Newsletter Sunday May 20th, 2018



Today’s Theme: The Day of Pentecost

Today we celebrate the great day of Pentecost when Christ filled he Church with the power of his Spirit and sent it out into the world to bring his peace, joy and forgiveness to all mankind.

Saturday 19th May   9.00 am Holy Souls
                             6.00 pm Dan & Julia Harrington + Patrick & Mary Sheehan RIP                                                   (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 20th May   8.30 am Parishioners
                            10.30 am Deceased Relatives and Friends of the Lyons Family
                                                  (Kay and Danny)
                            12.30 pm First Holy Communion Mass

Monday 21st May   9.00 am Marshall Fernandes (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)

Tuesday 22nd May   7.00 pm Wellbeing of Peggy Kyne (Bridie Haylett)
   Followed by Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 23rd May   10.00 am Wellbeing of Ray Smith (Carole Hughes)

Thursday 24th May   9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 25th May   9.00 am Holy Souls

Saturday 26th May   9.00 am Intentions of Tess Truman
                            6.00 pm Deceased Members of the Iligan, Roma                                                                            and Mendez Families (Nenen)

Sunday 27th May   8.30 am Parishioners
                            10.30 am Patrick Feeney RIP (May Feeney)

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Harry Underwood, Patrick O’Gorman, Annie Breen, James Williams, Win Morden, Betty Jefferson, Jimmy Mizzen and Serse Cima.

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, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan and Tommy Otte.

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St Christopher of Magallanes, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs. Tuesday, St Rita of Cascia, Religious. Thursday, Our Lady Help of Christians. Friday, St Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Saturday, St Philip Neri Priest.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £756.33. Loose £149.96. Total £906.29. Second Collection (Communication) Gift Aid £25.50. Loose £135.09. Total £160.59.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson; 10.30am Joseph Ebare. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ivan. Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde. 10.30am Carole, Kathy, Peter Hammond, Eileen, Rob (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Alvira. Flower Arranging: Sue and Theresa.

CELEBRATION OF ST JOHN FISHER DAY, Saturday 23rd June 2018. Barbeque and Fun Day for All: Dancing and entertainment from the Children’s Liturgy Group, Bexley Beavers, Irish dancers, and much more. Also live music and DJ in the evening (dancing shoes and Hips exercise unavoidable for this part).
To make it a great day your generosity is vital. We need contributions and/or donations of:
1. Your presence, ready and primed to have fun on the day.
2. Cash/sponsorship of one or more of the activities, e.g Face painting, Bouncy Castle etc.
3. Traditional cuisine to serve on the day. The more cultures the cooked food represents, the jollier.
4. Standard size Table Tennis (table only will suffice) and/or other group game or activity.
There’s a clipboard with form in the church foyer for you to indicate your generosity.
Thank you

CAFOD – Have Fun while Fundraising: You are invited to join Freda and John for Afternoon Tea from 1pm – 3.30pm on Saturday 9th June 2018 at 35 Danson Road, Bexleyheath (near Crook Log). RAFFLE. £5 Entry. All donations welcomed.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donation of £117.67 on Sunday 6th May. We have now completed six projects and expect to begin the seventh shortly. The next project is to build further facilities for a school in Kissy, Sierra Leone. Once again, thank you for your continued generosity. If you have any queries please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 13th June, documentaries on the heroic and miraculous lives of Bl Francis Xavier Seelos and St Kateri Tekakwitha. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.