Newsletter Sunday May 12th, 2019


Today’s Theme: The Lamb Will be Our Shepherd
We offer in sacrifice the Lamb that takes away the sins of the world. He who was slain is now our Shepherd. He will lead to springs of living water all who do not reject him.

1st Reading: Acts 13:14, 43-52, 2nd Reading: Apocalypse 7:9. 14-17, Gospel: John 10:27-30 Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.


Saturday 11 May     10.00 am Porgy Alpin RIP (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)
                                   6.00 pm Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie and Family)

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

Monday 13 May     9.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                  10.00 am Intentions of John Underwood (Carol Hughes)

Tuesday 14 May     7.00 pm Audrey O’Hara RIP (Tony Frake)
       Exposition + Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 15 May     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                   10.00 am Foundation Mass for Serse Cima RIP

Thursday 16 May     9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 17 May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                             10.00 am Ed Jones (Margaret Weeks)

Saturday 18 May     10am Ed Jones RIP (Bridie Haylett)
                                   6.00 pm Angela Cox RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 19 May     8.30am Teresa Fan RIP (Rita and Bill Woodhouse)
                             10.30am Deceased Relatives and Friends of Lyons Family
                                             (Danny and Kay)

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

Feast Days: Tuesday St. Matthias, Thursday St. Simon Stock

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 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, Deidre Collins.

Anniversaries: Frank Henin, Bertram Lemos, James Murrin, Angie Jones, Carrie and Harry Hollis, Bill and Mary Chipperfield, Susan Monkton, Lilian Higgs, Marie Huntington.

Gift Aid £596.65, Loose £119.08, Total £715.73
This week’s Second Collection is for Ecclesiastical Education.
Next week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 13/5)
Readers: Saturday 6.00 pm David Latimer, Sunday 8.30 am Doune Robinson, 10.30 am Marlene Burt. Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter typist: Molly Robins.  Collector for 8.30 am Mass: Mr. V. Jeyaseelan.  Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowland.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Kathy. Sunday 8.30am Bridie, 10.30 am Kathy, Eileen W, Peter H, Paul, Margaret (Host).  Washing of Purificators: Molly.  Flower Arranging: Lynn and Doune.

CHURCH FLOWER BEDS: Thank you to everyone who turned up last Saturday to help tidy-up the gardens in front of the church and hall. It’s already made a real difference and we hope to complete the task on Saturday June 8th. So make a note of the date. Carol Hughes

VOCATIONS WEEKEND FOR YOUNG WOMEN Theme: Discernment and Vocation. Dates: 24-26 May, 2019, Location: Liverpool.
The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). There is nothing quite like religious life – it’s an extraordinary adventure into a deep relationship with God.
If you are wondering if God is calling you to religious life and would like to find out more why not come along? You are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on Saturday for the day. There will be opportunity for prayer, reflection and input, chance to ask questions and to meet others who are also wondering where God is calling them.
For more information contact Sr. Lynn, FCJ at or visit our website

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 mail to