Newsletter Sunday May 5th, 2019


In this eucharist we proclaim that Christ is the Lord, the Lamb that was sacrificed and who is worthy to be given power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and blessing. The Apostles accepted every kind of humiliation rather than give up proclaiming his name.

1st Reading: Acts 5:27-32,40-41 2nd Reading: Apoc 5:11-14 Gospel John 21:1-19 Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon


Sat 4 May     10am Una Smith RIP (Geraldine McCormick & Angela Underwood)
                         6pm Pat Dooley RIP (Marie Sullivan & Family)

Sun 5 May     8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Patrick Feeney RIP (Mrs M Feeney)

Mon 6 May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am William Dawson-Asaam RIP (Ben Asaam)

Tues 7 May     7pm Holy Souls (Unknown donor)
       Followed Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 8 May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Jim, Dannie, Thomas & John Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Thu 9 May     No Eucharistic Service
                       2pm Funeral Mass for Gabrielle ‘Gaby’ Laklia

Fri 10 May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Rita Maynard (Marie Sullivan)

Sat 11 May     10am Porgy Alpin RIP (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)
                       6pm Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)

Sun 12 May     8.30am Ed Jones RIP (Mary Lee)
                       10.30am Maria Nucera RIP (Graziella & Family)

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, Tony Laws, David Latimer, Deidre Collins.

Anniversaries: Mairead McKenna, John Dennis Harrington, Kathleen Holland.

First Collection- Gift Aid:  £535.14; Loose:  £214.63; Total:  £749.77
Second Collection (St George’s Cathedral-  Gift Aid: £153.96 Loose:  £ 97.54 Total:  £251.50
Next week’s second collection is for Ecclesiastical Education.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 6/5)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Peter Harris, Sun 8.30 Bridie Haylett, Sun 10.30 Tony Frake.  Copying of Newsletter John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Sheila Botterill.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Peter W, Sun 8.30am Peter H, 10.30am Volunteer, Mary H, Volunteer Molly, Kate U. Washing of Purificators: Kathy.   Flower Arranging: Lynn and Doune

NEW READERS PLEASE If anyone would like to volunteer as a new reader, especially for our Saturday 6pm Mass, please contact Fr Doug or Kathy Fogarty. Being a reader is an important ministry in the life of our Church. Yes, your legs will shake the first few times, but I have found it a wonderful way to gain confidence and a deeper knowledge of Scripture and Liturgy. Current readers please note that during May we will pray “Hail, Holy Queen” instead of “The Hail Mary” after the Bidding Prayers. Kathy Fogarty 07963 454480 or

CERTIFICATE OF DONATIONS Please collect your letters for the 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 ETP100, which is to run a distance of 1000 miles within the space of 12 months. I started on 1st January this year and as part of this, on 28th April 2019, I completed 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.

MAYTIME MUSIC Saturday 11th May at 7pm St Mary’s Church Bexley. Tickets £10. Tel: Sheila 01322 522071 or Barbara 020 8308 0872.

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS MAY BALL FUNDRAISER for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice on Saturday 25 May 2019 7pm – 11.30 pm Angelus Centre, Bexley Road, Erith. Tickets £20 includes buffet, cabaret and auction. Pay bar (or bring your own drink). Black tie or dress as a character! For tickets call 07379 768875.

ST JOHN FISHER DAY on Sunday 7 July following 10.30 mass. More details to follow. Thank you. Ann Rayer
SATURDAY 11 MAY CAFOD VOLUNTEER DAY: “Celebrating our common home” at Romero House. Please contact Sarah Cadwallader 020 8466 9901 or email
SATURDAY 18 MAY SPRING ASSEMBLY (JPIC): “Tackling poverty in the Diocese” at Our Lady of Reparation (St Mary’s), West Croydon. Mass at 10am. Please contact