Newsletter Sunday January 20th, 2019

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Church’s Bridegroom

The Church rejoices in her Bridegroom who will cherish her, lavish upon her the many gifts of his Spirit, and transform her into a new creation as he transformed water into wine.

First Reading: Isaiah 62:1 – 5 Second Reading: Corinthians 12:4 – 11 Gospel: John 2:1 – 11

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s Sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 19 – 27 January 2019
Please note the new time for weekday masses will be 10:00am

Saturday 19 Jan     10:00am Holy Souls
                                 6:00pm Mae, Tim & Jeremaiah Moynihan RIP
                                                           (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sunday 20 Jan     8:30am Parishioners
                                 10:30am. Intentions of Maureen Fitzpatrick (Choir)

Monday 21 Jan     9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                 10:00am Peter Kilner RIP (John & Sue)

Tuesday 22 Jan     7:00pm Intentions of Bernie King
                                 Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 23 Jan     9:30am. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                 10:00am. Anne, Liam, Fiona & Marie Higgins
                                                       (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 24 Jan    9:00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 25 Jan     9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                 10:00am Intentions of Molly Doherty (P & PB)

Saturday 26 Jan     10:00am. Parishioners
                                 6:00pm. Jim, Dannie, Thomas & John Harrington RIP
                                                   (Eileen Sheehan & Fam)

Sunday 27 Jan     8:30am Sean Dunne (Mary Lee)
                                 10:30am Alison Johnson RIP (Jonathan & Mary Lee)

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, Peter Hogg

Anniversaries: Fr Vincent Ryan, Michael Dooley, Maudie Thompson, Chris Symmonds, Patrick Stanley, Tom Johnson, Christopher Lynch, Arthur Moss.

Feast Days: Mon: St Agnes, Virgin & Martyr Tue: St Vincent, Deacon & Martyr Thurs: St Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor of the Church Fri: The Conversion of St Paul the Apostle, Feast Sat: St Timothy & Titus, Bishops

ROTAS: (26 – 27 Jan) Readers: Saturday 6:00pm Carol Anderson, Sunday 8:30am Doune Robinson, 10:30am Ryan Bernarte.   Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins. Collection for 8:30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan.   Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6:00pm Carole;  Sun 8:30am Mary J; Sun 10:30am: Kathy, Marlene, Peter H, Patricia, Eileen W.   Washing of Purificators: Molly.   Flower Arranging: Doune & Lynn

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 13th January 2019
1st Collection: Gift Aid: £411.65; Loose: £188.84; Total: £600.49
2nd Collection: Spiritans Appeal: Gift Aid: £54.20; Loose: £303.29; Total: £357.49

WHITE FLOWER APPEAL: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) will be holding its annual appeal next weekend. SPUC is currently campaigning to stop the decriminalisation of abortion, which means taking abortion outside the law. This is the most dangerous threat to unborn children and their mothers in decades. Please be as generous as you can to help us defeat this latest attack on unborn babies and their mothers, and to stop abortion getting even worse in this country by decriminalisation.

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 English speaking Italian guide throughout. Come with us 15 – 21 October 2019. There are a few spaces left. Please contact Carol Anderson by Monday 28th January 2019 on 07913 698912.

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.

MOVIE EVENING: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 (Christian Unity Octave): inspirational movie on St Thomas Becket. Recently appointed, Thomas the new Archbishop 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 in 1170. Bar open, charity stall, all welcome, admission free, 7:00pm or 7:30pm start.

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 2019 – 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 2019. Please do join us – we have more in common than separates us and everyone is warmly welcome. Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Please see noticeboard in the Church Porch.