Newsletter w/c 26-03-2023

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

 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…..

  • 26: Walter Tasker, Rosemarie Brown, George William Wipfler
  • 27: Norman Albert Potter, Margaret Doris Perkins, Pauline Byrne, Anna Wencyl, Mary Rose McDermott
  • 28: Frederick Samuel Hall, Patrick O’Dea, Iris May Houlihan, Elizabeth Harris, Deborah Maria Sweetman, Louis Lauder
  • 29: Vincent Thomas Windsor, Fred Benton, Dezider Horvath, Jon Anthony Tarbin, Helmet Hevers
  • 30: Walter Grethen, Robert McGinlay, Patrick Halloran, Anne Phyllis Slater, Laurence Benedict O’Connell, Kathleen Fahey, John Twitchett, Mavis Gwendoline Twocock
  • 31: Eileen McCarthy, Baby John Ryan Roger Habib, Kevin Thomas Wallis, Hannah Bizzell
  • 1: Ada Catherine Bogan, Bernard Joseph Miller, George Beresford Kearns, Mary Ann Stewart
  • 2: Peter Whitehead, Bridget Reardon, Stefan Krok, Victor Rubtsov, Mary Louise Fanning

 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. Please, when on admission in the hospital or care home, volunteer the information of your faith as you won’t be asked ordinarily.

LENT: STATIONS OF THE CROSS at St John’s Friday evening at 6.30pm (Confessions 5.30-6.15pm).

After Stations of the Cross we will follow the diocesan LENTEN RETREAT ie 7.30pm in the Cry Room for those people who are able to join us. Everyone welcome to stay.

Family Easter Craft Afternoon  Today (Sunday) in the Coffee Bar 2-4pm

St John’s Primary School Easter Presentation  at St John’s Church this Wednesday 29th March at 6pm. All welcome.

Parish Reconciliation/Confession Service next Saturday 1st April at 10am at St John’s.

Sleep-Out  Next Thursday 30th March, St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School’s Sixth Form will be giving up the warmth and comfort of their beds for the harsh elements, sleeping outside, to raise funds for the House of Mercy. Should you wish to donate to support of The House Of Mercy Sleep-out, please use this link to the Just Giving page.

St Katherine’s, Shorne There will be no 11am First Saturday Mass at St Katherine’s next Saturday. On Easter Sunday Mass will be at 11am at St Katherine’s.

Last weeks collections  First collection: £1181.41, Poor Parishes £410.06. Church Maintenance £ 51.80. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Palm Sunday Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. Palms will be blessed and distributed at all masses.

Southwark Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 18th -25th August this year. Message from Bishop Paul -After the restrictions of the past few years, I’m delighted that we are now once more able to include support for pilgrims who need assistance for medical or mobility reasons. In Lourdes, those who are often marginalised are placed at the centre, and we who travel with them are blessed by their presence. I warmly invite you to join us. For details, please see

School Forms  Fr Moses will be available to sign school forms on Wednesday between 1-4pm in the Presbytery. Please note that the day and times may change each week.

Grace Barrett RIP The family of Grace warmly invite you to join them at this Mass next Sunday 2nd April at 6pm.

Baptisms We welcome into our parish family Patrick Mullen and Amarachukwu Udeozor who were baptized this week.   Application forms for Baptism are available from the back of the Church or the parish office. Families need to attend a talk before the baptism. Please phone or email the office if you wish to attend (Next session is 17th April).

Help  Do you have a spare room or wish to share the rental on a flat? Please speak to one of the priests or contact the    parish office if you are able to help.

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.

Homes for Ukraine Matching Service  Caritas Social Action Network , in partnership with St John of God Hospitaller Services, an international Catholic charity with many services for the vulnerable in the UK & Ireland, are matching Ukrainian people displaced by the brutal war in their country with people in the Catholic community willing to host them in their homes for six months. If you have room in your home & in your heart to consider welcoming a stranger displaced by war, then we’d love to hear from you. Please visit  for more information.

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.

Mass IntentionsIf 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.

Mustard Seed  Bible study every day @ 8.30pm; Lectio Divina on Fridays @ 7.30pm. Please click here for how to join.

Come and Rest  is a contemplative group that meets around the Word of God on Wednesdays 8-9pm. Click here for how to join the Zoom meeting

Divine Mercy Chaplet The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be online at 3pm Monday – Friday. Please 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.

Dona Card Machine We now have a self-service card donation point. It accepts contactless and chip and pin donations for those parishioners who may find this more useful than cash. We will try and have someone with the machine at all masses to help with any enquires about making donations this way.