Newsletter w/c 09-10-2022

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

  • Anita Rourk – Reception into St Johns 17th Oct and requiem Tues 18th Oct at 10.30am

May God console their immediate family. May the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace;


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

  • 9:  Jane Wildman, Gloria Angela Ellen Dace, David Paul Harlow, Gladys Lauder,
  • 10: Augustine McDonach, Brendan Mooney, Stanislav Chyba, Phyllis O’Kane, Iris Georgina Longuehaye
  • 11: Daniel O’Kane
  • 12: Sister M. Joseph Francis, Kenneth Roy Starkey, Sister M. Xavier Gallagher, Henry Freeman, Gerard Aloysius Porter, Alison Allen, Rosemarie Lynch, Pauline Margaret Joyce, Eric Clifford Irving, John Williams,
  • 13: Kathleen Waller, Mary Slattery, Kay Frances Woollard, Charles Edward Arrows, Brendan Michael Slattery, Dorothy May Fraher
  • 14: Lillian Phoebe Nelson, Maureen Therese Montague,
  • 15: Mitzi Hollands, Fitzroy Kelly, Annie Cook
  • 16:James Bradley, Edward Roper Davis, Frank Southward, Colin Noel Bates, Joseph Philbin, Joyce Kathleen Crotty

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.

Holy Rosary  October is the month of the Holy Rosary and will be said 30 minutes before every Mass Monday to Saturday morning and 5.30pm on Sunday during October –   everyone is welcome, please join us.

Harvest  This weekend we will celebrate Harvest Sunday. If you wish to make donations for the masses we will forward it to the foodbank.

Last weeks collections:  First collection: £1210.15, Church maintenance  £60.14

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.

Prisons Week 9 – 15 October  Prisoners’ Sunday marks the first day of the ecumenical Prisons Week, a dedicated week of prayer across our Christian communities. to pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons: prisoners and their families, victims of crime and their communities, those working in the criminal justice system and the many people who are involved in caring for those affected by crime on the inside and outside of our prisons.

First Holy Communion Preparation for Children at Non Catholic Schools The classes have now started. Please      remember the children in your prayers.

St Bernadette Relic Tour the relics are due to visit St George’s Cathedral from 19 to 21 October; they will also visit     Aylesford Priory from Monday 24 October until Friday 28 October. Please consult the website of each venue for further  details and times or the poster in the porch.

RCIA  We welcome anyone who is searching or wants to review their faith or may be interested in joining the Catholic    community, or wishes to be Confirmed. Please come to the Presbytery on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.

Baptisms  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 session is 10th October).

School Forms  Fr Moses will be available to sign school forms on Thurs between 12-4pm in the Presbytery. Please note that the day and times may change each week.

Diaries 2023 Our parish diaries for 2023 have arrived and are available at the back of the Church. Although they are free a donation into the ‘papers box’ would be appreciated.

Vacancy – St Joseph’s Convent  A cook is required Sat/Sun once a month to prepare a lunch (9.45am-1pm) with occasional cover at other times. Please speak to Sr Anne 01474 569565 if you may be interested.

Bazaar  We will be holding a meeting about the Bazaar this Wednesday 12th October at 6.30pm in the Coffee Bar. We hope to have lots of new ideas and how we can have the most successful day together. If you are unable to come to the meeting please do email any ideas to the parish,

Foodbank  We will be collecting donations for the Foodbank at all Masses next weekend, 15/16 Oct. The most needed items are Tinned Veg, Macaroni Cheese, Cous cous, Sponge Puddings, Tinned Meat & Fish, Biscuits & Crackers, Squash & Juice, Sweets & Crisps, Toiletries & Cleaning Products. Thank you.

200 Club  September Winners 1st: £55 – David Boyle, 2nd:  £35 – Vincent Balzan,  3rd: £25 – Bernadette Turner,            4th: £15 – Knights of St Columba. Thank you for your continued support. (Numbers drawn at Wednesday Teas 5th October)

Please see attached note about 22/23 subscriptions. We will have a table at all masses next week to collect subscriptions.

APF/Missio Chris Moreton and Pippa will be at all masses at St John’s on the weekend of 8/9 Oct. Please try and remember to bring your boxes.

Marriage & Family Life  We’re offering you an opportunity to attend an online ‘Building a Better Marriage’ from 9am    1pm on Saturday Oct 22nd 2022. The course offered means that you can attend from your own living room and there is no group sharing! Contact Carole Batty 07983 524727 or E:

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. 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.

Divine Mercy Chaplet The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be online at 3pm Monday – Friday only (not weekends) for the foreseeable future. See the parish website for how to join the online meetings as well as the prayers if you wish to say the Chaplet privately.

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: Come to me all who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest. Come, pray, rest & watch before the Blessed Sacrament, either on Wed (9.30–11.30) or Sat after 10am Mass until 12.30pm.