Newsletter Sunday January 13th, 2019


The Father anointed his beloved son, Jesus, with the Holy Spirit and with power, to bring healing and peace to all the nations.

Please note the new time for weekday mass is 10am

Sat 12 Jan     10am Eucharistic Service
                       6pm Kit & Hugh O’Reilly RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 13 Jan     8.30am Intentions of Peggie Dunne (Bridie Haylett)
                       10.30am Intentions of Tess Truman (Choir)

Mon 14 Jan     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Tom Latimer RIP (Patsy & David)

Tues 15 Jan    7pm Eucharistic Service
                       7.30-8.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament + Our Lady & St Pio’s PG

Wed 16 Jan     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Bridie, Michael, Brendan & James Houlihan RIP
                                              (Eileen Sheehan & Fam.)

Thu 17 Jan     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 18 Jan     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Intentions of Josephine & Michael McGowan (P&PB)

Sat 19 Jan     10am Holy Souls
                       6pm Mae & Tim & Jeremiah Moynihan RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Fam.)

Sun 20 Jan     8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Intentions of Maureen Fitzpatrick (Choir)

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, Leigh Richards, Mary Hamilton, Paddy Medhurst.

Anniversaries: Erwin Janota, Carol Brooker, Jim Smerdon, Avril D’Silva, Mary Clancy, Anne Ryder, Anthony Gray, Charlotte Seekings, Ida Leitao.

Gift Aid: £348.20 ; Loose: £202.40 ; Total: £550.60

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 13/1)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Kathy Fogarty; Sun 8.30 Bridie Haylett; Sun 10.30 John Rayer.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Venus Bernarte.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Ann Harris; Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde; 10.30am Volunteer, Eileen W, Volunteer, Dorothy, Paul.   Washing of Purificators: Kathy. Flower Arranging: Sue and Mary K.

ST LAWRENCE CHARITABLE FUND 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT on Saturday 26 January at 2.30pm performed by Bird College. A concert for 2 hours in the church performing music from shows and films. Refreshments in the hall. Tickets available at £5 on email or call Joan on 07976 258251 or Arthur on 07754 782296 or Bridget at St Lawrence’s Parish Office 020 8300 2480.

NEW READERS’ ROTA is now available in the Sacristy – if anyone would like to volunteer as a new reader – the more the merrier! – please contact Kathy Fogarty on 07963 454480 or

THE OCTAVE FOR THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY is traditionally observed from the 18th to 25th January – our nine Churches Together in Old Bexley will be heeding Jesus’ prayer “that they all may be one” with a Unity Service hosted by Baldwyn’s Park Baptist Church, Dartford Road, DA5 2Y at 3pm on Sunday 27th January. Please do join us – we have more in common than separates us and everyone is warmly welcome. Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact.

FILM EVENING: Wednesday 23rd January 2019. (Christian Unity Octave): inspirational movie on St Thomas Becket. Recently appointed, Thomas the new Archbiship of Canterbury, takes his duties seriously and his devotion to God soon brings him into direct conflict with the State and his lifelong friend King Henry II, leading to his assassination and martyrdom. Bar open, charity stall, all welcome, admission free, 7pm or 7.30pm start.

CAR PARK Please renew your car park permits for 2019. Application forms and guidance notes are in the porch. Enclose a payment of £10 and submit to the parish office.

FANCY A HOLIDAY IN ITALY? Join the Parish in Assisi for a week’s half board accommodation with excursions 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 15-21 October. There are a few spaces left. Please contact Carol Anderson by Friday 18th January on 07913 698012.