Newsletter Sunday September 15th, 2019


First Reading: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Second Reading: Tim 1:12-17
Gospel: Luke 15:1-32

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: Christ Who Welcomes Sinners
The Christ we celebrate in this Mass is the second Moses who interceded for sinners, who came into the world to save them, and who loves them and welcomes them.


Saturday 14th Sept    10.00am John Underwood RIP (Choir)
                                   6.00pm KSC Thanksgiving

Sunday 15th Sept    8.30am Giuseppe Nucera RIP (Graziella & Family)
                                   10.30am Robert Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Monday 16th Sept    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                   10.00am Alex & Angela Fernandes RIP (Brian & Edna)

Tuesday 17th Sept    7.00pm Margaret Canty RIP (Pat & Derek Liddiard)
                                   7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 18th Sept    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                       10.00am Fr James Dudley (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 19th Sept    9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 20th Sept    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                   10.00am John Underwood RIP (Bridie Haylett)

Saturday 21st Sept    10.00am Mary Connolly RIP (Connolly/Eida Family)
                                   6.00pm Eusebio Vaz RIP (Mark Vaz)

Sunday 22nd Sept    8.30am John Underwood RIP (Mary Lee)
                                   10.30am Olga Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)

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

Anniversaries: John Fitzpatrick, Margaret Roberts, Margaret Bacon, Donal Carpenter, Anne Turp.

FEAST DAYS: Monday: Ss Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs. Tuesday: St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor of the Church. Thursday: St Januarius, Bishop, Martyr; St Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop. Friday: Ss Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs Saturday: St Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist

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

OFFERTORY COLLECTION 08/09/2019: Gift Aid £435.39, Loose £238.46. Total £673.85. 2nd Collection (Education) Gift Aid 140.90, Loose £97.55, Total 238.45.
This week’s second Collection is for Home Mission.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Sheila Jones. 10.30am Joseph Ebare. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Mary H, Peter W, Sunday 8.30am Peter H, Ann Hyde. 10.30am Carole, Eileen, Volunteer, Dorothy, Molly (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Molly. Flower Arranging: Sue and Mary J.

DIOCESAN DAY FOR CATECHISTS: Saturday 28 September 2019 starting at 10.30am and concluding with Mass at 4.00pm. Catechists are invited to attend the annual Diocesan Day for Catechists of the diocese, including those involved in Children’s Liturgy of the Word and the RCIA process. The day consists of three sessions each offering four subject choices. A catered lunch is included. For further information, contact email or telephone 0208 672 7684.

ST VINCENT de PAUL, DINNER DANCE: Saturday 12th October 2019 – dancing to a live band at St Stephen’s Parish Hall, Deepdene Road, Welling DA16 3QL from 7pm – 11pm. Raffle £15. Licensed bar, Food by “Maggie’s Kitchen”. For tickets, ring Freda – 0208 303 4723 or Maria – 0208 304 8920. All donations welcomed.

SEPTEMBER IS SVP AWARENESS MONTH:  “I would like to embrace the whole world in a network of charity” (quote from SVP Founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam). For info please see noticeboard in church porch. If you would like to contact the SVP Group, please post a note to the Parish Office with your details.

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 is Sunday 22nd September 2019.