Newsletter Sunday July 21st, 2019


First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10 Second Reading: St Paul to the Colossians 1:24-28
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42

Today’s Theme: Jesus Our Friend
The mystery of today’s celebration is Christ among us as our friend. We welcome him as Abraham welcomed the Lord at Mamre, and Martha and Mary welcomed Christ at Bethany.

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)

Monday 22nd July    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Elizabeth Padayachee RIP (Mollie Hobson)

Tuesday 23rd July    7.00pm Eucharistic Service
                                     7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 24th July    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Mae & Tim Monihan (Eileen Sheehan)

Thursday 25th July    9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 26th July    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Derek Botterill RIP (Sheila Botterill)

Saturday 27th July    10.00am Les Truman RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                                     6.00pm Deceased Members of Oonagh Wood’s Family

Sunday 28th July    8.30am Deceased Members of the Dunne Family
                                     10.30am Intentions of Dorothy & Tony Speed (Choir)

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

Anniversaries: Pauline Griffiths, Colin Andrews, Dr Richard McCarthy.

FEAST DAYS: Saturday: St Appollinaris, Bishop and Martyr. Sunday: St Mary Magdalene. Tuesday: St Bridget, Patron of Europe. Ss Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Priest and Martyrs. Thursday: St James, Apostle. Friday: Ss Joachim & Ann, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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, Giulio Venturi.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £468.76, Loose £181.76. Total £650.52.
This week’s second Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett. 10.30am Joseph Ebare. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Mary H, Volunteer. Sunday 8.30am Peter H, Ann Hyde. 10.30am Volunteer, Volunteer, Patricia, Dorothy, Rob (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weekes. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Norma. Flower Arranging: Mary J and Graziella.

CONFIRMATION 2020: Preparations for Confirmation in 2020 is underway, starting September/October but we need to know how many young people would like to join the programme. Please write your name on the forms at the back of the church or contact Father Doug on 01322 524 813 or Ben Asaam on 07894 911 658 even if you might be interested (no commitment at this stage). Many thanks. Fr Doug and Ben Assam

PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI: A reminder to all those going to Assisi that the final balance of payment must be paid, direct to Pax Travel Ltd, by 15th August 2019 at the latest.

SJF EVENT: 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.

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 454480