Newsletter Sunday April 15th, 2018


Our Advocate With The Father

We celebrate with the living Christ, our advocate with the Father, in whose name repentance for the forgiveness of sins is preached to all the world.


Sat 14 April:    No morning Mass
                          6pm Pat Dooley (Sister): Birthday (Marie Sullivan)

Sun 15 April:   8.30am Joy Welch RIP (Teresa Fan)
                          10.30am John & Eileen Hempstead (Helen Larkin)

Mon 16 April:   9am John Robins RIP: 4th Anniversary (Molly & Family)

Tues 17 April:   7pm Private Intentions of Braganza Family (The Almeida’s)
  Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 18 April:   10am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Thu 19 April:   9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 20 April:   9am Margaret McQuaid RIP (Seamus, Siobain & Patricia)

Sat 21 April:   No morning Mass
                          6pm Danny, Jim, Thomas & John Harrington RIP
                          (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 22 April:   8.30am Parishioners
                          10.30am Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)

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, Ray Smith.

Anniversaries: Fr Tom Power, Florence Cummins, Alice Cannon, Griff Davies, Margot Smeaton, Tom Porter, Michael & Theresa O’Connor, Veronica Billington, John Breen, John Robins.

Feast Days: Saturday St Anselm, Bishop

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 16/4)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Carol Anderson, Sun 8.30 Doune Robinson, Sun 10.30 Tilly and Ella.   Copying of Newsletter Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jayaseelan.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Ann Harris, Sun 8.30am Peter Whiffen, 10.30am Kathy, Margaret, Patricia, Molly, Paul.   Washing of Purificators: Barbara.   Flower Arranging: Graziella and Lynn

First Collection: Gift Aid. £842.75. Loose£186.71 Total. £1029.46
Retiring Collection (Bexley Deanery Third World). £ 100.20

ROSARY ON THE COAST 3pm on Sunday 29 April. Please see church noticeboard for details.

GIFT AID Please collect your “Certificate of Donations” made under the “Gift Aid” scheme for the tax year 2017/18 from the back of the church. A big thank you for your donations and support of the Parish.

BARN DANCE 18TH MAY CANCELLED There will be a barn dance held on Saturday 15 September. More details in the future. Thank you.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY AT PRAYER will be held on Friday 20 April at URC Church at 10.30am.

Day with Mary – Saturday 5 May at Westminster Cathedral
,, ,, ,, Saturday 20 May at Walsingham Shrine
Please see church noticeboard for details.
Also, Mass for Migrants on Monday 7th May at St George’s Cathedral – Banner Procession begins at 10.45am.

CRAYFORD MOSQUE invite you to their Open Day on Saturday 21 April, 11am to 5pm, at 60 Crayford High Street DA1 4EF.

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 25th April Part 1 of 2-part movie on the incredible life of the great St Augustine of Hippo as he rises from his reckless days to become a Father and Doctor of the Church. Second part (including a recap) on Wed 9th May – watch either or both parts. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

NORTH WEST KENT LIFE GROUP EVENTS AGM of North West Kent Life Group with Coffee Morning and Guest Speaker on Thursday 19 July 2018 at 11am. St Anselm’s Parish Centre, 89 West Hill, Dartford, DA1 2HJ. Contact Rebecca Luton 07956 111909 or
GARDENER All types of work undertaken. RHS trained. Phone Andy 07535 884852.

CHURCH HEATING REPAIRS: The repairs are due to start on Tuesday 24th April and are expected to be completed within three days. As a result the church will be closed for those three days and Mass will be cancelled. Hopefully the church will be re-open on the Friday.