Newsletter Sunday August 19th, 2018

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Our Eucharist: Thanksgiving

Eucharist means thanksgiving. Today, filled with the Spirit,

we make thanksgiving to God for the bread of life.


Saturday 18 August:  9:00am Parishioners
                                     6:00pm Parishioners

Sunday 19 August:  8:30am Parishioners
                                  10:30am Foundation Mass for Fr Tom Power

Monday 20 August:   9:00am Wellbeing of Michael Moran (Sheila Beattie)

Tuesday 21 August:   7:00pm Francine van Leeuwen: Birthday (Tim Bowman)
    Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 22 August:  10:00am Joseph Jarczuk RIP (Nina Szredski)

Thursday 23 August:   9:00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 24 August:   9:00am Foundation Mass for Fr George Torre

Saturday 25 August:   9:00am. Holy Souls
                                     6:00pm  Gabriele Slag RIP (Margaret & Bob Morris)

Sunday 26 August:   8:30am  Parishioners
                                   10:30am  Terry Frogley RIP: 1st Anniversary (Margaret & Family)

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, 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: Charles Cummins, John Rosemeyer, Laurie Murphy

Feast Days: Mon: St Bernard, Abbot Tue: St Pius X, Pope Wed: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Thurs: St Rose of Lima, Virgin Fri: St Bartholomew, Apostle Sat: St Louis, St Joseph of Calasanz, Priest

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6:00pm David Latimer, Sunday 8:30am Larissa O’Halloran, 10:30am Joseph Ebare.   Copying of Newsletter: Emma Fox.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers.   Collection for 8:30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks.   Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Giovanni Aletta. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6:00pm Kathy, Sun 8:30am Peter W, Sun 10:30am Volunteer, Mary H, Patricia, Carole, Dorothy.   Washing of Purificators: Barbara .  Flower Arranging: Mary Kevan & Sue Murphy

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:   Sunday 12th August 2018
Gift Aid:   £437.80   Loose:   £208.33   Total:   £646.13
Bexley Deanery:   £106.13

PARISH BARN DANCE – 15th SEPTEMBER 2018: 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! If you wish, please bring your own nibbles. Tea/Coffee and cake will be served during the interval. Ticket numbers are limited and selling fast. Don’t miss out! Tickets are available after each Sunday Mass. Adults £8/Child £4. Tickets may also may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303. A raffle will be held during the evening and we would be very grateful for donations of suitable prizes. Items maybe left in the box in the church porch. Thank you for your support.

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 contact Paul Rowland on 01322 683577.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 12th September 2018: Dramatic movie on St Vincent de Paul one of the greatest humanitarians in history. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start.