Newsletter Sunday July 22nd, 2018


Today we celebrate the Shepherd who leads all men to the Father, however far apart they may be in race or culture


Saturday 21 July    9.00am Liam Gray RIP (Carole Hughes)
                                 6.00pm John Whiteside RIP: 1st Anniversary (Peggy & Family)

Sunday 22 July    8.30am Parishioners
                                 10.30am Recovery of Ray Smith (The Choir)

Monday 23 July    9.00am Walter Goodwin RIP (Mrs Deadman)

Tuesday 24 July    7.00pm Fr Geoffrey Winchester RIP: Anniversary (OLPG)
    Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 25 July    10.00am Dan & Julia Harrington & Patrick & Mary Sheehan (Eileen)

Thursday 26 July 9.00am No Eucharistic Service
                                 11.30am Funeral Mass for Liam Gray RIP

Friday 27 July    9.00am Liam Gray RIP (Sheila Beattie)

Saturday 28 July    9.00am Patrick Corr RIP (Calen Depaul)
                                 6.00pm Dr Richard McCarthy RIP: 1st Anniversary (Anna & Family)

Sunday 29 July    8.30am Parishioners
                                 10.30am Wellbeing of Eileen Hollis (The Choir)

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, 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, Fr John Diver.

Anniversaries: Pauline Griffiths, Colin Andrews, Dr Richard McCarthy.

Feast Days: Sunday: St Mary Magdalene. Monday: St Bridget. Wednesday: St James, Apostle. Thursday: St Joachim and Anne, Parents of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm David Latimer, Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett, Sunday 10.30am John Rayer.   Photocopying of Newsletter: Emma Fox.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30 Mass:  Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta.   Flower Arranging: Sue & Mary K.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm: Mar H, Sun 8.30am Marlene, Sun 10.30am: Volunteer, Margaret, Patricia, Rob, Dorothy (Host).   Washing of Purificators: Norma.

1st COLLECTION: GIFT AID – £ 427.24 LOOSE- £ 179.96 TOTAL- £ 607.20
Bexley Deanery Developing World Group £ 179.91

MASS FOR “GOD THE FATHER”: We are celebrating “God The Father” Mass on Sunday 5th August at 3.00pm. This has been asked for by God to be held on the first Sunday in August.

JOHN UNDERWOOD: With apologies, John’s personal telephone number should be 01322 339 085 and his address is Shaftesbury Court Residential Care, Selkirk Drive, Erith, DA8 3QP. John would love to hear from parishioners or receive a visit.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: No film evening in August. Next evening Wednesday 12th September on St Vincent de Paul.

VICTORIA HOMES ALMHOUSES VACANCIES: Applications are welcome from residents of the following electoral wards: St Mary’s & St James; Blackfen & Lamorbey; Blendon & Penhill; East Wickham; Falconwood & Welling; Longlands; Sidcup; Crook Log; Bexleyheath. The accommodation is only suitable for single occupancy and independent living with preference being given to the elderly. Apply in writing to the Trustees of the Victoria Homes, c/o 64 Bourne Road, Bexley, DA5 1LU by 31st July 2018.

PARISH BARN DANCE: You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 15th September 2018 from 7.30pm until 11.00pm (bar open from 7pm). Great fun for all the family. No experience necessary! Tickets on sale after each Sunday Mass. Adults £8/Child £4. Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731 303.