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Newsletter Sunday August 4th, 2019

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

First Reading: Ecclesiastes: 1:2; 2:21-23, Second Reading: Colossians 3: 1-5, 9-11
Gospel: Luke 12: 13-21

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.

Today’s Theme:
Today our thoughts are on heavenly things, not on the things of earth where without Christ all is vanity and great injustice.

 

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK 4th AUGUST 2019

Sat 3 Aug    10 am Les Truman RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                      6pm Ada Thomson (Lindsay Delpaul)

Sun 4 Aug    8.30 am Fr Geoffrey Winchester RIP (OLPG)
                      10.30am Raymond Broadbent RIP (Lyn Cayford)

Mon 5 Aug    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10.00am Dick Blakie (Dympna O’Rourke)

Tues 6 Aug    7 pm Joe & Michael McGowan (Dympna & O’Rourke family)
                      7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 7 Aug    9.30 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10.00am Intentions of Iris Keefe (Carol Anderson)

Thu 8 Aug    9 am Eucharistic Service

Fri 9 Aug    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                      10.00am John Edwards RIP (Mary & Family)

Sat 10 Aug    10am Intentions of Melvyn Fernandes (Alex & Dahlia Fernandes)
                      6pm In Thanksgiving (Margaret Frogley)

Sun 11 Aug    8.30am Benicio & Ida Leitao RIP (Thelma & Family)
                      10.30 am William Dawson Assam (Ben Assam)

Reconciliation Times: Sat 10.30 am (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, 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, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Eileen Dawson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi.

Anniversaries: Mary Doyle, Edmond O’Connor, Ivy Williams, Angela Doyle

FEAST DAYS: Tues, 6th The Transfiguration of The Lord, Wed 7th St. Sixtus II, Pope, Thurs, 8th St. Dominic, Priest, Fri 9th St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), Virgin and Martyr Saturday, 10th St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, Sunday, 11th Eighteenth Sunday of the Year.

OFFERTORY: Week Ending 28/7/2019 Gift Aid £426.l4, Loose £213.53, Total £639.94.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Andy Watson. Sunday 8.30am Sheila Jones; 10.30am Ryan Benarte. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Peter H, Patricia. Sunday 8.30am Volunteer, Ann Hyde 10.30am Carole, Margaret, Patricia, Paul, Eileen (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mr. V Jeyaseelan, Front of Church:. Paul Rowland, Typing Newsletter: Molly Robins, Photocopying Newsletter: Molly Hobson. Washing of Purificators: Molly, Flower Arranging: Mary K and Lynn.

JOHN UNDERWOOD RIP Sadly, we have received news that John passed away peacefully on Monday evening. Please remember his daughters, family and friends in your prayers. His Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, 19th August at 11.30 am.

BAPTISMS Elizabeth Bradbrook is welcomed into our community this Sunday and her Baptism will take place on 25th August.

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

Newsletter Sunday July 28th, 2019

17th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Our Father in Heaven
Christ has given us in very truth the power to become the children of God. Compare the timidity and self-abnegation of Abraham’s prayer with the confidence with which Christ teaches us to pray to our Father in heaven.

1st Reading: Genesis 18:20-32 2nd Reading: Colossians 2:12-24 Gospel Luke 11:1-13

Click above to hear Fr Doug’s sermon.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK 27 Jul – 4 Aug 2019

Sat 27 Jul    10am Les Truman RIP (Kathy Connolly)
                       6pm Deceased Members of Oonagh Wood’s Family (Oonagh)

Sun 28 Jul    8.30am Deceased Member of the Dunne Family
                       10.30am Intentions of Dorothy & Tony Speed (Choir)

Mon 29 Jul    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Anthony O’Rourke RIP (Dympna O’Rourke))

Tues 30 Jul    7pm Special Intentions (Dympna O’Rourke)
                       7.30pm Exposition + Our Lady & St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wed 31 Jul    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Holy Souls (FOSS) + Ints. Nina Szredski (Carol Anderson)

Thu 1 Aug    9am Eucharistic Service

Fri 2 Aug    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                       10am Hazel Dorothy Straughn RIP (Una Wood)

Sat 3 Aug    10am Les Truman RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                       6pm Ada Thomson (Lindsay Delpaul)

Sun 4 Aug    8.30am Fr Geoffrey Winchester RIP (OLPG)
                       10.30am Raymund Broadbent 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 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, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Eileen Dawson, Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi.

Anniversaries: Alan Dooley, Filotea Leitao, Maria Gambardella, Wilson Mansell, Mary Gibbs, Eileen Fulton, Fr Geoffrey Winchester, Carol Ann Scott, John Whiteside.

