Newsletter Sunday April 7th, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Lord Who Has Wiped Out Our Past Sinfulness

The utter completeness of Christ’s forgiveness is almost incredible. When he says to us “Neither do I condemn you”, the past is dead, snuffed out like a wick, forgotten. Laughter and song fill our hearts. It seems like a dream.

1st Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21 2nd Reading: Philippians 3:8-14 Gospel John 8:1-11 Please click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Please note the new time for weekday mass is 10am

Sat 6 Apr     10am Girish Castelino RIP (Calen & Lindsay Delpaul)
                       6pm Intentions of Mrs Duff (Bonnie)

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

Mon 8 Apr     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament or 10am Mass
                       10am Intentions of Gloria & Tony Laws (Family)

Tues 9 Apr     7pm Intentions of Mary & Vincent Jeyaseelan (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
           Followed by Exposition and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 10 Apr     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am James & Lindsey Harris (Carole Hughes)

Thu 11 Apr     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 12 Apr        NO EXPOSITION AND MASS AT 10.00 am
                       1.15pm. Funeral Mass for Maureen Hamilton
                       7pm Stations of the Cross

Sat 13 Apr     10am Eucharistic Service
                       6pm Girish Prabhu RIP + Joe Castelino RIP (Violet & Adrian Prabhu)

Sun 14 Apr         8.30am Ed Jones RIP (Teresa & Ray)
Palm Sunday    10.30am Joan Gilby RIP (Teresa)

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

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, 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, Sr Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown.

Anniversaries: Isabel Maria Grecula, Benicio Leitao, Eileen & John Meade, Ivy Smith, Arthur Ferrigan, John Nowak, Sheila Richardson, Maureen Harris, Nicole Vousden

Feast Days: Thursday St Stanislaus, Bishop, Martyr, Saturday St Martin I, Pope Martyr, Sunday Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

First Collection   Gift Aid:  £516.77;    Loose:  £298.09;    Total:   £815.67

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 8/4)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Kathy Fogarty & David Latimer,  Sun 8.30 Ann W & Larissa/Rob,  Sun 10.30 Katherine B/Joseph E.   Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Ann Harris, Sun 8.30am Bridie, 10.30am Carole, Mary H, Patricia, Paul, Molly.   Washing of Purificators: Alvira.

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 for applications 30 June.

R.I.P.   MAUREEN HAMILTON The funeral will take place on Friday 12th April 1.15 pm at St John Fisher. Burial at Sidcup cemetery. All welcome afterwards in the hall. No flowers please though donations to Bexley and Greenwich Hospice are much appreciated.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING will take place on Wednesday 24 April at 7.30pm in the hall. If council members can’t attend please send your deputy. A box for comments, suggestions etc from the Parish will be in the church porch. Many thanks. Carol Anderson.

SATURDAY 13 APRIL  Please note there is a communion service at 10 am (no mass).

GIFT AID DONATION BOXES If you have not collected your donation box for next year please collect them from the Parish Office. Thank you.

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.