Newsletter Sunday February 16th, 2020

6th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)

The law of Christ is unlike any man-made law; it contains the hidden wisdom of God. It is a law given by love, and can only be fulfilled by genuine love and true concern for others.

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20, Corinthians 2:6-10, Matthew 5:17-37

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

   
MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 15- 23 Feb 2020

Sat 15 Feb    6pm Jack Burton-Bowen (Wood)

Sun 16 Feb    8.30am For Christmas: Vincent & Mary Jeyaseelan (Fitzpatrick)
                      10.30am Intentions of Maureen Watkins (Aspeek)

Mon 17 Feb    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10am Intentions of Doreen Harrington & Family (Sheehan)

Tues 18 Feb   7pm Intentions of Krystyna Witulska & Family (Chris & John White)
    Followed by Exposition and Our Lady & St. Pio Prayer Group

Wed 19 Feb    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10am Sophie Circuitt (Bowman)

Thur 20 Feb   9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Fri 21 Feb    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10.00 am Holy Souls

Sat 22 Feb    9am Peggy Whiteside RIP (Bowman)
                      6pm Deceased Members of the Wood Family (Oonagh)

Sun 23 Feb    8.30am David Brailsford RIP (AIC Saturday Friends)
                      10.30am John Evans RIP (Choir)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9.30 am (after Mass) and 5.30pm (before Mass)

Prayers for the Sick: David Latimer, Colin Anderson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Bridie Cripps, Ray Blackman, Krystyna Witulska, and all those with ongoing poor health.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 9/2/20
First Collection £701.53
Second Collection – Racial Justice £147.71
Next week’s retiring collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group

LOST ROSARY – Rosary recently found in Bexley High Street. Please contact Parish Office 01322 524813 if you think this belongs to you.

GIVING SOMETHING UP FOR LENT? DOING SOMETHING EXTRA? Why not be sponsored for it and raise funds for our local hospice and our church? Sponsorship forms will be available in the Church Porch next weekend. Contact Carol Anderson on 07913698912 for information.

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT – 8 FEBRUARY, 2020 – Thanks to all who supported this event. £908 was raised for Church funds.

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? – Class Teacher required (PT or FT) for September 2020 at St. Fidelis Catholic Primary School in Erith. More information can be found by visiting our school website: http://www.st-fidelis.bexley.sch.uk – closing date: Monday, 24th February 2020. Thank you for your support. Catherine Quirke

A DAY WITH MARY – SATURDAY, 14 MARCH 2020 to be held at Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bingham Road, Addiscombe. Please see posters in the porch or contact Trevor Downs – 020 8641 6418, email: adwmary.uk@gmail.com – website: http://www.adaywithmary.org

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE, IRELAND
Celebrating the feast of St. Patrick. 16th March 2020.
£599.00 per person. Single supp £100.00. Flight with 10kg bag, 4 nights’ Knock House Hotel with breakfast and dinner. All excursions included. Lunches on days out.
Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com.
Knock Pilgrimages ATOL T7613.

Newsletter Sunday February 9th, 2020

FITH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)

Christ’s Church: A Light In The Darkness

Readings: Isaiah 58:7-10;  Corinthians 2:1-5;  Matthew 5:13-16

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 8-16 February 2020

Sat 8 Feb      6.00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen)

Sun 9 Feb     8.30am Teresa & Nicola Fan RIP (Adelina, Fred and families)
                      10.30am William Dawson-Assam (Ben & Barbara Assam)

Mon 10 Feb    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00am Foundation Mass for Virginia Bolton

Tues 11 Feb     7.00pm Eucharistic Service
Our Lady of Lourdes Followed by Exposition and Our Lady & St Pio Prayer Group

Wed 12 Feb   9.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10.00am Bill & Lawrence Keefe RIP (Iris)

Thurs 13 Feb   9.00am Eucharistic Service

Fri 14 Feb     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
St Cyril        10.00am Rose Swink RIP (Tim Bowman)

Sat 15 Feb   9.00am Dr Kieran Barry RIP (Barbara Malony)
                      6.00pm Jack Burton-Bowen (Oonah Wood)

Sun 16 Feb   8.30am Christmas Mass: Vincent & Mary Jeyaseelan (M Fitzpatrick)
                      10.30am Intentions of Maureen Watkins (Joan Aspeek)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9.30am (after Mass) and Sat 5.30pm (before Mass)

Prayers for the Sick: Tony Laws, David Latimer, Colin Anderson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Bridie Cripps, Ray Blackman and for all those with ongoing poor health.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 2nd February 2020
1st Collection 850.38.
This week’s 2nd collection is for Racial Justice.

