Newsletter w/c 01-10-2023

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

  • Alfred Akinola – Requiem at St John’s Tues 3rd Oct 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….

  • 30:  Patrick Cassidy, David Waller, Bridget May Mann, Eileen Bridget Keane
  • 1:  Ellen Wallis, George Alfred Thompson, Robert Crinnion, Frank Higgins
  • 2:  Robert Joseph Donnelly
  • 3:  Michael Thomas O’Neill, Elizabeth Coleman (funeral date), Geraldine Purvis, Laurence Byrne Edwards
  • 4:  John Laplanche
  • 5:  Elizabeth Warner, Sister M. Joseph Imelda O’Reilly, Trevor Frederick Scutts
  • 6:  Mary Cregan, Carmino Cientanni, John Fitzgerald, Kathleen Ellen McGuire, Mary Christina Hyland (Sr Ursula)
  • 7:  Sister M. Evangelist Coyle, Frank Higgins, Antonia Mazzone
  • 8:  Eric Halas, George Edward Inkpen, Mary Ann Hughes, John Crowley, Baby Vincent Louis Rogers, Caroline Victoria Carter, John Joseph Connolly,

 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 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.

International Mass – Celebrating our Unity in Diversity 1st October 2023  (This Sunday) at St John’s Catholic 

 Comprehensive School, DA12 2JW. We want to celebrate our togetherness. We are blessed with diverse nationalities in our parish. Let us celebrate our fraternity with a very special International Mass. We welcome everyone. We thank you all for coming; we thank the committee that stepped in to prepare today’s celebrations. May God grant you peace & love.

There will be no 10.30am Mass at St John’s Church or Denton this Sunday

First Holy Communion Preparation for Children at Non Catholic Schools Application forms are now available at the back of the Church. Sr Elizabeth will start preparation classes on Saturday 14th October. Please return completed forms to the parish office or hand to one of the Priests by the end of September.

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.

Baptism We welcome into our parish family Emmanuella Onilela who was baptized last weekend.

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/email the office if you wish to attend (Next session is Monday 9 Oct).

Last weeks collections  £1,653.90. Thank you for your continued generosity. Thank you to all those people who also pay by standing order and contactless and your continued support.

Cafod Family Fast Day This Friday, 6th October. Envelopes are available at the back of the church for your donations. There will be a second collection at all Masses next weekend for Cafod.

200 Club  September Winners 1st: £55 – Tom Sloan, 2nd:  £35 – Denise Langendjk, 3rd: £25 – Cynthia Tarbin,                   4th: £15 – Helen Perin. We held the draw on Wednesday 13th September in the Coffee Bar. Thank you for your support.

We invite you to join the 200 Club. £20 buys 12 months’ worth of draw entries starting from the end of October. The draw takes place each month.  Prizes 1st – £55, 2nd – £35, 3rd- £25, 4th – £15, Forms available at the back of the church. Please return  in an envelope marked ‘200 Club’ .

Prisoners Sunday. Next Sunday, 8th October is a day of prayer for prisoners and their families

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.

First Friday – Divine Mercy to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be held in the Church this Friday 6th October It will start at 3pm with Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Exposition and Mass. All are welcome to join us.

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 7th October.

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.

School Forms We will be available to sign school forms on Thursday between 12-2pm in the Presbytery. Please note that the day and times may change each week.

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation  Pope Francis has established 1st September to 4th October, the feast of St Francis of Assisi to pray for our common home and as a parish we will celebrate this time. Pope Francis has asked us to “join our Christian brothers and sisters in the commitment to care for creation as a sacred gift from the Creator.” There will be 2 Masses on Wednesday 4th October at 12 noon and 7pm to celebrate this season.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal   Do you desire living more fully, more spiritually and discovering and putting your gifts at God’s service? This may be a group to try. We meet on Fridays at 7pm in St John’s Church