Newsletter Sunday September 1st, 2019


First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 3: 17-20, Second Reading: Hebrews: 12:18 – 19. 22-24
Gospel: Luke 14:1. 7-14

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: Jesus, The Mediator of a New Covenant

God made the new covenant of his love with the poor, the lowly, the down-trodden and the oppressed. It is therefore in a spirit of humility, the spirit of Jesus, that we make our celebration today, asking him to accept the homage of the humble.

Sat 31 Aug    10 am Intentions of Margaret Morris (Carol Anderson)
                       6pm Nicholas Hugh James Nawrat (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 1 Sep    8.30 am Mrs. E Gilligan RIP (Mrs C Fitzpatrick)
                       10.30am David & Mona Shaw RIP (Lyn Cayford)

Mon 2 Sep    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00am James Jones RIP (Morris Family)

Tues 3 Sep    7 pm Lourdes Lorenzo RIP (Leila Merryman)
                       7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 4 Sep    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00am Intentions of David & Pat Latimer (Tony Frake)

Thu 5 Sep    9 am Eucharistic Service

Fri 6 Sep    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00am Foundation Mass for Beatrice Walliser

Sat 7 Sep    10am Eucharistic Service
                       6pm Bill Arundel (Pat & Derek Liddiard)

Sun 8 Sep    8.30am Giuseppe Nucera RIP (Graziella & Family)
                       10.30 am John Underwood RIP (Carole Hughes)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 5.30pm (before Mass).

Prayers 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 & 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.

Anniversaries: Raymond Broadbent, Mary Mulraney, Myfanwy Phyllis Matthews, Richard Gamble, Michael Naughton, John Jameson, Lucy Lawson, Terry Frogley, Ellen Gilligan.

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, 1st World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Tues, 3rd St. Gregory the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church.

OFFERTORY: Week Ending 25/8/2019 Gift Aid £451.30, Loose £261.29, Total £712.59.
This week’s retiring collection for Bexley Deanery Dev. World
Next week’s Second Collection (8/9/19) is for ~Catholic Education Service.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Andy Watson. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Anne Rayer. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Peter H, Volunteer Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde, Mary J 10.30am Volunteer, Margaret, Volunteer, Molly, Carol (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr. V Jeyaseelan.  Front of Church:  Paul Rowland.  Typing Newsletter: Molly Robins.   Photocopying Newsletter: Molly Hobson. Washing of Purificators: Norma. Flower Arranging: Sue & Lynn.

INTERFAITH SOCIAL EVENT & FUNDRAISER: on Saturday, 21st September at 6.30 pm at Kemnal Park, Chislehurst, BR7 6RR. Fundraising for the Mayor 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 7 pm). 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.

DIVINE MERCY DAY OF PRAYER – SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 9.30 am – 4.30 pm at Westminster Cathedral – see notice board.

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