Newsletter Sunday March 8th, 2020


Readings: Genesis 12:1-4, Timothy 1:8-10, Gospel Matthew 17:1-9

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 7 March – 15 March 2020

Sat 7 Mar    6pm Joan John-Lewis (Delpaul)

Sun 8 Mar    8.30am Terence Connors RIP (Kennedy)
                     10.30am John Hughes RIP (Carole & Family)

Mon 9 Mar    10.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     11am Krystyna Witulska RIP (Chris & John White)
                     (please note 11am Mass today)

Tues 10 Mar   7pm Peggy Whiteside RIP (Connolly)
                     Followed by Exposition and Our Lady’s Prayer Group

Wed 11 Mar    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10am Peggy Whiteside RIP (SVP)

Thur 1 Mar   9.00am Eucharistic Service

Fri 13 Mar    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                     10.00am John Larkin RIP (Helen& Family)
                     7.30pm Stations

Sat 14 Mar    9am David Brailsford RIP (Connolly)
                     6pm Francia Echaverria (Wood)

Sun 15 Mar    8.30am David Brailsford RIP (Jones)
                     10.30am Jim King RIP (Kevin & Kath Fitzpatrick)

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, Bridie Cripps, Ray Blackman and all those with ongoing poor health.

First Collection £666.43
Second Collection Poor Parish £309.78
This week’s 2nd collection will be for CAFOD Lenten Fast.
Next week’s retiring collection will be for Developing World.

PLEASE NOTE: Our morning Mass on Monday 9th March 2020 will be at 11am instead of 10am

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: During Lent will be held each Friday at 7.30pm. Please see the Volunteers List in the Sacristy if you would like to be one of the readers.

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 available in the Church Porch. Contact Carol Anderson on 07913698912 for information.

“The GOD who Speaks,” “Year of the Word”
An Introduction to the Gospels of Matthew and Mark
Date: Saturday 7th March 2020 Time: 10.30am – 3pm
Bring a packed lunch
Venue: St Stephen’s RC Church, Deepdene Road, Welling DA16 3QL
Speaker: Fr Denis McBride CSsR

WHAT BIBLICAL TEXT SETS YOUR HEART ON FIRE? This question is central to our Lent course with Churches Together in Old Bexley for 2020. Like St John Fisher, many churches in Britain and Ireland are keeping 2020 as ‘the Year of the Word’, and CTIOB’s Lent course, ‘Opening the Scriptures: Setting our Hearts on Fire”, will help your Lenten reflections. Join old friends and new at Baldwyns Park Baptist Church, Tuesday mornings, 10am for a 10.30am start, from 3 March, and URC Hurst Road, Thursday evenings, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, from 5 March. Free course booklet available for download at (text-only sheets available on the day). Questions? Kathy Fogarty, Parish Unity Contact, 07963 454480 or

ST JOSEPH’S – ALMS-HOUSE: Situated in Brook Green, Hammersmith in West London, the St Joseph’s Society was established in 1708 as The Aged Poor Society and is the only Catholic Alms-house in the UK. Occupation is by Trustees’ approval and a monthly maintenance contribution is payable. Residents are responsible for Council Tax and utilities. Eligibility Criteria: Aged 60 and over, of limited means, of Roman Catholic faith, able to live independently. For an inquiry form or further information, contact 0207 603 9817, email

CAFOD Family Fast Day: Please use the CAFOD envelopes provided (in the porch) for your donation in the second collection today for Family Fast Day.
The Reflection for the Fast Day relates to the provision for basic medical needs in some parts of the world. Countless people around the world walk miles in the hope that they might get treatment. CAFOD are training health specialists to treat people in the most difficult to reach places on earth. But many more are needed. The money you give will help to train more specialists and they tell us that our thoughts and prayers die them the strength to do their work,
Thanks, John Rayer, CAFOD Parish Rep.

PARISH ANNUAL MEETING: All parishioners are invited to attend the Parish Annual Meeting after Mass, at about 12.00 on Sunday 15 March, in the Parish Hall. Any comments, questions etc may be left in the box in the Church porch.