Newsletter Sunday February 16th, 2020


The law of Christ is unlike any man-made law; it contains the hidden wisdom of God. It is a law given by love, and can only be fulfilled by genuine love and true concern for others.

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20, Corinthians 2:6-10, Matthew 5:17-37

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.


Sat 15 Feb    6pm Jack Burton-Bowen (Wood)

Sun 16 Feb    8.30am For Christmas: Vincent & Mary Jeyaseelan (Fitzpatrick)
                      10.30am Intentions of Maureen Watkins (Aspeek)

Mon 17 Feb    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10am Intentions of Doreen Harrington & Family (Sheehan)

Tues 18 Feb   7pm Intentions of Krystyna Witulska & Family (Chris & John White)
    Followed by Exposition and Our Lady & St. Pio Prayer Group

Wed 19 Feb    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10am Sophie Circuitt (Bowman)

Thur 20 Feb   9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Fri 21 Feb    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10.00 am Holy Souls

Sat 22 Feb    9am Peggy Whiteside RIP (Bowman)
                      6pm Deceased Members of the Wood Family (Oonagh)

Sun 23 Feb    8.30am David Brailsford RIP (AIC Saturday Friends)
                      10.30am John Evans RIP (Choir)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9.30 am (after Mass) and 5.30pm (before Mass)

Prayers for the Sick: David Latimer, Colin Anderson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Bridie Cripps, Ray Blackman, Krystyna Witulska, and all those with ongoing poor health.

First Collection £701.53
Second Collection – Racial Justice £147.71
Next week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group

LOST ROSARY – Rosary recently found in Bexley High Street. Please contact Parish Office 01322 524813 if you think this belongs to you.

GIVING SOMETHING UP FOR LENT? DOING SOMETHING EXTRA? Why not be sponsored for it and raise funds for our local hospice and our church? Sponsorship forms will be available in the Church Porch next weekend. Contact Carol Anderson on 07913698912 for information.

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT – 8 FEBRUARY, 2020 – Thanks to all who supported this event. £908 was raised for Church funds.

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? – Class Teacher required (PT or FT) for September 2020 at St. Fidelis Catholic Primary School in Erith. More information can be found by visiting our school website: – closing date: Monday, 24th February 2020. Thank you for your support. Catherine Quirke

A DAY WITH MARY – SATURDAY, 14 MARCH 2020 to be held at Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bingham Road, Addiscombe. Please see posters in the porch or contact Trevor Downs – 020 8641 6418, email: – website:

Celebrating the feast of St. Patrick. 16th March 2020.
£599.00 per person. Single supp £100.00. Flight with 10kg bag, 4 nights’ Knock House Hotel with breakfast and dinner. All excursions included. Lunches on days out.
Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email
Knock Pilgrimages ATOL T7613.