Newsletter Sunday August 11th, 2019


First Reading: Wisdom 18: 6-9;Second Reading: Hebrews 11: 1-2, 8-19
Gospel: Luke 12: 32-48

Today’s Theme: The Lord Our God
The Lord has chosen us to be his people. The God we worship is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And we look forward in hope to a glorious future in the Kingdom of our Father.

Saturday 10th August   10.00am Intentions of Melvyn Fernandes
                                        (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)
                                        6.00pm In Thanksgiving (Margaret Frogley)

Sunday 11th August   8.30am Benicio and Ida Leitao RIP (Thelma and Family)
                                        10.30am William Dawson-Assam RIP (Ben Assam)

Monday 12th August   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                        10.00am Pauline Griffiths RIP (Margaret Weeks)

Tuesday 13th August   7.00pm Intentions of Dennis & Anne Newton (Tony & Norma)
                                        7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 14th August   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                        10.00am Intentions of Norma Brooker (Tony Frake)

Thursday 15th August   10.00am Les Truman RIP (Jim and Margaret Gillis)
Assumption                        7.30pm Helen Evans RIP (Choir)

Friday 16th August   – No 10am Mass
                                        12 noon Funeral Mass for Mary Ikhisemojie

Saturday 17th August   10.00am John Underwood RIP (Tim Bowman)
                                        6.00pm Patrick Corr (Calen and Lindsay Delpaul)

Sunday 18th August   8.30am Carol Robins (Molly and Family)
                                        10.30am Phyllis Brazil RIP (Danny and Kay Lyons)

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

Anniversaries: Mary Shenton, Mary Rowland, Madge Brown, Tom O’Hara, Molly Bignall, Madeline Bull, Gordon Lawley.

FEAST DAYS: Monday St Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious. Tuesday, SS Pontian, Pope and Hippolytus, Priest. Wednesday, St Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr. Thursday, The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Holyday of Obligation. Friday, St Stephen of Hungary. Saturday, Our Lady.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, 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, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Eileen Dawson, Joe Reape and Giulio Venturi.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £536.00, Loose £276.01. Total £812.01.
Next week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Tilly and Ella. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris, Rob. Sunday 8.30am Peter H, Mary J. 10.30am Volunteer, Mary H, Volunteer, Kate U, Dorothy (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Alvira. Flower Arranging: Mary J and Theresa.

INTERFAITH SOCIAL EVENT AND FUNDRAISER: On Saturday 21st September at 6.30pm at Kemnal Park, Chislehurst BR7 6RR. Fundraising for the Mayor of Bexley’s charities. Light refreshments available. Tickets from Fr Doug.

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 latest.

JOHN UNDERWOOD RIP: John’s family have requested family flowers only. Donations can be made in John’s memory to Cancer Research UK.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE: Our next Gardening Day will be on Saturday 31st August. We will be preparing the flower beds in the front of the church for planting roses in the autumn. If you can spare a couple of hours we hope you will join us. Weather permitting we will meet outside the church after the 10am Mass. Please bring your own gardening tools. Thank you for your support. Carole Hughes (Premises Committee)

PARISH BARN DANCE:You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 14th September from 7.30 until 11.00pm (Bar open from 7pm). Great fun for all the family. No experience necessary! If you wish, please bring your own nibbles. Tea/coffee and cake will be served during the interval. Ticket numbers are limited and selling fast. Don’t miss out! Tickets available after each Sunday Mass. Adults £8/Child £4. Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303. A raffle will be held during the evening and we would be very grateful for donations of suitable prizes. Items may be left in the box in the church porch. Thank you for your support.