Newsletter Sunday August 18th, 2019


First Reading: Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Second Reading: Hebrews 12: 1-4
Gospel: Luke 12:49-53

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s celebration should raise our morale in the fight against evil. Christ our Leader, who came to bring fire on the earth, communicates to us something of his tremendous zeal


Saturday 17th Aug   10.00am John Underwood RIP (Tim Bowman)
                                     6.00pm Patrick Corr (Calen & Lindsey Delpaul)

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

Monday 19th Aug   No 10 am Mass
                                  11.30am Funeral Mass for John Underwood

Tuesday 20th Aug   7.00pm Elvira Vaz RIP (Mark Vaz)
                                   7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 21th Aug   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                      10.00am Francine van Leeuwen (Tim Bowman)

Thursday 22nd Aug   9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 23rd Aug   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                               10.00am Bob Willis RIP (Eileen & Family)

Saturday 24th Aug   10.00am Holy Souls
                                  6.00pm Foundation Mass for Fr George Torre RIP

Sunday 25th Aug   8.30am Foundation Mass for Fr Tom Power
                               10.30am Les Truman RIP (Eileen, Anne & Girls)

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

Anniversaries: Charles Cummins, John Rosemeyer, Laurie Murphy.

FEAST DAYS: Monday: St John Eudes, Priest. Tuesday: St Bernard, Abbot, Doctor of the Church. Wednesday: St Pius X, Pope. Thursday: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Friday: St Rose of Lima, Virgin. Saturday: St Bartholomew, Apostle.

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, 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, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Sister Ursula Hyland.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £310.50, Loose £273.91. Total £584.41.                                                               This week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carole Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes. 10.30am Tony Frake. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Mary H, Volunteer. Sunday 8.30am Bridie, Peter W. 10.30am Kathy, Eileen, Patricia, Carole, Paul (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Barbara. Flower Arranging: Doune & Sue..

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE: Our next Gardening Day will be on Saturday 31st August 2019. We will be preparing the flower beds in 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).

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

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 11.00 pm (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 731 303. 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.

HALL BOOKINGS: Please contact the Parish Office on 01322 524 813 between the hours of 09.00 – 19.00