Newsletter Sunday September 23rd, 2018


Christ, the Son of God

We worship the Son of God, the wisdom that came down from above
and became the servant of men.


Sat 22 Sep    9am Olga Bowman RIP (Tim)
                       6pm Dan & Julia Harrington RIP and Patrick and Mary Sheehan RIP
                                  (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 23 Sep    8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Ruth Smith RIP (Ray & Family)

Mon 24 Sep    9am Mary Connolly RIP: Anniversary (Connolly/Eida Family)

Tues 25 Sep    7pm Intentions of Bernie King (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
     Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 26 Sep    10am Holy Souls

Thu 27 Sep    No Eucharistic Service

Fri 28 Sep    9am Parishioners (OLPG)

Sat 29 Sep 9am Holy Souls
                       6pm John & Joy Hubbard RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 30 Sep    8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Deceased and Sick Members of the Choir (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, George Waller, Peter Dent, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan, Tommy Otte, Christine Hand, Fr John Diver.

Anniversaries: Robert Joseph Gilby, Eusebio Vaz, Danny Flanagan, Olga Bowman.

Feast Days: Saturday 29th Ss Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 16 September 2018
1st Collection Gift Aid: £387.20 Loose: £227.4 Total: £614.60
2nd Collection (Home Mission) Gift Aid: £ 32.87 Loose: £234.15 Total: £267.02
Next week’s second collection is for the SVP.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 24/9)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Kathy Fogarty, Sun 8.30 Larissa O’Halloran, Sun 10.30 John Rayer.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.  Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Ivan, Sun 8.30am Peter W, 10.30am Carole, Eileen, Patricia, Margaret, Paul.   Washing of Purificators: Alvira. Flower arrangers: Mary K and Lynn

FROM FR CHRISTIAN Farewell to my beloved parishioners.
It is hard to say farewell, especially to such a wonderful people like you. However, as it is part of our human living to meet to part, and part to meet, I say farewell with the hope that me meet again.
       I can’t thank you enough for what you have been to me and for all your kindness. I can only say that the Lord will reward you abundantly as I keep you in my prayers.
I miss you and all my little angels dearly.
       Anyway, it is said that the best way to find what is lost in the house is to buy a replacement!
        In the same vein I can say that the only way to find and keep a missed friend is to keep in touch!
Let’s do that via email:, or phone 02089422602, while I join you to say a hearty welcome to Fr DOUG.

CAFOD In preparation for the Family Fast Day on Friday 5 October our Parish CAFOD representative will be talking at Masses this Sunday about the work of CAFOD and how our generosity benefits poorer communities. There will be more information about the Fast Day itself and Fast Day envelopes each week.

ROSARY CRUSADE OF REPARATION Saturday 13th October 2018 Assemble 1.45pm outside Westminster Cathedral (Ambrosden Avenue). Procession to Brompton Oratory, Brompton Road, London SW7. Procession with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima to Brompton Oratory praying the Rosary en route. Consecration to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Scapular Enrolment. Solemn Benediction. End about 5.15pm (anticipated Mass of Sunday at 6.00pm). For information contact Francis Carey 01494 729223, Mathias Menezes (0208 764 0262) or 07950 384515. Website:

A DAY WITH MARY Saturday 20 October 2018 Westminster Cathedral Trevor Downs (020 8641 6418), e-mail, website

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING on Wednesday 24th October. Part 1 of a movie on Pope Paul VI (Part 2 on Wednesday 7th November). Bar open, admission free, sub-titles, all welcome 7pm for 7.30 start.

PARISH BARN DANCE Thank you to everyone who helped make the Barn Dance such a success last Saturday. You will be pleased to hear that the event raised £698.13 which will go towards essential works in the church and hall.

MAINTENANCE DEVELOPMENT FUND inclusive of the Barn Dance profit stands at £1820.63.

QUIZ NIGHT will be on 17th November 2018. Tickets are being sold at the back of the church after every weekend Mass.