Newsletter Sunday July 14th, 2019


1st Reading: Deuteronomy 30: 10-14 2nd Reading: Colossians 1: 15-20
Gospel: Luke 10: 25-37

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: His Word Is Near
We celebrate the nearness of the Lord to us his people. He is the Good Samaritan who comes close to us and heals us, raising us to life as his own body.

Saturday 13th July     10.00am Eucharistic Service
                                     6.00pm Intentions of Angela Reyes (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 14th July       8.30am Les Truman RIP (Choir)
                                     10.30am William Dawson-Assam (Ben Assam)

Monday 15th July     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Aileen Beckwith RIP (Brian and Family)

Tuesday 16th July     7.00pm Thanksgiving and Intentions of Tony and Gloria Laws
                                     (Tony F and Kathy C)
                                     7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 17th July     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am John Dunning RIP (Eileen Wheatley and Family)

Thursday 18th July     9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 19th July     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Pauline Griffiths RIP (Margaret Weeks)

Saturday 20th July     10.00am Eucharistic Service
                                     6.00pm John Smith RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 21st July     8.30am Private Intention
                                     10.30am Intentions of Maureen Watkins (Choir)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 5.30pm (before Mass)

Anniversaries: Gordon Langford, May Andrews, Elizabeth Padayachee, Patrick Crampton.

FEAST DAYS: Monday St Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church; St Swithun, Bishop. Tuesday Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Friday St John Plessington, Martyr. Saturday St Appollinaris, Bishop and Martyr.

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, Deirdre Collins, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Eileen Dawson and Joe Reape.

Helen Evans RIP: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Helen and remember in your prayers her family. She was the mother of Scott who flew home to Australia last week and he says: “I arrived in time to say goodbye.”

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £524.37, Loose £298.90. Total £823.27.
This week’s second Collection is for the Apostleship of the Sea.
Next week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Larissa/Rob; 10.30am Katherine Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris, Kathy. Sunday 8.30am Volunteer, Mary J. 10.30am Kathy, Eileen, Volunteer, Margaret, Kate U (Host).  Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee.  Front of Church: John Stanton.  Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland.  Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul.  Washing of Purificators: Patricia.  Flower Arranging: Mary K and Lynn.

ALTAR SERVERS: There is a meeting of altar servers at 11.20 this Sunday. It’s a great opportunity to welcome new servers. If you’d like to learn how to serve – or just look into it – come along, Sunday 14th July.                        Fr Doug

SJF EVENT 7th JULY: We had a lovely John Fisher celebration last Sunday and everybody seemed to be enjoying the day. A big thank you to those who helped along the way – the Events Team, the BBQ Team, the Raffle Team, the bar, the music, the children’s games, the ladies preparing and serving the food, all of which was donated. Thank you to everybody who donated food and gifts for the raffle, and also for monetary donations. We made almost £900 towards the Parish Maintenance Fund.

TODAY IS SEA SUNDAY when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Thank you. To donate online please visit

LITURGY GROUP: Following our recent meeting you will notice there are slight changes to the Entrance and Communion Antiphons. We hope you will agree these help to increase the prayerfulness of Mass. READERS – please collect a note about these changes from the Sacristy. Any queries please contact Fr Doug or a member of the Liturgy Group.
                                                                   Kathy Fogarty, 07963 45448