Newsletter Sunday August 12th, 2018

19TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

The Father Who Draws Us To Himself

Elijah was drawn to the mountain of God by the Lord who gave him food and drink. The Father is drawing us to himself by offering us the bread of life at this Mass.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 11 – 19 AUG 2018

Sat 11 Aug.    9am Liam Gray RIP (Eileen & John Stanton)
                        6pm Daphne Woodhouse RIP (Bill & Rita Woodhouse)

Sun 12 Aug    8.30am Parishioners
                        10.30am Bill Keefe RIP (Iris)

Mon 13 Aug    9am Parishioners

Tues 14 Aug    7pm Wellbeing of Tony Frake (The Choir)
  Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 15 Aug      THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
    Holy Day of Obligation (please note morning Mass is at 9am)
                        9am Holy Souls
                        8pm Parishioners

Thu 16 Aug    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 17 Aug    9am Parishioners

Sat 18 Aug    9am Parishioners
                        6pm Parishioners

Sun 19 Aug    8.30am Parishioners
                        10.30am Foundation Mass for Fr Tom Power

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: Mary Shenton, Mary Rowland, Madge Brown, Tom O’Hara, Molly Bignall,
Madeline Bull, Gordon Lawley

Feast Days: Wednesday: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 5 August 2018
Gift Aid: £442.85, Loose: £176.28, TOTAL: £619.13
This week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 13/8) Readers: Sat 6.00pm Peter Harris, Sun 8.30 Ann Wilkes, Sun 10.30 Marlene Burt.   Copying of Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: John Stanton.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Rob, Sun 8.30am Patricia, 10.30am Kathy, Margaret, Peter H, Mary H, Molly.   Washing of Purificators: Alvira.   Flower Arranging: Theresa and Sue.

ATTENTION: GROUP LEADERS – INVITATION TO A SOCIAL EVENING for

  1. Liturgy Group (choir, altar servers, catechists, readers, Eucharistic Ministers)
  2. Flower/Cleaning Group
  3. Welcoming Group
  4. Newsletter Typing/Printing Group
  5. Sunday Tea and Coffee
  6. Film Evening

I am inviting all members in these groups to a social evening on Saturday 18th August 2018 at 7.00pm in our parish hall. This is an opportunity to express my gratitude to you for the sacrifices you have made to support our parish during my tenure. It is also my farewell to you with my prayers and thoughts as you continue to give your time and talents for the church, along with my successor Fr Bull.

Please can you inform all those in your group, with hope that you can all find the time in your tight schedules to attend. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Yours in Christ
Fr Christian Onyigbuo

FATHER CHRISTIAN’S FAREWELL PARTY will be held on Friday 7th September in the hall. Bar open 7pm to 11pm. Further information nearer the time. All parishioners are welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE 19 SEPTEMBER 2018, We still have four places available if anyone would like to join our group. The cost is £619.00 per person plus the cost of coach transfer to and from Gatwick Airport. If anyone would like more details please telephone Paul Rowland on 01322 683577.

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

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 may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303.