Newsletter Sunday October 21st, 2018


Christ the Suffering Servant of God

Today we celebrate the Christ who gives meaning to all human suffering
By taking on himself the role of a servant and redeeming us by his sufferings, he has turned all our human values upside down. It is the weak who have become strong.

          Click above for Fr Doug’s Sermon on World Mission Sunday

Please note the new time for weekday mass will be 10am

Sat 20 Oct    10am Private Intention (unknown donor)
                       6pm Bernadette Willoughby RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 21 Oct    8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Liam Gray RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)

Mon 22 Oct    10am Mavis Griffin RIP (Bridie Haylett)

Tues 23 Oct    7pm Wellbeing of baby Max & Mum Kerry Murphy (Percy & Pat Burke)
     Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 24 Oct    10am Ben van Leeuwen: Birthday (Tim Bowman)

Thu 25 Oct    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 26 Oct    10am Sister John Bowman RIP (Tim)
                        7pm Induction Mass for Fr Doug

Sat 27 Oct    10am Holy Souls
                        6pm Jack Burton-Bowen RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 28 Oct    8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Lance Grainger RIP: 3rd Anniversary (Madeline & Family)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 10.30am-11.30am 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, Sr Angela.

Anniversaries: Stan Spicer, Ivor John Burton-Bowen, Clive D’Silva, Nicholas Nencini.

Feast Days: Sunday: Saints Ursula and Companions, Martyrs. Monday: St John Paul II, Pope. Tues: St John of Capistrano, Priest. Wed St Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop. Thursday: The Forty Martyrs canonised 1970. Fri: Ss Chad and Cedd, Bishops. Saturday: Our Lady

First Collection: Gift Aid £452.60, Loose £150.61, Total £603.21
Second Collection (Bexley Deanery) £129.74

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 22/9)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Kathy Fogarty Sun 8.30 Ann Wilkes Sun 10.30 Marlene Burt.   Copying of Newsletter John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee Parishioner.    Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Ivan Sun 8.30am Bridie 10.30am Kathy, Eileen, Peter H, Paul, Rob.   Washing of Purificators: Kathy.   Flower Arranging: Theresa and Lynn.

The Induction Mass for Fr Doug will take place on Friday 26th October at 7pm. There will be a reception in the hall afterwards. If any parishioners are able to bring a plate of food this would be very much appreciated. All are welcome.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS Please collect your new rota from the Sacristy – many thanks. Kathy and Patricia.

CAFOD HARVEST CAKE SALE Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Harvest Cake Sale on Sunday 7th October. Together we raised a magnificent £145.18 for CAFOD. This is our highest total so thank you for your generosity. This money will help CAFOD to continue to provide vital emergency relief and development work in the world’s poorest communities

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wed 24th Oct: Part 1 of a 2-part movie on just-canonized St Pope Paul VI, leader in the Church as a priest, Bishop, Cardinal and Pope through one of the most difficult periods in Church’s history – from the Fascist regime and World War II to the terrorist attacks of the 1960s and 1970s. Second part (including a recap) on Wed 7th Nov – watch either or both parts. Bar open, charity stall, sub-titles, AIC/SVP follow-up meetings. All welcome, admission free, 7pm for 7.30 pm start.

Parish Website A new page has been added to our website for Fr Doug’s weekly sermon. Just click on “Fr Doug” on the menu at the top of the page.