Newsletter Sunday May 19th, 2019

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)

First Reading: Acts 14, 21-27, Second Reading: Apocalypse 21, 1-5,Gospel: John 13, 31-35

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: The New Creation

Christ at this season puts fresh heart in us to spread his kingdom. He gives us his new commandment of love and encourages us with the promise of the new Jerusalem.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 18th May     10.00am Ed Jones RIP (Bridie Haylett)
                                       6.00pm Angela Cox (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 19th May     8.30am Teresa Fan RIP (Rita and Bill Woodhouse)
                                   10.30am Deceased Relatives and Friends of the Lyons Family
                                                     (Danny and Kay)

Monday 20th May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Colette and Brendan Mansell RIP (Ann Harris)

Tuesday 21st May     7.00pm Intentions of Margaret Kyne (Bridie Haylett)
      Exposition and Our Lady’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 22nd May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                          10.00am Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen and Family)

Thursday 23rd May     9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 24th May     9.30am     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                   10.00am Intentions of Anne Fitzpatrick (Maureen Fitzpatrick)

Saturday 25th May     10.00am Holy Souls (Unknown Donor)
                                       6.00pm Mick and Elizabeth Minihane RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Sunday 26th May     8.30am Deceased Members Fogarty Family (Kathy Fogarty)
                                   10.30am Barry Austin (Mrs I Berry)

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

Anniversaries: Harry Underwood, Patrick O’Gorman, Annie Breen, James Williams, Win Morden, Betty Jefferson, Jimmy Mizzen, Serse Cima and Audrey O’Hara

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St Bernadine of Sienna, Priest. Tuesday, St Christopher of Magallanes, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs. Wednesday, St Rita of Cascia, Religious. Friday, Our Lady Help of Christians. Saturday, St Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church, St Gregory VII, Pope, St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin.

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, 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 and Deirdre Collins.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £469.91. Loose £204.91. Total £674.82. Second Collection (Ecclesiastical Education) Gift Aid £167.00. Loose £110.23. Total £277.23. This week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS:  Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Peter Wilkes; 10.30am Katherine Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ann Harris. Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde. 10.30am Carole, Marlene, Patricia, Dorothy, Eileen W (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr T Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Alvira. Flower Arranging: Mary J and Theresa.

CHOIR PRACTICES will start on Friday 24th May from 7pm-8pm in the church. Any potential new members are very welcome to come..

VOCATIONS WEEKEND FOR YOUNG WOMEN Theme: Discernment and Vocation. Dates: 24th-26th May, 2019, Location: Liverpool.
The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). There is nothing quite like religious life – it’s an extraordinary adventure into a deep relationship with God.
If you are wondering if God is calling you to religious life and would like to find out more why not come along? You are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on Saturday for the day. There will be opportunity for prayer, reflection and input, chance to ask questions and to meet others who are also wondering where God is calling them.
For more information contact Sr. Lynn, FCJ at lynnefcj@hotmail.com or visit our website http://www.fcjsisters.org

Newsletter Sunday May 12th, 2019

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Today’s Theme: The Lamb Will be Our Shepherd
We offer in sacrifice the Lamb that takes away the sins of the world. He who was slain is now our Shepherd. He will lead to springs of living water all who do not reject him.

1st Reading: Acts 13:14, 43-52, 2nd Reading: Apocalypse 7:9. 14-17, Gospel: John 10:27-30Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK

Saturday 11 May     10.00 am Porgy Alpin RIP (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)
                                   6.00 pm Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie and Family)

Sunday 12 May     8.30 am Ed Jones RIP (Mary Lee)
                             10.30 am Maria Nucera RIP (Graziella and Family)

Monday 13 May     9.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                  10.00 am Intentions of John Underwood (Carol Hughes)

Tuesday 14 May     7.00 pm Audrey O’Hara RIP (Tony Frake)
       Exposition + Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 15 May     9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                   10.00 am Foundation Mass for Serse Cima RIP

Thursday 16 May     9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 17 May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                             10.00 am Ed Jones (Margaret Weeks)

Saturday 18 May     10am Ed Jones RIP (Bridie Haylett)
                                   6.00 pm Angela Cox RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 19 May     8.30am Teresa Fan RIP (Rita and Bill Woodhouse)
                             10.30am Deceased Relatives and Friends of Lyons Family
                                             (Danny and Kay)

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

Feast Days: Tuesday St. Matthias, Thursday St. Simon Stock

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, 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, Deidre Collins.

Anniversaries: Frank Henin, Bertram Lemos, James Murrin, Angie Jones, Carrie and Harry Hollis, Bill and Mary Chipperfield, Susan Monkton, Lilian Higgs, Marie Huntington.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 5 May 2019 :
Gift Aid £596.65, Loose £119.08, Total £715.73
This week’s Second Collection is for Ecclesiastical Education.
Next week’s Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 13/5)
Readers: Saturday 6.00 pm David Latimer, Sunday 8.30 am Doune Robinson, 10.30 am Marlene Burt. Copying of Newsletter: Mollie Hobson.   Newsletter typist: Molly Robins.  Collector for 8.30 am Mass: Mr. V. Jeyaseelan.  Parishioner Attending to Front of Church on Saturdays: Paul Rowland.  Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Kathy. Sunday 8.30am Bridie, 10.30 am Kathy, Eileen W, Peter H, Paul, Margaret (Host).  Washing of Purificators: Molly.  Flower Arranging: Lynn and Doune.

