Newsletter Sunday August 26th



The Holy One of God
Today, as we celebrate the marriage feast of Christ with his Church, we consciously choose him who is the Holy One of God.


Sat 25 Aug      9am Holy Souls
                          6pm Gabriele Schlag RIP (Margaret & Bob Morris)

Sun 26 Aug      8.30am Parishioners
                          10.30am Terry Frogley RIP: 1st Anniversary (Margaret & Family)

Please note Mass time for the Bank Holiday is 10am
Mon 27 Aug      10am Lucy Lawson RIP: 3rd Anniversary (Diane Melaugh)

Tues 28 Aug      7pm Francine van Leeuwen: Birthday (Tim Bowman)
    Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 29 Aug      10am Foundation Mass for Frances Walliser

Thu 30 Aug      9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 31 Aug      9am John Jameson RIP: 3rd Anniversary (Rose & Family)

Sat 1 Sep      9am Peggie Dunne (Bridie Haylett)
                       6pm Parishioners

Sun 2 Sep      8.30am Nicholas Nencini RIP: Birthday
                        10.30am Ray Broadbent RIP: Anniversary (Lynn Cayford)

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: Philip Head, Sean O’Flaherty, Fr George Torre, Bob Wallis, Norrie Walsh, Ramon Lee, John Jameson

Gift Aid: £379.1 Loose: £149.20 Total: £528.30

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 27/8). Readers: Sat 6.00pm Kathy Fogarty, Sun 8.30 Bridie Haylett, Sun 10.30 Marlene Burt.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Ann Harris, Sun 8.30am Mary J, 10.30am Carole, Eileen, Volunteer, Rob, Margaret.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia.   Flower Arranging: Mary J

FATHER CHRISTIAN’S FAREWELL PARTY We will be having a Farewell Party for Fr Christian on Friday 7th September at 7pm – all parishioners are invited. Please bring a plate as contribution towards the evening (see list of suggestions in church porch so we can coordinate a good selection). Many thanks. Kay.

NEW READERS ROTA available in the Sacristy. Please note volunteers are needed for the Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints on Thursday 1 November and for Christmas – the Children’s Midnight, 8.30am and 10.30am masses. Thank you. Kathy Fogarty 01322 553993

APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA: The Parish has received a thank you letter from the AoS in response to the Sea Sunday Appeal 2018, extract as follows:
We are very grateful indeed for your support for the work of the AoS, in particular for holding our Sea Sunday appeal. As ever you and your parishioners have been very generous both financially and in prayer. We very much appreciate this, so please accept our thanks and please convey our thanks to your parishioners too. May God continue to bless you and your parish abundantly for giving from the heart“.

THE MEETING PLACE will be closed on Wednesday 29 August as it is a bank holiday week. Back as usual on Wednesday 5 September.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING PLUS on Wednesday 12th September there will be a special event featuring the life and work of the great saint of practical charity, Vincent de Paul; and an exhibition of some of the work of the lay organisation he founded (AIC) and the SVP who chose him as their patron. All very welcome. 7 for 7.30pm Christine Crump.

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! 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 on sale 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 may be left in the box in the parish porch. Thank you for your support.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP Thank you for your kind donation of £106.13 on Sunday 12 August. If you have any queries please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553.