GIVING SOMETHING UP FOR LENT? Doing something extra? Why not be sponsored for it and raise funds for our local hospice and our church? Sponsorship forms will be available in the church port next weekend. Contact Carol Anderson on 07913 698 912 for information

SOUTHWARK DIRECTORY 2020: Now available at the Repository at £3 per copy.

RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY 2020: This weekend is Racial Justice Sunday. The theme is “You are at the heart of the Church”. We celebrate the contribution travelling communities make to the Church. It is an opportunity for all Catholics to pray for, reflect and respond to racial justice matters within the Church and wider society.

YEAR OF THE WORD: This year the Catholic Church in England and Wales has launched the Year of the Word initiative. The church invites all its members to deepen their relationship with God through discovering and renewing a genuine love for the Word of God, in order to live God’s word in our everyday life.
We welcome parishioners of all ages, from 18+ to join our new Parish Word of Life Group. We will meet monthly to read the words of the Gospel and share experiences on how we have been inspired to put ‘Faith into action’ and live out Jesus’s commandment to love one another, in a spirit of family and unity.
If you wish to join a group, please indicate our preferred day by contacting Elisa Puzzolo on 07565 613 867, email: elisapuzzolo@gmail.com by Monday 17th February.
Options for the monthly meetings held at the Parish include:
      (i) Sunday after the 10.30am Mass.
      (ii) Sunday afternoon
      (iii) Weekday evenings such as Monday or Wednesday at 7pm.
Alternative dates and time can also be arranged. Childcare options will be explored if parents with young children wish to join the ‘Word of Life’ Group.
The first meeting will take place in March. We look forward to starting this journey together!

Newsletter Sunday February 2nd, 2020

PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
4th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

Readings: Malachi 3:1-4;  Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 1-9 Feb 2020

Sat 1 Feb   6pm Ivor John Burton-Bowen RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sun 2 Feb   8.30am Private Intention
                    10.30am Martin Lacey RIP (Unknown donor)

Mon 3 Feb   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                    10am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen)

Tues 4 Feb   7pm Eucharistic Service
                    Followed by Exposition and Our Lady & St. Pio Prayer Group

Wed 5 Feb   9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                    10am Intentions of Colin Anderson (Carol Anderson)

Thur 6 Feb   9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Fri 7 Feb   9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                    10.00 am Donal & Patrick Sheehan (Eileen Sheehan)

Sat 8 Feb   9am Eucharistic Service
                    6pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen)

Sun 9 Feb   8.30am Teresa & Nicola Fan RIP (Adelina, Fred and families)
                    10.30am William Dawson-Assam (Ben & Barbara Assam)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 5.30pm (before Mass)

Prayers for the Sick: Tony Laws, David Latimer, Colin Anderson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Bridie Cripps, Ray Blackman and all those with ongoing poor health.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 26/1/20
First Collection £986.12
Retiring Collection for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group £180.30
Next week’s 2nd collection is for Racial Justice

ST JOHN FISHER QUIZ NIGHT (FOR CHURCH FUNDS) 8 February 2020, 7-11 pm in the hall. Tables of 6 – £8 per person. Raffle and quizzes. Licensed bar and bring your own nibbles. Tickets to be available after Sunday masses or contact Anny Hyde on 07973 656 166.

CAR PARK PERMITS: This is now up for renewal – £10.00 for the year. Forms at the back of the Church. Many thanks for your support in this enterprise.

RECRUITMENT OF HEADTEACHER The Governors of St. Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School in Mortlake, London, SW14 8HE are looking to recruit a Headteacher to take up post in September 2020. For more information, please see the school website – https://www.st-marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk/ or contact Evelyn Fernandes at admin@st.marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk for an application pack.

HEADTEACHER REQUIRED SEPTEMBER 2020 – The Govenors of St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Crescent Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 3BN are looking to appoint a new Headteacher for September 2020. For more information regarding application and to arrange visits to the school please contact the School Senior Administration Officer, Jacqueline Shepherd at the school. Email: sao1@stpeters.greenwich.sch.uk or call 0208 295 0028. Please feel free to view school website on: http://www.stpeters.greenwich.sch.uk

READERS – please collect the new rota from the Sacristy. With thanks for sharing this important Ministry. New readers are always welcome. Kathy Fogarty – k.fogarty@ntlworld.com

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP – Thank you for your kind donation of £150.30 on Sunday, 26th January. We have now completed our 2nd project to help older children on the streets of Kissy in Sierra Leone to learn skills to enable them to find work. If you have any queries concerning the group please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward on 01322 555553.