Newsletter Sunday November 2nd, 2019


First Reading: Wisdom 11:22-12:2  Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:11- 2:2
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: Jesus In Our Midst
To him the whole world is like a grain of dust. Yet he loves all that exists, and comes to dwell with sinners.


Saturday 2nd November    10.00am Holy Souls
                                                6.00pm Dannie, Jim, Thomas and John Harrington RIP
                                                     (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 3rd November    8.30am David Beattie RIP (Sheila, Katie and Gary + Family)
                                             10.30am Intentions of Sue and Peter Murphy (Tony Frake)

Monday 4th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                             10.00am Diamond De Mello RIP (Brian and Edna Fernandes)

Tuesday 5th November    7.00pm Annette Staunton RIP (Stanley Family)
                                             7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 6th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                10.00am Intentions of David and Maureen Watkins
                                                (Tony Frake)

Thursday 7th November    9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 8th November      9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                             10.00am Tom Barrett RIP and Family (Kathy Connolly)

Saturday 9th November    10.00am Lazarus and Concepta Dias
                                                (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)
                                                6.00pm Dan and Julia Harrington + Patrick and Mary Sheehan
                                                (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 10th November    8.30am Intentions of Carol and Rolf Rinchey (Bridie Haylett)
Remembrance Day        10.30am Alison Johnson RIP (Jonathan and Mary Lee)

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

)Anniversaries: Mona Shaw, Harry Dunmall, Ralph Rahim, Joseph Henry Desmond, Simon Connolly and Bill Keefe.

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 Bridie Cripps.

FEAST DAYS: Monday St Charles Borromeo, Bishop. Thursday The Dedication of the Cathedral Church of St George. Friday St Willibrord, Bishop

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £521.30. Loose £220.89. Total £742.19.
Next week’s second collection is for Archbishop’s Administration Fund.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Katherine Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Anne Harris, Peter W. Sunday 8.30am Volunteer, Mary J. 10.30am Volunteer, Mary H, Patricia, Rob, Margaret (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Alvira. Flower Arranging:  Mary K and Mary J.

SVP HAMPERS: If anyone knows of someone locally who would benefit, please post a note through the Parish House door marked ‘SVP Hampers’.

MASS FOR DECEASED CLERGY: Thursday 14th November 10am at St Lawrence’s, Sidcup. Light refreshments in the Community Hall afterwards. Fr John Diver would be pleased to welcome parishioners from St John Fisher and other parishes of the Deanery.

PATIENTS FIRST NETWORK: A first-class Catholic service for relatives and friends of patients who may be in danger by neglect, or who are unsure what action to take in difficult medical situations.
Telephone support: 020 8407 3463.
Tim Bowman highly recommends this service.

Sunday 3rd November, Hillview Welling 2.30pm, Sidcup 2.30pm.
Sunday 10th November, Plumstead 1.30pm, Bexleyheath 2.30pm,
Brook Street Erith 3.15pm.
Sunday 17th November, Kemnal 2pm.

A QUIET DAY OF CREATIVE REFLECTION FOR ADVENT, taking time to think about why and who we celebrate at Christmas. Quiet reading, prayer, creative writing or craft activities. All are welcome to St Barnabas Church, 6 Tile Kiln Lane, Joydens Wood, DA5 2BB on Saturday 30th November, 9.30am-3pm. Come for all or part of the day. Please bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee will be available. Further information: Judy French 07946 171744