Newsletter Sunday September 2nd, 2018


The Commandments of Life

We rejoice in the Law of God which is pure religion, totally different from any man-made law or human tradition. It is fulfilled in this sacrament of love.


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)

Mon 3 Sep    9am Foundation Mass for Beatrice Walliser

Tues 4 Sep    7pm Holy Souls
     Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 5 Sep    10am Bob Wallis RIP: 12th Anniversary (Eileen & Family)

Thu 6 Sep    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 7 Sep    9am Parishioners

Sat 8 Sep    9am Holy Souls
                     6pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sun 9 Sep    8.30am Parishioners
                      10.30am George Easton RIP (Gloria & Tony Laws)

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: Raymond Broadbent, Mary Mulraney, Myfanwy Phyllis Matthews, Richard Gamble, Michael Naughton, John Jameson, Terry Frogley, Bob Wallis.

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.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6:00pm Carol Anderson Sunday 8:30am Doune Robinson 10:30am Katherine Bernarte. Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson. Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins. Collection for 8:30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan. Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6:00pm Mary H Sun 8:30am Bridie Sun 10:30am Volunteer, Marlene, Patricia, Molly, Carole. Washing of Purificators: Norma. Flower Arranging: Mary Jeyaseelan & Sue Murphy.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION:. Sunday August 26th, 2018
Gift Aid: £356.95. Loose: £129.37. TOTAL: £486.32
This week’s retiring collection is for the Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.
Next week’s second collection is for the Catholic Education Service.

ERITH OPERATIC SOCIETY & ST. MARY’S CHURCH – Present MUSIC FROM THE SHOWS Sunday 2nd September 2018 at 6.30pm in the Church Hall. Tickets: £10 including glass of wine/soft drink. From: Barbara Graham (0208 3080872) or Marion Smith (528622).

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

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.