Newsletter w/c 19-05-2024

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

  • Joseph Perrin – Requiem at St Johns Wednesday 29th May at 12 noon
  • 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

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….

  • 19: Myrtle Alberta Cronin, Grace Caroline Barratt, Merlyn Evans, Agnes Hilda Jones
  • 20: Valerie Ann McConnell-Lawlor
  • 21: Dennis John Butterfield, John Fredrick Neal, Sister Juliana Pennelly, Arpad Zsige
  • 22: John Stephen Little, George John Tuley, Maureen Mary McDonnell, Baby Anna Hedley, Bernard Ronald McLeavey
  • 23: Theresa Mary Sims
  • 24: Harry Mizzen, Desmond Byrne, Frances Beacon, Marjorie Knight
  • 25: John Joseph Lane, Margaret Laura Parker, Joanne Wall, Paul Smith
  • 26: Antony Gibson, Mary Phillips, Sr. Paschal Sheehy, Marie Ellen Dougal, Clive Stanley Robinson   

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.

May Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary  During May the Rosary will be recited 30 minutes before all Masses, especially for peace, joy, love in all our parishioners.

Next Week:  MSP Mission Appeal  Once a year the archdiocese gives the parish opportunity to support the work of the MSP. As a parish we can sponsor the training of a priest and the education of a girl or boy. Please help us with our appeal next weekend 25/26th May in aid of our missionary work. Envelopes are available at the back of the Church for your donations.

Rome The first World Children’s Day will take place in Rome on 26/27th May. Please remember in your prayers Fr Stephen and 26 children and parents who will be attending this event with children from all over the world with Pope Francis.

Sr Elizabeth Sr Elizabeth, our Parish Sister is responding to treatment. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

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

Wedding  Our prayers and congratulations to Ashbeni  Kugathas and Vithusan Soosaiaiyah on their wedding this weekend at St John’s. Please make an appointment to see the Parish Priest if you would like to get married at St John’s.

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.

Last weeks collections  £1346.36. Next week: MSP Appeal. 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.

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 10th June).

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.

Foodbank  Thank you for your generous donations last weekend. We were able to deliver 124.5 kg of much needed food & other essentials to help local families in need. 

Day for Life There will be a Day for Life Novena, which will run from the 23 May to the Feast of the Visitation (31 May) and which will be available on the Bishops’ Conference website.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Catholic maritime charity Stella Maris  Invites parishioners to join an online update and thank you webinar on Tuesday 28th May from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. You will hear about the impact of your generosity on the lives of seafarers, fishers, and their families over the last year. To register for this virtual event, please visit

Date for your diary  We welcome back the popular Summer Concert featuring the Medway Singers along with the  Meopham Brass Band on Saturday 13th July at 7.30pm. This fundraising event is for the Church Renovation project.