Newsletter w/c 12-05-2024

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

  • Veronica Mary Connolly – Requiem at St John’s Mon 3 June @11am
  • Marina Alexandra Knell – Requiem at St John’s Tues 4 June @11.30am
  • Peter Marcantonio – Reception into St John’s Wed 5 June & Requiem 6 June @11am
  • Joseph Perrin – details to follow

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….

  • 12: Annie Drayner, Mary Feaheny, Ronald Carter, Alexander Dunlop McBryde, Michael Patrick Murray
  • 13: Joan Clifford, Vera Eileen Marjorie Porter
  • 14: James Anthony Casey
  • 15: Fr. William Kilmartin, Katherine Murrary McDonach, Brigid McDaid, Jean Eavis, Kathleen Agnes Hunt, June Mary Worsley, Oonagh Chapman
  • 16: Florence Healy, John Zazzi, Thomas Gibson, James Terence McGinn, Marjorie Louisa Edith Sibbons, Michael Edward Flint, Robert Allan Marshall, Catherine Harris
  • 17: Dennis John Reardon
  • 18: John Griffin, Mary Kelly, Joseph Meaney, John Lindsay, Mary Everden, John Brenchley, Ann Elizabeth Gethen, Alan Mantripp
  • 19: Myrtle Alberta Cronin, Grace Caroline Barratt, Merlyn Evans, Agnes Hilda Jones 

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.

Novena to the Holy Spirit Please join us at 8pm every evening through the parish website  for the Novena to the Holy Spirit until Saturday

May Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary  During May the Rosary will be recited 30 minutes before all Masses.

Altar Servers Congratulations to our Altar Servers. Although a wet day at Aylesford, we had 19  servers to celebrate the Mass which included 10 new servers enrolled.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Christ is really present in the Blessed Sacrament; come and talk heart to heart with Him, either on Wed (10am-12noon) or Sat after 10am Mass until 12.30pm; or 1st Friday 24 hour Adoration

Monthly Tea/Coffee -Today (Sunday) there will be tea and coffee served in the Coffee Room after 10.30 am Mass. You are most welcome to the Coffee bar after Mass for the refreshments and fellowship.  

 Baptism 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 13th May).

Fr Vincent Omokpakpo msp Fr Vincent’s Induction Mass as Parish Priest will be held on Thursday 23rd May at 7pm at The Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Brixton (SW9 0TQ). You are welcome to celebrate with him.

Fr Innocent Abonyi msp will be celebrating his Silver Jubilee of his Priestly Ordination on Friday 5th July with Mass at    Our Lady Star of the Sea, Llandudno for anyone able to make the journey. We will organise a card nearer the time.

Foodbank There will be a collection at all masses next weekend 11/12th May. The most need items are tuna, soup, squash, custard, rice pudding, sweets/treats. Thank you for helping families most in need.

Last weeks collections  £1321.97. Thank you for your continued generosity and also to those people who pay by standing order and contactless.  Gift aid, standing order, bank details are available at the back of the Church or contact the parish office.

KSC Dinner Dance 3 August 5.30-9.30pm  Dear Parishioner, We are delighted to invite you to KSC Dinner/Dance and Fund Raising event. Please see flyer for full details. We wish to raise funds for St John’s & Our Lady of the Assumption, Northfleet, particularly youth competitions. Tickets are £25 per person available from a member of the Knights. On the night there will be a grand raffle draw with great hampers and prizes. Please buy a ticket and enjoy a great evening with music, dance, relaxation and interaction.

Booking Mass IntentionsEnvelopes for Masses are available at the back of the Church, write the intention and put the stipend in the envelope. Please do not use the Dona Machine for Mass stipends.

Marriage Banns Weronika Babiarz a parishioner will be marrying Lukasz Pawel Pietkowski in Poland. If  anyone knows of any impediments to this union please inform Fr Moses.

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.

Wednesday Tea/Coffee  Refreshments are served in the Coffee bar after 12 noon Mass. All welcome.

Catholic Charismatic Group meetings resuming Fridays at 7pm in the Church. You’re all welcome to come and listen, pray and share your faith.

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

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. Please see the parish website for prayer groups.

Stewardship Drive  We are each uniquely gifted, and called to serve the community with our talents; Please remember to return your commitment cards to one of the Priests, a steward or the Presbytery.

Right of Life Ask your MP to support the abortion time limit reduction amendment and oppose abortion up to birth Support an amendment to lower the abortion time limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks and oppose abortion up to birth amendments. Research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 or 23 weeks gestation can now survive outside the womb. Collect a postcard today from the back of the church and post it to your MP in support of this amendment! Email your MP by visiting and before the debate on Wednesday 15 May.