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Newsletter Sunday May 20th, 2018

PENTECOST SUNDAY

 

Today’s Theme: The Day of Pentecost

Today we celebrate the great day of Pentecost when Christ filled he Church with the power of his Spirit and sent it out into the world to bring his peace, joy and forgiveness to all mankind.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 19th May   9.00 am Holy Souls
                             6.00 pm Dan & Julia Harrington + Patrick & Mary Sheehan RIP                                                   (Eileen Sheehan and Family)

Sunday 20th May   8.30 am Parishioners
                            10.30 am Deceased Relatives and Friends of the Lyons Family
                                                  (Kay and Danny)
                            12.30 pm First Holy Communion Mass

Monday 21st May   9.00 am Marshall Fernandes (Alex and Dahlia Fernandes)

Tuesday 22nd May   7.00 pm Wellbeing of Peggy Kyne (Bridie Haylett)
   Followed by Adoration and Our Lady’s and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 23rd May   10.00 am Wellbeing of Ray Smith (Carole Hughes)

Thursday 24th May   9.00 am Eucharistic Service

Friday 25th May   9.00 am Holy Souls

Saturday 26th May   9.00 am Intentions of Tess Truman
                            6.00 pm Deceased Members of the Iligan, Roma                                                                            and Mendez Families (Nenen)

Sunday 27th May   8.30 am Parishioners
                            10.30 am Patrick Feeney RIP (May Feeney)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 9.30am-10.30am, 7pm-8pm (following Masses).

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

PRAY FOR THE SICK: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, Mary Manners, George Waller, Peter Dent, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan and Tommy Otte.

FEAST DAYS: Monday, St Christopher of Magallanes, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs. Tuesday, St Rita of Cascia, Religious. Thursday, Our Lady Help of Christians. Friday, St Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Saturday, St Philip Neri Priest.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £756.33. Loose £149.96. Total £906.29. Second Collection (Communication) Gift Aid £25.50. Loose £135.09. Total £160.59.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Peter Harris. Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson; 10.30am Joseph Ebare. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Ivan. Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde. 10.30am Carole, Kathy, Peter Hammond, Eileen, Rob (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr V Jeyaseelan. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Alvira. Flower Arranging: Sue and Theresa.

CELEBRATION OF ST JOHN FISHER DAY, Saturday 23rd June 2018. Barbeque and Fun Day for All: Dancing and entertainment from the Children’s Liturgy Group, Bexley Beavers, Irish dancers, and much more. Also live music and DJ in the evening (dancing shoes and Hips exercise unavoidable for this part).
To make it a great day your generosity is vital. We need contributions and/or donations of:
1. Your presence, ready and primed to have fun on the day.
2. Cash/sponsorship of one or more of the activities, e.g Face painting, Bouncy Castle etc.
3. Traditional cuisine to serve on the day. The more cultures the cooked food represents, the jollier.
4. Standard size Table Tennis (table only will suffice) and/or other group game or activity.
There’s a clipboard with form in the church foyer for you to indicate your generosity.
Thank you

CAFOD – Have Fun while Fundraising: You are invited to join Freda and John for Afternoon Tea from 1pm – 3.30pm on Saturday 9th June 2018 at 35 Danson Road, Bexleyheath (near Crook Log). RAFFLE. £5 Entry. All donations welcomed.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for your kind donation of £117.67 on Sunday 6th May. We have now completed six projects and expect to begin the seventh shortly. The next project is to build further facilities for a school in Kissy, Sierra Leone. Once again, thank you for your continued generosity. If you have any queries please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING: Wednesday 13th June, documentaries on the heroic and miraculous lives of Bl Francis Xavier Seelos and St Kateri Tekakwitha. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Newsletter Sunday May 13th, 2018

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

The Spirit of God’s Life

The Holy Spirit is the soul of the Church, the principle of its life and unity. God is living in us because he lets us share his spirit.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 12 – 20 MAY 2018

Sat 12 May     9am Holy Souls
                          6pm Parishioners

Sun 13 May     8.30am Tony Lobo RIP: 1st Anniversary (Kathy Connolly)
                         10.30am John Larkin RIP + Family (Helen & Family)

Mon 14 May     9am Wellbeing of Michael Frake (Tony Frake)

Tues 15 May     7pm Audrey O’Hara RIP: 1st Anniversary (Tony and Anne & Family)
    Adoration and Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 16 May     10am Foundation Mass for Serse Cima

Thu 17 May     9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 18 May     9am Collette & Brendan Mansell RIP (Anne & Brian Harris)

Sat 19 May     9am Holy Souls
                         6pm Dan & Julia Harrington + Patrick & Mary Sheehan RIP
                         (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Sun 20 May     8.30am Parishioners
                         10.30am Deceased Relatives & Friends of The Lyons Family (Kay & Danny)
                         12.30pm First Holy Communion Mass

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9.30am-10.30am and Sat 7pm-8pm (following Masses)

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, Mary Manners, George Waller, Peter Dent, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan, Tommy Otte.

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

Feast Days: Monday: St Matthias, Apostle

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 14/5)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Carol Anderson Sun 8.30 Bridie Haylett Sun 10.30 Tony Frake.   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: Paul Rowlands.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6 pm Peter Whiffen Sun 8.30am Bridie 10.30am Kathy, Eileen, Patricia, John, Margaret. Washing of Purificators: Molly.   Flower Arranging: Mary J and Mary K.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 6th May 2018
1st Collection:  Gift Aid: £459.40 Loose: £186.43 Total: £645.83
Retiring Collection (Bexley Deanery Third World): £117.67
This week’s second collection is for communications.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018 Our parish First Holy Communion Service will take place on Sunday 20th May 2018. This year we have 10 candidates. They are Jesse Dawson-Asaam, Tala Dean, Aoife Hadland, Olivia Kelly, Victoria Kopcynska-Walsh, Nathan Maroni, Michaella Merryman, Dean Onakinor, Faith Porter and Gabriel Riches Foot. All our communicants have been working very hard as they prepare to receive the Blessed Sacrament for the first time. They are very special children. Please remember them in your prayers. Thanks. Angela and Geraldine.

