Newsletter w/c 13/11/2022

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

  • Antonia Mazzone – reception into St Johns 13th Nov and Requiem Mon 14th Nov at 12 noon
  • Nicholas Falcone – service at Nothfleet Cemetery 17th November   
  • Roy Frederick Goulding – requiem at St John’s Tues 22nd November at 11am

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


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

  • 13: Bart Sheridan, Mary Frances Gardiner, Kenneth Sidney Watts
  • 14: Jeremiah Harte, Kitty McDonagh, Patricia Lord
  • 15: Mary O’Toole, Valerie Anne Ward, James Patrick O’Sullivan, James Nicholl, Mary Fitzpatrick, Susan Wendy Owen, Eileen Collins, Jim Bradley, Joan Coleman, Daphne Chatfield
  • 16: Rita Coyle, Tom McCarthy, Thomas O’Brien, Dennis James Joseph Lyons
  • 17: Patrick Henry Evans, Sister M. Patrick Duignan, Sister M. Aloysius Duignan, Marion Edith Baker, David Samuel John Nowell, Norah Pattison, Victor Knell
  • 18: Lydia Cutler, Rev. Frank O’Byrne, Eileen Anne Mitchell, Janet McLaughlin, Brian Norman Gugias, Janet Evelyn McLauchlan, Ashleigh Wallis
  • 19: Frederick Luck, Maria Giovanna Cientanni, Gladys Stedman, Tom Horry, Nicholas Dimpers, Grace Cecilia Chesson, Terry Henry Cox, Cedrick Akpaloo
  • 20: Ada Elizabeth Simmons, Rose Ryan, Jean McAuliffe, Mary Theresa O’Toole,

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.

Remembrance Mass will be celebrated at St John’s today Sunday13th November at 3pm to remember and pray for all our family and friends who have died. We read out the names of those who have died in our parish during the last year and you are invited to light a candle for your intention. We warmly invite everyone to join us for this annual Mass.

Christ the King  Next Sunday 20th November, immediately after the 10.30am Mass, please join us for a small procession with the Blessed Sacrament around the block to celebrate Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe like we did last year.

November Please collect an envelope and list deceased family & friends and place into the basket available on the altar. They will be remembered at all Masses during November and a special Mass on 27th November 10.30am.

Last weeks collections:  First collection: £1042.07, Church Maintenance £96.22. Thank you for your continued support. This Sunday there will be a second collection for the Archbishop’s Appeal. Envelopes are available.

Next Sunday there will be a second collection for Catholic Youth Services.

Interfaith Walk Please join us on our annual interfaith walk next Saturday 19th November from 11am. We will be starting at the Hindu Mandir on Manor Road, then visit St John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church where we shall have a short service praying for peace together, followed by the Albion Terrace Mosque, our final stop will be at the Gurdwara, where refreshments will be available. Please come along if you are able.

200 Club  Thank you to everyone who joined again and to all our new members. We held the draw on Wednesday 9th Nov in the Coffee Bar.  October Winners 1st: £55 – Oliver Everest, 2nd:  £35 – Sunday Teas, 3rd: £25 – Della Flaherty,            4th: £15 – Sunday Teas.

World Youth Day 2023, Lisbon The Diocese are taking a group of pilgrims (age 18-35) to Lisbon 31 July-7 August 2023. Please talk to Fr Moses or Susanne Gibbons if you might be interested. Further information       Deposits need to be collected by 30th November. The parish will help with half the cost if any of the youths are interested.

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 14th November until January 2023).

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

Knights of St. Columba News The Knights of St Columba, Council 977 Gravesend and Northfleet have won a prestigious award. Madonna Oakes Trophy is awarded by the KSC Supreme Council to the Province or Council who have gone over and above in their work for our Youth. This is the first time that this trophy has been won by our Knights here. We are      delighted to welcome Brother Michael Akinrele, The Supreme Director for Youth to present this prestigious trophy on 13th November 2022 at St. John’s Church during 10.30 am Mass. They invite us for a cup of tea/coffee after 10.30am Mass.

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.

Divine Mercy Chaplet The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be online at 3pm Monday – Friday only (not weekends) for the foreseeable future. Click here 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.

Draw tickets are now available at the back of the Church and will be drawn at our Parish Bazaar on 26th November. Tickets are 50p or £2.50 a book. We would be delighted if you could take and sell them to your family and friends and encourage them to come to the Bazaar. Please return counterfoils and money by placing in a marked envelope in the collection plate, one of the priests or parish office. Thank you.

Bazaar  This year our parish bazaar will be held on Saturday 26th November at 12 noon in St Johns Comprehensive School. Please save this date. We are now collecting donations for the various stalls and there is a list at the back of the church with suggestions including bottles, teddies, toys, puzzles, Christmas decorations, Christmas goodies, toiletries, bags, scarves etc. Ideas are most welcome. Please let us know if you would like to help or have any queries about the bazaar.

Only 1 weekend left to bring in donations!