18 March   8.30 am Parishioners
                                    10.30 am Rex Wheatley RIP: 30th Anniversary (Eileen and Family)

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Bobby Marshall, Bill and Edie Squirrell, Victor Weeks, Irena Trembaluk, Rita Donnelly, John Hughes, Hazel Birch.

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 Peter Dent.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £540.61 Loose £193.05. Total £733.66.
Second Collection (SVP): Gift Aid £19.25 Loose £199.71. Total £218.96.
This week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

FEAST DAYS: Saturday St Patrick, Bishop, Patron of Ireland. .

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Christine Hand;  Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Tony Frake.    Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Patricia. Sunday 8.30am Patricia. 10.30am Carole, Eileen, Volunteer, Dorothy, Paul (Host).   Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan.   Front of Church: Ken Crump.   Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers.  Photocopying Newsletter: John Stanton.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia.

NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS, LIVERPOOL 2018 (7th-9th September): We are allowed only two places for parish delegates for this event. Please if you wish to attend as our parish delegate, let me know now,  so we can send your booking form and a cheque for £40 per person; to reach the office by Monday 12th March 2018. Thanks. Fr. Christian

GUILD OF ST STEPHEN ARCHDIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK, ALTAR SERVERS’ RALLY 2018: The annual rally for our altar servers is on May Day Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018, at The Friars, Aylesford Priory, Kent. Bishop Paul Mason is the principal celebrant (Sung mass: 11.30am). This is an opportunity for all our new altar servers to receive their medals and be fully inducted into the guild as qualified altar servers. Parents please put this into your diary. See poster at the back of the church. Thanks. Fr. Christian

CAR PARK PERMIT: TIME TO RENEW:   Please be ready to renew your car park permit, as those previously issued have now  expired.   Please can you renew only for your car, if you are the user, and not on behalf of your family members. Once more, can we remind everyone that the car park is private property for parishioners’ short term use only, never for  all-day or overnight parking without permission.   Following complaints about unauthorised use of the car park steps are being taken to deal with any violations in the future. Thanks. Management

LENT SERVICES OF RECONCILIATION:  Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm, St Stephen’s, Welling; Friday 23rd March at 7.30pm, St Mary of the Crays, Crayford; Monday 26th March at 7.30pm, Our Lady of the Angels, Erith; Tuesday 27th March at 7.30pm, St Lawrence, Sidcup.

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 07913 698912,

GOA ORPHANAGE:   Thank you once again for your generous donations. We took £1000 on your behalf and they were very grateful. It makes such a difference to their lives. We have put the receipt and photos on the notice board in the hall. God bless you all. Eileen and John Hollis..

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING.  – Wednesday 21st March, inspiring movie on Blessed Miguel Pro, the famous Jesuit who spent most of his short life dodging Mexican police during the Mexican revolution and was executed for the crime of being a priest. ‘Easter-related’ charity stall.



SOCIAL EVENT Saturday 24th March: Movie ‘The King’s Stammer’ -Prince Albert must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, his wife arranges for a speech therapist to be hired. An extraordinary friendship develops as the therapist teaches the monarch how to speak with confidence.
For both events bar open, hot buffet snacks and ‘bring-to-share’. Admission free, all welcome, 7pm