Newsletter w/c 10-07-2022

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

  • Baby Kiwi Rockett – Service at Thamesview Crematorium Friday 15th July.

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


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

10th – 17th July

  • 10: Wlodzimiers Paskiewicz, Theresa Ann Green, Joseph Benedict McLoughlin, Rachael Riley
  • 11: Julia May Lear, Michael Joseph Regan
  • 12: Ellen Buckley, Susan Southward
  • 13: Marjorie O’Connell, Thomas Parsons, Bernard Peard, Martin Riley
  • 14: Robin Anthony Whitaker, Thomas Gibson, Violet Margaret Chilmaid
  • 15: Albert Ballanger, Kevin McDermott, Joan Margaret Manwaring, Patrick James Walsh
  • 16: David Gerard McCann, Brenda Joy Webster, Michael Keegan
  • 17: Jane Brebner, Thomas Gibson

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.

Mr Jonathan Shields  We thank all who have part of his thanksgiving Mass. Lets continue to keep Jonathan and his family in our prayers.

Parish Pilgrimage to Medjugorje Fr Moses will lead a parish pilgrimage to Medjugorje on 3rd October for 7 nights flying from Gatwick airport. The cost will now be £600 sharing (or £130 supplement for single room). If you might be interested please let Henri Lindsay (07712278210) or the office know soon. We are travelling with Marian Pilgrimages but Henri will need the contact details of all the Pilgrims to give to Marian who will contact everyone directly for booking and payment.

Bereavement Ministry Have you lost a dear one, and so familiar with the pain and challenges of loss? Could you help comfort, care for, and assure the bereaved in our parish family, they are not alone?  Please speak with Fr Moses or pick the form at the back of the Church.

Baptisms  We welcome into our parish family Anna Maria Liffen who was baptized this weekend. Application forms for Baptism are available from the back of the Church or the parish office. Dates for the baptism course can be seen in the porch (Families need to attend one of the talks before the baptism). Please phone or email the office if you wish to attend (Next talk is11th July).

Confirmation Certificates Would all candidates who were Confirmed this month please see Fr Moses after Mass to collect their certificate.

Last weeks collections:  First collection: £1098.12, Peters Pence (total) £373.54. Thank you for your continued generosity.  Second collections: This week: Sea Sunday – collection for Apostleship of the Sea. A Catholic charity supporting   seafarers worldwide, providing practical and pastoral care. Life of a seafarer can be dangerous and lonely and they may be at sea for up to a year in harsh conditions.

Thank you to all those people who also pay by standing order – forms are available on the information table if you would like to make your donation to the Church in this way instead of using gift aid envelopes or cash.

Knights of St Columba invites parishioners to stay behind in the coffee bar after 10.30am Mass for fellowship, tea and coffee today Sunday 10th July (and the second Sunday of each month).

New Altar Servers Would you like to join our Altar Servers at one of the Masses? We will be holding some training session after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday 24th July. We especially invite all children who have recently made their First Holy Communion.

Table Top Sale next Saturday 16th July outside the Church 9am-12noon (weather permitting). We welcome small donations or if you need help call the parish office or see Jacky or Bridie. Proceeds to St John’s Church.

Pilgrimage of Reparation & Prayer for the Sanctity of Life Walsingham, Saturday 6th August. There will be a coach leaving from St. Anselm’s Dartford at 7.45am and leaving Walsingham at 5pm, Cost £20 per person, £40 per family. Please contact Fr Stephen Boyle 01322 220075 or dartford@rcaos.orgouk

Altar Servers Summer Break  For Altar Servers, boys and girls aged 11-17 of the Southwark diocese 2-5th August at   Oratory School, Reading. Please collect a form from the sacristy if you are interested.

School Forms  Fr Moses will be available to sign school forms on Friday 15th July between 11-3pm in the Presbytery. Please note that the day and times may change each week.

Foodbank We will be collecting donations for the Foodbank at all Masses this weekend. Needed items are tinned macaroni cheese, sweetcorn, meat pies & custard, noodles/couscous, Coffee (small jars) and chocolate bars. Thank you.

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.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: A minute within your court is more than a thousand elsewhere. Please spare a little time if you are able to come, pray & watch before the Blessed Sacrament, either on Wed (9.30–11.30) or Sat after 10am Mass until 12.30pm so that there will always be someone present in the Church.

 The Divine Mercy  each day at 3pm. Please go to the parish website.

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.

Appeal for Knitters  Thank you to those people who have shown an interest in making a shawl. We are not looking at any specific pattern and different styles would be most welcome (last year we had over 80 baptisms in the parish).

Building a Better Marriage The Marriage & Family Life Team are offering you an opportunity to attend an online ‘Building a Better Marriage’ from 9am – 1pm on Saturday 16th July.  The course offered means that you can attend from your own living room and there is no group sharing! Further information contact: Carole -07983524727 / email:

200 Club  June Winners 1st: £55 – Cliff Potter, 2nd:  £35 – Mrs A Bakker,  3rd: £25 – Jacky Hardy, 4th: £15 – Carman    Balzan. Thank you for your continued support. (Numbers drawn at Wednesday Teas 29th June)