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Newsletter Sunday September 15th, 2019

24TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)

First Reading: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Second Reading: Tim 1:12-17
Gospel: Luke 15:1-32

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: Christ Who Welcomes Sinners
The Christ we celebrate in this Mass is the second Moses who interceded for sinners, who came into the world to save them, and who loves them and welcomes them.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Saturday 14th Sept    10.00am John Underwood RIP (Choir)
                                   6.00pm KSC Thanksgiving

Sunday 15th Sept    8.30am Giuseppe Nucera RIP (Graziella & Family)
                                   10.30am Robert Gilby RIP (Teresa)

Monday 16th Sept    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                   10.00am Alex & Angela Fernandes RIP (Brian & Edna)

Tuesday 17th Sept    7.00pm Margaret Canty RIP (Pat & Derek Liddiard)
                                   7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 18th Sept    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                       10.00am Fr James Dudley (Eileen Sheehan & Family)

Thursday 19th Sept    9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 20th Sept    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                   10.00am John Underwood RIP (Bridie Haylett)

Saturday 21st Sept    10.00am Mary Connolly RIP (Connolly/Eida Family)
                                   6.00pm Eusebio Vaz RIP (Mark Vaz)

Sunday 22nd Sept    8.30am John Underwood RIP (Mary Lee)
                                   10.30am Olga Bowman RIP (Tim Bowman)

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

Anniversaries: John Fitzpatrick, Margaret Roberts, Margaret Bacon, Donal Carpenter, Anne Turp.

FEAST DAYS: Monday: Ss Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs. Tuesday: St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor of the Church. Thursday: St Januarius, Bishop, Martyr; St Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop. Friday: Ss Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs Saturday: St Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist

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, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi, Anne Newton, Sister Ursula Hyland.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION 08/09/2019: Gift Aid £435.39, Loose £238.46. Total £673.85. 2nd Collection (Education) Gift Aid 140.90, Loose £97.55, Total 238.45.
This week’s second Collection is for Home Mission.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Sheila Jones. 10.30am Joseph Ebare. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Mary H, Peter W, Sunday 8.30am Peter H, Ann Hyde. 10.30am Carole, Eileen, Volunteer, Dorothy, Molly (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weeks. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Molly. Flower Arranging: Sue and Mary J.

DIOCESAN DAY FOR CATECHISTS: Saturday 28 September 2019 starting at 10.30am and concluding with Mass at 4.00pm. Catechists are invited to attend the annual Diocesan Day for Catechists of the diocese, including those involved in Children’s Liturgy of the Word and the RCIA process. The day consists of three sessions each offering four subject choices. A catered lunch is included. For further information, contact email coraldavis@rcaos.org.uk or telephone 0208 672 7684.

ST VINCENT de PAUL, DINNER DANCE: Saturday 12th October 2019 – dancing to a live band at St Stephen’s Parish Hall, Deepdene Road, Welling DA16 3QL from 7pm – 11pm. Raffle £15. Licensed bar, Food by “Maggie’s Kitchen”. For tickets, ring Freda – 0208 303 4723 or Maria – 0208 304 8920. All donations welcomed.

SEPTEMBER IS SVP AWARENESS MONTH:  “I would like to embrace the whole world in a network of charity” (quote from SVP Founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam). For info please see noticeboard in church porch. If you would like to contact the SVP Group, please post a note to the Parish Office with your details.

CONFIRMATION: We invite candidates for Confirmation. This year’s programme will begin (if there are sufficient numbers) in October. Anyone currently in Year 8 or above is eligible to apply. Application forms are in the Church Porch. Deadline is Sunday 22nd September 2019.

 

Newsletter Sunday September 8th, 2019

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)

First Reading: Wisdom 9: 13-18; Second Reading: Philemon 9-10, 12-17
Gospel: Luke 14: 25-33

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Christ Who Gave Up Everything For Our Sake.

We celebrate the self-sacrificing love of Christ, the unfathomable wisdom of God, who was prepared to give up everything out of love for man. In the same spirit St Paul was prepared to send back to Philemon the dear friend of his captivity, Onesimus, a part of his own self.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Saturday 7th Sept     10.00am Eucharistic Service
                                     6.00pm Bill Arundel (Pat and Derek Liddiard)

Sunday 8th Sept     8.30am Giuseppe Nucera RIP (Graziella and Family)
                                     10.30am John Underwood RIP (Carole Hughes)

Monday 9th Sept     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am George Easton RIP (Gloria and Tony Laws)

Tuesday 10th Sept     7.00pm Ann Turp RIP (Melissa Turp)
                                     7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 11th Sept     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Geoff Hinton RIP (Eileen Wheatley)

Thursday 12th Sept     9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 13th Sept     9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Joseph Hayden RIP

Saturday 14th Sept     10.00am John Underwood RIP (The Choir)
                                     6.00pm KSC Thanksgiving

Sunday 15th Sept     8.30am Giuseppe Nucera RIP (Graziella and Family)
                                     10.30am Robert Gilby RIP (Teresa)

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

Anniversaries: Lesley Holland, Reg Billington, Geoff Hinton, Kay Gillespie, Amber Foley.

