Newsletter w/c 24-04-2022

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

                                Phyllis Lloyd – requiem at St Johns Tuesday 10th May at 11.30am

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


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

24th April-1st May

  •  24:Grace Sally, John McCrane, Josephine Morris
  • 25: Arthur Ernest Strickland, Pamela Doreen Evers, Herbert Mark Martin, Christina Cecilia Murphy
  • 26: Patrick Carlin, Martin Rodolen, Sister M. Camillus Doyle, Lorna Anne Agley, Jonathan Patrick Laimons Kelly, Betty McNally,
  • 27: Anthony Clarke, Ken Albert Kenna, Catherine Ellen Seagust, Ellen Dorothy Mayers, Ronald Leslie Roberts, Mary Patricia Sharpe
  • 28: Ethel Amelia Reardon, Kathleen Strain, Rita Ryan, Helen Stella Bergin, Eileen Scutts, William Agley, Owen Mulheran, Ervine Gabor, Rosa Horton nee Cientanni
  • 29: Alfred William Mills, Agnes Patricia Byrne, Dennis Francis Hurley,
  • 30: Paul Koluzs, Anthony Stephen Robinson, Albert George Pattison, Norah Eileen Lorimer, Sheila Evans
  • 1:  John Savickis

May they rest in peace

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.


Easter  Fr Moses would like to express his sincere thanks for such an inspiring Holy Week. All the help throughout the week and so many people working and preparing behind the scenes and giving their time so generously made the Easter Triduum a wonderful experience. Thanks go to our fantastic cleaners and all who prepared the church for the different services, welcome teams, altar servers and sacristans, choirs, flower arrangers, gardeners, special ministers, those who take communion to the sick and housebound, readers, collectors and gift aid, counters, repository and coffee bar team. It is lovely to see the parish community working so well together – we are blessed to have so many dedicated people at St John’s.  

Finally, thank you for all your good wishes and cards.

This week there is a second collection for the maintenance of St Georges Cathedral. We are now returning to come around with a basket for your donation. Thank you.

Baptisms  We welcome into our parish family Ezra Anierobi and Mia Rossi who were baptized this weekend.  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.

The Divine Mercy  Divine Mercy Sunday is the Sunday following Easter, this year 24th April. In 1935 Our Lord asked St Faustina to promote the Divine Mercy Chaplet. You are most welcome to join us for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy online via the parish website, follow the “Divine Mercy Chaplet” link at 3pm for about 15 minutes.

Altar servers Rally at The Friars, Aylesford next weekend 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.

School Forms  Fr Moses will be available to sign school forms on Tuesday between 10am-2pm in the Presbytery.

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 in the sacristy.

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.

Catherine of Siena College,  University of Roehampton. This is the last chance to join our most popular courses.            25 April – 05 June (6-wek courses) and 25 April – 03 July 2022 (10-week courses). Courses are entirely taught online, and materials are accessible at any time. You can study at your own pace and at your most convenient time. Please visit their website for more information.

Sycamore GIFT course for couples  A free online course, for engaged and married couples, has been developed in collaboration with the Southwark Marriage and Family Life team and Sycamore, a programme about the Christian faith by    Fr Stephen Wang. Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) consists of four hour-long sessions via Zoom and is a wonderful    opportunity for: engaged couples who have completed their marriage preparation course  and married couples to enrich their friendship and love. The Sycamore GIFT course runs on Tuesday evenings from 8 – 9pm beginning 3rd May. Please click on: Growing in Faith Together — Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis (

Padre Pio Prayer Group each Tuesday  straight after 9.15am Mass in the Cry Chapel. All welcome to join us in prayer. We especially remember our sick friends and family.

Mustard Seed  Meet every Friday @7.30pm to nourish their faith with the Word of God (link on parish website)

Wednesday Tea/Coffee  Come and join the fellowship after the 12 noon Mass on Wednesday.

Children’s liturgy – There will be Children’s liturgy on the first and third Sundays of the month. Why not consider helping to teach our children? Please contact the parish office or speak to Pip or one of the Priests. 

Parish Magazine  We would like to publish a new parish magazine but need your articles, memories, photographs and ideas. The magazine has been enjoyed by many in the past and includes a large mix of articles and all abilities. Please email the office with any queries or speak to Fr Moses.

Justice and Peace invite parishioners to the annual Mass for Migrants on Monday, 2nd May, at 2.30pm at Westminster Cathedral.  The annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Hartley in Kent takes place from 3.30pm on Saturday 7th May 2022. The original prayer intention proposed by Pope Benedict XV when recognising the new title for Our Lady in 2021 was for Peace among the Nations of Europe. Today, such prayer is as appropriate as ever!  All are welcome.

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.