Newsletter Sunday April 14th, 2019


First Reading: Isaiah 50: 4-7; Second Reading: Philippians 2: 6-11; Gospel: Luke 22: 14-23, 56

Today’s Theme: Commemoration of the Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem

Saturday 13th April     10.00 am Eucharistic Service
                                         6.00 pm Girish Prabhu RIP and Joe Castelino RIP
                                               (Violet and Adrian Prabhu)

Sunday 14th April     8.30 am Ed Jones RIP (Teresa and Ray)
Palm Sunday            10.30 am Joan Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Monday 15th April     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00 am Ed Jones RIP (Carole Hughes and Family)
                                     7.00 pm Penitential Service

Tuesday 16th April     7.00 pm John Robins RIP, 5th Anniversary (Molly and Family)
                                      7.30 pm Stations of the Cross (No Prayer Group)

Wed 17th April     11.00 am Chrism Mass at St George’s Cathedral
                                         No Mass at St John Fisher

                                 7.00 pm Stations of the Cross

Thursday 18th April     No Eucharistic Service
Maundy Thursday       8.00 pm Intentions of Tony Frake (OLPG)

Friday 19th April     10.00 am Children’s Stations of the Cross
Good Friday             12 noon Unity Stations at St James’s Blendon
                                   3.00 pm Solemn Liturgy

Saturday 20th April     No Morning Mass or Eucharistic Service
Easter Vigil                8.00 pm Maria Nucera RIP (Graziella and Family)

Sunday 21st April     8.30 am Margaret McQuaid RIP (Seamus, Siobain and Patricia)
Easter Sunday        10.30 am Alison Johnson RIP (Jonathan and Mary Lee)

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr Tom Power, Florence Cummings Alice Cannon Griff Davies, Margot Smeaton, Tom Porter, Michael and Theresa O’Connor, Veronica Billington, John Breen and John Robins.

FEAST DAYS: Tuesday St Bernadette, Religious. Wednesday St Stephen Harding, Abbot.

PRAY 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 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, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws and David Latimer.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £433.30, Loose £219.04, Total £652.34.
Retiring Collection: Bexley Deanery Developing World Group: £98.10.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING will take place at 1930 hrs on Wednesday 24th April 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

CERTIFICATE OF DONATIONS: Please collect your letters for the tax year 2018/2019 from the back of the Church. Thank you for your generosity.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTER/READER VOLUNTEERS required over Easter weekend (from Maundy Thursday). Please find list to sign up in Sacristy. Many thanks Kathy and Patricia.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 8pm Easter Vigil, Volunteer. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am John Rayer.   Eucharistic Ministers: See above.  Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan.  Front of Church: Paul Rowland.  Typing Newsletter: Molly Robins.  Photocopying Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.  Washing of Purificators: Alvira.  Flower Arranging:  Easter Flowers Group.

BRILLIANT ? Well, we all were! What a great parish evening we had last Saturday at our Quiz Night. Well done to Cliff Thomas for calling us together, and thanks to everyone who supported in different ways but especially by participating. Over £900 was raised!! This is most welcome indeed, given the substantial financial losses the parish has incurred over recent years. It will be, as we said at the annual parish meeting, a great thing when we can run with a surplus so that we can actually invest in our parish community. Fr Doug

CHURCH FLOWERS: Thank you for your continuing support for our flowers in the church. With Easter approaching please remember our collection box in the wall near the church doors for any contributions towards the ever increasing costs. Sue Murphy

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE, 23rd-30th 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 visit website:
Financial Assistance available. Deadline for applications 30th June.