Newsletter w/c 02-07-2023

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

  • 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
  • Catherine Cientanni died on Saturday 24th June 2023. 

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….

  • 2: Jeana Pamela Cientanni, Antica Zovko, Maureen Cook
  • 3: John William Amos, Connell Lawrence Doherty, Sister Rita Kavanagh, Sean Francis Erangey
  • 4: Michael Raymond Crilly, Anouska Wendy Noel Mitchell, Jean Marie Cracknell, Kathleen Turnbull, Bridget Mary Hardy,
  • 5: Cyril Birch, Anthony John Lawrence, Jessie Buck, Ellen Bridget Burburry, Ernest Ramsey, Baby Joseph Ferguson, Benjamin Joseph Abeydeera, Barbara Amy Meadows
  • 6: John Nunn, Phyllis O’Brien, Gerard Pierre Joseph Cartier, Rodney Dennis Rixson
  • 7: Robert Francis McGinley, Patrick Arthur Ray, Joseph Patrick Connolly, David Wilson, Margaret Mary Lovatt
  • 8: Robert Matheson, Anthony Hand, Margaret Murphy, Alban Adolphin Toppin, Joan Winifred Martin
  • 9: Agnes Jessie Smith, Bernard O’Kane, Sister M. Anthony Dunne, Bridget Eileen Buckley,

May they rest in peace… 


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

Baptisms We welcome into our parish family Evie-Rose Igbako who  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 Summer Concert Thank you to everyone who came and supported our concert last week. It was a lovely occasion and we raised the magnificent sum of £847.52 towards roof repairs.

Last weeks collections  £1161.71.  Thank you for your continued generosity. Throughout July the wallbox at the back of the Church will be for your Peter’s Pence donations.

Next Sunday Sea Sunday: There will be a second collection for Stella Maria (formerly Apostleship of the Sea). It is when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Seafarers and fishers play a vital role in all of our lives, but they  often work in difficult, hazardous conditions. In the last year, more crews have been abandoned by their employers than ever before. Many are still being denied the right to leave their ships for even a short break away from the relentless noise and pressure onboard., or by texting ‘SEA’ to 70460 to donate £5.

Confirmation & First Holy Communion  We welcome the children and their families next Wednesday 5th July at 2.30pm when they will receive their First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

175th Anniversary of St George’s Cathedral Solemn Mass at 6 pm on Tuesday 4 July, at which Archbishop John Wilson will preside. Everyone welcome to attend.

First Friday – Hour of Mercy will be held in the Church this Friday 7th July. It will start at 2.30pm with Rosary, 3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet and Exposition, 3.30pm Mass. All are welcome to join us.

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.

Wednesday Tea/Coffee  Come and join the fellowship after the 12 noon Mass on Wednesday. We will draw the numbers for the 200 club on Wednesday.

Foodbank We will be collecting donations for the Foodbank at all Masses next weekend 8th & 9th July . The most needed items are, Biscuits & Crackers, Custard, Tinned Veg, Tinned Meat & Pies, Tinned Salmon & Pilchards, Sweets & Chocolate Bars, Instant Mash, Squash, Ketchup & Mayo and Coffee. Thank you for your support to local families in need.

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. Please 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.

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, 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.