SUNDAY 11th September 2022,
Readings: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalm 50, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke: 15:1-10 PAGE 136
Sat 10th Sep 17.30 Confessions
18.00 Teresa Gilby (Wheatley)
Sun 11th Sep 24th SUNDAY
08.30 Marie & Jack Warnes 1st Anniv. (Cannon)
10.30 Geoff Hinton RIP (Wheatley)
Mon 12th Sep 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Peggy & Sean Lawlor 60th Anniv. (Kilcullen)
Tues 13th Sep 09.15 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Gloria & Tony Laws (Connolly)
Wed 14th Sep 10.00 Funeral Mass for Diane Melaugh
Fri 16th Sep 09.15 ss Cornelius & Cyprian Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00 Harrington Family RIP (Sheehan)
Sat 17th Sep 17.30 Confessions
18.00 John Rayer RIP + Anne & family (Liddiard)
Sun 18th Sep 25th SUNDAY
08.30 Private Intention (Sullivan family)
10.30 Edward Przydrozny RIP (Haggart)
LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES ON THE WEBSITE
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Many thanks for your offertory collection last week: £966.02 Incl. S.O.s
This week 2nd collection for Catholic Education Service
Next week 2nd collection for Catholic Agency for the Support of Evangelization
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OUR PARISH HALL
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Please join us in the Hall for refreshments after the 10.30 mass
Newsletter: Please copy notices to Fr Doug by previous Wednesday
THE DEATH OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Statement from Archbishop John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark
The announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a cause of great sadness for her beloved family, for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and all people of goodwill.
We give thanks to Almighty God for Her Majesty’s life of unfailing dedication and the outstanding example of Her Majesty’s service, faithful unto death. As a devoted disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, Her Majesty witnessed to the Gospel of God’s love for all people and worked tirelessly to strengthen harmony, to defend justice and to promote peace. We now pray for the repose of her soul, remembering the promise of Christ, who is the Resurrection and the life: ‘I am with you always, even until the end of time.’ (Mt 28:20) May Her Majesty rest in peace and rise in glory.
We pray for our King, for the Queen Consort and for all the Royal Family at this time. We offer to them our deepest sympathy and condolence. Let us also pray for our United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, grateful to God for Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life and selfless commitment to the promises she made at her Coronation.
We beseech you Almighty God, that your servant Elizabeth, who by your mercy received the government of this realm, and who dedicated her life entirely to the service of her people, may now rest from her labours in the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
I of course echo the sentiments of Archbishop John. I have admired her wonderful commitment to her vocation, … well, for all my life! She has been a great witness to the best qualities of humanity whereby we can make a decision to give of ourselves and stick with it through thick and thin.
By the way, you will have noticed that the paving in front of the church (and presbytery) has had a good clean. A local company, Flawless Cleaning Services, did the work free of charge for the church. They undertake such work for others and invite you to nominate any worthy causes. Of course should you wish to employ the company to work for you then the work they have done for us is a reference for them. The number is 07898 154279 God Bless, Fr Doug
PARISH SOCIAL EVENT
Come, join us in the Church Hall on Saturday 17th September from 7.30 pm for our 60s/70s night – live band, bar open, bring your own nibbles, fancy dress optional (60’s/70’s) – Tickets on sale after 10.30 am Mass this Sunday – Adults £10, children £5. Alternatively ring Jo on 07941 167771.
AUTUMN SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME
Our spirituality committee have organised an autumn programme about Ways into Prayer. Meetings will be at 7.30 – 9 on Mondays Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28 and repeated at 1 – 2.30 on Mondays Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5. Make a date!
RELICS OF SAINT BERNADETTE
The relics will be in our own St George’s Cathedral during 19th to 21st October and in Aylesford Priory 24th to 28th October. Register their attendance: http://www.stbernadette.org.uk/registration.
DIANE MELAUGH RIP
Please pray for Diane who has died. Her funeral will be on Wednesday 14th September at 10.00.
Children’s liturgy recommences this Sunday 11th September. We meet every Sunday during term time in the hall during the first part of 10.30 mass. Families and carers with children from pre-school to Year 4 are encouraged to attend. We look forward to welcoming you back this week.