Newsletter Sunday March 3rd, 2019

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7. Second Reading: St Paul to the Corinthians 15:54-58.   Gospel: Luke: 6:39-45

Today’s Theme: PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 2 March 10.00 am Jimmy O’Brien RIP (John & Eileen Stanton)
                       6.00 pm Intentions of Hazel Straughn (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 3 March 8.30 am Parishioners
                       10.30 am Hazel Mary Birch RIP (Geoff)

Monday 4 March 9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00 am Maria Nucera RIP (Graziella & Family)

Tuesday 5 March 11.00am Funeral Mass for Teresa Fan
No evening Mass or Prayer Group

Wednesday 6 March 9.00am Jim, Dannie, Thomas & John Harrington (Eileen)
Ash Wednesday 7.00pm Intentions of Anne Harris

Thursday 7 March 9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 8 March 9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00 am Julia Mansell RIP (Ann Harris)

Saturday 9 March 10.00 am Eucharistic Service
                       6.00 pm Intentions of Doreen Harrington (Eileen Sheehan+Fam)

Sunday 10 March 8.30 am Teresa Fan RIP (Kate Kennedy)
                       10.30 am John Hughes RIP (Carole & Family)

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Jessie Sawyer, Richard Fitzgerald, Catherine Hinton, Laura Vaz, William Poole, John Ryder, David Pelling, Mae Donnelly.

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, 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 Peter Wilkes. 10.30am John Rayer. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm: Ann Harris. Sunday 8.30am: Marlene. 10.30am: Volunteer, Margaret, Volunteer, Kate U, Paul (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weekes. Front of Church: Giovanna Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Barbara. Flower Arranging: Sue.

OFFERTORY 24/02/2019: Gift Aid £370.34, Loose £232.84, Total £603.18.
New Year’s Eve Family Disco raised £67.00
This week’s second collection is for poor parishes.
Next Week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World.

FILM EVENING – WEDNESDAY 13TH MARCH:Part 1 of a two part movie (with sub-titles) on St Philip Neri, the “third Apostle of Rome”. One of the most popular saints of all time, St Philip sought out the poor youths of Rome to catechize them in the faith, as well as founding the religious congregation, the Oratory. Second part (including a recap) on Wed 20th March – watch either or both parts. Wed 27th March: Movie on The Camino de Compostela. For all events, bar open, charity stall. All welcome. Admission free, 7pm for 7.30 pm start.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 23-30 AUGUST 2019: If you are interested in coming on the Catholic Association Pilgrimage as an Assisted Pilgrim (requiring assistance) with mobility or care (including medical), or even volunteering as a helper, please see: Tim Bowman or http://www.catholicassociation.co.uk/assisted-pilgrims. Financial assistance available. Deadline for applications is 30th June 2019.

HOW ARE YOU PREPARING FOR LENT & EASTER? Churches Together in Old Bexley warmly welcome you to all or one of our events: A Creative and Reflective Quiet Morning to Prepare of Lent, St Barnabas, 6 Tile Kiln Lane, Joydens Wood, DA5 2BB. Saturday 2nd March, 9.30-12.30, to book a place, judyfrench65@gmail.com (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, 10 for 10.30am, Baldwyns Park Baptist Church, Dartford Road, DA5 2AY and every Thursday evening from 14 March, 7 for 7.30pmm URC Bexley, Hurst Road, DA5 3JN. Come for one session or all five. Course booklet downloadable free from ctbi.org.uk/lent, at each session or from Kathy Fogarty. 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

QUIZ NIGHT: Saturday 6th April 2019. St John Fisher Parish Hall. Doors open 7pm. Quiz starts at 8pm prompt. Licensed bar. Speed raffle. Tickets on sale after each Mass at weekends. Please book early (Cliff Thomas 07769 668 644) only £6 per ticket (6 players per table.) Bring your own snacks