Newsletter Sunday June 23rd, 2019


First Reading: Genesis 14: 18-20, Second Reading: Corinthians 11: 23-26
Gospel: Luke 9: 11-17

The Priesthood of Melchizedek
Like Melchizedek of old we bring bread and wine to the altar and Christ transforms it into his own body and blood for the life of the multitude of the redeemed.

Saturday 22 June     10.00 am Gladys Cagliostri RIP (Grace Purdell)
                                    6.00 pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 23 June     8.30 am Emer McCloy RIP (Sheila Jones)
Corpus Christi     10.30 am Ann Gallagher RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)

Monday 24 June     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                10.00 am Intentions of Mary Ikhisemojie (Ofure Ikhisemojie)

Tuesday 25 June     7.00 pm Steve Fernandes RIP (Alvira & Donald Almeida)
                        Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 26 June     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                        10.00 am Thanksgiving for Ed Jones RIP (Ken & Christine)

Thursday 27 June     9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 28 June        9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                  10.00 am William Arundel RIP (Margaret Frogley & Family)

Saturday 29 June     10.00 am Paddy Medhurst (Kathy Connolly)
                                    6.00 pm Daniel Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 30 June     8.30 am Fr Christian’s Father (Sheila Jones)
St Peter & Paul     10.30 am Hilary D’Silva (Sandeep & Roshni)

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

FEAST DAYS: Saturday 22nd: Ss John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs (or St Paulinus of Nola, Bishop optional memorial). Sunday 23rd: Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord (Corpus Christi.) Monday 24th: The Nativity of John the Baptist. Thursday 27th: St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor of the Church. Friday 28th: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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, Deidre Collins, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson.

Anniversaries: Ray Denegri, Charles Brooker, Philip Haynes.

ROTAS: Readers: 29-30 June: Saturday  6.00 pm Carol Anderson, 8.30am Sheila Jones, 10.30 am Tony Frake.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm: Mary H and Volunteer; Sunday 8.30am: Volunteer, Mary J. 10.30am: Volunteer, Margaret, Patricia, Mary H, Eileen (Host).  Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weekes.  Front of Church: Giovanna Aletta.  Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox.  Washing of Purificators: Molly.  Flower Arranging: Mary K and Lynn.

OFFERTORY 16/06/2019:
1st Collection: Gift Aid £481.64, Loose: £209.69 Total £691.33
2nd Collection: Gift Aid £ 17.00, Loose: £ 89.31 Total £106.31
This week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.
Next week’s 2nd collection is for Peter Pence.

LES TRUMAN (RIP): The Truman family would like to let you know that their dear Dad, Les (husband of Tess), passed away peacefully on Thursday 13th June. The funeral will take place at St John the Evangelist, Bexley, on July 11th at 10.30am..

LESNES ABBEY: Procession of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Sunday 30th June at 3pm. Please pray that we have a fine day. Please join us if you are able to.

CREATION CELEBRATION PILGRIMAGE, SATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2019: Join us for a 3-4 mile walk in the Kent countryside to pray and reflect on how climate change affects the poorest overseas and inspire each other to take action. Meet at 12.30 pm at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church, White Friars, Church Road, Hartley, DA3 8DW. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available but please bring a packed lunch. There will be an opportunity to attend Mass at St Francis at 5.30pm. For more information or to book, please call Sarah Cadwallader on 0208 466 9901 or email her on

ST JOHN FISHER DAY, SUNDAY 7TH JULY, 12 NOON TO 4PM: This is a PARISH EVENT, with any monies raised to go to the Parish Maintenance Fund. Tickets are now available – £6 per adult, £3 per first child which will include BBQ, salad, dessert/cake. We hope that all parishioners will try to come as it is a great opportunity for the parish to get together. Please do see the lists in the church porch for donations in time and talents, even if you are unable to be there. For further information, please contact Anne Rayer on 07855 785 331.