Newsletter Sunday November 10th, 2019


First Reading: Maccabees 7:1-2. 9-14 Second Reading: St Paul to the Thessalonians 2:16 – 3:5
Gospel: Luke 20:27-38

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: SUCH SURE HOPE
However cruelly the world may treat us, we can always rejoice in the glorious future promised us by Christ, when we will be filled with the vision of God’s glory

Saturday 9th November    10.00am Lazurus & Concepta Dias (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes
                                                6.00pm Dan & Julia Harrington & Patrick & Mary (E Sheehan)

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

Monday 11th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                10.00am Hazel Birch in memoriam (Geoff)

Tuesday 12th November    7.00pm Eucharistic Service
                                                7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednes. 13th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                10.00am Des Reddy RIP (Eileen Wheatley, Anne & Girls)

Thursday 14th November    9.00am No Eucharistic Service
                                                10.00am Mass for Deceased Priests will be held at 
                                                St Lawrence’s, Sidcup

Friday 15th November    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                                10.00am Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)

Saturday 16th November    10.00am Eucharistic Service
                                             6.00pm Frances, Dan, Fiona, Margaret & Daniel Harrington RIP
                                                (Sheehan Family)

Sunday 17th November    8.30am Mary Arden RIP (Peter & Ann Wilkes)
                                                10.30am Mary Nealon RIP (Joseph & Family)

Anniversaries: John Lenihan, Sheila Moss, Kay Todd, Stephen Ward, Tony Sullivan, Cath Moriarty, Bridget Harrington.

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

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 Martin of Tours, Bishop. Tuesday St Josephat, Bishop, Martyr. Thursday St Dyfrig (Bishop). Friday St Albert the Great, Bishop. Saturday St Margaret of Scotland, St Gertrude, Virgin, St Edmund of Abingdon (Bishop).

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £544.40. Loose £243.46. Total £787.86.
This week’s 2nd collection is for Archbishop’s Administration Fund.
Next week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

THANK YOU: Maureen Barrett and family would like to say thank you to parishioners in giving so generously in memory of Tom. She was able to send £420 to Apostleship of the Sea.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes; 10.30am Joseph Ebare. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Peter H, Patricia. Sunday 8.30am Bridie, Peter W. 10.30am Volunteer, Eileen W, Volunteer, Molly, Margaret (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Barbara. Flower Arranging: Sue & Graziella.

AYLESFORD RETREAT 2020: The annual Aylesford Retreat list for 2020 (15-17 May) is now in the porch. To reserve a place, please pay £10 deposit. Thank you. John Stanton.

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.

ST JOHN FISHER NEW YEAR FAMILY DISCO, 31ST DECEMBER: £12 Adult, £2 Child. 8pm to 1am. Bring your own nibbles. Licensed Bar. Contact Noel McCarthy for tickets on 07813 890 556 or email

ST FRANCIS RAMBLERS invite you to join them on their walk on Sunday 17 November. Meet Bexley station (walkers’ train due in at 1001). Distance 9.5 miles with lunch stop (at The Ship, Puddledock Lane, [near Hextable], Dartford), finishing at Bexley. Please call Paul on 07847 282626 for more details.