Newsletter Sunday October 7th, 2018


Today’s Theme: The Family of God

First Reading: Genesis 2: 18-24. Second Reading: Hebrews 2: 9-11
Gospel: Mark 10: 2-16 . Fr Doug’s sermon
We celebrate today our belonging together as the family of God. Christ has made us his brothers and sisters, and children of our heavenly Father. The love and respect we share for each other in this celebration will be largely dependent on the love and respect that exists in our own families.


Saturday 6th October   10.00 am John Haylett RIP (Bridie Haylett)
                                           6.00 pm Norberto Iligan RIP and Kevin Decalos Aames RIP,
                                                 Anniversary (Nenen)

Sunday 7th October   8.30 am Parishioners
                                       10.30 am Rex Wheatley RIP, Birthday (Eileen and Family)

Monday 8th October   10.00 am Repose of the soul of Mike McPartlin
                                           (Percy and Pat Burke)

Tuesday 9th October   7.00 pm Dick Johnson RIP, 6th Anniversary (Richard Johnson)
    Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 10th October   10.00 am Kathleen Bowman, Birthday (Tim)

Thursday 11th October   9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 12th October   10.00 am Mavis Griffin RIP (Bridie Haylett)

Saturday 13th October   10.00 am Holy Souls
                                           6.00 pm Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)

Sunday 14th October   8.30 am Parishioners
                                        10.30 am Liam Gray RIP (The Choir)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 10.30am-11.30am, 7pm-8pm (following Masses).

ANNIVERSARIES: Mona Shaw, Doreen Flanagan, Dick Williams, Patrick Higgins, Blanche Anderson and Marie Morris.

FEAST DAYS: Tuesday, St Denis, Bishop, and Companions, Martyrs; St John Leonardi, Priest; Blessed John Henry Newman, Priest. Wednesday, St Paulinus of York, Bishop. Thursday, St John XXIII, Pope. Friday, St Wilfrid, Bishop. Saturday, St Edward the Confessor, King.

PRAY 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 and 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 and Fr John Diver.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £412.60, Loose £156.49. Total £569.09.
Second Collection (SVP) Gift Aid £22.50, Loose £129.45. Total £151.95
This week’s Second Collection is for CAFOD Fast Day.
Next week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson; 10.30am Tilly and Ella.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris. Sunday 8.30am Marlene. 10.30am Kathy, Margaret, Peter H, Carole, Eileen (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia. Flower Arranging: Mary K and Mary J.

CAFOD: Today’s Second Collection is for CAFOD. Hopefully you had a simple meal on Friday 5th October which was the Family Fast Day and will put the money saved into the collection. Remember that whatever you give will save lives and just think – how would we cope without, say, an abundant supply of clean water? Do use the CAFOD envelopes which were handed out over the last two weeks. There are spare envelopes in the porch and pens to help you fill them in. If you are a taxpayer, the gift aid declaration adds another 25% to your donation.
Do come into the hall after 10.30 Mass and buy one of the cakes made by the children, their families and others. All proceeds go to CAFOD. John Rayer, 01322 523499, SJF CAFOD Representative

BEXLEY WINTER NIGHT SHELTER: On 20th October 7.30pm, there is a Social Evening at Our Lady of the Angels Church, Erith, to raise much needed funds for Bexley Winter Night Shelter for rough sleepers. Entertainment by Bexleyheath Rock Choir, and refreshments will be provided. £5 adult, £1 child. Buy at the door or contact We hope you will support our local community choir singing for our local charity. We welcome your generosity.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: Please note that we have a new email address with immediate effect:

THE SVP GROUP would like to thank all parishioners for their very generous giving last weekend. The amount raised was £151.95. this will be very much appreciated.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 24th October: Part 1 of a 2-part movie on Pope Paul VI, soon-to-be canonized leader in the Church, as a Priest, Bishop, Cardinal and Pope through one of the most difficult periods in Church’s history. Second part (including a recap) on Wednesday 7th November. Watch either or both parts. Bar open, charity stall, subtitles, AIC/SVP follow-up meetings. All welcome, admission free, 7pm for 7.30 pm starts.

QUIZ NIGHT: 17th November 2018. Tickets being sold at back of church after weekend masses.