SUNDAY 1st May 2022


Readings: Acts 5:27-32.40-41 Psalm:29  Apocalypse 5:11 14 John 21:1-19.


Sat       30th  Apr    17.30                  Confessions                                                                             

                              18.00                   Pet Kilcullen & Family (Long)


Sun     1st May    3rd SUNDAY of EASTER                                       

                               08.30        Margaret McQuaid RIP (McQuaid Family)                                    

                               10.30        Ken Crump (Lyons)


Mon    2nd May     09.15  St Athanasius   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

                               10.00      Michael Brown (Botterill )   


Tues   3rd May     09.15             Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                                                                                                                    10.00   ss Philip + James  Private Intention (Connolly)


Weds   4th May    09.15         Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                                                                                                                        10.00          John & Anne Rayer (Maureen Fitzpatrick)


Fri      6th May    09.15   St John Paine  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament                                                                                                           10.00         Carole Hughes (Wheatley family) 


Sat    7th May     17.30    Confessions                                                                                           

                           18.00           Pet Kilcullen (Kilcullen)


Sun  8th May    4th SUNDAY of EASTER               

                           08.30        Holy Souls                                                                                                                                                                   10.30         Tony Sullivan RIP (Sullivan)



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Many thanks for your collection last week:  £970.33         Including standing orders.

 St. George’s Cathedral:  £206.10         

This Week      Mission Appeal Verona Fathers for Comboni Mission

Next Week     Priest’s Training Fund         



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·      For the time being, Holy Communion must continue to be given under one kind only.

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Dear Parishioners

I am pleased to be back but I had a wonderful week’s holiday on the Island of Gozo, near Malta. I was walking for the most part, but there was a bit of sight seeing to be done too, especially in regard to churches, basilicas and cathedrals. The Church community is thriving and the churches are so fresh – nothing tired-looking about them. The highlight was a short pilgrimage to the national shrine of Ta Pinu with its beautiful basilica, recently visited by Pope Francis.

Anyway, back to business!!

                                                God Bless,                Fr Doug



We welcome Fia Webber into our Church at the 10.30 mass. Congratulations to her family



We welcome Fr Mario Cerda of the Verona Fathers who will be preaching the appeal for the Comboni Mission, and will be joining Fr Doug in the celebration of masses.



On Good Shepherd Sunday we always pray for vocations to the priesthood and we have our annual coolection to pay for the training of priests.

The priesthood has always been essential to the life of the Church. Once ordained, our priests dedicate their lives to serving Christ in various ministries in our diocese.

We currently have 6 men in formation to the priesthood in our diocese. We are blessed to have them but it costs £30,000 per year to sponsor each seminarian and the y study for 6 years before ordination! new do therefore need your financial support as well as your prayers. Please be prepared to give generously. You may prefer to donate online:


ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1982 VISIT OF POPE St John Paul II To St George’s Cathedral 

There will be Mass with Anointing of the Sick on 28 May 2022 at 12.30 PM

Archbishop John will celebrate Mass to mark the fortieth anniversary of the visit of St John Paul II to our Cathedral. During the celebration, the sacrament of  the sick will be administered, as it was on the occasion of St John Paul II’s visit. Parishes are invited to select two people (per parish) to attend this celebration at the Cathedral as representatives of their parish and receive the sacrament of anointing. Please contact Fr Doug by Sunday May 1st if you would like to attend. If there are more than 2 wishing to go, we will have a random selection procedure – a lucky dip!  



Please note a revised rota for week commencing Monday, 2 May is available for collection from the cleaners cupboard in the Sacristy. We now have two new groups. Each group will clean every ten weeks instead of six weeks previously.



Volunteers are needed to transport elderly patients. A few hours per week, expenses covered.

See the notice in the foyer (Pastoral Care Board). Or ring 020 8836 8510



Saturday May 28th 2022 – 7.30pm – St John’s Church Wrotham Rd, Meopham, Kent DA13 0AA A programme of sacred and secular music – Tickets £10.00 – Students £5.00 -Schoolchildren free. Contact Pat Shelbrooke -01732 823335 or Office -01474 813106 or on the door 


CHAPLAIN REQUIRED – St. Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive – Eltham SE9 

The successful candidate will be a practicing catholic with an approachable demeanour and friendly way of relating to young adults. Closing date: 5 June, 2022.

For more details see