Newsletter Sunday 17th February, 2019

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our Trust In The Lord

Nothing in this world can rob us of our peace of mind and interior joy,
because our trust is not in man, but in the crucified and risen Christ

First Reading: Jeremiah 17:5 – 8 Second Reading: Corinthians 15:12. 16 – 20 Gospel: Luke 6:17. 20 – 26

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Please note the new time for weekday masses is 10:00am

Saturday 16 Feb    10:00am Holy Souls
6:00pm Philip Joyce RIP (Pat & Derek Liddiard)

Sunday 17 Feb    8:30am John Dunne RIP (Rory, Mark & Families)
10:30am Marjorie Watt RIP (Tony Frake)

Monday 18 Feb    9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10:00am Maria Nucera RIP (Graziella & Family)

Tuesday 19 Feb    7:00pm Intentions of Sophie van Leewen (Tim Bowman)
Followed by Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 20 Feb    9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10:00am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Thursday 21 Feb    9:00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 22 Feb    9:30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10:00am In Thanksgiving for 50 Years (Mary & Vincent J)

Saturday 23 Feb    10:00am Patrick Wilkes RIP (Peter & Ann)
6:00pm Pearse Kilcullen RIP (Kilcullens)

Sunday 24 Feb    8:30am Gillian Gambon RIP (Kate Kennedy)
10:30am Natividad Roma Iligan RIP (Nenen, Ron & Family)

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

Anniversaries: Regina Rajanayagam, Stephen Farquar, Colin Littlejohn, James Bassett, Veronica Anne Moffat, Patrick Feeney, Margaret Bird.

Feast Days: Thurs: St Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor of the Church Fri: The Chair of St Peter the Apostle, Feast Sat: St Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr

ROTAS: (16 – 17) Readers: Saturday 6:00pm Carol Anderson, Sunday 8:30am Bridie Haylett, 10:30am Katherine 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 Peter W, Sun 8:30am Ann Hyde, Sun 10:30am Kathy, Mary H, Volunteer, Paul, Rob.   Washing of Purificators: Molly.   Flower Arranging: Mary Jeyaseelan & Doune Robinson.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 11th February 2019
Gift Aid: £427.66 Loose: £219.89 Total: £647.55
Retiring collection for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group : £134.72
This week’s 2nd collection is for Racial Justice.

PARISH ANNUAL MEETING: Will be held after the 10:30am Mass at about 12:30pm on Sunday 3rd March 2019. Please make every effort to come and hear about the past year and what the future can hold for the Parish. All are welcome and the Bar will be open. Many thanks, Carol Anderson

OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM STATUE: Will visit St George’s Cathedral, Southwark from 21 – 23 February 2019. Please see noticeboard for details.

PARISH EVENT: A date for your diary. You will be pleased to know another Parish Quiz Night is being planned for Saturday 6th April 2019. More information and ticket availability will follow.

HOW ARE YOU PREPARING FOR LENT AND EASTER? Churches Together in Old Bexley warmly welcome you to all or one of our events.
A Creative and Reflective Quiet Morning to Prepare for Lent, St Barnabas, 6 Tile Kiln Lane, Joydens Wood, DA5 2BB, Saturday 2 March, 9:30 – 12:30, to book a place, contact (poster in porch).
A five-week Lent Course following Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’s Mystery of God which seeks to rediscover what it is that draws us so deeply in our search for God and His salvation. Led by Bexley clergy each Tuesday morning from 12 March 2019, 10:00am for 10:30am start, Baldwyns Park Baptist Church, Dartford Road, DA5 2AY and every Thursday evening from 14 March, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start, URC Bexley, Hurst Road, DA5 3JN. Come for one session or all five. Course booklet free download from, at each session, or from Kathy Fogarthy.
Good Friday Stations of the Cross, 12 noon – follow in the footsteps of and pray with Christ. Hosted by St James Blendon, Bladindon Drive, DA5 3BP.
Easter Sunday, Dawn Service, St James North Cray, 3 Holt Close, North Cray Road, DA14 5EQ

SAFEGUARDING OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR: We are looking for an office administrator to join our Safeguarding team in SE1. This is a full-time job (0900 – 1700 Monday to Friday) and is offered initially on a 12 month fixed term contract. The key areas of work are administration of the DBS Disclosure application process, maintenance of national and local databases, administrative support to the Safeguarding training programmes and assistance in delivery of training as necessary, maintaining and updating of policy documents, forms and procedures and taking notes at Safeguarding meetings. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and will preferably have experience of working in this area. Excellent IT and communication skills coupled with evidenced understanding of confidentiality are also essential. Salary: £23, 000 – £25,000 pa depending on skills and experience. If you would like to apply for this job, please email your CV to by 22 February 2019.

MOVIE EVENING: Saturday 23rd February 2019 Movie on St Ignatius of Loyola. As a brash, hot-headed soldier, in a time of political upheaval in Spain in the 1500’s, Ignatius went from a life of brutal violence and debauchery to become one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church. All welcome, admission free, Bar open, charity stall, hot buffet snacks, 7:00pm or 7:30pm start.