Newsletter Sunday February 3rd, 2019


Today’s Theme: The Church As The Prophet Of God

We are privileged to be called by God to be his prophets: to take his words on our lips and proclaim them to the world. But the gift of prophecy is of no avail without the gift of love: a Christ-like love of the world which is proof even against the world’s rejection of us.

First Reading: Isaiah 60: 1-6. Second Reading: St Paul to the Ephesians 3:2-3. 5-6
Gospel: Matthew 2: 1-12

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

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

Sunday 3 February     8.30 am Parishioners
                                          10.30 am Charlie Keeley RIP (John & Eileen Stanton)

Monday 4 February     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                          10.00 am Richard Brady RIP (Diane Melaugh)

Tuesday 5 February     7.00 pm Intentions of Denis & Marion Buckley (M. Fitzpatrick)
Followed by Exposition & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 6 February     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                          10.00 am Catherine McAdam RIP (OLPG)

Thursday 7 February     9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 8 February     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                          10.00 am Xavier Viana (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)

Saturday 9 February     10.00 am John Dunne RIP
                                          6.00 pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sunday 10 February     8.30 am Vic Weeks RIP (Margaret)
                                          10.30 am Foundation Mass for Virginia Bolton

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Mr & Mrs Ayres, John Griffiths, Annie Clark, Harry Simmonds.

FEAST DAYS: Saturday: The Presentation of the Lord. Sunday: St Lawrence of Canterbury, Bishop, St Blaise, Bishop & Martyr. St Ansgar, Bishop. Tuesday: St Agatha, Virgin & Martyr. Wednesday: St Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs. Friday: St Jerome Emiliani, St Josephine Bakhita, Virgin. Saturday: Our Lady. Sunday: St Scholastica, Virgin.

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, Sr Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Mary Hamilton, Paddy Medhurst, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm David Latimer, Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes, 10.30am Tony Frake. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm: Rob;  Sunday 8.30am: Peter W;  10.30am: Carole, Mary H, Patricia, Kathy, Kate U (Host).  Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weekes.  Front of Church: Giovanna Aletta.  Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers.  Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox.  Washing of Purificators: Norma.   Flower Arranging: Mary K and Sue.

OFFERTORY 27/01/2019: Gift Aid £474.10, Loose £201.17, Total £675.27.
2nd Collection: White Flower Appeal £263.36.
Next Week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World.

WHITE FLOWER APPEAL: The SPUC Group would like to say thank you for your very generous giving over last weekend’s appeal. The amount raised was £236.36.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your generous donations of £134.30 on Sunday 2nd December and £144.86 on Sunday 20th January. If you have any queries regarding the group, please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward on 01322 555 553 or 07802 623 571.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Saturday 23rd February: Movie on St Ignatius of Loyola who went from a life of brutal violence and debauchery to become one of the greatest saints in the Church. All welcome, free admission, bar open, charity stall, 7pm for 7.30 pm start.