ARCHDIOCESE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES WITH CLIFTON, EAST ANGLIA AND NORTHAMPTON DIOCESE is being led this year by Archbishop Peter Smith. On 24th-31st August 2018. Flights from Stansted. Visit http://www.catholicassociation.co.uk or http://www.tangney-tours/CA or call 01732 886666 or 0800 917 357. Thank you. Simon Fisher. Pilgrimage Administrator.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING Wednesday 13th June Documentaries on BI Francis Xavier Seelos and St Kateri Tekakwitha. Bar Open, admission free, all welcome 7pm for 7.30pm start.

CHURCH HEATING: Work to repair the heating has now been completed. The new pipe around the Church has been installed and the whole system cleaned. Hopefully it will make the heating more efficient although we won’t know how effective it is until next winter. Most of you will have noticed the shiny new pipework, this will gradually darken. Although we would have liked to fit the pipe behind the woodwork, that would have meant removing the old pipe. We were advised that to do so would be more complicated, cause much more disruption, take much longer and consequently cost considerably more. The Premises Committee

NORTH WEST KENT LIFE GROUP EVENTS AGM of North West Kent Life Group with Coffee Morning and Guest Speaker on Thursday 19 July 2018 at 11am. St Anselm’s Parish Centre, 89 West Hill, Dartford, DA1 2HJ. Contact Rebecca Luton 07956 111909 or rebeccaluton@yahoo.co.uk.

Newsletter Sunday May 6th, 2018

Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Spirit of God’s Love

We celebrate the coming of the Spirit of God’s love on the Church. And because God does not have favourites, the Spirit is communicated through the Church to the whole world.

 

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 5 – 13 MAY 2018

Saturday 5 May:     9:00am June Saxby RIP: recently died (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                                 6:00pm Sonny Sheehan RIP (Eileen & Family)

Sunday 6 May:     8:30am Wellbeing of Artemio Ugale (unknown donor)
                                 10:30am Intentions of Joan Aspeek (Maureen & David Watkins)

Monday 7 May:     10:00am Wellbeing of Teresa Fan (Diane Melaugh)

Tuesday 8 May:     7:00pm Tony Sullivan RIP: Birthday (Marie)
     Followed by Adoration & Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group.

Wednesday 9 May:     10:00am Daniel Harrington RIP (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 10 May:          9:00am Wellbeing of Tony Frake (OLPG)
Ascension Holy Day of Obligation:  8.00pm Holy Souls

Friday 11 May:     9:00am Wellbeing of Tom & Maureen Barrett (Margaret Weeks)

Saturday 12 May:     9:00am Holy Souls
                                 6:00pm Parishioners

Sunday 13 May:     8:30am Tony Lobo RIP: 1st Anniversary (Kathy Connolly)
                                 10:30am John Larkin RIP + Family (Helen & Family)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 9:30am – 10:30am and Sat 7:00pm – 8:00pm (following Masses).

Prayers for the Sick: Christine White, Kevin Harper, Ed Jones, John Bird, Gail Noel, Chris Neal, John Edwards, Tony Speed, Geoffrey Hildebrand, John Underwood, Mary Stubbs, John Harrington, Norma Brooker, Nina Szredski, Eileen Weald, Maureen Fitzpatrick, Eric May, Gracie Maddox, Anne Hastings, Tom Barrett, Timmy Lenihan, John Clarey, Tess Truman, Anne Comiskey, Irene Gannaway, David Collison, Mary Manners, George Waller, Peter Dent, Ray Smith, Teresa Fan.

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

Feast Days: Tue: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thurs: The Ascension of the Lord Sat: St Nereus & Achilleus, Martyr. St Pancras, Martyr

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6:00pm Kathy Fogarty Sunday 8:30am Larissa O’Halloran 10:30am Katherine Bernarte.   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: Ken Crump.   Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6:00pm Ivan Sun 8:30am Ann Hyde Sun 10:30am Volunteer, Mary, Volunteer, Volunteer, Eileen.   Washing of Purificators: Kathy.   Flower Arranging: Lynn Cayford & Graziella Highland

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Sunday 29th April 2018
1st Collection: Gift Aid – £482.40; Loose – £119.11; Total: £601.51
2nd Collection: Gift Aid – £119.16; Loose – £91.82; Total: ££210.98
This week’s retiring collection: Bexley Deanery Developing World Group
13th May 2018: 2nd collection: Communications.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: A day with Mary will be held at St Anselm’s, Dartford on Saturday 26th May 2018. Please see details in porch.

OUR LADY’S FILM EVENING – Wednesday 9th May: Part 2 (including a part 1 recap) of the incredible life of the great St Augustine of Hippo as he rose from his reckless days as a youth to become a most highly influential Father & Doctor of the Church. Bar open, admission free, all welcome, 7:00pm for 7:30pm start.

THE ARCHDIOCESE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: With Clifton, East Anglia and Northampton Diocese is being led this year by Archbishop Peter Smith. 24th – 31st August 2018, flights from Stansted Airport. Visit http://www.catholicassociation.co.uk or http://www.tangney-tours.com/CA or call 01732 886666 or 0800 917357.

AGM of North West Kent Life Group: With coffee morning and guest speaker on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 11:00am. St Anselm’s Parish Centre, 89 West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ.