Newsletter w/c 25-06-2023

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

  • Henry Love – Service at Thamesview Crematorium Tuesday 27th June at 4pm
  • Paul Carter – Requiem at St John’s Mon 10th July at 11am
  • Caroline Cox – Requiem at St Johns Thurs 13th July at 11am
  • Anne Pender – Reception 13th July 4.30pm & Requiem at St John’s Friday 14th July at 10.30am
  • Paddy Kenny – died 17/6/23 repatriated to Ireland

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….

  • 25: Alfred Strickland, Barry Holland, Roger Harkin, Jack Buckley, Kenneth George Argent, Bridget Theresa Martin, Francis (Frank) Redmond, Philip Leach, William Smyth
  • 26: Reginald Panter, Sister M. Kevin Carr, Vera Magee, Lilian Eva Doyle
  • 27: Lydia Geraldine Maxwell Harrison
  • 28: Thomas Hugh Gallagher, Matthew O’Neill, Catherine Kelly, Stephen Clive Finch, Julia Mary Lear, Albert Stapley, Patrick Joseph Smithers, Przemyslaw Zawadzki
  • 29: Elizabeth Jessie Costello, Sister M. Teresa Donnelly, Frank Edward Aldrich, Alexandra Maud Pender, Patrick Joseph Cummins, Mary Miles, Valarie Ann Ricketts, Dorothy May Jackson, Kiwi Rocket,
  • 30: Sarah Price, James Green, Walter Thomas Everden, Richard Dougal, Eddie Neary, Lydia Ann Pryor, Antonia Angelina Lamb
  • 1:   Doris Mary Robinson, Annie Kate Rudge, Sheila Seddon
  • 2:   Jeana Pamela Cientanni, Antica Zovko, Maureen Cook 

May they rest in peace



St Peter and St Paul Thursday 29th June and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be 9.15am (St John’s School), 12 noon and 7pm. There will be a collection for Peter’s Pence.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist & The Word    Recollection for Eucharistic ministers and readers on the feast of St Peter and St Paul, Thursday 29th June at 6pm with Mass at 7pm.

The Relics of St. Columba will be coming to our parish on 29th June. There will be opportunities for parishioners to venerate the relics of  St. Columba June after the 7pm  evening Mass (for St. Peter and St. Paul).

Baptisms We welcome into our parish family Cooper Knight, Frank Ezeh Ogochukwu, Lucy Ezeh Ogochukwu and Mark Bezrodniy where was 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 this Monday 10th July).

Medway Singers Saturday 24th June at 7.30pm  Thank you to everyone who supported the concert.

Last weeks collections  £1237.61. Day for Life £319.79. Anonymous donation: £710.00 (Leaking roof). Thank you for your continued generosity.

Sr Helen HHCJ  will be at all Masses next weekend  to sell their CD’s and raise funds for the Physically Challenged.

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

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 contact the parish office or speak to Fr Moses.

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.

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.

Divine Mercy Chaplet The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be online at 3pm Monday – Friday. Click here for how to join the online meetings as well as the prayers if you wish to say the Chaplet privately.

Come and Rest in Me  is a contemplative group that meets around the Word of God on Wednesdays 8-9pm. Click here for the zoom link.

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

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.

First Saturday Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary  On the first Saturday of each month a service will be held 11.30-12.30pm in the Church. It was first mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima on 13 July 1917. Everyone is welcome to join us in prayer next Saturday 1st July.

Knights of St Columba Dinner Dance & Fund Raising Saturday 15th July @ 5-9pm  The funds raised will be vital particularly for Youth work. The tickets: £30 for couples and £20 for singles. There  will be a grand raffle draw on the day with various great hampers and prizes. We are kindly requesting donations of hamper items including: wine, drinks, chocolates, etc. Venue: Riverside Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend DA12 2JY. Tickets available from any of the KSC or Br Victor Achu on 07852746022 or the parish office.

200 Club  June Winners 1st: £55 – Karen Gent, 2nd:  £35 – Nicola Balzan, 3rd: £25 – Gregory Otsu,  4th: £15 – Bernadette Turner. We held the draw on Wednesday 7th June in the Coffee Bar. Thank you for your support.

Mass in Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage, Sept. 23rd, 3pm, at St George’s Cathedral  If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th + wedding anniversary this year, please let Fr Moses or the parish office know as soon as possible, and no later than the end of July, providing the following details:  your names in the format John and Mary Smith, your email address, home address, the anniversary you are celebrating, so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop for the renewal of vows during Mass.

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 especially Jude Mordi and Matthew Barron & those who care for them and their families. Please, when on admission in the hospital or care home, volunteer the information of your faith as you won’t be asked ordinarily.