CHURCH FLOWER BEDS: Thank you to everyone who turned up last Saturday to help tidy-up the gardens in front of the church and hall. It’s already made a real difference and we hope to complete the task on Saturday June 8th. So make a note of the date. Carol Hughes

VOCATIONS WEEKEND FOR YOUNG WOMEN Theme: Discernment and Vocation. Dates: 24-26 May, 2019, Location: Liverpool.
The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). There is nothing quite like religious life – it’s an extraordinary adventure into a deep relationship with God.
If you are wondering if God is calling you to religious life and would like to find out more why not come along? You are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on Saturday for the day. There will be opportunity for prayer, reflection and input, chance to ask questions and to meet others who are also wondering where God is calling them.
For more information contact Sr. Lynn, FCJ at lynnefcj@hotmail.com or visit our website http://www.fcjsisters.org

NEW READERS PLEASE! If anyone would like to volunteer as a new reader, especially for our Saturday 6pm Mass, please contact Fr. Doug or Kathy Fogarty. Being a reader is an important ministry in the life of our Church. Yes, your legs will shake the first few times, but I have found it a wonderful way to gain confidence and a deeper knowledge of Scripture and Liturgy.

CURRENT READERS please note that during May we will pray Hail, Holy Queen instead of the Hail Mary after the Bidding Prayers.
Kathy Fogarty 07963 454480 or mail to k.fogarty@ntlworld.com

Newsletter Sunday May 5th, 2019

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

In this eucharist we proclaim that Christ is the Lord, the Lamb that was sacrificed and who is worthy to be given power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and blessing. The Apostles accepted every kind of humiliation rather than give up proclaiming his name.

1st Reading: Acts 5:27-32,40-41 2nd Reading: Apoc 5:11-14 Gospel John 21:1-19 Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 4 – 12 May 2019

Sat 4 May     10am Una Smith RIP (Geraldine McCormick & Angela Underwood)
                         6pm Pat Dooley RIP (Marie Sullivan & Family)

Sun 5 May     8.30am Parishioners
                       10.30am Patrick Feeney RIP (Mrs M Feeney)

Mon 6 May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am William Dawson-Asaam RIP (Ben Asaam)

Tues 7 May     7pm Holy Souls (Unknown donor)
       Followed Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 8 May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Jim, Dannie, Thomas & John Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan)

Thu 9 May     No Eucharistic Service
                       2pm Funeral Mass for Gabrielle ‘Gaby’ Laklia

Fri 10 May     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Rita Maynard (Marie Sullivan)

Sat 11 May     10am Porgy Alpin RIP (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)
                       6pm Tony Sullivan RIP (Marie & Family)

Sun 12 May     8.30am Ed Jones RIP (Mary Lee)
                       10.30am Maria Nucera RIP (Graziella & Family)

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 Underwood, 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, 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, Deidre Collins.

Anniversaries: Mairead McKenna, John Dennis Harrington, Kathleen Holland.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 28 April 2019
First Collection- Gift Aid:  £535.14; Loose:  £214.63; Total:  £749.77
Second Collection (St George’s Cathedral-  Gift Aid: £153.96 Loose:  £ 97.54 Total:  £251.50
Next week’s second collection is for Ecclesiastical Education.

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 6/5)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Peter Harris, Sun 8.30 Bridie Haylett, Sun 10.30 Tony Frake.  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 Peter W, Sun 8.30am Peter H, 10.30am Volunteer, Mary H, Volunteer Molly, Kate U. Washing of Purificators: Kathy.   Flower Arranging: Lynn and Doune

NEW READERS PLEASE If anyone would like to volunteer as a new reader, especially for our Saturday 6pm Mass, please contact Fr Doug or Kathy Fogarty. Being a reader is an important ministry in the life of our Church. Yes, your legs will shake the first few times, but I have found it a wonderful way to gain confidence and a deeper knowledge of Scripture and Liturgy. Current readers please note that during May we will pray “Hail, Holy Queen” instead of “The Hail Mary” after the Bidding Prayers. Kathy Fogarty 07963 454480 or k.fogarty@ntlworld.com.

CERTIFICATE OF DONATIONS Please collect your letters for the tax year 2018\2019 from the back of the church. Thank you for your generosity.

THE ECTOPIC PREGNANCY TRUST: This year I’m hoping to complete the ETP100, which is to run a distance of 1000 miles within the space of 12 months. I started on 1st January this year and as part of this, on 28th April 2019, I completed the Virgin Money London Marathon. I’m doing this to raise money for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. Larissa and I have experienced ectopic pregnancy twice. It really is terrible to go through the joy of finding out that you’re expecting a baby and then to be told that it’s growing in the wrong place, and there is nothing that can be done. If you would like to sponsor me, or know more about The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust please visit my web page:https://virginmoney.giving.com/RobOh Thank you. Rob O’Halloran.

MAYTIME MUSIC Saturday 11th May at 7pm St Mary’s Church Bexley. Tickets £10. Tel: Sheila 01322 522071 or Barbara 020 8308 0872.

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS MAY BALL FUNDRAISER for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice on Saturday 25 May 2019 7pm – 11.30 pm Angelus Centre, Bexley Road, Erith. Tickets £20 includes buffet, cabaret and auction. Pay bar (or bring your own drink). Black tie or dress as a character! For tickets call 07379 768875.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
ST JOHN FISHER DAY on Sunday 7 July following 10.30 mass. More details to follow. Thank you. Ann Rayer
SATURDAY 11 MAY CAFOD VOLUNTEER DAY: “Celebrating our common home” at Romero House. Please contact Sarah Cadwallader 020 8466 9901 or email southwark@cafod.org.uk.
SATURDAY 18 MAY SPRING ASSEMBLY (JPIC): “Tackling poverty in the Diocese” at Our Lady of Reparation (St Mary’s), West Croydon. Mass at 10am. Please contact justiceandpeace@rcaos.org.uk.