Newsletter Sunday April 22nd, 2018


Today’s Theme: The Good Shepherd

Christ the Good Shepherd, went before us through suffering and death, so that we could follow in safety and be with him in his heavenly kingdom.

Saturday 21st April     No Morning Mass
                                       6.00 pm Danny, Jim, Thomas and John Harrington RIP
                                      (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 22nd April     8.30 am Parishioners
                                      10.30 am Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie and Family)

Monday 23rd April     9.00 am Wellbeing of Peggie Dunne (Bridie)

Tuesday 24th April No Evening Mass
No Adoration or Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 25th April No Morning Mass
Thursday 26th April No Eucharistic Service

Friday 27th April     9.00 am Holy Souls

Saturday 28th April     9.00 am Wellbeing of Christine McDonald
                                      (Patricia, Siobain and Seamus McQuaid)
                                      6.00 pm June Rose Smythe RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 29th April     8.30 am Parishioners
                                      10.30 am Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Brigid Rose Cole, Elizabeth Troy, Terry Huntington, Alfred George Anderson, James Underwood, Andrew Donnelly, John Robins and Theresa Lobo.

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, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, Mary Manners, George Waller, Peter Dent and Ray Smith.

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St George, Martyr, Patron of England. Tuesday, St Adalbert, Bishop and Martyr; St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr; SS Justus and Mellitus; St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, Religious. Wednesday, St Mark, Evangelist. Thursday, Our Lady of Good Counsel. Saturday, St Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr; St Louis Grignion de Montfort, Priest; Our Lady.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £408.13 Loose £206.64. Total £614.77. This week’s Second Collection is for Ecclesiastical Education. Next week’s Second Collection is for is for St George’s Cathedral.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Patricia. Sunday 8.30am Marlene. 10.30am Carole, Mary, Volunteer, Paul, Dorothy (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia. Flower Arranging: Mary K and Mary J.

ROSARY ON THE COAST: Please see noticeboard for details. Also, there will be a Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Blackfen, at 3pm on Sunday 29th April.

PARISH CABARET EVENING: Last Saturday’s Cabaret event wasa most enjoyable evening. Singers, musicians and monologues provided great entertainment. Over £500 was raised specifically for the Church Maintenance Fund. Thanks to Carol Anderson, along with Anne Rayer and the Events Team and others and we thank everybody for their support..

CHURCH HEATING REPAIRS: Work to install a new heating pipe in the church is due to start on Tuesday. It is hoped it will be completed in two or three days. As the church will need to be closed for those three days Mass on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, together with the Eucharistic service on Thursday, will be cancelled. Hopefully the church will re-open on Friday. Provided there are no problems the second part of the work – cleaning the system – will be carried out on the following Thursday which means the Eucharistic service will be cancelled.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donation of £100.20 on Sunday 8th April. Please contact our Parish Representative Maria Ward on 01322 555553 if you have any queries.

GIFT AID: Please collect your Gift Aid Certificate of Donation 2017/18 from back of church.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 25th April, Part 1 of a 2-part movie on the incredible life of the great saint St Augustine of Hippo as he rose from his reckless days as a youth to become a most highly influential Father and Doctor of the Church. Second part (including a recap) on Wednesday 9th May. Watch either or both parts. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

BARN DANCE on 18th May cancelled. Barn Dance on 15th September. More details later.