FEAST DAYS: Monday St Peter Claver, Priest. Tuesday St Ambrose Barlow, Martyr. Thursday The Most Holy Name of Mary; St Eanswythe of Folkestone, Religious. Friday St John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Saturday The Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

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 and Sr Ursula Hyland.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £579.50, Loose £292.34. Total £871.84.
This week’s Second Collection is for the Catholic Education Service.
Next week’s Second Collection is for Home Mission.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Kathy Fogarty. Sunday 8.30am Doune Robinson; 10.30am Katherine Bernarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Anne Harris, Volunteer. Sunday 8.30am Peter W, Volunteer. 10.30am Kathy, Mary H, Patricia, Margaret, Rob (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Lee. Front of Church: John Stanton. Typing Newsletter: Graziella Highland. Photocopying Newsletter: Calen Delpaul. Washing of Purificators: Kathy. Flower Arranging: Graziella and Theresa.

CONFIRMATION: We invite candidates for Confirmation. This year’s programme will begin (if there are sufficient numbers) in October. Anyone currently in Year 8 or above is eligible to apply. Application forms are in the Church Porch. DEADLINE: 22nd September.

BEXLEY DEANERY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP: Thank you for the recent collections. Applications for new projects for the coming year must be received by Sunday 22nd September. If you have any queries regarding the group please contact the Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553/07802 623571.

CHURCH GARDENS: Thank you to everyone who came to help last weekend. Our third ‘Gardening Day’ has really made a noticeable improvement. We have pencilled in Saturday 5th October for the final stage when we hope to start planting new rose bushes.
                                                                           The Premises Committee

PARISH BARN DANCE: You are cordially invited to join us for our Parish Barn Dance in the church hall next Saturday, 14th September, from 7.30 until 11.00 pm (bar open from 7 pm). 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 September 1st, 2019

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 3: 17-20, Second Reading: Hebrews: 12:18 – 19. 22-24
Gospel: Luke 14:1. 7-14

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme: Jesus, The Mediator of a New Covenant

God made the new covenant of his love with the poor, the lowly, the down-trodden and the oppressed. It is therefore in a spirit of humility, the spirit of Jesus, that we make our celebration today, asking him to accept the homage of the humble.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK 1st SEPTEMBER, 2019
Sat 31 Aug    10 am Intentions of Margaret Morris (Carol Anderson)
                       6pm Nicholas Hugh James Nawrat (Oonagh Wood)

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

Mon 2 Sep    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00am James Jones RIP (Morris Family)

Tues 3 Sep    7 pm Lourdes Lorenzo RIP (Leila Merryman)
                       7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 4 Sep    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00am Intentions of David & Pat Latimer (Tony Frake)

Thu 5 Sep    9 am Eucharistic Service

Fri 6 Sep    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10.00am Foundation Mass for Beatrice Walliser

Sat 7 Sep    10am Eucharistic Service
                       6pm Bill Arundel (Pat & Derek Liddiard)

Sun 8 Sep    8.30am Giuseppe Nucera RIP (Graziella & Family)
                       10.30 am John Underwood RIP (Carole Hughes)

Reconciliation Times: Saturday 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, 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.

Anniversaries: Raymond Broadbent, Mary Mulraney, Myfanwy Phyllis Matthews, Richard Gamble, Michael Naughton, John Jameson, Lucy Lawson, Terry Frogley, Ellen Gilligan.

FEAST DAYS: Sunday, 1st World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Tues, 3rd St. Gregory the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church.

OFFERTORY: Week Ending 25/8/2019 Gift Aid £451.30, Loose £261.29, Total £712.59.
This week’s retiring collection for Bexley Deanery Dev. World
Next week’s Second Collection (8/9/19) is for ~Catholic Education Service.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Andy Watson. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett; 10.30am Anne Rayer. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Peter H, Volunteer Sunday 8.30am Ann Hyde, Mary J 10.30am Volunteer, Margaret, Volunteer, Molly, Carol (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr. V Jeyaseelan.  Front of Church:  Paul Rowland.  Typing Newsletter: Molly Robins.   Photocopying Newsletter: Molly Hobson. Washing of Purificators: Norma. Flower Arranging: Sue & Lynn.

INTERFAITH SOCIAL EVENT & FUNDRAISER: on Saturday, 21st September at 6.30 pm 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 7 pm). 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.

DIVINE MERCY DAY OF PRAYER – SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 9.30 am – 4.30 pm at Westminster Cathedral – see notice board.

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