Newsletter Sunday May 13th, 2018


The Spirit of God’s Life

The Holy Spirit is the soul of the Church, the principle of its life and unity. God is living in us because he lets us share his spirit.


Sat 12 May     9am Holy Souls
                          6pm Parishioners

Sun 13 May     8.30am Tony Lobo RIP: 1st Anniversary (Kathy Connolly)
                         10.30am John Larkin RIP + Family (Helen & Family)

Mon 14 May     9am Wellbeing of Michael Frake (Tony Frake)

Tues 15 May     7pm Audrey O’Hara RIP: 1st Anniversary (Tony and Anne & Family)
    Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 16 May     10am Foundation Mass for Serse Cima

Thu 17 May     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 18 May     9am Collette & Brendan Mansell RIP (Anne & Brian Harris)

Sat 19 May     9am Holy Souls
                         6pm Dan & Julia Harrington + Patrick & Mary Sheehan RIP
                         (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 20 May     8.30am Parishioners
                         10.30am Deceased Relatives & Friends of The Lyons Family (Kay & Danny)
                         12.30pm First Holy Communion Mass

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, Tommy Otte.

Anniversaries: Frank Henin, Bertram Lemos, James Murrin, Angie Jones, Carrie & Harry Hollis, Bill Chipperfield & Mary Chipperfield, Susan Monkton, Lilian Higgs, Marie Huntington.

Feast Days: Monday: St Matthias, Apostle

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 14/5)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Carol Anderson Sun 8.30 Bridie Haylett Sun 10.30 Tony Frake.   Copying of Newsletter Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Peter Whiffen Sun 8.30am Bridie 10.30am Kathy, Eileen, Patricia, John, Margaret. Washing of Purificators: Molly.   Flower Arranging: Mary J and Mary K.

1st Collection:  Gift Aid: £459.40 Loose: £186.43 Total: £645.83
Retiring Collection (Bexley Deanery Third World): £117.67
This week’s second collection is for communications.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018 Our parish First Holy Communion Service will take place on Sunday 20th May 2018. This year we have 10 candidates. They are Jesse Dawson-Asaam, Tala Dean, Aoife Hadland, Olivia Kelly, Victoria Kopcynska-Walsh, Nathan Maroni, Michaella Merryman, Dean Onakinor, Faith Porter and Gabriel Riches Foot. All our communicants have been working very hard as they prepare to receive the Blessed Sacrament for the first time. They are very special children. Please remember them in your prayers. Thanks. Angela and Geraldine.

ARCHDIOCESE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES WITH CLIFTON, EAST ANGLIA AND NORTHAMPTON DIOCESE is being led this year by Archbishop Peter Smith. On 24th-31st August 2018. Flights from Stansted. Visit or http://www.tangney-tours/CA or call 01732 886666 or 0800 917 357. Thank you. Simon Fisher. Pilgrimage Administrator.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING Wednesday 13th June Documentaries on BI Francis Xavier Seelos and St Kateri Tekakwitha. Bar Open, admission free, all welcome 7pm for 7.30pm start.

CHURCH HEATING: Work to repair the heating has now been completed. The new pipe around the Church has been installed and the whole system cleaned. Hopefully it will make the heating more efficient although we won’t know how effective it is until next winter. Most of you will have noticed the shiny new pipework, this will gradually darken. Although we would have liked to fit the pipe behind the woodwork, that would have meant removing the old pipe. We were advised that to do so would be more complicated, cause much more disruption, take much longer and consequently cost considerably more. The Premises Committee

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