Newsletter w/c 10-04-2022

Please pray for the souls of all deceased parishioners, family and friends.

  •            James Flynn – Requiem at St John’s Tuesday 19 April at 3pm
  •            Ellen Walker – reception into St Johns 21 April and requiem Friday 22 April at 11am
  •            Mary Rose McDermott – reception into St Johns 20 April and requiem Thurs 21 April at 11am
  •            Phyllis Lloyd – details to follow. Mrs Lloyd played the piano here for many years and also formed the Thamesside Junior Choir.


May the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.


Please pray for those whose Anniversaries occur at this time including…

10th – 17th April

  • 10: Richard Edward Leggatt, Ann Elizabeth Wattts, Sheila Mary North
  • 11: Moya Talbot, Sister M de Sales Garland, Edward Charles Ryan, Guiseppe Papa
  • 12: Joan Adams, Fr. John McNally, Vincent John McDonagh Chadwick, Barry Herbert Wenham, Kevin Joseph McKay, Steven Cottrell, James Harold Cook, Shirley Joan Pantry
  • 13: Charlotte M. Enefer, Ellen Byrne, Alfred George Gregory, Patrick Joseph Kelly, James Marsh, Lily Biles, Teresa Turner, Peter Lynam
  • 14: William Martin Gallagher, Doreen Chyba, Hetty Bowman, Anne Frain, Betty Harris, Iside Alba Pope, Mary-Ann Finch, Peter John Smith,
  • 15: Sid Hollyer, Sister M. Bernard Dunne, Baby Immacolata Jackson, Elizabeth Lilian Kelly
  • 16: Mary Violet Clarke, Sister M. Berchmans Roden, Patrick Lucas, Catherine Mary Scutts
  • 17: Mary Anne Mullarkey, Ethel Dorothy Hardy, Carmela Alexander, Mary Deborah Calvo, Philomena Harrison

May they rest in peace


Easter Offerings: Envelopes are available for your Easter offering for our Priests at St John’s. We are ever so grateful. 

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord  This weekend palms will be blessed and distributed at all masses, marking the beginning of Holy Week.

Ministers of Holy Communion will be renewing their commitment to their ministry this Maundy Thursday at the Mass of the Last Supper at 8pm.

Fr John  We remember Fr John in our prayers and thank  him for his ministry with us as he prepares to go to a new parish in Manchester after Easter. As announced last week, there will be a collection for him this Sunday

Baptisms  Application forms for Baptism are available from a steward in the porch or the parish office. Dates for the baptism course can be seen in the porch. Please phone or email the office if you wish to attend.

Solidarity with Ukrainian/Russian Refugees: Please, can you help with any requests or help with the care of refugees? Let us prepare and get a parish volunteer team. Call the office if you can. Thanks.

Gift Aid Boxes will be available for collection at all Masses this weekend.

New website  We have a new website. We wish to say a huge thank you to James Gurney who has designed and       created our new look.

Foodbank We will be collecting donations for the Foodbank at all masses this weekend, 9/10th April. The most needed items are Tinned Fruit, Custard, Biscuits, Crackers, Cereal Bars & Confectionery, Salad Cream, Noodles & Cous cous , Gravy Granules and Squash. Thank you for your support for local families.

Kent Catholic Partnership Schools  Can you help us improve the educational experience for our children, by becoming a Governor and supporting and challenging our school leaders? Kent Catholic Partnership Schools is looking for members that could commit to approx. 4 meetings a year + monitoring visits to the school. email 

Induction and training is provided, no previous educational governance experience is required.

The Universe Catholic Weekly  have launched our new online newspaper with the full support of our first subscriber none other than His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Order your Digital 4 weeks free trial supply by calling Michelle on 0743 661 7650 or email:

Altar servers Rally at The Friars, Aylesford on May Day bank holiday 2nd May. Archbishop John Wilson will celebrate Mass at 11.30am. Everyone is welcome to attend especially our servers, families and friends. Altar servers are encouraged to attend with family and friends.

Mass OfferingsIf you would like to have a Mass offered for an intention, please fill in one of marked envelopes and hand to one of the priests or call at the presbytery between 10-2pm if you would like a specific mass. Please note that we cannot always allocate a Mass on the date requested as it may have already been booked, however, your Mass may be shared if you wish.

Sick/housebound Please contact the parish office and let us know of neighbours/family members who are unable to come to Church and would like to  receive Communion or call 07405803862. We remember in our prayers those who are sick, housebound or in hospital & those who care for them.

Divine Mercy Chaplet  is said daily online. Please follow this link for the details of how to join.

Padre Pio Prayer Group each Tuesday  straight after 9.15am Mass in the Cry Chapel. All welcome to join us in prayer.

Please take your newsletter home so that you may find time to enjoy the reflections and readings. There are also ‘order of the Mass’ leaflets if you wish to use them, but please return to the basket at the back of the Church.