Newsletter Sunday February 10th, 2019

5th Sunday of the Year

Christ makes us His Apostles

We are utterly unworthy to be the Apostles of Christ and yet he sends us out to be fishers of men. He cleanses us from our sins, and gives us the strength to say: “Here I am, Lord, send me”.

1st Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8 2nd Reading: I Corinthians 15:1-11 Gospel Luke 5:1-11

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 9 – 17 February 2019
Please note the new time for weekday mass will be 10am

Sat 9 Feb    10am John Dunne RIP
                       6pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sun 10 Feb    8.30am Vic Weeks RIP (Margaret)
                     10.30am Foundation Mass for Virginia Bolton

Mon 11 Feb    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10am Stephen Fernandes RIP (Alex & Dahlia)

Tues 12 Feb    7pm Intentions of Kathy Connolly (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                   followed by Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 13 Feb    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10am Rose Swink RIP (Tim Bowman)

Thu 14 Feb    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 15 Feb    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10am Intentions of Michael Brown (Sheila Botterill)

Sat 16 Feb    10am Holy Souls
                     6pm Philip Joyce RIP (Pat & Derek Liddiard)

Sun 17 Feb    8.30am John Dunne RIP (Rory, Mark & Families)
                     10.30am Marjorie Watt RIP (Tony Frake)

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

RIP Please pray for the repose of the soul of Teresa Fan who died during the week.

Anniversaries: Julia Mansell, Sophie Mulvany, Stephen Dixon, Amadio Bozzini, Douglas Mann, Jean Sheehan, Edmund Watts, Sonny Sheehan, Richard Brady.

Feast Days: Monday: Our Lady of Lourdes Thursday: Ss Cyril and Methodius

First Collection  Gift Aid: £464.60  Loose: £195.40  TOTAL: £660
This week’s retiring collection – Bexley Deaner Developing World Group
Next week’s retiring collection – Racial Justice

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 11/2)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Kathy Fogarty, Sun 8.30 Larissa/Rob, Sun 10.30 Marlene Burt.  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 Patricia, Sun 8.30am Bridie ,10.30am Volunteer, Margaret, Patricia, Kathy, Carole. Washing of Purificators: Kathy.   Flower Arranging: Theresa and Lynn.

ST SCHOLASTICA’S RETREAT OPEN DAY – SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2019 The Retreat offers sheltered housing to practicing Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 self-contained flats at £491 pcm – more information on the poster and from the warden: Deacon Sean Duffy – Princes Risborough (01844) 344437 email

FILM EVENING: Saturday 23 on St Ignatius of Loyola. As a brash, hot-headed soldier, Ignatius went from a life of brutal violence and debauchery to become one of the greatest saints in the Church. All welcome, admission free, bar open, charity stall, 7pm for 7.30pm start.