TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
First Reading: Wisdom 9: 13-18; Second Reading: Philemon 9-10, 12-17
Gospel: Luke 14: 25-33
Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.
Christ Who Gave Up Everything For Our Sake.
We celebrate the self-sacrificing love of Christ, the unfathomable wisdom of God, who was prepared to give up everything out of love for man. In the same spirit St Paul was prepared to send back to Philemon the dear friend of his captivity, Onesimus, a part of his own self.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 7th Sept 10.00am Eucharistic Service
6.00pm Bill Arundel (Pat and Derek Liddiard)
Sunday 8th Sept 8.30am Giuseppe Nucera RIP (Graziella and Family)
10.30am John Underwood RIP (Carole Hughes)
Monday 9th Sept 9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00am George Easton RIP (Gloria and Tony Laws)
Tuesday 10th Sept 7.00pm Ann Turp RIP (Melissa Turp)
7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 11th Sept 9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00am Geoff Hinton RIP (Eileen Wheatley)
Thursday 12th Sept 9.00am Eucharistic Service
Friday 13th Sept 9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00am Joseph Hayden RIP
Saturday 14th Sept 10.00am John Underwood RIP (The Choir)
6.00pm KSC Thanksgiving
Sunday 15th Sept 8.30am Giuseppe Nucera RIP (Graziella and Family)
10.30am Robert Gilby RIP (Teresa)
Reconciliation Times: Saturday 10.30am (following Mass) and Saturday 5.30pm (before Mass)
Anniversaries: Lesley Holland, Reg Billington, Geoff Hinton, Kay Gillespie, Amber Foley.
FEAST DAYS: Monday St Peter Claver, Priest. Tuesday St Ambrose Barlow, Martyr. Thursday The Most Holy Name of Mary; St Eanswythe of Folkestone, Religious. Friday St John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Saturday The Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
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 and Sr Ursula Hyland.
OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £579.50, Loose £292.34. Total £871.84.
This week’s Second Collection is for the Catholic Education Service.
Next week’s Second Collection is for Home Mission.
ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson; 10.30am Katherine Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Anne Harris, Volunteer. Sunday 8.30am Peter W, Volunteer. 10.30am Kathy, Mary H, Patricia, Margaret, Rob (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Kathy. Flower Arranging: Graziella and Theresa.
CONFIRMATION: We invite candidates for Confirmation. This year’s programme will begin (if there are sufficient numbers) in October. Anyone currently in Year 8 or above is eligible to apply. Application forms are in the Church Porch. DEADLINE: 22nd September.
BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for the recent collections. Applications for new projects for the coming year must be received by Sunday 22nd September. If you have any queries regarding the group please contact the Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553/07802 623571.
CHURCH GARDENS: Thank you to everyone who came to help last weekend. Our third ‘Gardening Day’ has really made a noticeable improvement. We have pencilled in Saturday 5th October for the final stage when we hope to start planting new rose bushes.
The Premises Committee
PARISH BARN DANCE: You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall next 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.