Newsletter Sunday July 1st, 2018

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Lord Who Gives Life

The Lord made us to live. Death is totally opposed to God, who is life itself. And yet Christ
accepted death in order that we might live. He took our poverty to make us rich.


Saturday 30 June   9:00am: Holy Souls
                                 6:00pm: Frances, Dan, Margaret, Fiona & Daniel Harrington RIP
                                 (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 1 July   8:30am: Anthony & Stella de Fonseka RIP
                            10:30am: David Shaw RIP: Anniversary (Lynn Cayford)

Monday 2 July   9:00am: Intentions & Wellbeing of Denis & Marian Buckley
                                 (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
Tuesday 3 July   7:00pm: Holy Souls
  Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 4 July   10:00am: Frances, Dan, Margaret, Fiona & Daniel Harrington RIP
                                 (Eileen Sheehan & Family)
Thursday 5 July   9:00am: Eucharistic Service

Friday 6 July   9:00am: Holy Souls

Saturday 7 July   9:00am: Holy Souls
                              6:00pm: CONFIRMATION MASS: Bishop Patrick Lynch

Sunday 8 July   8:30am: Parishioners
                            10:30am: Wellbeing of Ray Smith (Carole Hughes)

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 & Iris 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: Tricia Kinnaird, John Jones

Feast Days: Tue: St Thomas, Apostle Wed: St Elizabeth of Portugal Thurs: St Anthony Zaccaria, Priest Fri: St Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6:00pm Kathy Fogarty Sunday 8:30am Peter Wilkes 10:30am Katherine Bernarte.    Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.    Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.    Collection for 8:30am Mass: Mr T Lee.    Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6:00pm Peter W; Sun 8:30am Ann Hyde Sun 10:30am Carole, Mary H, Peter H, Kathy, Rob.    Washing of Purificators: Alvira.    Flower Arranging: Lynn Cayford & Graziella Highland

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 27th May 2018
Gift Aid: £355.50. Loose: £186.93 Total: £542.43

ST JOHN FISHER BBQ AND FAMILY FUN DAY: On behalf of the Organisers, a hearty THANK YOU to ALL for making the Parish’s family fun day a great success. There are some raffle prizes in a box in the Church Foyer awaiting collection; all the winners have been notified.

CONFIRMATION 2018: We would like to congratulate our candidates on the successful completion of preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation: Fay Anthony, Brandon Azavedo, Caitlin Cunningham, Dan Cunningham, Adam Grecula, Kilian Hayes, Isabella Highland, Victoria James, Madeleine MacDonald, Tom Montgomery, Liam Morgan, Niamh Powers, Anya Ritson, Marcus Ritson. The Confirmation Mass will be held on Saturday 7th July at 6:00 p.m. Bishop Pat Lynch will celebrate the mass and parishioners are most welcome to attend. Paula Woodcock, Ben Assam, Martin Grecula, Rob O’Halloran

NEXT WEEK IS SEA SUNDAY: When the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. As it is dependent on voluntary donations, please give generously. For more information about its work, visit

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 18th July: Epic movie on St Joan of Arc. Fiercely believing that she was directed by God, Joan triumphantly led an army into battle against the English, who were driven from France. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 6:45pm for 7:00pm start. NOTE EARLY START BUT LATE COMERS WELCOME.

A DAY WITH MARY SATURDAY 14TH JULY 2018: The Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate, Kent. Please see notice board for more information or contact Trevor Downs on 0208 641 6418.

THE ST JOHN BOSCO CHILDRENS SUMMER CAMP AT ALDHAM ESSEX: This is an activities camp with a Catholic ethos that runs as follows:

  1. Week One Saturday 21st July to 28th July 2018 for Boys.
  2. Week Two Saturday 28th July to 4th August 2018 for Boys.
  3. Week Three Saturday 4th August to 11th August 2018 for Girls.

It is for children aged 8 to 13 and costs £145 per week. Should you require an application form or more information, then please look on the website for enquiries, then please email the boys camp at or the girls camp at More information can be found on the notice board.