Newsletter March 31st, 2019


First Reading: Joshua: 5:9-12. Second Reading: St Paul to the Corinthians 5:17-21.
Gospel: Luke: 15:1-3. 11-32 Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon


We celebrate this Mass in the joy of forgiveness, and gratefully eat the manna, the food that our Father gives us for our journey to the kingdom where his banquet is prepared for us.


Saturday 30 March     10.00 am Ed Jones RIP (Marlene Burt)
                                         6.00 pm Frogley Family & Friends (Margaret)

Sunday 31 March     8.30 am Ed Jones RIP (Ann, Lucy & Matthew Hyde)
                                    10.30 am Intentions of Maureen Fitzpatrick (Anne Fitzpatrick)

Monday 1 April     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                  10.00 am Parishioners

Tuesday 2 April     7.00pm Shoukouh RIP (Shab & Family)
   Followed by Exposition and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 3 April     No Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament or 10am Mass
                                  11.30 am Funeral Mass for Christine Hand

Thursday 4 April     9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 5 April     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                  10.00 am Walter (Dusty) Smith (Bridie Haylett)
                                  7.00 pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday 6 April     10.00 am Girish Castelino RIP (Calen & Lindsay Delpaul)
                                  6.00 pm Intentions of Mrs Duff (Bonnie)

Sunday 7 April     8.30 am Barry Stephens RIP (Jon & Judith Stephens)
                                  10.30 am Mr Pat Knowles RIP (Jim & Margaret Gillis)

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

FEAST DAYS: Tuesday: Saint John Paine, Martyr. Thursday: Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Friday: Saint Vincent Ferrer, Priest.

ANNIVERSARIES: Gerald O’Reilly, Jim Hamilton, Dennis Smith, Brian Streets, Ivy Taylor, Margherita Ferrero, Bernard Hanks, Charles Abela, Ellen Gallagher.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, 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, Christine Brown.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm David Latimer. Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson. 10.30am Marlene Burt. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm: Kathy. Sunday 8.30am: Peter W. 10.30am: Kathy, Margaret, Peter H, Carole, Eileen W (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weekes. Front of Church: Giovanna Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Molly.

OFFERTORY 24/03/2019:
1st Collection: Gift Aid £440.45, Loose £281.83, Total £722.28.
2nd Collection (SVP) Gift Aid £ 43.00, Loose £235.65, Total £278.65.
Next Week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World.

ED JONES’ FUNERAL: Sheila Jones and family would like to thank Father Doug and all friends in the Parish who helped to make the day go so smoothly and whose support gave us great comfort in our grief. Thank you very much. Sheila Jones.

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 Financial assistance available. Deadline 30/6/19.

A DAY WITH MARY: Saturday 6 April 2019 St Peter’s Church, Woolwich New Road, London SE18. Website:

CATHOLIC PAPERS: In future we will only order newspapers at your specific request (extra papers will not be available for purchase). If you want to order a weekly paper, please sign the request form at the Repository. Thank you, Kathy Kennedy.

RESPOSITORY: The Repository can only be opened when there are volunteers to “staff” it. If you might be able to take a turn after your Sunday Mass, please contact Kay Kennedy via the Presbytery.

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: Please collect your box of envelopes for the coming year either from the back of the church today or from the Presbytery during the week.

NEWSLETTER PRODUCTION: We need another volunteer to join our typing rota. It’s only one week in four. We are a friendly group and will provide plenty of support. If interested, please contact or telephone 01322 554 279.

AN EVENING WITH MATT MAHER: PRAISE – WORSHIP – ADORATION: 31st May 2019, St George RC Cathedral, Southwark, SE1 6HX, 7 – 9 pm.

QUIZ NIGHT 2019: Saturday 6th April, St John Fisher Parish Hall, Thanet Road, Bexley Village. Doors open at 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.