Newsletter Sunday September 25th, 2019

21st SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

1st Reading: Isaiah 66:18-21 2nd Reading: Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13 Gospel Luke 13:22-30

The Lord Gathers a People to Himself

Today, as sons and daughters of God we submit ourselves to his loving discipline, remembering that it was not just the Jews, nor will it be just Christians whom the Lord will gather to himself. Many more worthy than us will come from East and West to share the banquet of his kingdom.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 24 Aug – 1 Sep 2019

Sat 24 Aug    10am Holy Souls
                         6pm Foundation Mass for Fr George Torre

Sun 25 Aug    8.30am Foundation Mass for Fr Tom Power
                         10.30am Les Truman RIP (Eileen, Anne & Girls)

Mon 26 Aug    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                         10am Private Intention (Marie Sullivan)

Tues 27 Aug    7pm Margaret Guerrero RIP (Sarah Barnes)
                         7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 28 Aug    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                         10am Olga Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)

Thu 29 Aug    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 30 Aug    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                         10am Foundation Mass for Frances Walliser

Sat 31 Aug    10am Intentions of Margaret Morris (Carol Anderson)
                         6pm Nicholas Hugh James Nawrat (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 1 Sep    8.30am Mrs E Gilligan RIP (Mrs C Fitzpatrick)
                         10.30am David & Mona Shaw RIP (Lyn Cayford)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 10.30am (following Mass) and Sat 5.30pm (before Mass)

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric & Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sister Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Eileen Dawson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Sister Ursula Hyland

Anniversaries: Philip Head, Sean O’Flaherty, Fr George Torre, Bob Wallis, Norrie Walsh,
Ramon Lee.

Feast Days: Monday Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God, Priest Tuesday St Monica Wednesday St Augustine Thursday The Passion of St John the Baptist Friday Ss Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line and Margaret Ward Saturday St Aidan and Saints of Lindisfarne

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 18 August 2019
First Collection. Gift Aid: £534.85. Loose:   £347.46. Total:   £882.31
Second Collection (Bexley Deanery) £95.60
Next week’s retiring collection (1st Sept) Bexley Deanery Developing World

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 26/8)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Peter Harris Sun 8.30 Larissa/Rob Sun 10.30 Marlene Burt.   Copying of Newsletter John Stanton.  Newsletter Typist: Sheila Botterill.   Collection for 8.30am Mass: Mrs T Li/Ray.   Parishioner Attending To Front of Church on Saturdays: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Kathy Volunteer Sun 8.30am Volunteer Ann Hyde 10.30am Carole Kathy, Volunteer, Dorothy Kate U.   Washing of Purificators: Patricia.   Flower Arranging: Mary J and Mary K.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE FOR GARDENING DAY on Saturday 31 August. We will be preparing the flower beds in front of the church for planting roses in the Autumn. If you can spare a couple of hours, we hope you will join us. Weather permitting, we will meet outside the church after 10.00am mass. Please bring your own gardening tools. Thank you for your support. Carole Hughes (Premises Committee).

INTERFAITH SOCIAL EVENT AND FUNDRAISER on Saturday 21st September at Kemnal Park, Chislehurst BR7 6RR. Fundraising for the Mayor of Bexley’s charities. Light refreshments available. Tickets from Fr Doug.

PARISH BARN DANCE: You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 14th September from 7.30 until 11.00 pm (bar open from 7pm). Great fun for all the family. No experience necessary! If you wish, please bring your own nibbles. Tea/coffee and cake will be served during the interval. Ticket numbers are limited and selling fast. Don’t miss out! Tickets available after each Sunday Mass. Adults £8 / Child £4. Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731 303. A raffle will be held during the evening and we would be very grateful for donations of suitable prizes. Items may be left in the box in the church porch. Thank you for your support.

Newsletter Sunday August 18th, 2019

20TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)

First Reading: Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Second Reading: Hebrews 12: 1-4
Gospel: Luke 12:49-53

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: VICTORY WITH CHRIST
Today’s celebration should raise our morale in the fight against evil. Christ our Leader, who came to bring fire on the earth, communicates to us something of his tremendous zeal

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Saturday 17th Aug   10.00am John Underwood RIP (Tim Bowman)
                                     6.00pm Patrick Corr (Calen & Lindsey Delpaul)

Sunday 18th Aug   8.30am Carol Robins (Molly & Family)
                               10.30am Phyllis Brazil RIP (Danny & Kay Lyons)

Monday 19th Aug   No 10 am Mass
                                  11.30am Funeral Mass for John Underwood

Tuesday 20th Aug   7.00pm Elvira Vaz RIP (Mark Vaz)
                                   7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 21th Aug   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                      10.00am Francine van Leeuwen (Tim Bowman)

Thursday 22nd Aug   9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 23rd Aug   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                               10.00am Bob Willis RIP (Eileen & Family)

Saturday 24th Aug   10.00am Holy Souls
                                  6.00pm Foundation Mass for Fr George Torre RIP

Sunday 25th Aug   8.30am Foundation Mass for Fr Tom Power
                               10.30am Les Truman RIP (Eileen, Anne & Girls)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 10.30am (following Mass) and Saturday 5.30pm (before Mass)

Anniversaries: Charles Cummins, John Rosemeyer, Laurie Murphy.

FEAST DAYS: Monday: St John Eudes, Priest. Tuesday: St Bernard, Abbot, Doctor of the Church. Wednesday: St Pius X, Pope. Thursday: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Friday: St Rose of Lima, Virgin. Saturday: St Bartholomew, Apostle.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric and Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sr Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Eileen Dawson Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Sister Ursula Hyland.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £310.50, Loose £273.91. Total £584.41.                                                               This week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carole Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Ann Wilkes. 10.30am Tony Frake. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Mary H, Volunteer. Sunday 8.30am Bridie, Peter W. 10.30am Kathy, Eileen, Patricia, Carole, Paul (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Barbara. Flower Arranging: Doune & Sue..

