SUNDAY 9th May, 2021



Readings: Acts; 10;25-26, 34-35. 44-48 Psalm 97, 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17


SERVICES FOR WEEK 8th 16th May 2021 

Sat      8 May            11.00                                      Confessions

                                 18.00                                      Sarah Ward RIP (Kevan Family)

Sun     9 May            6th SUNDAY OF EASTER

08.30                                      Iris Keefe (Frake)     

                                        10.30                                      Joan Aspeek at 90 (Wheatley)

            Web – available anytime        For the Parish

Mon    10 May                                                           PKM

Tues   11 May           09.30                                      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)

Weds 12 May           09.30  St Pancras                 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                                      Norma Brooker RIP (Frake)

Thurs 13 May          09.30  Ascension HDO      Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                                 10.00                                      Dennis Opora RIP (Frake)

                                 19.30                                      Private Intention (Sullivan)

Fri       14 May          09.30  St Matthias                  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10.00                                      Brian Keeley RIP (Connolly)

Sat      15 May         11.00                                      Confessions

                                18.00                                      For the Parish                       

Sun    16 May          7th SUNDAY OF EASTER             

          08.30                                      Audrey O’Hara RIP (Frake)

                                       10.30                                      Deceased Members of the Lyons Family

            Web – available anytime    Foundation Mass for Serse Cima



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Dear Parishioners,


Ken Creasy has retired from his role as parish accountant. On behalf of Brian Fernandez, Chair of the Finance Committee and on behalf of us all I say a huge and heartfelt thank you, Ken for all that you have done for the Church here in this parish over many years. Over recent years there have been significant changes in the way the diocese regulates financesand you have provided much needed stability during these challenging times. 

I am very pleased that Sandeep Monteiro has stepped up to replace Ken and oversee the financial accounting of the parish. We are deeply grateful.


May I remind you all that on Thursday we celebrate the solemnity of The Ascension of the Lord. Our masses are at 10 in the morning and 7.30 in the evening


                                    God Bless             Fr Doug



A parishioner is happy to donate a Stairlift Chair (330 cm run) and also a 4-wheeled rollator with 2 trays for indoor use. Please contact Fr Doug if you’d like one or other or both!



St Lawrence of Canterbury Church, Sidcup is a busy, friendly parish with a large number of lay people assisting in various ministries, sacramental preparation and organisations that make up our parish family.  We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Parish Administrator (Part Time) to provide administrative support to the Parish office by implementing and maintaining office systems, processes and procedures. To be considered for the role, please send a CV and covering letter (no longer than one side of A4) to Fr Paul Kyne. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Full Job description is available on St Lawrence of Canterbury website



As Covid restrictions ease we will be able to make more and more use of our marvellous parish hall. Different activities will be permitted but until June at the earliest, we cannot enjoy our usual social/hospitality functions. We can still hope that Sunday June 26th will be the first day we can enjoy refreshments after mass, and if that is so then we will surely mark the occasion – a generous parishioner has offered to buy the first round!


Meanwhile, you will be pleased to hear that we have installed a new boiler and are upgrading the whole heating system.



Fr Francis’ anniversary is on 28th May, and so the mass that morning will be for the repose of his soul, and will have special prayers for the occasion. The web mass that weekend will also be for him so that friends and relations elsewhere can engage. Covid restrictions prevent us from doing much else at this time.



We are sorry to announce also the death of Rob (“Les”) Connor. His funeral will be on Monday 24th may at 10.00 a.m.


Covid-19 vaccine confidence webinar

A Covid-19 vaccine confidence webinar has been organised for the faithful of Dioceses of Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster, with the cooperation of Hertfordshire County Council and Hammersmith & Fulham Council, and other local authorities. It will take place on Saturday 15th May 2021 from 10am to 11.30am and will feature a panel of eminent medical experts led by Prof Kevin Fenton, Regional Director of Public Health London. The panel will share the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccines.  There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions anonymously. To join the webinar: Passcode: 546617

Please print off this newsletter, using the screenshots below, and post it through the door of any parishioner you know without electronic access and make sure everyone feels okay and feels connected.

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