Feast Days: Monday St Martha Tuesday St Peter Chrysologus Wednesday St Ignatius Thursday St Alphonsus Mary de’Liguori

OFFERTORY COLLECTION – 21 July 2019
First Collection: Gift Aid – £469.65; Loose – £212.19; Total – £681.84
Retiring Collection Bexley Deanery Third World Group – £104.26

ROTAS (week commencing Mon 29/7)
Readers: Sat 6.00pm Peter Harris, Sun 8.30 Doune Robinson, Sun 10.30 John Rayer. 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 Carole, Sun 8.30am Bridie, Mary J, 10.30am Kathy, Marlene, Volunteer, Mary H, Molly. Washing of Purificators: Kathy. Flower Arranging: Theresa and Doune

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 15 August latest.

LES TRUMAN RIP The Truman family would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and support recently and for attending Les’ funeral. He had a great send off and the singing was fabulous!

BEXLEY DEVELOPING WORLD GROUP Thank you for the collection of £104.26 on Sunday 21st July, with your continued generosity we have completed 7 projects since October 2018. Our AGM will be in October and any new projects will be considered. If you know of any small independent projects in any countries in the developing world that could benefit from a donation of £1,000, please contact our Parish Representative, Maria Ward, on 01322 555553/07802 623571 to get more information and an application form. The forms must be returned by 27th September.

Newsletter Sunday July 21st, 2019

SIXTEETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)

First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10 Second Reading: St Paul to the Colossians 1:24-28
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42

Today’s Theme: Jesus Our Friend
The mystery of today’s celebration is Christ among us as our friend. We welcome him as Abraham welcomed the Lord at Mamre, and Martha and Mary welcomed Christ at Bethany.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 20th July    10.00am Eucharistic Service
                                     6.00pm John Smith RIP (Oonagh Wood)

Sunday 21st July    8.30am Private Intention
                                     10.30am Intentions of Maureen Watkins (Choir)

Monday 22nd July    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Elizabeth Padayachee RIP (Mollie Hobson)

Tuesday 23rd July    7.00pm Eucharistic Service
                                     7.30pm Exposition and Our Lady and St Pio’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 24th July    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Mae & Tim Monihan (Eileen Sheehan)

Thursday 25th July    9.00am Eucharistic Service

Friday 26th July    9.30am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
                                     10.00am Derek Botterill RIP (Sheila Botterill)

Saturday 27th July    10.00am Les Truman RIP (Maureen Fitzpatrick)
                                     6.00pm Deceased Members of Oonagh Wood’s Family

Sunday 28th July    8.30am Deceased Members of the Dunne Family
                                     10.30am Intentions of Dorothy & Tony Speed (Choir)

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

Anniversaries: Pauline Griffiths, Colin Andrews, Dr Richard McCarthy.

FEAST DAYS: Saturday: St Appollinaris, Bishop and Martyr. Sunday: St Mary Magdalene. Tuesday: St Bridget, Patron of Europe. Ss Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Priest and Martyrs. Thursday: St James, Apostle. Friday: Ss Joachim & Ann, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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, Deirdre Collins, David Brailsford, Colin Anderson, Jim Henry, Eileen Dawson and Joe Reape, Giulio Venturi.

OFFERTORY: Gift Aid £468.76, Loose £181.76. Total £650.52.
This week’s second Retiring Collection is for Bexley Deanery Developing World Group.

ROTAS: Readers: Saturday 6pm Carol Anderson. Sunday 8.30am Bridie Haylett. 10.30am Joseph Ebare. Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 6pm Mary H, Volunteer. Sunday 8.30am Peter H, Ann Hyde. 10.30am Volunteer, Volunteer, Patricia, Dorothy, Rob (Host). Collector 8.30am Mass: Mrs M Weekes. Front of Church: Giovanni Aletta. Typing Newsletter: Ruth Powers. Photocopying Newsletter: Emma Fox. Washing of Purificators: Norma. Flower Arranging: Mary J and Graziella.

CONFIRMATION 2020: Preparations for Confirmation in 2020 is underway, starting September/October but we need to know how many young people would like to join the programme. Please write your name on the forms at the back of the church or contact Father Doug on 01322 524 813 or Ben Asaam on 07894 911 658 even if you might be interested (no commitment at this stage). Many thanks. Fr Doug and Ben Assam

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 2019 at the latest.

SJF EVENT: We had a lovely John Fisher celebration last Sunday and everybody seemed to be enjoying the day. A big thank you to those who helped along the way. The Events Team, the BBQ team, the Raffle Team, the bar, the music, the children’s games, the ladies preparing and serving the food, all of which was donated. Thank you to everybody who donated food and gifts for the raffle and also for monetary donations. We made almost £900 towards the Parish Maintenance Fund.

LITURGY GROUP: Following our recent meeting you will notice there are slight changes to the Entrance and Communion Antiphons. We hope you will agree these help to increase the prayerfulness of Mass. READERS – please collect a note about these changes from the Sacristy. Any queries please contact Fr Doug or a member of the Liturgy Group.                                                              Kathy Fogarty, 07963 454480