Newsletter Sunday November 17th, 2019


The Triumph of God
The day is coming when all that is evil will be brought to nothing. Already Christ has given us the strength to overcome evil: we receive it in the Eurcharist.

1st Reading: Malachi 3: 19-20 2nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 Gospel Luke 21:5-19


Sat 16 Nov   10am Eucharistic Service
                        6pm Frances, Dan, Fiona, Margaret+Daniel Harrington RIP
                                       (Sheehan Family)

Sun 17 Nov   8.30am Mary Arden RIP (Peter & Ann Wilkes)
                        10.30am Mary Nealon RIP (Joseph & Family)

Mon 18 Nov   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10am Alfred De Mello RIP (Brian & Edna Fernandes)

Tues 19 Nov   7pm Eucharistic Service
                        7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 20 Nov   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thurs 21 Nov   9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 22 Nov   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                        10am Intentions of Eileen Hollis (Choir)

Sat 23 Nov   10am Eucharistic Service
                        6pm John & Joy Hubbard RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sun 24 Nov   8.30am Larry Fernandes RIP (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)
                        10.30am Mrs O’Callaghan RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)

Reconciliation Times: No confessions Sat am this week. Sat 5.30pm (before Mass) only

Prayers 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 & Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sister Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Bridie Cripps, Ray Blackman.

Anniversaries: Thomas Joseph Flower, Elizabeth Scott, Pat Underwood, Pat Wilkinson, Noel Horrabin, Aileen Beckwith.

Feast Days: Thursday The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Friday St Cecilia, Martyr Saturday St Clement, Pope and St Columban, Missionary

1st Collection :  Gift Aid  £466.50;  Loose  £232.21;   Total   £698.71
2nd (Archbishops Admin Fund):  Gift Aid £123.00;  Loose £ 99.62;  Total £222.62
This week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery
Next week’s second collection is for Catholic Youth Work

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 18/11)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Peter Harris, Sun 8.30 Larissa/Rob, Sun 10.30 John Rayer.   Copying of Newsletter John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Sheila Botterill.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Mary H, Volunteer; Sun 8.30am Peter H, Ann Hyde; 10.30am Kathy, Marlene, Patricia, Kate U, Molly.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia.   Flower Arranging: Theresa and Doune

JIM HENRY RIP. Sadly we have heard that Jim passed away on Thursday 14/11/19. Please can you remember his wife Mary and all the family in your prayers at this time.

READERS Please collect a short note from the Sacristy with further guidance on the Entrance and Communion Antiphons. Thank you. Kathy Fogarty

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.

BEXLEY WINTER SHELTER Volunteer Training: Volunteers are require for this shelter. Please help us to provide local rough sleeper guests with an evening meal, a safe place to sleep, breakfast and a packed lunch. Additionally, in partnership with other agencies, we are able to give ongoing support. This includes encouraging and and helping our guests to address their financial, accommodation, employment and medical needs.
The shelter runs from the beginning of January to the end of March; usually the coldest months of the year. It is hosted by a different church venue each night; Sunday night including Our Lady of the Angels. We require 200 plus volunteers to cover all the evening, night and morning shifts. If you would like to volunteer you are required to attend one of two-hour training sessions which will both take place at Welling Baptist Church, Axminster Crescent, Welling DA6 1HF on Saturday 16 November at 2pm and Saturday 23 November at 9.30am. For further information please visit

NEW YEAR FAMILY DISCO 31st December 8am to 1am. Tickets are now available for our New Years Disco at St John Fisher Hall. Tickets are £12 per adult and £2 per child. Licensed bar but bring your own nibbles. Please contact Noel McCarthy with your ticket requirements on 07813 890556 / 020 8301 2479 or email