Newsletter Sunday March 26th, 2017

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (A)

Laetare Sunday

Today’s Theme: Our Shepherd King in this Valley of Darkness
We walk in the darkness of this world, often assailed by fear and misgiving. But Christ, the Shepherd-King, the second David, lights up our way for us and cures our congenital blindness as he leads us to his kingdom.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 25th March 9.00 am Wellbeing of John, Paul, Patricia, Kathy (Thelma Leitao)
                                   6.00 pm Parishioners

Sunday 26th March 8.30 am Bill Meade RIP, Birthday (Marie Sullivan)
                                 10.30 am Joan Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Monday 27th March 9.00 am Delia Willis RIP (Peter and Ann Wilkes)

Tuesday 28th March 7.00 pm Wellbeing of Audrey O’Hara (Tony Frake)
                                 Followed by Adoration and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 29th March 10.00 am Wellbeing of Maureen Fitzpatrick (Eileen Wheatley)

Thursday 30thMarch No Eucharistic Service at 9am
                                 2.30 pm Funeral Mass for John Larkin

Friday 31st March 9.00 am Fr Terry Moore RIP (Tim Bowman)
                                 7.00 pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday 1st April 9.00 am Arthur Moss RIP (Eileen and John Stanton)
                                 6.00 pm Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)

Sunday 2nd April 8.30 am Parishioners
                                 10.30 am Mary and Bill Chipperfield (Eileen Hollis)

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr Joe Coleman, Rex Wheatley, Anne Dowling, Leslie Laklia. Barbara Simmons, Jean Nowak and Doreen Corcoran.

THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY DIED: We offer prayers for all those who have recently died, especially Mary Tyrrell, Nora Lenihan, David Shaw, John Larkin and Joy Hubbard. Please remember their families and friends in your prayers.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Audrey O’Hara, Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Elvira Vaz, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, Una Carpenter, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch, Maureen Fitzpatrick and Clare Kent.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £387.40 , Loose £226.35 Total £613.75.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Sarah Finlay. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Mary Henden (1) Peter Whiffen (2). Sunday 8.30am Marlene Burt (3) Ann Hyde (4) 10.30am Paul Rowland (5) Margaret Gillis (6) Carole Hughes (7) Eileen Wheatley (8) Molly Robins (9). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Patricia McQuaid.

VOLUNTEERS FOR EASTER: We will need volunteers over the Easter weekend – Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Apostles for the Washing of the Feet on Maundy Thursday. Please see volunteer list in Sacristy.

ST URSULA’s, SE10, 1960-65/67 Big Year Group Reunion 24th June 2017 – SE3 venue – 25 pax already contacted. For more info please email stu2017reunion@outlook.com

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING –Wednesday 19thApril: Inspirational movie on St Thomas More. Bar open and charity stall. All welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Newsletter Sunday March 19th, 2017

Third Sunday of Lent

The Living Water

Christ quenches our spiritual thirst with the living water: the love of  God which is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. We pray for those who are prepared for this baptism.

 

MASS INTENTIONS  FOR WEEK  18 – 26 MAR 2017

Sat 18            9am               Josie Keeley RIP (Marlene Burt)
                      6pm               Holy Souls

Sun 19          8.30am        Parishioners
                     10.30am      Geoff Bignall RIP (The Bignall Family)

Mon 20        9am               Lucille de Mello (Alex & Dahlia & Family)

Tues 21         7pm               Arthur Moss RIP (Kathy Connolly)
                     Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 22        10am             The Wheatley Family Living and Deceased (Eileen Wheatley)

Thu  23         9am               Eucharistic Service

Fri 24            9am               Olive Saldanha RIP (Sylvia Coutinho)
                     7pm               Stations of the Cross

Sat 25           9am               Wellbeing of John, Paul, Patricia & Kathy (Thelma Leitao)
                     6pm               Parishioners

Sun 26          8.30am        Bill Meade RIP: Birthday (Marie Sullivan)
                     10.30am      Joan Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Sick
Audrey O’Hara, Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Elvira Vaz, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood,  Mary Stubbs,  Una Carpenter, John Harrington, John Larkin, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Nora Lenihan, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch, Maureen Fitzpatrick, David Shaw, Clare Kent.

Anniversaries
Rose Underwood, Peggy Higgins, Moira Deidre Desmond, Douglas Neil O’Brien, Malcolm Colgate, John Hughes, Geoff Bignall.

Feast Days: Mon 20 March  St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed  Virgin Mary Thursday St Turibius de Mogrovejo, Bishop Sat The Annunciation of the Lord

ROTAS For w/c 20/3: Readers: Sat 6pm Christine Hand Sun 8.30am Larissa O’Halloran Sun 10.30am Ryan Benarte Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson Newsletter Typist: Molly Robins Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Mark Vaz Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm  Ivan Pereira (1) Patricia McQuaid  (2) Sun 8.30am Ann Hyde (3) Peter Whiffen (4) Sun 10.30am Kathy Connolly (5) Marlene Burt (6) Peter Hammond (7) John Stanton (8) Rob O’Halloran (9)  Washing of Purificators:  Molly Robins

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 19 March 2017:      
   Gift Aid:   £420.70       Loose:    £ 185.856      Total:   £606.5
This week’s second collection is for The SVP

A DAY WITH MARY  will be held at St Edmund of Canterbury Church, Village Way, Beckenham on Sat 1st April 9.30am until 5.15pm. Please see noticeboard.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL LENTEN APPEAL “The SVP provides an extended family in which we, as brothers and sisters in Christ, respond to the many and varied problems being faced within our communities” (SVP Patron Cardinal Vincent Nichols). The SVP Group would be very grateful to receive donations towards the work of the SVP at home and abroad.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING Wed 19th April movie on St Thomas More.. All welcome. 7pm for 7.30pm start.

