Newsletter Sunday April 29th, 2018



When, like St Paul, we ‘believe in the name of Jesus Christ’, God lives in us and we in him. We become branches of the true vine, Jesus Christ.


Saturday 28 April   9.00am Wellbeing of Christine McDonald
                                    (Pat, Siobhan & Seamus McQuaid)
                                 6.00pm June Rose Smythe RIP (Oonagh Wood)

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

Monday 30 April   9.00am Wellbeing of Teresa Fan (Kate Kennedy)

Tuesday 1 May   7.00pm Wellbeing of Peter & June Dent (Tony Frake)
  Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 2 May   10.00am Elizabeth McCarthy RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 3 May   No Eucharistic Service due to inspection of heating repairs in church

Friday 4 May   9.00am Jack Carvalho RIP (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)
  No 1st Friday Adoration as Deanery 24hr Adoration at Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen

Saturday 5 May   9.00am June Saxby RIP: recently died (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                                6.00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sunday 6 May   8.30am Wellbeing of Artemio Ugale (Unknown Donor)
                           10.30am Intentions of Joan Aspeek (Maureen & David Watkins)

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, Teresa Fan.

Anniversaries: George Lott, David Smythe, Mary Brady, Madeline Bull, Sean Rahim, Margaret McQuaid.

Feast Days: Sunday: St Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church, Patron of Europe. Monday: St Pius V, Pope. Tuesday: Day of prayer for God’s blessing on human work. Wednesday: St Athanasius, Bishop. Thursday: Saints Philip and James, Apostles. Friday: The English Martyrs.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah. Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox. Newsletter Typist: Venus Barnarte. Collection for 8.30 Mass Mrs M Lee. Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta. Flower Arranging: Theresa & Doune. Saturday 6 pm: Rob. Sun 8.30am Bridie. Sun 10.30am: Volunteer, Eileen, Peter Hammond, Dorothy, John (Host). Washing of Purificators: Norma.

1st Gift Aid: £413.80 Loose: £ 208.10 TOTAL £ 621.90
2nd (Ecclesiastical Education) Gift Aid:£115.10 Loose: £ 129.50 TOTAL £ 244 60
This week’s 2nd collection is for St George’s Cathedral.
Next week’s retiring collection is for: Bexley Deanery Developing World Group

ROSARY ON THE COAST: SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 2018: There will be a Mass at 3pm at Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 9th May: Part 2 (including a part 1 recap) of the incredible life of the great St Augustine of Hippo as he rose from his reckless days as a youth to become a most highly influential Father & Doctor of the Church. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

PARISH CABARET EVENING: Last Saturday’s cabaret event was a 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. The main part of the work has been completed with a new copper pipe installed around the top of the church. Although we would have liked to have been able to lower it out of view, that would have meant removing the old pipework which was installed as the church was being built. Getting rid of it would have involved considerable disruption and expense.