Newsletter Sunday February 24th, 2019


First Reading: 1 Samuel 26: 2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23, Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 45-49,  Gospel: Luke 6: 27-38


Today’s Theme: The Love of Our Father

God’s love is so overwhelming, he knows us totally, however hateful, sinful and unworthy we are. There is no way to express this love in our own lives except by modelling ourselves on Christ, the heavenly man, and loving our enemies as he loves them. It is then that we are most like our Father in heaven.

Please note the new time for weekday mass is 10am

Saturday 23rd February    10.00 am        Patrick Wilkes RIP (Peter and Ann)
                                       6.00 pm        Pearse Kilcullen RIP (Kilkullens)

Sunday 24th February        8.30 am        Gillian Gambon RIP (Kate Kennedy)

 10.30 am Natividad Roma Iligan RIP (Nenen, Ron and Family)

Monday 25th February      9.30 am       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 am     Mervyn Quinlan RIP (Bridie Haylett)

Tuesday 26th February      7.00 pm       Intentions of Dorothy Speed (The Choir)

                                                 Exposition and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 27th February            9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                       10.00 am      Geoff and Kate Hinton RIP (Eileen Wheatley & Family)

Thursday 28th February    9.00 am        Eucharistic Service

Friday 1st March               9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 am      Terry Frogley RIP (Margaret and Family)

Saturday 2nd March          10.00 am      Jimmy O’Brien RIP (John and Eileen Stanton)

                                       6.00 pm        Intentions of Hazel Straughn (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 3rd March    8.30 am Parishioners

                                      10.30 am        Hazel Mary Birch RIP (Geoff)


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

ANNIVERSARIES: Ginger Smerdon, Teresa Mary Watts, Alice Stanton, Terry Pooley, Joan Gilby, Monsignor Patrick Keaveny, Olive Burns, Margie Watt, Geoff Bignall.

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St Ethelbert, King. Wednesday, St Anne Line, Blessed Mark Barkworth and Blessed Roger Filcock, martyrs. Friday, St David, Bishop, Patron of Wales.

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

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £411.99, Loose £230.48, Total £642.47. Second Collection for Racial Justice, Gift Aid £20.10, Loose £169.35, Total £189.45.  Next week’s Second Collection is for Poor Parishes.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson; 10.30am Joseph Ebare. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Kathy. Sunday 8.30am Peter W. 10.30am Carole, Marlene, Patricia, Dorothy, 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: Alvira. Flower Arranging: Sue and Graziella.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, 10.30am Friday 1st March at St Mary’s Church, High Street, Bexley. The World Day of Prayer is an international inter-church organisation which enables us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world. This year the service is prepared by the women of Slovenia. All the Bexley churches are taking part. Please join us if you can.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donation of £134.72 on Sunday 10th February. Your generosity has enabled us to complete five projects. These range from assisting a parish priest with eight very poor communities, to helping to buy sewing machines for students to learn how to sew. If you require any further information please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553 or 0780 2623571.

PARISH ANNUAL MEETING will be held after the 10.30 Mass at about 12.30 on Sunday 3rd March. 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!!

TERESA FAN RIP, FUNERAL MASS Tuesday 5th March 2019: 11.00am Funeral Mass followed by burial at Kemnal Park Cemetery. Party Reception at the Boathouse, Danson Park. For catering purposes please contact Frederick, Adelina and family. Email: or text on 07879 883888

THE PASSION NARRATIVES with Denis McBride: Saturday 9th March, 10.30am-3.00pm in the Parish Hall, St Stephen’s Church, Welling. This is a wonderful opportunity to prepare for Lent. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

CHRISTINE HAND RIP: Sadly we have heard that Christine died on Thursday 21st February. Please remember her and her family in your prayers. Funeral details to follow

GARDENER: RHS qualified, fully insured. Phone Andy on 07535 884852.

FILM EVENINGS: Wednesday 13th March, Part 1 of a movie on St Philip Neri (Part 2 on Wednesday 20th March). Wednesday 27th March, movie on The Camino de Compostela. For all events bar open, charity stall, admission free, all welcome. 7pm for 7.30pm starts.