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE: Our next Gardening Day will be on Saturday 31st August 2019. We will be preparing the flower beds in front of the church for planting roses in the autumn. If you can spare a couple of hours, we hope you will join us. Weather permitting, we will meet outside the church after the 10am Mass. Please bring your own gardening tools. Thank you for your support.            Carole Hughes (Premises Committee).

INTERFAITH SOCIAL EVENT & FUNDRAISER: On Saturday 21st September at 6.30pm at Kemnal Park, Chislehurst, BR7 6RR. Fundraising for the Major of Bexley’s Charities. Light refreshments available. Tickets from Fr. Doug.

PARISH BARN DANCE: You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 14th September from 7.30 until 11.00 pm (bar open from 7pm). Great fun for all the family. No experience necessary! If you wish, please bring your own nibbles. Tea/coffee and cake will be served during the interval. Ticket numbers are limited and selling fast. Don’t miss out! Tickets available after each Sunday Mass. Adults £8 / Child £4. Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731 303. A raffle will be held during the evening and we would be very grateful for donations of suitable prizes. Items may be left in the box in the church porch. Thank you for your support.

HALL BOOKINGS: Please contact the Parish Office on 01322 524 813 between the hours of 09.00 – 19.00

Newsletter Sunday August 11th, 2019

NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)

First Reading: Wisdom 18: 6-9;Second Reading: Hebrews 11: 1-2, 8-19
Gospel: Luke 12: 32-48

Today’s Theme: The Lord Our God
The Lord has chosen us to be his people. The God we worship is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And we look forward in hope to a glorious future in the Kingdom of our Father.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 10th August   10.00am Intentions of Melvyn Fernandes
                                        (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)
                                        6.00pm In Thanksgiving (Margaret Frogley)

Sunday 11th August   8.30am Benicio and Ida Leitao RIP (Thelma and Family)
                                        10.30am William Dawson-Assam RIP (Ben Assam)

Monday 12th August   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                        10.00am Pauline Griffiths RIP (Margaret Weeks)

Tuesday 13th August   7.00pm Intentions of Dennis & Anne Newton (Tony & Norma)
                                        7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 14th August   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                        10.00am Intentions of Norma Brooker (Tony Frake)

Thursday 15th August   10.00am Les Truman RIP (Jim and Margaret Gillis)
Assumption                        7.30pm Helen Evans RIP (Choir)

Friday 16th August   – No 10am Mass
                                        12 noon Funeral Mass for Mary Ikhisemojie

Saturday 17th August   10.00am John Underwood RIP (Tim Bowman)
                                        6.00pm Patrick Corr (Calen and Lindsay Delpaul)

Sunday 18th August   8.30am Carol Robins (Molly and Family)
                                        10.30am Phyllis Brazil RIP (Danny and Kay Lyons)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 10.30am (following Mass) and Saturday 5.30pm (before Mass)

Anniversaries: Mary Shenton, Mary Rowland, Madge Brown, Tom O’Hara, Molly Bignall, Madeline Bull, Gordon Lawley.

FEAST DAYS: Monday St Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious. Tuesday, SS Pontian, Pope and Hippolytus, Priest. Wednesday, St Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr. Thursday, The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Holyday of Obligation. Friday, St Stephen of Hungary. Saturday, Our Lady.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric and Iris May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, George Waller, Ray Smith, Tommy Otte, Sr Angela, Marion Hams, Leigh Richards, Peter Hogg, Christine Brown, Tony Laws, David Latimer, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Eileen Dawson, Joe Reape and Giulio Venturi.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £536.00, Loose £276.01. Total £812.01.
Next week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Tilly and Ella. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris, Rob. Sunday 8.30am Peter H, Mary J. 10.30am Volunteer, Mary H, Volunteer, Kate U, Dorothy (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Alvira. Flower Arranging: Mary J and Theresa.

INTERFAITH SOCIAL EVENT AND FUNDRAISER: On Saturday 21st September at 6.30pm at Kemnal Park, Chislehurst BR7 6RR. Fundraising for the Mayor of Bexley’s charities. Light refreshments available. Tickets from Fr Doug.

PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI: A reminder to all those going to Assisi that the final balance of payment must be paid, direct to Pax Travel Ltd, by 15th August latest.

JOHN UNDERWOOD RIP: John’s family have requested family flowers only. Donations can be made in John’s memory to Cancer Research UK.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE: Our next Gardening Day will be on Saturday 31st August. We will be preparing the flower beds in the front of the church for planting roses in the autumn. If you can spare a couple of hours we hope you will join us. Weather permitting we will meet outside the church after the 10am Mass. Please bring your own gardening tools. Thank you for your support. Carole Hughes (Premises Committee)

PARISH BARN DANCE:You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall on Saturday 14th September from 7.30 until 11.00pm (Bar open from 7pm). Great fun for all the family. No experience necessary! If you wish, please bring your own nibbles. Tea/coffee and cake will be served during the interval. Ticket numbers are limited and selling fast. Don’t miss out! Tickets available after each Sunday Mass. Adults £8/Child £4. Tickets may also be reserved by contacting Carole Hughes on 07762 731303. A raffle will be held during the evening and we would be very grateful for donations of suitable prizes. Items may be left in the box in the church porch. Thank you for your support.