Newsletter Sunday June 3rd, 2018

Corpus Christi

The Blood of The Covenant

The old covenant was sealed with the blood of the sacrifice which Moses sprinkled on the people. The new covenant was sealed with the blood of Christ who offered himself as a perfect sacrifice to God.


Saturday 2 June    9:00am Win Morden RIP (Friends)
                               6:00pm Patrick, Donal, Gary & Phillis Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sunday 3 June    8:30am Intentions of Ed & Sheila Jones (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
Corpus Christi    10:30am Wellbeing of Tess Truman (AIC)

Monday 4 June   9:00am Holy Souls

Tuesday 5 June    7:00pm John Bowman RIP (Tim)
   Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 6 June    10:00am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Thursday 7 June    9:00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 8 June    9:00am Holy Souls

Saturday 9 June    9:00am Holy Souls
                              6:00pm Repose of the Soul of Ann Atherton (Peggy Whiteside)

Sunday 10 June    8:30am Wellbeing of John Coyne (Michael Coyne)
                              10:30am Tony Sullivan: Wedding Anniversary (Marie)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9:30am – 10:30am and Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm (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, Christine Hand.

Anniversaries: William Scott Moffat, Jack Smeaton, Ken George, Colette Mansell, Bridget Greene.

Feast Days: Sun: Corpus Christi Tue: St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr Wed: St Norbert, Bishop Fri: The Most Scared Heart of Jesus Sat: The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6:00pm Kathy Fogarty Sunday 8:30am Ann Wilkes 10:30am Ryan Bernarte.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.   Collection for 8:30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.   Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6:00pm Ann Harris; Sun 8:30am Mary J; Sun 10:30am Kathy, Margaret, Volunteer, Mary H, Paul Washing of Purificators: Patricia Flower Arranging: Mary Kevan & Mary Jeyaseelan.

Sunday 27th May 2018   Gift Aid  £471.95   Loose  £171.22   Total. £643.17

This week’s retiring collection: Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.
Next week’s 2nd collection: Catholic Trust for England & Wales.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Are invited to make their recommitment on Sunday 3rd June at the 10:30am Mass (Corpus Christi)

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 13th June: Documentaries on the lives of: a) BI Francis Xavier Seelos, a young immigrant Redemptorist missionary priest to USA; and b) St Kateri Tekakwitha the first Native North American woman to be recognised as a saint. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start.

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.

OLD BEXLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL – 9TH JUNE – 1ST JULY 2018: Churches Together in Old Bexley present our annual music festival, events are open to all, free of charge, just turn up to hear jazz, songs from the silver screen, music to refresh the soul and even Divine Disney! St John Fisher is hosting Green Street Blues – Kent’s award winning acapella choir with a unique and mesmerising sound – on Tuesday 19th June, 8pm, in our Church Hall. Help on the evening serving tea and coffee would be much appreciated. Kathy Fogarty 01322 553 993.

AGM of North West Kent Life Group: With coffee morning and guest speaker on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 11:00am. St Anselm’s Parish Centre, 89 West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ.

ALTAR SERVERS SUMMER BREAK 7th – 10th AUGUST, WOLDINGHAM, SURREY. COST £145: This is an excellent few days for boy and girls servers aged 10 – 15 yrs. Meeting in a holiday atmosphere, activities include talks, discussions, prayer, daily Mass, as well as sport, Chessington World of Adventures, Laser Elite, swimming. For more details, download form from or contact Fr Stephen Boyle on 01322 220075 or email

CAR PARK NOTIFICATION: Car Parking Permits are now available for issue. Permit Application forms are available at the back of the Church or from the Parish Office. These are forms for:

1) Our customers in the High Street using our car park and parishioners using the car park all day long.
2) Other short businesses outside usual church activities.
3) There will also be a provision for non-parishioners who fall outside the above, categories to use the car park on a pay and display facility.

There is a plan to implement a system which will monitor all traffic movement in and out of the car park. Permit holders and others who have registered themselves will be exempt. Details to follow soon.