Newsletter Sunday November 18th,2018


The Eternal Perfection Of All Whom Christ is Sanctifying

We celebrate today the final consummation at the end of time. Each Mass continues Christ’s redemptive work in the world and brings us nearer to the final Mass when that work of sanctification will be complete.

1st Reading: Daniel 12:1-3 2nd Reading: Hebrews 10:11-14 18 Gospel Mark 13:24-32

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Please note the new time for weekday mass is 10am

Sat 17 Nov:     10am Fr’s Intention
                         6pm Ivor John & Anne Frances Burton-Bowen RIP
                                              (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 18 Nov:     8.30am Parishioners
                        10.30am Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie Sullivan)

Mon 19 Nov:     10am John Jameson RIP (Rose & Family)

Tues 20 Nov:     7pm Mulligan & Fitzpatrick Families RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
      Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 21 Nov:     10am Mae & Tim Moynihan RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thu 22 Nov:     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 23 Nov:     10am Chris McEniry (Deal Family)

Sat 24 Nov:     10am Father’s Intention
                           6pm Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)

Sun 25 Nov:     8.30am Parishioners
                         10.30am Mrs O’Callaghan RIP (Kay & Danny Lyons)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 10.30am (following Mass) and Sat 5.30pm (before Mass)

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, Marion Hams.

Anniversaries: Thomas Joseph Flower, Elizabeth Scott, Pat Underwood, Pat Wilkinson, Noel Horrabin.

Feast Days: Wednesday: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Thursday St Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr. Sat: Ss Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs.

First Collection Gift Aid: £370.15. Loose: £206.9. Total: £577.11
Second Collection. Gift Aid: £121.05. Loose £101.43 Total: £222.43

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 19/11)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Kathy Fogarty, Sun 8.30 Peter Wilkes, Sun 10.30 John Rayer.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Mary H Sun;  8.30am Bridie; 10.30am Volunteer, Eileen W, Patricia, Molly, Rob.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia.   Flower Arranging: Doune and Lynn

AYLESFORD RETREAT 2019:  The annual Aylesford Retreat list for 2019 (10-12 May) is now in the porch. To reserve a place please pay £10 deposit. Thank you. John Stanton.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP Thank you for your generous donations for October 14th (£129.74) and November 4th (£166.58). A further eight projects have been agreed for the coming year at the AGM on 18th October. If you have any queries regarding the Group please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553.

FANCY A HOLIDAY IN ITALY? Join the parish in Assisi for a week’s half board accommodation with excursions thrown in each day. By doing so you’ll be following in the footsteps of St Francis and St Clare. Costs include flights and an Italian-speaking guide throughout. Come with us in October 2019. Details are in the porch, or contact Carol Anderson on 07913 698012

JOHN UNDERWOOD, our much-loved former parishioner, sends his warmest greetings to all his friends in Bexley. John now lives at: The Sidcup Care Home (Room #1), 2-8 Hatherley Road, Sidcup DA14 4BG; personal phone 020 8302 8577, reception 020 8300 7711, and would be delighted to receive visits (take a Parish newsletter!) and car parking is easy.

HIRE OF HALL I have decided, after many years, to step down from dealing with the hire of our hall. I hope a parishioner can step forward to take over. I will of course be happy to help during the transition period. Thank you. Kay

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING FINALE – Wed 5th Dec: Outstanding movie on the life of St Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers (aka Dominicans). Bar open, sub-titles, all welcome, admission free, members of International Association of Charities (AIC) available; 7pm for 7.30pm start.