Newsletter Sunday January 27th, 2019


Today’s Theme: The Law of The Lord


Today is a day of rejoicing in the New Law which Christ has given us and which unites us with him, binds us together in his people, and enables us to work together for his Kingdom.   We listen to the words of the Law and ponder them in our hearts.

First Reading: Nehemiah 8: 2-6, 8-10 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12-30
Gospel: Luke 1: 1-4, 4: 14-21

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

Please note the new time for weekday mass is 10am

Saturday 26thJanuary    10.00 am       Parishioners
                                           6.00 pm       Jim, Dannie, Thomas and John Harrington RIP
                                                (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 27thJanuary       8.30 am       Sean Dunne (Mary Lee)
                                       10.30 am Alison Johnson RIP (Jonathan and Mary Lee)

Monday 28thJanuary       9.30 am       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                       10.00 am     Eamon and Brigit Hickey (P&P B)

Tuesday 29thJanuary      7.00 pm      Intentions of Mary and Vincent Jeyaseelan
                                             (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                                       Exposition and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 30th January         9.30 amExposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                       10.00 am      Lawrence Keefe RIP (OLPG)

Thursday 31stJanuary     9.00 am       Eucharistic Service

Friday 1stFebruary       9.30 amExposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                       10.00 am      Alex Fernandes (Goa) RIP (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)

Saturday 2ndFebruary    10.00 am     Holy Souls
                                       6.00 pm       John and Joy Hubbard RIP (Kathy Fogarty)

Sunday 3rdFebruary       8.30 am       Parishioners
                                       10.30 am       Charlie Keeley RIP (John and Eileen Stanton)

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Frances Walliser, Sarah Judge, Felippa Head, Kathleen Murphy and Mina Rita Nemitz.

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church., Thursday, St John Bosco, Priest. Friday St Henry Morse, Martyr. Saturday, The Presentation of The Lord (Candlemas).

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, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan, Tommy Otte, Christine Hand, Fr John Diver, Sr Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Mary Hamilton, Paddy Medhurst and Peter Hogg.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £371.65, Loose £189.12, Total £560.77. Retiring Collection for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group £144.86.  Next week’s Retiring Collection is for SPUC White Flower Appeal.

ROTAS: Readers:Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Tilly and Ella. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris. Sunday 8.30am Patricia. 10.30am Kathy, Margaret, Peter H, Mary H, Paul (Host).Collector 8.30am Mass:Mrs M Lee. Front of Church:. John Stanton Typing Newsletter:.Graziella Highland Photocopying Newsletter:Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia. Flower Arranging:Graziella and Theresa.

GOA ORPHANAGE: Eileen and John Hollis are going back this week and are taking £800 of your Donations. Your help changes the lives of these children. Thank you. Receipt on return.

TEAM SECRETARY MARRIAGE TRIBUNAL: The Southwark Marriage Tribunal is responsible for managing applications for marriage annulment for the Diocese of Southwark.. The administration team prepares all of the applications prior to them going to judgment before the Judicial Vicar/Presiding Judge. We are now looking for a new Secretary to join this team.
Based at the Centre for Catholic Formation in Tooting Bec, this post will gather together all necessary documentation; interview relevant parties and prepare documentation to go before the Judicial Vicar/Presiding Judge. The ideal candidate will have excellent secretarial/administrative experience and be very competent with IT (Microsoft Office). He/she will have good communication skills, especially in client interviews when a sensitive and empathetic approach to clients is required. An ability to work on your own initiative and some knowledge of the workings of the Catholic Church is also essential. 0900-1700 Monday to Friday. Salary £23,000pa – £25,000pa depending on skills and experience.
To apply email a copy of your CV to by 8thFebruary 2019.

FILM EVENING, Saturday 2-Feb: St Ignatius of Loyola & Camino Ignaciano (part 1): illustrated presentation by Tim Bowman on the life of St Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, in the context of the Camino Ignaciano and his own walking pilgrimage from Bayonne in France to Ignatius’ cave at Manresa near Barcelona, Spain.