Newsletter Sunday March 18th, 2018


The Lord’s Forgiveness

God promised “I will forgive their iniquity and never call their sin to mind.” Today we consider the cost of that forgiveness: the tears of Christ; “Now my soul is troubled”.


Sat 17 Mar    9am John Bowman RIP (Tim)
                       6pm Damian Cox RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 18 Mar    8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Rex Wheatley RIP: 30th Anniversary (Eileen & Family)

Mon 19 Mar    9am May Keogh (Stanley Family)

Tues 20 Mar    7pm Bella D’Souza (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)
  Followed by Adoration + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 21 Mar    10am John Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thu 22 Mar    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 23 Mar    9am Wellbeing of Ray Smith (Carole Hughes)
                       7.30pm Stations of the Cross

Sat 24 Mar    9am Jude Nebo RIP (Fr Christian)
                       6pm Macelindo Iligan RIP: Anniversary (Nenen)

Sun 25 Mar    8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Wellbeing of Tony & Dorothy Speed (Tony Frake)

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, Peter Dent.

Anniversaries: Rose Underwood, Peggy Higgins, Moira Deidre Desmond, Douglas Neil O’Brien, Malcolm Colgate, Mary Tyrrell, David Shaw, Nora Lenihan, John Larkin.

Feast Days: Monday: St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 19/3)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Kathy and Peter H, Sun 8.30 Doune and Peter W, Sun 10.30 John and Marlene. Copying of Newsletter Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Rob, Sun 8.30am Peter Whiffen, 10.30am Volunteer, Margaret Patricia, John, Dorothy.   Washing of Purificators: Norma

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 11th February 2018 – To be confirmed

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS 12 Noon – Churches Together in Old Bexley warmly welcome all to follow and pray with Christ. This year to be held in our newest member church, St James North Cray – a beautiful church, one of Foots Cray’s best kept secrets – North Cray Road DA15 5EQ. Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact.

CAR PARK PERMIT: RENEWAL Following on from our notice last week, a new application form is being prepared.  We will let you know as soon as this is ready for collection.

CHURCH FLOWERS Is there anyone out there who would enjoy the chance of helping the flower arranging team after Easter – maybe once a month on a Friday or Saturday? Please call me, Sue Murphy 01322 528224 or email

BARN DANCE FRIDAY 11 MAY 2018: PETER DENT  To raise money for our church roof maintenance, etc. Please put your name on the list at the door.
Tickets – Adults, £5.00, Children, £2.50.
Starts at 7.30pm until 10.30pm. Keep the church going!.

THE SVP GROUP would like to say thank you to all parishioners who gave so generously to our Lenten appeal. The amount raised was £218.96.

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.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING Wed 21st Mar: inspiring movie on Blessed Miguel Pro, the famous Jesuit who spent most of his short life dodging Mexican police as he ministered to the underground Church during the Mexican Revolution and was executed for the crime of being a Catholic Priest. “Easter-related” charity stall.
SOCIAL EVENT – Sat 24th March – movie “The Kings Speech” – tale of Elizabeth II’s father and his remarkable friendship with a maverick speech therapist. For both events: bar open, hot buffet snacks and “bring-to-share”, admission free, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30 starts.

NORTH WEST KENT LIFE GROUP EVENTS Afternoon Tea in aid of Life Charity on Thursday 5th April 2018 at 1pm to 4pm, St Anselm’s Parish Centre, 89 West Hill, Dartford.