Newsletter April 21st, 2019


First Reading: Acts 10: 34, 37-43; Second Reading: Colossians 3: 1-4
Gospel: John 20: 1-9

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s Easter sermon.

Today’s Theme: Alleluia!

This Mass is our Alleluia: our song of praise to the risen Christ who is our life and whose triumph over death we proclaim to all the world.

Saturday 20th April     No Morning Mass nor 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)

Monday 22nd April     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                         10.00 am Ed Jones RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)

Tuesday 23rd April     No Evening Mass nor Prayer Group

Wed 24th April         9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00 am Ed Jones RIP (Eileen Wheatley and Family)

Thursday 25th April     No Eucharistic Service

Friday 26th April     No Morning Mass nor Exposition
                                         2.00 pm Funeral Mass for ‘Paddy’ Medhurst

Saturday 27th April     10.00 am Teresa Fan RIP (Peter and Ann Wilkes)
                                         6.00 pm Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie)

Sunday 28th April     8.30 am Ed Jones RIP (Peter and Ann Wilkes)
                                         10.30 am Sergia Balaqui and Arsenia Menicas RIP (Venus Bernarte)

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

ANNIVERSARIES: Brigid Rose Cole, Elizabeth Troy, Terry Huntington, Alfred George Anderson, James Underwood, Andrew Donnelly, John Robins and Theresa Lobo.

FEAST DAYS: Wednesday St Adalbert, Bishop and Martyr; St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr; SS Justus and Mellitis; St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, Religious. Thursday St Mark, Evangelist. Friday Our Lady of Good Counsel.

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, David Latimer and Deirdre Collins.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes; 10.30am Ryan Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Carole. Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde. 10.30am Kathy, Eileen W, Patricia, Kate U, Paul (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton Typing Newsletter: Sheila Botterill. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia. Flower Arranging: Sue.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £529.45, Loose £255.46. Total £784.91. Next week’s Second Collection is for St George’s Cathedral.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donations of £80.03 on Sunday 10th March and £98.10 on Sunday 7th April, If you have any queries please contact our parish representative Maria Ward on 01322 555553.

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

THE ECTOPIC PREGNANCY TRUST: This year I’m hoping to complete the #EPT100, which is to run a distance of 1000 miles within the space of 12 months. I started on 1st January this year and so far have run over 300 miles. As part of this, on 28th April 2019, I will be running in the Virgin Money London Marathon. I’m doing this to raise money for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. Larissa and I have experienced ectopic pregnancy twice. It really is terrible to go through the joy of finding out that you’re expecting a baby and then to be told that it’s growing in the wrong place, and there is nothing that can be done. If you would like to sponsor me, or know more about The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust please visit my web page:
Thank you. Rob O’Halloran

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING will take place at 7.30pm 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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE to help tidy the flower beds in front of the church and hall. If you can spare a couple of hours on Saturday 4th May we hope you will join us. Weather permitting, we will meet outside the church after the 10am Mass. Please bring your own gardening tools. Thank you for your support. Carole Hughes (Premises Committee)

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.

‘PADDY’ MEDHURST RIP: Please note the Funeral Mass for Paddy will be on Friday 26th April at 2pm, and afterwards in the parish hall.