ITEMS AVAILABLE
Pool table (full size) in need of refurbishment. Needs new cues and balls. You collect. Donation to church would be welcome.
Piano – please view in hall.  In need of serious tuning but aren’t we all.  You collect. Donation to church would be welcome.

Contact Mr Thomas 07769 668644

Newsletter Sunday March 12th, 2017

Second Sunday of Lent (A)

Our Transfigured Lord

Our natural inclination is to stay where we are, to make a tent and settle comfortably. But God is continually urging us on to a land he will show us. We follow our transfigured Lord in faith, putting our trust in him and bearing his hardship for the sake of the good news he has brought us.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 11 – 19 MARCH 2017

Saturday 11 March     9.00am Annie O’Brien RIP (John & Eileen Stanton)
                                    6.00pm Matt Rudden (Noel Stanley)
Sunday 12 March     8.30am Parishioners
                                  10.30am Ken Stroughair RIP (Kay & Danny Lyons)
Monday 13 March     9.00am Russell Gray RIP (Kathy Connolly)
Tuesday 14 March     7.00pm Ida Leitao RIP (Eucharistic Ministers)
                                   Followed by Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 15 March     10.00am The Dunning Family Living & Deceased (Eileen Wheatley)
Thursday 16 March     9.00am Eucharistic Service
Friday 17 March     9.00am John Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)
                                   7.00pm Stations of the Cross
Saturday 18 March     9.00am Josie Keeley RIP (Marlene Burt)
                                   6.00pm Holy Souls
Sunday 19 March     8.30am Parishioners
                                   10.30am Geoff Bignall RIP (The Bignall Family)

Sick: Audrey O’Hara, Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Elvira Vaz, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, Una Carpenter, John Harrington, John Larkin, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Nora Lenihan, Angela Gillespie, Ann McDonald, Eileen Weald, Geoff Birch, Maureen Fitzpatrick, David Shaw, Clare Kent.

Anniversaries: Bobby Marshall, Bill & Edie Squirrell, Victor Weeks, Irena Trembaluk, Rita Donnelly, Hazel Birch.

Feast Days: Fri: St Patrick, Bishop, Patron of Ireland. Sat: St Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes 10.30am Lota Emeka-Onah.  Copying of Newsletter: John Stanton.   Newsletter Typist: Ruth Powers. Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: John Stanton.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm (1) Kathy Connolly (2) Ivan Pereira Sun 8.30am (3) Bridie Haylett (4) Peter Whiffen Sun 10.30am (5) John Stanton (6) Eileen Wheatley (7) Patricia McQuaid (8) Dorothy Speed (9) Margaret Gillis.   Washing of Purificators: Kathy Connolly.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION Sunday 5th March 2017: Gift Aid Loose Total
Gift Aid:    £429.30.   Loose:    £184.12.   Total:    £613.42
This week’s 2nd collection is for CAFOD
Next week’s 2nd collection is for the SVP

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donation. We have now completed 4 projects so far. If you have any queries, please contact Maria Ward on 01322 555553.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS PLEASE: To be a reader at Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7.00pm. Also Apostles for Washing of Feet at Maundy Mass and also Eucharistic Ministers over Holy Week. Please see Volunteers List in Sacristy.

REMINDER: Safeguarding Team Meeting: Has been rescheduled to Monday 20th March 2017 at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.

FOOTPATH CLOSED: The footpath at the side of the church hall will be closed for maintenance work from 08.00am this Thursday 16th March. The work will involve filling-in the gap between the paving slabs and the wall of the hall with cement to make it safer and easier to keep clean. One of the slabs also has to be replaced or re-seated. Hopefully the main part of the work will only take a day and the path will be open on Friday but it all depends on the weather.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 15th March: Outstanding movie on the amazing life of St Anthony of Padua, the beloved miracle worker and one of the most popular saints in Christian history. Anthony became renowned for his powerful preaching and miracles that won countless souls to Christ. Film employs subtitles. Bar open and charity stall. All welcome, 7 pm for 7.30 pm start.

JAZZ NIGHT: Friday 7th April at 7.30pm in the hall. Come and listen to young band, Sixth Sense. Bar will be open, bring your own nibbles/snacks. Charity auction (donations welcome). Suitable for teenagers and adults. Tickets £5 available from the Truman girls in the hall after 10.30 am Mass each week or ring 07941 167 771.

CHURCH FLOWERS: Now we are in the season of Lent, it is traditional for the flowers in the church to be cleared away. Can I take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed towards the cost of flowers, using the box at the back of the church. With your continued help, we can ensure that in five weeks’ time, the floral decorations will be back as we celebrate the great feast of Easter. In the meantime, our small band of flower arrangers are taking a short break. If there is anyone would like to join us when we return – no experience is necessary – please contact me on 01322 528 224. Sue Murphy

CAR PARK BARRIER: As you may have noticed, the church car park barrier has now been replaced and is now back in use. Could we remind all key holders and anyone else who opens the barrier that there is a bolt to secure the pole when it is in the upright position. It is important to ensure the bolt is used to prevent the barrier closing accidentally. Thank you, The Premises Committee