Newsletter Sunday May 19th, 2019


First Reading: Acts 14, 21-27, Second Reading: Apocalypse 21, 1-5,Gospel: John 13, 31-35

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: The New Creation

Christ at this season puts fresh heart in us to spread his kingdom. He gives us his new commandment of love and encourages us with the promise of the new Jerusalem.

Saturday 18th May     10.00am Ed Jones RIP (Bridie Haylett)
                                       6.00pm Angela Cox (Oonagh Wood)

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

Monday 20th May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Colette and Brendan Mansell RIP (Ann Harris)

Tuesday 21st May     7.00pm Intentions of Margaret Kyne (Bridie Haylett)
      Exposition and Our Lady’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 22nd May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                          10.00am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen and Family)

Thursday 23rd May     9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 24th May     9.30am     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                   10.00am Intentions of Anne Fitzpatrick (Maureen Fitzpatrick)

Saturday 25th May     10.00am Holy Souls (Unknown Donor)
                                       6.00pm Mick and Elizabeth Minihane RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 26th May     8.30am Deceased Members Fogarty Family (Kathy Fogarty)
                                   10.30am Barry Austin (Mrs I Berry)

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

Anniversaries: Harry Underwood, Patrick O’Gorman, Annie Breen, James Williams, Win Morden, Betty Jefferson, Jimmy Mizzen, Serse Cima and Audrey O’Hara

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St Bernadine of Sienna, Priest. Tuesday, St Christopher of Magallanes, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs. Wednesday, St Rita of Cascia, Religious. Friday, Our Lady Help of Christians. Saturday, St Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church, St Gregory VII, Pope, St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin.

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.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £469.91. Loose £204.91. Total £674.82. Second Collection (Ecclesiastical Education) Gift Aid £167.00. Loose £110.23. Total £277.23. This week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Katherine Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris. Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde. 10.30am Carole, Marlene, Patricia, Dorothy, Eileen W (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Alvira. Flower Arranging: Mary J and Theresa.

CHOIR PRACTICES will start on Friday 24th May from 7pm-8pm in the church. Any potential new members are very welcome to come..

VOCATIONS WEEKEND FOR YOUNG WOMEN Theme: Discernment and Vocation. Dates: 24th-26th 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