Newsletter Sunday October 6th, 2019


First Reading: Habakkuk 1: 2-3, 2: 2-4, Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1: 6-8, 13-14
Gospel: Luke 17: 5-10

Today’s Theme: Our Faith
Faith gives us a new vision of the world. Without it we see only the darker side of life. We are still slaves. It is faith which liberates us and makes us see the Spirit of power and love at work in our lives.


Saturday 5th October     10.00am Eucharistic Service
                                             6.00pm Anderson Family Living and dead (Carol Anderson)

Sunday 6th October     8.30am Parishioners
                                        10.30am Fabian and Florencia del Finado RIP (Venus Bernarte)

Monday 7th October     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                           10.00am David Bignall RIP (OLPG)

Tuesday 8th October     7.00pm Gloria and Tony Laws (Tony Frake)
                                           7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 9th October     11.00am Funeral Mass for Tom Barrett

Thursday 10th October     No Eucharistic Service

Friday 11th October     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                           10.00am John Underwood RIP (Margaret Frogley)

Saturday 12th October     10.00am Frances and Andrew Cullen (Barbara Malony)
                                             6.00pm Girish Prabu RIP (Violet and Adrian Prabu)

Sunday 13th October     8.30am Annie McCartney (Anne Traynor)
                                             10.30am Brian Morrish RIP (Brenda and Tony Moffat)

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

Anniversaries: Mona Shaw, Doreen Flanagan, Dick Williams, Patrick Higgins, Blanche Anderson, Anthony Melaugh and Marie Morris.

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, 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 and Sr Ursula Hyland.

FEAST DAYS: Monday Our Lady of the Rosary. Wednesday St Denis, Bishop, and Companions, Martyrs; St John Leonardi, Priest; Blessed John Henry Newman, Cardinal. Thursday, St Paulinus of York, Bishop. Friday St John XXIII, Pope. Saturday St Wilfrid, Bishop.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £445.30. Loose £227.78. Total £673.08.
Second Collection (SVP): Gift Aid £37.70. Loose £187.36. Total £225.06.
This week’s Second Collection is for CAFOD Family Fast Day.
Next week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Larissa/Rob; 10.30am Tilly and Ella. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Anne Harris, Volunteer. Sunday 8.30am Peter H, Ann Hyde. 10.30am Carole, Mary H, Patricia, Rob, 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: Patricia. Flower Arranging: Theresa and Doune

GARDEN FURNITURE: As autumn gets underway, some people pack up garden furniture for storage during winter, or discard it in favour of renewal in the spring. If you are thinking of discarding any please check if Fr Doug can use it in the presbytery garden where there isn’t any at present.

YOUR WORD IS LIFE: Southwark Spirituality Commission offers a day to explore prayer using the bible, in this Year of the World. The day is open to all and will include inputs and workshops. Beginning at 10.30am on Saturday 9th November at St John Fisher Church, Thanet Road, Bexley DA5 1AP, it concludes by 3.30pm – bring a packed lunch. Places are limited – PLEASE book online at (where more details are available) or by calling Bexley parish on 01322 524813.

CAFOD: Thank you for listening last week to the talk on clean and accessible water. Do bring your envelopes to Mass and if you are a taxpayer, do fill in the gift aid form on the envelope. If you have forgotten your envelope, please ask the ushers for one. Many thanks for your generosity.

KAY LYONS: At the 10.30 mass last weekend I had the chance to thank Kay Lyons formally for all the hard work she has done over decades in overseeing the bookings for our hall. I am happy to do so again in this newsletter. Bookings are now being managed through the parish office. Please think of using our hall for any functions you may have. Fees are £30 per hour or £35 at weekends. Fr Doug